Oscar nominations predictions: ’12 Years a Slave’ will lead with 13, ‘American Hustle’ & ‘Gravity’ 10 each

At Thursday’s Oscar nominations, we predict three films will reap double digit bids: “12 Years a Slave” will lead with 13 nominations while “American Hustle” and “Gravity” will score 10 apiece. 

All three films will contend for both Best Picture and Director while “12 Years a Slave” and “American Hustle” will each earn three acting nominations. 

Below, a breakdown by picture of the nominations with our predicted winners in gold. (Be sure to check out the breakdown by category here.)

“12 Years a Slave” (13 nominations)
Best Picture
Best Director
Best Actor, Chiwetel Ejiofor
Best Supporting Actor, Michael Fassbender
Best Supporting Actress, Lupita Nyong’o
Best Adapted Screenplay
Best Production Design
Best Cinematography
Best Costume Design
Best Editing 
Best Score
Best Sound Editing
Best Sound Mixing

“American Hustle” (10 nominations)
Best Picture 
Best Director 
Best Actress, Amy Adams
Best Supporting Actor, Bradley Cooper
Best Supporting Actress, Jennifer Lawrence
Best Original Screenplay
Best Production Design
Best Costume Design
Best Editing 
Best Makeup & Hair

Gravity” (10 nominations)
Best Picture
Best Director
Best Actress, Sandra Bullock
Best Production Design
Best Cinematography
Best Editing 
Best Score
Best Sound Editing
Best Sound Mixing
Best Visual Effects

Captain Phillips” (9 nominations)
Best Picture 
Best Director
Best Actor, Tom Hanks
Best Supporting Actor, Barkhad Abdi
Best Adapted Screenplay
Best Cinematography
Best Editing 
Best Sound Editing
Best Sound Mixing

Nebraska” (5 nominations)
Best Picture 
Best Actor, Bruce Dern
Best Supporting Actress, June Squibb
Best Original Screenplay
Best Cinematography

Dallas Buyers Club” (4 nominations)
Best Picture
Best Actor, Matthew McConaughey
Best Supporting Actor, Jared Leto
Best Makeup & Hair

“The Great Gatsby” (4 nominations)
Best Production Design
Best Costume Design
Best Makeup & Hair
Best Song

Saving Mr. Banks” (4 nominations)
Best Picture 
Best Actress, Emma Thompson
Best Costume Design
Best Score 

The Wolf of Wall Street” (4 nominations)
Best Picture 
Best Director
Best Adapted Screenplay
Best Editing

All is Lost” (3 nominations)
Best Actor, Robert Redford
Best Sound Editing
Best Sound Mixing 

“Frozen” (3 nominations)
Best Animated Feature
Best Score
Best Song

Her” (3 nominations)
Best Picture 
Best Original Screenplay
Best Song

Inside Llewyn Davis” (3 nominations)
Best Picture 
Best Original Screenplay
Best Cinematography

Blue Jasmine” (2 nominations)
Best Actress, Cate Blanchett
Best Original Screenplay

Philomena” (2 nominations)
Best Actress, Judi Dench
Best Adapted Screenplay
 

August: Osage County” (1 nomination)
Best Supporting Actress, Julia Roberts

Before Midnight” (1 nomination)
Best Adapted Screenplay

The Butler” (1 nomination)
Best Supporting Actress, Oprah Winfrey

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5 thoughts on “Oscar nominations predictions: ’12 Years a Slave’ will lead with 13, ‘American Hustle’ & ‘Gravity’ 10 each

  1. “12 Years” – another “gets the most nominations and gets embarrassingly few minor awards” that Brad Pitt is attached to (ala Benjamin Button)? No thanks. I’d rather it get fewer nominations and actually win some good ones.

  2. HAHA… This prediction is quite bullshit. You’ll know what I mean, tomorrow when the real nominations come out. I can already see a news titled “Surprises and snubs at 2014 Oscar nominations”.

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