Along with hundreds of other pundits posting their predictions for this Sunday’s Oscars ceremony, here are my picks for who will win, who I want to win, and who should have been nominated. 

Best Picture
12 Years a Slave
American Hustle
Captain Phillips
Dallas Buyers Club
Gravity
Her
Nebraska
Philomena
The Wolf of Wall Street

Will win: Gravity

Should win: 12 Years a Slave

Should have been here: Inside Llewyn Davis

Best Actor
Christian Bale (American Hustle)
Bruce Dern (Nebraska)
Leonardo DiCaprio (Wolf of Wall Street)
Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave)
Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club)

Will win: Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club

Should win: Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave

Should have been here: Robert Redford, All is Lost

Best Actress
Amy Adams (American Hustle)
Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)
Sandra Bullock (Gravity)
Judi Dench (Philomena)
Meryl Streep (August: Osage County)

Will win: Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine

Should win: Sandra Bullock, Gravity

Should have been here: Brie Larson, Short Term 12

Best Supporting Actor
Barkhad Abdi (Captain Phillips)
Bradley Cooper (American Hustle)
Michael Fassbender (12 Years a Slave)
Jonah Hill (Wolf of Wall Street)
Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club)

Will win: Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club

Should win: Michael Fassbender, 12 Years a Slave

Should have been here: James Franco, Spring Breakers

Best Supporting Actress
Jennifer Lawrence (American Hustle)
Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave)
Julia Roberts (August: Osage County)
June Squibb (Nebraska)
Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine)

Will win: Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave

Should win: Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave

Should have been here: Carey Mulligan, Inside Llewyn Davis

Best Director
Martin Scorsese (The Wolf of Wall Street
David O. Russell (American Hustle)
Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity)
Alexander Payne (Nebraska)
Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave)

Will win: Alfonso Cuarón, Gravity

Should win: Alfonso Cuarón, Gravity

Should have been here: Joshua Oppenheimer, The Act of Killing

Best Adapted Screenplay
John Ridley (12 Years a Slave)

Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke & Richard Linklater (Before Midnight)
Terence Winter (The Wolf of Wall Street)
Billy Ray (Captain Phillips)

Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope (Philomena)

Will win: John Ridley, 12 Years a Slave

Should win: Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke, & Richard Linklater, Before Midnight

Should have been here: Destin Cretton, Short Term 12

Best Original Screenplay
David O. Russell and Eric Singer (American Hustle)
Bob Nelson (Nebraska)
Spike Jonze (Her)
Craig Borten & Melisa Wallack (Dallas Buyers Club)
Woody Allen (Blue Jasmine)

Will win: David O. Russell and Eric Singer, American Hustle

Should win: Spike Jonze, Her

Should have been here: Joel and Ethan Coen, Inside Llewyn Davis

Best Foreign Film
Denmark, The Hunt
Belgium, The Broken Circle Breakdown
Italy, The Great Beauty
Palestine, Omar
Cambodia, The Missing Picture

Will win: The Great Beauty, Italy

Should win: The Hunt, Denmark

Should have been here: The Past, Iran

Best Documentary Feature
20 Feet from Stardom

The Act of Killing
Dirty Wars 
The Square 
Cutie and the Boxer

Will win: 20 Feet from Stardom

Should win: The Act of Killing

Should have been here: Stories We Tell

Best Animated Feature
The Wind Rises

Frozen
Despicable Me 2
The Croods
Ernest & Celestine

Will win: Frozen

Should win: Frozen

Should have been here: Nothing else

Film Editing
American Hustle
Captain Phillips
Dallas Buyers Club
Gravity
12 Years a Slave

Will win: Gravity

Should win: 12 Years a Slave

Should have been here: The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Song
“Alone Yet Not Alone” (Alone Yet Not Alone)
“Happy” (Despicable Me 2)
“Let It Go” (Frozen)
“The Moon Song” (Her)
“Ordinary Love” (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom)

Will win: “Let It Go,” Frozen

Should win: “Let It Go,” Frozen

Should have been here: “So You Know What It’s Like,” Short Term 12

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)

Will win: Steven Price, Gravity

Should win: William Butler and Owen Pallett, Her

Should have been here: Hans Zimmer, 12 Years a Slave

Best Cinematography
Philippe Le Sourd (The Grandmaster)
Emmanuel Lubezki (Gravity)
Bruno Delbonnel (Inside Llewyn Davis)
Roger Deakins (Prisoners)
Phedon Papamichael (Nebraska)

Will win: Emmanuel Lubezki, Gravity

Should win: Bruno Delbonnel, Inside Llewyn Davis

Should have been here: Sean Bobbitt, 12 Years a Slave

Costume Design
American Hustle
The Grandmaster
The Great Gatsby
The Invisible Woman
12 Years A Slave

Will win: American Hustle

Should win: The Great Gatsby

Should have been here: Inside Llewyn Davis

Makeup and Hairstyling
The Lone Ranger
Dallas Buyers Club
Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa

Will win: Dallas Buyers Club

Should win: Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa

Should have been here: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Production Design
American Hustle
Gravity
The Great Gatsby
Her
12 Years a Slave

Will win: The Great Gatsby

Should win: 12 Years a Slave

Should have been here: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Sound Editing
All is Lost
Captain Phillips
Gravity
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Lone Survivor

Will win: Lone Survivor

Should win: All is Lost

Should have been here: 20 Feet From Stardom

Sound Mixing
Captain Phillips
Gravity
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Lone Survivor
Inside Llewyn Davis

Will win: Gravity

Should win: Inside Llewyn Davis

Should have been here: Rush

Visual Effects
Gravity
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Iron Man 3
The Lone Ranger
Star Trek Into Darkness

Will win: Gravity

Should win: Gravity

Should have been here: Oblivion

Short Film, Live Action
Aquel No Era Yo (That Wasn’t Me)
Avant Que De Tout Perdre (Just Before Losing Everything)
Helium
Pitääkö Mun Kaikki Hoitaa? (Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?)The Voorman Problem

Will win: The Voorman Problem

Short Film, Animated
Feral
Get a Horse!
Mr. Hublot
Possessions
Room on the Broom

Will win: Get a Horse!

Documentary Short Subject
CaveDigger
Facing Fear
Karama Has No Walls
The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life
Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall

Will win: The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life

What do you think? Agree? Disagree?

Written by Eric Forthun