Oscars 2014: The Predictions
The 86th Academy Awards or the Oscars 2014 will be held on Sunday, March 2, 2014 at the Dolby Theatre. Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres will be the night’s emcee. The Oscar 2014 nominees are now posted on the Oscars’ official Web site (http://oscar.go.com/nominees). Since the big day is just around the corner, here are the enthusiasts’ predictions. Will it be “American Hustle,” Cate Blanchett or Leonardo DiCaprio?
There are nine hopefuls for the Best Picture category. However, according to Tom O’Neil of GoldDerby.com, only three movies are truly competing for the award: “12 Years of a Slave,” “American Hustle” and “Gravity.” The odds are 10-1 for ”Gravity,” 50-1 for “American Hustle” and “12 Years of a Slave” is a favourite among the 30 experts of the Web site. Pete Hammond of Deadline Hollywood also has these three movies as his bet.
Surprisingly, all 30 experts of GoldDerby.com predicted that Cate Blanchett will bag the Best Actress Award for her performance in “Blue Jasmine.” Based on the predictions, she is followed by Amy Adams (“American Hustle”) and Sandra Bullock (“Gravity”).
According to Thompson on Hollywood (toh!), during the Oscars 2014 Nominees Luncheon Q&A, when one of the members of the press pointed out to Blanchett that this is her sixth Oscar nomination, the actress managed to utter “Is it? Wow!”
For the Best Supporting Actress, Lupita Nyong’o (“12 Years of a Slave”) leads the predictions with 26 experts, while Jennifer Lawrence (“American Hustle”) closely follows with four.
Moreover, Matthew McConaughey (“Dallas Buyers Club”) has 29 experts betting on him to win the Best Actor award, with Leonardo DiCaprio (“The Wolf of Wall Street”) holding the second spot.
When asked on how he would celebrate if he wins, here’s what McConaughey said.
“I’m going to celebrate no matter what, this is my first time nominated, and there will never be another first time,” replied the Dallas Buyers Club actor in the toh! report.
For the Best Supporting Actor, it is the experts’ unanimous decision to hail Jared Leto (“Dallas Buyers Club”). Michael Fassbender (“12 Years a Slave”) follows then Barkhad Abdi (“Captain Phillips”). In the luncheon interview, Leto has only one person to thank if he bags the award—his mom.
Alfonso Cuaron (“Gravity”) has the undivided predictions of GoldDerby.com’s 30 experts for the Best Director category.
These are the predictions of industry experts on who will win at the Oscars 2014. Don’t miss the 86th Academy Awards on Sunday, March 2, 2014. airing LIVE at 7e|4p on ABC.