Final Predictions for the 86th Academy Awards

With only a few hours left to go, here are my final predictions for tonight’s Academy Awards…eek.

Click on the headings of each category to see my in-depth predictions

Best Picture

  • Will Win: 12 Years a Slave
  • Can Win: Gravity
  • Dark Horse: American Hustle

Best Director

  • Will Win: Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity)
  • Can Win: Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave)
  • Dark Horse: David O. Russell (American Hustle)

Best Actor

  • Will Win: Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club)
  • Can Win: Leonardo DiCaprio (The Wolf of Wall Street)
  • Dark Horse: Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave)

Best Actress

  • Will Win: Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)
  • Can Win: No…
  • Dark Horse: No…

Best Supporting Actor

  • Will Win: Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club)
  • Can Win: Barkhad Abdi (Captain Phillips)
  • Dark Horse: Jonah Hill (The Wolf of Wall Street)

Best Supporting Actress

  • Will Win: Jennifer Lawrence (American Hustle)
  • Can Win: Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave)
  • Dark Horse: ANYONE

Best Original Screenplay

  • Will Win: Her
  • Can Win: American Hustle
  • Dark Horse: Nebraska

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • Will Win: Before Midnight
  • Can Win: 12 Years a Slave
  • Dark Horse: The Wolf of Wall Street

Of course, I could be totally wrong with all of these, but knowing takes all the fun out of it.

See you on the Red Carpet

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