The 86th Annual Academy Awards

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  1. OdoWanKenobi

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    The 86th Academy Awards begin tonight at 7:30 ET.

    The Nominees

    Sure, it's a lot of politics, but I still enjoy watching them. So here's our thread for our running commentary, rage at snubs, and smug satisfaction at our correct guesses.
     
  2. Out Of My Vulcan Mind

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    My predictions for the top categories:

    Best Picture - 12 Years a Slave (close race with American Hustle and Gravity)

    Best Director - Alfonso Cuarón for Gravity

    Best Actor - Matthew McConaughey for Dallas Buyers Club

    Best Actress - Cate Blanchett for Blue Jasmine (if the Woody Allen scandal damages her chances enough it could go to Amy Adams for American Hustle)

    Best Supporting Actor - Jared Leto for Dallas Buyers Club

    Best Supporting Actress - Lupita Nyong'o for 12 Years a Slave (close race with Jennifer Lawrence for American Hustle)
     
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  3. Random_Spock

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    Guesses:

    Best Picture: Dallas Buyers Club

    Best Director: Alexander Payne -- Nebraska

    Best Actor - Matthew McConaughey -- Dallas Buyers Club

    Best Actress - Judi Dench -- Philomena

    Best Supporting Actor - Jared Leto -- Dallas Buyers Club

    Best Supporting Actress - Lupita Nyong'o -- 12 Years a Slave
     
  4. Agent Richard07

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    Everyone is saying that Jared Leto will win Best Supporting Actor. I can't comment on that since I haven't seen Dallas Buyers Club.

    My pick is Barkhad Abdi. He absolutely blew me away when I saw Captain Phillips and going from cab driver to Academy Award winning actor would really be something.

    Here's an interesting article about him…

    Read more…
     
  5. Coloratura

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    I watched Gravity last night, and all I can say is that Sandra deserves the Oscar, should she get it.
     
  6. tomalak301

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    My predictions for the Categories I care about:

    Picture: 12 Years A Slave

    Actor: I really want Leo to win but McConaughey

    Supporting Actor: Barkhed Abdi

    Actress: I haven't seen Blue Jasmine but it's probably going to Blanchett. Of the movies I have seen, I would say Amy Adams for American Hustle, which actually wouldn't surprise me

    Supporting Actress: Lupita Nyong'o

    Animated Film: Frozen, which is the best movie I've seen in 2014 so far

    Director: Alfonso Cuarón

    Adapted Screenplay: 12 Years a Slave

    Original Screenplay: Dallas Buyers Club

    Best Song: Please be Let it Go

    Original Score: Saving Mr. Banks

    Visual Effects: Gravity
     
  7. OdoWanKenobi

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    Man, Ellen was on fire with her monologue. :lol:
     
  8. Mr. Adventure

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    Pharell's hat looks more normal size to me. If it a smaller one or am I just acclimating to it?
     
  9. OdoWanKenobi

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    Well, I'm 1/1 so far. Leto seemed a sure thing.

    I'm really glad that we'll be seeing all of the Original Song nominees performed again this year. I've missed that.
     
  10. Mr. Adventure

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    You'd think Disney's ABC would have Ford come out to the Star Wars theme. :)

    EDIT: Could he be more facetious? :lol:
     
  11. Samurai8472

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    Ford- Alright, are we done? Can I go home?

    ;)
     
  12. OdoWanKenobi

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    Well, they do own Indiana Jones now, too.
     
  13. Mr. Adventure

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    Clint and I are going to yell at kids to get off our lawns.

    True but one comes out first, just a dumb joke anyway....
     
  14. Agent Richard07

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  15. Samurai8472

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    Someone's coming to......"avenge" something. At least I hope I'm right.
     
  16. tomalak301

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    They also own Indiana Jones so it made sense.
     
  17. OdoWanKenobi

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    Well there's my first wrong answer of the night. I had "Get a Horse." The short film categories are often a shot in the dark, though.
     
  18. Mr. Adventure

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    Animation shorts look interesting but I haven't seen them. Need to check them out.

    Frozen, no surprise there.
     
  19. Agent Richard07

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    What piano rendition is that? I like it.
     
  20. Samurai8472

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