1) BEST PICTURE:
SHOULD BE -American Hustle – This movie has it all great script, acting, cinematography, music score and most importantly is truly entertaining.
WILL BE – 12 Years A Slave- The film deserves to be nominated but there are scenes that should have been eliminated because they don’t move the story and also some scenes that are bit too gratuitous with violence. It will win because there hasn’t been a film that dealt with slavery is such a poignant way before.
I’M OKAY WITH- “Wolf of Wall Street” winning as well. It’s a great film and deserves the nomination.
I’M NOT OKAY WITH- ANY OF THE OTHER PICKS WINNING
2) BEST DIRECTOR – The same as above
3) BEST ACTOR
SHOULD BE — Christian Bale- Here is an actor that brings such depth to this character that he truly becomes alive before your eyes.
WILL BE – Mathew McConaughey because of the struggle he put himself in to get into his character and because the entertainment industry continues to focus much attention on AIDS
I’M OKAY- Leonardo DiCaprio for his outstanding work in “Wolf of Wall Street” and “Chiwetel Ejiofor” in “12 Years A Slave”
4) BEST ACTRESS
SHOULD BE-“Amy Adams” in American Hustle, her work was so extraordinary it must be seen to be believed.
WILL BE – “Amy Adams” unless she forgot to go to the “right parties”.
DISAPPOINTED- If any others win.
5) BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
SHOULD BE – Jonah Hill in “Wolf of Wall Street”. Mr. Hill’s performance enabled the viewer to become glued with his character on the screen.
WILL BE- ” Michael Fassbender” in “12 Years A Slave” especially if this film doesn’t win best movie of the year.
I’M OKAY WITH -“Bradley Cooper” in American Hustle.
DISAPPOINTED If”Barkhad Abdi” wins. I can’t understand why this movie is even nominated.
6) BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
SHOULD BE- “Jennifer Lawrence” in “American Hustle”. I couldn’t believe this was the same Jennifer Lawrence that starred in the Hungry Games. Wow what a transformation!
WILL BE- “Jennifer Lawrence” in “American Hustle”
I’M FINE WITH- “Lupita Nyong’o in “12 Years A Slave
7) BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
SHOULD BE- “American Hustle” What a great story that flowed every moment on the screen.
WILL BE – “American Hustle”
8) BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
SHOULD BE- “12 Years A Slave”. This script was powerful and poignant enough to touch every viewers heart.
WILL BE – “12 Years A Slave”
I’M FINE WITH – “The Wolf of Wall Street”. Although I felt it didn’t showcase the fall that was described in more depth with the book.
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE -Sorry can’t judge this category.
DISCLAIMER- I didn’t get to see “Nebraska”, “Philomena” and “Nebraska”
WILL BE –