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Oscar Predictions: Defying Gravity

The Oscars are coming (tonight)! As per usual, I have thoughts.

No, I have nothing to say about Rob Ford attending the Academy Awards — except that sometimes I want to move to ANYWHERE WITH A REAL MAYOR.

I LOVED Gravity. It stuck with me in a way I wish 12 Years a Slave would have. Cate Blanchett was Daniel Day Genius-good in Blue Jasmine. Dallas Buyers Club, even with all the acting hype, is still, in my opinion, quite underrated. It's an important little film. (Who would've thought Jared Leto would ever be a shoo-in for an Academy Award?!)

Tom Hanks should have been nominated for Captain Phillips.

I really wish The Great Gatsby had been better. Ditto for American Hustle. (Although the performances in American Hustle were quite phenomenal. The movie didn't deserve them.)

I didn't know if I liked Inside Llewyn Davis until the day after I watched it. Delayed thumbs up.

And some of my favourite films of 2013 weren't even acknowledged by the Academy: The Way Way Back, Much Ado About Nothing, Sound City, Mud, Stories We Tell, In a World...

The 2014 Academy Awards: My Predictions

Best Picture: Gravity Best Director: Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity Best Actress: Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine Best Actor: Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club Best Supporting Actor: Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club Best Supporting Actress: Lupita Nyong'o

Best Animated Feature: Frozen Best Animated Short: Mr. Hublot Best Live Action Short: The Voorman Problem Best Documentary Feature: 20 Feet From Stardom Best Documentary Short: The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life Best Foreign Language Film: The Great Beauty Best Adapted Screenplay: 12 Years a Slave Best Original Screenplay: Her

Best Cinematography: Gravity Best Costume Design: American Hustle Best Film Editing: Gravity Best Makeup and Hairstyling: Dallas Buyers Club Best Original Score: Gravity Best Original Song: "Let It Go," Frozen Best Production Design: The Great Gatsby Best Sound Editing: Gravity Best Sound Mixing: Gravity Best Visual Effects: Gravity

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