With the awards season for the films of 2013 culminating on Sunday as the 86th Academy Awards present the Oscar to their respective winners, I’m also coming up (as per usual) with my final predictions for this year’s Oscars.
As much as I’m hoping that Gravity will win this category, I’m still leaning towards a 12 Years A Slave win not only because it’s winning every precursor award giving bodies prior to the big night but because it’s a total Oscar bait like what I’ve always mentioned. Don’t get me wrong though, I love the film and I feel that it was a well made one but if I were to give it to THE best film of 2013 – Gravity should win this one hands down.
Alfonso Cuaron created a masterpiece with Gravity. Rarely that a director create something that is as powerful as this one. Steve McQueen can win the Best Picture but Cuaron has got this in the bag already.
SPOILER: STEVE MCQUEEN (NOT MUCH THOUGH)
From my review, McConaughey’s rendition in Dallas Buyers Club as the homophobic Texan who became the unlikely hero of the gay community was flawless – it’s like the male Sophie – luminescent, one of a kind and truly singular. He’s untouchable here as much as I’d love for Leo to finally get an Oscar.
SPOILER: LEONARDO DICAPRIO
After winning a statuette for her supporting role in Aviator, Cate is ready to finally claim what’s rightfully her to begin with (hhmm, paging Gwyneth.) Her performance in Blue Jasmine was said to be the best of her career and I have to believe that for she won almost all the major award giving bodies for her work in the film. Yay!
SPOILER: SANDRA BULLOCK FOR GRAVITY.
BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE: Jared Leto for Dallas Buyers Club
Leto’s best work to date as Rayon is a groundbreaking performance that only deserves accolades like this one. In this film, Jared Leto proved that he’s special!
spoiler: Barkhad Abdi for Captain Phillips
BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE: Lupita Nyong’o for 12 Years a Slave
I’ve only high praises for Jennifer Lawrence but I find Lupita’s performance more memorable and for that alone, I’m giving her this one. Plus, I don’t think the Academy’s ready to give her an Oscar with her winning just last year.
SPOILER: Jennifer Lawrence for American Hustle.
Best Original Screenplay – Her
Best Adapted Screenplay – 12 Years A Slave
Best Animated Feature – Frozen
Best Foreign Language Film – The Great Beauty (Italy)
Best Documentary – 20 Feet from Stardom
Best Film Editing – Gravity
Best Original Score – Gravity
Best Original Song – Let It Go
Best Cinematography – Gravity
Best Visual Effects – Gravity
Best Sound Editing – Gravity
Best Sound Mixing – Gravity
Best Production Design – The Great Gatsby
Best Makeup and Hairstyling -American Hustle
Best Costume Design – The Great Gatsby by Catherine Martin
Best Documentary – Short Subject – Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall
Best Live Action Short Film – Avant que de tout perdre (Just Before Losing Everything) – Xavier Legrand and Alexandre Gavras
Best Animated Short Film – Get a Horse!
*I submitted this prediction to the 4th Pinoyexchange Oscar Pool (my fourth year of joining! during the first year, I placed 8th, unplaced on the second year and came in at 10th place last year)
for 50 bonus points, after predicting the winners for all 24 categories, the participant has the option to pick ONE PEx Oscar Prediction (listed below) which s/he will think will happen.
PEx Oscar Predictions:
- Leonardo DiCaprio will finally win his first Oscar
- “Let it Go” will not win Best Original Song
- There will be a tie in at least one category
- The Best Film Editing winner will not win Best Picture
- The Best Director winner will come from the Best Picture winner