Oscar Winners 2014
The Oscars are still a couple of weeks away, but here’s a list of the expected winners, based on online oddsmakers:
Best Picture: 12 Years a Slave
12 Years a Slave is expected to take away the big prize, with Gravity being a fairly distant second.
Best Actor: Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club)
Matthew McConaughey is expected to win Best Actor for his portrayal of Ron Woodroof, a Dallas electrician diagnosed with AIDS in the 80s. Leonardo DiCaprio, who has never won an Oscar, has the next best odds for his role in The Wolf of Wall Street.
Best Actress: Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)
This one should be no contest: Cate Blanchett is the easy favorite for Best Actress for her role in Blue Jasmine, a Woody Allen film. Amy Adams is in a distant second place, odds-wise, for American Hustle.
Best Supporting Actor: Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club)
This should be another lock: Jared Leto, who plays transgender Rayon in Dallas Buyer’s Club, is easily expected to win this one. Beyond Leto, Michael Fassbender is a long-shot for his work 12 Years a Slave.
Best Supporting Actress: Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave)
This could be the night’s biggest question mark. 12 Years a Slave actress Lupita Nyong’o is the odds-on favorite, but she’s just barely ahead of Jennifer Lawrence, who could walk away the winner for her work in American Hustle.
Best Director: Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity)
Alsonso Cuaron (left, with Gravity stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney) is expected to take home the directing prize, based on the difficulties of filming a movie based entirely in space. Steve McQueen, the director of 12 Years a Slave, has the second-best odds.
Best Animated Feature Film: Frozen
Frozen (whose cast is pictured above) is expected to win the Oscar for Best Animated Feature.
Best Adapted Screenplay: 12 Years a Slave
Best Original Screenplay: Her
Best Foreign Film: The Great Beauty (Italy)
Best Documentary Feature: The Act of Killing
Best Original ‘Score’: Gravity – Steven Price
Best Original ‘Song’: “Let It Go” from Frozen
Best Visual Effects: Gravity
Best Costume Design: The Great Gatsby