The Academy Awards: A Shotgun Oscars Prediction


Best Picture: 12 Years a Slave
Best Actor in a Leading Role: Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club)
Best Actress in a Leading Role: Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)
Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Barkhad Adbi (Captain Phillips)
Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Lupita N’yongo
Best Animated Feature: Frozen (Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee, Peter Del Vecho)
Best Cinematography: Gravity (Emmanuel Lubezki)
Best Costume Design: American Hustle (Michael Wilkinson)
Best Directing: Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity)
Best Documentary Feature: The Act of Killing (Joshua Oppenheimer, Signe Byrge Sorensen)
Best Film Editing: Gravity
Best Foreign Language Film: The Great Beauty (Italy)
Best Makeup and Hairstyling: Dallas Buyers Club
Best Original Score: Her (William Butler, Owen Pallett)
Best Original Song: Let it Go (Frozen)
Best Production Design: Gravity (Andy Nicholson, Rosie Goodwin, Joanne Woollard)
Best Sound Editing: Gravity (Glenn Freemantle)
Best Sound Mixing: Gravity (Skip Lievsay, Niv Adiri, Christopher Benstead, Chris Munro)
Best Visual Effects: Gravity (Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, Dave Shirk, Neil Corbould)
Best Adapted Screenplay: 12 Years a Slave (John Ridley)
Best Original Screenplay: Her

13 thoughts on “The Academy Awards: A Shotgun Oscars Prediction

  1. I think you are pretty spot on there . The only categories that could differ are best supporting actress and best supporting actor. Obviously as you know bafta irritated me with their award for Jennifer Lawrence which could be repeated at the Oscars and Jared Letto is in with great shout too.


    1. It was definitely a tough call! Originally I thought Lawrence had it in the bag, but I have seen so much coverage of Lupita and noticed the buzz surrounding her that I went against my better judgement and followed the guy instinct! I even saw her on the Ellen show, who as I’m sure you know is presenting! And in that show, Ellen presented her with the various magazines she is on the cover of! The good thing is, whether she wins or not, we’ll be sure to see a lot more of Lupita in the future!

      I wouldn’t want to bet money on Supporting Actor, as i know Fassender is very popular (and very good in 12 Years) but also Jared Leto’s performance is oscar worthy. It’s the toughest category in my opinion!

      What do you think about Leonardo DiCaprio getting his first oscar for WOWS? I think the McConaissance should win, but theres a chance DiCaprio could win as an accumulative appreciation!


    1. I certainly wouldn’t mind if he did! It would say a lot about how well actors performances vary in different roles; especially if you look back to his horrible performance in Oliver Stone’s Alexander in comparison to his brilliant transformation in Dallas Buyer’s Club!
      Thanks for reading, hope you enjoy Sunday’s show!


  2. I’m soo behind with my movies this season, I hope to catch up before Sunday. With my limited knowledge, I agree with Best Picture, Actor in Leading role and Director. Best actress… Amy Adams, or Bullock might have chances, but you never know with Meryl Streep. Actor in supporting role, Leto. Best Song, Happy (currently on my running playlist).


    1. I was torn between Happy and Let it Go, but I’m hoping the academy see Happy as a stand alone song, whilst Let it Go is integral to the story. It’s definitely a close one!
      However, I have absolute certainty that Cate Blanchett has Best Actress!
      Have fun catching up with the remaining films this week and thanks for your comment!


    1. haha in a weird way, so do I! I listed them individually without thinking about how many each film got, but when you see that American Hustle only gets won if I’m correct, that can’t be right! There are too many Hollywood favourites involved!


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