Having a tough time deciding between Lupita Nyong'o and Jennifer Lawrence or those small categories of Best Documentary Feature and Short Film. I hope I can help, my name is Dylan Holloway, and these are my predictions for all 24 oscars in the 2014 Academy Awards this Sunday March 2nd.
To start off let's go with Best Picture, don't write anything other than 12 Years A Slave, it doesn't matter how much you loved a different movie, if you want to be right put down 12 Years A Slave.
Best Actor in a Leading Role, things get tougher. I could see this award going one of two ways, and it comes down between Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club), and Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years A Slave). With all of the momentum that Matthew has been getting he is on my Oscar ballot, but I won't be terribly shocked if Chiwetel comes home with it.
Best Actress in a Leading Role, this is Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine), there is no argument, no hesitation, the award goes to Cate Blanchett.
Best Actor in a Supporting Role will go to Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club).
Best Actress in a Supporting Role is another tough one. I think that Lupita Nyong'o (12 Years A Slave) deserves to win this oscar, and I also think that she will with all of the hype and momentum that she is building. It will come down to her and Jennifer Lawrence (American Hustle) though.
Best Animated Feature will go to Frozen, if it goes to anything else then The Academy will have gotten this category wrong two years in a row. I will be shocked if it goes to anything other than Frozen.
Best Cinematography, the best visuals and most interesting looking film, this award will go to Gravity, no one else has a chance.
Best Costume Design, I struggled on, but typically The Academy likes to give the award to a period film, and The Great Gatsby is what I believe to be the best choice.
Best Director, it pains me to say because I do not enjoy the award going to someone who bases their entire film on CGI, but Alfonso Cuarón has this locked up.
A fun one Documentary Feature, I think that you should write down Cutie and the Boxer, I think that it definitely has the best chance of winning. And Documentary Short Subject I would go with The Lady In Number 6: Music Saved My Life.
Best Film Editing, another lock I have Gravity.
Best Foreign Language Film The Great Beauty has the best chance of winning.
I refuse to believe that for Best Makeup and Hairstyling The Academy will give the award to Jackass, or The Lone Ranger, so I would write down Dallas Buyers Club.
Best Original Score, the beautiful score by Steven Price from Gravity should win bar none.
Best Original Song, this is a tough one, my heart is telling me to go with the very famous Let It Go from Frozen which is a beautiful song, but I am worried that Ordinary Love from Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom has a chance. I am writing down Let It Go, and hoping The Academy will get this right.
Best Production Design, the beautiful mesmerizing image of The Great Gatsby will forever be ingrained into my memory this should win.
Best Short Film (animated) The Possessions, and Best Short Film (Live Action) The Voorman Problem.
Best Sound Editing, and Best Sound Mixing which usually tie hand in hand I am going with Gravity.
Best Visual Effects which is not even a competition this will go to Gravity.
Best Writing Adapted Screenplay I am very hopeful that this will go to 12 Years A Slave and I think that it has a very good chance of winning.
Best Writing Original Screenplay is going to be tough. I think that it will come down between David O. Russell's American Hustle, and Spike Jonze's Her. Just because I think that it is truly an original screenplay that was masterfully done and way underrated I'm going with Spike Jonze's Her.
Good Luck with your ballots this year I hope these are all right because I have them on my ballot as well. My name is Dylan Holloway and you can get all of my movie reviews at www.nebraska.tv