Matthew McConaughey – It is his year. Period. For more on this – see my recent blogpost and this great article from The New Yorker about Matthew's McConaissance: http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/culture/2014/0/the-mcconaissance.html
August: Osage County – What a downer! This movie was more depressing than 12 Years a Slave! Wonderful ensemble cast (so great to see the great Chris Cooper again!) but once again I feel like its nominations are based upon hype versus substance. Julia Roberts is good but not great and Meryl the great is good but a little too much of a caricature. I enjoyed the Broadway play much more and the Tony Award winning Deanna Dunagan was a powerhouse because I really believed that she was that bitter and evil. In terms of supporting players, I would have loved to see Margo Martindale honored for her performance.
Who would you like to see take home Academy Awards on March 2?