The Oscars 2014

Best Picture Nominees
12 Years a Slave ★★★★½ (Predicted Winner)
American Hustle ★★★½
Captain Phillips
Dallas Buyers Club ★★★★
Gravity ★★★★½ 
Her ★★★★(Personal Pick)
Philomena ★★★★
The Wolf of Wall Street ★★★★½

Best Picture Snubs
Blue Jasmine ★★★★
Inside Llewyn Davis
Mud ★★★★½

Worthy of Best Picture Nomination
Adore ★★★★½
August: Osage County ★★★★½
Francis Ha ★★★★★ (My Favourite of 2013)
The Hunt ★★★★½
The Past ★★★★½
Prisoners ★★★★½
The Spectacular Now ★★★★½
Upstream Colour ★★★★½

Best Director Nominees
Alexander Payne - Nebraska
Alfonso Cuaron - Gravity ★★★★½ (My Personal Pick)
David O. Russell - American Hustle ★★★½
Martin Scorsese - The Wolf of Wall Street ★★★★½
Steve McQueen - 12 Years a Slave ★★★★½ (Predicted Winner)

Best Actor
Bruce Dern - Nebraska
Chiwetel Ejiofor - 12 Years a Slave ★★★★½
Christian Bale - American Hustle ★★★½
Leonardo DiCaprio - The Wolf of Wall Street ★★★★
Matthew McConaughey - Dallas Buyers Club ★★★★½ (Predicted Winner + Personal Fav)

Best Actor Snubs
Mads Mikkelsen - The Hunt ★★★★★ (My favourite of 2013)
Idris Elba - Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
Joaquin Phoenix - Her ★★★★½
Oscar Isaac - Inside Llewyn Davis
Robert Redford - All Is Lost
Tom Hanks - Captain Phillips

Worthy of Best Actor Nomination
Hugh Jackman - Prisoners ★★★★
Miles Teller - The Spectacular Now ★★★★

Best Actress
Amy Adams - American Hustle ★★★★
Cate Blanchett - Blue Jasmine (Predicted Winner + My Favourite of 2013) ★★★★
Judi Dench - Philomena ★★★★
Meryl Streep - August: Osage Country ★★★★½
Sandra Bullock - Gravity ★★★★

Best Actress Snubs
Berenice Bejo - The Past ★★★★
Emma Thompson - Saving Mr. Banks
Greta Gerwig - Francis Ha ★★★★
Naomi Watts - Adore (My Favourite) ★★★★
Shailene Woodley - The Spectacular Now ★★★★½

Best Supporting Actor 
Barkhad Abdi - Captain Phillips
Bradley Cooper - American Hustle ★★★★
Jared Leto - Dallas Buyers Club ★★★★(Predicted Winner + My Favourite to Win)
Jonah Hill - The Wolf of Wall Street ★★★★½
Michael Fassbender - 12 Years a Slave ★★★★

Supporting Actor Snubs
Ali Mosaffa - The Past ★★★★½
Daniel Bruhl - Rush
Jacob Lofland - Mud ★★★
Matthew McConaughey - Mud ★★★★½
Nick Offerman - The King's of Summer (My Favourite of 2013) ★★★★
Steve Coogan - Philomena ★★★★

Best Supporting Actress
Jennifer Lawrence - American Hustle (Predicted Winner) ★★★½
Julia Roberts - August: Osage Country ★★★★½
June Squibb - Nebraska
Lupita Nyong'o - 12 Years a Slave (My Personal Pick) ★★★★
Sally Hawkins - Blue Jasmine ★★★★

Supporting Actress Snubs
Deborah Mailman - The Sapphires ★★★★
Jennifer Garner - Dallas Buyers Club ★★★½
Nicole Kidman - Stoker ★★★★
Robin Wright - Adore ★★★★(My Favourite of 2013)
Scarlett Johansson - Don Jon ★★★½
The Hunt (Jagten)
Best Foreign Language Film
The Broken Circle Breakdown (Belgium)
The Great Beauty (Italy)
The Hunt (Denmark) ★★★★½ (My Favourite of 2013)
The Missing Picture (Cambodia)
Omar (Palestine)
Blue is the Warmest Colour
Foreign Language Film Snubs
Blue is the Warmest Colour (France)
The Past ★★★★½ (Iran)
The Rocket (Australia)
The Wind Rises (Japan)
The Wind Rises

Best Animated Feature Film
The Croods
Despicable Me 2
Ernest and Celestine
Frozen (Predicted Winner)
The Wind Rises

Animated Film Snubs
Monsters University - Dan Scanlon ★★★½
Best Original Screenplay 
American Hustle  ★★★½
Blue Jasmine ★★★★
Dallas Buyers Club ★★★★
Her ★★★★ (Predicted Winner and Personal Pick)
Upstream Colour
Original Screenplay Snubs
Gravity  ★★★
Frances Ha ★★★★(Favourite of 2013)
The Past ★★★★½
Upstream Colour ★★★★
12 Years a Slave
Best Adapted Screenplay
12 Years a Slave ★★★★½ (Predicted Winner and Personal Pick)
Before Midnight
Captain Phillips
Philomena ★★★★½
The Wolf of Wall Street ★★★★½
August: Osage County
Adapted Screenplay Snubs
August: Osage County ★★★★½ (My Favourite of 2013) 
Mud ★★★★½

Best Cinematography
The Grandmaster
Gravity ★★★★  (Predicted Winner)
Inside Llewyn Davis
Prisoners ★★★★★ (Personal Pick)
Cinematography Snubs
12 Years a Slave ★★★★★
Adore ★★★★★ (My Favourite of 2013)
Francis Ha ★★★★½
The Great Gatsby★★★
Her ★★★★
The Kings of Summer ★★★★½
Mud ★★★★½
American Hustle ★★★★
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug ★★★★½

Best Visual Effects
Gravity ★★★★★ (Predicted Winner, My Favourite of 2013)
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug ★★★★½
Iron Man 3
The Long Ranger
Star Trek: Into Darkness

Visual Effects Snubs
Oz the Great and Powerful ★★★★
Elysium ★★★★
The Great Gatsby ★★★
The Act of Killing
Best Documentary Feature
20 Feet From Stardom
The Act of Killing ★★★★½ (Personal Pick and My Favourite)
Cutie and the Boxer
Dirty Wars
The Square

Documentary Feature Snubs!!!
Blackfish ★★★★★ (My Favourite of 2013)
The Great Gatsby
Best Costume Design
12 Years a Slave ★★★★
American Hustle ★★★★ (Predicted Winner)
The Grandmaster
The Great Gatsby ★★★★½ (Personal Pick)
The Invisible Woman

Costume Design Snubs

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug ★★★★★
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire ★★★★★ (My Favourite of 2013)
Oz the Great and Powerful ★★★★★

Biggest Snub of 2013
Best Original Song
Alone Yet Not Alone - Alone Yet Not Alone
Happy - Despicable Me 2
Let It Go - Frozen ★★★★ (Predicted Winner)
The Moon Song - Her ★★★★ (Personal Pick)
Ordinary Love - Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom

Original Song Snubs!!!
Young and Beautiful - The Great Gatsby (My Favourite)

12 Years a Slave
Best Original Score

The Book Thief - John Williams ★★★½
Gravity - Steven Price ★★★★ (Predicted Winner)
Her - Arcade Fire ★★★★★ (My Favourite of 2013)
Philomena - Alexandre Desplat ★★★★
Saving Mr. Banks - Thomas Newman ★★★

Original Score Snubs

12 Years a Slave - Hans Zimmer ★★★★ (Personal Pick)
Mud - David Wingo ★★★★
August: Osage County - Gustavo Santaolalla ★★★★
The Kings of Summer - Ryan Miller ★★★★★ 

Thanks for Reading! What are your picks? 


  1. Glad you included Blue Is The Warmest Color among the Foreign Language snubs. That film was amazing, as was the peformance of younr Adele Exarchopoulos. So disappointed it got no love from the Academy.

    Kudos too for indlucing Nick Offerman's performance in Kings Of Summer. I thought he was thoroughly underrated by many (as was the film overall, I feel - I tipped an Oscar nom in my review!) and made the movie better.

    1. I'm super happy that someone else appreciated Offerman's performance as much as I did. He was so damn funny, and had really touching moments too. By far my favourite supporting performance of the year :)

  2. Nicole Kidman in STOKER oooh chile I was expecting her to get supporting actress...never happened. Thats one of the best roles she has EVER had. I can't believe she didn't get recognition for that. She was so delicious in that.