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JASON'S BEST: If I Voted For The Oscars 2013 (Return to Jason's Best Main Page)


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Here's the detailed list of my Oscar choices for 2013, if I were allowed to vote -- my choice for the winner is in bold -- in addition, I have also included a few additional categories worth mentioning...


Her, The Best Film of 2013

BEST PICTURE
American Hustle
Before Midnight
Gravity
Her
Short Term 12

BEST ACTOR
Chiwetel Ejiofor in 12 Years a Slave
Tom Hanks in Captain Phillips
Joaquin Phoenix in Her
Robert Redford in All is Lost
Leonardo DiCaprio in The Wolf of Wall Street
Christian Bale in American Hustle
Matthew McConaughey in Dallas Buyers Club

BEST ACTRESS
Amy Adams in American Hustle
Cate Blanchett in Blue Jasmine
Sandra Bullock in Gravity
Adele Exarchopoulos in Blue is the Warmest Color
Brie Larson in Short Term 12

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Barkhad Abdi in Captain Phillips
Michael Fassbender in 12 Years a Slave
Jared Leto in Dallas Buyers Club
Keith Stanfield in Short Term 12
Jonah Hill in The Wolf of Wall Street

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Lupita Nyong'o in 12 Years a Slave
Octavia Spencer in Fruitvale Station
Oprah Winfrey in Lee Daniels's The Butler
Sally Hawkins in Blue Jasmine
Julia Roberts in August: Osage County

BEST DIRECTOR
David O. Russell for American Hustle
Alfonso Cuarón for Gravity
Steve McQueen for 12 Years a Slave
Martin Scorsese for The Wolf of Wall Street
Spike Jonze for Her

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
American Hustle
Blue Jasmine
Her
Nebraska
Dallas Buyers Club

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Before Midnight
12 Years a Slave
Captain Phillips
The Wolf of Wall Street
Philomena

BEST MUSIC - ORIGINAL SCORE
Arcade Fire for Her
Hans Zimmer for Man of Steel
David Wingo for Mud
Mike Patton for The Place Beyond the Pines
Thomas Newman for Side Effects
Clint Mansell for Stoker
Cliff Martinez & Skrillex for Spring Breakers
Hanan Townshend for To the Wonder
Steven Price for Gravity
Shane Carruth for Upstream Color

BEST MUSIC - ORIGINAL SONG
"Atlas" from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (Performed by Coldplay)
"Becomes the Color" from Stoker (Performed by Emily Wells)
"Cut Me Some Slack" from Sound City (Performed by Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Novoselic, & Smear)
"Young and Beautiful" from The Great Gatsby (Performed by Lana Del Ray)
"100$ Bill" from The Great Gatsby (Performed by Jay-Z)
"Nothing Can Stop Me Now" from Planes (Performed by Mark Holman)
"Ordinary Love" from Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (Performed by U2)
"Amen" from All is Lost (Performed by Alexander Ebert)
"Let It Go" from Frozen (Performed by Idina Menzel)
"Oblivion" from Oblivion (Performed by M83 featuring Susanne Sundfør)

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
12 Years a Slave
Gravity
The Great Gatsby
Nebraska
To the Wonder

BEST FILM EDITING
Captain Phillips
American Hustle
Gravity
Her
The Wolf of Wall Street

BEST ART DIRECTION/PRODUCTION DESIGN
12 Years a Slave
American Hustle
The Great Gatsby
Gravity
Her

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
American Hustle
12 Years a Slave
Oz The Great and Powerful
The Great Gatsby
Lee Daniels's The Butler

BEST MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING
American Hustle
Lee Daniels's The Butler
The Great Gatsby
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

BEST SOUND MIXING
Captain Phillips
The Great Gatsby
Gravity
Rush
Lone Survivor

BEST SOUND EDITING
All is Lost
Gravity
Captain Phillips
Iron Man 3
American Hustle

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Gravity
Iron Man 3
Star Trek Into Darkness
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Man of Steel

BEST ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE
American Hustle
12 Years a Slave
Her
Short Term 12
The Wolf of Wall Street

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
Monsters University
Frozen
The Wind Rises

BEST SCENE OR SEQUENCE IN A 2013 MOTION PICTURE
Cross cutting between the preparations of a state dinner at the White House and the violence of a civil rights sit-in at a restaurant in Lee Daniels's The Butler
Opening 13 minute sequence all in one take of the astronauts working in space and the arrival of the space debris emergency in Gravity
Sandra Bullock getting inside the airlock and removing her spacesuit and curling up into a fetal position in Gravity
Tom Hanks's remarkably moving medical checkup in shock after the ordeal he survives in Captain Phillips
The beautiful ending of Joaquin Phoenix and Amy Adams sitting on the roof overlooking the city in Her
Haunting single take shot of Solomon Northup trying to keep himself alive while strung up in a noose by adjusting on his tiptoes in 12 Years a Slave
Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill's crazy night overdosing on Quaaludes in The Wolf of Wall Street

BEST FILM QUOTE OF THE YEAR
"Seeing something a hundred times is not as good as living it once" from Olympus Has Fallen
"How had hate come to take the place of love?" from To the Wonder
"Our lives are not just measured in years. They are measured in the lives we touch around us." from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
"Most people don't believe something can happen until it already has" from World War Z
"Anxiety, nightmares, and a nervous breakdown. There's only so many traumas a person can withstand before they take to the streets and start screaming" from Blue Jasmine
"Failure is the fog through which we glimpse triumph" from Iron Man 3
"There's nothing more reassuring than a world that's crazier than you are" from Thor: The Dark World
"Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes, the ones who see things differently - they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius." from Jobs

BEST MOVIE SOUNDTRACK ALBUM
American Hustle
The Great Gatsby
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones
The Place Beyond the Pines
Spring Breakers
Sound City: Real to Reel

BEST MOVIE POSTER
Nymphomaniac
Lee Daniels's The Butler
Gravity
Spring Breakers
12 Years a Slave

DISCOVERY OF THE YEAR: BEST INDEPENDENT FEATURE FILM/DOCUMENTARY
"Ain't Them Bodies Saints" (directed by David Lowery)
"Dust of War" (directed by Andrew Kightlinger)
"The Punk Singer" (directed by Sini Anderson)
"Short Term 12" (directed by Destin Cretton)
"Stories We Tell" (directed by Sarah Polley)

DISCOVERY OF THE YEAR: BEST INDEPENDENT SHORT FILM
"Aningaaq" (directed by Jonas Cuaron)
"Will" (directed by Eusong Lee)
"Get a Horse!" (directed by Lauren MacMullan, Disney)
"Noah" (directed by Patrick Cederberg & Walter Woodman)
"We Never Talk Anymore" (directed by Carrie Hill)
"Bubble" (directed by Jen West)
"Bring Me A Dream" (directed by Mikeal Burgin)