Compare Anthony Breznican's final picks with yours -- and the actual results
There was a time when it seemed Matthew McConaughey might fall out of the intensely competitive Best Actor race. Before Thanksgiving, too few voters had seen or wanted to see Dallas Buyers Club. Then word of mouth started to spread along with the screeners, and guild and Academy voters began pledging their allegiance to this defiant survival saga. McConaughey has dominated the awards season ever since, and despite rumblings of a late surge by The Wolf of Wall Street's Leonardo DiCaprio, McConaughey now seems unstoppable. That's especially true if you consider his other recent work: the gritty indie Mud, that chest-thumping role in Wolf, and his acclaimed turn on HBO's True Detective, which many voters call ''the anti-Norbit'' referring to the embarrassing other project that derailed Eddie Murphy's Oscar chances for Dreamgirls.
WINNER: Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club
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