Indiewire will provide updates of our predictions for the 86th Academy Award nominations through January 16th, 2014, when the nominations are announced.
Here's our take on the best makeup & hairstyling race. "Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug" could be very strong contenders here (as its predecessor and two of three "Lord of the Rings" films were), though don't count the likes of "Oz: The Great and Powerful," "Rush," "Lee Daniels' The Butler" and "Star Trek Into Darkness" (and a dark horse in "American Hustle," if only for those amazing hairdos).
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Sight Unseen, Should Be a Big Player Here:
1. The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug
3. Oz: The Great and Powerful
4. Lee Daniels' The Butler
5. 12 Years a Slave
6. American Hustle
7. Star Trek Into Darkness
Longer Shots, But Who Knows:
8. Bad Grandpa
9. The Great Gatsby
10. Saving Mr. Banks
11. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
12. Dallas Buyers Club
13. August: Osage County
14. The Lone Ranger
15. Thor: The Dark World
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