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For Your Consideration: New Oscar Predictions In The Wake of a Storm of December Precursors

Photo of Peter Knegt By Peter Knegt | Indiewire December 18, 2013 at 9:47AM

As it does every December, the 2014 Oscar race has essentially gone from a wide open question mark to a largely settled snooze fest in just two weeks.
"The Great Gatsby"
Warner Bros. "The Great Gatsby"

Best Original Score:

Predicted Nominees (in alphabetical order):
Hans Zimmer, 12 Years a Slave

John Williams, The Book Thief
Steven Price, Gravity
William Butler & Owen Pallett, Her
Thomas Newman, Saving Mr. Banks

The Spoiler Nominee: Alex Ebert, All Is Lost
Pretty Please: Mike Patton, The Place Beyond The Pines
Winner Prediction: Steven Price, Gravity

Best Original Song:
Predicted Nominees (in alphabetical order):
"Amen" (All Is Lost)
"Doby" (Anchorman 2)
"Let It Go" (Frozen)
"The Moon Song" (Her)
"Young and Beautiful" (The Great Gatsby)

The Spoiler Nominee: "Sweeter Than Fiction" (One Chance)
Pretty Please: "So You Know What It's Like" (Short Term 12)
Winner Prediction: "Let It Go" (Frozen)

'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug'

Best Sound Mixing:
Predicted Nominees (in alphabetical order):
Captain Phillips
Inside Llewyn Davis
Lone Survivor

The Spoiler Nominee: All Is Lost
Winner Prediction: Gravity

Best Sound Editing:
Predicted Nominees (in alphabetical order):
All Is Lost
Captain Phillips
Lone Survivor

The Spoiler Nominee: Pacific Rim
Winner Prediction: Gravity

Best Visual Effects:
Predicted Nominees (in alphabetical order):
The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug
Iron Man 3
Pacific Rim
World War Z

The Spoiler Nominee: Iron Man 3
Winner Prediction: Gravity

Best Makeup & Hairstyling:

Predicted Nominees (in alphabetical order):
American Hustle
Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa
The Lone Ranger

The Spoiler Nominee: Dallas Buyers Club
Winner Prediction: The Lone Ranger

Peter Knegt is Indiewire's Senior Writer and awards columnist. Follow him on Twitter.

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This article is related to: Awards Season Roundup, Academy Awards, Academy Awards, For Your Consideration, 12 Years a Slave, Gravity, American Hustle

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