Oscar Picks: April Update

Not a whole lot has changed in the past month. I’m going to add Inside Llewyn Davis to a few more categories, because when in doubt, bet on the Coen brothers. For me the hardest part is figuring out which of Tom Hanks’ two performances stands a better chance of an Oscar nod. (Saving Mr. Banks or Captain Phillips). I ultimately think that the academy will do what they did with Jamie Foxx back in 20014, and consider his turn in Saving Mr. Banks more of a supporting role.

By the way, if you’re wondering where John Goodman is, I don’t really think that he has much of a chance. He has a tendency to get lost in ensemble films, and I would suggest he look for a leading role if he wants an Oscar nomination.

BEST PICTURE

The Butler
Captain Phillips
The Counselor
Frozen
Gravity
Inside Llewyn Davis
The Monuments Men
Saving Mr. Banks
Twelve Years A Slave
The Wolf Of Wall Street

BEST DIRECTOR

Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity
George Clooney, The Monuments Men
Lee Daniels, The Butler
Paul Greengrass, Captain Phillips
Martin Scorsese, The Wolf Of Wall Street

BEST ACTOR

Steve Carell, Foxcatcher
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf Of Wall Street
Tom Hanks, Captain Phillips
Matthew McConaughey, The Dallas Buyers Club
Brad Pitt, The Counselor

BEST ACTRESS

Sandra Bullock, Gravity
Meryl Streep, August: Osage Country
Emma Thompson, Saving Mr. Banks
Naomi Watts, Diana
Kate Winslet, Labor Day

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Willem Dafoe, A Most Wanted Man
Johnny Depp, The Lone Ranger
Tom Hanks, Saving Mr. Banks
Michael Fassbender, Twelve Years A Slave
Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Amy Adams, Untitled David O. Russell Film
Jane Fonda, The Butler
Catherine Keener, Captain Phillips
Margo Martindale, August: Osage Country
Julia Roberts, August: Osage Country

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

The Butler
Frozen
Labor Day
The Monuments Men
Wolf Of Wall Street

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

The Counselor
Foxcatcher
Inside Llewyn Davis
Nebraska
Twelve Years A Slave

BEST FILM EDITING

Captain Phillips
Gravity
The Monuments Men
Twelve Years A Slave
The Wolf Of Wall Street

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Gravity
The Great Gatspy
Inside Llewyn Davis
Twelve Years A Slave
The Wolf Of Wall Street

BEST ART DIRECTION

The Butler
Gravity
The Great Gadspy
Oz The Great And Powerful
The Wolf Of Wall Street

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

The Butler
Diana
Captain Phillips
The Great Gadspy
The Wolf Of Wall Street

BEST MAKEUP

The Butler
The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug
Star Trek: Into Darkness

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Gravity
The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug
Man Of Steel
Star Trek: Into Darkness
World War Z

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

Captain Phillips
Frozen
Gravity
The Great Gatspy
The Monuments Men

BEST SOUND EDITING

Captain Phillips
Gravity
Star Trek: Into Darkness
The Wolf Of Wall Street
World War Z

BEST SOUND MIXING

Captain Phillips
Gravity
Inside Llewyn Davis
The Wolf Of Wall Street
World War Z

BEST ANIMATED FILM

Epic
Frozen
Monsters University

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