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Beauty vs. Beast


ALMA or HUD ? For you cynical hotties
 Beauty vs Beast 

Comment Fun

Supporting Actress: My Ballot & Yours

"Carrie Coon who in her screen debut steals Gone Girl from the much bigger names. Also can we just talk about how between Nora Durst and Margo Dunne that no one has as impressive a breakout in 2014 then Coon. " - Eion Daly

"Agata Kulesza blew my MIND in "Ida," so she easily gets my top ballot." - Lawson

"Keira Knightley. She just seemed like that rare person who can make you want to be better. So endearing, charming and she also has moments where she shows that she knows more about the world. A silent revolutionary." - MCV

YOURS? And what'cha think of mine?

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87th Oscars. The Oscar Contenders of 2014 - For prediction, discussion and entertainment purposes only. This is not a endorsement of quality work, especially since no one has seen the pictures yet!

 discuss on the blog

The Nominees

5th nomination
Still Alice

Rosamund Pike
1st nomination
Gone Girl
Oct 3rd

Felicity Jones
1st nomination
Theory of Everything
(Focus Features)
Nov 7th

Marion Cotillard
2 noms | 1 win
Two Days One Night
Dec 24th
Reese Witherspoon
2 noms | 1 win
(Fox Searchlight)
Dec 5th


Alice, a professor with early on-set Alzheimers

Will she win?
Just when we thought Juli's Oscar story was up, she wowed again. It's hers to lose though a note of caution: Oscar is notoriously resistant to 50something actresses.

NBR, Globe, +  critics groups
Spirit, BAFTA,  SAG,  


Amazing Amy: "cool girl" or psychopath? You decide. Oscar voters will.

Arrived Girl:
Oscar is unpredictable with thrillers and "unlikable" women but her icy "cool girl" seems to have awards heat. The huge box office surely helps.

+ critics groups


Jane Hawking, wife of disabled genius

In her corner:
This Stephen Hawking bio is largely from the wife's perspective and pairing with Redmayne upped her game. Plus you just can't argue that Oscar doesn't worship the "supportive" wives. Eddie vying for the actual win so she's in.



Sandra, a seriously depressed woman, tries to save her job

In her corner:
She's amazingly natural, less a tour de force than a humbling vision of the art of acting

NYFCC, NSFC, EFA + critics groups
 Spirit (for The Immigrant),  


 Role Cheryl Strayed, a lost soul finds herself on the PCT

In her corner:
Reese does her best dramatic work in a very fine moving film about a woman who has let her life slip away
enthusiasm doesnt seem to be there for the film

a couple of critics group

But How'd They Get Nominated
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Who Got Left Out
Jennifer Aniston managed all the important precursors for Cake but was left out in the rain on Thursday morning. Too many of the other candidates like Keira Knightley (Begin Again), Scarlett Johansson (Under the Skin) and so on were in films that were too far off of Oscar's imaginative playground in terms of genre or appeal
Who Will Win
Julianne Moore may well finally win the Oscar she's deserved for 20 years. But let's not get ahead of ourselves. There's a month left. 
Who Should Win?
This is where you come in. Vote on the poll!