The big night is almost here! So without much fluff, here are my official predictions for tomorrow night’s Academy Awards:
Best Production Design
This is a toss-up, I can justify any of these films winning. So why not American Hustle?
Best Film Editing
The way those long-shots were built better earn Gravity this award.
Sadly, I only go to see two of the five nominees: Frozen and The Croods. Of those, I’d choose Frozen easily. However, knowing that The Wind Rises is Miyazaki’s last film may tip the votes in his favor.
Best Original Song
Let it go, let it go! I haven’t been able to stop listening to that song for weeks.
Best Adapted Screenplay
I have not seen Before Midnight yet, and I doubt a screenplay with a few extra hundred f-words will win, so I would choose 12 Years a Slave.
Her is such an original story that flows so well, I would love to see it win. My second choice, Nebraska.
Best Supporting Actress
I bet Jennifer Lawrence will win again, for blowing up the science oven, but part of me feels Nyong’o could easily take it.
Best Supporting Actor
All the hype is with Jared Leto, and I agree it was a great performance. Everyone else is too close to call.
Cate Blanchett was the strongest part of Blue Jasmine, she stands apart from the pack.
Way too close to make a confident call. DiCaprio is overdue, Dern has seniority, Bale and Ejiofor both guide their films, yet McConaughey seems to be the favorite. I pick McConaughey.
I see no front runner, so why not Steve McQueen.
If I’ve learned anything from studying the Oscars, it’s that this category can be unpredictable. But if I had to make an educated guess, I’d take 12 Years a Slave, though I would not be surprised if American Hustle or Gravity wins over the Academy voters.
No matter what the results, I’m sure Ellen Degeneres will be a delightful host, so let’s all have a fun Oscar night. Enjoy!