Drum Roll, camera flashes and a red carpet
It’s Oscar Sunday, which means It’s time for my oscar predictions.
I usually do a mediocre job of guessing each year. Not terrible, but not great.
I see in my email that I’ve received my brother’s predictions, but not Connor’s yet. I have not looked at either at the time I make my predictions.
A few worthwhile notes: I have not seen 12 years a Slave nor the Wolf of Wall street. I personally want Gravity to win everything because I think it was an amazing movie. Not only was it amazing as a visual art, but so many aspects of the craft really were amazing; the acting, the sound mix, the story, the writing. Definitely my favorite of the bunch. (My reaction to that, later today.)
I was going to vote with my heart, then I was going to vote with my head, but ultimately I decided to vote as I felt like it upon reading the ballot as I go.
To paraphrase American Hustle: Some of this actually reflects what I think.
Ok, without further ado, my predictions.
Best Picture—12 years a slave. (This is a tough category this year, but I think the clever promotion earns this a few extra guilty/duty votes from the academy. It may in fact totally deserve it, but I haven’t seen it so I can’t really say. It’s time to click on this link if you want to see what I mean.)
Best Director: David O’Russell (American Hustle). Russell and Hustle rhyme, so he wins this one.
Best Actor: Chiwetel Ejiofor, ‘12 Years a Slave’
Best Actress: Sandra Bullock, ‘Gravity’
Best Supporting Actor: Barkhad Abdi, ‘Captain Phillips’
Best Supporting Actress: Julia Roberts, ‘August: Osage County’
Best Animated Feature Film: Frozen
Best Foreign Film: Omar
Best Original Screenplay: Nebraska
Best Adapted Screenplay: 12 Years a Slave
Best costume Design: The Invisible Woman (It makes me laugh that something called The Invisible Woman would win costume design.)
Best Original Song: “Let It Go” From ‘Frozen’ (I’ve never heard this song…said no one ever! If only someone would make a you tube parody or 2 thousand, of it. )
Best Original Score: John Williams, ‘The Book Thief’ (John. Williams.)
Best Documentary: The Square. (I know zero information about any of these.)
Best Documentary (Short): Karma Has No Walls. (I want Karma to be nice to me. Actually when I first read this I thought it said Karma has no watts, which confused and intrigued me.)
Best Makeup and Hairstyling: Dallas Buyers Club
Best Production Design: Gravity
Best Film Editing: Gravity
Best Cinemotography: Nebraska (What’s not to like about lots of black and white images of flat land?)
Best Sound Editing: Gravity
Best Sound Mixing: Inside Llewyn Davis. (I am definitely not a fan of the Cohen brothers. I was so glad they didn’t get best picture nominee this year, so I could just avoid watching this movie. I picked it here perversely as punishment for my bad attitude about this movie I haven’t seen.)
Best Visual effects: Gravity. (Seriously, how could it be anything else?)
Best Short Film (animated): Get a Horse.
Best Short film( Live action): Aquel No Era Yo (That Wasn’t Me)’ (I actually watched all these, and this was the most engaging, all though I enjoyed them all.)
Ok that’s my roundup. How do you think I did. Out of a possible 100 points, how many do you think I got?
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