Every year the Academy of Motion Pictures hosts an awards ceremony to honor only the best talents in cinema. Millions of viewers watch on, as many individuals in the movie industry are honored for their work. And as a result, win an ‘Oscar’ for their achievements and roles.
The Academy Awards is the most anticipated awards show in film and as a result, many are talking about who will win this years award. Who do I think will win the Oscar?
Out of all of the 2014 Oscar nominees for best motion picture, I truly find that 12 Years A Slave is the most moving. Everything from the acting and projection to the story itself deserves to win the big award.
I believe that the best actor in a leading role award will definitely go to Matthew McConaughey for his portrayal of Ron Woodroof in the Dallas Buyers Club. Everything about that role was very real, however; McConaughey stood out to me because he became Woodroof.
There are actresses and then there are legends and Cate Blanchett for her work in Blue Jasmine proves that she is more than just an actress, but a legend. I believe she not only deserves to win best actress in a leading role for her interpretation of Jeanette ‘Jasmine’ Francis.
The best supporting actor category is filled with a lot of incredible talent this year, however; Jared Leto for his portrayal of transgendered Rayon in the Dallas Buyers Club is clearly going to win. This man is entertainment genius and this role proves he can do just about anything.
I believe that Lupita Nyong’o will win the Oscar for best supporting actress for her role in 12 Years A Slave. Not only was her acting brilliant, but very real. Acting is all about transformation and Nyong’o became Patsey.
When it comes to best animated feature film, I truly believe that Frozen will take home the Oscar. I think the collaboration of Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee, and Peter Del Vecho for this Disney featured film prove that Disney is still at the top of their game.
After wondering why 12 Years A Slave was not nominated and deciding between Gravity (Emmanuel Lubezki) and Inside Llewyn Davis (Bruno Delbonnel), I believe the oscar for best Cinematography will go to Inside Llewyn Davis.
Some people believe that the costume design in a film can actually make or break a movie. The 86th Academy Awards has quite a few gifted nominees under their belt this year, however; I believe The Great Gatsby (Catherine Martin) will take home the gold polished man this year for the best costume design.
When it comes to directing, Alfonso Cuarón really proves why he should win best director for his work in Gravity. If you ever watched Gravity, you will understand why this brilliant film director should take home the big award.
Out of every single documentary feature I have watched this year, I really believe the best documentary feature is The Act of Killing by Joshua Oppenheimer and Signe Byrge Sørensen.
After deciding between Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Jack Hall and Karama Has No Walls, I think the best documentary for a short subject should definitely go to Karama Has No Walls. When I think of people who survive tragedies and overcome adversity, I think of this documentary.
The best film editing of the year shouldn’t go to Gravity, it needs to go to Gravity. Alfonso Cuarón and Mark Sanger both knew exactly what they were doing when they edited this movie because out of the many movies I have watched, this editing is A+.
Since The Past (Iran) isn’t nominated, I believe The Great Beauty (Italy) will win best foreign language film. La bellezza è negli occhi di chi guarda!
All of the nominees were fantastic, however; when it comes to best makeup and hairstyling I truly believe the Dallas Buyers Club stood out the most. To turn a handsome man like Jared Leto into a woman, I really believe Adruitha Lee and Robin Mathews will take home the big award.
When it comes to best original score, I believe that Hans Zimmer for his work on 12 Years A Slave will take home the big win on Sunday. The score is astonishingly heart-rending. Hans Zimmer remains to be one of my favorite composers, however; him being a favorite didn’t influence my decision.
I’ve heard every single best original song nominee and out of every single one I heard, I really loved Ordinary Love by U2 and Danger Mouse the most. This amazing addition to Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom really needs to win the oscar.
With much contemplating and debating in between American Hustle and The Great Gatsby, I think The Great Gatsby will win best production design. Catherine Martin (Production Design) and Beverley Dunn (Set Decoration) did a phenomenal job.
Although a mixed bag of good and amazing, I think of all of the nominees for best animated short film the big award will go to Feral. Daniel Sousa and Dan Golden both embraced impressionism when they created this short film.
After watching every single animated short film back-to-back, I believe the best live action short film award is going to Helium. When Anders Walter and Kim Magnusson created this story based on death and dying, they were able to deliver something epic.
When it comes to best sound effects, I really believe that Oliver Tarney is the genius of this category and therefore; will win the award for his work in Captain Phillips.
Although I am torn between two individual nominees for best sound mixing, I really believe that Skip Lievsay, Niv Adiri, Christopher Benstead, and Chris Munro win come out as the primary winners for their work in Gravity.
Visual effects truly make a movie exciting and worth sitting through. Who do I think will win the best visual effects award? I would definitely say Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, David Shirk, and Neil Corbould for their work in Gravity.
I have put a lot of thought into thinking who I believe will win best adapted screenplay and as a result of weighing both the pros and the cons, I definitely think 12 Years A Slave will take home the big award in this category.
With technology being as massive as it is and extremely relevant in today’s society, I believe the best original screenplay will go to Spike Jonze for Her. I believe that this type story is practical because although it may never happen to me or to you, it can happen to someone out there.
Tune in to the 86th Annual Academy Awards celebration on Sunday, March 2, 2014 at 7 PM EST hosted by the incredibly talented Ellen DeGeneres on ABC.