My 2014 Oscar Predictions

I can hardly contain myself. The Oscars are HERE! Every year, I look forward to the awards and the red carpet fashion, but for whatever reason, this year's Academy Awards feel particularly exciting. I made it a goal this year to see as many of the nominated films as I could. Here's what I saw:

  • American Hustle

  • The Wolf of Wall Street

  • August: Osage County

  • Captain Phillips

  • Dallas Buyers Club

  • Gravity

  • Her

  • Despicable Me 2

  • The Great Gatsby

  • 20 Feet From Stardom

  • Lone Survivor

  • Iron Man 3

  • Blue Jasmine

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Not too shabby, if I do say so myself. My biggest regret in the list is not yet seeing 12 Years a Slave. Confession: I was nervous to see it in theaters because I know I will cry like a baby. I'll wait until it's available On Demand and watch it in the comfort of my own basement. That being said, from what I've heard it has good chances of snagging Best Picture, and for very good reason.

Below I'll list who/what I think will actually win (#1) and who/what I really want to win (#2). I'll only make predictions for the categories in which I've seen one or more of the films and feel I can make an educated (or at least somewhat educated) assumption. Alright then, without further ado...

Best Picture

  1. 12 Years A Slave

  2. Dallas Buyers Club

Best Actor

  1. Matthew McConaughey

  2. Leonardo DiCaprio

Best Actress

  1. Cate Blanchett

  2. Amy Adams

Best Supporting Actor

  1. Jared Leto

  2. Jared Leto or Jonah Hill

Best Supporting Actress

  1. Jennifer Lawrence

  2. Jennifer Lawrence or Julia Roberts

Best Animated Feature

  1. Frozen

  2. Despicable Me 2

Best Cinematography

  1. Gravity

  2. Gravity

Best Costume Design

  1. The Great Gatsby

  2. American Hustle

Best Directing

  1. Alfonso CuarĂ³n

  2. Martin Scorcese

Best Film Editing

  1. 12 Years A Slave

  2. Gravity

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

  1. Dallas Buyers Club

  2. Dallas Buyers Club

Fun fact: The makeup budget for this film was only $250!

Best Original Score

  1. Gravity

  2. Her

Best Production Design

  1. The Great Gatsby

  2. Her

Best Sound Editing

  1. Gravity (or Lone Survivor... I have faith)

  2. Lone Survivor

Best Sound Mixing

  1. Gravity

  2. Lone Survivor

Best Adapted Screenplay

  1. 12 Years A Slave

  2. The Wolf of Wall Street

 Best Original Screenplay

  1. Her

  2. Her

Other items worth noting - Jennifer Lawrence has already tripped on the red carpet, Ellen DeGeneres is going to be amazing and as usual, Lupita nailed it. 

Share your own predictions in the comments or let me know via Twitter (@AllyDenton), I'll be tweeting all night!