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❝I don't want to be presumptuous, but could this (UNDER THE SKIN) be the best collection of visuals from this series?❞ -Andrew E.

❝Very cool line-up! Glad you're splitting GONE WITH THE WIND even in two parts it will be hard to pick just one shot each.❞ -Joel6

THE MATRIX is actually an unexpectedly awesome choice for this series❞ -Mark


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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 - First Round of Predictions May 18th
Alexandre Desplat
(6 noms)
Mychael Danna
(2 noms | 1 win)
Hans Zimmer
(9 noms | 1 win)
The Homesman - Marco Beltrami (2 nominations)
Grand Budapest Hotel
Alexandre Desplat
(6 noms)
Tier 2 - Other Strong Possibilities
Maleficent James Newton Howard
(8 nominations)
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Michael Giacchino
(2 noms | 1 win)
Big Eyes
Danny Elfman
(4 nominations)
Steven Price
(1 nom | 1 win)
Hundred Foot Journey
A.R Rahman
(5 noms | 2 wins)
Tier 3 - Oscar has honored them before, so they'll be listening
Get On Up - Thomas Newman (12 nominations) | Godzilla - Alexandre Desplat (6 noms) | Gone Girl - Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross (1 nomination / 1 win ) | The Judge - Thomas Newman (12 nominations) | Jupiter Ascending - Michael Giacchino (2 noms | 1 win) | Pawn Sacrifice - James Newton Howard (8 nominations) | Snowpiercer - Marco Beltrami (2 nominations) | Two Faces of January - Alberto Iglesias (3 nominations)
Tier 4 - You never know...
Birdman - Antonio Sanchez (never nominated) | Captain America: Winter Soldier - Henry Jackman (never nominated) | Carol - Carter Burwell (never nominated) | Dark Places - Gregory Tripi (never nominated) | The Imitation Game - Clint Mansell (never nominated) | The Immigrant - Christopher Spielman (never nominated) | Inherent Vice - Jonny Greenwood (never nominated) | A Little Chaos - Peter Gregson (never nominated) | Lost River - Johnny Jewel (never nominated) | Noah - Clint Mansell (never nominated) | Queen of the Desert - Klaus Bedelt (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....

Exodus: God of Kings | Far From the Madding Crowd | Miss Julie | Mojave | A Most Violent Year | Nightcrawler | Rosewater | The Search | Suite Française | True Story | The Water Diviner | Wild


Best Original Song - First Round of Predictions May 7th

Into the Woods

[Title TBA]

The Lego Movie

"Everything is Awesome"


[Title TBA]

Muppets Most Wanted

"Something So Right"


[Title TBA]

Stephen Sondheim wrote a new song for Meryl Streep as The Witch
A catchy earworm that seems like a strong contender. But the music branch is unpredictable

Rihanna is reportedly doing a whole concept album (and has a voice role in the film)

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

Confirmed 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

Some Originals. But Which?
Rio 2 - several of the song were written for the film
Home - Rihanna is purportedly writing multiple songs for the film

Will They Have Originals?
The Book of Life • The Boxtrolls • How To Train Your Dragon • 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 - First Round of Predictions May 7th
Into the Woods
Transformers: Age of Extinction
Gone Girl


Tier 2 - Other Strong Possibilities
Get On Up
Guardians of the Galaxy
Edge of Tomorrow
Tier 3 - Too early to rule anyone out! A someone random selection of titles follows

Begin Again | Birdman | Captain America: The Winter Soldier | Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Foxcatcher | Fury | Grand Budapest Hotel | The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies| Imitation Game
Jersey Boys | The Last Five Years | Lucy | Noah | Snowpiercer | Theory of Everything | True Story | Wild




Best Sound Editing - First Round of Predictions May 7th
Gone Girl
Guardians of the Galaxy


Tier 2 - Other Strong Possibilities
Into the Woods
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

Captain America: The Winter Soldier | Dawn of the Planet of the Apes | Fury
Grand Budapest Hotel | Get On Up | Edge of Tomorrow | Jupiter Ascending | Kill the Messenger
Lucy | Noah | Snowpiercer | True Story | Whiplash | Wild