Predictions: Academy Awards Nominations 2014


Best Picture

12 Years a Slave

American Hustle



Captain Phillips

The Wolf of Wall Street


Inside Llewyn Davis

Dallas Buyers Club


…but potentially: The Butler; Blue Jasmine; Saving Mr. Banks; August: Osage County

If the Academy had the taste it thinks it does: Francis Ha; Blue Is the Warmest Color; Short Term 12

Best Actress

Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine

Sandra Bullock, Gravity

Judi Dench, Philomena

Emma Thompson, Saving Mr. Banks

Meryl Streep, August: Osage County

…but potentially: Amy Adams, American Hustle; Adéle Exarchopoulos, Blue is the Warmest Color

If the Academy had the taste it thinks it does: Brie Larson, Short Term 12; Greta Gerwig, Francis Ha

Best Actor

Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club

Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave

Bruce Dern, Nebraska

Tom Hanks, Captain Phillips

Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street

…but potentially: Robert Redford, All Is Lost; Forest Whitaker,  The Butler; Christian Bale, American Hustle

If the Academy had the taste it thinks it does: Oscar Isaac, Inside Llewyn Davis; Joaquin Phoenix, Her

Best Supporting Actor

Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club

Michael Fassbender, 12 Years a Slave

Bradley Cooper, American Hustle

Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips

James Gandolfini, Enough Said

…but potentially: Daniel Bruhl, Rush; Jonah Hill, The Wolf of Wall Street; Tom Hanks, Saving Mr. Banks

If the Academy had the taste it thinks it does: James Franco, Spring Breakers; Will Forte, Nebraska; Bobby Cannavale, Blue Jasmine; John Gallagher Jr., Short Term 12

Best Supporting Actress

Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle

Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave

Julia Roberts,  12 Years a Slave

Oprah Winfrey, The Butler

June Squibb, Nebraska

…but potentially: Ocatvia Spencer, Fruitvale Station; Sally Hawkins, Blue Jasmine; Margo Martindale, August: Osage County

If the Academy had the taste it thinks it does: Sarah Paulson, 12 Years a Slave; Margot Robbie, The Wolf of Wall Street; Nicole Kidman, Stoker

Best Director

Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave

Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity

David O. Russell, American Hustle

Martin Scorsese, The Wolf of Wall Street

Spike Jonze, Her

…but potentially: Paul Greengrass, Captain Phillips; Alexander Payne, Nebraska; Joel & Ethan Coen, Inside Llewyn Davis

If the Academy had the taste it thinks it does: Destin Cretton, Short Term 12; Woody Allen, Blue Jasmine; Noah Baumbach, Francis Ha

Note: These predictions do not reflect my opinions of the films of the year. Imma post my faves as soon as I see the three or four flicks I still think might tickle my fanciest fancy. 

In honor of Oscar season, I’m returning to tumblr. Here’s Judi Dench calling out the MPAA for its bullshit. What a goofball.


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