Sunday, March 2, 2014

The Oscar Goes To...




This will be a short post.  Didn't have a photo or drawing of the Oscar statue, or red carpet, so I thought I would just reuse this drawing that my husband did for "Sadie Says... A Peek Behind The Curtain".  My picks are based on thoughts and hunches.

So without any ado, here are my picks for the night: 


Best Picture- American Hustle   W: 12 Years a Slave

Best Actress in a Leading Role- Amy Adams for her role in American Hustle  W: Cate Blanchett in Blue Jasmine

Best Actor in a Leading Role- Chiwetel Ejifor for his role in 12 Years a Slave   W: Matthew McConaughey in Dallas Buyers Club

Best Actress in a Supporting Role- W: Lupita Nyong'o for her role in 12 Years a Slave

Best Actor in a Supporting Role-W: Jared Leto for his role in Dallas Buyers Club

Best Animated Feature- W: Frozen

Best Cinematography- W: Gravity- Emmanuel Lubezki


Best Costume Design- W: The Great Gatsby- Catherine Martin


Best Directing- David O. Russel for American Hustle
W:  Alphonso Cuaron for Gravity

Best Documentary Feature - either The Act of Killing or W: Twenty Feet From Stardom

Best Documentary Short- Karama Has No Walls directed by Sara Ishaq W: The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life by Malcolm Clarke

Best Film Editing-  Jay Cassidy, Crispin Struthers and Alan Baumgarten for their work in,  American Hustle
W: Alphonso Cuaron and Mark Sanger for Gravity
  Best Foreign Language Film- Omar- Palestine
W: The Great Beauty- Italy

Best Makeup and Hairstyling-W: Adruitha Lee and Robin Mathews for Dallas Buyers Club

Best Original Score- Thomas Newman for Saving Mr. Banks
W: Steven Price for Gravity

Best Original Song- W: "Let it Go," from Frozen

Best Production Design-W:for Catherine Martin and Beverly Dunn for their work in  The Great Gatsby

Best Short Film- Animated- Room on the Broom- Max Lang and Jan Lachauer  
W: Mr. Hublot Laurent Witz and Alexander Espigares

Best Short Film- Live Action-Pitaako Mun Daikki Hoitaa? (Do I Have To Take Care of Everything?)
Selma Vilhunen and Kirsikka Saari
W: Helium Anders Walter and Kim Magnusson

Best Sound Editing- All Is Lost Steve Boeddecker and Richard Hymns
W: Gravity- Glenn Freemantle

Best Sound Mixing- Captain Phillips- Chris Burdon, Mark Taylor, Mike Prestwood Smith and Chris Munro
W: Gravity- Skip Lievsay, Niv Adiri, Christopher Benstead and Chris Munro

Best Visual Effects- The Hobbit:  The Desolation of Smaug- Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton and Eric Reynolds
W: Gravity- Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, David Shirk and Neil Corbould

Best Adapted Screenplay- Philomena Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope
W: 12 Years a Slave- John Ridley

Best Original Screenplay- American Hustle Eric Warren Singer and David O Russell
W: Her- Spike Jonze


So, I got 9 out of 24.  Not bad, some as mentioned I just went on a hunch, based on what I saw, and then I thought about potential of backlash for all, and that is why I came up with some of my picks. 
Overall I was happy.  Ellen did an amazing job.
I spent the evening watching with my girls.  They loved Pharrell Williams "Happy" production; but were very happy with Frozen winning Best Animated Feature, and "Let it Go" winning Best Song.  

Hope you enjoyed it as well.