The 2014 Oscars are filled with many great nominees. Here’s a look at predictions and who should win awards in the top 5 categories.
American Hustle is my prediction for winning Best Picture. There are many reasons for this. First of all Jennifer Lawrence is the hottest actress out right now. What I mean by that is that she’s been on a winning streak winning numerous awards not just for this movie but for her previous works as well. Another reason why this movie has the best chance for winning Best Picture is that it was well received at the Golden Globes. It’s no uncommon for movies to win big at the Oscars if it won at the Golden Globes.
This is a tough choice but it comes down to Matthew McConaughey and Leonardo DiCaprio. Both had exceptionally good performances in each of their respected roles. For the Dallas Buyers Club McConaughey went through a complete physical and mental makeover where he truly became the character he was portraying. He lost a reported 47 pounds to become real life AIDS patient Ron Woodroof. It was a heart breaking but powerful performance and it’s safe to say that it was his best performance of his career. He has already won Best Actor for this role at the Golden Globes.
DiCaprio has come full circle. He started his acting career as a child actor and slowly worked himself up to the top to become an A-list star. If there’s anyone that deserves an Oscar it’s him. He has been passed over countless number of times for previous performances but this year there’s much hope for him to win big at the Oscars. For his role in The Wolf of Wall Street DiCaprio plays a New York stockbroker that runs a firm that engages in fraud in the 1990s. It’s a wild movie but DiCaprio’s performance is out of this world. This is why he will win Best Actor this year at the Oscars. Interesting enough he did in fact win Best Actor at the Golden Globes for this performance but he was put into the Comedy category. This shows that both of these performances, by McConaughey and DiCaprio, are deserving of awards.
Cate Blanchett is divine and her performance in Blue Jasmine was powerful. She plays a New York socialite who ends up finding out that his husbands a crook. After everything is seized she loses everything and ends up having to live with her sister. It’s an emotional journey that affects the lives of all the people she’s around. At first Blanchett makes you hate her character and not feel sorry for her at all but as time goes on her character develops and we as an audience see how everyone, no matter what class you come from, goes through hardships. It’s when you can get help from others and when you can pull yourself back out of whatever hole you are is when your life becomes better and meaningful.
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Hands down Jared Leto is going to win. For his role in Dallas Buyers Club he didn’t act as the character Rayon he became the character Rayon. Just like McConaughey, Leto went through an intense transformation, losing a ton of weight and becoming a character who is living with AIDS. Unlike McConaughey though Leto played a transgendered woman. On top of that his character was also a junkie. It was a complex character and a complex role and Leto nailed it. He disappeared into the role and when watching you didn’t see any part of ‘Jared Leto’ and only saw the character Rayon.
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
America’s Sweetheart Jennifer Lawrence is the going to win big again. She has proven herself over and over again that she has what it takes. Having already won for this award for her same role in American Hustle at this year’s Golden Globes it’s almost a guarantee that she will win again at the Oscars. This role is showing a more mature Lawrence than we are used to seeing but it just proves that she has what it takes and is ready to leave her younger roles behind.