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
+American Hustle
Dallas Buyers Club

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
+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
+The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Star Trek Into Darkness
Iron Man 3
The Lone Ranger

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

Best sound editing
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)
Pitaako Mun Kaikki Hoitaa? (Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?)
The Voorman Problem

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

Best documentary short
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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