I've made a couple updates to my 2014 Oscar predictions in the Best Production Design and Best Adapted Screenplay categories as a pair of new pieces of "food for thought" arrived this morning in the form of nominations from the Art Directors Guild and the 26th USC Scripter Award nominees were announced.
As far as changes made as a result of these announcements, most will be found in my Best Production Design predictions, which I hadn't updated in ages so it meant adding films including Her (which is now a predicted nominee) and The Wolf of Wall Street.
In the screenplay categories I've left Best Original Screenplay alone, while I have a good feeling about my predicted nominees for Adapted Screenplay where the question I have is will it be Terence Winter's Wolf of Wall Street that gets a nom or Tracy Letts' August: Osage County? Right now I'm going with August.
You can check out all of my current 2014 Oscar predictions right here and the Art Directors Guild and USC Scripter nominees directly below.
Art Directors Guild Nominees
Excellence in Production Design - Period Film
- American Hustle (Judy Becker)
- The Great Gatsby (Catherine Martin)
- Inside Llewyn Davis (Jess Gonchor)
- Saving Mr. Banks (Michael Corenblith)
- 12 Years a Slave (Adam Stockhausen)
Excellence in Production Design - Contemporary Film
- August: Osage County (David Gropman)
- Blue Jasmine (Santo Loquasto)
- Captain Phillips (Paul Kirby)
- Her (K.K. Barrett)
- The Wolf of Wall Street (Bob Shaw)
Excellence in Production Design - Fantasy Film
- Elysium (Philip Ivey)
- Gravity (Andy Nicholson)
- The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (Dan Hennah)
- Oblivion (Darrel Gilford)
- Star Trek Into Darkness (Scott Chambliss)
USC Scripter Award Nominees
- Captain Phillips - Billy Ray
- Philomena - Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope
- The Spectacular Now - Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber
- 12 Years a Slave - John Ridley
- What Maisie Knew - Carroll Cartwright and Nancy Doyne