Saturday, March 1, 2014

Oscars 2014: My Final Oscar Ballot

Hello, Bloggers! Today, I am putting my Oscar coverage to a close. It's been really fun covering the Oscars all the way back to last summer, but until we get closer to the next awards season, I will do my own personal Oscar ballot. These picks are not based on who I think will win or what could win, but only based on who I want to win. I am leaving out the short subject and animated feature categories and because I haven't seen any of those. Anyways, here is my final Oscar ballot and let's hope for a great ceremony tomorrow night!:
* The asterisk is my pick in each category

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

Best Director:
Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity*
Steve McQueen, 12 Years A Slave
David O. Russell, American Hustle
Alexander Payne, Nebraska
Martin Scorsese, Wolf of Wall Street

Best Actor:
Christian Bale, American Hustle
Bruce Dern, Nebraska
Leonardo DiCaprio, Wolf of Wall Street*
Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years A Slave
Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club

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

Best Supporting Actor:
Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips
Bradley Cooper, American Hustle*
Michael Fassbender, 12 Years A Slave
Jonah Hill, Wolf of Wall Street
Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club

Best Supporting Actress:
Sally Hawkins, Blue Jasmine
Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle
Lupita Nyong'o, 12 Years A Slave*
Julia Roberts, August: Osage County
June Squibb, Nebraska

Best Adapted Screenplay:
Before Midnight
Captain Phillips
Philomena
12 Years A Slave*
Wolf of Wall Street

Best Original Screenplay:
American Hustle
Blue Jasmine
Dallas Buyers Club
Her*
Nebraska

Best Foreign Language Film:
Broken Circle Breakdown
The Great Beauty
The Hunt*
The Missing Picture
Omar

Best Documentary:
The Act of Killing
20 Feet From Stardom*
Cutie and the Boxer
Dirty Wars
The Square

Best Original Score:
The Book Thief
Gravity
Her*
Philomena
Saving Mr. Banks

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

Best Cinematography:
The Grandmaster
Gravity*
Inside Llewyn Davis
Nebraska
Prisoners

Best Sound Mixing:
Captain Phillips
Gravity*
The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug
Inside Llewyn Davis
Lone Survivor

Best Sound Editing:
All Is Lost
Captain Phillips*
Gravity
The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug
Long Survivor

Best Production Design:
American Hustle
Gravity
The Great Gatsby
Her*
12 Years A Slave

Best Makeup:Dallas Buyers Club*
Bad Grandpa
The Lone Ranger

Best Costume Design:
American Hustle*
The Grandmaster
The Great Gatsby
The Invisible Woman
12 Years A Slave

Best Film Editing:
American Hustle
Captain Phillips
Dallas Buyers Club
Gravity*
12 Years A Slave

Best Visual Effects:
Gravity*
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Iron Man 3
The Lone Ranger
Star Trek Into Darkness