Who we think will win: 12 Years a Slave
We reckon it’ll be a close race between American Hustle and 12 Years a Slave, with the latter narrowly beating out the former.
Who we think should win: 12 Years a Slave
It’s a film that may be harrowing to watch, yet you can’t not see it. Compelling not just on a human level, but also cinematically, 12 Years a Slave is the kind of story that cinema needs to tell. So while we love some of the other nominated films too, there’s really no comparison to 12 Years.
Most Criminally Left out of Nominations: Rush
We’re baffled by the inclusion of Philomena on the nominations and frankly think a much better replacement would have been Ron Howards brilliant Rush instead. An absolute triumph of storytelling, Rush was easily amongst this year’s best.