Award Season Results: The 86th Academy Awards

So that was very entertaining. I vote that Ellen Degeneres always hosts these things from now on. Or Neil Patrick Harris.

Let's recap my predictions and see how they match up with what actually happened on the night.

Best Film
Prediction: 12 Years a Slave
Result: 12 Years a Slave
Nailed it!

Best Actor in a Leading Role
Prediction: Chiwetel Ejiofor
Result: Matthew McConaughey

Best Actress in a Leading Role
Prediction: Cate Blanchett
Result: Cate Blanchett
Nailed it!

Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Prediction: Jared Leto
Result: Jared Leto
Nailed it!

Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Prediction: Lupita Nyong'o
Result: Lupita Nyong'o
Nailed it!

Best Animated Feature
Prediction: Frozen
Result: Frozen
Nailed it!

Best Original Song
Prediction: Let It Go
Result: Let It Go
Nailed it!

Yeah! Think that has easily been my best set of predictions! Thank you Oscars for being so predictable ;). I hope you've enjoyed this little game. Back to normal after this. Should finish a book to be reviewed soon.

I think for next year's Award Season, I will try to watch all the Oscar contenders... might make it a smidge easier to make the predictions.

Well, here's to another year of film!

Award Season Prophecies: The 86th Academy Awards

It's here! The big one! The most anticipated awards of the them all. The 86th Academy Awards. Or the Oscars to you and me.

Let's be honest. This is the one everybody cares about the most. Winning an oscar can be the pinnacle for the winner's career or even skyrocket them into superstardom.

So for the last time time for me to guess who might win.

I'll be using a key to indicate my choices:
  • Green for Most Likeliest Winner
  • Purple for My Personal Choice
  • Orange for Both

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

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

Well, that's my two cents. Can't wait to watch some of the red carpet! Due to the time zone issue I won't be able to watch to actual ceremony. Happy Oscars Day!