Arab cinephiles will have three regional films to cheer for when the 86th Academy Awards, the film industry’s highest honors, opens Sunday at a ceremony in Hollywood.
A scene from the Palestinian film “Omar”
“Karama Has No Walls”
- Best Film: 12 Years a Slave (with a possible upstage from Gravity)
- Best Director: Alfonso Cuaron for Gravity
- Best Actress: Cate Blanchett for Blue Jasmine
- Best Actor: Matthew Mcconaughey for Dallas Buyers Club (with a possible surprise win of Leonardo Dicaprio or Chiwetel Ejiofor)
- Best Supporting Actor: Jared Leto for Dallas Buyers Club
- Best Supporting Actress Lupita Nyong'o OR Jennifer Lawrence. “That category is really unpredictable, but my feeling is that Lupita will win,” Abirached said.