Thursday, May 1, 2014

Early Oscar Predictions - May 2014

Grain of salt, and all that.

Best Picture
The Imitation Game
Inherent Vice
Big Eyes
Gone Girl

Best Director
Paul Thomas Anderson - Inherent Vice
Angelina Jolie - Unbroken
Christopher Nolan - Interstellar
Bennett Miller - Foxcatcher
David Fincher - Gone Girl

Best Actor
Steve Carell - Foxcatcher
Benedict Cumberbatch - The Imitation Game
Joaquin Phoenix - Inherent Vice
Timothy Spall - Mr. Turner
Michael Keaton - Birdman

Best Actress
Meryl Streep - Into the Woods
Amy Adams - Big Eyes
Cate Blanchett - Carol
Rosamond Pike - Gone Girl
Reese Witherspoon - Wild

Best Supporting Actor
Mark Ruffalo - Foxcatcher
Vincent Piazza - Jersey Boys
Chris Pine - Into the Woods
Josh Brolin - Inherent Vice
Garrett Hedlund - Unbroken

Best Supporting Actress
Emily Blunt - Into the Woods
Viola Davis - Get on Up
Annette Bening - The Search
Sarah Paulson - Carol
Kiera Knightley - The Imitation Game

Best Original Screenplay
Mike Leigh - Mr. Turner
Grahame Moore - The Imitation Game
Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski - Big Eyes
Christopher Nolan, Jonathan Nolan - Interstellar
J.C. Chandor - A Most Violent Year

Best Adapted Screenplay
Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, Richard LaGravenese, William Nicholson - Unbroken
E. Max Frye, Dan Futterman - Foxcatcher
Paul Thomas Anderson - Inherent Vice
Gyllian Flynn - Gone Girl
Richard Curtis - Trash

Best Animated Feature
Dean DeBlois - How to Train Your Dragon 2
Phil Lord, Chris Miller - The LEGO Movie
Graham Annable, Anthony Stacchi - The Boxtrolls
Don Hall, Chris Williams - Big Hero 6
Tom Moore - Song of the Sea

Best Cinematography
Hoyte Van Hoytema - Interstellar
Roger Deakins - Unbroken
Robert Elswit - Inherent Vice
Jeff Cronenweth - Gone Girl
Bruno Delbonnel - Big Eyes

Best Editing
Kirk Baxter - Gone Girl
Lee Smith - Interstellar
Tim Squyres - Unbroken
Stuart Levy, Conor O'Niell - Foxcatcher
William Goldenberg - The Imitation Game

Best Production Design
Dennis Gassner, Anna Pinnock - Into the Woods
Dylan Cole, Gary Freeman, Lee Sandales - Maleficent
Nathan Crowley, Gary Fettis, Paul Healy - Interstellar
Rick Heinrichs, Shane Vieau - Big Eyes
Arthur Max, Celia Boback - Exodus: Gods and Kings

Best Costume Design
Colleen Atwood - Into the Woods
Anna B. Sheppard - Maleficent
Gigi Lepage - Grace of Monaco
Mark Bridges - Inherent Vice
Michael O'Connor - Suite fran├žaise

Best Original Score
Alexandre Desplat - Unbroken
Hans Zimmer - Interstellar
Danny Elfman - Big Eyes
Clint Mansel - The Imitation Game
Mychael Danna - Foxcatcher

Best Original Song
Begin Again
The Last Five Years
The LEGO Movie
Into the Woods

Best Sound Mixing
Into the Woods
Gone Girl
Transformers: Age of Extinction

Best Sound Editing
Gone Girl
The Hobbit: There and Back Again

Best Visual Effects
The Hobbit: There and Back Again
Dawn of the Planet of the Ape

Best Makeup
Peter King - Into the Woods
Arjen Tuiten - Unbroken
Julie Hewett - Get On Up


  1. Best Picture:
    Big Eyes
    Gone Girl
    The Imitation Game
    Inherent Vice
    The Search

    Best Director:
    Paul Thomas Anderson
    Tim Burton
    David Fincher
    Angelina Jolie
    Bennett Miller

    Best Original Screenplay:
    A Most Violent Year
    Mr. Turner

    Best Adapted Screenplay:
    Gone Girl
    The Imitation Game (it's adapted, I checked)
    Inherent Vice

    Best Lead Actor:
    Steve Carrell
    Benedict Cumbercatch
    Tommy Lee Jones (The Homseman)
    Michael Keaton
    Joaquin Phoenix

    Best Lead Actress:
    Amy Adams
    Berenice Bejo
    Rosamund Pike
    Hilary Swank (The Homesman)
    Reese Witherspoon

    Best Supporting Actor
    Robert Duvall (The Judge)
    Paul Giamati (Love and Mercy)
    JK Simmons (Whiplash)
    Mark Ruffalo (Foxcatcher)
    Christoph Waltz (Big Eyes)

    Best Supprtong Actress
    Patricia Arquette (Boyhood)
    Anette Bening (The Search)
    Keira Knightley
    Rooney Mara (Trash)
    Meryl Streep (Into the Woods)

  2. A few comments: I think you should definitely consider "Boyhood" for AT LEAST an Original Screenplay nomination. Its ambitious nature will get a lot of attention come awards season time. Plus I don't know if you're familiar with "Into the Woods", the material but unless they changed something in the adaptation, I really doubt Chris Pine is getting in. His character is basically a comic buffoon. The most nomination-worthy male role in "Into the Woods" is The Baker played by James Corden.

    1. The comic relief factor is why I though to include him. Lots of actors have gotten token Supporting nominations for lightening the load of their movie. I know it's still a long shot, but I'm not willing to do that much more research for May predictions.