The Trail Academy Awards Predictions: The Last Call

Over the last forteen weeks a selection of Oscar categories have become even more narrowed as the Academy announced their Shortlists. Although this Thursday at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater the nominees will be announced, but before that I have listed my final predictions for the 86th Annual Academy Awards Nominees below.

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Awards Predictions

( UPDATED Jan 14th )



BEST PICTURE

– Inside Llewyn Davis
– 12 Years A Slave
– Lone Survivor
– The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty
– Gravity
– American Hustle
– Captain Phillips
– The Wolf of Wall Street
– Nebraska
THE WILDCARD: All Is Lost
THE IMPROBABLE CONTENDER: Her


BEST DIRECTOR

– Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity)
– Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave)
– J.C. Chandor (All Is Lost)
– David O. Russell (American Hustle)
– Ron Howard (Rush)
THE WILDCARD: Martin Scorsese (The Wolf of Wall Street)
THE IMPROBABLE CONTENDER: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen (Inside Llewyn Davis)


BEST ACTOR

– Rebert Redford (All Is Lost)
– Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis)
– Leonardo DiCaprio (The Wolf of Wall Street)
– Mark Wahlberg (Lone Survivor)
– Christian Bale (American Hustle)
THE WILDCARD: Idris Elba (Mandela Long Walk To Freedom)
THE IMPROBABLE CONTENDER: Tom Hanks (Captain Phillips)


BEST ACTRESS

– Sandra Bullock (Gravity)
– Judi Dench (Philomena)
– Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks)
– Kate Winslet (Labor Day)
– Amy Adams (American Hustle)
THE WILDCARD: Berenice Bejo (The Past)
THE IMPROBABLE CONTENDER: Brie Larson (Short Term 12)


BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

– Michael Fassbender (12 Years a Slave)
– Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club)
– Jonah Hill (The Wolf of Wall Street)
– Jake Gyllenhaal (Prisoners)
– John Goodman (Inside Llewyn Davis)
– Bradley Cooper (American Hustle)
THE WILDCARD: James Gandolfini (Enough Said)
THE IMPROBABLE CONTENDER: Steve Coogan (Philomena)


BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

– Carey Mulligan (Inside Llewyn Davis)
– Naomie Harris (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom)
– Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave)
– Jennifer Lawrence (American Hustle)
– Jennifer Garner (Dallas Buyers Club)
THE WILDCARD: Julia Roberts (August: Osage County)
THE IMPROBABLE CONTENDER: Zoe Saldana (Out of the Furnace)


BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

– Lone Survivor (Peter Berg)
– Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (William Nicholson)
– 12 Years a Slave (John Ridley)
– The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (Steve Conrad)
– The Wolf of Wall Street (Terence Winter)
THE WILDCARD: The Book Thief (Michael Petroni)
THE IMPROBABLE CONTENDER: Labor Day (Jason Reitman)


BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

– All Is Lost (J.C. Chandor)
– Gravity (Alfonso Cuaron, Jonas Cuaron)
– Her (Spike Jonze)
– Saving Mr. Banks (Kelly Marcel, Sue Smith)
– American Hustle (David O. Russell, Eric Singer)
THE WILDCARD: Nebraska (Bob Nelson)
THE IMPROBABLE CONTENDER: Inside Llewyn Davis (Ethan Coen, Joel Coen)


BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

– The Act of Killing
– The Square
– Stories We Tell
– Blackfish
– Tim’s Vermeer
THE WILDCARD: 20 Feet from Stardom
THE IMPROBABLE CONTENDER: Cutie and the Boxer


BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

– Frozen
– The Wind Rises
– The Croods
– Monsters University
– Despicable Me 2
THE WILDCARD: Ernest & Celestine
THE IMPROBABLE CONTENDER: Planes


BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

– Iran (The Past)
– Austria (The Wall)
– Italy (The Great Beauty)
– United Kingdom (Metro Manila)
– Palestine (Omar)
THE WILDCARD: Australia (The Rocket)
THE IMPROBABLE CONTENDER: Iceland (Of Horses and Men)


BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

Steven Price (Gravity)
Hans Zimmer (Rush)
Christophe Beck (Frozen)
The Arcade Fire (Her)
Hans Zimmer (12 Years a Slave)
THE WILDCARD: Thomas Newman (Saving Mr. Banks)
THE IMPROBABLE CONTENDER: Mark Orton (Nebraska)


AWARDS CALENDAR (Updated Jan 14th)


Jan 16ACADEMY AWARDS – Nominations Announcement

Jan 18SAG AWARDS – Awards Ceremony

Jan 19PGA AWARDS – Awards Ceremony


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James Rush is the Founding, News & Chief Editor of TFM.


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