I have seen some of the best films of 2013. Making the decision for each Oscar is difficult. With that said, here are my picks in the categories in which I feel capable of rendering a decision. I saw all of the films nominated in each of the categories below Except for Captain Phillips.
Best Picture: 12 Years a Slave
Best Director: David O. Russell (American Hustle) but it would be nice for Steve McQueen to win for his serious drama.
Best Actor: Matthew McConnahey (what an awesome character transformation)
Best Actress: Cate Blanchett (how lithe she was in this film)
Best Supporting Actor: Jared Leto
Best Supporting Actress: Lupita Nyong’o ( Sally Hawkins in Blue Jasmine was excellent but sometimes serious films win.)
Animated Feature Film: Frozen
Cinematography: Gravity ( I do like Nebraska, but I think it will not win.)
Costume Design: American Hustle
Best Original Song: “Let it go” (Frozen)
Visual Effects: Gravity
What are your predictions? Comments are welcome.