It’s the time of year when everyone suddenly becomes a movie expert: The Oscars. Nominations are out and there were surely some great pictures released and greater talent to go around for 2013. We haven’t seen every nominated flick yet, so we’ll leave it up to you to choose who should win Oscar Gold.
August: Osage County put the spotlight on middle-of-nowhere Oklahoma, and as far as rural Oklahomans are concerned, should win every category, even the ones it wasn’t nominated in.
Personally, we’re still bitter about Rooney Mara losing best actress two years ago to Meryl Streep (who conveniently got herself nominated for the 19th time around) to agonize over any of the leading ladies up for recognition this year. However, if we were to place bets, it would be on Judy Dench, who was incredibly charming and entertaining in the feel good film, Philomena.
As for the leading men, Matthew McConaughey and Leonardo DiCaprio snatched up Golden Globes in their respective best actor categories; which puts them at the front for Oscar favorites. We couldn’t get enough of Leo’s performance in Wolf of Wall Street, and would love to see him take home an Oscar (if only to stop the Sad Leo memes).
However praised and positively critiqued the top nominees are, there is always room for an upset by the ‘dark horses’ in almost every category. Place your bets and hope that this year’s Oscar Ceremony will be one to remember!
The Oscars will air March 2nd, 2014 at 7e/6c on ABC
See the full list of nominees here