Saturday, May 24, 2014

Oscar predictions - The Acting 

Not much to say about it. I said on Twitter I wasn't going to post early predictions this year, but I'm doing it now just for the 4 acting categories (especially since my 1989 post will probably get delayed, I think).

So here they are, in alphabetical order. I'm feeling quite confident about some of them. Predicted winners in blue (no, not in the photos - I work with what I have).

Best Actress:

Amy Adams – Big Eyes

Cate Blanchett – Carol

Jessica Chastain – The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby

Hilary Swank – The Homesman

Michelle Williams – Suite Francaise

(Runner-up: Rosamund Pike – Gone Girl)

Best Actor:

Steve Carell – Foxcatcher

Bradley Cooper – [Untitled Cameron Crowe Film]

Michael Keaton – Birdman

Joaquin Phoenix – Inherent Vice

Timothy Spall – Mr. Turner

(Runner-up: Robert Downey Jr – The Judge)

Best Supporting Actress:

Jessica Chastain – A Most Violent Year

Rooney Mara – Carol

Sarah Paulson – Carol

Kristin Scott Thomas – Suite Francaise

Meryl Streep – Into the Woods

(Runner-up: Patricia Arquette – Boyhood)

Best Supporting Actor:

Johnny Depp – Into the Woods

Robert Duvall – The Judge

Mark Ruffalo – Foxcatcher

Channing Tatum – Foxcatcher

Christoph Waltz – Big Eyes

(Runner-up: Albert Brooks – A Most Violent Year)

They'd look like interesting nominations.


Allen said...

Hmm, I'm still iffy on Swank, only because The Homesman's distributor is a new one...and is it wrong that I really want Big Eyes to suck? :\

It seems like we're in for a jam packed year for Best Actor though! So many interesting performances I want to see.

Alex in Movieland said...

Best Actor is always... interesting, but this time I had a problem putting together 5 of them. I don't really believe Spall will make it because... well, because Sally & Leslie didn't make it, and they were fantastic in their films, so why would a leading man...

Connor Olen said...

Amy Adams' movie is called Big Eyes, not Bright Eyes.

Alex in Movieland said...

LOL, a Bright Star induced mistake I keep making. :) thx