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05th Dec 2013

Oscar Predictions – Here Are Our Academy Award Predictions For 2014

There may be trouble ahead...

We may have mentioned this before, but we do love a bit of the Oscars here in towers. We always like to have a look at the Oscar race before the actual nominations though, just to get our predictions in and so here they are the main contenders in the big categories.

Best Film

Surefire nominations:

12 Years a Slave
American Hustle

Probable Nominations:

The Butler
Captain Phillips
The Wolf of Wall Street
Saving Mr. Banks
Dallas Buyers Club
Inside Llewyn Davis


August: Osage County
Saving Mr. Banks
All is Lost
Before Midnight
Blue Jasmine

Our prediction: 12 Years of Slave

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Best Director

Surefire Nominations:

Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity)
Joel and Ethan Coen (Inside Llewyn Davis)
Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave)

Probable nominations:

David O. Russell (American Hustle)
Martin Scorsese (The Wolf of Wall Street)


Alexander Payne (Nebraska)
J.C. Chandor (All is Lost)
Paul Greengrass (Captain Phillips)
Spike Jonze (Her)

Our prediction: Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave.


Best Actor

Surefire Nominations

Bruce Dern – Nebraska
Tom Hanks – Captain Phillips
Chiwetel Ejiofor – 12 Years a Slave

Probable Nominations:

Robert Redford – All is Lost
Matthew McConaughey – Dallas Buyer’s Club


Leonardo DiCaprio – The Wolf of Wall Street
Forest Whitaker – The ButlerJoaquin Phoenix – Her
Idris Elba – Mandela, The Long Walk to Freedom
Hugh Jackman – Prisoners
Jake Gyllenhaal – Prisoners

Our prediction: Bruce Dern, Nebraska


Best Actress

Surefire Nominations:

Judi Dench – Philomena
Cate Blanchett – Blue Jasmine
Emma Thompson – Saving Mr. Banks

Probable Nominations:

Sandra Bullock – Gravity
Meryl Streep – August, Osage County


Amy Adams – American Hustle
Adele Exarchopoulos – Blue is the Warmest Colour

Our prediction – Emma Thompson, Saving Mr. Banks (Although possibly Blanchett, this will be the toughest to call)

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Best Supporting Actor

Surefire Nominations:

Jared Leto – Dallas Buyer’s Club
James Gandolfini – Enough Said
Michael Fassbender – 12 Years A Slave

Probable Nominations

Tom Hanks – Saving Mr. Banks
John Goodman – Inside Llewyn Davis


Geoffrey Rush – The Book Thief
Daniel Bruhl – Rush
Bradley Cooper – American Hustle
Jonah Hill – The Wolf of Wall Street

Our prediction: James Gandolfini, Enough Said.

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Best Supporting Actress

Surefire Nominations

Jennifer Lawrence – American Hustle
Oprah Winfrey – The Butler

Probable nominations:

Sally Hawkins – Blue Jasmine
Lupita Nyong’o – 12 Years a Slave
June Squibb – Nebraska


Julia Roberts – August: Orange County
Scarlett Johansson – Her
Melissa Leo – Prisoners
Octavia Spencer – Fruitvale Station

Our prediction: Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle