Sunday, March 2, 2014

It's a wonderful night for Oscar (Oscar! Oscar!)

Best picture
American Hustle
Captain Phillips
Dallas Buyers Club
Gravity
Her
Nebraska
Philomena
12 Years A Slave
The Wolf of Wall Street
 
My prediction for best picture: 12 Years A Slave
My favourite: American Hustle - I enjoyed the hell out of it! Also, Jeremy Renner, you know?

(I didn't see Nebraska or Philomena)
 
Best Supporting Actress
Sally Hawkins, Blue Jasmine
Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle
Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave
Julia Roberts, August: Osage County
June Squibb, Nebraska

My prediction:  Lupita Nyong'o
My favourite: Jennifer Lawrence - because science oven.

(I didn't see August: Osage County or Nebraska)

Best Supporting Actor
Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips
Bradley Cooper, American Hustle
Michael Fassbender, 12 Years a Slave
Jonah Hill, The Wolf of Wall Street
Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club

My prediction: Jared Leto
My favourite: Jonah Hill. (Thought Fassbender was phenomenal though.)

(I saw all these films) 

Best lead actress
Amy Adams, American Hustle
Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Sandra Bullock, Gravity
Judi Dench, Philomena
Meryl Streep, August: Osage County



My prediction: Cate Blanchett
My favourite: Cate Blanchett. I have always depended on the kindness of strangers...

(I didn't see Philomena or August: Osage County)
 
Best lead actor

Christian Bale, American Hustle
Bruce Dern, Nebraska
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street
Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave
Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club

My prediction: Chiwetel Ejiofor
My favourite: Chiwetel Ejiofor

(I didn't see Nebraska)


Best director
David O. Russell, American Hustle
Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity
Alexander Payne, Nebraska
Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave
Martin Scorsese, The Wolf of Wall Street

My prediction: Alfonso Cuaron
My favourite: Alfonso Cuaron

(I didn't see Nebraska)





Adapted screenplay
Before Midnight, written by Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke
Captain Phillips, screenplay by Billy Ray
Philomena, screenplay by Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope
12 Years a Slave, screenplay by John Ridley
The Wolf of Wall Street, screenplay by Terence Winter

My prediction: 12 Years A Slave
My favourite: Before Midnight

(I didn't see Philomena)



Original screenplay
American Hustle, Written by Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell
Blue Jasmine, Written by Woody Allen
Dallas Buyers Club, Written by Craig Borten & Melisa Wallack
Her, Written by Spike Jonze
Nebraska Written by Bob Nelson

My prediction: Her
My favourite: American Hustle (Thank God for me, basically)

(I didn't see Nebraska)