2014 Oscar Nominees: Who Should Win Best Actor and Actress Academy Awards?
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2014 Oscar Nominees: Who Should Win Best Actor and Actress Academy Awards?

The competition is fierce at this year's Academy Awards, with some of our favorite stars shining bright on the big screen in 2013. Most of all, though, we can't wait to see the elated faces of the winners for Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Supporting Actor. Now here’s the question: Who do you think should win this year?

Best Actress

Nominees for Best Actress start the competition off!

First, we’ve got Amy Adams rockin' it '70s style in American Hustle.

Sandra Bullock carries the entirety of the nail-biting space drama Gravity.

Cate Blanchett made the whole audience feel her desperation in Blue Jasmine.

Judi Dench broke our hearts as the titular character in Philomena.

Meryl Streep was a usual Meryl Streep-level boss in August: Osage County.

J.Law, always.

I can't choose!

Best Actor

2014 Oscar Nominees: Who Should Win Best Actor and Actress Academy Awards?
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Christian Bale, throwing his Batman past behind him, fully committed to his role as a con artist in American Hustle.

Leonardo DiCaprio shined under the expert direction of Martin Scorsese in The Wolf of Wall Street.

Chiwetel Ejiofor has already gained critical acclaim for his gut-wrenching performance in 12 Years a Slave.

Matthew McConaughey transformed into a real-life black market pharmaceutical salesman in Dallas Buyers Club.

Bruce Dern received numerous critical accolades at Cannes for his role in Nebraska.

J.Law, always.

I can't choose!

Best Supporting Actress

We love our Jennifer Lawrence here at Wetpaint, and she just gets more talented every day — as demonstrated in American Hustle.

America's Other Sweetheart, Julia Roberts, led the ensemble cast of August: Osage County with an incredible amount of power.

Sally Hawkins demonstrated the devastating effects of a sister's mental illness in Blue Jasmine.

Lupita Nyong'o portrayal of the "childlike" but incredibly strong Patsey in 12 Years a Slave was nothing short of harrowing.

After working over 50 years as an actress, June Squibb scored her first Oscar nomination for her Nebraska performance — at age 84!

J.Law, always.

I can't choose!

Best Supporting Actor

We already know Michael Fassbender doesn’t shy away from villainous roles, but his turn as a detestable plantation owner in 12 Years a Slave was especially terrifying.

Jared Leto really walked that mile in someone else's shoes when he played a woman in Dallas Buyers Club.

Bradley Cooper's hair in American Hustle should get its own nomination.

Jonah Hill is always impressing us with his ability to play dramatic roles. The Wolf of Wall Street was no exception.

Some say Tom Hanks was snubbed for a Best Actor for Captain Phillips, but we're stoked Barkhad Abdi got nominated — in his first film role ever!

J.Law, always.

I can't choose!

Have some strong opinions? Let it all out in the comments!

Sarah Anne Lloyd is an Associate Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!

01.16.2014 / 12:00 AM EDT by Sarah Anne Lloyd
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