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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!

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Predictions as of July 17th
 
Mark Ruffalo
1 nomination
Foxcatcher
(SPC)
Nov 17th
Christoph Waltz
2 noms | 2 wins
Big Eyes
(Weinstein Co)
Dec 25th
Robert Duvall
6 noms | 1 win
The Judge
(Warner Bros)
Oct 10th
Tom Wilkinson
2 nominations
Selma
(Paramount)
Dec 25th

Ed Norton
2 nominations
Birdman
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He hasn't been nominated in 16 years but title characters are often a boon to actors with Oscar. And father/son dramas are often well received by critics.
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Albert Brooks
1 nomination
A Most Violent Year
(A24)
Nov 12th
James Franco
1 nomination
True Story
(Fox)
TBA
Josh Brolin
1 nomination
Inherent Vice
(Warner Bros)
Dec 12th
J.K. Simmons
never nominated
Whiplash
(SPC)
TBA
James Corden
never nominated
Into the Woods
(Disney)
Dec 25th
Pity about that Drive snub but if he continues to get good roles from stylish filmmakers than won't he back at some point? Will Oscar forgive him for that hosting gig? Or his 21st century brand of social media stardom (very not old school Hollywood). Will they like this movie? .I have yet to read the novel but *every* character sounds amazing and rife for actorly showing-off (on paper). So let's throw our darts blindly and point to Brolin (the lead's nemesis) as the standout. Early raves from Sundance don't guarantee Oscar traction for indies but it seems like the right time for years of good work to get Simmons his due. Oscar loves a stern militaristic man

This gifted actor hasn't made a mark in the movies yet but The Baker and his wife are good roles, the heart of the piece really (at least on stage) and he's got a fine screen partner.

 
Paul Jesson
never nominated
Mr Turner
(SPC)
TBA
Takamasa Ishihara
never nominated
Unbroken
(SPC)
TBA
Robert Pattinson
never nominated
Queen of the Desert
(Distributor TBA)
TBA
Corey Stoll
never nominated
Dark Places
(Distributor TBA)
TBA
Tye Sheridan
never nominated
Dark Places
(Distributor TBA)
TBA
The artist's doting father. Reviews from Cannes made it sound like a one man show for Spall but you never know when they really love a movie. TEXT FORTHCOMING Hear me out. It's a plum part (I mean Peter O'Toole ran with it once) and he keeps working with good filmmakers. Oscar loves to be "surprised" by actors they have no faith in.

They're playing the same role -an accused teenage murderer - but in the film, which is set in the present and the past, it appears to be the key role other than the lead, his sister (Charlize Theron). Mostly I include them because they're making such good career choices and we were fans early and love watching stars rise.

 
Also Supporting This Year
...and you never know...

Multiples. Who wins MVP reviews?
Alan Rickman, Stanley Tucci or Matthias Schoenaerts - A Little Chaos
Jai Courtney, Garret Hedlund, Domnhall Gleeson or Finn Wittrock - Unbroken
Damian Lewis or James Franco - Queen of the Desert
Charles Dance, Matthew Goode or Mark Strong - Imitation Game
Liev Screiber or Peter Sarsgaard - Pawn Sacrifice
Jason Schwartzman, Terence Stamp or Danny Huston - Big Eyes
Owen Wilson or Benicio del Toro - Inherent Vice
Rupert Friend or Ben Mendehlsonn - Starred Up
Aaron Paul, Joel Edgerton or Ben Kingsley - Exodus: Gods and Kings (I'd have Edgerton in the chart because Ramses is such a potent part... but an actor that white playing him?)
David Oyelowo or Alessandro Nivola - A Most Violent Year

And Still More...
Oscar Isaac - Two Faces of January
Jesse Eisenberg - The End of the Tour
Jai Courtney - The Water Diviner

2015 but the Year is Still Young and Things Change...
Everest, Carol, Genius, Far from the Madding Crowd