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The 86th Annual Academy Awards (2014 Discussion)



The Nominations thread

The Best Picture Poll

The Best Picture Nominees:

Best Picture
American Hustle
Captain Phillips
Dallas Buyers Club
Gravity
Her
Nebraska
Philomena
12 Years a Slave
The Wolf of Wall Street

The rest:
Spoiler:

Best Actor in a Leading Role
Christian Bale (American Hustle)
Bruce Dern (Nebraska)
Leonardo DiCaprio (The Wolf of Wall Street)
Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave)
Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club)

Best Actress in a Leading Role
Amy Adams (American Hustle)
Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)
Sandra Bullock (Gravity)
Judi Dench (Philomena)
Meryl Streep (August: Osage County)

Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Barkhad Abdi (Captain Phillips)
Bradley Cooper (American Hustle)
Michael Fassbender (12 Years a Slave)
Jonah Hill (The Wolf of Wall Street)
Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club)

Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine)
Jennifer Lawrence (American Hustle)
Lupita Nyong'o (12 Years a Slave)
Julia Roberts (August: Osage County)
June Squibb (Nebraska)

Best Animated Feature
The Croods (Chris Sanders, Kirk DeMicco, Kristine Belson)
Despicable Me 2 (Chris Renaud, Pierre Coffin, Chris Meledandri)
Ernest & Celestine (Benjamin Renner, Didier Brunner)
Frozen (Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee, Peter Del Vecho)
The Wind Rises (Hayao Miyazaki, Toshio Suzuki)

Best Cinematography
The Grandmaster (Philippe Le Sourd)
Gravity (Emmanuel Lubezki)
Inside Llewyn Davis (Bruno Delbonnel)
Nebraska (Phedon Papamichael)
Prisoners (Roger A. Deakins)

Best Costume Design
American Hustle (Michael Wilkinson)
The Grandmaster (William Chang Suk Ping)
The Great Gatsby (Catherine Martin)
The Invisible Woman (Michael O'Connor)
12 Years a Slave (Patricia Norris)

Best Directing
American Hustle (David O. Russell)
Gravity (Alfonso Cuarón)
Nebraska (Alexander Payne)
12 Years a Slave (Steve McQueen)
The Wolf of Wall Street (Martin Scorsese)

Best Documentary Feature
The Act of Killing (Joshua Oppenheimer, Signe Byrge Sørensen)
Cutie and the Boxer (Zachary Heinzerling, Lydia Dean Pilcher)
Dirty Wars (Richard Rowley, Jeremy Scahill)
The Square (Jehane Noujaim, Karim Amer)
20 Feet from Stardom (Nominees to be determined)

Best Documentary Short
CaveDigger (Jeffrey Karoff)
Facing Fear (Jason Cohen)
Karama Has No Walls (Sara Ishaq)
The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life (Malcolm Clarke, Nicholas Reed)
Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall (Edgar Barens)

Best Film Editing
American Hustle (Jay Cassidy, Crispin Struthers, Alan Baumgarten)
Captain Phillips (Christopher Rouse)
Dallas Buyers Club (John Mac McMurphy, Martin Pensa)
Gravity (Alfonso Cuarón, Mark Sanger)
12 Years a Slave (Joe Walker)

Best Foreign Language Film
The Broken Circle Breakdown (Belgium)
The Great Beauty (Italy)
The Hunt (Denmark)
The Missing Picture (Cambodia)
Omar (Palestine)

Best Makeup and Hairstyling
Dallas Buyers Club (Adruitha Lee, Robin Mathews)
Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (Stephen Prouty)
The Lone Ranger (Joel Harlow, Gloria Pasqua-Casny)

Best Original Score
The Book Thief (John Williams)
Gravity (Steven Price)
Her (William Butler, Owen Pallett)
Philomena (Alexandre Desplat)
Saving Mr. Banks (Thomas Newman)

Best Original Song
Happy (Despicable Me 2)
Let It Go (Frozen)
The Moon Song (Her)
Ordinary Love (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom)

Best Production Design
American Hustle (Judy Becker, Heather Loeffler)
Gravity (Andy Nicholson, Rosie Goodwin, Joanne Woollard)
The Great Gatsby (Catherine Martin, Beverley Dunn)
Her (K.K. Barrett, Gene Serdena)
12 Years a Slave (Adam Stockhausen, Alice Baker)

Best Animated Short Film
Feral (Daniel Sousa, Dan Golden)
Get a Horse! (Lauren MacMullan, Dorothy McKim)
Mr. Hublot (Laurent Witz, Alexandre Espigares)
Possessions (Shuhei Morita)
Room on the Broom (Max Lang, Jan Lachauer)

Best Live Action Short Film
Aquel No Era Yo (That Wasn't Me) (Esteban Crespo)
Avant Que De Tout Perdre (Just Before Losing Everything) (Xavier Legrand, Alexandre Gavras)
Helium (Anders Walter, Kim Magnusson)
Pitääkö Mun Kaikki Hoitaa? (Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?) (Selma Vilhunen, Kirsikka Saari)
The Voorman Problem (Mark Gill, Baldwin Li)

Best Sound Editing
All Is Lost (Steve Boeddeker, Richard Hymns)
Captain Phillips (Oliver Tarney)
Gravity (Glenn Freemantle)
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (Brent Burge, Chris Ward)
Lone Survivor (Wylie Stateman)

Best Sound Mixing
Captain Phillips (Chris Burdon, Mark Taylor, Mike Prestwood Smith, Chris Munro)
Gravity (Skip Lievsay, Niv Adiri, Christopher Benstead, Chris Munro)
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (Christopher Boyes, Michael Hedges, Michael Semanick, Tony Johnson)
Inside Llewyn Davis (Skip Lievsay, Greg Orloff, Peter F. Kurland)
Lone Survivor (Andy Koyama, Beau Borders, David Brownlow)

Best Visual Effects
Gravity (Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, Dave Shirk, Neil Corbould)
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton, Eric Reynolds)
Iron Man 3 (Christopher Townsend, Guy Williams, Erik Nash, Dan Sudick)
The Lone Ranger (Tim Alexander, Gary Brozenich, Edson Williams, John Frazier)
Star Trek Into Darkness (Roger Guyett, Patrick Tubach, Ben Grossmann, Burt Dalton)

Best Adapted Screenplay
Before Midnight (Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke)
Captain Phillips (Billy Ray)
Philomena (Steve Coogan, Jeff Pope)
12 Years a Slave (John Ridley)
The Wolf of Wall Street (Terence Winter)

Best Original Screenplay
American Hustle (Eric Warren Singer, David O. Russell)
Blue Jasmine (Woody Allen)
Dallas Buyers Club (Craig Borten, Melisa Wallack)
Her (Spike Jonze)
Nebraska (Bob Nelson)

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Re: The 86th Annual Academy Awards (2014 Discussion)

My Major Category Pics:

Gravity
Cuaron
McConaughey
Blanchett
Lawrence
Leto
A Screenplay: Slave
O Screenplay: Her
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By the Way. ABC starts red carpet coverage at 7pm. the actual show does not start until 8:30 ET
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Gary Busey looks great and cleaned up in that photo wow.
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we get it Ellen, you're gay.
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I wonder, if Terrence Winter were to win for script, does he thank Jordan Belfort (the script is adapted from his book)? Would that be kind of like winning for writing a movie about Helter Skelter and thanking Charles Manson?
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I wonder, if Terrence Winter were to win for script, does he thank Jordan Belfort (the script is adapted from his book)? Would that be kind of like winning for writing a movie about Helter Skelter and thanking Charles Manson?
with all of the admitted improv, how much of his script is in the final product? The same argument could also be for American Hustle
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The same argument could also be for American Hustle
No, because American Hustle is not based on a book written by Melvin Weinberg. It is an original screenplay, so it wouldn't be out of the ordinary for the writers not to mention the real life subjects.

Since Wolf is based on Beltford's book, the writer may consider him a creative collaborator and faces the delimma of whether or not it is in bad taste to thank him. But I'll be surprised if Wolf wins script so we'll never know.
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This might be a very long broadcast. Sounds like alot of singing performances tonight (hooray!). Can't wait for Bette Midler. When I think great films, actors, and directors, I think Bette Midler.
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My predictions:

Best Picture: 12 Years a Slave
Best Director: Alfonse Cuaron (Gravity)
Best Actor: Matthew McConaghey (curious if he will do his Magic Mike bit if he wins)
Best Actress: Cate Blanchett
Best Supporting Actor: Jared Leto
Best Supporting Actress: Lupito Nyongo
Best Adapted Script: 12 Years a Slave
Best Orignal Script: American Hustle

Only calling the major categories for now.
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This might be a very long broadcast. Sounds like alot of singing performances tonight (hooray!). Can't wait for Bette Midler. When I think great films, actors, and directors, I think Bette Midler.
Also Pink is performing. What or why i don't know yet
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Also Pink is performing. What or why i don't know yet
i love Pink, but yeah, not sure why she is performing because i don't think she sang one of the Oscar nominated songs.
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My Picks:

Best Picture: Gravity 12 Years A Slave
Best Director: Alfonse Cuaron (Gravity)
Best Actor: Matthew McConaghey
Best Actress: Cate Blanchett
Best Supporting Actor: Jared Leto
Best Supporting Actress: Lupito Nyongo
Best Adapted Script: 12 Years a Slave
Best Original Script: American Hustle
Best Animated Feature: Frozen
Best Foreign Film: The Great Beauty (Italy)
Best Documentary: The Act of Killing
Best Costume Design: American Hustle
Best Original Song: Let It Go (Frozen)
Best Original Score: Steven Price (Gravity)
Best Documentary (Short): The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life
Best Makeup: Dallas Buyers Club
Best Production Design: American Hustle
Best Film Editing: Gravity
Best Cinematography: Gravity
Best Sound Editing: Gravity
Best Sound Mixing: Gravity
Best Visual Effects: Gravity
Best Short Film (Animated): Get a Horse!
Best Short Film (Live Action): That Wasn't Me
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Originally Posted by Dr. DVD View Post
My predictions:

Best Picture: 12 Years a Slave
Best Director: Alfonse Cuaron (Gravity)
Best Actor: Matthew McConaghey (curious if he will do his Magic Mike bit if he wins)
Best Actress: Cate Blanchett
Best Supporting Actor: Jared Leto
Best Supporting Actress: Lupito Nyongo
Best Adapted Script: 12 Years a Slave
Best Orignal Script: American Hustle

Only calling the major categories for now.
100% in agreement with you. I wouldn't be surprised if Jennifer Lawrence or anything other than AH wins in Original Screenplay though.
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My Picks

Spoiler:
Best Picture: Gravity
Best Director: Alfonse Cuaron (Gravity)
Best Actor: Matthew McConaghey
Best Actress: Cate Blanchett
Best Supporting Actor: Jared Leto
Best Supporting Actress: Jennifer Lawrence
Best Adapted Script: 12 Years a Slave
Best Original Script: Her
Best Animated Feature: Frozen
Best Foreign Film: The Hunt (Denmark)
Best Documentary: The Act of Killing
Best Costume Design: The Great Gatsby
Best Original Song: Let It Go (Frozen)
Best Original Score: Steven Price (Gravity)
Best Documentary (Short): The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life
Best Makeup: Dallas Buyers Club
Best Production Design: The Great Gatsby
Best Film Editing: Gravity
Best Cinematography: Gravity
Best Sound Editing: Gravity
Best Sound Mixing: Gravity
Best Visual Effects: Gravity
Best Short Film (Animated): Get a Horse!
Best Short Film (Live Action): That Wasn't Me
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I'm wondering why, in this day and age, that the acting categories are still separated by gender. I know this is pretty common among the entertainment award shows (music included) but it doesn't make much sense to me. Is there any reason we can't compare the acting of a man against that of a woman? Why do we only compare women vs. women and men vs. men?

Plus whenever I see an "actress" interview, she refers to herself as an "actor." It seems the only time that term "actress" is acceptable to them is when they might be receiving an award for it.

Imagine if the acting awards had separate categories for the different races. It would never fly. And it's not like sports where the men and women have different inherit abilities in general. Plus it would shorten the show by two awards.
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Since the Academy is made up of 62 year old white dudes I decided to ask my Dad who he thought would win since he too is a 62 year old white dude. He said "who gives a fuck, The Walking Dead is on tonight."
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I'm rooting for Gravity since that is the only Best Picture film I saw.
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Since the Academy is made up of 62 year old white dudes I decided to ask my Dad who he thought would win since he too is a 62 year old white dude. He said "who gives a fuck, The Walking Dead is on tonight."
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Limited redictions:

Pic: 12 Years a Slave
Director: Cuaron
Actress: Blanchett
Actor: Mcconaughey
Supporting Actress: Nyong'o
Supporting Actor: Abdi
Cinematography: Gravity
Documentary: The Act of Killing
Foreign Language: The Hunt
Animated Short: Get a Horse!
Editing: Hustle
Adapted: 12 Years
Original: Hustle
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I hope Gravity doesn't win best pic
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Imagine if the acting awards had separate categories for the different races. It would never fly. And it's not like sports where the men and women have different inherit abilities in general. Plus it would shorten the show by two awards.
All of your points are valid, and I'm sure there is a desire to shorten the show, but there is no way anyone is going to agree to jettisoning two of the most popular categories, not while continuing to telecast the awards for stuff like Best Live Action Short.

Also, you don't need the Bechdale test to tell you under a uni-sex award, men will still receive about 90% of the nominations (at least). Part of the Oscar fun is watching handsome men and beautiful ladies dressing up, who wants to reduce that number by half?

I think if anything, they should have a third and fourth acting category: Best Supporting Supporting Actor/Actress, for people who play stuff like Cop #2 and Scared Motorist.
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Wow, Bill Murray in a tux. I'm surprised he's even there.
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Bill should have used a bit of make up.

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