*Lincoln is the safe bet and is a truly remarkable film. Silver Linings is heartwarming and has the Weinstein effect. Argo is sweeping the awards even without the director nod, but I don’t think the Academy is going to snub itself. Les Miserables is my personal favorite, but I am just a musical junkie.
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Life of Pi
Silver Linings Playbook
*Spielberg has an unfair relationship with the Academy, but this could be his year. Its a shame Ben Affleck didn’t get a nomination because its truly original work.
Bradley Cooper – Silver Linings Playbook
Daniel-Day Lewis – Lincoln
Hugh Jackman – Les Miserables
Joaquin Phoenix – The Master
Denzel Washington – Flight
*No other actor has a shot. This is Daniel-Day Lewis year. Welcome home number three.
Best Actor in a Supporting Role:
*Very tough category. I love Tommy Lee Jones in Lincoln. He brought an emotional level that was needed and he had a tear jerking speech (Academy swoon). Philip Semour Hoffman was also incredible, but the Master is just a misunderstood film. I still don’t get it. I love Christopher Waltz, but its the same acting as Inglorious Bastards.
Jessica Chastain – Zero Dark Thirty
Jennifer Lawrence – Silver Linings Playbook
Emmanuelle Riva – Amour
Quvenzhane Wallis – Beasts of the Southern Wild
Naomi Watts – The Impossible
Another tough category. Jennifer Lawrence made Silver Linings Playbook. It wouldn’t have been the same without her.
Best Actress in a Supporting Role:
Anne Hathaway is just incredible. She only has 8 minutes to prove herself and stole the show. “I Dreamed a Dream” screams Oscar!
The Pirates! Band of Misfits
Wreck-It Ralph is heartwarming and adorable. It’s really the only animated film that for me was worth seeing.
I am a huge Anna Karenina film, but if Life of Pi deserves anything its Cinematography and Visual Effects.
Snow White and the Huntsman
*Period pieces always win so go Anna Karenina!
*Only seen 4/5 (The Gatekeepers) and I enjoyed 5 Broken Cameras and Searching for Sugar Man. Either could take it, but Searching for Sugar Man is lighthearted and a inspiring story.
Documentary Short Subject:
*Haven’t seen any of them besides previews.
*William Goldbenberg is double nominated for Argo & Zero Dark Thirty. He has good odds.
Foreign Language Film:
*Amour is my pick. Plan and simple if you get nominated for Best Picture than you have to win the Foreign Film category.
*I think Les Miserables can do no wrong, but the Hobbit deserves some love.
*I love Anna Karenina and the music, but the music in Lincoln pulls you through the movie.
Before My Time – Chasing Ice
Everybody Needs a Best Friend – Ted
Pi’s Lullaby – Life of Pi
Skyfall – Skyfall
Suddenly – Les Miserables
*Adele wins everything, enough said.
*Anna Karenina was in between a theater piece and a movie. The set is wonderfully done.
Adam and Dog
Head over Heels
Maggie Simpson in “The Longest Daycare”
*Paperman is the only one I’ve seen and its adorable.
Death of a Shadow
*Haven’t seen them besides the previews, but Curfew has the most buzz.
*I loved the music is Django and it deserves some love.
Life of Pi
*I think all musicals should win any sound and music categories.
*Life of Pi is beautiful in the same way Hugo was.
*Silver Linings Playbook is beautifully done and it makes me want to read the book now.
Zero Dark Thirty
*This is the category for Quentin even though Moonrise Kingdom is wonderful.
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