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    • February 18, 2014 12:25 PM EST
    • I just don't get the larceny that was commited against the film "Prisoners" and the acting performances in that film, look it is dark and disturbing and not for everyone but this is top notch film making in all categories.

    • January 21, 2014 12:59 AM EST
    • Nicely done list as always but I must single out the snub given to Oprah Winfrey for her fine work in The Butler, just an absolute snub and while I am at it let me add Tom Hanks to that list.

    • January 19, 2014 12:28 PM EST
    • Good post, I am not to happy with some snubs but so is the game, I can't realy question too much most of the Nominations but not a sniff for The Butler?

    • January 16, 2014 5:22 PM EST
    • Here is the link to the official nominations check them against Trevor's.

       

      http://variety.com/2014/film/news/2014-oscar-nominations-list-academy-awards-nominees-1201058756/

    • January 15, 2014 8:54 PM EST
    • Excellent and great going once again Trevor, has it been that long? wow! nice list once more.Even though it has been in use now a few years I still can't get used to the expanded list of nominations, guess I always like things the way they were. In a way it is nice to see more worthy films get the recognition and on the other hand I feel it has watered it down.

    • January 15, 2014 8:35 PM EST
    • Those of you concerned about my last post of limiting my Oscar enthusiasm this year, did you think I’d give up on predictions? Guess again. My annual Oscar nomination predictions are here for the thirteenth straight year! I gave my main predictions, predicted a Dark Horse (DH) or two that could upset, and gave a For Your Consideration (FYC) pick for one that doesn’t have much of a chance for a nomination but deserves one. So without further ado--assuming there are five nominees for each category and ten for Best Picture-- here are my nomination predictions for this year:
      BEST PICTURE:
      -American Hustle
      -Blue Jasmine
      -Captain Phillips
      -Dallas Buyers Club
      -Gravity
      -Nebraska
      -Philomena
      -Saving Mr. Banks
      -12 Years A Slave
      -The Wolf Of Wall Street
      DH1: Inside Llewyn Davis
      DH2: Her
      FYC: Lee Daniels’ The Butler
      Assuming there are ten nominees in this category, those are my picks. Easy to choose the first eight that come to mind. Difficult to predict the last two. That’s predictions for you.
      BEST DIRECTOR:
      -ALFONSO CUARON/Gravity
      -PAUL GREENGRASS/Captain Phillips
      -SPIKE JONZE/Her
      -STEVE MCQUEEN/12 Years a Slave
      -DAVID O. RUSSELL/American Hustle
      DH1: MARTIN SCORSESE/ The Wolf Of Wall Street
      DH2: ALEXANDER PAYNE/Nebraska
      I don’t know if it’s because he’s an Omahan like me but I feel Alexander Payne’s efforts were underappreciated. I feel he deserves the nomination.
      BEST ACTOR:
      -BRUCE DERN/Nebraska
      -CHIWETEL EJIOFOR/12 Years a Slave
      -TOM HANKS/Captain Phillips
      -MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY/Dallas Buyers Club
      -ROBERT REDFORD/All Is Lost
      DH1: LEONARDO DICAPRIO/The Wolf of Wall Street
      DH2: CHRISTIAN BALE/American Hustle
      FYC: FOREST WHITAKER/Lee Daniels’ The Butler
      I don’t know if it’s because of its summer release but I think most chances for The Butler to get nominations is gone.
      BEST ACTRESS:
      -AMY ADAMS/American Hustle
      -CATE BLANCHETT/Blue Jasmine
      -SANDRA BULLOCK/Gravity
      -JUDI DENCH/Philomena
      -EMMA THOMPSON/Saving Mr. Banks
      DH: MERYL STREEP/August: Osage County
      FYC: ADELE EXARCHOPOULOS/Blue Is The Warmest Color
      I felt Adele is deserving but I hope to heck you young ones don’t see this movie until you’re 18!
      BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR:
      -BARKHAD ABDI/Captain Phillips
      -DANIEL BRÜHL/Rush
      -MICHAEL FASSBENDER/12 Years a Slave
      -WILL FORTE/Nebraska
      -JARED LETO/Dallas Buyers Club
      DH1: JAMES GANDOLFINI/Enough Said
      DH2:-BRADLEY COOPER/American Hustle
      Somehow I have the feeling James Gandolfini will get a posthumous nomination here. He already has a SAG nomination for this role.
      BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS:
      -Sally Hawkins/Blue Jasmine
      -Jennifer Lawrence/American Hustle
      -Lupita Nyong’o/12 Years a Slave
      -Julia Roberts/August: Osage County
      -June Squibb/Nebraska
      DH1: Oprah Winfrey/Lee Daniels’ The Butler
      FYC: OCTAVIA SPENCER/Fruitvale Station
      The first four were easy to predict. The question was the fifth: Oprah or Sally Hawkins. I think it will go to Hawkins since she was never nominated before. For those who don’t know, Oprah got her nomination in 1985’s Spielberg-directed The Color Purple. That led her getting a deal to do a talk show and the rest is history.
      BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY:
      -WOODY ALLEN/Blue Jasmine
      -ALFONZO& JONAS CUARON/Gravity
      -SPIKE JONZE/Her
      -BOB NELSON/Nebraska
      -ERIC WARREN SINGER AND DAVID O. RUSSELL/American Hustle
      DH1: JOEL AND ETHAN COEN/Inside Llewyn Davis
      DH2: CRAIG BORTEN AND MELISSA WALLACK/Dallas Buyers Club
      This category is too tough to call. So many great original screenplays this year with seven having a very good chance of nomination. Problem is only room for five. Hate to find out who the odd two out are.
      BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY:
      -JULIE DELPY, ETHAN HAWKE & RICHARD LINKLATER/Before Midnight
      -JEFF POPE AND STEVE COOGAN/Philomena
      -BILLY RAY/Captain Phillips
      -JOHN RIDLEY/12 Years A Slave
      -TERRENCE WINTER/The Wolf Of Wall Street
      DH1: TRACY LETTS/August: Osage County
      FYC: ABDELLATIF KECHICHE & GHALIA LACROIX/Blue Is The Warmest Color
      BEST ANIMATED FEATURE:
      -The Croods
      -Despicable Me 2
      -Frozen
      -Monsters University
      -The Wind Rises
      DH: Epic
      You have to admit this was a pretty lackluster year in terms of animation. Sure we were charmed by monsters and minions but nothing fresh or worthy of being called a breakthrough. Did the staff from Pixar go on a long vacation?
      BEST ART DIRECTION:
      -American Hustle
      -Gravity
      -The Great Gatsby
      -The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
      -12 Years A Slave
      DH: Saving Mr. Banks
      BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY:
      -SEAN BOBBITT/12 Years A Slave
      -ROGER DEAKINS/Prisoners
      -BRUNO DELBONNEL /Inside Llewyn Davis
      -EMMANUEL LUBEZKI /Gravity
      -PHEDON PAPAMICHAEL /Nebraska
      DH: BARRY ACKROYD/Captain Phillips
      BEST COSTUME DESIGN:
      -BOB BUCK, ANN MASKREY AND RICHARD TAYLOR/The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
      -GARY JONES/Oz: The Great and Powerful
      -PATRICIA NORRIS/12 Years A Slave
      -CATHERINE MARTIN/The Great Gatsby
      -MICHAEL WILKINSON/American Hustle
      DH1: DANIEL ORLANDI/Saving Mr. Banks
      DH2: TRISH SUMMERVILLE/The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
      BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE:
      -The Act Of Killing
      -Blackfish
      -P**** Riot: A Punk's Prayer
      -Stories We Tell
      -20 Feet From Stardom
      DH1: Tim's Vermeer
      DH2: The Square
      Imagine if P**** Riot did get nominated. Can you imagine how uncomfortable the star that has to read the nominees will get once they say it?
      BEST FILM EDITING:
      -Jay Cassidy & Crispin Struthers/American Hustle
      -Alfonso Cuaron & Mark Sanger/Gravity
      -Christopher Rouse/Captain Phillips
      -Thelma Schoonmaker/The Wolf Of Wall Street
      -Joe Walker/12 Years A Slave
      DH1: Kevin Tent/Nebraska
      DH2: Mark Livolski/Saving Mr. Banks
      This is always a dilemma. To pick nominees in terms of editing acclaim or because their film is a top runner for Best Picture. Well, those are my picks for this year
      BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM:
      -The Broken Circle Breakdown (Belgium)
      -The Hunt (Denmark)
      -Two Lives (Germany)
      -The Grandmaster (Hong Kong)
      -The Great Beauty (Italy)
      DH: The Notebook (Hungary)
      Sometimes I think this is a lock that The Great Beauty will win. It seems to have no competition here. It even beat out Blue Is The Warmest Color for Best Picture at the European Film Awards.
      BEST ORIGINAL SCORE:
      -CRAIG ARMSTRONG/The Great Gatsby
      -ALEX EBERT/All Is Lost
      -STEVEN PRICE/Gravity
      -JOHN WILLIAMS/The Book Thief
      -HANS ZIMMER/12 Years A Slave
      DH1: WILLIAM BUTLER & OWEN PALLETT/Her
      DH2: THOMAS NEWMAN/Saving Mr. Banks
      BEST ORIGINAL SONG:
      -”Atlas”/The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
      -”Happy”/Despicable Me 2
      -”Let It Go”/Frozen
      -”Ordinary Love”/ Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom
      -”Young And Beautiful”/ The Great Gatsby
      DH1: "Sweeter Than Fiction"/ One Chance
      DH2: “I See Fire”/ The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
      The question is not just what songs will be nominated but how many nominees will be. Last year was good, there were five. I’m hoping again this year.
      BEST SOUND MIXING:
      -Captain Phillips
      -Gravity
      -Iron Man 3
      -Lone Survivor
      -Rush
      BEST SOUND EDITING:
      -Captain Phillips
      -Gravity
      -Iron Man 3
      -Oz Great and Powerful
      -Star Trek Into Darkness
      I had no plans in making predictions in this category until Sasha at the AwardsDaily website made it one for the nominations predictions contest. Sasha, Sasha, Sasha!
      BEST VISUAL EFFECTS:
      -Gravity
      -The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
      -Iron Man 3
      -Pacific Rim
      -Star Trek Into Darkness
      And those are my predictions for the Oscar nominees for this year. The nominees will be announced tomorrow morning. How many did I get right? How many did I muss? Did one of my FYC picks actually get nominated? I’ll see tomorrow.

    • January 19, 2014 12:20 PM EST
    • As an American myself how can I disagree when I am forced to endure total chaff like The Lone Ranger, now I am smart enough not to spend my hard earned money on something like Grown Ups 2 or Madea Christmas. Howeevr I did expect more from a film with Depp and coming from Disney studios.
       
       
      OG John said:

      Load of rubbish the whole lot of them, America sure produces some stinkers, I guess you take the bad with the good.

       

    • January 19, 2014 11:41 AM EST
    • Load of rubbish the whole lot of them, America sure produces some stinkers, I guess you take the bad with the good.

    • January 19, 2014 11:29 AM EST
    • I thought The Lone Ranger was just plain awful.

    • January 17, 2014 3:33 PM EST
    • LOL, It seems like Adam Sandler and his movies are always Nominated and win razzies.

    • January 16, 2014 3:01 PM EST
    • All those films are pure rubbish, don't know how they even made it to the cinema. A waste of pounds going to them.

    • January 16, 2014 1:44 PM EST
    • Oh the Golden Raspberries, what an unflattering award and Adam Sandler is the king of the razzies.

      How does he even get a film on the big screen? he is horrible he cant act he cant direct and he is only mildly funny.

      Can we see the last of Adam Sandler please? he has become disgusringly rich off rubbish.

    • January 16, 2014 12:34 AM EST
    • As bad as Grown Ups 2 was I still got a few laughs, After Earth or Lone ranger were the worst.

    • January 16, 2014 12:18 AM EST
    • Here is the ful listm of the best of the worst of tinsel town. How does Adam Sabdler keep getting movies released? the king of the razzies and that abomination called Grown Ups 2 lord help us if there is a third.

       

      Worst Picture

      After Earth

      Grown Ups 2

      The Lone Ranger

      A Madea Christmas

      Movie 43

       

      Worst Actor

      Johnny Depp in The Lone Ranger

      Ashton Kutcher in Jobs

      Adam Sandler in Grown Ups 2

      Jaden Smith in After Earth

      Sylvester Stallone in Bullet to the Head, Escape Plan, and Grudge Match

       

      Worst Actress

      Halle Berry in The Call and Movie 43

      Selena Gomez in Getaway

      Lindsay Lohan in The Canyons

      Tyler Perry (as Madea) in A Madea Christmas

      Naomi Watts in Diana and Movie 43

       

      Worst Supporting Actor

      Chris Brown in Battle of the Year

      Larry the Cable Guy in A Madea Christmas

      Taylor Lautner in Grown Ups 2

      Will Smith in After Earth

      Nick Swardson in Grown Ups 2 and A Haunted House

       

      Worst Supporting Actress

      Salma Hayek in Grown Ups 2

      Katherine Heigl in The Big Wedding

      Kim Kardashian in Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor

      Lady Gaga in Machete Kills

      Lindsay Lohan in InAPPropriate Comedy and Scary Movie 5

       

      Worst Screen Combo

      The entire cast of Grown Ups 2

      The entire cast of Movie 43

      Lindsay Lohan and Charlie Sheen in Scary Movie 5

      Tyler Perry and either Larry the Cable Guy or that worn out wig and dress - A Madea Christmas

      Jaden Smith and Will Smith on planet nepotism in After Earth

       

      Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-off or Sequel

      Grown Ups 2

      The Hangover Part III

      The Lone Ranger (remake of past Lone Rangers and rip-off of Wild Wild West)

      Scary Movie 5

      The Smurfs 2

       

      Worst Director

      Dennis Dugan for Grown Ups 2

      Tyler Perry for A Madea Christmas and Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor

      M. Night Shyamalan for After Earth

      The 13 people who directed Movie 43

      Gore Verbinski - The Lone Ranger

       

      Worst Screenplay

      After Earth

      Grown Ups 2

      The Lone Ranger

      A Madea Christmas

      Movie 43



       

    • January 13, 2014 9:01 PM EST
    • That is good to hear we are part of the furniture along the wat we lost Eoin, JP, Gaara and that Frankie Muniz lover as well as Star Girly. lol
      OmahaTrevor said:

      @JeffJones Not to worry. I haven't quit on you folks. I'm posting my GG preds today. And my Oscar nomination preds soon this week.

       

    • January 11, 2014 12:53 PM EST
    • @JeffJones Not to worry. I haven't quit on you folks. I'm posting my GG preds today. And my Oscar nomination preds soon this week.

    • January 9, 2014 12:49 AM EST
    • @OmahaTevor, one of the highlights in our long time here was me looking out for that, hope it has not ended as yet.

    • December 29, 2013 11:21 AM EST
    • Do keep at it, but what I would like to see if your list of 2013 worst. A list that for me has to include the likes of "The Big Wedding," "Getaway," and "Pranoia" etc.

    • December 24, 2013 12:58 AM EST
    • Through the years since I have been ehre your Oscars has been a darn good read, you do certainly know your films. I think you should be blogging, open a blog you will have a good folowing after a bit. You can also do some blogging here, maybe if you do a topic do it on the blogs.

    • December 23, 2013 2:17 PM EST
    • Ok cool it has always I heard been a hi-light here.

    • December 19, 2013 9:23 PM EST
    • Yes they are some long time members of this little site, and OmahaTrevors movie topics are the best.

    • January 13, 2014 8:59 PM EST
    • Well I did expect 12 Years A Slave to take some major awards and I was not disapointed also for TV Breaking bad was as much a lock as you could find along with Cranston.

    • January 11, 2014 7:51 PM EST
    • Captain Phillips was awesome and so was Gravity, my parents love 12 Years A Slave I never went not my type.

    • January 11, 2014 4:20 PM EST
    • Cool, I was hoping maybe Gravity wins it was to me awesome and on TV Breaking bad for sure.

    • January 11, 2014 12:55 PM EST
    • Hello all. That time of the year where I make my predictions for this year's Golden Globes. I have my winner prediction maked with an asterisk (*) and my Closest Threat prediction marked with a plus sign (+) so without further ado:
       
      FILM
       
      BEST PICTURE - DRAMA:
      +Captain Phillips+
      -Gravity
      -Philomena
      -Rush
      *Twelve Years A Slave*
       
      BEST PICTURE - MUSICAL OR COMEDY
      *American Hustle*
      -Her
      -Inside Llewyn Davis
      +Nebraska+
      -The Wolf Of Wall Street
       
      BEST DIRECTOR
      -ALFONSO CUARON/Gravity
      +PAUL GREENGRASS/Captain Phillips+
      *STEVE McQUEEN/12 Years A Slave*
      -ALEXANDER PAYNE/Nebraska
      -DAVID O. RUSSELL/American Hustle
       
      BEST ACTOR - DRAMA
      *CHIWETEL EJIOFOR/12 Years A Slave*
      -IDRIS ELBA/Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom
      +TOM HANKS/Captain Phillips+
      -MATTHEW McCONAUGHEY/Dallas Buyers Club
      -ROBERT REDFORD/All Is Lost
       
      BEST ACTRESS - DRAMA
      *CATE BLANCHETT/Blue Jasmine*
      -SANDRA BULLOCK/Gravity
      -JUDI DENCH/Philomena
      +EMMA THOMPSON/Saving Mr Banks+
      -KATE WINSLETT/Labor Day
       
      BEST ACTOR - COMEDY OR MUSICAL
      +CHRISTIAN BALE/Christian Bale+
      *BRUCE DERN/Nebraska*
      -LEONARDO DiCAPRIO/The Wolf Of Wall Street
      -OSCAR ISAAC/Inside Llewyn Davis
      -JOAQUIN PHOENIX/Her
       
      BEST ACTRESS - COMEDY OR MUSICAL
      +AMY ADAMS/American Hustle+
      -JULIE DELPY/Before Midnight
      -GRETA GERWIG/Francis Ha
      -JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS/Enough Said
      *MERYL STREEP/August: Osage County*
       
      BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
      +BARKHAD ABDI/Captain Phillips+
      -DANIEL BRUHL/Rush
      -BRADLEY COOPER/American Hustle
      *MICHAEL FASSBENDER/12 Years A Slave*
      -JARET LETO/Dallas Buyers Club
       
      BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
      +SALLY HAWKINS/Blue Jasmine+
      -JENNIFER LAWRENCE/American Hustle
      *LUPITA NYONG'O/12 Years A Slave*
      -JULIA ROBERTS/August: Osage County
      -JUNE SQUIBB/Nebraska
       
      BEST SCREENPLAY
      -SPIKE JONZE/Her
      *BOB NELSON/Nebraska*
      -JEFF POPE & STEVE COOGAN/Philomena
      +JOHN RIDLEY/12 Years A Slave+
      -ERIC WARREN SINGER & DAVID O. RUSSELL/American Hustle
       
      BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
      -The Croods
      *Despicable Me 2*
      +Frozen+
       
      BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
      *Blue Is The Warmest Color (France)*
      +The Great Beauty (Italy)+
      -The Hunt (Denmark)
      -The Past (Iran)
      -The Wind Rises (Japan)
       
      BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
      - ALEX EBERT/All Is Lost
      -ALEX HEFFES/Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom
      -STEVEN PRICE/Gravity
      +JOHN WILLIAMS/The Book Thief+
      *HANS ZIMMER/12 Years A Slave*
       
      BEST ORIGINAL SONG
      *“Atlas”, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire*
      -“Let It Go”, Frozen
      -“Ordinary Love”, Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom
      +“Please Mr Kennedy”, Inside Llewyn Davis+
      -“Sweeter Than Fiction”, One Chance
       
      TELEVISION
       
      Okay, so I decided just to post my Winner predictions for these categories. Hey what can I say? I’m better at predicting the movie awards. So here are my TV predictions for the winners:
       
      Best TV Movie or Miniseries:
      -Behind The Candelabra
       
      Best TV Series, Drama
      -Breaking Bad
       
      Best TV Series, Comedy
      -Modern Family
       
      Best Actor in a TV Series, Drama
      -BRYAN CRANSTON/Breaking Bad
       
      Best Actor, TV Series Comedy
      -JIM PARSONS/The Big Bang Theory
       
      Best Actress in a TV Series, Drama
      -ROBIN WRIGHT/House Of Cards
       
      Best Actress in a TV Series, Comedy
      -ZOOEY DESCHANEL/New Girl
       
      Best Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie
      -MATT DAMON/Behind The Candelabra
       
      Best Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie
      -REBECCA FERGUSON/The White Queen
       
      Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Mini-Series or TV Movie
      -ROB LOWE/Behind The Candelabra
       
      Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries, or TV Movie
      -MONICA POTTER/Parenthood
       
      And there you have it. My predictions for Sunday's Golden Globe awards. Tune in on Sunday to see the winners.