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Oscars 2014
Oscars 2014
Telegraph UK

As the Academy Awards are less than a week away, predictions seem rightly in order. Below, take a gander at my WILL WINS/SHOULD WINS/COULD WINS. Hope everyone has a great Oscar night and don't forget to root for your favorites!

Best Picture

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

WILL WIN: "12 Years a Slave"


COULD WIN: "Gravity"

Best Performance by an 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

WILL WIN: Matthew McConaughey

SHOULD WIN: Chiwetel Ejiofor

COULD WIN: Leonardo DiCaprio

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

Amy Adams, American Hustle
Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Sandra Bullock, Gravity
Judi Dench, Philomena
Meryl Streep, August: Osage County

WILL WIN: Cate Blanchett

SHOULD WIN: Cate Blanchett

COULD WIN: Amy Adams

Best Performance by an 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

WILL WIN: Jared Leto

SHOULD WIN: Jared Leto

COULD WIN: Barkhad Adbi

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

Lupita Nyong'o, 12 Years a Slave
Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle
June Squibb, Nebraska
Julia Roberts, August: Osage County
Sally Hawkins, Blue Jasmine

WILL WIN: Lupita Nyong'o

SHOULD WIN: Lupita Nyong'o

COULD WIN: Jennifer Lawrence

Best Animated Feature

The Croods
The Wind Rises
Despicable Me 2
Ernest & Celestine

WILL WIN: "Frozen"

SHOULD WIN: "Frozen"

COULD WIN: "The Croods"

Achievement in Cinematography

The Grandmaster, Philippe Le Sourd
Gravity, Emmanuel Lubezki
Inside Llewyn Davis, Bruno Delbonnel
Nebraska, Phedon Papamichael
Prisoners, Roger A. Deakins

WILL WIN: "Gravity"

SHOULD WIN: "Inside Llewyn Davis"

COULD WIN: "Nebraska"

Achievement in Costume Design

American Hustle, Michael Wilkinson
The Grandmaster, William Chang Suk Ping
The Great Gatsby, Catherine Martin
The Invisible Woman, Michael O'Connor
12 Years a Slave, Patricia Norris

WILL WIN: "American Hustle"

SHOULD WIN: "The Great Gatsby"

COULD WIN: "12 Years a Slave"

Achievement in Directing

American Hustle, David O. Russell
Gravity, Alfonso Cuaron
Nebraska, Alexander Payne
12 Years a Slave, Steve McQueen
The Wolf of Wall Street, Martin Scorsese

WILL WIN: Alfonso Cuaron

SHOULD WIN: Steve McQueen

COULD WIN: David O. Russell

Best Documentary Feature

The Act of Killing, Joshua Oppenheimer and Signe Byrge Sørensen
Cutie and the Boxer, Zachary Heinzerling and Lydia Dean Pilcher
Dirty Wars, Richard Rowley and Jeremy Scahill
The Square, Jehane Noujaim and Karim Amer
20 Feet From Stardom

WILL WIN: "The Act of Killing"

SHOULD WIN: "20 Feet From Stardom"

COULD WIN: "20 Feet From Stardom"

Best Documentary Short Subject

CaveDigger, Jeffrey Karoff
Facing Fear, Jason Cohen
Karama Has No Walls, Sara Ishaq
The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life, Malcolm Clarke and Nicholas Reed
Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall, Edgar Barens

WILL WIN: "The Lady in Number 6"

SHOULD WIN: "Facing Fear"

COULD WIN: "Prison Terminal"

Achievement in Film Editing

American Hustle, Jay Cassidy, Crispin Struthers and Alan Baumgarten
Captain Phillips, Christopher Rouse
Dallas Buyers Club, John Mac McMurphy and Martin Pensa
Gravity, Alfonso Cuaron and Mark Sanger
12 Years a Slave, Joe Walker

WILL WIN: "Gravity"

SHOULD WIN: "12 Years a Slave"

COULD WIN: "American Hustle"

Best Foreign Language Film

The Broken Circle Breakdown, Belgium
The Great Beauty, Italy
The Hunt, Denmark
The Missing Picture, Cambodia
Omar, Palestine

WILL WIN: "The Great Beauty"

SHOULD WIN: "The Hunt"

COULD WIN: "The Broken Circle Breakdown"

Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling

Dallas Buyers Club, Adruitha Lee and Robin Mathews
Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa, Stephen Prouty
The Lone Ranger, Joel Harlow and Gloria Pasqua-Casny

WILL WIN: "Dallas Buyers Club"

SHOULD WIN: "Dallas Buyers Club"

COULD WIN: "Bad Grandpa"

Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Score)

The Book Thief, John Williams
Gravity, Steven Price
Her, William Butler and Owen Pallett
Philomena, Alexandre Desplat
Saving Mr. Banks, Thomas Newman

WILL WIN: "Gravity"


COULD WIN: "Philomena"

Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Song)

"Happy" from Despicable Me 2; Music and Lyrics by Pharrell Williams
"Let It Go" from Frozen; Music and Lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
“The Moon Song" from Her; Music by Karen O; Lyrics by Karen O and Spike Jonze
"Ordinary Love" from Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom; Music by Paul Hewson, Dave Evans, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen; Lyrics by Paul Hewson

WILL WIN: "Let It Go"


COULD WIN: "Ordinary Love"

Achievement in Production Design

American Hustle, Production Design: Judy Becker; Set Decoration: Heather Loeffler
Gravity, Production Design: Andy Nicholson; Set Decoration: Rosie Goodwin and Joanne Woollard
The Great Gatsby, Production Design: Catherine Martin; Set Decoration: Beverley Dunn
Her, Production Design: K.K. Barrett; Set Decoration: Gene Serdena
12 Years a Slave, Production Design: Adam Stockhausen; Set Decoration: Alice Baker

WILL WIN: "The Great Gatsby"


COULD WIN: "American Hustle"

Best Animated Short Film

Feral, Daniel Sousa and Dan Golden
Get a Horse!, Lauren MacMullan and Dorothy McKim
Mr. Hublot, Laurent Witz and Alexandre Espigares
Possessions, Shuhei Morita
Room on the Broom, Max Lang and Jan Lachauer

WILL WIN: "Mr. Hublot"

COULD WIN: "Get a Horse!"

SHOULD WIN: "Possessions"

Best Live Action Short Film

Aquel No Era Yo (That Wasn’t Me), Esteban Crespo
Avant Que De Tout Perdre (Just before Losing Everything), Xavier Legrand and Alexandre Gavras
Helium, Anders Walter and Kim Magnusson
Pitaako Mun Kaikki Hoitaa? (Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?), Selma Vilhunen and Kirsikka Saari
The Voorman Problem, Mark Gill and Baldwin Li

WILL WIN: "Helium"

SHOULD WIN: "The Voorman Problem"

COULD WIN: "That Wasn't Me"

Achievement in Sound Editing

All Is Lost, Steve Boeddeker and Richard Hymns
Captain Phillips, Oliver Tarney
Gravity, Glenn Freemantle
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Brent Burge
Lone Survivor, Wylie Stateman

WILL WIN: "Gravity"

SHOULD WIN: "Captain Phillips"

COULD WIN: "All Is Lost"

Achievement in Sound Mixing

Captain Phillips, Chris Burdon, Mark Taylor, Mike Prestwood Smith and Chris Munro
Gravity, Skip Lievsay, Niv Adiri, Christopher Benstead and Chris Munro
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Christopher Boyes, Michael Hedges, Michael Semanick and Tony Johnson
Inside Llewyn Davis, Skip Lievsay, Greg Orloff and Peter F. Kurland
Lone Survivor, Andy Koyama, Beau Borders and David Brownlow

WILL WIN: "Gravity"

SHOULD WIN: "Inside Llewyn Davis"

COULD WIN: "Captain Phillips"

Achievement in Visual Effects

Gravity, Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, Dave Shirk and Neil Corbould
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton and Eric Reynolds
Iron Man 3, Christopher Townsend, Guy Williams, Erik Nash and Dan Sudick
The Lone Ranger, Tim Alexander, Gary Brozenich, Edson Williams and John Frazier
Star Trek Into Darkness, Roger Guyett, Patrick Tubach, Ben Grossmann and Burt Dalton

WILL WIN: "Gravity"

SHOULD WIN: "Gravity"

COULD WIN: "The Hobbit"

Adapted Screenplay

Before Midnight, Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke
Captain Phillips, Billy Ray
Philomena, Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope
12 Years a Slave, John Ridley
The Wolf of Wall Street, Terence Winter

WILL WIN: "12 Years a Slave"

SHOULD WIN: "Before Midnight"

COULD WIN: "Captain Phillips"

Original Screenplay

American Hustle, Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell
Blue Jasmine, Woody Allen
Dallas Buyers Club, Craig Borten and Melisa Wallack
Her, Spike Jonze
Nebraska, Bob Nelson



COULD WIN: "American Hustle"

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