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Matthew McConaughey  and Lupita Nyong’o are favorites to win Oscars.
Matthew McConaughey and Lupita Nyong’o are favorites to win Oscars. Antoine Taveneaux/Creative Commons

Viewers everywhere will get the chance to see one of the most anticipated events in the film world on Sunday: the 86th Academy Awards, or the Oscars.

Ellen DeGeneres will host the show for the second time in a row. There have been many predictions on who will be taking home a golden statuette. Both the Los Angeles Times and Indiewire have picked “12 Years a Slave” for best picture this year, Matthew McConaughey to win Best Actor, and newcomer and fan favorite Lupita Nyong’o for Best Supporting Actress.

Below are the nominees in the most popular categories, but you can go here to see the rest of the nominees. The Oscars will air on ABC at 7 p.m. EST and 4 p.m. PST.

Best Picture

American Hustle
Captain Phillips
Dallas Buyers Club
12 Years a Slave
The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Actor in a Leading Role

Christian Bale—American Hustle
Bruce Dern—Nebraska
Leonardo DiCaprio—The Wolf of Wall Street
Chiwetel Ejiofor—12 Years a Slave
Matthew McConaughey—Dallas Buyers Club

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Amy Adams—American Hustle
Cate Blanchett—Blue Jasmine
Sandra Bullock—Gravity
Judi Dench—Philomena
Meryl Streep—August: Osage County

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Barkhad Abdi—Captain Phillips
Bradley Cooper—American Hustle
Michael Fassbender—12 Years a Slave
Jonah Hill—The Wolf of Wall Street
Jared Leto—Dallas Buyers Club

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Sally Hawkins—Blue Jasmine
Jennifer Lawrence—American Hustle
Lupita Nyong’o—12 Years a Slave
Julia Roberts—August: Osage County
June Squibb—Nebraska

Briahnna Brown covers TV and film for She also writes for A Reel Blog.


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