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2013 Oscar Predictions

I’m notoriously bad at picking nominations, usually because I don’t agree with them in the first place.  So here’s how it goes.  I’ll take a crack at picking the winners, along with telling you who I think should win (based on who was nominated), while throwing my two cents in there as well….oh and this is only for the major categories out there.

Best Supporting Actress: 

Sally Hawkins; Blue Jasmine

Jennifer Lawrence; American Hustle

Lupita Nyong’o; 12 Years a Slave

Julia Roberts; August Osage County

June Squibb; Nebraska

Will win: Jennifer Lawrence – Everyone loves Jennifer Lawrence in American Hustle, and she’s a great actress.  I personally didn’t like the film, and also felt she was incorrectly cast, but what I know.

Should win: June Squibb – She’s absolutely fantastic as Bruce Dern’s wife in Nebraska.  Snarky, rude, and hilarious

 

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


Will win: Jared Leto – He’s brilliant as a drug-addicted transvestite.

Should win: Jared Leto – The guy makes one movie every 10 years or something, so he obviously makes it count.  And he has great hair.  I mean seriously have you seen that guy?

 

 

Best Actress: 

Amy Adams; American Hustle

Cate Blanchett; Blue Jasmine

Judi Dench; Philomena

Meryl Streep; August: Osage County

Sandra Bullock; Gravity

Will win: Cate Blanchett – She’s due for another one.  It’s ben 10 years since she won for best supporting actress.  It’s time for her to take home the big one.

Should win: Cate Blanchett – Again she’s due, and Woody Allen’s film should be rewarded in some fashion.

 

Best Actor:  

Christian Bale; American Hustle

Bruce Dern; Nebraska

Chiwetel Ejiofor; 12 Years a Salve

Matthew McConaughey; Dallas Buyers Club

Leonardo DiCaprio: The Wolf of Wall Street

Will win: Matthew McConaughey  – This is easily the toughest category to pick.  McConaughey and Dicaprio each received an award at the Golden Globes, but I think McConaughey pulls it out here for more serious subject matter and physical transformation

Should win: Leonardo DiCaprio – I think DiCaprio is farrrrr overdo.  I also believe he deserves to win because he defines the entire film.  Without him there is no Wolf of Wall Street.

 

Best Director:

Alfonso Cuaron; Gravity

Steve McQueen; 12 Years a Slave

Alexander Payne; Nebraska

David O. Russell; American Hustle

Martin Scorsese; The Wolf of Wall Street

Will win: Steve McQueen – This is also very hard to pick here.  I think we’re going to go back to seeing the film that wins best picture also win best director.

Should win: Alfonso Cuaron – Gravity is a technical masterpiece and it will win for Visual Effects and perhaps even Sound Editing, but I don’t think Cuaron is going to get the win here.

 

Best Picture:

12 Years a Slave

American Hustle

Captain Phillips

Dallas Buyers Club

Gravity

Her

Nebraska

Philomena

The Wolf of Wall Street

12 Years a Slave film poster.jpg

Will win: 12 Years a Slave – I think this is actually a slam dunk based on what was nominated.  It’s the only film, besides maybe Captain Phillips, that is deemed “important” and the Academy cares about that for some reason.

Should win: Based on what was nominated, in yet another year of nominating way too many films, Nebraska should win.  It’s the most well-written, acted, directed film on this list, and unfortunately it will go unnoticed.

Other picks: Best Cinematography – Nebraska, Animated Feature Film – Frozen, Costume Design – American Hustle, Best Foreign Language Film – The Great Beauty, Visual Effects – Gravity, Sound Editing – Gravity, Sound Mixing – The Hobbit, Film Editing – Gravity,  Adapted Screenplay – 12 Years a Salve, Original Screenplay – American Hustle, Production Design – The Great Gatsby, and a bunch more winners that I have no clue about….

SNUBS!  There’s always a few snubs, and I don’t want to go on and on about what I think got snubbed, but two films stood out.  #1 – It blows my mind that Before Midnight didn’t get more consideration besides best Adapted Screenplay.  It was my favorite film of the year.  #2 – I have no clue why Blue is the Warmest Color wasn’t nominated for Best Foreign Language Film.