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Oscars 2014 Predictions: Best Director & The Rest of the Categories

Oscar weekend is just hours away. Here are my final prediction for all the other categories I haven’t covered yet. Throughout the week, I’ve posted my Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Supporting Actor & Actress predictions. Now it’s time to dive into the rest of the Oscar categories! I have a few “upset” picks in there. I don’t know why, but sometimes I over-think the Oscars and gamble on dark horses. I’ve marked them below.

Best Director:

The Winner: Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity

Curaon

Other Nominees: Steve McQueen, David O. Russell, Martin Scorsese, Alexander Payne

Animated Feature Film

The Winner: Frozen

Frozen

Other Nominees: The Croods, Despicable Me 2, The Wind Rises, Ernest & Celestine

Best Original Screenplay

The Winner: American Hustle [Upset Pick]

Hustle

Other Nominees: Her, Blue Jasmine, Dallas Buyers Club, Nebraska

Best Adapted Screenplay

The Winner: 12 Years a Slave

12years

Other Nominees: Philomena, Before Midnight, The Wolf of Wall Street, Captain Phillips

Best Foreign Film

The Winner: The Hunt [Upset Pick]

Thehunt

Other Nominees: The Great Beauty, The Broken Circle Breakdown, Omar, The Missing Picture

Best Documentary Feature

The Winner: 20 Feet from Stardom

JudithHill

Other Nominees: The Act of Killing, The Square, Dirty Wars, Cutie and the Boxer

Best Production Design

The Winner: The Great Gatsby

gatsby

Other Nominees: Gravity, 12 Years a Slave, Her, American Hustle

Best Cinematography

The Winner: Gravity

Other Nominees: Nebraska, Inside Llewyn Davis, The Grandmaster, Prisoners

Best Costume Design

The Winner: The Great Gatsby

Other Nominees: American Hustle, 12 Years a Slave, The Invisible Woman, The Grandmaster

Best Editing

The Winner: Gravity

Other Nominees: Captain Phillips, American Hustle, 12 Years a Slave, Dallas Buyers Club

Best Makeup and Hair

The Winner: Bad Grandpa [Upset Pick]

Grandpa

Other Nominees: Dallas Buyers Club, The Lone Ranger

Best Score

The Winner: Gravity

Other Nominees: Philomena, Her, Saving Mr. Banks, The Book Thief

Best Song

The Winner: ‘Let It Go’ from Frozen

LetItGo

Other Nominees: ‘Ordinary Love’ from Mandela: The Long Walk Home, ‘Happy’ from Despicable Me 2, ‘The Moon Song’ from Her

Best Sound Editing

The Winner: Gravity

Other Nominees: Captain Phillips, All is Lost, Lone Survivor, The Hobbit: Smaug

Best Sound Mixing

The Winner: Gravity

Other Nominees: Captain Phillips, Inside Llewyn Davis, Lone Survivor, The Hobbit: Smaug

Best Visual Effects

The Winner: Gravity

Other Nominees: Star Trek Into Darkness, The Hobbit: Smaug, Iron Man 3, The Lone Ranger

Best Animated Short

The Winner: Get a Horse (plays in front of Frozen)

GetAHorse

Other Nominees: Mr. Hubolt, Feral, Possessions, Room on the Broom

Best Documentary Short

The Winner: The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved MyLife

Other Nominees: Facing Fear, Cavedigger, Karama Has No Walls, Prison Terminal: Last Days of Private Jack Hall

Best Live Action Short

The Winner: The Voorman Problem

Other Nominees: Helium, Just Before Losing Everything, Aquel No Era Yo, Do I Have To Take Care of Everything

You can see my full list of predictions over on Gold Derby and be sure to follow along on Twitter @DerrickDeane where I’ll be live-tweeting all Sunday and be sure to check back Sunday evening for the complete list of winners!

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