Oscars Pool Cheat Sheet 2014
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Supporting Actress: Lupita Nyong’o from 12 Years a Slave pulls a win over Jennifer Lawrence.
Supporting Actor: I feel like Jared Leto has a lock on this one.
Actor: See what I wrote about Leto for Supporting Actor, but replace his name with Matthew McConoughey.
Actress: Oscars 101: Never bet against Meryl Streep. Except this year. Bet against Meryl Streep. August: Osage County has been panned, and everyone seems to adore Cate Blanchett in Blue Jasmine. Cate Blanchett with the win as the David to Streep’s Goliath.
Adapted Screenplay: 12 Years A Slave, though I’d personally like to see Philomena take it.
Original Screenplay: Her. This seems to be as much a lock as the male acting categories.
Director: Cross out all choices except for Cuaron and McQueen. Now flip a coin. Or go with Cuaron. I’m going with Cuaron.
Best Picture: Again, I think it’s Gravity vs 12 Years a Slave. While I think Cuaron will beat out McQueen in the directing category, I think 12 Years a Slave will take home Best Picture. As long as American Hustle doesn’t win, I’m happy.
Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezski – Gravity
Editing: This is another one that I think will come down to either 12 Years a Slave or Gravity. Like Director, I think this one will fall to Gravity’s side.
Song: I LOVE Pharrell’s Happy, but Let it Go from Frozen is a juggernaught that can’t be stopped. Let it Go – Frozen.
Foreign Language Film: The Great Beauty – Italy.
Documentary Feature: 20 Feet from Stardom
Animated Feature: Frozen with a lock.
Documentary Short: The Lady in Number 6
Live Action Short: Just Before Losing Everything
Animated Short: Get a Horse! – More like get a broom; Disney sweeps animation this year.
Make-Up: Dallas Buyer’s Club, though I would love for Bad Grandpa to be able to call itself “Oscar Award Winning Movie Bad Grandpa!”
Costume Design: The Great Gatsby
Production Design: The Great Gatsby
Sound Mixing: Gravity
Sound Editing: Gravity
Visual Effects: Gravity