2013 Oscar Nominations: Best Picture and Final Predictions

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This is it. Just two days and we’ll know what the nominees are. Here’s a list of predictions in most categories (the “short” categories are missing, but I am so unfamiliar with the possible nominees there, there wouldn’t be any sense in me predicting them). As far as Best Picture goes, for the past two years we’ve had this weird nominating process in which we can have anywhere from five to ten nominees. So far we’ve always had nine, so I guess smart money lies in keeping to that prediction until we’re proven otherwise.

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

Direction
12 Years a Slave – Steve McQueen
American Hustle – David O. Russell
Captain Phillips – Paul Greengrass
Gravity – Alfonso Cuaron
Her – Spike Jonze

Lead Actor
Bruce Dern – Nebraska
Chiwetel Ejiofor – 12 Years a Slave
Tom Hanks – Captain Phillips
Matthew McConaughey – Dallas Buyers Club
Robert Redford – All is Lost 

Lead Actress
Amy Adams – American Hustle
Cate Blanchett – Blue Jasmine
Sandra Bullock – Gravity
Judi Dench – Philomena
Emma Thompson – Saving Mr. Banks

Supporting Actor
Barkhad Abdi – Captain Phillips
Daniel Brühl – Rush
Bradley Cooper – American Hustle
Michael Fassbender – 12 Years a Slave
Jared Leto – Dallas Buyers Club

Supporting Actress
Jennifer Lawerence – American Hustle
Lupita Nyong’o – 12 Years a Slave
Julia Roberts – August: Osage County
June Squibb – Nebraska
Oprah Winfrey – Lee Daniels’ The Butler

Original Screenplay
American Hustle – Eric Singer, David O. Russel
Blue Jasmine – Woody Allen
Her – Spike Jonze
Inside Llewyn Davis – Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Nebraska – Bob Nelson

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

Animated Film
The Croods
Ernest & Celestine
Frozen
Monsters University
The Wind Rises

Foreign Film
The Broken Circle Breakdown (Belgium)
The Grandmaster (China)
The Great Beauty 
(Italy)
The Hunt (Denmark)
The Notebook (Hungary)

Documentary
The Act of Killing
Blackfish
Stories We Tell
The Square
Twenty Feet from Stardom 

Cinematography
12 Years a Slave – Sean Bobbitt
Captain Phillips – Barry Ackroyd
The Grandmaster – Philippe Le Sourd
Gravity – Emmanuel Lubezki
Inside Llewyn Davis – Bruno Delbonnel

Production Design
12 Years a Slave – Adam Stockhausen
American Hustle – Judy Becker
Gravity –
Andy Nicholson
The Great Gatsby – 
Catherine Martin
Saving Mr. Banks – Michael Corenblith

Costume Design
12 Years a Slave – Patricia Norris
American Hustle – Michael Wilkinson
The Great Gatsby – Catherine Martin
Lee Daniels’ The Butler – Ruth Carter
Saving Mr. Banks – 
Daniel Orlandi

Film Editing
12 Years a Slave – Joe Walker
American Hustle – Jay Cassidy, Crispin Struthers, Alan Baumgarten
Captain Phillips – Christopher Rouse
Gravity – Alfonso Cuaron, Mark Sanger
Rush – Dan Hanley, Mike Hill

Original Score
12 Years a Slave – Hans Zimmer
All is Lost – 
Alex Ebert
The Book Thief – John Williams
Gravity – Steven Price
Saving Mr. Banks – Thomas Newman

Original Song
“Let It Go” from Frozen
“Young and Beautiful” from The Great Gatsby
“The Moon Song” from Her
“In The Middle of the Night” from Lee Daniels’ The Butler
“Ordinary Love” from Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom 

Sound Mixing
All is Lost
Captain Phillips
Gravity
Inside Llewyn Davis
Rush

Sound Editing
12 Years a Slave
All is Lost
Captain Phillips
Gravity
Rush

Makeup and Hair
American Hustle
Bad Grandpa
The Great Gatsby

Visual Effects
Gravity
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Iron Man 3
Pacific Rim
Star Trek Into Darkness

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