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87th Oscars. The Oscar Contenders of 2014 - For prediction, discussion and entertainment purposes only. This is not a endorsement of quality work, especially since no one has seen the pictures yet!

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Best Original Score - Predictions as of August 7th
Alexandre Desplat
(6 noms)
Mychael Danna
(2 noms | 1 win)
Hans Zimmer
(9 noms | 1 win)
Steven Price
(1 nom | 1 win)
Grand Budapest Hotel
Alexandre Desplat
(6 noms)
Tier 2 - Other Strong Possibilities
James Newton Howard
(8 nominations)
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Michael Giacchino
(2 noms | 1 win)
Big Eyes
Danny Elfman
(4 nominations)
Howard Shore
(4 noms | 3 wins)
Hundred Foot Journey
A.R Rahman
(5 noms | 2 wins)
Tier 3 - Oscar has honored them before, so they'll be listening

-Marco Beltrami (2 nominations) | Gone Girl - Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross (1 nomination / 1 win ) | The Judge - Thomas Newman (12 nominations) | The Homesman- Marco Beltrami (2 nominations) | Two Faces of January - Alberto Iglesias (3 nominations) | Nightcrawler - James Newton Howard (8 noms)
Tier 4 - It's hard to win a first nomination

- Antonio Sanchez (never nominated) | Captain America: Winter Soldier - Henry Jackman (never nominated) | The Imitation Game - Clint Mansell (never nominated) | The Immigrant - Christopher Spielman (never nominated) | Inherent Vice - Jonny Greenwood (never nominated) |Noah - Clint Mansell (never nominated) | Theory of Everything - Jóhann Jóhannsson (never nominated)


This branch of the Academy is famously insular so if one of their favorites is scoring any of these....Selma | Exodus: God of Kings | Miss Julie | A Most Violent Year | Suite Française | Wild

2014??? or 2015???
Pawn Sacrifice - James Newton Howard (8 nominations) | Carol - Carter Burwell (never nominated) | Dark Places - Gregory Tripi (never nominated) | Far From the Madding Crowd (unknown) | Mojave (unknown) | True Story (unknown) | The Water Diviner (unknown) | Queen of the Desert - Klaus Bedelt (never nominated) | A Little Chaos - Peter Gregson (never nominated)


Best Original Song - Predictions as of August 7th

Into the Woods

[Title TBA]

Book of Life

[Title TBA]

The Lego Movie

"Everything is Awesome"

Muppets Most Wanted

"Something So Right"

Begin Again

"Lost Stars"

Stephen Sondheim wrote a new song for Meryl Streep as The Witch

I've heard this love song by Oscar favorite Paul Williams and its a promising contender with an important scene in the movie

A catchy earworm that seems like a strong contender. But the music branch is unpredictable

Celine Dion & Miss Piggy duet.

Written by Bret McKenzie won an Oscar for his first Muppets movie.

Jay Z will contribute new songs. The original composers of the musical are also involved but to what extent?

Tier 2 - Much more will be revealed

Other Originals
Muppets Most Wanted -"We're Doing a Sequel," "I'm Number One," "The Big House," "Interrogation Song," and "I'll Get You What You Want (Cockatoo in Malibu)" all by Bret McKenzie
Rio 2 "What is Love" from Janelle Monáe
How to Train Your Dragon 2 "Where No One Goes" -Jónsi
A Million Ways To Die in the West - "A Million Ways to Die" - Alan Jackson
Begin Again - "A Step You Can't Take Back," "Like a Fool," "Tell Me If You Wanna Go Home"
Need For Speed - "Hero" -Kid Cuti feat. Skylar Grey
Noah "Mercy" Patti Smith & Kronos Quartet

Land Ho! ' "Land Ho!"
How To Train Your Dragon 2 ""

Some Originals. But Which?
Book of Life, Rio 2, Earth to Echo, Son of God, The Fault in Our Stars, Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return - all have multiple songs but how many of those are originals?
Annie - supposedly Jay-Z has new songs in the movie but how well will they fit with the original song score?

Will They Have Originals?
TThe Boxtrolls • How To Train Your Dragon 2 • The Princess Kaguya • Song of the Sea

And which live action films will have a song? any *more* suggestions as to which might qualify this year? If you hear of an original song contender please let us know... this information is always semi-mysterious until the Academy releases their list of eligible contenders.

Best Sound Mixing - Predictions as of August 7th
Into the Woods
Get On Up
Gone Girl


Tier 2 - Other Strong Possibilities
Transformers: Age of Extinction
Guardians of the Galaxy
Tier 3 - Too early to rule anyone out! A someone random selection of titles follows

Edge of Tomorrow | Begin Again | Captain America: The Winter Soldier | Dawn of the Planet of the Apes | Foxcatcher | Maleficent | Grand Budapest Hotel | The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies| Imitation Game | The Last Five Years | Lucy | Noah | Snowpiercer | Theory of Everything | Wild | Imitation Game




Best Sound Editing - Predictions as of August 7th
Gone Girl
Guardians of the Galaxy


Tier 2 - Other Strong Possibilities
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Transformers: Age of Extinction
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Tier 3 - Too early to rule anyone out! A someone random selection of more titles follows

Unbroken | Into the Woods | Maleficent | Captain America: The Winter Soldier | Dawn of the Planet of the Apes | Grand Budapest Hotel | Get On Up | Edge of Tomorrow | Kill the Messenger | Lucy | Noah | Snowpiercer | Whiplash | Wild | Imitation Game