The Oscars 2014 will be one of the most interesting Academy Awards in recent memory as the list of candidates for the best actor and actresses wil make for a very difficult choice by the voters. In 2013 the performances of Daniel Day-Lewis in the movie "Lincoln" and Jennifer Lawrence in "Silver Linings Playbook" were exceptionally strong. In 2014 several actors and actresses have put forth superior acting performances that will make the selection of a winner a very difficult decision for the voters and will provide much debate irrespective of the winner.
The Oscar nominations will be announced on Thursday January 16, 2014 and there will be actors and actors who will be both happy and devastated at the names that are revealed. For the men it will be a significant achievement just to receive a nomination the field of actors is so strong. Notable actors such as Tom Hanks, Joaquin Phoenix, Leonardo DiCaprio, Idris Elba, and Chiwetel Ejiofer are all candidates for the best actor award. This is not any ordinary list as these actors are some of the best actors in Hollywood on a yearly basis. The women who will be hoping just to be nominated for the Oscar include Julia Roberts, Oprah Winfrey, Jennifer Lawrence and June Squibb. Again these are some fo the best actresses in Hollywood and also includes one of the most powerful woman in entertainment.
2014 is one of those years in which there is no leading candidate for the winner of the Oscar. The competition will be fierce as will the debates as to who deserves to win this prestigious award.
The winner of the best actor and actress award in 2014 will potentially be remembered for not only winning the award, which is significant by itself, but also for winning the Oscar in a year replete with superior acting performances by a group of actors and actresses who have reached their acting prime. For many of the actors and actresses the Feburary 10, 2014 Oscar nominee luncheon will be the equivalent of winning the Oscar because the quality of the competition is so high. While winning is always the goal sometimes just being nominated is a win in itself and that is what might make Oscars 2014 such a special event.