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posted Friday, February 28 2014 - Volume 42 Issue 09
86th Annual Academy Awards - Predictions
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86th Annual Academy Awards - Predictions

by Sara Michelle Fetters - SGN A&E Writer

For once, it's actually a race.

I'm talking about the 86th annual Academy Awards being handed out this Sunday evening; a trio of popular, critically-acclaimed motion pictures - Alfonso Cuarón's survivalist sci-fi smash Gravity, David O. Russell's '70s-set ABSCAM riff American Hustle, Steve McQueen hard-hitting pre-Civil War slavery melodrama 12 Years a Slave - all in a heated race vying for the top prize. Each of them has momentum, all winning a variety of pre-Oscar awards, making it seem like they, and not their competitor, are the confident frontrunner.

But Best Picture isn't the only hotly contested race.

All of the acting categories, save one (Best Supporting Actor is all but over), have, in theory at least, potential to surprise - Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress, in particular, likely categories to be the showcase for an upset. The latter, in particular, is especially interesting - newcomer Lupita Nyong'o from 12 Years a Slave in a battle with last year's Best Actress winner Jennifer Lawrence of American Hustle, a battle few expected, let alone predicted. (Back-to-back wins are rare, actresses Luise Rainer and Katharine Hepburn the only two to accomplish the feat.)

Other categories of interest?

Best Documentary is also a three-horse race, the uncompromising, socially conscious The Act of Killing and The Square up against the exuberantly celebratory 20 Feet from Stardom. As for Best Animated Feature, legendary animator Hayao Miyazaki's The Wind Rises, purportedly the master filmmaker's final film, is up against Disney's CG princess-themed box office smash Frozen. Best Foreign Language Film is also something of a curiosity, four of the five nominees (Belgium's The Broken Circle Breakdown, Italy's The Great Beauty, Denmark's The Hunt and Palestine's Omar) all contesting for the win.

Expect Gravity to take home the bulk of the technical Oscars (both Sound awards, Visual Effects, Cinematography and Editing feel like done deals). And while American Hustle is without a doubt a frontrunner in multiple categories, it is also just as likely to end up joining that rarified list of double-digit nominees that end up going home empty-handed by evening's end. As for fellow multi-nominated, critical darlings Captain Phillips, Her, The Wolf of Wall Street, Nebraska, Philomena and Dallas Buyers Club, only the latter feels like a film to put much stock in as far as winning an Oscar or two is concerned.

The following are my personal predictions as to who will win Oscars come Sunday night. Make of them what you will.

BEST PICTURE
Nominees - American Hustle, Captain Phillips, Dallas Buyers Club, Gravity, Her, Nebraska, Philomena, 12 Years a
Slave, The Wolf of Wall Street
Will Win - 12 Years a Slave
Should Win - Her

BEST DIRECTOR
Nominees - David O. Russell (American Hustle), Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity), Alexander Payne (Nebraska), Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave), Martin Scorsese (The Wolf of Wall Street) Will Win - Alfonso Cuarón
Should Win - Martin Scorsese

BEST ACTOR
Nominees - Christian Bale (American Hustle), Bruce Dern (Nebraska), Leonardo DiCaprio (The Wolf of Wall
Street), Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave), Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club)
Will Win - Matthew McConaughey
Should Win - Matthew McConaughey

BEST ACTRESS
Nominees - Amy Adams (American Hustle), Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine), Sandra Bullock (Gravity), Judi Dench
(Philomena), Meryl Streep (August: Osage County)
Will Win - Cate Blanchett
Should Win - Amy Adams

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Nominees - 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
Should Win - Barkhad Abdi

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Nominees - Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine), Jennifer Lawrence (American Hustle), Lupita Nyong'o (12 Years a
Slave), Julie Roberts (August: Osage County), June Squibb (Nebraska)
Will Win - Lupita Nyong'o
Should Win - June Squibb

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Nominees - American Hustle, Blue Jasmine, Dallas Buyers Club, Her, Nebraska
Will Win - Her
Should Win - Her

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Nominees - Before Midnight, Captain Phillips, Philomena, 12 Years a Slave, The Wolf of Wall Street
Will Win - 12 Years a Slave
Should Win - Before Midnight

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
Nominees - The Croods, Despicable Me 2, Ernest & Celestine, Frozen, The Wind Rises
Will Win - Frozen
Should Win - The Wind Rises

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Nominees - The Act of Killing, Cutie and the Boxer, Dirty Wars, The Square, 20 Feet from Stardom
Will Win - 20 Feet from Stardom
Should Win - The Square

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Nominees - The Broken Circle Breakdown, The Great Beauty, The Hunt, The Missing Picture, Omar
Will Win - The Great Beauty
Should Win - The Hunt

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Nominees - The Grandmaster, Gravity, Inside Llewyn Davis, Nebraska, Prisoners
Will Win - Gravity
Should Win - Prisoners

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Nominees - American Hustle, The Grandmaster, The Great Gatsby, The Invisible Woman, 12 Years a Slave
Will Win - The Great Gatsby
Should Win - The Grandmaster

BEST EDITING
Nominees - American Hustle, Captain Phillips, Dallas Buyers Club, Gravity, 12 Years a Slave
Will Win - Gravity
Should Win - Captain Phillips

BEST MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING
Nominees - Dallas Buyers Club, Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa, The Lone Ranger
Will Win - Dallas Buyers Club
Should Win - Dallas Buyers Club

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
Nominees - The Book Thief, Gravity, Her, Philomena, Saving Mr. Banks
Will Win - Gravity
Should Win - Her

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
Nominees - 'Happy' (Despicable Me 2), 'Let It Go' (Frozen), 'The Moon Song' (Her), 'Ordinary Love' (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom)
Will Win - 'Let It Go'
Should Win - 'The Moon Song'

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
Nominees - American Hustle, Gravity, The Great Gatsby, Her, 12 Years a Slave
Will Win - The Great Gatsby
Should Win - Her

BEST SOUND EDITING
Nominees - All Is Lost, Captain Phillips, Gravity, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Lone Survivor
Will Win - Gravity
Should Win - Captain Phillips

BEST SOUND MIXING
Nominees - Captain Phillips, Gravity, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Inside Llewyn Davis, Lone Survivor
Will Win - Gravity
Should Win - Captain Phillips

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Nominees - Gravity, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Iron Man 3, The Lone Ranger, Star Trek Into Darkness
Will Win - Gravity
Should Win - Gravity

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT
Nominees - CaveDigger, Facing Fear, Karma Has No Walls, The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life,
Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall
Will Win - The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life
Should Win - CaveDigger

BEST ANIMATED SHORT
Nominees - Feral, Get a Horse!, Mr. Hublot, Possessions, Room on the Broom
Will Win - Get a Horse!
Should Win - Room on the Broom

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT
Nominees - Aquel No Era Yo (That Wasn't Me), Avant Que De Tout Perdre (Just before Losing Everything), Helium,
Pitääkö Mun Kaikki Hoitaa? (Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?), The Voorman Problem
Will Win - Aquel No Era Yo (That Wasn't Me)
Should Win - Pitääkö Mun Kaikki Hoitaa? (Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?)

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