HELLO! Online bloggers Giovanna Fletcher, Lucy Watson and Laura Whitmore reveal their Oscar predictions
HELLO! Online's celebrity bloggers Giovanna Fletcher, Laura Whitmore and Lucy Watson have revealed who they think will win at the Oscars this Sunday.
TV presenter and model Laura has her eye on black comedy The Wolf of Wall Street to scoop the night's top prize.
"For me personally, The Wolf of Wall Street deserves to be the big winner this year," Laura told HELLO! Online. "The Scorsese/DiCaprio team has impressed on many previous films (The Departed, Gangs of New York, The Aviator) with Leonardo being overlooked time and time again."
"Leonardo's betrayal of Jordan Belfort, while 'glamourised' into a more loveable role than the man was himself, was an outstanding performance," she added. "People forget how good an actor he is, he's one of the greatest actors of this generation and about time the Academy recognises him for best actor."
"Jared Leto should take home 'best supporting'," said Laura of the Dallas Buyers Club star. "And he's bringing his mammy as his date too...bless!"
Giovanna, who is married to McFly singer Tom Fletcher and currently pregnant with their first child, agrees with Laura that Leonardo deserves the Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role.
Giovanna and Tom Fletcher
"He is brilliant in Wolf of Wall Street and really transforms into the role of Jordan Belfort," said Giovanna. "It's the best thing I've seen him in since...Titanic?! That'll always be his ultimate performance to me."
Giovanna also thinks science-fiction thriller Gravity will take home several accolades.
"Best Picture for me is Gravity," she said. "I've not actually seen it but I've heard amazing things about it being utterly ground-breaking in terms of the way it was shot."
"Best Actress should be Sandra Bullock, I've heard she's wonderful in Gravity."
The bloggers' favourite: Leonardo DiCaprio in The Wolf of Wall Street
"Jonah Hill should be named Best Actor in a Supporting Role." Giovanna said. "He thoroughly surprised me as Donnie Azoff in Wolf of Wall Street. Yes, he was his usual funny self, but there was so much more to his performance.
"Best Actress in a Supporting role should be Julia Roberts," added the mum-to-be. "I've not actually seen any of the films in this category, so it's a tough call but Julia Roberts has always been one of my favourite actresses, so I'm sure she's fab as always in August: Osage County."
Made in Chelsea star Lucy Watson is hedging her bets with 12 Years a Slave.
"12 Years a Slave is my favourite." Lucy told HELLO! Online. "It was both emotional and educational and I left the cinema feeling ashamed of my skin colour and disgusted by what has happened.
"The acting was on another level and I believed in the characters and completely forgot they were actors."
Made in Chelsea star Lucy Watson
"Best Director should be Steve McQueen as 12 Years a Slave was highly moving, insightful and gripping - he portrayed the story extremely well. He is also British and you have to support talented Brits."
The category of Best Actress is one that has divided HELLO! Online's bloggers.
"Although Judi Dench is British and amazing, I think Cate Blanchett should win," said Lucy. "Her performance in Blue Jasmine was riveting and drew me in completely.
For Lucy, the Oscar for Best Actor "Has to be Leonardo DiCaprio."
"I mean he is a total dream boat and I think I have loved him since Titanic, plus he was amazing in the Wolf of Wall Street - he successfully made me feel anger, sympathy, affection and respect at the same time
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