"Dallas Buyers Club"
"12 Years A Slave"
"The Wolf of Wall Street"
Who will win and should win: 12 Years A Slave.
Sure, I technically liked Her, Wolf, and Hustle better than 12 years, but I can appreciate a well made film with an all around incredible cast that brought a lot to the table. I see it winning here.
Best Actor in a Leading Role
Christian Bale, "American Hustle"
Bruce Dern, "Nebraska"
Leonardo DiCaprio, "The Wolf of Wall Street"
Chiwetel Ejiofor, "12 Years A Slave"
Matthew McConaughey, "Dallas Buyers Club"
Who will win: Matthew McConaughey
Who should win: Leonardo DiCaprio
I'm not going to be mad when Matthew wins, but I really think Leo deserves this one. It's easily one of his best performances to date, plus McConaughey is going to get a ton of love at the Emmys next year for True Detective. Let Leo have this one.
Best Actress in a Leading Role
Amy Adams, "American Hustle"
Cate Blanchett, "Blue Jasmine"
Sandra Bullock, "Gravity"
Judi Dench, "Philomena"
Meryl Streep, "August: Osage County"
Who will win: Cate Blanchett
Who should win: Amy Adams
Cate was great in a rather lack-luster film, and Amy was great in a great film. Sure Cate's character had more to her, but I still love Adams the most.
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Barkhad Abdi, "Captain Phillips"
Bradley Cooper, "American Hustle"
Michael Fassbender, "12 Years A Slave"
Jonah Hill, "The Wolf of Wall Street"
Jared Leto, "Dallas Buyers Club"
Who will and should win: Jared Leto has this in the bag, but I would not be upset if any of these men took home the big award. Not at all.
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Sally Hawkins, "Blue Jasmine"
Jennifer Lawrence, "American Hustle"
Lupita Nyong'o, "12 Years A Slave"
Julia Roberts, "August: Osage County"
June Squibb, "Nebraska
Who will and should win: Lupita Nyong'o. Part of me is still afraid that they will give this to Jennifer Lawrence, but I'm going to take the big leap to say that the Academy will get it right.