2014 Final Oscar Predictions

With HUGE ASSISTANCE from knowledgeable best friend Clint Morgan

Best Picture
Should win: 12 Years a Slave
Will Win: 12 Years a Slave
Still Could Be: Gravity

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
This is a lock.

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
This is a lock.

Best Supporting Actress
Should Win: Lupito Nyong’o for 12 Years a Slave
Will Win: Lupito Nyong’o for 12 Years a Slave
Still Could Be: Jennifer Lawrence for American Hustle

Best Animated Film
Should Win: Frozen
Will Win: Frozen
This is a lock.

Best Original Song
Should Win: “Let It Go” from Frozen
Will Win: “Let It Go” from Frozen
This is a lock.

Cinematography
Should Win: Emmanuel Lubezki for Gravity
Will Win: Emmanuel Lubezki for Gravity
This is a lock.

Best Visual Effects
Should Win: Gravity
Will Win: Gravity
This is a lock.

Writing (Original)
Should Win: American Hustle or Her
Will Win: American Hustle (A change from previous prediction)
Still Could Win: Her

Writing (Adapted)
Should Win: John Ridley for 12 Years a Slave or Billy Ray for Captain Phillips
Will Win: John Ridley for 12 Years a Slave (A change from previous prediction.)

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

Editing
Should Win: Captain Phillips
Will Win: Captain Phillips
Still Could Win: 12 Years a Slave or Gravity

Production Design
Should Win: The Great Gatsby
Will Win: The Great Gatsby
Could Win: Gravity

Costume Design
Will Win: American Hustle
Still Could Win: 12 Years a Slave or The Great Gatsby

Makeup and Hairstyling
Will Win: Dallas Buyers Club

Animated Short Film
Will Win: Get a Horse!

Documentary Short
Will Win: The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life

Live Action Short Film
Will Win: Helium

Documentary Feature
Will Win: Twenty Feet from Stardom
Might Win: The Act of Killing

Sound Mixing
Will Win: Gravity
Still Could Win: Captain Phillips or Inside Llewyn Davis

Sound Editing
Will Win: Gravity

Original Score
Will Win: Gravity

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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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