The Academy Awards has unveiled an official poster by Olly Moss.
The artist and graphic designer has paid homage to 85 years of 'Best Picture' Oscars.
So Argo won the BAFTA, but I doubt the Oscars will be similar to the BAFTAs. Though usually they are seen as a preview to the Oscars.
Well Lincoln and Life of Pi really have a lot of nominations but it seems they will be in for a ride. A lot of competition, I do expect Life of pi to win some of the "less important" awards. Though Lincoln might grab best director and best actor, so that's really cool.
At what time do the awards start?
It's quite an open race this year; there's no one film that's out to sweep and landsline the competition. I thought Les Miserables would scoop it all but pre-Oscars awards have not been so kind to them.
The awards show will begin at 7pm ET( midnight GMT) on ABC.
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Okay, so let's see how close I was with my predictions: (mine in green, official wins in red. Crossovers in purple)
Ellen hosting again? Hmmm, it looks like we are in for some Oscar tradition. What are your fav's this year?
Yay Ellen! I haven't seen a list of the nominees yet. Is it already out? Not even sure how many of the nominated movies I saw this year.
Here you go, Naomi:
Spike vs Woody for best screenplay. I am looking forward to that, and I still don't get the 10 best film nominations to be honest, 5 was so much better.
I guess in the past with 5 films, some other good ones were shunned. Now with 10, you have a wider selection, even though with that number, better movies always get left out.
I've only seen Gravity from that Best Picture list; this latter half of 2013 and beginning of the new year hasn't been a good for me cinema-wise. I don't see Gravity winning it though. Not even sure it deserves a nomination.
Winners i would accept:
Dallas Buyers Club or
Best Actor in a Leading Role
Bruce Dern (Nebraska) or
Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club)
Best Actress in a Leading Role
Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine) or
Judi Dench (Philomena)
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Michael Fassbender (12 Years a Slave) or
Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club)
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine) or
June Squibb (Nebraska)
Best Animated Feature
The Wind Rises (Hayao Miyazaki, Toshio Suzuki)
The Grandmaster (Philippe Le Sourd) or
Gravity (Emmanuel Lubezki) or
Nebraska (Phedon Papamichael)
Best Costume Design
The Grandmaster (William Chang Suk Ping) or
The Great Gatsby (Catherine Martin)
Gravity (Alfonso Cuarón) or
Nebraska (Alexander Payne) or
12 Years a Slave (Steve McQueen)
Best Documentary Feature
The Act of Killing (Joshua Oppenheimer, Signe Byrge Sørensen)
Best Documentary Short
CaveDigger (Jeffrey Karoff)
Facing Fear (Jason Cohen)
Karama Has No Walls (Sara Ishaq)
The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life (Malcolm Clarke, Nicholas Reed)
Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall (Edgar Barens)
Best Film Editing
Dallas Buyers Club (John Mac McMurphy, Martin Pensa) or
Gravity (Alfonso Cuarón, Mark Sanger)
Best Foreign Language Film
The Broken Circle Breakdown (Belgium) or
The Great Beauty (Italy) or
The Hunt (Denmark)
Best Makeup and Hairstyling
Dallas Buyers Club (Adruitha Lee, Robin Mathews)
Best Original Score
The Book Thief (John Williams)
Gravity (Steven Price)
Her (William Butler, Owen Pallett)
Philomena (Alexandre Desplat)
Saving Mr. Banks (Thomas Newman)
Best Original Song
Happy (Despicable Me 2)
Let It Go (Frozen)
The Moon Song (Her)
Ordinary Love (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom)
Best Production Design
American Hustle (Judy Becker, Heather Loeffler)
Gravity (Andy Nicholson, Rosie Goodwin, Joanne Woollard)
The Great Gatsby (Catherine Martin, Beverley Dunn)
Her (K.K. Barrett, Gene Serdena)
12 Years a Slave (Adam Stockhausen, Alice Baker)
Best Animated Short Film
Feral (Daniel Sousa, Dan Golden)
Get a Horse! (Lauren MacMullan, Dorothy McKim)
Mr. Hublot (Laurent Witz, Alexandre Espigares)
Possessions (Shuhei Morita)
Room on the Broom (Max Lang, Jan Lachauer)
Best Live Action Short Film
Aquel No Era Yo (That Wasn't Me) (Esteban Crespo)
Avant Que De Tout Perdre (Just Before Losing Everything) (Xavier Legrand, Alexandre Gavras)
Helium (Anders Walter, Kim Magnusson)
Pitääkö Mun Kaikki Hoitaa? (Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?) (Selma Vilhunen, Kirsikka Saari)
The Voorman Problem (Mark Gill, Baldwin Li)
Best Sound Editing
All Is Lost (Steve Boeddeker, Richard Hymns)
Captain Phillips (Oliver Tarney)
Gravity (Glenn Freemantle)
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (Brent Burge, Chris Ward)
Lone Survivor (Wylie Stateman)
Best Sound Mixing
Captain Phillips (Chris Burdon, Mark Taylor, Mike Prestwood Smith, Chris Munro)
Gravity (Skip Lievsay, Niv Adiri, Christopher Benstead, Chris Munro)
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (Christopher Boyes, Michael Hedges, Michael Semanick, Tony Johnson)
Inside Llewyn Davis (Skip Lievsay, Greg Orloff, Peter F. Kurland)
Lone Survivor (Andy Koyama, Beau Borders, David Brownlow)
Best Visual Effects
Gravity (Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, Dave Shirk, Neil Corbould)
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton, Eric Reynolds)
Iron Man 3 (Christopher Townsend, Guy Williams, Erik Nash, Dan Sudick)
The Lone Ranger (Tim Alexander, Gary Brozenich, Edson Williams, John Frazier)
Star Trek Into Darkness (Roger Guyett, Patrick Tubach, Ben Grossmann, Burt Dalton)
Best Adapted Screenplay
Before Midnight (Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke)
Philomena (Steve Coogan, Jeff Pope)
Best Original Screenplay
Blue Jasmine (Woody Allen)
Dallas Buyers Club (Craig Borten, Melisa Wallack)
Her (Spike Jonze)
Nebraska (Bob Nelson)
Since actors/actress/director can also be expanded.
Very true. Solemnly does the Academy's decision make sense.
Shall we make our predictions for winners?
Out of everything on that list, I've only seen Gravity, Her, Frozen, The Great Gatsby, The Hobbit : Desolation of Smaug, Iron Man III, and Star Trek Into Darkness.
So I don't think any of my predictions would be valid or informed.
Any MUST-SEE movies on the list that I should see, guys?