2014 Early Oscar Predictions

Early Oscar Predictions (just to get the dialog going)

I don’t think this year’s crop of Oscar winners are all that hard to predict. But there are always surprises. Here are my early, un-researched thoughts on a few of the more popular categories.

Best Picture
Should win: 12 Years a Slave
Will Win: 12 Years a Slave

Best Director
Should win: either Steve McQueen for 12 Years a Slave or Alfonso Cuarón for Gravity
Will Win: Alfonso Cuarón for Gravity

Best Actor
Should Win: Matthew McConaughey for Dallas Buyers Club or Bruce Dern for Nebraska
Will Win: Matthew McConaughey for Dallas Buyers Club

Best Actress
Should Win: Cate Blanchett for Blue Jasmine
Will Win: Cate Blanchett for Blue Jasmine

Best Supporting Actor
Should Win: Jared Leto for Dallas Buyers Club or Michael Fassbender for 12 Years a Slave
Will Win: Jared Leto for Dallas Buyers Club

Best Supporting Actress
Should Win: Lupito Nyong’o for 12 Years a Slave
Will Win: Lupito Nyong’o for 12 Years a Slave

Best Animated Film
Should Win: Frozen
Will Win: Frozen

Best Original Song
Should Win: “Let It Go” from Frozen
Will Win: “Let It Go” from Frozen

Best Cinematography
Should Win: Emmanuel Lubezki for Gravity
Will Win: Emmanuel Lubezki for Gravity

Best Visual Effects
Should Win: Gravity
Will Win: Gravity

Best Original Screenplay
Should Win: Her
Will Win: Her

Best Adapted Screenplay
Should Win: John Ridley for 12 Years a Slave or Billy Ray for Captain Phillips
Will Win: Billy Ray for Captain Phillips

Foreign Language Film
Should Win: The Great Beauty (Italy)
Will Win: The Great Beauty (Italy)

Your thoughts?

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About Mark DuPré

Full-time (associate) pastor at a Christian church. Part-time film professor at Rochester Institute of Technology. Husband for 40 years to the lovely and talented Diane. Father to three children and father-in-law to three more amazing people. I preach, teach, counsel, write and plan in my real job. I teach a subject I love at RIT in my "other job," which is a lot of fun most of the time.... I play piano for our local college choir, and sing and play at church occasionally. I also have a film-related website at www.film-prof.com.
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