Monday, March 03, 2014

Oscar results

So here is a run down of how I did with my Oscar predictions:

Best picture
12 Years a Slave
American Hustle
Captain Phillips
Dallas Buyers Club
The Wolf of Wall Street

WRONG: 12 Years a Slave

It really did look like it was going Graviy's way... Oh well! I'm sure in years to come Gravity is likely to be the film which is better remembered.

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


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


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

WRONG: Cate Blanchett

Amy Adams was a bit of a long shot for me.

Best performance by an actor in a supporting role
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


Best performance by an actress in a supporting role
Sally Hawkins - Blue Jasmine
Jennifer Lawrence - American Hustle
Lupita Nyong’o - 12 Years a Slave
Julia Roberts - August: Osage County
June Squibb – Nebraska


Best animated feature film of the year
The Croods
Despicable Me 2
Ernest & Celestine
The Wind Rises


Achievement in cinematography
The Grandmaster - Philippe Le Sourd
Gravity - Emmanuel Lubezki
Inside Llewyn Davis - Bruno Delbonnel
Nebraska - Phedon Papamichael
Prisoners - Roger A. Deakins


Achievement in costume design
American Hustle - Michael Wilkinson
The Grandmaster - William Chang Suk Ping
The Great Gatsby - Catherine Martin
The Invisible Woman - Michael O’Connor
12 Years a Slave - Patricia Norris

WRONG: The Great Gatsby

I guess that I was misguided by the revealing outfits of Amy Adams and Jennifer Lawrence... 

Achievement in film editing
American Hustle - Jay Cassidy, Crispin Struthers and Alan Baumgarten
Captain Phillips - Christopher Rouse
Dallas Buyers Club - John Mac McMurphy and Martin Pensa
Gravity - Alfonso Cuarón and Mark Sanger
12 Years a Slave - Joe Walker


Achievement in makeup and hairstyling
Dallas Buyers Club - Adruitha Lee and Robin Mathews
Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa - Stephen Prouty
The Lone Ranger - Joel Harlow and Gloria Pasqua-Casny


Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score)
The Book Thief - John Williams
Gravity - Steven Price
Her - William Butler and Owen Pallett
Philomena - Alexandre Desplat
Saving Mr. Banks - Thomas Newman


Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song)
Happy from Despicable Me 2
Let It Go from Frozen
The Moon Song from “Her
Ordinary Love from Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom


Achievement in production design
American Hustle -  Production Design: Judy Becker; Set Decoration: Heather Loeffler
Gravity - Production Design: Andy Nicholson; Set Decoration: Rosie Goodwin and Joanne Woollard
The Great Gatsby - Production Design: Catherine Martin; Set Decoration: Beverley Dunn
Her - Production Design: K.K. Barrett; Set Decoration: Gene Serdena
12 Years a Slave - Production Design: Adam Stockhausen; Set Decoration: Alice Baker


Best animated short film
Get a Horse!
Mr. Hublot
Room on the Broom

WRONG: Mr. Hublot


Achievement in sound editing
All Is Lost - Steve Boeddeker and Richard Hymns
Captain Phillips - Oliver Tarney
Gravity - Glenn Freemantle
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug - Brent Burge
Lone Survivor - Wylie Stateman


Achievement in sound mixing
Captain Phillips - Chris Burdon, Mark Taylor, Mike Prestwood Smith and Chris Munro
Gravity - Skip Lievsay, Niv Adiri, Christopher Benstead and Chris Munro
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug - Christopher Boyes, Michael Hedges, Michael Semanick and Tony Johnson
Inside Llewyn Davis - Skip Lievsay, Greg Orloff and Peter F. Kurland
Lone Survivor - Andy Koyama, Beau Borders and David Brownlow


Achievement in visual effects
Gravity - Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, Dave Shirk and Neil Corbould
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug -Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton and Eric Reynolds
Iron Man 3 - Christopher Townsend, Guy Williams, Erik Nash and Dan Sudick
The Lone Ranger - Tim Alexander, Gary Brozenich, Edson Williams and John Frazier
Star Trek Into Darkness - Roger Guyett, Patrick Tubach, Ben Grossmann and Burt Dalton


Best 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


Best 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


So, counting these up, I got 15 right out of 20 predictions, or 75%. A pretty good score in my book and much better than last years predictions.

Although I have to say that I'm disappointed that Gravity didn't win best picture, even though it managed to snag most awards during the night.

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