Oscar Predictions: September Update

School has been making those last few weeks pretty hectic on me, but I have time to look at the oscars now. So what trailers came out the past month?

Most prominently is the trailer for Monuments Men. This looks like a mix between Inglorious Basterds and Argo, and it seems like the kind of movie that wins Best Picture. But will it? A lot of early frontrunners, don’t make it up to the stage at the end of the year. But if Monuments Men doesn’t win Best Picture, what will? Wolf Of Wall Street? They gave Scorsese his oscar seven years ago. Her? Too obscure for the academy. American Hustle? May be too similar to Silver Linings Playbook. The film that seems to have the most buzz is 12 Years A Slave, so as of now, that’s the one i’m predicting.

Also, we have Dallas Buyers Club. I’m excited for this one. Looks like it could easily bring McConaughey and Leto nominations.

BEST PICTURE

August: Osage Country
The Butler
Captain Phillips
The Counselor
Her
Inside Llewyn Davis
The Monuments Men
Saving Mr. Banks
*12Years A Slave*
The Wolf Of Wall Street

BEST DIRECTOR

Joel & Ethan Coen, Inside Llewyn Davis
Paul Greengrass, Captain Phillips
*Steve McQueen, 12 Years A Slave*
Spike Jonze, Her
Martin Scorsese, The Wolf Of Wall Street

BEST ACTOR

*Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf Of Wall Street*
Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years A Slave
Tom Hanks, Captain Phillips
Matthew McConaughey, The Dallas Buyers Club
Joaquin Phoenix, Her

BEST ACTRESS

*Amy Adams, American Hustle*
Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Judi Dench, Philomena
Emma Thompson, Saving Mr. Banks
Julia Roberts, August: Osage County

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

John Goodman, Inside Llewyn Davis
*Tom Hanks, Saving Mr. Banks*
Jonah Hill, The Wolf Of Wall Street
Michael Fassbender, Twelve Years A Slave
Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Cameron Diaz, The Counselor
Catherine Keener, Captain Phillips
Margo Martindale, August: Osage Country
*Meryl Streep, August: Osage County*
Oprah Winfrey, The Butler

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

August: Osage Country
Before Midnight
The Monuments Men
12 Years A Slave
*The Wolf Of Wall Street*

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

American Hustle
Blue Jasmine
Her
Inside Llewyn Davis
*Saving Mr. Banks*

BEST FILM EDITING

Captain Phillips
The Counselor
*The Monuments Men*
12 Years A Slave
The Wolf Of Wall Street

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

The Book Thief
Captain Phillips
*Gravity*
Inside Llewyn Davis
12 Years A Slave

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

The Butler
The Great Gatsby
The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug
The Monuments Men
*12 Years A Slave*

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

The Butler
Diana
*The Great Gatsby*
The Monuments Men
Saving Mr. Banks

BEST HAIR & MAKEUP

*The Butler*
The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug
The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Elysium
*Gravity*
The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug
Iron Man 3
Pacific Rim

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

Captain Phillips
Gravity
The Monuments Men
*Saving Mr. Banks*
12 Years A Slave

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

“???”, Black Nativity
“???”, Frozen
“Young And Beautiful”, The Great Gatsby
*”???”, Her*
“Please Mr. Kennedy”, Inside Llewyn Davis

BEST SOUND EDITING

*Captain Phillips*
Rush
Gravity
12 Years A Slave
The Wolf Of Wall Street

BEST SOUND MIXING

Captain Phillips
*Gravity*
Her
Inside Llewyn Davis
The Wolf Of Wall Street

BEST ANIMATED FILM

Despicable Me 2
Ernest & Celestine
*Frozen*
The Little Prince
Monsters University

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

Blue Is The Warmest Color
Child’s Pose
Gloria
Like Father, Like Son
*The Past*

This year is so packed! I can barely squeeze five guys into the nominees. Luckily, I had the courage to predict Original Song as well as Foreign Film.

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