If I Ran The Oscars – 2

One more post and we’ll call it a night. I’ve been working on these all year. And If I may say something, this has been such a phenomenal year for film. It pains me to leave some films and performances off the nominations list, but what hurts even more is the fact that in each category, I have to call four of the nominees ‘losers’ and really, none of these are losers. So, let’s give a round of applause for 2013 in film!

BEST PICTURE

Gravity
Her
Saving Mr. Banks
Short Term 12
12 Years A Slave

BEST DIRECTOR

Destin Daniel Cretton, Short Term 12
Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity

John Lee Hancock, Saving Mr. Banks
Spike Jonze, Her
Steve McQueen, 12 Years A Slave

BEST ACTOR

Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf Of Wall Street
Chiwetel Ejjiofer, 12 Years A Slave
Hugh Jackman, Prisoners
Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club
Joaquin Phoenix, Her

BEST ACTRESS

Sandra Bullock, Gravity
Judi Dench, Philomena
Brie Larson, Short Term 12
Meryl Streep, August: Osage County
Emma Thompson, Saving Mr. Banks

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Great Gatsby
Colin Farrell, Saving Mr. Banks
Jonah Hill, The Wolf Of Wall Street
Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Kaitlyn Dever, Short Term 12
Scarlett Johansson, Her
Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle
Lupita N’yongo, 12 Years A Slave
Oprah Winfrey, Lee Daniels’ The Butler

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

The Croods
Gravity
Her
Nebraska
Saving Mr. Banks

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Philomena
Short Term 12
12 Years A Slave
The Wolf Of Wall Street

BEST FILM EDITING

Captain Phillips
Gravity
Her
Short Term 12
The Wolf Of Wall Street

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

The Book Thief
Gravity
Nebraska
Prisoners
The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

The Book Thief
The Great Gatsby
Her
The Lone Ranger
12 Years A Slave

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Frozen
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
The Great Gatsby
Lee Daniel’s The Butler
Saving Mr. Banks

BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Lee Daniel’s The Butler
12 Years A Slave

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Gravity
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Iron Man 3
Man Of Steel
Star Trek Into Darkness

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

Gravity
Her
Saving Mr. Banks
Short Term 12
12 Years A Slave

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

“Do You Want To Build A Snowman?” Frozen
“Let It Go,” Frozen
“The Moon Song,” Her
“Shine Your Way,” The Croods
“Young And Beautiful,” The Great Gatsby

BEST SOUND EDITING

Captain Phillips
Epic
Gravity
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
12 Years A Slave

BEST SOUND MIXING

Captain Phillips
Dallas Buyers Club
Gravity
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
12 Years A Slave

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

The Croods
Frozen
Monsters University

Note, if you’re interested, maybe in the future I could announce the nominees beforehand? Possibly one category each day? Or maybe go in depth about what made it? Tell me if you enjoy these ideas.

(Update: I have now seen Short Term 12. The review will be up shortly.)

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