Best Male Lead
Will Win - Chris Pratt "Guardians of the Galaxy"
Could Win - Ansel Elgort "The Fault in Our Stars" or Bradley Cooper "American Sniper"
Should Win - Miles Teller "Whiplash" or Channing Tatum "Foxcatcher"
Commentary - American Sniper was a tremendous hit and Bradley Cooper, the only one to crossover with the Oscar Best Actor five, could benefit with a win here. Ansel Elgort is the heartthrob from the YA hit of the year The Fault in Our Stars. But I think that Chris Pratt, who was a breakout star with Guardians of the Galaxy, and has Jurassic World coming up soon, I think that this will be a huge reward for an up and coming movie star, and for a film that is clearly beloved among the populace.
Best Female Lead
Will Win - Shailene Woodley "The Fault in Our Stars"
Could Win - Jennifer Lawrence "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1" or Emma Stone "Birdman"
Should Win - Emma Stone "Birdman", Shailene Woodley "The Fault in Our Stars" and Reese Witherspoon "Wild"
Commentary - A great lineup of talented actresses makes for an interesting race. Kristen Stewart won three in a row, but eventually turned over the reign to Jennifer Lawrence, who could easily make history with a fourth win in a row. And while Birdman might not be the populist film, Emma Stone is certainly a well-liked younger actress with now an Oscar nomination under her belt, and a lot of upset potential. But I think that four in a row for Lawrence seems a bit much (not that I would be surprised), and Stone might need to find a more popular project. I think this is going to be Shailene Woodley's year. She has both The Fault in Our Stars, and the Divergent/Insurgent duo pulling in votes from all corners. She is a popular young star, and she is simply stunning in The Fault in Our Stars. It will be an incredibly close race, but I think Woodley ends Lawrence's reign.