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The 86th Academy Awards – Our Tips

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Picking the winners at the Oscars has become quite a big money spinner for betting agencies. Little wonder, considering the world wide interest in the ceremony. As usual, everyone with a keyboard and fingers has an opinion online, so we figure, hell, why not join them! Here are our rough-chance tips for the winners this year!

The Woulda, Shoulda, Coulda list….

 

Best Picture

Who Should Win: Gravity

Who Will Win: 12 Years A Slave

Best Director

Who Should Win:  Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity)

Who Will Win: Steve McQueen (12 Years A Slave)

Best Actor:

Who Should Win: Chiwetel Ejiofor

Who Will Win: Matthew McConnaughey

Best Actress

Who Should Win: Cate Blanchett

Who Will Win: Cate Blanchett

Best Supporting Actor

Who Should Win: Barkhad Abdi or Michael Fassbender for the tie.

Who Will Win: Michael Fassbender

Best Supporting Actress

Who Should Win: Jennifer Lawrence

Who Will Win: Lawrence for the repeat.

Who Will Win Everything Else…

Original Screenplay:  Her (Spike Jonze)

Adapted Screenplay: The Wolf Of Wall Street

Animated Feature: Frozen

Foreign Language Film:  The Hunt, only because of Mads!

Original Score: Steven Price (Gravity)

Original Song: “Let It Go”, from Frozen

Sound Editing: The Hobbit – The Desolation of Smaug

Sound Mixing: Gravity

Production Design: American Hustle (although The Great Gatsby better keep their speeches handy)

Cinematography: Gravity (although I’d love to see Roger Deakins take it for Prisoners…)

Makeup and Hairstyling: Bad Grandpa, because Johnny Knoxville is unrecognizable in that film.

Costume Design: The Great Gatsby

Film Editing:  12 Years A Slave

Visual Effects: Gravity

 

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