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Award Predictions For The 86th Annual Academy Awards
Every year just before the Academy Awards are handed out, news outlets begin making their predictions as to who will walk away with the esteemed golden statue on Oscar night. Ellen Degeneres will be hosting 86th annual presentation which will air on Sunday, March 2nd.

The lead runner for Best Picture has been predicted to be "12 Years A Slave", however "The Wolf of Wall Street" is holding steady right behind. The Best Picture category has become a difficult one to predict ever since the Academy changed the rules a few years back and allowed more films to be nominated.

As far as Best Actor, most of the media is leaning towards Matthew McConaughey in "Dallas Buyer's Club". Best Actress nominee is predicted to be the winner for her lead role in "Blue Jasmine".

If most media outlets are correct for their Best supporting Actor predictions, then the award will go to Jared Leto for "Dallas Buyer's Club". Jennifer Lawrence may be a two-time academy award winner if her name is called again this year for her role in "American Hustle". Lawrence won her first Best Supporting Actress Oscar last year for her role in "Silver Linings Playbook".

Here's our 2014 Academy Award Predictions:


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

What will win: “12 Years a Slave”


Best director
Steve McQueen – "12 Years a Slave"

David O. Russell – "American Hustle"
Alfonso Cuaron – "Gravity"
Alexander Payne – "Nebraska"
Martin Scorsese – "The Wolf of Wall Street"

Who will win: Alfonso Cuaron


Best actor
Bruce Dern – "Nebraska"
Chiwetel Ejiofor – "12 Years a Slave"
Matthew McConaughey – "Dallas Buyers Club"
Leonardo DiCaprio – "The Wolf of Wall Street"
Christian Bale – "American Hustle"

Who will win: Leonardo DiCaprio

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Best actress
Amy Adams – "American Hustle"
Cate Blanchett – "Blue Jasmine"
Judi Dench – "Philomena"
Sandra Bullock – "Gravity"
Meryl Streep – "August: Osage County"

Who will win: Cate Blanchett


Best supporting actor
Barkhad Abdi – "Captain Phillips"
Bradley Cooper – "American Hustle"
Jonah Hill – "The Wolf of Wall Street"
Jared Leto – "Dallas Buyers Club"
Michael Fassbender – "12 Years a Slave"

Who will win: Jared Leto


Best supporting actress
Jennifer Lawrence – "American Hustle"
Lupita Nyong'o – "12 Years a Slave"
June Squibb – "Nebraska"
Julia Roberts – "August: Osage County"
Sally Hawkins – "Blue Jasmine"

Who will win: Lupita Nyong'o


Best original screenplay
"American Hustle" – David O. Russell and Eric Warren Singer
"Blue Jasmine" – Woody Allen
"Her" – Spike Jonze
"Nebraska" – Bob Nelson
"Dallas Buyers Club" – Craig Borten and Melisa Wallack

Who will win: Spike Jonze


Best adapted screenplay
"12 Years a Slave" – John Ridley
"Before Midnight" – Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke and Richard Linklater
"The Wolf of Wall Street" – Terence Winter
"Captain Phillips" – Billy Ray
"Philomena" – Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope

Who will win: John Ridley


Best animated feature
"The Wind Rises"
"Despicable Me 2"
"Ernest & Celestine"
"The Croods"

What will win: “Frozen.”

Jim K is a Toronto based writer, and has been writing full-time for eCanadNow since May of 2005, covering Canadian topics and world issues. Prior to his work writing and editing for eCanadaNow, he worked in sales and marketing. In addition to his work at eCanadNow, Jim has contributed to several other sites, mainly in entertainment feild. You can email Jim at {jim at]


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