OSCARS 2014: Nominee Predictions

Photo: Warner Bros.

Photo: Warner Bros.

Chris Luckett

This year’s Oscar nominations are being announced tomorrow morning. In the wake of surprise wins and snubs at Sunday’s Golden Globes, you’d be forgiven for thinking the Academy Awards will line up, but for two factors.

Firstly, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (which awards the Golden Globes) has no overlap with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (which awards the Oscars). Secondly, the nomination ballots for the Academy Awards were already sent in weeks ago, so there’s no opportunity for Sunday’s wins to affect the Oscars – at least, as far as nominations go.

Still, with 2013 being the relatively weak year that it was, there is a limited pool from which to nominate movies, so a lot of the same movies will be in contention. Here’s how we at The Apple Box see tomorrow’s announcement going.


BEST PICTURE

12 Years a Slave
American Hustle
Captain Phillips
Dallas Buyers Club
Gravity
Her
Inside Llewyn Davis
Nebraska
The Wolf of Wall Street

BEST ACTOR

Bruce Dern (Nebraska)
Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave)
Robert Redford (All is Lost)
Tom Hanks (Captain Phillips)
Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club)

BEST ACTRESS

Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)
Sandra Bullock (Gravity)
Judi Dench (Philomena)
Meryl Streep (August: Osage County)
Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Barkhad Abdi (Captain Phillips)
Daniel Brühl (Rush)
Bradley Cooper (American Hustle)
Michael Fassbender (12 Years a Slave)
Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Jennifer Lawrence (American Hustle)
Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave)
Julia Roberts (August: Osage County)
June Squibb (Nebraska)
Oprah Winfrey (The Butler)

BEST DIRECTOR

Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity)
Paul Greengrass (Captain Phillips)
Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave)
David O. Russell (American Hustle)
Martin Scorsese (The Wolf of Wall Street)

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

American Hustle
Blue Jasmine
Her
Inside Llewyn Davis
Nebraska

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

12 Years a Slave
Before Midnight
Captain Phillips
Philomena
The Wolf of Wall Street

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

The Croods
Despicable Me 2
Frozen
Monsters University
The Wind Rises

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

12 Years a Slave
Captain Phillips
Gravity
Inside Llewyn Davis
Prisoners

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

12 Years a Slave
American Hustle
The Great Gatsby
Inside Llewyn Davis
Saving Mr. Banks

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

20 Feet from Stardom
The Act of Killing
Blackfish
Stories We Tell
Tim’s Vermeer

BEST FILM EDITING

American Hustle
Captain Phillips
Gravity
Rush
The Wolf of Wall Street

BEST FOREIGN-LANGAUGE FILM

The Broken Circle Breakdown (Belgium)
The Great Beauty (Italy)
The Hunt (Denmark)
The Notebook (Hungary)
Omar (Palestine)

BEST MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING

American Hustle
Bad Grandpa
Dallas Buyers Club

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

12 Years a Slave
All is Lost
The Book Thief
Gravity
Saving Mr. Banks

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

“Let it Go” (Frozen)
“Ordinary Love” (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom)
“Sweeter Than Fiction” (One Chance)

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

12 Years a Slave
American Hustle
The Great Gatsby
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Saving Mr. Banks

BEST SHORT (ANIMATED)

Feral
Get a Horse!
The Missing Scarf
Mr. Hublot
Subconscious Password

BEST SHORT (DOCUMENTARY)

CaveDigger
Facing Fear
The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life
Recollections
SLOMO

BEST SHORT (LIVE-ACTION)

Aquel No Era Yo (That Wasn’t Me)
Dva (Two)
Helium
Record/Play
Tiger Boy

BEST SOUND EDITING

All is Lost
Captain Phillips
Gravity
Iron Man 3
Rush

BEST SOUND MIXING

12 Years a Slave
Captain Phillips
Gravity
Inside Llewyn Davis
Rush

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Gravity
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Iron Man 3
Pacific Rim
Star Trek Into Darkness

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