January 22, 2014 at 11:28 am #135922
When considering my personal preferences, I find myself impossibly divided on Best Actress. I admire Amy Adams, Sandra Bullock, and Cate Blanchett’s performances almost equally. External factors knock Bullock down a peg (I’d rather pretend she won that other Oscar for “Gravity” than have her win a second), but I’d still be equally happy to see Adams or Blanchett win.
Best Director is an impossible choice for me also. The artistry of McQueen and Cuaron is hard to choose between, and both wins would be historic.
Would you like to see a tie in any Oscar categories?January 22, 2014 at 11:31 am #135924
It’s a hard one but I would say:
Director: Cuaron & McQueen
and Best Actor: DiCaprio & EjioforJanuary 22, 2014 at 11:43 am #135925
Best supporting actress: Lupita Nyong’o & June Squibb/Sally HawkinsJanuary 22, 2014 at 11:45 am #135926
I would choose best director and give it to Alfonso Cuaron and Martin Scorsese.January 22, 2014 at 11:45 am #135927
I actually wouldn’t mind seeing a tie between 12 Years a Slave and Before Midnight in Adapted Screenplay.
There’s also The Wind Rises and Frozen in Animated Feature. Each seem to have the critical praise that justify a win in the category.January 22, 2014 at 12:01 pm #135928
I’d have to say Supporting Actor for Leto and Fassbender.
I wanted to say Adapted Screenplay. But to be honest, I want Before Midnight to win outright, despite my admiration for 12 Years.January 22, 2014 at 12:02 pm #135929
Leonardo DiCaprio and Chiwetel Ejiofor.January 22, 2014 at 12:06 pm #135930
Original Screenplay: Blue Jasmine & Her
Best Actor: Chiwetel Ejiofor & Leonardo DiCaprio (mainly just too see the internet go nuts)
Best Supporting Actress: Jennifer Lawerence & Lupita Nyong’oJanuary 22, 2014 at 12:10 pm #135931
Would love to see Cate and Sandra tie, that would be a major WHAT?!?!?! moment.January 22, 2014 at 12:16 pm #135932
Best picture: Her and Gravity (just like LAFCA)January 22, 2014 at 12:24 pm #135933
I think this is the first year in the last couple years where I personally wouldn’t choose anyone to tie. If I HAD to choose one, it would be a tie between Cate Blanchett and Sandra Bullock, but other than that nothing comes to mind.
Now this differs greatly from the last couple of years where I think a tie would have been deserved for:
2013: Best Actress – Jennifer Lawrence and Quvenzhane Wallis
2012: Best Supporting Actress – Octavia Spencer and Melissa McCarthy
2011: Best Actress – Natalie Portman and Annette BenningJanuary 22, 2014 at 12:44 pm #135934
Best Adapted Screenplay: 12YAS and Before Midnight.January 22, 2014 at 12:45 pm #135935
If I could only choose one best actor I would go with Matthew McConaughy but I would be happy for Leonardo DiCaprio to win too so both actors would be winning for the best performances they have yet given in their careers.January 22, 2014 at 12:46 pm #135936
I would not bet money that a tie will happen again for a long time, especially on the preferential voting system. There have only been six in the Oscars history of over 86 years. So, I am not counting on it.January 22, 2014 at 12:46 pm #135937
If Leo won in a tie, oh my god the internet would go nuts. Imagine all the gifs, Leo crying because he won but didn’t win.
Side note: if the internet were in charge of Oscar campaigns he’d be a lock. Then again so would “JLaw”.