On March 2, 2014 Oscars will be handed out to the best of the best at the 86th Academy Awards. Ellen DeGeneres will host and a cavalcade of stars will hand over the trophies to other elite members of Hollywood. Until the envelopes are opened we will not know the winner for sure. However, we can make predictions based on our own opinions and results from other award shows earlier in the year.
On those facts, these are my predictions for the 2014 Academy Awards.
Best Supporting Actress: Jennifer Lawrence
America’s Sweetheart with an obsession for creating awkward moments, Jennifer Lawrence should win ‘Best Supporting Actress’ easily. Not only was her role well-performed, her competition is limited. Lawrence is still a young actress and there is no reason for her to get the sub.
Lawrence seems to be everywhere these days. Her welcome not yet worn out, we can expect her to be honored for her sexiest role yet with an Oscar. This win will likely catapult her even further into stardom.
Best Animated Feature Film: Frozen
‘Frozen’ received lots of praise in 2013 from the critics and audiences. A nearly 90% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and the third highest grossing film of the year, this is an original film that should win as the ‘Best Animated Feature Film.’
The biggest opponent for ‘Frozen’ will be ‘Despicable Me 2,’ a film that barely lost at the box office. As an original instead of a sequel, I see ‘Frozen’ taking the win. I also see a sequel in the future.
Best Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio
Amazingly Leonardo DiCaprio has never won an Academy Award for ‘Best Actor.’ Could this year be different?
DiCaprio has already won the honor at the Golden Globes for his role in ‘The Wolf of Wall Street.’ Keep in mind they separate dramas from comedies/musicals. DiCaprio will have stiff competition from Matthew McConaughey because of this. DiCaprio, however, will leave with the Oscar honors.
Best Picture: 12 Years A Slave
Biopics based on historical events always have a good chance at winning ‘Best Picture.’ These are usually stories close to our hearts and one this year that fits the mold is ’12 Years A Slave.’ A sensitive subject told in an honest way, this film is deserving of the award.
The film has already won the Golden Globe for ‘Best Picture’ which increases the likelihood. The biggest competition is probably ‘American Hustle.’ While a good film, ‘American Hustle’ is much more likely to sweep up individual awards rather than the big one reserved for ’12 Years A Slave.’
Box Office Mojo
Golden Globe Awards