Oscar Predictions: October Update

Gravity has burst onto the scene with absolutely wonderful reviews. I’ve gotta see this one, and I’ve gotta see it soon. Look for my review sometime in the next week or so. For now, it looks like Gravity is going to be a big contender. Aside from that, not really much has changed with these predictions.

BEST PICTURE

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

BEST DIRECTOR

Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity
*Steve McQueen, 12 Years A Slave*
Spike Jonze, Her
Martin Scorsese, The Wolf Of Wall Street
Ridley Scott, The Counselor

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
Sandra Bullock, Gravity
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
Gravity
Inside Llewyn Davis
*Saving Mr. Banks*

BEST FILM EDITING

Captain Phillips
The Counselor
Gravity
*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*
The Counselor
Rush
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

Child’s Pose
Gloria
The Great Beauty
*The Past*
Renoir

So, the Academy released the lists of submissions for Best Foreign Film, and Blue Is The Warmest Color and Like Father, Like Son weren’t on the list. I replaced them with The Great Beauty and Renoir, which are the submissions from Italy and France.

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