My Oscar Predictions

Best Picture:

AmourLincoln Movie Poster
Argo
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Django Unchained
Les Miserables
Life of Pi
Lincoln
Silver Linings Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty

*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.

Best Director:Steven Speilberg

Amour
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Life of Pi
Lincoln
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.

Best Actor:Daniel-Day-Lewis-Lincoln

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:

Alan Arkin – Argo
Robert De Niro – Silver Linings Playbook
Philip Semour Hoffman – The MasterLincoln-Tommy-Lee-Jones
Tommy Lee Jones – Lincoln
Christopher Waltz – Django Unchained

*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.

Best Actress:jenniferlawrence

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:

Amy Adams – The Masteranne-hathaway-les-miserables
Sally Field – Lincoln
Anne Hathaway – Les Miserables
Helen Hunt – The Sessions
Jacki Weaver – Silver Linings Playbook

Anne Hathaway is just incredible. She only has 8 minutes to prove herself and stole the show. “I Dreamed a Dream” screams Oscar!

Animated Feature Film:wreckitralph

Brave
Frankenweenie
ParaNorman
The Pirates! Band of Misfits
Wreck-It Ralph

Wreck-It Ralph is heartwarming and adorable. It’s really the only animated film that for me was worth seeing.

Cinematography:

Anna Kareninalifeofpicinemtography
Django Unchained
Life of Pi
Lincoln
Skyfall

I am a huge Anna Karenina film, but if Life of Pi deserves anything its Cinematography and Visual Effects.

Costume Design:annakareninacostume

Anna Karenina
Les Miserables
Lincoln
Mirror Mirror
Snow White and the Huntsman

*Period pieces always win so go Anna Karenina!

Documentary Feature:

5 Broken Camerassearchingforsugarman
The Gatekeepers
How to Survive a Plague
The Invisible War
Searching for Sugar Man

*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:

InocenteInocente_Documentary
Kings Point
Mondays at Racine
Open Heart
Redemption

*Haven’t seen any of them besides previews.

Film Editing:

ArgoArgoposter
Life of Pi
Lincoln
Silver Linings Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty

*William Goldbenberg is double nominated for Argo & Zero Dark Thirty. He has good odds.

Foreign Language Film:

Amour
Kon-TikiAmour
No
A Royal Affair
War Witch

*Amour is my pick. Plan and simple if you get nominated for Best Picture than you have to win the Foreign Film category.

Makeup and Hairstyling:hobbitmakeup

Hitchcock
The Hobbit
Les Miserables

*I think Les Miserables can do no wrong, but the Hobbit deserves some love.

Original Score:

Anna Kareninalincolnoriginalscore
Argo
Life of Pi
Lincoln
Skyfall

*I love Anna Karenina and the music, but the music in Lincoln pulls you through the movie.

Original Song:skyfall

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.

Production Design:

Anna Kareninaproductionstage
The Hobbit
Les Miserables
Life of Pi
Lincoln

*Anna Karenina was in between a theater piece and a movie. The set is wonderfully done.

Short Film (Animated):paperman

Adam and Dog
Fresh Guacamole
Head over Heels
Maggie Simpson in “The Longest Daycare”
Paperman

*Paperman is the only one I’ve seen and its adorable.

Short Film (Live Action):curfewposter

Asad
Buzkashi Boys
Curfew
Death of a Shadow
Henry

*Haven’t seen them besides the previews, but Curfew has the most buzz.

Sound Editing:

django-unchainedArgo
Django Unchained
Life of Pi
Skyfall
Zero Dark Thirty

*I loved the music is Django and it deserves some love.

Sound Mixing:Les Miserables Movie Poster

Argo
Les Miserables
Life of Pi
Lincoln
Skyfall

*I think all musicals should win any sound and music categories.

Visual Effects:

The Hobbit
Life of Pilifeofpi
Marvel’s the Avengers
Prometheus
Snow White and the Huntsman

*Life of Pi is beautiful in the same way Hugo was.

Adapted Screenplay:

Argo
Beasts of the Southern WildJENNIFER LAWRENCE and BRADLEY COOPER star in SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK
Life of Pi
Lincoln
Silver Linings Playbook

*Silver Linings Playbook is beautifully done and it makes me want to read the book now.

Original Screenplay:django-unchained-poster

Amour
Django Unchained
Flight
Moonrise Kingdom
Zero Dark Thirty

*This is the category for Quentin even though Moonrise Kingdom is wonderful.

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3 thoughts on “My Oscar Predictions

    • I wouldn’t be surprised if Argo takes it especially will all the recent awards, but I just can’t see the Academy awarding the best picture to a movie that wasn’t even nominated best director (which should have been). Well see on Sunday, the Academy has surprised me before!

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