2014 Oscar Predictions: Part 2

My 2014 Oscar predictions, continuing from part one and into the technical categories.

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2014 Oscar Predictions


Two weeks until the Oscars and so here are my annual predictions! Last year I correctly predicted 3 of the big 6 and 11 of 22 overall. 50%, not too bad, hopefully I can do better this year! Here goes:

Best Picture

  • 12 Years a Slave
  • American Hustle
  • Captain Phillips
  • Dallas Buyers Club
  • Gravity
  • Her
  • Nebraska
  • Philomena
  • The Wolf of Wall Street

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Spirit Awards: 2014


Another Spirit Awards is upon us! And this time I got screeners! Film Independent is awesome!

Okay, here are my votes:

Best Feature: 12 Years a Slave – It’s my pick for the Oscars so of course it’s my pick here as well. I wish Spring Breakers was in the running. I loved Inside Llewyn Davis and All is Lost as well.

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Getting Away

Throw a bunch of words in a hat, pull one out, and write a story using that word.

This week’s word: FLY


A week ago, not even, three days and already it’s gone. That feeling, relaxing, rejuvenation, a weekend trip, out of town, troubles away, relax and be free and already it’s gone. How she wishes she could get away, really get away, from her job and her life, her friends and her family and strangers and everything. Away to a magical place, where problems don’t exist, where there’s no stress or difficulty or heartache or fear. Like in a magazine, a tropical paradise, palm trees hanging over the shore, crystal blue water out a sea and clear skies in the air, margaritas and bikinis and everyone is smiling, happy, not a care in the world.

Fuck it, she’s going. It’s her lunch break and no turning back. Goodbye work, goodbye customers and especially her boss, goodbye family and problems and all that’s going on. Goodbye everything. In her car, heading south, driving forever, until the road is no more. Through the valley, over the hill and through the city, leaving everything behind. To Mexico, Baja, where the sun shines bright and everyone is free, happy and beautiful, with no worries, no problems, no fear.

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