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2014 Oscars: Winners and losers

NBR Staff
Mon, 03 Mar 2014

The 86th annual Academy Awards are under way in Hollywood. The results have thrown up few surprises among our picks, with Gravity and 12 Years a Slave sharing most of the honours. The winners will be added to the following list first published by NBR ONLINE.

BEST PICTURE
• Winner: 12 Years a Slave
What will win: 12 Years a Slave
Experts' pick: Gravity
Better picks: The Wolf of Wall Street and Nebraska

BEST ACTRESS
• Winner: Cate Blanchett. No one lost money on this one.
Everyone’s pick: Cate Blanchett in Blue Jasmine

BEST ACTOR
• Winner: Matthew McConaughey adds an Oscar to that of his co-star, Jared Leto, and pips favourite Leonard DiCaprio.
Who will win: Leonard DiCaprio for The Wolf of Wall Street
Experts’ pick: Matthew McConaughey in Dallas Buyers Club

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
• Winner: Lupita Nyong’o upset some predictions (including ours) but not the experts with her debut film appearance, heading off last year's Oscar winner.
Who will win: Jennifer Laurence in American Hustle
Experts’ pick: Lupita Nyong’o in 12 Years a Slave
Best pick: June Squibb in Nebraska

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
• Winner: Jared Leto. He was the overwhelming favourite for his role as a transgender AIDS patient.
Everyone’s pick: Jared Leto in Dallas Buyers Club

BEST DIRECTOR
• Winner: Alfonso Curon, as expected. Gravity has also picked up most of the technical awards.
Everyone’s pick: Alfonso Curon for Gravity

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
• Winner: Spike Jonze for Her. One of the few surprises.
What will win: American Hustle
Best pick: Nebraska

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
• John Ridley for 12 Years a Slave
What will win: 12 Years a Slave
Best pick: Philomena

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
• Winner: The Great Beauty (La grande bellezza), Italy. Director Paolo Sorrentino follows in the footsteps of Fellini and Antonioni
What will win: The Great Beauty (La grande bellezza), Italy
Outside bets: The Broken Circle Breakdown – Belgium; The Hunt (Jagten) – Denmark

BEST DOCUMENTARY
• Winner: 20 Feet From Stardom. It was no contest between a behind-the-scenes showbiz doco and Indonesian death squads.
What will win: 20 Feet From Stardom
Experts’ pick: The Act of Killing

NBR Staff
Mon, 03 Mar 2014
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