My Predictions For The 86th Academy Awards!


It’s not long before the biggest night in Hollywood; the Oscars. Hosted by Ellen Degeneres (for the second time); the Academy Awards will be held at The Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on March 2nd.

There’s always a lot of buzz around the time the nominations are announced, this year was no different. Who got snubbed and who got the most nominations are usually the hot topics around that sort of time. I haven’t watched all the Oscar-nominated films, but regardless I thought I would do a prediction/who I want to win, similar to what I did for the PCAs. 

Again, I won’t do all the categories, I’ll just do the most important ones/those that interest me. You’d think there would kind of be no point in doing this, seeing as usually the winners at The Golden Globes, SAG and Critics’ Choice usually give you an inkling as to who will scoop what. However, The Oscars are undoubtedly the biggest and most anticipated awards night in Hollywood and probably even the world. It’s a massive night for all involved and generally just anyone who loves films. I find it kind of therapeutic in weird way also, because it’s like we’re saying goodbye to the films of 2013 (and 2014 occasionally), and opening the year up to future Oscar contenders…

…Anyway, without further or do, let the predictions commence!

Best Picture

  • American Hustle
  • Captain Phillips
  • Dallas Buyers Club
  • Gravity
  • Her
  • Nebraska
  • Philomena
  • 12 Years A Slave
  • The Wolf of Wall Street

I Want; Gravity or Captain Phillips

Prediction; 12 Years A Slave


Best Director

  • David O Russell – American Hustle
  • Alfonso Cuaron – Gravity
  • Alexander Payne – Nebraska
  • Steve McQueen – 12 Years A Slave
  • Martin Scorsese – The Wolf of Wall Street

I Want; Alfonso Cuaron or Martin Scorsese

Prediction; Martin Scorsese or Steve McQueen


Best Actress

  • Amy Adams – American Hustle
  • Cate Blanchett – Blue Jasmine
  • Sandra Bullock – Gravity
  • Judi Dench – Philomena
  • Meryl Streep – August: Osage County

I Want; Sandra Bullock or Judi Dench

Prediction; Sandra Bullock


Best Actor

  • Christian Bale – American Hustle
  • Bruce Dern – Nebraska
  • Leonard DiCaprio – The Wolf of Wall Street
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor – 12 Years A Slave
  • Matthew McConaughey – Dallas Buyers Club

I Want; Leonardo DiCaprio

Prediction; Chiwetel Ejiofor


Best Supporting Actress

  • Jennifer Lawrence – American Hustle
  • Julia Roberts – August: Osage County
  • June Squibb – Nebraska
  • Sally Hawkins – Blue Jasmine
  • Lupita Nyong’o – 12 Years A Slave

I Want; Jennifer Lawrence

Prediction; Lupita Nyong’o


Best Supporting Actor

  • Barkad Abdi – Captain Phillips
  • Bradley Cooper – American Hustle
  • Michael Fassbender – 12 Years A Slave
  • Jonah Hill – Wolf of Wall Street
  • Jared Leto – Dallas Buyers Club

I Want; Barkad Abdi

Prediction; Barkad Abdi


Best Animated Feature

  • The Croods
  • Despicable Me 2
  • Frozen
  • The Wind Rises
  • Ernest & Celestine

I Want; Frozen

Prediction; Frozen


Best Original Song

  • ‘Let It Go’ – Frozen
  • ‘Happy’ – Despicable Me 2
  • ‘The Moon Song’ – Her
  • ‘Ordinary Love’ – Mandela
  • ‘Alone Yet Not Alone’ – Alone Yet Not Alone

I Want; ‘Let It Go’

Prediction; ‘Let It Go’ or ‘Happy’


Best Adapted Screenplay

  • Philomena
  • 12 Years A Slave
  • Captain Phillips
  • The Wolf of Wall Street
  • Before Midnight

I Want; Philomena

Prediction; 12 Years A Slave


That’s it! Tune in to The Oscars 7 ET/4 PST on March 2nd 2014.


One thought on “My Predictions For The 86th Academy Awards!

  1. If there are any locks, it’s Cate Blanchett for Best Actress and Jared Leto for Best Supporting Actor, both deserving. What’s so great about this year’s Oscars is the pure unpredictability for many of the top awards. Best Picture is between Gravity, 12 Years a Slave, and American Hustle, and I don’t think any film has the edge at the moment. Then while McConaughey seems to have momentum for Best Actor, Dicaprio and Ejiofor are right on his heels. And it’s practically a coin-flip between Lawrence and Nyong’o for Best Supporting Actress.

    Finally, a year we won’t already know who’s going to win prior to the telecast. Anyway, great post!

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