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Best Oscar Prediction Winners for 2014

The ACADEMY AWARDS Have Been Given Out for 2014 [two-zero-one-four]. WINNERS Have Been CHOSEN. It Really Is Okay To WIN. It’s An HONOR To Be CHOSEN By Your PEERS In The FIELD of WORK You Have Chosen. ALL the NOMINEES Were Amazing. Deep Down Even Though I Chose SEVEN [7] of the Top TEN [10] CORRECTLY I Feel If We ALL Watched Every Film & Every ACTOR We Would SEE Amazing PERFORMANCES & Feel Renewed In ALL the CREATIVITY. Congratulations To All NOMINEES & A STANDING OVATION For Those CHOSEN To Take Home the GOLDEN STATUE. No losers here. ALL WINNERS. It Was A Wonderful JOY Filled Evening. Ellen Was PERFECT. To FIND OUT Who the CHOSEN WERE Look Further Down the Page. :D JK

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PREDICTIONS OF WINNERS FOR TOP EIGHT [8] OSCAR CATEGORIES
86th Academy Awards nominees
March 2, 2014 — Host: Ellen DeGeneres

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Best Picture

American Hustle
Captain Phillips
Dallas Buyers Club
Gravity
Her
Nebraska
Philomena
***WINNER***12 Years a Slave THINK WILL WIN / WANT TO WIN***WINNER***
The Wolf of Wall Street

3 12-years-a-slave-nomination

12 Years a Slave
Nomination Best Picture Oscar 2014
My Pick To Win

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4 best directors nominee 2014

Oscar’s Best Director Nominees 2014

Best Directing

American Hustle (David O. Russell)
WINNER***Gravity (Alfonso Cuarón)***WINNER
Nebraska (Alexander Payne)
12 Years a Slave (Steve McQueen) THINK WILL WIN / WANT TO WIN
The Wolf of Wall Street (Martin Scorsese)

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Steve McQueen
Nominee Best Director [2014]
12 Years a Slave
My Pick To Win

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5 best actor nominees row names underneath photos

Best Actor in a Leading Role

Christian Bale (American Hustle)
Bruce Dern (Nebraska)
Leonardo DiCaprio (The Wolf of Wall Street) WANT TO WIN / THINK WILL WIN
Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) WANT TO WIN /VERY TORN W/ LEO
WINNER***Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club)***WINNER

6 best actor noms oscars 2014

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Leonardo DiCaprio
Nominee Best Actor 2014
The Wolf of Wall Street
My Pick To Win

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8 best actress noms all on board TRIM

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Amy Adams (American Hustle)
WINNER***Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine) THINK WILL WIN / WANT TO WIN***WINNER
Sandra Bullock (Gravity)
Judi Dench (Philomena)
Meryl Streep (August: Osage County)

9 Oscar Best_Actresses 2014

Best Actress Oscar Nominees 2014

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Cate Blanchett
Best Actress Oscar Nominee 2014
Blue Jasmine
My Pick To Win

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11 best supporting actors oscar 2014

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Barkhad Abdi (Captain Phillips)
Bradley Cooper (American Hustle)
Michael Fassbender (12 Years a Slave)
Jonah Hill (The Wolf of Wall Street)
WINNER***Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club) THINK WILL WIN / WANT TO WIN***WINNER

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Jared Leto
Nominee Best Supporting Actor Oscar 2014
Dallas Buyer’s Club
My Pick To Win

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Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine)
Jennifer Lawrence (American Hustle)
WINNER***Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave) THINK WILL WIN / WANT TO WIN***WINNER
Julia Roberts (August: Osage County)
June Squibb (Nebraska)

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Lupita Nyongo
Nominee Best Supporting Actress Oscar 2014
12 Years a Slave
My Pick To Win

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Best Adapted Screenplay

Before Midnight (Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke) WANT TO WIN
Captain Phillips (Billy Ray)
Philomena (Steve Coogan, Jeff Pope)
WINNER***12 Years a Slave (John Ridley) THINK WILL WIN***WINNER
The Wolf of Wall Street (Terence Winter)

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Blue Jasmine
Nominee Best Original Screenplay Oscar 2014
Woody Allen
My Pick To Win

Best Original Screenplay

American Hustle (Eric Warren Singer, David O. Russell)
Blue Jasmine (Woody Allen) THINK WILL WIN / WANT TO WIN
Dallas Buyers Club (Craig Borten, Melisa Wallack)
WINNER***Her (Spike Jonze)***WINNER
Nebraska (Bob Nelson)

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On Monday, 3rd March 2014,  I will add to this post those who actually did take home an Oscar in the Top Eight [8]. To have a look at how precise or imprecise my foretelling is, check back here on Expats Post to discover the results.  :-) JK

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16 Frozen animated nominee pic & song

Frozen
Oscar Nominee Best Animated Feature 2014
My Pick To Win
“Let It Go”
Frozen
Oscar Nominee Best Song
My Pick To Win

Two Categories I Have Strong Feelings For

Best Animated Feature

The Croods (Chris Sanders, Kirk DeMicco, Kristine Belson)
Despicable Me 2 (Chris Renaud, Pierre Coffin, Chris Meledandri)
Ernest & Celestine (Benjamin Renner, Didier Brunner)
WINNER***Frozen (Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee, Peter Del Vecho)  THINK WILL WIN / WANT TO WIN***WINNER
The Wind Rises (Hayao Miyazaki, Toshio Suzuki)

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Best Original Song

Happy (Despicable Me 2)
WINNER***Let It Go (Frozen)  THINK WILL WIN / WANT TO WIN***WINNER
The Moon Song (Her)
Ordinary Love (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom)

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THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES ARE FOR
CONVENIENCE SAKE IF YOU LIKE TO KEEP
TRACK. I HAVE NO IDEA WHO WILL WIN.

Best Cinematography

The Grandmaster (Philippe Le Sourd)
WINNER***Gravity (Emmanuel Lubezki)***WINNER
Inside Llewyn Davis (Bruno Delbonnel)
Nebraska (Phedon Papamichael)
Prisoners (Roger A. Deakins)

Best Costume Design

American Hustle (Michael Wilkinson)
The Grandmaster (William Chang Suk Ping)
WINNER***The Great Gatsby (Catherine Martin)***WINNER
The Invisible Woman (Michael O’Connor)
12 Years a Slave (Patricia Norris)

Best Documentary Feature

The Act of Killing (Joshua Oppenheimer, Signe Byrge Sørensen)
Cutie and the Boxer (Zachary Heinzerling, Lydia Dean Pilcher)
Dirty Wars (Richard Rowley, Jeremy Scahill)
The Square (Jehane Noujaim, Karim Amer)
WINNER***20 Feet from Stardom (Nevil-Freson-Rogers)***WINNER

Best Documentary Short

CaveDigger (Jeffrey Karoff)
Facing Fear (Jason Cohen)
Karama Has No Walls (Sara Ishaq)
WINNER***The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life (Malcolm Clarke, Nicholas Reed)***WINNER
Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall (Edgar Barens)

Best Film Editing

American Hustle (Jay Cassidy, Crispin Struthers, Alan Baumgarten)
Captain Phillips (Christopher Rouse)
Dallas Buyers Club (John Mac McMurphy, Martin Pensa)
WINNER***Gravity (Alfonso Cuarón, Mark Sanger)***WINNER
12 Years a Slave (Joe Walker)

Best Foreign Language Film

The Broken Circle Breakdown (Belgium)
WINNER***The Great Beauty (Italy)***WINNER
The Hunt (Denmark)
The Missing Picture (Cambodia)
Omar (Palestine)

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

WINNER***Dallas Buyers Club (Adruitha Lee, Robin Mathews)***WINNER
Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (Stephen Prouty)
The Lone Ranger (Joel Harlow, Gloria Pasqua-Casny)

Best Original Score

The Book Thief (John Williams)
WINNER***Gravity (Steven Price)***WINNER
Her (William Butler, Owen Pallett)
Philomena (Alexandre Desplat)
Saving Mr. Banks (Thomas Newman)

Best Production Design

American Hustle (Judy Becker, Heather Loeffler)
Gravity (Andy Nicholson, Rosie Goodwin, Joanne Woollard)
WINNER***The Great Gatsby (Catherine Martin, Beverley Dunn)***WINNER
Her (K.K. Barrett, Gene Serdena)
12 Years a Slave (Adam Stockhausen, Alice Baker)

Best Animated Short Film

Feral (Daniel Sousa, Dan Golden)
Get a Horse! (Lauren MacMullan, Dorothy McKim)
WINNER***Mr. Hublot (Laurent Witz, Alexandre Espigares)***WINNER
Possessions (Shuhei Morita)
Room on the Broom (Max Lang, Jan Lachauer)

Best Live Action Short Film

Aquel No Era Yo (That Wasn’t Me) (Esteban Crespo)
Avant Que De Tout Perdre (Just Before Losing Everything) (Xavier Legrand, Alexandre Gavras)
WINNER***Helium (Anders Walter, Kim Magnusson)***WINNER
Pitääkö Mun Kaikki Hoitaa? (Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?) (Selma Vilhunen, Kirsikka Saari)
The Voorman Problem (Mark Gill, Baldwin Li)

Best Sound Editing

All Is Lost (Steve Boeddeker, Richard Hymns)
Captain Phillips (Oliver Tarney)
WINNER***Gravity (Glenn Freemantle)***WINNER
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (Brent Burge, Chris Ward)
Lone Survivor (Wylie Stateman)

Best Sound Mixing

Captain Phillips (Chris Burdon, Mark Taylor, Mike Prestwood Smith, Chris Munro)
WINNER***Gravity (Skip Lievsay, Niv Adiri, Christopher Benstead, Chris Munro)***WINNER
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (Christopher Boyes, Michael Hedges, Michael Semanick, Tony Johnson)
Inside Llewyn Davis (Skip Lievsay, Greg Orloff, Peter F. Kurland)
Lone Survivor (Andy Koyama, Beau Borders, David Brownlow)

Best Visual Effects

WINNER***Gravity (Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, Dave Shirk, Neil Corbould)***WINNER
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton, Eric Reynolds)
Iron Man 3 (Christopher Townsend, Guy Williams, Erik Nash, Dan Sudick)
The Lone Ranger (Tim Alexander, Gary Brozenich, Edson Williams, John Frazier)
Star Trek Into Darkness (Roger Guyett, Patrick Tubach, Ben Grossmann, Burt Dalton)

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  • http://www.deanwalker.wordpress.com Dean Walker

    There are still a lot of films on this list that I haven’t seen yet and want to. However, I did see Blue Jasmine and when I walked out of the theater I said to my friend, “Cate Blanchett’s acting performs just might have been the best performance I have ever seen.” I can’t think of a more powerful performance in a play, TV, or on film. I hope she wins!
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  • http://thesecretkeeper.net/ Jennifer Kiley

    I agree, Cate Blanchett was in top form in her performance as Jasmine. The honors of taking home the Oscar should be hers. In my second time watching Blue Jasmine, my partner gave me a great observation. She told me Cate was playing Blanche Dubois. If you think about it or maybe you saw the shadow comparison. Blue Jasmine plays homage to Tennessee Williams’ ‘A Streetcar Named Desire.’ What a different view I watched it through the second time. Gave it a whole new experience. There are still films on the Oscar list I have yet to see, also. Soon though. Have fun Sunday Night watching the Academy Awards. Been watching since West Side Story won for Best Picture. I was little then but I fell in love with the Gold Statue. Thank you, Jk
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      Jennifer, As soon as you said Blanche Dubois I saw the connection. Fantastic observation. Jasmine definitely was relying on the “kindness of strangers” as she was breaking-down. Nice one!
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      • http://thesecretkeeper.net/ Jennifer Kiley

        “I’ve always relied on the kindness of strangers.” One of the brilliant lines of theatre. So well said by Vivian Leigh. It does wonders to your mind having that nugget of observation & brings pleasure to your viewing experience. :-) Jk
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  • Cher Duncombe

    What a stellar article, Jennifer! Sadly, I have not seen any of these films yet, but I do think 12 Years a Slave will take Best Actor and Best Film. I will watch Cate Blanchett when she appears in a film not done by Woody Allen. I know we disagree on this person, but for some years now, I have not watched anything Woody Allen has done. His actions in his personal life are too perverted for me to get passed, though I am aware he still has many fans. My own personal boycott.

    I really look forward to your follow-up after the Oscars. It is always a fun night. Again, superbly presented article!

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    • http://thesecretkeeper.net/ Jennifer Kiley

      I would never try to influence a position you feel strongly about in relation to the subject of children and harm. Disagreeing is ok. Children being safe and having a secure childhood is extremely important to us both.

      Since I am a total fan of Cate Blanchett & you have seen some of her films, I have been trying to figure out a suggestion as to what film of hers you should see next, omitting Blue Jasmine. Two or three films come to mind. I think the other choices you might have seen. The first two, I feel are excellent films. 1st. Veronica Guerin. 2nd. Notes on a Scandal. The 3rd I think you may have seen. If I am wrong, it is really amusing, wild, and romantic. So, 3rd. Bandits.

      Just finished watching “The Independent Spirit Awards.” Love them. Every year on IFC the eve before the Oscars. Loved their choices. I am so thrilled by Great Films & Great Awards Shows, the Oscars being the most dynamic and longest in existence. The first major celebration of the film industry in history.

      Do you know why they make a big deal about the length of acceptance speeches? Greer Garson. When she won Best Actress for her portrayal of the Lead Character in “Mrs. Miniver,” she went on & on & on. She is brilliant in her performance & just wanted to gush. She WON!!! Who doesn’t get excited.

      Thank you Cher for your encouraging words. I am imagining how the Oscars with be with Ellen & I love it when I care about so many of the nominees. The Oscars will be as special as they can be & I will make the after announcement as special as I am able to make it. It all shall be fun. ;-) :D Jk
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