The Watching Between the Lines 2014 Oscar Predictions Mega-Post


With only a few hours to go until the obviation of all 2013-14 Oscar predictions, the Watching Between the Lines Gang thought it would be worth posting their collective predictions. The politicisation of the Oscars is often touted (and abundantly apparent), and these predictions don’t necessarily reflect what our team thinks should win, but what films we predict the academy will award. For some categories, favourites clearly emerged, but some distinctions of opinion appeared. Hopefully between us, we get ’em all right.

Let’s get this awards show on the road, from last to first.

Best Short Film

‘Helium’ – Rupert, Freddie

‘The Voorman Problem’ – Jack

‘Avant Que De Tout Perdre (Just Before Losing Everything)’ – Andrew

Best Animated Short Film (FREE FOR ALL)

‘Room on the Broom’ – Rupert

‘Feral’ – Andrew

‘Mr. Hublot’ – Jack

‘Possessions’ – Freddie

Best Visual Effects (Unanimous)

‘Gravity’ – Andrew, Freddie, Rupert, Jack

Best Sound Mixing

‘Gravity’ – Jack, Freddie

‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ – Rupert

‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ – Andrew

Best Sound Editing

‘Gravity’ – Rupert, Andrew, Freddie

‘All is Lost’ – Jack

Best Cinematography (Unanimous)

‘Gravity’ – Andrew, Freddie, Jack, Rupert

Best Editing

‘Captain Phillips’ – Andrew, Freddie

’12 Years a Slave’ – Rupert

‘American Hustle’ – Jack

‘Gravity’- None.

Best Production Design

‘Gravity’ – Jack, Rupert

‘Her’ – Andrew

‘The Great Gatsby’ – Freddie

Best Short Documentary

‘CaveDigger’ – Andrew

‘Karama Has No Walls’ – Rupert, Freddie

‘The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life’ – Jack

Best Makeup and Hairstyling (Unanimous)

‘Dallas Buyers Club’ – Andrew, Freddie, Jack, Rupert

Best Documentary (Unanimous)

‘The Act of Killing’ – Andrew, Freddie, Jack, Rupert

’20 Feet from Stardom’ – None

Best Original Score

William Butler and Owen Pallett, ‘Her’ – Andrew, Jack

Steven Price, ‘Gravity’ – Rupert, Freddie

Best Original Song (Unanimous)

‘Let it Go’, from ‘Frozen’ – Andrew, Freddie, Jack, Rupert

Best Costume Design (Showdown)

‘American Hustle’ – Andrew, Jack

‘The Great Gatsby’ – Rupert, Freddie

Best Adapted Screenplay (FREE FOR ALL)

‘Before Midnight’ – Andrew

‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ – Jack

’12 Years a Slave’ – Rupert

‘Philomena’ – Freddie

Best Original Screenplay (Showdown)

‘Her’ – Andrew, Rupert

‘American Hustle’ – Jack, Freddie

Best Foreign Film

‘The Missing Picture’, Cambodia – Andrew

‘The Hunt’, Denmark – Rupert

‘The Great Beauty’, Italy – Jack, Freddie

Best Animated Film

Frozen – Jack, Rupert, Freddie

The Wind Rises – Andrew

Best Supporting Actress (Showdown)

Jennifer Lawrence, ‘American Hustle’ – Andrew, Jack

Lupita Nyong’o, ’12 Years a Slave’ – Rupert, Freddie

Best Supporting Actor

Barkhad Abdi, ‘Captain Phillips’  – Andrew, Jack, Rupert

Jared Leto, ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ – Freddie

Best Actress (Unanimous)

Cate Blanchett, ‘Blue Jasmine’ – Andrew, Jack, Rupert, Freddie

Best Actor (Showdown)

Chiwetel Ejiofor, ’12 Years a Slave’ – Andrew, Rupert

Matthew McConaughey, ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ – Jack, Freddie

Best Director (Unanimous)

Alfonso Cuarón, ‘Gravity’ – Andrew, Freddie, Jack, Rupert

Best Picture (Unanimous)

12 Years a Slave – Andrew, Freddie, Jack, Rupert

Tomorrow, we will tally up all the votes and crown a winner. Until then, Happy Oscars Everyone!


Freddie: 18 – 75%

Rupert: 15 – 62%

Jack: 13 – 54%

Andrew: 9 – 37%

Watching Between the Lines Total Accuracy: 22 – 91%


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