Film Feature: Carrie and Chad Pick the Oscars

by Carrie Kahn on February 24, 2014

Film critics Carrie and Chad on who will – and who should – win the Oscars

The 86th Academy Awards air this Sunday, March 2nd on ABC at 5:00pm PST (red carpet coverage starts at 4:00). Here are Carrie and Chad’s predictions – and hopes – for the major categories:

BEST PICTURE:

Nominees: American Hustle/Captain Phillips/Dallas Buyers Club/Gravity/Her/Nebraska/Philomena/12 Years a Slave/The Wolf of Wall Street
Carrie: Will Win: 12 Years a Slave; Should Win: Nebraska
Chad: Will Win: 12 Years a Slave; Should Win: Her

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ACHIEVEMENT IN DIRECTING:

Nominees: David O. Russell, American Hustle/Alfonso Cuarón, Gravity/Alexander Payne, Nebraska/Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave/Martin Scorsese, The Wolf of Wall Street
Carrie: Will Win: Alfonso Cuarón; Should Win: Martin Scorsese
Chad: Will Win: Alfonso Cuarón; Should Win: Alfonso Cuarón

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE:

Nominees: Bruce Dern, Nebraska/Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave/Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club/Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street/Christian Bale, American Hustle
Carrie: Will Win: Matthew McConaughey; Should Win: Matthew McConaughey
Chad: Will Win: Matthew McConaughey; Should Win: Matthew McConaughey

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE:

Nominees: Amy Adams, American Hustle/Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine/Judi Dench, Philomena/Sandra Bullock, Gravity/Meryl Streep, August: Osage County
Carrie: Will Win: Cate Blanchett; Should Win: Cate Blanchett
Chad: Will Win: Cate Blanchett; Should Win: Cate Blanchett

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE:

Nominees: Sally Hawkins, Blue Jasmine/Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle/Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave/Julia Roberts, August: Osage County/June Squibb, Nebraska
Carrie: Will Win: Jennifer Lawrence; Should Win: Lupita Nyong’o
Chad: Will Win: Lupita Nyong’o; Should Win: Jennifer Lawrence/Lupita Nyong’o

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE:

Nominees: Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips/Bradley Cooper, American Hustle/Michael Fassbender, 12 Years a Slave/Jonah Hill, The Wolf of Wall Street/Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club
Carrie: Will Win: Jared Leto; Should Win: Jared Leto
Chad: Will Win: Jared Leto; Should Win: Jared Leto

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM:

Nominees: The Croods/Despicable Me 2/Ernest & Celestine/Frozen/The Wind Rises
Carrie: Will Win: Frozen; Should Win: Ernest & Celestine
Chad: Will Win: Frozen; Should Win: Ernest & Celestine

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE:

Nominees: The Act of Killing/Cutie and the Boxer/Dirty Wars/The Square/20 Feet from Stardom
Carrie: Will Win: The Square; Should Win: Blackfish (okay, it’s not even nominated, but it should have been – and it should have won!)
Chad: Will Win: The Act of Killing; Should Win: Didn’t see enough nominees (but I agree with Carrie regarding Blackfish.)

ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY:

Nominees: Philippe Le Sourd, The Grandmaster/Emmanuel Lubezki, Gravity/Bruno Delbonnel, Inside Llewyn Davis /Phedon Papamichael, Nebraska/Roger A. Deakins, Prisoners
Carrie: Will Win: Gravity; Should Win: Gravity
Chad: Will Win: Gravity; Should Win: Gravity

ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN:

Nominees: Michael Wilkinson, American Hustle/William Chang Suk Ping, The Grandmaster/Catherine Martin, The Great Gatsby/Michael O’Connor, The Invisible Woman/Patricia Norris, 12 Years a Slave
Carrie: Will Win: American Hustle; Should Win: 12 Years a Slave
Chad: Will Win: The Great Gatsby; Should Win: The Great Gatsby

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FEATURE:

Nominees: The Broken Circle Breakdown (Belgium)/The Great Beauty (Italy)/The Hunt (Denmark)/The Missing Picture (Cambodia)/Omar (Palestine)
Carrie: Will Win: The Great Beauty; Should Win: The Hunt
Chad: Will Win: The Great Beauty; Should Win: Didn’t see enough nominees

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY:

Nominees: Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke, Before Midnight/Billy Ray, Captain Phillips/Steve Coogan, Jeff Pope, Philomena/John Ridley, 12 Years a Slave/Terence Winter, The Wolf of Wall Street
Carrie: Will Win: 12 Years a Slave; Should Win: 12 Years a Slave
Chad: Will Win: 12 Years a Slave; Should Win: Before Midnight

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY:

Nominees: Eric Warren Singer, David O. Russell, American Hustle/Woody Allen, Blue Jasmine/Craig Borten, Melisa Wallack, Dallas Buyers Club/Spike Jonze, Her/Bob Nelson, Nebraska
Carrie: Will Win: Her; Should Win: Blue Jasmine
Chad: Will Win: Her; Should Win: Her/Blue Jasmine

 

 

 

Carrie Kahn

Moving from the arthouse to the multiplex with grace, ease, and only the occasional eye roll. Proud new member of the San Francisco Film Critics Circle.

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