The Oscars 2014

February 27, 2014 10:17 am Published by

Any film fanatic or cinema goer worth their salty popcorn will be all too aware that this weekend marks the biggest event in the 2014 movie calendar. Indeed, this Sunday will see the likes of veteran American actors, such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Christian Bale and Meryl Streep, descend on the red carpet for this years highly anticipated Oscars.

Best picture nominees include Martin Scorsese’s recent box office success, Wolf of Wall Street and the poignant Dallas Buyers Club, from lesser known Canadian Director Jean-Marc Vallée. Other films from the past year that have been recognised by the Academy as deserving of a nomination include American Hustle, Captain Phillips, Gravity, Her, Nebraska, Philomena and 12 Years a Slave.

Competition is fierce in the Best Actor category with Christian Bale, Bruce Dern, Leonardo DiCaprio, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Matthew McConaughey all up for nomination. Pre-Oscars whispers have suggested that Matthew McConaughey or Leonardo DiCaprio are the real contenders for the award. Somewhat surprisingly, if DiCaprio picks up the shiny gold man this Sunday it will be his first, despite his twenty year reign of the silver screen.

Meanwhile, for the Best Actress category Amy Adams, Sandra Bullock and Meryl Streep are among those keeping their fingers crossed and practicing their winning smiles. Flying the flag for British actors is Dame Judi Dench, following a phenomenal performance in Philomena. However, it is expected that Australian actress Cate Blanchett will be the lucky one delivering an oh so unprepared, yet surprisingly slick, speech due to her role in Blue Jasmine.

Watch The Oscars this Sunday to witness the past years spectacular triumphs and successes in the film industry.   


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