Fox Searchlight doesn't have a lot, but it has one of the biggest contenders of the year.
12 Years a Slave
Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Paul Dano, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Giamatti, Lupita Nyong'o, Adepero Oduye, Sarah Paulson, Alfre Woodard
Director: Steve McQueen
Premise: From IMDb: "In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery."
Oscar Chances: Excellent: It's already assured a number of nominations in major categories and is well positioned to knock out several Oscar firsts, including the first Best Director Oscar to a black director.
- Best Picture (Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Bill Pohlad, Steve McQueen, Arnon Milchan, Anthony Katagas)
- Best Director (Steve McQueen)
- Best Actor (Chiwetel Ejiofor)
- Best Supporting Actor (Michael Fassbender, Paul Dano, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Giamatti)
- Best Supporting Actress (Lupita Nyong'o, Adepero Oduye, Sarah Paulson, Alfre Woodard)
- Best Adapted Screenplay (John Ridley)
- Best Cinematography (Sean Bobbitt)
- Best Original Score (Hans Zimmer)
- Best Film Editing (Joe Walker)
- Best Production Design (Adam Stockhausen, Alice Baker)
- Best Original Song ("My Lord, Sunshine" - NIcholas Britell)
- Best Costume Design (Patricia Norris)
- Best Makeup and Hairstyling (Ma Kalaadevi Ananda, Adruitha Lee)
- Best Sound Mixing (Kirk Francis, Leslie Shatz, Ryan Collins)
- Best Sound Editing (Ryan Collins, Robert C. Jackson)