The 86th annual Academy Awards are almost upon us and while most viewers are looking for predictions on which actor/actress, films and directors will walk away with Oscars on March 2, there are other things Oscar-loving TV viewers can also count on happening this year. Here are the top five silliest Oscar predictions to watch for at the 2014 Academy Awards this Sunday:
JLaw Will Trip, Fall, Most Likely Say Something Goofy
Besides her memorable acting roles in features such as “Silver Linings Playbook” and “American Hustle,” Jennifer Lawrence has a refreshing reputation in Hollywood for being somewhat unpolished and candid. In order to keep up appearances, the 23-year-old film star has participated in more than one quirky incident on the red carpet in recent years, her most memorable arguably being her trip onto the stage at the Academy Awards in 2013, before accepting her win for Best Actress. With Lawrence queued to present at this year’s show, and the possibility that she might score another Oscar win, you can be sure we will see another Twitter-worthy Lawrence incident again this year.
Everyone Will Hate On Anne Hathaway
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It’s no secret that Anne Hathaway has her own hate club (the “Hathaters”), and you can bet they will be out in full force following her appearance at the Academy Awards this year. While Hathaway isn’t up for an Oscar win, she is anticipated to present at the coveted ceremony, a presentation which is sure to stir up the hate Tweets from some of her most devout dectractors.
Pink Might Do The Silks/Trapeze AGAIN
According to a press release from the Academy, the “Just Give Me a Reason" singer, Pink, is set to make a special appearance on stage at the Oscars this year. While the nature of Pink’s performance is currently unknown, it’s easy to guess what her big debut may entail. If you have watched any awards shows over the past two years, then you most likely have seen Pink fly through the air with the greatest of ease, showing off her trapeze and silks skills. Yes, Pink's ability to perform circus acts is impressive, but as a TV viewer, they’re also getting old. You’re fabulous Pink, but you need to get a new trick. Let’s hope she can figure out something else to do this awards season.
Everyone Will Google “Lupita Nyong’o”
If you haven’t heard the name Lupita Nyong’o already, you will more than likely be hearing it everywhere you go following the 2014 Oscars on Sunday night. The novice actress, classified as a shoe-in for the Best Supporting Actress win by Entertainment Weekly magazine, has only risen to fame in recent weeks following her Academy nomination for her role in the true-life drama, “12 Years a Slave.” Despite her newfound fame, if Nyong’o scores her golden statuette this year, you can bet her name will be finding its way into everyone’s Google searches this weekend.
People Will Diss Ellen DeGeneres’ Hosting Job
No matter how poorly or how well each year’s Oscar host performs, it always feels like history repeats itself and everyone critiques the host during and immediately after the performance. Seth MacFarlane’s hosting job last year was obviously more vulgar than the Academy was used to, but his controversial quips and performances ("I saw your boobs," anyone?) raked in more than 40 million viewers in 2013, a significant rise from the show's 39.3 million viewers in 2012. While DeGeneres is no novice when it comes to hosting live gigs, the Oscars is a completely different animal. Let’s hope for Ellen’s sake, viewers at home are kinder this weekend than in years prior.
What do you think will happen at the Oscars this year?