Who will be nominated for the Oscar?

January 10, 2014 3:27 PM

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Who will be nominated for the Oscar?

Well, for a while, it seemed like Oprah had this one in the bag. But that Golden Globe nomination snub was pretty killer. She’s still in the running for Lee Daniels’ The Butler, but ultimately count on the unstoppable force that is Jennifer Lawrence of American Hustle or the star-making performance of 12 Years a Slave‘s Lupita Nyong’o for the win. The other nominees will likely be Oscar darling Julia Roberts for August: Osage County and Nebraska standout June Squibb. Blue Jasmine‘s Sally Hawkins unfortunately stands in Cate Blanchett’s awards shadow, and Fruitvale Station and Octavia Spencer don’t seem to have the indie love that Beasts of the Southern Wild had last year, so both actresses are long shots here.

His nomination will be well deserved, but 12 Years a Slave‘s Michael Fassbender has a lot of ground to make up to catch up with Jared Leto’s transformation in Dallas Buyers Club. Some awards circuit stealth from Barkhad Abdi of Captain Phillips, Daniel Brühl of Rush, and Bradley Cooper of American ...

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