If We Picked the Winners: Table of Contents
February 18, 2014
In anticipation of the Academy Awards, we polled our contributors to see who they thought should win the Oscar. Once we had our winners, we asked various writers to make the case for our selection in each category. We're posting those essays this week, two a day, leading up to the big reveal of our pick for our best picture on Friday. Here you'll find links to all our picks. Best Supporting Actress: Lupita Nyong'o, "— 12 Years a Slave" Essay by Glenn Kenny Best Supporting Actor: Barkhad Abdi, "— Captain Phillips" Essay by Omer M. Mozaffar Best Original Screenplay: "— Her" written by Spike Jonze Essay by Nell Minow Best Adapted Screenplay: "— Before Midnight" written by Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke and Richard Linklater Essay by Brian Tallerico Best Director: — Alfonso Cuaron, " Gravity" Essay by Peter Sobczynski Best Documentary: "— The Act of Killing" Essay by Olivia Collette Best Actress: — Cate Blanchett, " Blue Jasmine" Essay by Susan Wloszczyna Best Actor: — Chiwetel Ejiofor, "12 Years a Slave" Essay by Odie Henderson
Best Picture: "12 Years a
Slave"— Essay by Matt Zoller Seitz
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