The 2014 broadcast of the 86th Academy Awards is happening tonight on ABC with host Ellen DeGeneres. Broadcasting live at 5:30 p.m. PST (8:30 p.m. EST) Sunday live from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, the awards show will recognize achievements in the film industry from 2013.
This year’s race will be one to watch with extraordinary films buoyed by extraordinary performances by living legends like Judi Dench, Bruce Dern and Meryl Streep, sure-to-be legends Christian Bale, Leonardo DiCaprio, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Amy Adams, Julia Roberts and Cate Blanchett, game-changing performances by Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto, Michael Fassbender and Lupita Nyong’o who is quickly becoming America’s newest, trendsetting sweetheart.
Not to be displaced so easily, Jennifer Lawrence is in the running for her prickly performance in American Hustle, while lesser known names like June Squibb of Nebraska, Barkhad Abdi of Captain Phillips and Sally Hawkins of Blue Jasmine cannot be counted out of what is sure to be a tight race.
The Burton Wire wants to know your picks. You have between now and 8 p.m. to make your picks using this survey.
SURVEY IS NOW CLOSED. See results for The Burton Wire readers predictions below:
Best Picture – 12 Years a Slave
Best Director – Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave
Best Actor – Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street or Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club (tie)
Best Actress – Amy Adams, American Hustle
Best Supporting Actor – Michael Fassbender, 12 Years a Slave
Best Supporting Actress – Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave
Best Song, Happy from Despicable Me 2 film, Pharrell Williams