Yep, I'll be brave and put up my choices.
12 Years A Slave - reviewed here.
Matthew Mcconaughey - for Dallas Buyers Club, which is reviewed here.
Amy Adams - for American Hustle, which is reviewed here.
Alfonso Cuaron - for Gravity, which is reviewed here.
Best Foreign Language Film:
The Great Beauty
Best Performance By An Actress In A Supporting Role:
Lupita Nyong'o - for 12 Years A Slave.
Best Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role:
Michael Fassbender - for 12 Years A Slave.
Her for best original screenplay and The Wolf Of Wall Street for best
adapted screenplay (though Philomena, which I saw today, IS great). And
then it's Frozen for best animated feature.
A worthy Oscar tome is available here - http://www.amazon.co.uk/85-Years-Oscar-Robert-Osborne/dp/0789211424/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1393628675&sr=1-1&keywords=oscars