February was an odd and very off month for this blog, I haven’t posted anything in a while since February, especially mid-late February was a hectic and strange month for me. But now I’m back, from outer space. Anyway, enough of my rambling. I haven’t seen all of the Oscar nominees, or even reviewed all of the ones I have seen, but I’m here to make my official, or so I claim, picks for tonight. Brace yourself.
Official choices will be in bold. If I haven’t seen any films in a certain category, they will be left blank or not filled in. I tried to get it down to the bare minimum and only allowed myself one tie between a film.
“12 Years A Slave” is most likely going to win, even though I haven’t seen it yet that is probably the best bet. However, out of the ones I have seen, and this is very hard to choose but I’m going to say “Nebraska” will win Best Picture, slightly over “Dallas Buyers Club” and “Her”.
Tons of great choices this year, but I’m going to have to give it to Matthew McConaughey, slightly over Bruce Dern.
Out of the three nominees I have seen in this category, I’m going to go with Meryl Streep, because she conveyed the strongest emotion out of the three.
[Best Supporting Actor]:
Another hard category to choose from, but I’m going to give this one to Jared Leto.
[Best Supporting Actress]:
As much as I wanted to say June Squibb, and I really do, but I think Julia Roberts gave the slightly more powerful performance.
[Best Animated Feature]:
Despicable Me 2 is the only film out of this category I have seen, so I shall go with that one.
[Best Achievement in Cinematography]:
Phedon Papamichael for Nebraska, slightly over Emmanuel Lubezki for Gravity.
Michael Wilkinson for American Hustle
Alexander Payne for Nebraska
Alfonso Cuarón and Mark Sanger for Gravity
[Foreign Language Film]:
Thomas Vinterberg’s The Hunt, Denmark
[Makeup and Hairstyling]:
Adruitha Lee and Robin Matthews for Dallas Buyers Club
[Best Original Score]:
William Butler and Owen Pallett for Her
[Best Original Song]:
“The Moon Song”, Music by Karen O; Lyrics by Karen O and Spike Jonze for Her
[Best Production Design]:
Andy Nicholson (Production Design); Rosie Goodwin and Joanne Woollard (Set Decoration) for Gravity
[Best Sound Editing]:
Glenn Freemantle for Gravity
[Best Sound Mixing]:
Skip Lievsay, Niv Adiri, Christopher Benstead and Chris Munro for Gravity
[Best Visual Effects]:
Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, David Shirk and Neil Corbould for Gravity
[Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay]:
[Best Writing, Original Screenplay]:
Her, Written by Spike Jonze – or Dallas Buyers Club, written by Craig Borten & Melisa Wallack (a tie, unfortunately could not pick between the two).
Well, there ya have it. Thanks for reading!