Monday, 24 February 2014

The 86th Annual Academy Awards Predictions


The nominees of the 86th Annual Academy Awards are a lot stronger than last year. Men and women made great movies this past year, maybe the best we have seen in a while.
Some categories have obvious winners while others are a blur. The most difficult award to judge would be Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, Best Achievement in Directing and even Best Picture.
The easiest to judge are Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role, the whole world wants it to be Leonardo di Caprio but the obvious winner is Matthew McCoughney.
Jared Leto has close to no competition for the Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role award and his work can even be noted as the best of the year.

Noticeably, Pixar is absent from the Academy Awards this year which is an upset for animation fans. I was convinced that Monster's University would win Best Animated Feature. It would have also been nice to see Matthew McCoughney nominated for his role in The Wolf of Wall Street, it was a short role but an unforgettable one as well.

(All nominees in bold are those who are predicted to win.
All images are of those who are predicted to win.)

Best Animated Feature



The Croods
Chris Sanders, Kirk DeMicco and Kristine Belson

Despicable Me 2
Chris Renaud, Pierre Coffin and Chris Meledandri

Ernest & Celestine
Benjamin Renner and Didier Brunner

Frozen
Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee and Peter Del Vecho

The Wind Rise
Hayao Miyazaki and Toshio Suzuki

Best Achievement in Directing



David O. Russell
American Hustle

Alfonso Cuarón
Gravity

Alexander Payne
Nebraska

Steve McQueen
12 Years A Slave

Martin Scorsese
The Wolf Of Wall Street

Best Performance By An Actress in A Supporting Role


Sally Hawkins
Blue Jasmine

Jennifer Lawrence
American Hustle

Lupita Nyong'o
12 Years A Slave

Julia Roberts
August: Osage County

June Squibb
Nebraska

Best Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role



Barkhad Abdi
Captain Phillips

Bradley Cooper
American Hustle

Michael Fassbender
12 Years A Slave

Jonah Hill
The Wolf Of Wall Street

Jared Leto
Dallas Buyers Club

Best Performance By An Actress In A Leading Role



Amy Adams
American Hustle

Cate Blanchett
Blue Jasmine

Sandra Bullock
Gravity

Judi Dench
Philomena

Meryl Streep
August: Osage County

Best Performance By An Actor In A Leading Role



Christian Bale
American Hustle

Bruce Dern
Nebraska

Leonardo di Caprio
The Wolf Of Wall Street

Chitwetel Ejiofor
12 Years A Slave

Matthew McConaughey
Dallas Buyers Club


Best Picture



American Hustle
Charles Roven, Richard Suckle, Megan Ellison, and Jonathan Gordon

Captain Phillips
Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti and Michael De Luca

Dallas Buyers Club
Robbie Brenner and Rachel Winter

Gravity
Alfonso Cuarón and David Heyman

Her
Megan Ellison, Spike Jonze and Vincent Landay

Nebraska
Albert Berger and Ron Yerxa

Philomena
Gabrielle Tana, Steve Coogan and Tracey Seaward

12 Years A Slave
Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Steve McQueen and Anthony Katagas

The Wolf of Wall Street
Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio, Joey McFarland and Emma Tillinger Koskoff

The 86th Annual Academy Awards take place on the 2nd of March 2014

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