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Oscar 2014 results are in

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The 86th annual Academy Awards have come and gone. Did you favourite film win an award? How many winners did you guess right? Check out the list of winners below.

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Winners of the 84th Academy Awards

Last night, or early this morning, the 84th Academy Awards took place in the Kodak Theatre, Hollywood.  The ceremony was hosted by Billy Crystal and featured appearances from the Muppets and Cirque Du Soleil.  Just over a month ago, on the 25th of January, I made nine predictions.  Now that the results are in, I can happily say that I was right about five of them, which, by the power of majority rules, makes me psychic.  Check out which ones I predicted HERE or you just check out the list of winners below.

Best Picture

The Artist

 

Actor in a Leading Role

Jean Dujardin in The Artist

 

Actor in a Supporting Role

Christopher Plummer in Beginners

 

Actress in a Leading Role

Meryl Streep in The Iron Lady

 

Actress in a Supporting Role

Octavia Spencer in The Help

 

Directing

The Artist, Michel Hazanavicius

 

Animated Feature Film

Rango

 

Art Direction

Hugo

 

Cinematography

Hugo

 

Costume Design

The Artist

 

Documentary (Feature)

Undefeated

 

Documentary (Short Subject)  

Saving Face

 

Film Editing

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

 

Foreign Language Film

A Separation, Iran

 

Makeup

The Iron Lady

 

Music (Original Score)

The Artist, Ludovic Bource

 

Music (Original Song)

“Man or Muppet” from The Muppets, Music and Lyric by Bret McKenzie

 

Short Film (Animated)

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

 

Short Film (Live Action)

The Shore

 

Sound Editing

Hugo

 

Sound Mixing

Hugo

 

Visual Effects

Hugo

 

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

The Descendants, Screenplay by Alexander Payne and Nat Faxon & Jim Rash

 

Writing (Original Screenplay)

Midnight in Paris, Written by Woody Allen

 

What do you think?  Let me know by voting and leaving a comment below, also don’t forget to follow and click the like button.


Oscar Predictions

I didn’t want to do another post about the Oscars until they were closer, but then I thought about how hard I’d kick myself if all my predictions are right and I have no evidence of making them, so here we are.  Don’t worry, I’ll keep it short and just stick to the categories I understand most and tomorrows post will be something much more interesting.

Best Picture
‘The Artist’ – It’s that I think it’s better than the others in the category; it’s just a gut feeling.  If I’m honest it’s not even the one I would like to see win, it’s just the one I think will get it.

Actor in a Leading Role
George Clooney ‘The Descendants’ – Again, it’s just a feeling I have and doesn’t necessarily represent who I’d like to see win the award.

Actor in a Supporting Role
Jonah Hill ‘Moneyball’ – My only reasoning for this one is ‘why not Jonah Hill’ you go think about that.

Actress in a Leading Role
Meryl Streep ‘Iron Lady’ – Though I think Rooney Mara should win, I feel that the academy will vote in favour of Meryl Streep.

Actress in a Supporting Role
Melissa McCarthy ‘Bridesmaids’ – I really think she deserves it, but that doesn’t mean that she has a chance, though getting nominated is a good start and I hope she gets it.

Animated Feature Film
‘Rango’ – Johnny Depp is in it, it’s going to win.

Art Direction
‘The Artist’ – It has the word art in the title, it’s like destiny.

Cinematography
‘The Tree of Life’ – For this one I asked my friend, who studied Cinematography, so if you put money on it and lose, take it up with him.

Directing
Michel Hazanavicius ‘The Artist’ – If I keep guessing ‘The Artist’ I’m bound to get it at least once, right?

I know there are plenty of other categories, but to avoid this post being as long as the nominations one, I’m going to leave it there.  One final point though, Tintin should have been nominated for Animated Feature Film, it was robbed.

Those are my wacky theories, what are yours?  Let me know by voting and leaving a comment below.  Also don’t forget to follow/subscribe and click the like button, unless you don’t like this post.


The 2012 Oscar Nominees

This years marks the 84th annual Academy Awards Ceremony, which will take place on the 26th of February.  The Oscar will be hosted by Billy Crystal, after Eddie Murphy stepped down.  Take a look at the full list of the nominations below and leave a comment saying who you would like to see win.

BEST PICTURE

‘The Artist’

‘The Descendants’

‘Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close’

‘The Help’

‘Hugo’

‘Midnight in Paris’

‘Moneyball’

‘The Tree of Life’

‘War Horse’

Actor in a Leading Role

Demián Bichir ‘A Better Life’

George Clooney ‘The Descendants’

Jean Dujardin ‘The Artist’

Gary Oldman ‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’

Brad Pitt ‘Moneyball’

Actor in a Supporting Role

Kenneth Branagh ‘My Week with Marilyn’

Jonah Hill ‘Moneyball’

Nick Nolte ‘Warrior’

Christopher Plummer ‘Beginners’

Max von Sydow ‘Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close’

Actress in a Leading Role

Glenn Close ‘Albert Nobbs’

Viola Davis ‘The Help’

Rooney Mara ‘The Girl with the Drag on Tattoo’

Meryl Streep ‘The Iron Lady’

Michelle Williams ‘My Week with Marilyn’

Actress in a Supporting Role

Bérénice Bejo ‘The Artist’

Jessica Chastain ‘The Help’

Melissa McCarthy ‘Bridesmaids’

Janet McTeer ‘Albert Nobbs’

Octavia Spencer ‘The Help’

Animated Feature Film
‘A Cat in Paris’

‘Chico & Rita’

‘Kung Fu Panda 2’

‘Puss in Boots’

‘Rango’

ART DIRECTION

‘The Artist’

‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2’

‘Hugo’

‘Midnight in Paris’

‘War Horse’

CINEMATOGRAPHY

‘The Artist’

‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’

‘Hugo’

‘The Tree of Life’

‘War Horse’

COSTUME DESIGN

‘Anonymous’

‘The Artist’

‘Hugo’

‘Jane Eyre’

‘W.E.’

DIRECTING

Michel Hazanavicius ‘The Artist’

Alexander Payne ‘The Descendants’

Martin Scorsese ‘Hugo’

Woody Allen ‘Midnight in Paris’

Terrence Malick ‘The Tree of Life’

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

‘Hell and Back Again’

‘If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front’

‘Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory’

‘Pina’

‘Undefeated’

Documentary Short Subject

‘The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement’

‘God Is the Bigger Elvis’

‘Incident in New Baghdad’

‘Saving Face’

‘The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom’

FILM EDITING

‘The Artist’

‘The Descendants’

‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’

‘Hugo’

‘Moneyball’

Foreign Language Film

‘Bullhead’ (Belgium)

‘Footnote’ (Israel)

‘In Darkness’ (Poland)

‘Monsieur Lazhar’ (Canada)

‘A Separation’ (Iran)

MAKEUP

‘Albert Nobbs’

‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2’

‘The Iron Lady’

Music (Original Score)

‘The Adventures of Tintin’

‘The Artist’

‘Hugo’

‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’

‘War Horse’

Music (Original Song)

‘Man or Muppet’ The Muppets; Music and Lyric by Bret McKenzie

‘Real in Rio’ Rio; Music by Sergio Mendes and Carlinhos Brown Lyric by Siedah Garrett

Short Film (Animated)

‘Dimanche/Sunday’

‘The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore’

‘La Luna’

‘A Morning Stroll’

‘Wild Life’

Short Film (Live Action)

‘Pentecost’

‘Raj u’

‘The Shore’

‘Time Freak’

‘Tuba Atlantic’

SOUND EDITING

‘Drive’

‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’

‘Hugo’

‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon’

‘War Horse’

SOUND MIXING

‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’

‘Hugo’

‘Moneyball’

‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon’

‘War Horse’

VISUAL EFFECTS

‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2’

‘Hugo’

‘Real Steel’

‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’

‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon’

What do you think?  Who would you like to see win?  Are you favourite actors or films there?  Is there anyone you just know is going to win?  Let me know by voting and leaving a comment below.  Also don’t forget to follow/subscribe and, if you liked this post, click the like button.  If you want to follow me on Twitter my profile is https://twitter.com/#!/AdamODwyer1, I follow back providing it’s not spam.