Yesterday, you made your predictions for which movie would win Best Picture at this Sunday’s Academy Awards ceremony. Today, let’s go through some of the other major categories, starting with Best Actor. Is Matthew McConaughey a lock to take home the trophy, or will Christian Bale, Bruce Dern, Leonardo DiCaprio or Chiwetel Ejiofor claim victory instead?
In today’s polls, we’re only looking for you to predict how the Academy members will actually vote, regardless of which movie or performance you personally liked best. Be sure to tell us your thoughts on that in the Comments afterward.
McConaughey sure seems to have the momentum going into this. He’s had a hell of a career renaissance over the last couple of years, and I think the Academy is ready to acknowledge that. Plus, Oscar voters love it when actors lose and/or gain a lot of weight to transform themselves physically for a role.
Josh’s prediction: Matthew McConaughey. All right, all right, all right…
Matthew hands-down should win this. The best performance of the lot, even though I really liked Bale in American Hustle as well.
I would expect McConaughey as well.
In a slightly off topic question if he were to win and then also win an Emmy for True Dectective would he be the first person to have both at the same time? I assume the answer is yes bit don’t know.
Helen Hunt won an Oscar for ‘As Good As It Gets’ and an Emmy for ‘Mad About You’ in 1998. Liza Minelli did the same for ‘Cabaret’ and her television special ‘Liza with a Z’ in 1973.
Thanks for the info.
I still think it’ll be Ejifor…he just picked up the BAFTA award which is giving him last minute momentum going into sunday. Definetly an interesting race though, so many fantastic actors.
If this makes sense:
I WANT DiCaprio to win, I believe Ejiofor SHOULD win, but I think McConaughey WILL win.
DiCaprio sure chewed the scenery, but he did it with so much flair, gusto and panache. A great actor.
Chris Horrigan McMillin
Matthew McConaughey’s performance in Dallas Buyer’s Club was superb! He truly embodied his role. He earned this Oscar the hard way and I so hope the academy agrees! He certainly has my vote!