Fearless Oscar Predictions 2014

Are are my picks for 2014. Most years, I get around 18/24 picks correct, though last year I got 20/24. Am pretty confident in most of these except for Best Picture (where I almost picked 12 Years a Slave) and Best Supporting Actress (where if support for 12 Years is a soft I’d see Jennifer Lawrence winning). By picking Gravity for Best Picture and Nyong’o for Supporting Actress I’m sort of splitting the difference; gotta get at least one of these correct.

Update: 18/24 this year (winners in bold)

Best Picture: Gravity

Best Actor: Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club)

Best Actress: Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)

Best Supporting Actor: Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club)

Best Supporting Actress: Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave)

Best Director: Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity)

Best Adapted Screenplay: John Ridley (12 Years a Slave)

Best Original Screenplay: David O. Russell and Eric Singer (American Hustle)

Best Foreign Film: Italy, The Great Beauty

Best Documentary Feature: 20 Feet from Stardom

Best Animated Feature: Frozen

Film Editing: Captain Phillips

Best Song: “Let It Go” (Frozen)

Best Original Score: Steven Price (Gravity)

Best Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki (Gravity)

Costume Design: American Hustle

Makeup and Hairstyling: Dallas Buyers Club

Production Design: The Great Gatsby

Sound Editing: Gravity

Sound Mixing: Gravity

Visual Effects: Gravity

Short Film, Live Action: The Voorman Problem

Short Film, Animated: Get a Horse!

Documentary Short Subject: The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life