The big award of the night, and it looks like we’re down to a three-way race. In the past three years there has been a race between a big critical and commercial 3D hit against a smaller historical drama with the historical drama getting the win each time. This year, it seems to be down to Gravity as the 3D adventure and 12 Years a Slave as the smaller historical film, but American Hustle which has been receiving a lot of critical praise has pulled into the race as well.
Gravity is ought to receive awards for many of the technical categories they’re nominated in, giving them a shot of picking up at least 6 of their 10 nominations. With rave reviews, it’s picked up for Best Directing in multiple previous award shows. 12 Years a Slave is up for 9 awards, with most in the heavyweight categories. It has been picking up on some of the big categories and has been the moving historical drama that is likely to pick up this top prize. American Hustle has 10 nominations, including all four acting categories, but is likely not to pick up on most of them. The production design category will be telling for Hustle and whether the Academy is wanting to award them throughout the night.
Our pick is 12 Years a Slave but we’d be happy if Gravity picked it up as well. Don’t forget! We’ll be live tweeting the red carpet and award show tonight @TheReviewWeekly, @reviewsbylauren, and @wtfmichel so follow us and join the conversation!
- 12 Years a Slave
- American Hustle
- The Wolf of Wall Street
- Dallas Buyers Club
- Captain Phillips