By Peter Knegt | Indiewire February 16, 2014 at 5:50PM
Indiewire will provide regular updates of our predictions for the 86th Academy Awards through March 2nd, when the winners are announced.First time Oscar nominee Jared Leto has essentially won every single precursor, making him perhaps the surest bet on Oscar night as far as the acting categories go. Adbi won the BAFTA, but Leto (or Hill for that matter) wasn't even nominated. So anyone beating him would be a pretty big shocker.
Nominees and predictions below. Check out all predictions in all the categories here.
Barkhad Abdi in “Captain Phillips”
Bradley Cooper in “American Hustle”
Michael Fassbender in “12 Years a Slave”
Jonah Hill in “The Wolf of Wall Street”
Jared Leto in “Dallas Buyers Club”
Will win: Jared Leto in “Dallas Buyers Club”
Could win: Barkhad Abdi in “Captain Phillips”
Should win: Michael Fassbender in “12 Years a Slave”
Shoulda been here: James Franco, "Spring Breakers"
Check out all predictions in all the categories here.
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