It would obviously be foolish to try and predict the winners of this year’s Oscars, so here I go…

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  • Comment number 51. Posted by victoria1967

    on 7 Mar 2014 15:04

    All but one spot on - not bad. Remind us to take out bets based on your predictions next January, lol.

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  • Comment number 50. Posted by Berba_Was_King

    on 3 Mar 2014 11:37

    @49 - To be fair anyone could have predicted the winners last night, yet again no shocks or drama's and the Academy goes for the safe options.

    How brave it would've been (and correct imo) to award best pic, best director and best actor to Wolf of Wall Street, Scorsese and DiCaprio. In years to come when people look at Oscar 'outrages' and mistakes, the over-looking of The Wolf will be one of them.

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  • Comment number 49. Posted by donluigi87

    on 3 Mar 2014 08:53

    Kermode gets 7/8 predictions correct. The only one he got wrong was because the Oscar voters are idiots for not voting for The Act Of Killing. It's by far the best documentary of last year and will be for many years to come.

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  • Comment number 48. Posted by Tel-X

    on 10 Feb 2014 09:03

    *Best Original Screenplay - Dallas Buyers Club (come on BBC - get an 'edit' button!)

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  • Comment number 47. Posted by Tel-X

    on 9 Feb 2014 03:03

    Best Picture - Dallas Buyers Club
    Best Director - Martin Scorcese
    Best Actor - Matthew McConaughey
    Best Supporting Actor - Jonah Hill
    Best Actress - Amy Adams
    Best Supporting Actress - Julia Roberts
    Best Adapted Screenplay - Before Midnight
    Best Adapted Screenplay - Dallas Buyers Club
    Best Documentary - The Act of Killing
    Best Foreign Language - The Hunt
    Best Cinematography - Gravity
    Best Film Editing - Gravity
    Best Visual Effects - Gravity
    Best Sound Editing - Gravity
    Best Sound Mixing - The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
    Best Animation - Frozen
    Best Animated Short - Get a Horse!

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  • Comment number 46. Posted by shortg

    on 7 Feb 2014 12:56

    I tend to agree with Kermode on his choices, though Dallas Buyer's Club and 12 Year's a Slave haven't made it here yet... Unfortunately the character that is being portrayed and/or the quality of the movie is often more important in nominating best actor than than the actual performance. Otherwise I think Bale's performance in Hustle would have more of a chance, since it was the best thing about the movie. Not to say that Mcconaughey's performance wasn't great, since I don't know.

    What a crime, though, that Kaguyahime wasn't nominated for best animation or best foreign film... Was it not released in time?

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  • Comment number 45. Posted by MovieGeek

    on 7 Feb 2014 00:26

    You got them all right, and I pretty much agree with all of them.

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  • Comment number 44. Posted by Portnoy

    on 4 Feb 2014 14:27

    Chiwetel Ejiofor‘s performance is outstanding by being pretty much flawless. He also perfectly transported the characters ability to remain true to himself, and to surrender only very, very late in the story by being unable to hold up against the circumstances any longer.

    However, I doubt either the movie or Mr. Ejiofor ist going to win the OSCAR. Do not get me wrong: both the actor and the movie have every right to be nominated.

    What I miss from the actor to win an OSCAR is the struggle with the matter he is supposed to project. I think, as perfectly as he performed, he has only shown his potential.

    The real struggle though, is presented through Matthew McConaughey‘s performance, which is certainly the best performance he has ever delivered. He has made a huge steps forward in his play and I think he is going to be rewarded for that with this year's Oscar for best performance.

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  • Comment number 43. Posted by MarkO

    on 3 Feb 2014 21:03

    OK these are my predictions:


    Best Actor - Christian Bale
    Best Supporting Actor - Michael Fassbender
    Best Actress - Cate Blanchett
    Best Supporting Actress - Jennifer Lawrence
    Best Director - Steve McQueen
    Best Documentary - The Act of Killing
    Best Foreign Language - The Great Beauty
    Best Animation - Wind Rises
    Best Picture - 12 Years A Slave

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  • Comment number 42. Posted by dangermice

    on 1 Feb 2014 15:44

    I think 12 Years a Slave is one of the few films that really deserves all the awards its nominated for (along with the performances), with the possible exception of best supporting actor as I have not seen Dallas Buyers Club yet. Gravity deserves all of the technical awards as it was absolutely riveting, and whilst I hope Steve McQueen wins best director as I doubt that he will ever top 12YAS, I also feel Alfonso Cuaron is very overdue for an Oscar so either way I will be happy.
    That being said I hope that American Hustle wins nothing. David O Russell is probably one of the most overrated directors of all time and American Hustle was nothing more than a messy vanity project. Same goes for Jennifer Lawrence, if she wins over Lupita Nyong’o it would be a travesty.

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