Monday, August 19, 2013

August Oscar Predictions

Foxcatcher is back on the roster.

There have been a lot of changes since I posted my predictions last month. I've added Foxcatcher back to my lineup now that it's been confirmed for release this year. While I've softened on 12 Years a Slave a bit, I've embraced The Secret Life of Walter Mitty as a potential Oscar vehicle. I'm a little hesitant on The Wolf of Wall Street and Fruitvale Station at the moment, but I've left them in the mix for now. I've also become convinced of Oprah's inevitable Oscar win for Lee Daniels' The Butler. Apart from that, these are very similar to my last predictions.

Best Picture:
American Hustle
Foxcatcher
Fruitvale Station
Gravity
Inside Llewyn Davis
The Monuments Men
Saving Mr. Banks
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
12 Years a Slave
The Wolf of Wall Street

Changes: Replaced Before Midnight and The Counselor with Foxcatcher and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Best Director:
George Clooney, The Monuments Men
Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity
Bennett Miller, Foxcatcher
David O. Russell, American Hustle
Martin Scorsese, The Wolf of Wall Street

Changes: Replaced Steve McQueen with Bennett Miller

Best Actor:
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street
Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave
Michael B. Jordan, Fruitvale Station
Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club
Robert Redford, All is Lost

Changes: None

Best Actress:
Amy Adams, American Hustle
Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Judi Dench, Philomena
Julia Roberts, August: Osage County
Emma Thompson, Saving Mr. Banks

Changes: Replaced Sandra Bullock and Meryl Streep with Amy Adams and Julia Roberts

Best Supporting Actor:
Daniel BrĂ¼hl, Rush
Steve Carell, Foxcatcher
Michael Fassbender, 12 Years a Slave
Tom Hanks, Saving Mr. Banks
Jonah Hill, The Wolf of Wall Street 

Changes: Replaced Woody Harrelson with Steve Carell

Best Supporting Actress:
Cameron Diaz, The Counselor
Lupita Nyong'o, 12 Years a Slave
Octavia Spencer, Fruitvale Station
Meryl Streep, August: Osage County
Oprah Winfrey, Lee Daniels' The Butler

Changes: Replaced Amy Adams and Julia Roberts with Meryl Streep and Oprah Winfrey

Best Adapted Screenplay:
August: Osage County
Before Midnight
Foxcatcher
The Monuments Men
The Wolf of Wall Street

Changes: Replaced 12 Years a Slave with Foxcatcher

Best Original Screenplay:
American Hustle
Fruitvale Station
Her
Inside Llewyn Davis
Saving Mr. Banks

Changes: Replaced The Counselor with Her

Best Production Design:
American Hustle
The Great Gatsby
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
The Monuments Men
Saving Mr. Banks

Changes: Replaced 12 Years a Slave with American Hustle

Best Cinematography:
Gravity
Inside Llewyn Davis
Rush
The Secret Life on Walter Mitty
12 Years a Slave

Changes: Replaced The Monuments Men with The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Best Costume Design:
American Hustle
Grace of Monaco
The Great Gatsby
The Monuments Men
Saving Mr. Banks

Changes: None

Best Film Editing:
American Hustle
Captain Phillips
The Monuments Men
Rush
The Wolf of Wall Street

Changes: Replaced Gravity and 12 Years a Slave with American Hustle and The Monuments Men

Best Original Score:
The Book Thief
Gravity
The Monuments Men
Saving Mr. Banks
12 Years a Slave

Changes: Replaced The Immigrant with The Book Thief

Best Original Song:
Frozen
The Great Gatsby
Inside Llewyn Davis
Lee Daniels' The Butler
Turbo

Changes: Replaced Can a Song Save Your Life? and Winter's Tale with Frozen and Lee Daniels' The Butler

Best Makeup and Hairstyling:
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Rush
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Changes: None

Best Sound Mixing:
Captain Phillips
Elysium
Gravity
Inside Llewyn Davis
Rush

Changes: None

Best Sound Editing:
Captain Phillips
Elysium
Gravity
Man of Steel
Rush

Changes: Replaced Star Trek Into Darkness with Man of Steel

Best Visual Effects:
Elysium
Gravity
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Pacific Rim
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Changes: Replaced Man of Steel with The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Best Animated Feature Film: 
Epic
Ernest & Celestine
Frozen
Monsters University
The Wind Rises

Changes: Replaced Turbo with The Wind Rises

Best Foreign Language Film:
China
Denmark
France
Germany
Hong Kong

Changes: Replaced Argentina and Japan with China and Hong Kong

6 comments:

  1. Cool predictions Josh, though I really can't even begin to do something like this but then again you're the Oscar expert :D Wow, is that Mark Rufallo in Foxcatcher?? I almost didn't recognize him.

    I'd love to see Chiwetel Ejiofor and David Oleyowo be nominated in Best Actor and Supporting category respectively, those are two ultra talented Brits.

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    1. Thanks Ruth. I'd hardly call myself an expert though. I'm more of an Oscar fanatic. :D Yeah, I wonder if Ruffalo could get a nomination.

      I think Ejiofor has the better chance, but I could see him getting snubbed.

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  2. Great batch of predix buddy. We see eye to eye on a lot of these, but you still have way more faith than I do in 12 Years a Slave, although I think your Supporting Actor lineup looks VERY possible.

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    1. Thanks pal! I'm hanging on to 12 Years a Slave for now, but I might drop it by next month. Yeah, I think that Supporting Actor lineup could happen. I don't see Roth or Brolin happening, and probably not Leto.

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  3. Man, if these actually came true, we’d have one hell of an Oscar season. I really hope Fruitvale sneaks in for some of the bigger ones.

    And Ejiofor... God, I hope he’s nominated.

    Great work here.

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    1. Thanks man. I'm a little worried that Ejiofor and Jordan might be snubbed, but I hope I'm wrong.

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