Awards: Way too early 2014 Oscar Predictions

This Article is out-of-date! All current Oscar Predictions can be found HERE

So yes, this is way to incredibly early, and it’ll be tremendous fun to revisit this post to see how incredibly wrong these predictions turned out to be. I remember everyone who predicted really early a couple years back thought Amelia that movie about Amelia Earhart with Hilary Swank was going to sweep, and it received atrocious reviews.

Something like that could easily happen. Couple years back Jason Reitman (who had previously received award attention for Juno and Up in the Air) was reported to be doing a film with Charlize Theron. Young Adult met mid to positive reviews.

So here we are now, pretty much pure speculation based on previous years and the names attached to the projects. Release date is a big factor to, only the films at Sundance have been reaffirmed (though it felt nothing was thoroughly raved about this year) Fruitvale and Before Midnight probably getting the most results.

So here’s what I have come up with for next year, last year we had an impressive slate with a Spielberg president biopic, a strong emotional Broadway musical from a previous winner, a hunt for Osama bin Laden picture from a previous Oscar winning director and screenwriter, and a Tarantino western. All which ultimately ended up in the final mix.

Best Picture
August: Osage County
Inside Llewyn Davis
The Monuments Men
Star Trek: Into Darkness
Twelve Years a Slave
The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Director
George Clooney, The Monuments Men
Alfonson Cuaron, Gravity
Steve McQueen, Twelve Years a Slave
Martin Scorsese, The Wolf of Wall Street
John Wells, August: Osage County

Best Actor
Steve Carell, Foxcatcher
George Clooney, Gravity
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street
Chiwetel Ejoifor, Twelve Years a Slave
Joaquin Phoenix, Her

Best Actress
Sandra Bullock, Gravity
Meryl Streep, August: Osage County
Emma Thompson, Saving Mr. Banks
Naomi Watts, Diana
Kate Winslet, Labor Day

Supporting Actor
Casey Affleck, Out of the Furnace
Javier Bardem, The Counselor
Michael Fassbender, Twelve Years a Slave
Tom Hanks, Saving Mr. Banks
Ewan McGregor, August: Osage County

Supporting Actress
Amy Adams, Her
Nicole Kidman, The Railway Man
Carey Mulligan, Inside Llewyn Davis
Octavia Spencer, Fruitvale
Oprah Winfrey, The Butler