oscar predictions 2014!

12-years-a-slave

I’m baaaaaaack! Here are my predictions for the top 10 categories. I’ll be posting my predictions for the other 14 categories during my liveblog Sunday night.

BEST PICTURE
Will win: 12 Years a Slave
Very Possible upset: Gravity
Dark Horse: American Hustle

Should Win: Her (Although I’d be  happy with either 12 Years a Slave or Gravity)

BEST ACTRESS
Will win: Cate Blanchett for Blue Jasmine
Possible upset: Amy Adams for American Hustle

Should win: Cate Blanchett for Blue Jasmine (Great performance, frustrating film)

BEST ACTOR

Will win: Matthew McConaughey for Dallas Buyers Club
Possible upset: Chiwetel Ejiofor for 12 Years a Slave
Dark Horse: Leonardo DiCaprio for The Wolf of Wall Street

Should Win: Chiwetel Ejiofor for 12 Years a Slave

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Will win: Lupita Nyong’o for 12 Years a Slave
Possible upset: Jennifer Lawrence for American Hustle

Should Win: Lupita Nyong’o for 12 Years a Slave

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Will win: Jared Leto for Dallas Buyers Club
Possible upset: Michael Fassbender  for 12 Years a Slave
Dark Horse: Barkhad Abdi for Captain Phillips

Should Win: Michael Fassbender  for 12 Years a Slave (Although I’ll be happy if/when Leto wins)

BEST DIRECTOR

Will win: Alfonso Cuarón for Gravity
Possible upset: Steve McQueen for 12 Years a Slave
Dark Horse: David O. Russell for American Hustle

Should win: Alfonso Cuarón for Gravity

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Will win: 12 Years a Slave
Possible upset: Philomena

Should win: Before Midnight

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Best Original Screenplay is the toughest major category this year. While Her has racked up numerous screenplay awards this year, Academy members may vote for David O. Russell  to prevent the very likely possibility that American Hustle leaves the Oscars empty handed tomorrow night. It could really go either way.

Will win: Her
Very Possible upset: American Hustle

Should win: Her

BEST ANIMATED FILM
Will win: Frozen
Possible upset: The Wind Rises
Dark Horse: Despicable Me 2

Should win: Frozen

BEST FOREIGN FEATURE

Will win: The Great Beauty
Possible upset: The Broken Circle Breakdown
Dark Horse: The Hunt

Should win: The Hunt

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