My incredibly biased and selective Oscar predictions

(some categories are missing since I either don’t care or haven’t seen the nominated films) 

Best picture  – Dallas Buyers Club

Close second: Captain Phillips

Why: “12 Years a Slave” was boring, “The Wolf of Wall Street” not funny and chauvinistic, “American Hustle” wasn’t as good as DBC and I haven’t seen “Her”, “Gravity”, “Nebraska” or

 

Best director – no idea. What criteria does the Academy use for this category anyway? Judging by the nominated film, I’d say “12 Years a Slave” because that topic is surely heavy on cast and crew.

Best actor – Leonardo DiCaprio, “Wolf of Wallstreet”

Close second: Matthew Mcconaughey “DBC”

Why: I haven’t seen Bruce Dern in “Nebraska”. Chiwetel Ejiofor was good but not “wow!”, and ditto with Christian Bale.

 

Best actress – Amy Adams, “American Hustle”

Close Second: Cate Blanchett – “Blue Jasmine”
Why: I haven’t seen the other actresses’ movies. Amy Adams was brilliant and according to a psychiatrist I know, Blanchett’s portrayal was psychologically accurate.

 

Best supporting actor – Jared Leto, “DBC”

Why: If you’ve seen DBC, the answer is self-evident. Every other nominee was great, but none of them were extraordinary. (Barkhad Abdi, Bradley Cooper, Jonah Hill, Michael Fassbender)

 

Best supporting actress – Jennifer Lawrence,  “American Hustle”
Why: Her performance was stellar! I only saw Lupita Nyong’o in “12 Years a Slave” and neither June Squibb, Julia Roberts, nor Sally Hawkins but I’m sure JenLaw beats all of them.

 

Best original screenplay – American Hustle

Close second: DBC

Why: I was actively thinking “Wow, what a great script” during American Hustle. Every other argument is invalid^^

 

Best adapted screenplay – Captain Phillips

Why: It’s a thrilling movie with great characterisations. Simply brilliant storytelling whereas “12 Years a Slave” was lengthy and “Wolf of Wall Street” just not my thing.

 

Best animated feature – No idea. Only saw Frozen and as a movie it didn’t excite me much.

Best music (original song) – “Let it go” from “Frozen

Why: It’s catchy, it’s profound, it has a popular tag on tumblr… I can go on!

Best cinematography – unfortunately I have seen neither of the nominated pictures… Shame on me!

Best costume design – American Hustle

Why: The costumes complemented the characters and were both hideous as well as beautiful!

 

Best film editing – Captain Phillips

Why: Because editing a thrilling movie brilliantly is hard and Christopher Rouse managed it perfectly. “12 Years a Slave”, “American Hustle” and “Dallas Buyers Club” had their moments of Cinematography Porn, but “Captain Phillips” is still better in my opinion.

 

Best makeup and hairstyling – Dallas Buyers Club

Why: Whoever managed to make Jared Leto the most sensual woman I’ve seen in years and make Matthew Mcconaughey unattractive deserves an Oscar!

 

Best visual effects – Star Trek Into Darkness

Close second: Iron Man 3

Why: Personal bias. Pure personal bias. I don’t care about the actual technical know-how.

 

Best sound mixing / Best sound editing (what’s the difference anyway?) – Captain Phillips

Why: only movie I’ve seen of the nominees

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2 thoughts on “My incredibly biased and selective Oscar predictions

  1. Best picture i think will go to 12 Years a slave.
    Best Director –
    Best Actor- Matthew McConaughey
    Best Actress- Cate Blanchett
    Best Supporting Actress – Jennifer Lawrence
    Best Supporting Actor – Jared Leto
    Best Cinematography – Gravity
    Best Animation – Disney’s Frozen
    Best Costume – 12 Years a slave
    Best Director – Alfonso Cuaron
    These are a few of my predictions as well. I have a longer list haha.

    • and you were right with a lot more than me, but then again, I am very biased and don’t care what the industry thinks hehe

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