Oscars 2014 Complete Predictions: Who Will Win And Who Should Win

We've got your Academy Awards ballot covered with our picks for the top categories.

Just when it seemed like the Winter Olympics would never end, Oscar night has snuck up on us at last. The 86th Academy Awards are expected to be one of the most surprising ceremonies in years, since many of the categories have two or three frontrunners.

Regardless of how difficult the races might be to call, MTV News has had to make predictions for each category, as well as declaring a rightful winner. Throughout the week, we’ve presented our choices with explanations for each pick, and we’ve rounded up each category below for our complete predictions.

Best Picture
Who Will Win: “12 Years a Slave”
Who Should Win: “12 Years a Slave”

Best Actress
Who Will Win: Cate Blanchett for “Blue Jasmine”
Who Should Win: Sandra Bullock for “Gravity”

Best Actor
Who Will Win: Leonardo DiCaprio for “The Wolf of Wall Street”
Who Should Win: Anyone of them

Best Supporting Actor
Who Will Win: Jared Leto for “Dallas Buyers Club”
Who Should Win: Leto or Barkhad Abdi for “Captain Phillips”

Best Supporting Actress
Who Will Win: Jennifer Lawrence for “American Hustle”
Who Should Win: Lupita Nyong’o for “12 Years a Slave”

Best Director
Who Will Win: Alfonso Cuarón for “Gravity”
Who Should Win: Cuarón

Best Best Original Screenplay
Who Will Win: “American Hustle”
Who Should Win: “Her”

Best Best Adapted Screenplay
Who Will Win: “12 Years a Slave”
Who Should Win: “Before Midnight”

Best Visual Effects
Who Will Win: “Gravity”
Who Should Win: “Gravity”

Best Animated Feature Film
Who Will Win: “Frozen”
Who Should Win: “Frozen”