Oscars 2014 Predictions, Winners: Any Surprises?

March 2, 2014 4:43 pm Last Updated: March 3, 2014 11:55 am

This round-up of predictions for the winners in major categories at the 2014 Oscars show many categories had nominees who seemed sure to win. But, there were a few predictions that went against the grain. Let’s see how accurate the predictions were. 

Best Picture

WINNER: 12 Years a Slave

Yahoo predictions: 12 Years a Slave

US Magazine: 12 Years a Slave

L.A. Times: 12 Years a Slave

Variety:  12 Years a Slave

Vanity Fair: 12 Years a Slave

Indiewire: 12 Years a Slave

The Wrap: Gravity

MTV: 12 Years a Slave

The Telegraph: 12 Years a Slave

*Mashable (social predictions): The Wolf of Wall Street

*Based on Meltwater Group’s analysis of billions of news and social media sources.

 

Best Directing

WINNER: Alfonso Cuarón — Gravity

Yahoo: Alfonso Cuarón — Gravity

US Magazine: (didn’t go there)

L.A. Times: Alfonso Cuarón — Gravity

Variety: Alfonso Cuarón — Gravity

Vanity Fair: Alfonso Cuarón — Gravity

Indiewire: Alfonso Cuarón — Gravity

The Wrap: Alfonso Cuarón — Gravity

MTV: Alfonso Cuarón — Gravity

The Telegraph: Alfonso Cuarón — Gravity

Mashable (social predictions): Martin Scorsese — The Wolf of Wall Street

 

Best Actress in a Leading Role

WINNER: Cate Blanchett — Blue Jasmine

Yahoo:  Cate Blanchett — Blue Jasmine

US Magazine: Cate Blanchett — Blue Jasmine

L.A. Times: Cate Blanchett — Blue Jasmine

Variety: Cate Blanchett — Blue Jasmine

Vanity Fair: Cate Blanchett — Blue Jasmine

Indiewire: Cate Blanchett — Blue Jasmine

The Wrap: Cate Blanchett — Blue Jasmine

MTV: Cate Blanchett — Blue Jasmine

The Telegraph: Cate Blanchett — Blue Jasmine

Mashable (social predictions): Meryl Streep — August: Osage County

 

Best Actor in a Leading Role

WINNER: Matthew McConaughey — Dallas Buyers Club

Yahoo:  Matthew McConaughey — Dallas Buyers Club

US Magazine:  Matthew McConaughey — Dallas Buyers Club

L.A. Times: Matthew McConaughey — Dallas Buyers Club

Variety: Matthew McConaughey — Dallas Buyers Club

Vanity Fair: Matthew McConaughey — Dallas Buyers Club

Indiewire: Matthew McConaughey — Dallas Buyers Club

The Wrap: Matthew McConaughey — Dallas Buyers Club

MTV: Leonardo DiCaprio – The Wolf of Wall Street

The Telegraph: Matthew McConaughey — Dallas Buyers Club

Mashable (social predictions): Leonardo DiCaprio – The Wolf of Wall Street

 

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

WINNER: Lupita Nyong’o — 12 Years a Slave

Yahoo: Lupita Nyong’o — 12 Years a Slave

US Magazine: Lupita Nyong’o — 12 Years a Slave

L.A. Times: Lupita Nyong’o — 12 Years a Slave

Variety:  Lupita Nyong’o — 12 Years a Slave

Vanity Fair: Lupita Nyong’o — 12 Years a Slave

Indiewire:  Lupita Nyong’o — 12 Years a Slave

The Wrap: Jennifer Lawrence — American Hustle

MTV: Jennifer Lawrence — American Hustle

The Telegraph: Jennifer Lawrence — American Hustle

Mashable (social predictions): Jennifer Lawrence — American Hustle

 

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

WINNER: Jared Leto — Dallas Buyers Club

Yahoo: Jared Leto — Dallas Buyers Club

US Magazine: Jared Leto — Dallas Buyers Club

L.A. Times: Jared Leto — Dallas Buyers Club

Variety:  Jared Leto — Dallas Buyers Club

Vanity Fair: Jared Leto — Dallas Buyers Club

Indiewire:  Jared Leto — Dallas Buyers Club

The Wrap:  Jared Leto — Dallas Buyers Club

MTV: Jared Leto — Dallas Buyers Club

The Telegraph: Jared Leto — Dallas Buyers Club

Mashable (social predictions): Jared Leto — Dallas Buyers Club

 

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