February 26, 2014

2014 Oscar Predictions

It's been a long time coming! Finally the Oscars are just around the corner and we couldn't be more excited. Not only is Ellen hosting again, but we're also sure that the red carpet will be full of iconic fashion moments. Oh, and then there's the reason it's all happening...the movies. From heart-wrenching stories of the past to intimate character pieces set in the future, this has been a good (and diverse) year. So pop some bubbly, get the rundown and let us know your picks! We feel pretty confident about ours so feel free to use them in your office Oscar pool (all we ask is for a shout out if you win!). Best Picture Nominees: American Hustle, Captain Phillips, Dallas Buyers Club, Gravity, Her, Nebraska, Philomena, 12 Years a Slave, The Wolf of Wall Street. And the Oscar goes to... [caption id="attachment_7144" align="alignnone" width="584"]Image: Warner Bros. Image: Warner Bros.[/caption] GravityAlthough 12 Years a Slave has been a critical darling and we can't help but root for wildcard Nebraska, the Academy has been known to reward visually captivating, smart films that have performed well at the box office. Although we're still recovering from a little motion sickness from seeing this film in 3D, it definitely delivered both raw performances and cinematography beyond its years. Best Actor Nominees: Christian Bale (American Hustle), Bruce Dern (Nebraska), Leonardo DiCaprio (The Wolf of Wall Street), Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave), Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club). And the Oscar goes to... [caption id="attachment_7145" align="alignnone" width="584"]Image: The Hollywood Reporter Image: The Hollywood Reporter[/caption] Matthew McConaughey: There are just some performances that are absolutely undeniable. Although we would have bet our savings on Chiwetel Ejiofor for 12 Years a Slave earlier last year, once we saw McConaughey's incredible transformation we couldn't help but be completely transfixed by his character and heart-wrenching story. With How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days continuously playing on cable these days, it's hard to put together that this is the same actor; truly versatile and inspiring. Best Actress Nominees: Amy Adams (American Hustle), Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine), Sandra Bullock (Gravity), Judi Dench (Philomena), Meryl Streep (August: Osage County). And the Oscar goes to... [caption id="attachment_7147" align="alignnone" width="640"]Image: Sony Pictures Classics Image: Sony Pictures Classics[/caption] Cate Blanchett: It's hard to believe that this ageless, iconic actress has yet to win an Academy Award for Best Actress. It was definitely a tough one between Blanchett and Bullock (who mesmerized us and trained for years for her performance in Gravity), but we do believe that it's Blanchett's night for her spot-on portrayal of a woman slowly self-destructing. Best Supporting Actor Nominees: Barkhad Abdi (Captain  Phillips), Bradley Cooper (American Hustle), Michael Fassbender (12 Years a Slave), Jonah Hill (The Wolf of Wall Street), Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club). And the Oscar goes to... [caption id="attachment_7148" align="alignnone" width="600"]Image: The Hollywood Reporter Image: The Hollywood Reporter[/caption] Jared Leto: What a comeback, kid. We had a hard time choosing between Leto's unforgettable Rayon and Barkhad Abdi in Captain Phillips. After much deliberation, we couldn't help but go with Leto's performance that absolutely broke our hearts. Best Supporting Actress Nominees: Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine), Jennifer Lawrence (American Hustle), Lupita Nyong'o (12 Years a Slave), Julia Roberts (August: Osage County), June Squibb (Nebraska). And the Oscar goes to... [caption id="attachment_7150" align="alignnone" width="1024"]Image: E! Online Image: E! Online[/caption] Lupita Nyong'o: This was truly a tough one, between Oscar darling Jennifer Lawrence and June Squibb's unforgettable performance in Nebraska, it made for a tight race. That said, Lupita has her name written all over this Oscar with her undeniable performance that you can tell she poured all her heart and soul into. On a side note, we also predict Lupita will be among the best dressed on the red carpet (if you haven't already, follow her Instagram account...one word: amazing). Do you agree with our 2014 Oscar predictions? Let us know what you think and post your predictions in the comments below! Also, stay tuned for our red carpet review...
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