Monday, January 20, 2014

What I Would Have Nominated in 2013

I still haven't done my reactions to the rest of the Oscar category nominations, and I might not get around to it. But, since it won't take very long, I'm going to list my top 10 for all of the main categories, at least insofar as I've seen films. Some categories will have some poorly rated performances and will not even include 10 nominees because I simply have not seen enough, but I will be constantly updating this as I see more.

Best Picture:
  1. 12 Years a Slave—97
  2. Her—96
  3. Frozen—95
  4. Dallas Buyers Club—94
  5. The Wolf of Wall Street—94
  6. Inside Llewyn Davis—93
  7. Mud—93
  8. Gravity—91
  9. Short Term 12—89
  10. Prisoners—88
Other Films with Score >80: Blue Jasmine; Captain Phillips; Enough Said; The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug; Wadjda

Best Director:
  1. Alfonso Cuarón for Gravity
  2. Steve McQueen for 12 Years a Slave
  3. Martin Scorsese for The Wolf of Wall Street
  4. Spike Jonze for Her
  5. Joel and Ethan Coen for Inside Llewyn Davis
  6. Jeff Nichols for Mud
  7. Jean-Marc Vallée for Dallas Buyers Club
  8. Denis Villeneuve for Prisoners
  9. Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee for Frozen
  10. Destin Daniel Cretton for Short Term 12
Best Actor:
  1. Matthew McConaughey in Dallas Buyers Club as Ron Woodroof—5
  2. Leonardo DiCaprio in The Wolf of Wall Street as Jordan Belfort—5
  3. Joaquin Phoenix in Her as Theodore Twombly—5
  4. Oscar Isaac in Inside Llewyn Davis as Llewyn Davis—5
  5. Chiwetel Ejiofor in 12 Years a Slave as Solomon Northup—5
  6. Tom Hanks in Captain Phillips as Captain Richard Phillips—5
  7. Jake Gyllenhaal in Prisoners as Detective Loki—5
  8. Tye Sheridan in Mud as Ellis—4.5
  9. Steve Coogan in Philomena as Martin Sixsmith—4.5
  10. Bruce Dern in Nebraska as Woody Grant—4
Best Actress:
  1. Brie Larson in Short Term 12 as Grace—5
  2. Cate Blanchett in Blue Jasmine as Jeanette "Jasmine" Francis—5
  3. Sandra Bullock in Gravity as Dr. Ryan Stone—4.5
  4. Emma Thompson in Saving Mr. Banks as P.L. Travers—4.5
  5. Kristen Bell in Frozen as Princess Anna of Arendelle—4.5
  6. Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Enough Said as Eva—4.5
  7. Agata Kulesza in Ida as Wanda Gruz—4
  8. Judi Dench in Philomena as Philomena Lee—4
  9. Agata Trzebuchowska in Ida as Ida Lebenstein—3.5
  10. Waad Mohammed in Wadjda as Wadjda—3.5
Best Supporting Actor:
  1. Michael Fassbender in 12 Years a Slave as Edwin Epps—5
  2. Barkhad Abdi in Captain Phillips as Abduwali Muse—5
  3. Matthew McConaughey in Mud as Mud—4.5
  4. James Gandolfini in Enough Said as Albert—4.5
  5. Matthew McConaughey in The Wolf of Wall Street as Mark Hanna—4.5
  6. Jared Leto in Dallas Buyers Club as Rayon—5
  7. Luke Evans in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug as Bard the Bowman—4.5
  8. Colin Farrell in Saving Mr. Banks as Travers Goff—4.5
  9. Jeremy Renner in American Hustle as Carmine Polito—4
  10. Richard Armitage in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug as Thorin Oakenshield—4
Best Supporting Actress:
  1. Lupita Nyong’o in 12 Years of Slave as Patsey—5
  2. Sarah Paulson in 12 Years a Slave as Mary Epps—4.5
  3. Melissa Leo in Prisoners as Holly Jones—4.5
  4. Scarlett Johansson in Her as Samantha—4.5
  5. Sally Hawkins in Blue Jasmine as Ginger—4
  6. Carey Mulligan in Inside Llewyn Davis as Jean Berkey—4
  7. Amy Adams in Her as Amy—4
  8. Alfre Woodard in 12 Years a Slave as Mistress Harriet Shaw—4
  9. Reem Abdullah in Wadjda as Mother—3.5
  10. June Squibb in Nebraska as Kate Grant—3.5
Best Adapted Screenplay:
  1. The Wolf of Wall Street (Terence Winter, from the memoir by Jordan Belfort)
  2. 12 Years a Slave (John Ridley, from the memoir Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup)
  3. Philomena (Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope, from the book The Lost Child of Philomena Lee by Martin Sixsmith)
  4. Short Term 12 (Destin Daniel Cretton, from the short film written and directed by him)
  5. Frozen (Jennifer Lee, Chris Buck, and Shane Morris, from the fairy tale The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen)
  6. Captain Phillips (Billy Ray, from the book A Captain's Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALs, and Dangerous Days at Sea by Richard Phillips and Stephan Talty)
  7. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson, and Guillermo del Toro, from the novel The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien)
Best Original Screenplay:
  1. Her (Spike Jonze)
  2. Mud (Jeff Nichols)
  3. Inside Llewyn Davis (Joel and Ethan Coen)
  4. Dallas Buyers Club (Craig Borten and Melisa Wallack)
  5. Blue Jasmine (Woody Allen)
  6. Enough Said (Nicole Holofcener)
  7. Prisoners (Aaron Guzikowski)
  8. Wadjda (Haifaa al-Mansour)
  9. Gravity (Alfonso Cuarón and Jonás Cuarón)
  10. Saving Mr. Banks (Kelly Marcel and Sue Smith)
I know there are numerous films, performances, etc. not listed here, and that’s because I haven’t seen them. I am attempting to remedy this, though the process with be long.

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