As you might imagine, Oscar season is our favorite time of the year here at We Got This Covered, and 2014 is primed to be one of the most interesting years in Academy history.
Tomorrow, nine terrific films will go head-to-head for the coveted title of Best Picture, and there are still heated arguments about who is currently in the lead, between Alfonso Cuarón’s thrilling space odyssey Gravity and Steve McQueen’s devastating historical drama 12 Years a Slave. Other races are just as tough to call, with Best Actor looking like a photo finish between Matthew McConaughey, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Leonardo DiCaprio. And of course, Oscar night always has surprises in store, so even the most seemingly sure calls are actually far from assured.
However, guessing is half the fun, and We Got This Covered’s excellent panel of judges are more than happy to offer up their own personal preferences and opinions about how the 86th Academy Awards will unfold tomorrow night.
In one corner, we’ve got Jeff Beck, WGTC’s main awards analyst. So far, he’s brought you solo coverage of all the major awards (Golden Globes, Critics’ Choice, PGA, DGA, SAG, WGA, BAFTA), including predictions for most of them, and now that we’ve come to the Oscars, he’s excited to have some more voices join the discussion.
Oscar aficionado Jordan Adler has his picks set for a telecast he believes will likely award only a few of the nine Best Picture nominees with any gold.
And assistant editor Isaac Feldberg, still crushed about the exclusion of Inside Llewyn Davis and Spring Breakers, is hoping that some of the races currently set to be locks can pull out major surprises on Oscar night – after all, what’s the Academy Awards without some upsets? (Right, Crash?)