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  1. Aaron B
    December 9, 2013

    I wasn’t that impressed by Zimmer’s score for “12 Years a Slave.” I know it’s a frontrunner, but I thought his work for “Rush” and even “The Lone Ranger” was better.

  2. Kane
    December 9, 2013

    And there it is…go Her! And interesting to see a split for Gravity and 12 Years. Don’t think this will be the only one either. Between Cuaron and McQueen they both did such amazing jobs directing and the styles were so vastly different. Putting the two works side by side how can you distinguish who did the better job? How, great lord of Xenu, how? This could turn out to be another 2010 where my dream slate of directors got/almost got nominated, (who did) Fincher, Aronofsky, (who almost did) Boyle and Nolan. If McQueen, Cuaron and Jonze get in I shall scream atop many mountains.

  3. Tony
    December 9, 2013

    Cate marches on and Redford fades — I like it.

  4. KT
    December 9, 2013

    Zimmer’s score for 12 Years a Slave was Inception Part 2.

  5. Bryce Forestieri
    December 9, 2013

    Boy, they really go default mode for Original Score. I hope AMPAS doesn’t do the same. The score was fine, but nothing to deserve an award. As someone already said, it recycled a lot of his previous work.

  6. Kane
    December 9, 2013

    Bryce, strange…I guess 12 Years a Slave took control of me just like Gravity. The atmosphere and everything that was on screen overwhelmed me so much that stuff like score went over my head. Either way, I need to see both of them again.

  7. Sammy
    December 9, 2013

    12YRS for adapted and Her for original. We can see this picture on Oscar night!!

  8. menyc
    December 9, 2013

    Original screenplay is often that sweet moment on Oscar night. I love that Her is looking so strong at this point.

  9. Daniel
    December 9, 2013

    Look at the 8 top categories (picture, director, acting, screenplays). It sounds the probably winners on March 2nd, at least according to my predictions lol

  10. Simon Warrasch
    December 9, 2013

    If you can follow the critics right now then these will be the Oscar Winners!

    Picture
    12 Years a Slave (4 out of 7)

    Director
    Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave) (3 out of 7)
    Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity) (3 out of 7)

    Leading Actor
    Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) (4 out of 7)

    Leading Actress
    Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine) (6 out of 7, only missed NBR)

    Supporting Actor
    Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club) (5 out of 7)

    Supporting Actress
    Lupita Nyongo (12 Years a Slave) (4 out of 7)

  11. khan
    December 9, 2013

    Something tells me that these are the winners we will see come Oscar night.

  12. Bryce Forestieri
    December 9, 2013

    Kane,

    12 Years a Slave took control of me

    This is key, and unfortunately it didn’t happen to me.

  13. bd74
    December 9, 2013

    If you can follow the critics right now then these will be the Oscar Winners!

    The critics don’t vote for the Oscars. And campaigning plays a significant part in landing an Oscar. Gosh, any marginal critics award wins come out, and suddenly some of you people are already declaring the Oscar winners. Talk about eyeroll-worthy reactions!

  14. Daniel
    December 9, 2013

    @bd74,

    I did not say the same before today. I am only saying that the Washington DC winners match my Oscar predictions for the top categories.

  15. Karen
    December 9, 2013

    Just hoping AMPAS will not shy away from 12 Years like they have on some other challenging films. There have been very few if no films made that have dealt effectively with the issue of slavery – most have shied away as this is still a sensitive subject in the US. McQueen has done an excellent job. Like every film, it will hit viewers differently. Judging from its 97 MC score, I think it has hit most viewers strongly.

  16. SallyinChicago
    December 9, 2013

    12 Years a Slave took control of me

    This is key, and unfortunately it didn’t happen to me.
    ^^ for me, 12 Years was haunting and I couldn’t shake it for a few days.
    Plus, I read the book. I recomm. that everybody download the ebook free online and read it.

    • Ryan Adams
      December 9, 2013

      Plus, I read the book. I recomm. that everybody download the ebook free online and read it.

      alternatively, and maybe more visceral, you can get the Audible audio recording read by Lou Gossett Jr. Monumental performance in its own right. Price: $1.99

      8 riveting hours

  17. Tony
    December 9, 2013

    Ryan,
    Do you sleep? at all?

    • Ryan Adams
      December 9, 2013

      Do I sleep at all, Tony?
      I’m always half asleep.

  18. GoOnNow
    December 9, 2013

    I’m losing count of Blanchett’s “Blue Jasmine” awards and I love that :P

  19. Tony
    December 9, 2013

    You must be very good at organizing time. I’m only good at organizing stuff. (The baggers at Safeway love how I arrange items on the conveyor belt.)

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