Because Why Not: My Oscar Predictions

My Oscar predictions have a history of being thoroughly, spectacularly wrong. But if that didn’t stop me before, why should it stop me now? Here are my wild guesses for how this year’s Academy Awards will play out. Disclaimer: Using this as a guide for your Oscar pool is a surefire way of losing five bucks in your Oscar pool.


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 Animated Feature: Frozen
Best Documentary Feature: The Act of Killing
Best Foreign Language Film: The Hunt, Denmark
Best Original Screenplay: Spike Jonze, Her
Best Adapted Screenplay: John Ridley, 12 Years a Slave
Best Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki, Gravity
Best Editing: Alfonso Cuarón and Mark Sanger, Gravity
Best Song: “Let It Go,” music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, Frozen
Best Score: Steven Price, Gravity
Best Costume Design: Catherine Martin, The Great Gatsby
Best Production Design: Adam Stockhausen (production design) and Alice Baker (set decoration), 12 Years a Slave
Best Makeup and Hairstyling: Adruitha Lee and Robin Mathews, Dallas Buyers Club
Best Sound Editing: Glenn Freemantle, Gravity
Best Sound Mixing: Skip Lievsay, Niv Adiri, Christopher Benstead, and Chris Munro, Gravity
Best Visual Effects: Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, Dave Shirk, and Neil Corbould, Gravity
Best Animated Short: Get a Horse!
Best Documentary Short: The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life
Best Live-Action Short: Helium

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