It’s 363 days until the 2014 Academy Awards. Actors have not performed and movies have not been seen. Obviously it’s too early to get a read on what films will be nominated in 2014, but with George Clooney, Cormac McCarthy, the Coen brothers, and Cate Blanchett in the mix, we can make some educated guesses.
Best Actress Prediction: Kate Winslet, Labor Day
Predicted nominees:Kate Winslet on the Labor Dayset. (Fame Flynet)
Cate Blanchett – Carol
Kate Winslet – Labor Day
Meryl Streep – August: Osage County
Sandra Bullock – Gravity
Shailene Woodley – The Spectacular Now
Streep and Roberts lead the talented cast of August: Osage County, and either could easily claim an Oscar nod. In Gravity, Bullock tackles sci-fi as an astronaut stranded in space, and Woodley has already wowed Sundance audiences as a high schooler who falls in love with a hard-drinking classmate in The Spectacular Now. Our pick, though, is Kate Winslet who stars in Jason Reitman’s adaptation of Joyce Maynard’s 2009 novel about a single mom who gives an escaped convict a ride against her better judgment. Academy voters always love Winslet and Labor Day seems like just the kind of perilous journey to elicit Oscar-worthy huzzahs.