Saturday, March 1, 2014

OSCAR WATCH: Oscar Predictions

This long awards season comes to an end tomorrow and I could honestly see the night playing out many different ways. I'm not very confident about a lot of these predictions but I think that applies to anyone predicting the Oscars this year. My biggest gamble is 'The Lone Ranger' for Best Makeup & Hairstyling. So ater much deliberation, here are my final predictions for the 86th Academy Awards:

Best Picture
12 Years A Slave

Best Director
Alfonso Cuaron, 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
Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle

Best Adapted Screenplay
12 Years A Slave

Best Original Screenplay

Best Animated Feature

Best Foreign Language Film
The Great Beauty

Best Documentary Feature
20 Feet from Stardom

Best Original Score

Best Original Song
"Let It Go", Frozen

Best Production Design
The Great Gatsby

Best Cinematography

Best Makeup & Hairstyling
The Lone Ranger

Best Costume Design
The Great Gatsby

Best Visual Effects

Best Editing

Best Sound Editing

Best Sound Mixing

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

Best Animated Short
Get a Horse!

Best Live Action Short

Bonus: Click for episode #207 of the LAMBcast where I discussed my predictions in further detail.


  1. Solid predictions! I almost went with Jennifer Lawrence, but she won last year, so that made me decide on Lupita Nyong'o. Could go either way, though.
    20 Feet from Stardom seems like the safe bet, I really hope they honor Act of Killing, which I feel is a bit more groundbreaking.

  2. Some good choices here. Glad to see JLaw in winners list. But apparently I disagree with Best Picture, I went to Gravity, since it easily wins 5 technical categories and directing, so it's well supported throughout all branches.

    But we'll see.

  3. I'll be disappointed if Lawrence and 12 Years win and I think Gravity's cinematography win is unfair since it's pure CGI (I'd have 12 Years win here, actually), but I think you're spot on unless the Academy gets on lemmons... :P Great job, Shane!

  4. 12 Years a Slave is a good pick for Best Picture...I think it'll win but it's going to be interesting. Gravity and The Wolf of Wall Street are its closest contenders in my opinion.

    I've love to see Nebraska get a couple of awards - best actor and best screenplay would be nice.

    Gravity, I suspect, will win the most awards on the night - getting a few technical categories and maybe some of the top ones too.

  5. Nice picks. I love that you're predicting The Lone Ranger in M&H. I wonder if voters will go for it.