2014 Oscar Predictions: And the Nominees Are…

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The Oscars

Guess we’re all excited about The Oscars? Good, ’cause (in case you forgot) nominations will be announced tomorrow, and you will be able to watch the event LIVE on our site! But, before Chris Hemsworth unveils those lucky candidates, we’re here to give you our predictions for the nominations of the 86th Academy Awards. Head inside to check them out and let us know what you think!

Gravity Movie Photo

As usual, we will start with Best Picture. As much as I would like to see Alfonso Cuaron‘s Gravity as the winner (sorry about that!), 12 Years A Slave still looks like an absolute favorite. As for the other candidates:

American Hustle (definitely on the list, after all, we’re talking about David O. Russell‘s movie with Bale, Renner, Cooper, Lawrence and Adams.)

Captain Phillips (Paul Greengrass‘ drama has earned over $213 million worldwide, and just for a record, the movie is re-releasing into theaters today, which is a good sign, right?)

Captain Phillips

The Wolf of Wall Street (still having some doubts about this pic, but it could be among the candidates), as well as:

Philomena, Stephen Frears‘ profoundly affecting drama for adult filmgoers of all ages is definitely worth our attention mostly because legendary Judi Dench plays the lead.

PHILOMENA

When it comes to Best Actor, I definitely think that Matthew McConaughey deserves a golden statue. Yep, for his Ron Woodroof role in Jean-Marc Vallée‘s biographical drama Dallas Buyers Club, but (un)fortunately, that list will probably include:

Christian Bale as as Irving Rosenfeld in American Hustle (not impressed),

Tom Hanks as Richard Phillips in Captain Phillips (has a solid chance),

Idris Elba as a former South African President Nelson Mandela in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom,

Mandela Long Walk to Freedom Image 02

Leonardo DiCaprio for his performance in Martin Scorsese‘s The Wolf of Wall Street, and:

hopefully, great Robert Redford will also earn a nomination, ’cause one thing is for sure – his non-speaking performance in J. C. Chandor‘s survival drama All Is Lost is awesome!

August Osage County

When it comes to Best Actress category, Judi Dench, Sandra Bullock, Amy Adams and hopefully Meryl Streep (for her powerfull performance in August: Osage County) are definitely among nominees, but hey – let’s be honest, Cate Blanchett aka Blue Jasmine is simply unstoppable (in case you forgot, we have a Golden Globe Award win for Blanchett in the Best Actress – Drama category!)

Dallas Buyers Club

Best Supporting Actor category should definitely include great Jared Leto (he’s already a winner if you ask me!), Michael Fassbender, Bradley Cooper and Jonah Hill, although Daniel Bruhl has a solid chance with his Niki Lauda role in Ron Howard‘s sports drama Rush.

AMERICAN HUSTLE

When it comes to Best Supporting Actress, Jennifer Lawrence is definitely among the candidates (she will probably not win), as well as Lupita Nyong’o for her performance in 12 Years a Slave (probably a winner). Other ladies on this list:

Julia Roberts as Barbara Weston-Fordham in August: Osage County,

Oprah Winfrey in Lee Daniels’ The Butler,

Lea Seydoux for her performance in Blue Is The Warmest Color (weird, but why not?)

BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR

These are probably the hottest (read: the most interesting categories) and we’re definitely interested to hear what YOU think about the nominees and possible winners. When it comes to categories like Best Original and Best Adapted Screenplay, I think it’s safe to just copy-paste Golden Globes list of winners, and that will probably work out for other categories, too (Best Director, Foreign-Language Film and Animated Feature.)

At the end of this report, let us just remind you that Chris Hemsworth will announce the Academy Award nominations tomorrow, beginning 5:38 a.m. PT/8:38 a.m. ET at a live news conference at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

All that you will be able to watch right here at MovieProNews!

Stay tuned & enjoy!

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