The 5 Films Tipped for Oscars Glory

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The Golden Globes kicked off the movie awards season yesterday as part of the long build up to the Oscars on 2nd March. Often seen as a marker for the films likely to do well at the Academy Awards, we've gathered together five of the favourites for the big awards.

12 Years a Slave

Tipped for:  - Best Film (favourite)
   - Best Director - Steve McQueen (second favourite)
   - Best Actor - Chiwetel Ejiofor (favourite)
   - Best Supporting Actor - Michael Fassbender (second favourite)
   - Best Supporting Actress - Lupita Nyong'o (favourite)

The red-hot favourite for Best Film, 12 Years a Slave has been getting universally some of the best reviews of anything in years. British director Steve McQueen tells the true life story of free black American kidnapped and sold into slavery in the 19th century. Whilst the film took home the top award at the Golden Globes, McQueen and stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender and Lupita Nyong'o all missed out despite being nominated.


American Hustle

Tipped for:  - Best Film (second favourite)
   - Best Director - David O Russell (third favourite)
   - Best Supporting Actress - Jennifer Lawrence (second favourite)
   - Best Actress - Amy Adams (third favourite)

American Hustle took home the most gongs at the Golden Globes and will be one of the favourites to do well at the Oscars. The glamorous 1970s-set movie tells the tale of a FBI operation to bring down a corrupt politician, and picked up the best film comedy or musical award. Leading ladies Amy Adams and Jennifer Lawrence also claimed the prizes for best actress and supporting actress prizes respectively.



Tipped for:  - Best Film (third favourite)
   - Best Director - Alfonso Cuaron (favourite)
   - Best Actress - Sandra Bullock (second favourite)

This breathtaking film is set almost entirely in space with just two actors- Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. Bullock is one of the favourites for best female lead and Alfonso Cuaron (of Children of Men fame) for best director.


Dallas Buyers Club

Tipped for:  - Best Actor - Matthew McConaughey (second favourite)
   - Best Supporting Actor - Jared Leto (favourite)

Leading the way on the male actor awards, Dallas Buyers Club is based on the true tale of AIDS patient Ron Woodroof who started smuggling pharmaceutical drugs into Texas which had helped his symptoms. Matthew McConaughey was named best actor in a drama at the Golden Globes, and co-star Jared Leto took the supporting equivalent as a transgender woman(!).


Blue Jasmine

Tipped for:  - Best Actress - Cate Blanchett (favourite)

Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine follows the life of a rich Manhattan socialite who falls into poverty and homelessness. Cate Blanchett plays the lead role and took home the best actress in a drama award at the Golden Globes. She'll also be favourite for the Oscars, and will be hoping to win her second Academy Award.


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