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2014 Oscar picks (Part 5)

Newcomer Lupita Nyong'o in "12 Years a Slave" gives a harrowing performance as a slave who becomes the obsession of her master who deems her priceless as the statuette she will win.
Newcomer Lupita Nyong'o in "12 Years a Slave" gives a harrowing performance as a slave who becomes the obsession of her master who deems her priceless as the statuette she will win.
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Ellen DeGeneres is known for featuring segments within her day-time talk show and on Sunday, Mar.2, 7E/4P, viewers will see how she will incorporate those elements in the night’s event as the Oscar host.

Before unveiling the prediction of the remaining categories, check out the following links for prior predictions:

Part 1: Short Film (Animated/ Live Action) and Documentary (Short Subject and Feature).

Part 2: Makeup & Hairstyling, Costume, Production Design and Cinematography.

Part 3: Music (Original Song/ Score), Sound (Editing/Mixing), Visual Effects and Film Editing.

Part 4: Writing (Adapted/Original), Foreign Films and Animated Films

Details of the category, film, biography of the contenders and the trailers are provided by the Academy, IMDB.com and Examiner.com.

Actress in a Supporting Role

Sally Hawkins – “Blue Jasmine” – Bio , Trailer , Review

Jennifer Lawrence – “American Hustle” - Bio , Trailer

Lupita Nyong’o – “12 Years a Slave” - Bio , Trailer , Review

Julia Roberts – “Osage County” - Bio , Trailer

June Squibb – “Nebraska” - Bio , Trailer , Review

Actor in a Supporting Role

Barkhad Abdi – “Captain Phillips” – Bio , Trailer

Bradley Cooper – “American Hustle” - Bio , Trailer

Michael Fassbender – “12 Years a Slave” - Bio , Trailer , Review

Jonah Hill – “The Wolf of Wall Street” - Bio , Trailer

Jared Leto – “Dallas Buyers Club” - Bio , Trailer

Actress in a Leading Role

Amy Adams – “American Hustle” – Bio , Trailer

Cate Blanchett – “Blue Jasmine” - Bio , Trailer , Review

Sandra Bullock – “Gravity” - Bio , Trailer , Review

Judi Dench – “Philomena” - Bio , Trailer

June Squibb – “Nebraska” - Bio , Trailer , Review

Actor in a Leading Role

Christian Bale – “American Hustle” - Bio , Trailer

Bruce Dern – “Nebraska” - Bio , Trailer , Review

Leonardo DiCaprio – “The Wolf of Wall Street” - Bio , Trailer

Chiwetel Ejiofor – “12 Years a Slave” - Bio , Trailer , Review

Matthew McConaughey – “Dallas Buyers Club” - Bio , Trailer

Directing

Alfonso Cuarón – “Gravity” - Bio , Trailer , Review

Steve McQueen – “12 Years a Slave” - Bio , Trailer , Review

Alexander Payne – “Nebraska”- Bio , Trailer , Review

David O. Russell – “American Hustle” - Bio , Trailer

Martin Scorsese – “The Wolf of Wall Street” - Bio , Trailer

Best Picture

“12 Years a Slave” - Synopsis & Trailer , Review

“American Hustle” - Synopsis & Trailer

“Captain Phillips” - Synopsis & Trailer

“Dallas Buyers Club” - Synopsis & Trailer

“Gravity” - Synopsis & Trailer , Review

“Her” - Synopsis & Trailer , Review

“Nebraska” - Synopsis & Trailer , Review

“Philomena” - Synopsis & Trailer

“The Wolf of Wall Street” - Synopsis & Trailer

Oscar Tiebreaker

If it can happen in the Oscar then it could happen in a best of 24 category prediction. In case of tie breaker use the following to determine the winner courtesy of Oscarmaster and its inceptor Phil Welsh:

  • The number of cut-off speeches during the ceremony’s event.
  • The duration of the victor’s speech in the Best Picture category.

Writer’s Note

Whether you have success in a group contest or challenging yourself with the perfect ballot, hopefully you enjoyed the films of 2013 whether or not they were recognized by the Academy. But until then best of luck as we see what 2014 presents.