The SCCougar’s Definitive 2014 Oscar Preview

The 85th Academy Awards® will air live on Oscar® Sunday, February 24, 2013.

TV Schedule
ABC (KDNL)
4:00 PM CST- Road to Gold: An Academy Award Preview
6:00 PM- Oscars Red Carpet Live!
7:30 PM- The Oscars
10:30 PM- On the Red Carpet at The Oscars Post-Show
11:05- Jimmy Kimmel Live “After the Oscars”

Host

The 86th Academy Awards will be held tonight in the Dolby Theatre (formerly the Kodak) with Ellen DeGeneres hosting the show for the second time.  She previously hosted in 2007, for which she earned an Emmy Nomination. It would appear the Oscars are going back to a safe place after the more controversial Seth MacFarlane hosted last year.

Compared to Ellen’s last time out

Films with Multiple Nominations

The Categories

Best Picture
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Director
Best Animated Feature
Best Documentary Feature
Best Adapted Screenplay
Best Original Screenplay
Best Cinematography
Best Original Score
Best Original Song
Best Costume Design
Best Makeup and Hairstyling
Best Film Editing
Best Sound Editing
Best Sound Mixing
Best Visual Effects
Best Production Design
Best Foreign Language Film
Best Animated Short Film
Best Live Action Short Film
Best Documentary Short


Best Picture

American Hustle
Captain Phillips
Dallas Buyers Club
Gravity
Her
Nebraska
Philomena
12 Years a Slave
The Wolf of Wall Street

Award Show Roundup
Golden Globe- Drama, 12 Years a Slave; Comedy, American Hustle
SAG- American Hustle
BAFTA- 12 Years a Slave
Critics’ Choice- 12 Years a Slave
Producers Guild- 12 Years a Slave

Betting Favorite
12 Years a Slave (-330)

Annoy your friends with random trivia: Nine films (ten is the maximum allowed) were nominated for the third year in a row.


Best Actor in a Leading Role

Christian Bale (American Hustle)
Bruce Dern (Nebraska)
Leonardo DiCaprio (The Wolf of Wall Street)
Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave)
Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club)

Award Show Roundup
Golden Globe- Drama, Matthew McConaughey; Comedy, Leonardo DiCaprio
SAG- Matthew McConaughey
BAFTA- Chiwetel Ejiofor
Critics’ Choice- Matthew McConaughey

Betting Favorite
Matthew McConaughey (-450)


Best Actress in a Leading Role

Amy Adams (American Hustle)
Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)
Sandra Bullock (Gravity)
Judi Dench (Philomena)
Meryl Streep (August: Osage County)

Award Show Roundup
Golden Globe- Drama, Cate Blanchett; Comedy, Amy Adams
SAG- Cate Blanchett
BAFTA- Cate Blanchett
Critics’ Choice- Cate Blanchett

Betting Favorite
Cate Blanchett (-2500)


Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Barkhad Adbi (Captain Phillips)
Bradley Cooper (American Hustle)
Michael Fassbender (12 Years a Slave)
Jonah Hill (The Wolf of Wall Street)
Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club)

Award Show Roundup
Golden Globe- Jared Leto
SAG- Jared Leto
BAFTA- Barkhad Abdi
Critics’ Choice- Jared Leto

Betting Favorite
Jared Leto (-1200)


Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine)
Jennifer Lawrence (American Hustle)
Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave)
Julia Roberts (August: Osage County)
June Squibb (Nebraska)

Award Show Roundup
Golden Globe- Jennifer Lawrence
SAG- Lupita Nyong’o
BAFTA- Jennifer Lawrence
Critics’ Choice- Lupita Nyong’o

Betting Favorite
Lupita Nyong’o (-155)


Best Directing

David O. Russell (American Hustle)
Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity)
Alexander Payne (Nebraska)
Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave)
Martin Scorsese (The Wolf of Wall Street)

Award Show Roundup
Golden Globe- Alfonso Cuarón
BAFTA- Alfonso Cuarón
Director’s Guild- Alfonso Cuarón
Critics’ Choice- Alfonso Cuarón

Betting Favorite
Alfonso Cuarón (-1900)


Best Animated Feature

The Croods
Despicable Me 2
Ernest & Celestine
Frozen
The Wind Rises

Award Show Roundup
Golden Globe- Frozen
BAFTA- Frozen
Critics’ Choice- Frozen
Producers Guild- Frozen

Betting Favorite
Frozen (-4000)


Best Documentary Feature

The Act of Killing
Cutie and the Boxer
Dirty Wars
The Square
20 Feet from Stardom

Award Show Roundup
BAFTA- The Act of Killing
Critics’ Choice- 20 Feet from Stardom

Betting Favorite
The Act of Killing (-135)


Best Adapted Screenplay

Before Midnight
Captain Phillips
Philomena
12 Years a Slave
The Wolf of Wall Street

Award Show Roundup
BAFTA- Philomena
Critics’ Choice- 12 Years a Slave
Writers Guild- Captain Phillips

Betting Favorite
12 Years a Slave (-710)


Best Original Screenplay

American Hustle
Blue Jasmine
Dallas Buyers Club
Her
Nebraska

Award Show Roundup
Golden Globe- Her
BAFTA-  American Hustle
Critics’ Choice- Her
Writers Guild- Her

Betting Favorite
Her (-145)


Best Cinematography

The Grandmaster
Gravity
Inside Llewyn Davis
Nebraska
Prisoners

Award Show Roundup
BAFTA- Gravity
Critics’ Choice- Gravity
ASCA- Gravity

Betting Favorite
Gravity (-3600)


Best Original Score

The Book Thief
Gravity
Her
Philomena
Saving Mr. Banks

Award Show Roundup
Golden Globe- None of the Above (All is Lost)
BAFTA- Gravity
Critics’ Choice- Gravitiy

Betting Favorite
Gravity (-475)


Best Original Song

“Happy” (Despicable Me 2)
“Let it Go” (Frozen)
“The Moon Song (Her)
“Ordinary Love” (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom)

Award Show Roundup
Golden Globe-“Ordinary Love”
Critics’ Choice- “Let it Go”

Betting Favorite
“Let it Go” (-380)


Best Costume Design

American Hustle
The Grandmaster
The Great Gatsby
The Invisible Woman
12 Years a Slave

Award Show Roundup
BAFTA- The Great Gatsby
Critics’ Choice- The Great Gatsby

Betting Favorite
The Great Gatsby (-265)


Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Dallas Buyers Club
Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa
The Lone Ranger

Award Show Roundup
BAFTA-  None of the Above (American Hustle)
Critics’ Choice- None of the Above (American Hustle)

Betting Favorite
Dallas Buyers Club (-2600)


Best Film Editing

American Hustle
Captain Phillips
Dallas Buyers Club
Gravity
12 Years a Slave

Award Show Roundup
BAFTA- None of the Above (Rush)
Critics’ Choice- Gravity
ACE- Drama, Captain Phillips; Comedy, American Hustle

Betting Favorite
Gravity (-160)


Best Sound Editing

All is Lost
Captain Phillips
Gravity
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Lone Survivor

Award Show Roundup
BAFTA- Gravity

Betting Favorite
Gravity (-2000)


Best Sound Mixing

Captain Phillips
Gravity
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Inside Llewyn Davis
Lone Survivor

Award Show Roundup
BAFTA- Gravity

Betting Favorite
Gravity (-2300)


Best Visual Effects

Gravity
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Iron Man 3
The Lone Ranger
Star Trek into Darkness

Award Show Roundup
BAFTA- Gravity
Critics’ Choice- Gravity

Betting Favorite
Gravity (-21500)


Best Production Design

American Hustle
Gravity
The Great Gatsby
Her
12 Years a Slave

Award Show Roundup
BAFTA- The Great Gatsby
Critics’ Choice- The Great Gatsby

Betting Favorite
The Great Gatsby (-175)


Best Foreign Language Film

The Broken Circle Breakdown
The Great Beauty
The Hunt
The Missing Picture
Omar

Award Show Roundup
Golden Globe- The Great Beauty
BAFTA- The Great Beauty
Critics’ Choice- None of the Above (Blue is the Warmest Color)

Betting Favorite
The Great Beauty (-300)


Best Animated Short Film

Feral
Get a Horse!
Mr. Hublot
Possessions
Room on the Broom

Award Show Roundup
BAFTA- None of the Above (Sleeping with the Fishes)

Betting Favorite
Get a Horse! (-800)


Best Live Action Short Film

Aquel No Era Yo (That Wasn’t Me)
Avant Que De Tout Perdre (Just Before Losing Everything)
Helium
Pitääkö Mun Kaikki Hoitaa? (Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?)
The Voorman Problem

Betting Favorite
The Voorman Problem (+105)


Best Documentary Short

CaveDigger
Facing Fear
Karama Has No Walls
The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life
Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall

Betting Favorite
The Lady in Number 6 (-825)


*Betting Odds are from 5Dimes Sportsbook. All odds are moneylines (EX. -200= Risk 200 to win 100; +200= Risk 100 to win 200)


Nominations by Film
American Hustle– 10
Gravity– 10
12 Years a Slave– 9
Captain Phillips– 6
Dallas Buyers Club– 6
Nebraska– 6
Her– 5
The Wolf of Wall Street– 5
Philomena– 4
Blue Jasmine– 3
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug– 3
August: Osage County– 2
Despicable Me 2– 2
Frozen– 2
The Grandmaster– 2
The Great Gatsby– 2
Inside Llewyn Davis– 2
The Lone Ranger– 2
Lone Survivor– 2

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