Oscar Predictions 2013-2014

Best Picture
American Hustle
Captain Phillips
Dallas Buyers Club
12 Years a Slave – Predicted Winner
The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Actor
Christian Bale, American Hustle (Sony Pictures Releasing)
Bruce Dern, Nebraska (Paramount)
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street (Paramount)
Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave (Fox Searchlight)
Matthew McConaughey,  Dallas Buyers Club (Focus Features) – Predicted Winner

Best Actress
Amy Adams, American Hustle (Sony Pictures Releasing)
Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine (Sony Pictures Classics) – Predicted Winner
Sandra Bullock, Gravity (Warner Bros.)
Judi Dench, Philomena (The Weinstein Company)
Meryl Streep, August: Osage County (The Weinstein Company)

Best Supporting Actor
Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips
Bradley Cooper, American Hustle
Michael Fassbender, 12 Years a Slave
Jonah Hill, The Wolf of Wall Street
Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club – Predicted Winner

Best Supporting Actress
Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave – Predicted Winner
Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle
June Squibb, Nebraska
Julia Roberts, August: Osage County
Sally Hawkins, Blue Jasmine

Best Director
American Hustle, David O. Russell
Gravity, Alfonso Cuarón – Predicted Winner
Nebraska, Alexander Payne
12 Years a Slave, Steve McQueen
The Wolf of Wall Street, Martin Scorsese

Best Adapted Screenplay
Before Midnight Written by Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke
Captain Phillips Screenplay by Billy Ray
Philomena Screenplay by Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope
12 Years a Slave Screenplay by John Ridley – Predicted Winner
The Wolf of Wall Street Screenplay by Terence Winter

Best Original Screenplay
American Hustle Written by Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell
Blue Jasmine Written by Woody Allen
Dallas Buyers Club Written by Craig Borten & Melisa Wallack
Her Written by Spike Jonze – Predicted Winner
Nebraska Written by Bob Nelson

Best Animated Feature
Frozen – Predicted Winner
The Croods
The Wind Rises
Despicable Me 2
Ernest & Celestine

Best Cinematography
The Grandmaster, Philippe Le Sourd
Gravity, Emmanuel Lubezki – Predicted Winner
Inside Llewyn Davis, Bruno Delbonnel
Nebraska, Phedon Papamichael
Prisoners, Roger A. Deakins

Best Costume Design
American Hustle, Michael Wilkinson
The Grandmaster, William Chang Suk Ping
The Great Gatsby, Catherine Martin – Predicted Winner
The Invisible Woman, Michael O’Connor
12 Years a Slave, Patricia Norris

Best Documentary Feature
The Act of Killing, Joshua Oppenheimer and Signe Byrge Sørensen
Cutie and the Boxer, Zachary Heinzerling and Lydia Dean Pilcher
Dirty Wars, Richard Rowley and Jeremy Scahill
The Square, Jehane Noujaim and Karim Amer
20 Feet from Stardom, Nominees to be determined – Predicted Winner

Best Documentary Short
CaveDigger, Jeffrey Karoff
Facing Fear, Jason Cohen
Karama Has No Walls, Sara Ishaq
The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life, Malcolm Clarke and Nicholas Reed – Predicted Winner
Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall, Edgar Barens

Best Film Editing
American Hustle Jay Cassidy, Crispin Struthers and Alan Baumgarten
Captain Phillips Christopher Rouse
Dallas Buyers Club John Mac McMurphy and Martin Pensa
Gravity Alfonso Cuarón and Mark Sanger – Predicted Winner
12 Years a Slave Joe Walker

Best Foreign Language Film
The Broken Circle Breakdown Belgium
The Great Beauty Italy – Predicted Winner
The Hunt Denmark
The Missing Picture Cambodia
Omar Palestine

Best Makeup
Dallas Buyers Club Adruitha Lee and Robin Mathews – Predicted Winner
Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa Stephen Prouty
The Lone Ranger Joel Harlow and Gloria Pasqua-Casny

Best Original Score
The Book Thief John Williams
Gravity Steven Price – Predicted Winner
Her William Butler and Owen Pallett
Philomena Alexandre Desplat
Saving Mr. Banks Thomas Newman

Best Original Song
“Alone Yet Not Alone” from Alone Yet Not Alone – Music by Bruce Broughton; Lyric by Dennis Spiegel
“Happy” from Despicable Me 2 –Music and Lyric by Pharrell Williams
“Let It Go” from Frozen – Music and Lyric by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez – Predicted Winner
“The Moon Song” from Her – Music by Karen O; Lyric by Karen O and Spike Jonze
“Ordinary Love” from Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom –Music by Paul Hewson, Dave Evans, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen; Lyric by Paul Hewson

Best Production Design
American Hustle Production Design: Judy Becker; Set Decoration: Heather Loeffler
Gravity Production Design: Andy Nicholson; Set Decoration: Rosie Goodwin and Joanne Woollard
The Great Gatsby Production Design: Catherine Martin; Set Decoration: Beverley Dunn – Predicted Winner
Her Production Design: K.K. Barrett; Set Decoration: Gene Serdena
12 Years a Slave Production Design: Adam Stockhausen; Set Decoration: Alice Baker

Best Animated Short
Feral Daniel Sousa and Dan Golden
Get a Horse! Lauren MacMullan and Dorothy McKim – Predicted Winner
Mr. Hublot Laurent Witz and Alexandre Espigares
Possessions Shuhei Morita
Room on the Broom Max Lang and Jan Lachauer

Best Live Action Short
Aquel No Era Yo (That Wasn’t Me) Esteban Crespo
Avant Que De Tout Perdre (Just before Losing Everything) Xavier Legrand and Alexandre Gavras – Predicted Winner
Helium Anders Walter and Kim Magnusson
Pitääkö Mun Kaikki Hoitaa? (Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?) Selma Vilhunen and Kirsikka Saari
The Voorman Problem Mark Gill and Baldwin Li

Best Sound Editing
All Is Lost Steve Boeddeker and Richard Hymns
Captain Phillips Oliver Tarney
Gravity Glenn Freemantle – Predicted Winner
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Brent Burge
Lone Survivor Wylie Stateman

Best Sound Mixing
Captain Phillips Chris Burdon, Mark Taylor, Mike Prestwood Smith and Chris Munro – Predicted Winner
Gravity Skip Lievsay, Niv Adiri, Christopher Benstead and Chris Munro
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Christopher Boyes, Michael Hedges, Michael Semanick and Tony Johnson
Inside Llewyn Davis Skip Lievsay, Greg Orloff and Peter F. Kurland
Lone Survivor Andy Koyama, Beau Borders and David Brownlow

Best Visual Effects
Gravity Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, Dave Shirk and Neil Corbould – Predicted Winner
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton and Eric Reynolds
Iron Man 3 Christopher Townsend, Guy Williams, Erik Nash and Dan Sudick
The Lone Ranger Tim Alexander, Gary Brozenich, Edson Williams and John Frazier
Star Trek Into Darkness Roger Guyett, Patrick Tubach, Ben Grossmann and Burt Dalton

Nominee Prediction

Updated: 1/13/2013

Best Picture

  • 12 Years a Slave
  • American Hustle
  • August: Osage County
  • The Butler
  • Gravity
  • Her
  • Inside Llewyn Davis
  • Nebraska
  • The Wolf of Wall Street

1/13 UpdateMud Out, Her In

Best Director

  • Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave
  • Alfonso Cuarón, Gravity
  • David O. Russell, American Hustle
  • Coen Brothers, Inside Llewyn Davis
  • Martin Scorsese, The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Actor

  • Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave
  • Forest Whitaker, The Butler
  • Tom Hanks, Captain Philips
  • Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club
  • Leonardo Dicaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street

9/15 Update: Bruce Dern (Nebraska) Out, Tom Hanks In

Best Actress

  • Meryl Streep, August: Osage County
  • Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
  • Sandra Bullock, Gravity
  • Emma Thompson, Saving Mr. Banks
  • Brie Larson, Short Term 12

9/15 Update: Julia Roberts Out, Brie Larson In
1/13 Update: Kate Winslet Out, Emma Thompson In

Best Supporting Actress

  • Luptiza Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave
  • Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle
  • Julia Roberts, August: Osage County
  • Oprah Winfrey, The Butler
  • Octavia Spencer, Fruitvale Station

9/15 Update: June Squibb (Nebraska) Out, Julia Roberts In
1/13 Update: Sarah Paulson Out, Luptiza Nyong’o In

Best Supporting Actor

  • Michael Fassbender, 12 Years a Slave
  • Bradley Cooper, American Hustle
  • James Gandolfini, Enough Said
  • Daniel Brühl, Rush
  • Tom Hanks, Saving Mr. Banks

1/13 Update: Jeremy Renner Out, David Oyelowo Out, John Goodman Out, Bradley Cooper In, James Gandolfini In, Daniel Bruhl In

Best Original Screenplay

  • American Hustle
  • Blue Jasmine
  • Dallas Buyers Club
  • HeR
  • Nebraska

1/13 Update: Inside Llewyn Davis Out, Dallas Buyers Club In

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • 12 Years a Slave
  • August: Osage County
  • Before Midnight
  • Blue is the Warmest Color
  • The Wolf of Wall Street

1/13 UpdateThe Butler Out, August: Osage County In