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Palawan Trip 2015

Puerto Princesa and El Nido Adventure
February 7 to 10, 2015

Sunday, March 02, 2014

My 86th Oscar Awards Very Fearful Predictions

Here I go again...

After watching all the nominees for this year's Oscars Best Picture (and other movies with technical/acting nominations), here are my forecasts for tomorrow's (March 3, 2014 PH Time) biggest day for Hollywood movies:

Best Picture

I go for "12 Years a Slave". Medyo mabigat sa pakiramdam ang movie na ito, pero wala tayong magagawa, ganun talaga eh. Hehe. Kinukwento nito kung gaano kahirap ang pinagdaanan ng mga black American noong 18th century patungkol sa racial discrimination. Happy ending ba? Panoorin nyo na lang.

 My complete ranking for this ultimate category:

1. 12 Years a Slave
2. Gravity
3. American Hustle
4. The Wolf of Wall Street
5. Captain Phillips
6. Dallas Buyers Club
7. Nebraska
8. Philomena
9. Her

My Ranking for Best Director:
1. Alfonso CuarĂ³n, "Gravity" -- simple lang ang movie, pero nabilib lang ako sa mabusisi nitong pagsasadula.
2. Steve McQueen, "12 Years a Slave"

3. David O. Russell, "American Hustle"
4. Martin Scorsese, "The Wolf of Wall Street"
5. Alexander Payne, "Nebraska"

My Ranking for Best Actor:
1. Leonardo DiCaprio, "The Wolf of Wall Street" -- magaling siya, kaya nga siya ang bet ko eh.. hehe
2. Chiwetel Ejiofor, "12 Years a Slave"
3. Matthew McConaughey, "Dallas Buyers Club"
4. Christian Bale, "American Hustle"

5. Bruce Dern, "Nebraska"

My Ranking for Best Actress:
1. Cate Blanchett, "Blue Jasmine" -- bravo!
2. Meryl Streep, "August: Osage County" -- give chance to others oh!
3. Sandra Bullock, "Gravity"
4. Amy Adams, "American Hustle"
5. Judi Dench, "Philomena"

My Ranking for Best Supporting Actor:
1. Jared Leto, “Dallas Buyers Club”
2. Bradley Cooper, “American Hustle”  
3. Michael Fassbender, “12 Years a Slave”
4. Barkhad Abdi, “Captain Phillips”
5. Jonah Hill, “The Wolf of Wall Street”

My Ranking for Best Supporting Actress:
1. Jennifer Lawrence, “American Hustle” -- once nanalo na dati, malaki ang chance na manalo ulit
2.  Lupita Nyong’o, “12 Years a Slave”
3. Julia Roberts, “August: Osage County”
4. Sally Hawkins, “Blue Jasmine”
5. June Squibb, “Nebraska”

My Predictions on other technical awards:

Animated feature film - Frozen (as usual!)

Cinematography - “Gravity,” Emmanuel Lubezki

Costume design - “12 Years a Slave,” Patricia Norris

Film editing - “American Hustle,” Jay Cassidy, Crispin Struthers and Alan Baumgarten

Foreign language film  - My Little Bossing (Haha!)

Makeup and hairstyling - “Dallas Buyers Club,” Adruitha Lee and Robin Mathews

Original score - “Philomena,” Alexandre Desplat

Original song - “Let It Go” from “Frozen” (as usual na naman! pero parang mas naiindak ako sa “Happy” from “Despicable Me 2”)

Production design -  “12 Years a Slave”

Sound editing - “Captain Phillips,” Oliver Tarney

Sound mixing - “Captain Phillips,” Chris Burdon, Mark Taylor, Mike Prestwood Smith and Chris Munro

Visual effects - “Iron Man 3,” Christopher Townsend, Guy Williams, Erik Nash and Dan Sudick

Adapted screenplay - “12 Years a Slave,” screenplay by John Ridley

Original screenplay - “American Hustle,” written by Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell

 That's all folks! See you next year! :)