Roll Out the Red Carpet Part 2 - Oscar Predictions 2014

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Yup, it's that time again friends! Let's roll out the red carpet and look at my Oscar picks for this year.

Best picture 

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

Best director
*Steve McQueen -- 12 Years a Slave
David O. Russell -- American Hustle
+Alfonso Cuaron -- Gravity
Alexander Payne -- Nebraska
Martin Scorsese -- The Wolf of Wall Street

Best actor
Bruce Dern -- Nebraska
Chiwetel Ejiofor -- 12 Years a Slave
+Matthew McConaughey -- Dallas Buyers Club
*Leonardo DiCaprio -- The Wolf of Wall Street
Christian Bale -- American Hustle

Best actress
*Amy Adams -- American Hustle
+Cate Blanchett -- Blue Jasmine
Judi Dench -- Philomena
Sandra Bullock -- Gravity
Meryl Streep -- August: Osage County

Best supporting actor
Barkhad Abdi -- Captain Phillips
Bradley Cooper -- American Hustle
+Jonah Hill -- The Wolf of Wall Street
*Jared Leto -- Dallas Buyers Club
Michael Fassbender -- 12 Years a Slave

Best supporting actress
+Jennifer Lawrence -- American Hustle
*Lupita Nyong'o -- 12 Years a Slave
June Squibb -- Nebraska
Julia Roberts -- August: Osage County
Sally Hawkins -- Blue Jasmine

Best original screenplay
+American Hustle -- David O. Russell and Eric Warren Singer
Blue Jasmine -- Woody Allen
*Her -- Spike Jonze
Nebraska -- Bob Nelson
Dallas Buyers Club -- Craig Borten and Melisa Wallack

Best adapted screenplay
*12 Years a Slave -- John Ridley
Before Midnight -- Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke and Richard Linklater
+The Wolf of Wall Street -- Terence Winter
Captain Phillips -- Billy Ray
Philomena -- Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope

Best animated feature
The Wind Rises
*Frozen
+Despicable Me 2
Ernest & Celestine
The Croods

Best foreign feature
The Hunt (Denmark)
+The Broken Circle Breakdown (Belgium)
*The Great Beauty (Italy)
Omar (Palestinian territories)
The Missing Picture (Cambodia)

Best music (original song)
*Frozen: Let it Go -- Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom: Ordinary Love -- U2, Paul Hewson
+Her: The Moon Song -- Karen O, Spike Jonze
Despicable Me 2: Happy -- Pharrell Williams
Alone Yet Not Alone: Alone Yet Not Alone -- Bruce Broughton, Dennis Spiegel

Best music (original score)
+Gravity -- Steven Price
Philomena -- Alexandre Desplat
The Book Thief -- John Williams
Saving Mr. Banks -- Thomas Newman
*Her -- William Butler and Owen Pallett

Best cinematography
*Gravity -- Emmanuel Lubezki
Inside Llewyn Davis -- Bruno Delbonnel
+Nebraska -- Phedon Papamichael
Prisoners -- Roger Deakins
The Grandmaster -- Phillippe Le Sourd

Best costume design
*The Great Gatsby -- Catherine Martin
12 Years a Slave -- Patricia Norris
The Grandmaster -- William Chang Suk Ping
+American Hustle -- Michael Wilkinson
The Invisible Woman -- Michael O'Connor

Best documentary feature
The Act of Killing
20 Feet From Stardom
The Square
Cutie and the Boxer
Dirty Wars

Best film editing
*Gravity -- Alfonso Cuaron, Mark Sanger
+12 Years a Slave-- Joe Walker
Captain Phillips -- Christopher Rouse
American Hustle -- Jay Cassidy, Crispin Struthers and Alan Baumgarten
Dallas Buyers Club -- John Mac McMurphy and Martin Pensa

Best makeup and hairstyling
The Lone Ranger -- Joel Harlow and Gloria Pasqua-Casny
+Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa -- Stephen Prouty
*Dallas Buyers Club -- Adruitha Lee and Robin Mathews

Best production design
*12 Years a Slave -- Adam Stockhausen and Alice Baker
The Great Gatsby -- Catherine Martin and Beverley Dunn
+American Hustle -- Judy Becker and Heather Loeffler
Gravity -- Andy Nicholson, Rosie Goodwin and Joanne Woollard
Her -- K.K. Barrett and Gene Serdena

Best visual effects
*Gravity
+The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Star Trek Into Darkness
Iron Man 3
The Lone Ranger

Best sound mixing
*Gravity
Captain Phillips
Lone Survivor
+Inside Llewyn Davis
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Best sound editing
*Gravity
All Is Lost
Captain Phillips
+Lone Survivor
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Best short film, live action
Aquel No Era Yo (That Wasn't Me)
Avant Que De Tout Perdre (Just Before Losing Everything)
Helium
Pitaako Mun Kaikki Hoitaa? (Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?)
The Voorman Problem

Best short film, animated
Feral
Get a Horse!
Mr. Hublot
Possessions
Room on the Broom


Best documentary short
CaveDigger
Facing Fear
Karama Has No Walls
The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life
Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall

--> *indicates my personal pick, +indicates major contender or another personal favorite; some sections left blank

What movies are you rooting for in the 2014 Oscar race?

PS - Stay tuned for a list of my personal favorites from 2013, Oscar nominated or not!

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