Oscar predictions: ‘Gravity’ will win seven, ’12 Years a Slave’ three including Best Picture

These predictions are based on a combination of the four sets of forecasts at Gold Derby: 30 Experts8 Editors, Top 24 Users (those who scored highest predicting last year’s winners) and All Users.

“Gravity” is predicted to prevail with seven of its 10 nominations:
Best Director, Alfonso Cuaron
Best Cinematography
Best Editing
Best Score
Best Sound Editing
Best Sound Mixing
Best Visual Effects

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“12 Years a Slave” will win three of its nine bids:
Best Picture
Best Supporting Actress, Lupita Nyongo
Best Adapted Screenplay

Dallas Buyers Club” will take three of its six:
Best Actor, Matthew McConaughey
Best Supporting Actor, Jared Leto
Best Makeup & Hairstyling

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Frozen” will win both of its bids: Best Animated Feature, Best Song 

The Great Gatsby” will win both of its nominations: Best Costume Design, Best Production Design

“American Hustle” will go one for 10, winning just Original Screenplay.

Blue Jasmine” will one of its three races: Best Actress, Cate Blanchett

Films with multiple nominations expected to be shut out include:
“Captain Phillips” (six)
“Nebraska” (six)
“Her” (five)
“The Wolf of Wall Street” (five)
“Philomena” (four)
“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” (three)

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4 thoughts on “Oscar predictions: ‘Gravity’ will win seven, ’12 Years a Slave’ three including Best Picture

  1. Here’s how I see it:

    Gravity- 7
    -Best Cinematography
    -Best Film Editing
    -Best Music, Original Score
    -Best Production Design
    -Best Sound Editing
    -Best Sound Mixing
    -Best Visual Effects

    12 Years a Slave- 5
    -Best Picture
    -Best Director- Steve McQueen
    -Best Supporting Actor- Michael Fassbender
    -Best Supporting Actress, Lupita Nyongo
    -Best Adapted Screenplay

    American Hustle- 2
    -Best Costume Design
    -Best Writing, Original Screenplay

    Dallas Buyers Club- 2
    -Best Leading Actor- Matthew McConaughey
    -Best Makeup & Hairstyling

    20 Feet from Stardom- 1
    -Best Documentary, Feature

    Blue Jasmine- 1
    -Best Leading Actress- Cate Blanchett

    Her- 1
    -Best Music, Original Song, “The Moon Song”

    Frozen- 1
    -Best Animated Feature

    Get a Horse- 1
    -Best Short Film, Animated

    The Great Beauty- 1
    -Best Foreign Language Film

    The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life- 1
    -Best Documentary, Short

    The Voorman Problem- 1
    -Best Short Film, Live Action

  2. I think American Hustle is gonna be completely shut out; it’s gonna be one of those films that get nominated for loads but come away empty handed, like Gangs of New York (10 noms, 0 wins). When I first saw it, I didn’t know whether I loved it or hated – eventually I leant more towards the side of disliking it, although I still find it a hard film to judge for some reason. Bale and Cooper were great, that’s the only thing I’m certain on. But nearly every other film nominated this year is ten times better then Hustle and in every one of it’s nominated category’s, it comes up 2nd best, 3rd best etc, never THE best. Screenplay will go to Her just cos the most original film always gets that – Django Unchained for example. Lawrence won’t win because voters are going to want to reward 12 Years a slave for more then just Best Picture – is the ‘best picture’ really just going to win one award or two awards? Even three seems low, especially when Gravity (the better film in my opinion) is going to win 7. If Lawrence beats Nyongo, then I think Gravity is gonna win Best Picture. Deservedly.

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