Oscar picks by Deirdre

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.