86th Academy Awards viewing thread

We can discuss the event, the winners, the losers, and anything else in here. Does anyone know if the thing streams on the internet from ABC’s website? The Watch ABC app only is streaming it in 8 markets to very limited providers, none of which I have.

Anyway, despite how long it is and that we have millionaires congratulating millionaires, I like it and it is the only award show I watch.

Predictions? Anyone expecting an significant upsets? Cheering for or against anyone?

Also, final chance to enter our annual pool.

i was waiting for this thread to pop up.

i have seen almost none of the nominees for the major awards. but that won’t stop me from watching! with the above in mind, i’d like to see leonardo dicaprio snag best actor. he’s a hard worker. i’d be happy if meryl streep get best actress, but i don’t think she will because she just got it two years ago. they should give her an oscar every year for being so fabulous. :smiley:

can’t wait for the show to start!

I’ve voted in the Oscar threads, so I’ll mostly hold my peace until the telecast. I will say that IMO this is one of strongest fields in recent memory, even though I can’t call anything I saw particularly ground-breaking (though Gravity on technical grounds and 12 Years a Slave for its subject matter come close).

Of the films up for major awards, I’ve seen more of them than I have in any of the past five years, but still missed Nebraska and Dallas Buyer’ Club. Of the ones I have seen, I was the most impressed with 12 Years a Slave, with Captain Phillips running a distant second. So we shall see.

Is there a drinking game posted? I need to see if I have to buy more…

Here is E’s:

I just wish people did outrageous stunts, like Cher and her headdress, or George C. Scott refusing the Oscar, or Vanessa Redgrave talking about “Zionist hoodlums” and getting booed.

Or who could forget David Niven deadpanning(after the guy streaked across the stage) “You know, it’s really sad when a person has to gain attention by baring their shortcomings.”

Now all winners do is get weepy.

Here’s a full list of nominees from examiner.com.
The 2014 Oscar nominees for Best Picture:

"12 Years a Slave"
"American Hustle"
"Captain Phillips"
"Dallas Buyers Club"
"The Wolf of Wall Street"

The 2014 Oscar nominees for Best Actor in a Leading Role:

Bruce Dern -- "Nebraska"
Leonardo DiCaprio -- "The Wolf of Wall Street"
Chiwetel Ejiofor -- "12 Years a Slave"
Matthew McConaughey -- "Dallas Buyers Club"
Christian Bale -- "American Hustle"

The 2014 Oscar nominees for Best Actress in a Leading Role:

Cate Blanchett -- "Blue Jasmine"
Sandra Bullock -- "Gravity"
Judi Dench -- "Philomena"
Meryl Streep -- "August: Osage County"
Amy Adams -- "American Hustle"

Best Actor in a Supporting Role:

Barkhad Abdi -- "Captain Phillips"
Bradley Cooper -- "American Hustle"
Michael Fassbender -- "12 Years a Slave"
Jared Leto -- "Dallas Buyers Club"
Jonah Hill -- "The Wolf of Wall Street"

Best Actress in a Supporting Role:

Jennifer Lawrence -- "American Hustle"
Lupita Nyong'o -- "12 Years a Slave"
Julia Roberts -- "August: Osage County"
June Squibb -- "Nebraska"
Sally Hawkins -- "Blue Jasmine"

Best Director:

Alfonso Cuaron -- "Gravity"
Steve McQueen -- "12 Years a Slave"
Alexander Payne -- "Nebraska"
Martin Scorsese -- "The Wolf of Wall Street"
David O. Russell -- "American Hustle"

Best Animated Feature:

"The Croods"
"Ernest & Celestine"
"The Wind Rises"
"Despicable Me 2"

Best Animated Short Film:

"Get a Horse!"
"Mr. Hublot"
"Room on the Broom"

Best Live Action Short Film:

"Aquel No Era Yo (That Wasn't Me)"
"Avant Que De Tout Perdre (Just Before Losing Everything)"
"Pitaako Mun Kaikki Hoitaa? (Do I Have to Take Care of Everything)?"
"The Voorman Problem"

Best Cinematography:

Philippe Le Sourd -- "The Grandmaster"
Emmanuel Lubezki -- "Gravity"
Bruno Delbonnel -- "Inside Llewyn Davis"
Phedon Papamichael -- "Nebraska"
Roger Deakins -- "Prisoners"

Best Costume Design:

William Chang Suk Ping -- "The Grandmaster"
Michael Wilkinson -- "American Hustle"
Catherine Martin -- "The Great Gatsby"
Michael O' Connor -- "The Invisible Woman"
Patricia Norris -- "12 Years a Slave"

Best Documentary Feature:

"20 Feet from Stardom"
"The Act of Killing"
"The Square"
"Cutie and the Boxer"
"Dirty Wars"

Best Documentary Short:

"Cave Digger"
"Facing Fear"
"The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life"
"Karama Has No Walls"
"Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall"

Best Film Editing:

Joe Walker -- "12 Years a Slave"
Alan Baumgarten, Jay Cassidy and Crispin Struthers -- "American Hustle"
Christopher Rouse -- "Captain Phillips"
Alfonso Cuaron and Mark Sanger -- "Gravity"
John Mac McMurphy and Martin Pensa -- "Dallas Buyers Club"

Best Foreign Language Film:**

"The Broken Circle Breakdown" -- Belgium
"The Great Beauty" -- Italy
"The Hunt" -- Denmark
"Omar" -- Palestine
"The Missing Picture" -- Cambodia

Best Makeup and Hairstyling:

Adruitha Lee and Robin Mathews -- "Dallas Buyers Club"
Joel Harlow and Gloria Pasqua-Casny -- "The Lone Ranger"
Stephen Prouty -- "Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa"

Best Original Score:

John Williams -- "The Book Thief"
Steven Price -- "Gravity"
Alexandre Desplat -- "Philomena"
Thomas Newman -- "Saving Mr. Banks"
William Butler and Owen Pallett -- "Her"

Best Original Song:

"Let It Go" from "Frozen" -- Music and lyric by Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez
"Alone Not Alone" from "Alone Yet Not Alone" -- Music by Bruce Broughton, Lyric by Dennis Spiegel
"The Moon Song" from "Her" -- Music by Karen O, Lyric by Karen O and Spike Jonze
"Ordinary Love" from "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" -- U2
"Happy" from "Despicable Me 2" -- Music and lyric by Pharrell Williams

Best Production Design:

Adam Stockhausen, Alice Baker -- "12 Years a Slave"
Catherine Martin, Beverly Dunn -- "The Great Gatsby"
Judy Becker, Heather Loeffler -- "American Hustle"
K.K. Barrett and Gene Sedena -- "Her"
Andy Nicholson and Rosie Goodwin -- "Gravity"

Best Adapted Screenplay:

John Ridley -- "12 Years a Slave"
Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke -- "Before Midnight"
Steve Coogan, Jeff Pope -- "Philomena"
Terence Winter -- "The Wolf of Wall Street"
Billy Ray -- "Captain Phillips"

Best Original Screenplay:

David O. Russell and Eric Singer --"American Hustle"
Bob Nelson -- "Nebraska"
Spike Jonze -- "Her"
Woody Allen -- "Blue Jasmine"
Craig Borten and Melisa Wallack -- "Dallas Buyers Club"

Best Sound Editing:

"All is Lost"
"Captain Phillips"
"Lone Survivor"
"The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug"

Best Sound Mixing:

"Inside Llewyn Davis"
"Lone Survivor"
"Captain Phillips"
"The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug"

Best Visual Effects:

"The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug"
"Iron Man 3"
"The Lone Ranger"
"Star Trek Into Darkness"

I just noticed that that list still has the Alone song was was disqualified. I’ve seen all the nominees except for August: Osage County, Ernest & Celestine, The Wind Rises, Cutie and the Boxer, Dirty Wars, The Broken Circle Breakdown, Omar, The Missing Picture, The Lone Ranger, Bad Grandpa, and the Documentary Shorts. We were able to see the Live Action and Animated Shorts at a theater last week.

I’m very relaxed because none of my favorites are nominated or if they are, stand a chance. I liked all the movies so I’ll be warmly happy for everybody.

Even those stunts only happened every now and then, and stunts still happen every now and then. Jack Panance’s one-armed push-up, Adrien Brody’s sweeping Halle Berry off her feet, others my brain is blanking. jennifer Lawrence falling wasn’t a stunt, but it was unexpected and real, and her reaction endearing.

Gah, my posts have been full of errors, and the drinking game hasn’t even started.

This Jimmy Kimmel skit is full of errors too…

What’s up with all the Oscar gummies on the stage?

Supporting Actor goes to…

Jared Leto

What did ellen mean about Jonah Hill?

I never saw Wolf, but I’m assuming he was naked during it? I had never heard that before…

Wow, Anne Hathaway’s dress looked like it had flashbulbs on it. Retro!

wow, nice speech from leto.

I have no problem with Leto winning supporting actor, but Michael Fassbender left such an impression that when I saw a shot of him sitting directly behind Lupita Nyong’o, I wanted to yell at her to run away.

Went longer than I thought it would. But I agree

The audience did NOT seem to be involved with the animation heroes segment.

How is that beautiful pregnant woman walking on those heels?!