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The 2014 a2k Oscars Contest is here!

 
 
Reply Fri 28 Feb, 2014 01:15 pm
Pick two from each category: Your favorite option that was nominated and the one you expect to win. If the one you expect to win is your favorite then pick it twice. You'll get the points if either one of your category choices correct. You'll get double the points if your favorite option is the one you expect to win in the first place.

Categories in blue are 1 point for correct answers. 2 points for guessing the correct winner in the orange categories. 5 points for picking the best picture category.


Best Motion Picture of the Year
American Hustle (2013)
Captain Phillips (2013)
Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
Gravity (2013)
Her (2013)
Nebraska (2013)
Philomena (2013)
12 Years a Slave (2013)
The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Christian Bale for American Hustle (2013)
Bruce Dern for Nebraska (2013)
Leonardo DiCaprio for The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
Chiwetel Ejiofor for 12 Years a Slave (2013)
Matthew McConaughey for Dallas Buyers Club (2013
)
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Amy Adams for American Hustle (2013)
Cate Blanchett for Blue Jasmine (2013)
Sandra Bullock for Gravity (2013)
Judi Dench for Philomena (2013)
Meryl Streep for August: Osage County (2013)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Barkhad Abdi for Captain Phillips (2013)
Bradley Cooper for American Hustle (2013)
Jonah Hill for The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
Michael Fassbender for 12 Years a Slave (2013)
Jared Leto for Dallas Buyers Club (2013)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Sally Hawkins for Blue Jasmine (2013)
Julia Roberts for August: Osage County (2013)
Lupita Nyong'o for 12 Years a Slave (2013)
Jennifer Lawrence for American Hustle (2013)
June Squibb for Nebraska (2013)

Best Achievement in Directing
Alfonso Cuarón for Gravity (2013)
Steve McQueen for 12 Years a Slave (2013)
David O. Russell for American Hustle (2013)
Martin Scorsese for The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
Alexander Payne for Nebraska (2013)

Best Writing, Screenplay (Original)
American Hustle (2013): Eric Singer, David O. Russell
Blue Jasmine (2013): Woody Allen
Her (2013): Spike Jonze
Nebraska (2013): Bob Nelson
Dallas Buyers Club (2013): Craig Borten, Melisa Wallack

Best Writing, Screenplay (Adapted)
Before Midnight (2013): Richard Linklater
Captain Phillips (2013): Billy Ray
12 Years a Slave (2013): John Ridley
The Wolf of Wall Street (2013): Terence Winter
Philomena (2013): Steve Coogan, Jeff Pope

Best Animated Feature Film of the Year
The Croods (2013)
Despicable Me 2 (2013)
Ernest & Celestine (2012)
Frozen (2013)
The Wind Rises (2013)

Best Foreign Language Film of the Year
The Broken Circle Breakdown (2012): Van Groeningen(Belgium)
The Missing Picture (2013): Rithy Panh(Cambodia)
The Hunt (2012): Thomas Vinterberg(Denmark)
The Great Beauty (2013): Paolo Sorrentino(Italy)
Omar (2013): Hany Abu-Assad(Palestine)

Best Achievement in Cinematography
Gravity (2013): Emmanuel Lubezki
Inside Llewyn Davis (2013): Bruno Delbonnel
Nebraska (2013): Phedon Papamichael
Prisoners (2013): Roger Deakins
The Grandmaster (2013): Philippe Le Sourd

Best Achievement in Editing
12 Years a Slave (2013): Joe Walker
American Hustle (2013): A
Gravity (2013): Alfonso Cuarón, Mark Sanger
Captain Phillips (2013): Christopher Rouse
Dallas Buyers Club (2013): Martin Pensa, John Mac McMurphy

Best Achievement in Production Design
12 Years a Slave (2013): Adam Stockhausen, Alice Baker
American Hustle (2013): Judy Becker, Heather Loeffler
Gravity (2013)
The Great Gatsby (2013): Catherine Martin, Beverley Dunn
Her (2013): K.K. Barrett, Gene Serdena

Best Achievement in Costume Design
American Hustle (2013): Michael Wilkinson
The Great Gatsby (2013): Catherine Martin
12 Years a Slave (2013): Patricia Norris
The Grandmaster (2013): William Chang
The Invisible Woman (2013): Michael O'Connor

Best Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling
Dallas Buyers Club (2013): Adruitha Lee, Robin Mathews
Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (2013): Steve Prouty
The Lone Ranger (2013): Joel Harlow, Gloria Pasqua Casny

Best Achievement in Music (Score)
The Book Thief (2013): John Williams
Gravity (2013): Steven Price
Her (2013): William Butler, Andy Koyama
Saving Mr. Banks (2013): Thomas Newman
Philomena (2013): Alexandre Desplat

Best Achievement in Music (Song)
Despicable Me 2 (2013): Pharrell Williams( "Happy")
Frozen (2013): ("Let It Go")
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013): ("Ordinary Love")
Alone Yet Not Alone (2013): ("Alone Yet Not Alone")
Her (2013): Karen O("The Moon Song")

Best Achievement in Sound Mixing
Gravity (2013)
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
Captain Phillips (2013)
Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
Lone Survivor (2013)

Best Achievement in Sound Editing
All Is Lost (2013): Steve Boeddeker, Richard Hymns
Captain Phillips (2013): Oliver Tarney
Gravity (2013): Glenn Freemantle
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013): Brent Burge
Lone Survivor (2013): Wylie Stateman

Best Achievement in Visual Effects
Gravity (2013)
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
Iron Man 3 (2013)
The Lone Ranger (2013)
Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)

Best Documentary, Feature
The Act of Killing (2012)
Cutie and the Boxer (2013)
Dirty Wars (2013)
The Square (2013)
20 Feet from Stardom (2013)

Best Documentary, Short Subject
Cavedigger (2013): Jeffrey Karoff
Facing Fear (2013): Jason Cohen
Karama Has No Walls (2012): Sara Ishaq
The Lady In Number 6 (2013): Malcolm Clarke, Carl Freed
Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall (2013)

Best Short Film, Animated
Feral (2012)
Get a Horse! (2013)
Mr Hublot (2013)s
Possessions (2012)
Room on the Broom (2012) (TV)

Best Short Film, Live Action
Aquel no era yo (2012)
Just Before Losing Everything (2013)
Helium (2013/II):
Do I Have to Take Care of Everything? (2012)
The Voorman Problem (2013)
 
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 28 Feb, 2014 01:47 pm
@tsarstepan,
Best Motion Picture of the Year
Gravity (2013) : Want to win.
12 Years a Slave (2013): Expect to win


Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Chiwetel Ejiofor for 12 Years a Slave (2013): Want to win
Chiwetel Ejiofor for 12 Years a Slave (2013): Expect to win


Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Amy Adams for American Hustle (2013): Want to win.
Cate Blanchett for Blue Jasmine (2013): Expect to win.


Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Barkhad Abdi for Captain Phillips (2013): Expect to win.
Michael Fassbender for 12 Years a Slave (2013): Want to win.


Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Lupita Nyong'o for 12 Years a Slave (2013): Want to win.
Jennifer Lawrence for American Hustle (2013): Expect to win.


Best Achievement in Directing
Alfonso Cuarón for Gravity (2013): Expect to win.
Alfonso Cuarón for Gravity (2013): Want to win.


Best Writing, Screenplay (Original)
Her (2013): Spike Jonze: Expect to win.
Her (2013): Spike Jonze: Want to win.


Best Writing, Screenplay (Adapted)
12 Years a Slave (2013): Want to win.
12 Years a Slave (2013): Expect to win.


Best Animated Feature Film of the Year
Frozen (2013): Expect to win.
The Wind Rises (2013): Want to win.


Best Foreign Language Film of the Year
The Hunt (2012): Thomas Vinterberg(Denmark): Want to win.
The Great Beauty (2013): Paolo Sorrentino(Italy): Expect to win.


Best Achievement in Cinematography
Gravity (2013): Emmanuel Lubezki: Expect to win.
The Grandmaster (2013): Philippe Le Sourd: Want to win.


Best Achievement in Editing
Gravity (2013): Want to win.
Gravity (2013): Expect to win.


Best Achievement in Production Design
Gravity (2013): Want to win.
The Great Gatsby (2013): Expect to win.


Best Achievement in Costume Design
The Great Gatsby (2013): Expect to win.
The Grandmaster (2013): Want to win.


Best Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling
Dallas Buyers Club (2013): Want to win.
Dallas Buyers Club (2013): Expect to win.


Best Achievement in Music (Score)
Gravity (2013): Expect to win.
Her (2013): Want to win.


Best Achievement in Music (Song)
Despicable Me 2 (2013): Pharrell Williams( "Happy"): Want to win.
Frozen (2013): ("Let It Go"): Expect to win.


Best Achievement in Sound Mixing
Gravity (2013) : Expect to win.
Inside Llewyn Davis (2013): Want to win.


Best Achievement in Sound Editing
Gravity (2013): Glenn Freemantle: Want to win.
Gravity (2013): Glenn Freemantle: Expect to win.


Best Achievement in Visual Effects
Gravity (2013) : Want to win.
Gravity (2013) : Expect to win.

Best Documentary, Feature
20 Feet from Stardom (2013): Expect to win.
20 Feet from Stardom (2013): Want to win.


Best Documentary, Short Subject
The Lady In Number 6 (2013) : Completely guessing this category.
The Lady In Number 6 (2013)
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Best Short Film, Animated
Get a Horse (2013): Want to win.
Get a Horse (2013): Expect to win.


Best Short Film, Live Action
The Voorman Problem (2013): Want to win.
The Voorman Problem (2013): Expect to win.
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jespah
 
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Reply Fri 28 Feb, 2014 02:46 pm
@tsarstepan,
I'll play even though the only film I saw last year was Hobbit 2: Electric Boogaloo.

tsarstepan wrote:

Pick two from each category: Your favorite option that was nominated and the one you expect to win. If the one you expect to win is your favorite then pick it twice.....

Best Motion Picture of the Year.
Lots of films here that get a lot of good buzz. Started off with 5 (American Hustle, Dallas Buyers Club, Gravity, 12 Years a Slave and The Wolf of Wall Street), and then had to cut ruthlessly.
12 Years a Slave (2013) FAVE
The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) WIN


Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Another category with a ton of buzz.
Chiwetel Ejiofor for 12 Years a Slave (2013) WIN
Matthew McConaughey for Dallas Buyers Club (2013) FAVE

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Cate Blanchett for Blue Jasmine (2013) WIN and FAVE
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Barkhad Abdi for Captain Phillips (2013) WIN (I think this is where this film will be honored)
Bradley Cooper for American Hustle (2013) FAVE

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Lupita Nyong'o for 12 Years a Slave (2013) FAVE
Jennifer Lawrence for American Hustle (2013) WIN

Best Achievement in Directing
Steve McQueen for 12 Years a Slave (2013) FAVE
Martin Scorsese for The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) WIN

Best Writing, Screenplay (Original)
Her (2013): Spike Jonze WIN (I think this is where this film will be honored)
Dallas Buyers Club (2013): Craig Borten, Melisa Wallack FAVE

Best Writing, Screenplay (Adapted)
12 Years a Slave (2013): John Ridley FAVE
Philomena (2013): Steve Coogan, Jeff Pope WIN (I think the Academy will hunt around for some way to honor this film, and it'll be here. Sorry, Dame Judi)

Best Animated Feature Film of the Year
Frozen (2013) WIN and FAVE (if any film is a juggernaut, it's this one)
Best Foreign Language Film of the Year
Closed my eyes and pointed on this one.
The Great Beauty (2013): Paolo Sorrentino(Italy) FAVE
Omar (2013): Hany Abu-Assad(Palestine) WIN

Best Achievement in Cinematography
Gravity (2013): Emmanuel Lubezki FAVE
Inside Llewyn Davis (2013): Bruno Delbonnel WIN (here's where this film will be honored)

Best Achievement in Editing
American Hustle (2013): A WIN and FAVE
Best Achievement in Production Design
American Hustle (2013): Judy Becker, Heather Loeffler FAVE
The Great Gatsby (2013): Catherine Martin, Beverley Dunn WIN (here's where this film will be honored)

Best Achievement in Costume Design
American Hustle (2013): Michael Wilkinson FAVE
The Great Gatsby (2013): Catherine Martin WIN (another place to honor this film)

Best Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling
Dallas Buyers Club (2013): Adruitha Lee, Robin Mathews WIN and FAVE - strongest film in a weak field
Best Achievement in Music (Score)
The Book Thief (2013): John Williams WIN (never bet against John Williams)
Gravity (2013): Steven Price FAVE

Best Achievement in Music (Song)
Despicable Me 2 (2013): Pharrell Williams( "Happy") FAVE
Frozen (2013): ("Let It Go") WIN (this one will be close; it might go to Pharrell as a way to honor DM2 and show the Academy is hip)

Best Achievement in Sound Mixing
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) WIN and FAVE
Best Achievement in Sound Editing
All Is Lost (2013): Steve Boeddeker, Richard Hymns FAVE
Gravity (2013): Glenn Freemantle WIN

Best Achievement in Visual Effects
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) FAVE
Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) WIN (here's where the Academy will honor this cash cow of a franchise)

Best Documentary, Feature
20 Feet from Stardom (2013) FAVE and WIN
Best Documentary, Short Subject
Total guess on my part here
Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall (2013) FAVE and WIN
Best Short Film, Animated
Total guess on my part here
Get a Horse! (2013) WIN
Room on the Broom (2012) (TV) FAVE

Best Short Film, Live Action
Total guess on my part here
Helium (2013/II): WIN
The Voorman Problem (2013) FAVE

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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sat 1 Mar, 2014 10:02 am
@tsarstepan,

http://www.buzzfeed.com/video/caitlincowie/surprising-facts-about-the-oscars
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 1 Mar, 2014 03:14 pm
I'll be the perfect foil since I've seen no films for a few years now (about to change).

I'll just use my film wand, the platinum one. The words want and expect are exaggerated in my case, sometimes interchangeable.

Best Motion Picture of the Year
American Hustle (2013) - want to win
Captain Phillips (2013) - Hanks a hometown man - expect to win
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Christian Bale for American Hustle (2013) - want
Chiwetel Ejiofor for 12 Years a Slave (2013) - expect
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Judi Dench for Philomena (2013) - want
Cate Blanchett for Blue Jasmine (2013 - expect
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Barkhad Abdi for Captain Phillips (2013) - want
Barkhad Abdi for Captain Phillips (2013) - expect
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Lupita Nyong'o for 12 Years a Slave (2013) - want
Jennifer Lawrence for American Hustle (2013) - expect
Best Achievement in Directing
Steve McQueen for 12 Years a Slave (2013) - want
Steve McQueen for 12 Years a Slave (2013) - expect
Best Writing, Screenplay (Original)
Her (2013): Spike Jonze - want
American Hustle (2013): Eric Singer, David O. Russell- expect
Best Writing, Screenplay (Adapted)
The Wolf of Wall Street (2013): Terence Winter - want
12 Years a Slave (2013): John Ridley - expect

Best Animated Feature Film of the Year
The Wind Rises (2013) - want
Ernest & Celestine (2012) - expect
Best Foreign Language Film of the Year
The Great Beauty (2013): Paolo Sorrentino(Italy) - want
The Missing Picture (2013): Rithy Panh(Cambodia) - expect
(interested in all of them)
Best Achievement in Cinematography
Gravity (2013): Emmanuel Lubezki - want
Gravity (2013): Emmanuel Lubezki - expect
Best Achievement in Editing
Gravity (2013): Alfonso Cuarón, Mark Sanger want
Gravity (2013): Alfonso Cuarón, Mark Sanger expect
Best Achievement in Production Design
Gravity (2013) w
Gravity (2013) e
Best Achievement in Costume Design
The Grandmaster (2013): William Chang - w
12 Years a Slave (2013): Patricia Norris - e
Best Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling
Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (2013): Steve Prouty w
Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (2013): Steve Prouty e
Best Achievement in Music (Score)
Philomena (2013): Alexandre Desplat w
Her (2013): William Butler, Andy Koyama e
Best Achievement in Music (Song)
Her (2013): Karen O("The Moon Song") w
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013): ("Ordinary Love" e
Best Achievement in Sound Mixing
Gravity (2013) w
Gravity (2013) e
Best Achievement in Sound Editing
All Is Lost (2013): Steve Boeddeker, Richard Hymns w
Gravity (2013): Glenn Freemantle e
Best Achievement in Visual Effects
Gravity (2013) w
Gravity (2013) e
Best Documentary, Feature
The Square (2013) w
20 Feet from Stardom (2013) e
Best Documentary, Short Subject
Karama Has No Walls (2012): Sara Ishaq w
The Lady In Number 6 (2013): Malcolm Clarke, Carl Freed e
Best Short Film, Animated
Feral (2012) w
Feral (2012) e
Best Short Film, Live Action
Just Before Losing Everything (2013) w
Just Before Losing Everything (2013) e



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CarlWhiteEntry
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Reply Sun 2 Mar, 2014 06:43 pm
@tsarstepan,
Best Motion Picture of the Year :

Gravity : fav
12 Years a Slave : win

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role :

Matthew McConaughey for Dallas Buyers Club : fav and win

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role :

Cate Blanchett for Blue Jasmine : fav and win

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role :

Jared Leto for Dallas Buyers Club (2013) : fav and win

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role :

Lupita Nyong'o for 12 Years a Slave (2013) : fav and win

Best Achievement in Directing :

Alfonso Cuarón for Gravity : win
Steve McQueen for 12 Years a Slave : fav

Best Writing, Screenplay (Original):

American Hustle : win
Her (2013): fav

Best Writing, Screenplay (Adapted) :

12 Years a Slave (2013): John Ridley : fav and win

Best Animated Feature Film of the Year :

Frozen (2013) : fav and win

Best Foreign Language Film of the Year :

The Hunt (2012): Thomas Vinterberg(Denmark) : fav
The Great Beauty (2013): Paolo Sorrentino(Italy) : win

Best Achievement in Cinematography :

Gravity (2013): Emmanuel Lubezki : fav and win

Best Achievement in Editing :

Gravity (2013): Alfonso Cuarón, Mark Sanger : fav
Captain Phillips (2013): Christopher Rouse : win

Best Achievement in Production Design :

Gravity (2013) : fav
The Great Gatsby (2013): Catherine Martin, Beverley Dunn : win

Best Achievement in Costume Design :

The Great Gatsby (2013): Catherine Martin : win
12 Years a Slave (2013): Patricia Norris : fav

Best Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling :

Dallas Buyers Club (2013): Adruitha Lee, Robin Mathews : win
Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (2013): Steve Prouty : fav

Best Achievement in Music (Score) :

Gravity (2013): Steven Price : win
Her (2013): William Butler, Andy Koyama : fav

Best Achievement in Music (Song):

Despicable Me 2 (2013): Pharrell Williams( "Happy") : fav
Frozen (2013): ("Let It Go") : win

Best Achievement in Sound Mixing :

Gravity (2013) : win
Captain Phillips (2013) : fav

Best Achievement in Sound Editing :

Captain Phillips (2013): fav
Gravity (2013): win

Best Achievement in Visual Effects:

Gravity (2013) : fav and win

Best Documentary, Feature :

The Act of Killing (2012) : fave
20 Feet from Stardom (2013) : win

Best Documentary, Short Subject :

The Lady In Number 6 (2013): Malcolm Clarke, Carl Freed : fav and win

Best Short Film, Animated :

Get a Horse! (2013) : fav and win

Best Short Film, Live Action :

Helium (2013/II): win
The Voorman Problem (2013) : fav

So what do I win?
jespah
 
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Reply Sun 2 Mar, 2014 06:53 pm
@CarlWhiteEntry,
Hi and welcome to A2K. I think the main thing you win is a virtual hearty handshake.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 3 Mar, 2014 07:54 am
The tallies are in. Sorry. I didn't use Pricewaterhouse Cooper LLP for my official counting of the ballots but here we are:
Carl, 51
Tsarstepan, 46
Jespah, 39
Osso, 22

Carl? Here's your prize!
http://onlinegrindsblog.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/stick-handshake.gif
ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 3 Mar, 2014 10:41 am
@tsarstepan,
Carl was amazing. Guy is very good at this.

Hey, I got 22!
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 3 Mar, 2014 11:04 am
@ossobuco,
I'm wondering if "he" will ever come back not that he realizes he hasn't won anything of substantial value from winning this improvised contest.

For shear guessing, you did pretty darn well Osso. Smile
ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 3 Mar, 2014 11:25 am
@tsarstepan,
Not quite sheer guessing, since for the tech type categories I had to look the nominees up, not just use memories of stuff I'd read in passing. So now I didn't win on animation but I've two or three animated films I want to see: a lose - really win situation.
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