The nominations for the 2014 Academy Awards have been picked and the show is set to air on March 2nd. There are a lot of speculations on who will win this year and my list of winners are very predictable. I was pretty damn good at picking who would be nominated and I hope that my picks of the winners will be accurate as well, but as past awards have told me. It's merely a guessing game at this point. So without any further to do. Here is my complete list of the top winners and loosers of the Oscars this year.
NOTE*** I'm not including many of the techincal ones since I don't know how many of them work. Seriously, best sound mixing and best sound editing is still a foreign concept for me.
The Vern's Oscar winning Predictions
Best Achievement in Cinematography.
Gravity - Emmanuel Lubezki
Inside Llewyn Davis - Bruno Delbonnel
Nebraska - Phedon Papamichael
Prisoners - Roger Deakins
The Grandmaster - Phillipe Le Sourd
Best Achievement in Hair and Makeup
Dallas Buyers Club - Adruitha Lee, Robin Mattews
Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa - Steve Prouty
The Lone Ranger - Joel Harlow, Gloria Pasqua Casny
****Winner**** Bad Grandpa
Best Original Song
Happy - Despicable Me 2
Let it Go - Frozen
Ordinary Love - Mandela: Long walk to Freedom
The Moon Song - Her
***Winner**** Let it Go
on stage. I will be.
Best Adapted Screenplay
Before Midnight - Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke, Richard Linklatter
Captain Phillips - Billy Ray
The Wolf of Wall Street - Terence Winter
Philomena - Steve Coogan, Jeff Pope
12 Years a Slave - John Ridley
*** Winner*** 12 Years a Slave.
Best Original Screenplay.
Her - Spike Jonze
Blue Jasmine - Woody Allen
American Hustle - Eric Warren Singer, David O Russel
Nebraska - Bob Nelson
Dallas Buyers Club - Craig Borten, Melisa Wallack
Best Animated Film
Despicable Me 2
The Wind Rises
Ernest and Celestine
***Winner*** - Frozen
Miyazaki's "The Wind Rises" to take him the gold. I won't be upset at all if my choice doesn't win because it's Hayo "fucking" Miyazaki. "Frozen" however, does have a better chance of winning because it's the more well known of all the nominees.
Best Foreign Language Film
The Broken Circle Breakdown (Belgium)
The Hunt (Denmark)
The Missing Picture (Cambodia)
The Great Beauty (Italy)
****Winner*** The Hunt
Best Supporting Actress
Sally Hawkins - Blue Jasmine
June Squib - Nebraska
Jennifer Lawrence - American Hustle
Julia Roberts - August: Osage County
Lupita Nyong'o - 12 Years a Slave
***Winner*** Jennifer Lawrence
Best Supporting Actor
Jonah Hill - The Wolf of Wall Street
Jared Leto - Dallas Buyers Club
Barkhad Abdi - Captain Phillips
Bradly Cooper - American Hustle
Michael Fassbender - 12 Years a Slave
***WINNER*** Jared Leto
Shame" and now it feels like a pity one instead.
Amy Adams - American Hustle
Sandra Bullock - Gravity
Cate Blanchett - Blue Jasmine
Judi Dench - Philomena
Meryl Streep - Augest: Osage County
****Winner*** Cate Blanchett
Christian Bale - American Hustle
Chiwetel Ejiofor - 12 Years a Slave
Leonardo DiCaprio - The Wolf of Wall Street
Bruce Dern - Nebraska
Matthew McConaughey - Dallas Buyers Club
***WINNER*** Matthew McConaughey
Alfonso Cuaron - Gravity
Steve McQueen - 12 Years a Slave
Alexander Payne - Nebraska
Martin Scorsese - The Wolf of Wall Street
David O Russell - American Hustle
****WINNER***** Alfonso Cuaron
Alright Folks. Are ya ready? Here we go.
12 Years a Slave
The Wolf of Wall Street
Dallas Buyers Club
****WINNER**** 12 Years a Slave
Movies that bring to life a painful event in our history always seem to do good at The Oscars. "12 Years a Slave" is no exception. It's a movie that people can learn from and it shows that films don't have to exist for light entertainment. I won't discount other nominees like "Gravity" and "American Hustle" for taking home the statue that night either. Both were really popular and "Hustle" has already won some big awards already. The fact that any movie is nominated up here should get a huge round of applause from everyone. These are all good movies that deserve to be seen.
There you have it folks. Those are my picks for the 86th Academy Awards. Let me know in the comments if you agree or disagree with my choices. Thanks for visiting.