A forecast for the Oscar noms

Hello everyone! With just 24 hours to go before the announcement of the nominees for the 86th Academy Awards by Chris Hemsworth and Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs, I want to share with you my predictions for some of the main categories. Some of these were very hard to pick, especially Best Actor, but I’m feeling confident about my choices. 

Best Picture


12 Years a Slave
American Hustle
Captain Phillips
The Wolf of Wall Street
Dallas Buyers Club

Could sneak in:
Saving Mr. Banks
Inside Llewyn Davis
Blue is the Warmest Color


Best Director


Alfonso Cuarón – Gravity
Steve McQueen – 12 Years a Slave
David O. Russell – American Hustle
Paul Greengrass – Captain Phillips
Spike Jonze – Her

Could sneak in:
Martin Scorsese – The Wolf of Wall Street


Best Actor in a Leading Role


Chiwetel Ejiofor – 12 Years a Slave
Matthew McConaughey – Dallas Buyers Club
Leonardo DiCaprio – The Wolf of Wall Street
Bruce Dern – Nebraska
Tom Hanks – Captain Phillips 

Could sneak in:
Robert Redford – All is Lost
Christian Bale – American Hustle
Joaquin Phoenix – Her


Best Actress in a Leading Role


Cate Blanchett – Blue Jasmine
Sandra Bullock – Gravity
Emma Thompson – Saving Mr. Banks
Amy Adams – American Hustle
Judi Dench – Philomena 

Could sneak in:
Meryl Streep – August: Osage County


Best Actor in a Supporting Role


Jared Leto – Dallas Buyers Club
Michael Fassbender – 12 Years a Slave
Barkhad Abdi – Captain Phillips
Bradley Cooper – American Hustle
Daniel Brühl – Rush 

Could sneak in:
Jonah Hill – The Wolf of Wall Street
James Franco – Spring Breakers


Best Actress in a Supporting Role


Lupita Nyong’o – 12 Years a Slave
Jennifer Lawrence – American Hustle
Julia Roberts – August: Osage County
June Squibb – Nebraska
Oprah Winfrey – The Butler 

Could sneak in:
Sally Hawkins – Blue Jasmine
Margot Robbie – The Wolf of Wall Street
Scarlett Johansson – Her