Final Oscar predictions: Who will win, who should win.

These are my final picks for the 2013 Academy Awards ceremony!

Best Picture:
AMOUR
ARGO
BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD
DJANGO UNCHAINED
LES MISERABLES
LINCOLN
LIFE OF PI
SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK
ZERO DARK THIRTY

Who will and should win: Argo


Best Director:
Michael Haneke, AMOUR
Benh Zeitlin, BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD
Ang Lee, LIFE OF PI
Steven Spielberg, LINCOLN
David O. Russell, SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK

Who will and should win: David O. Russell.
This is actually really hard to predict. Since they didn't nominate Ben Affleck, I see SLP as the best film in this category. But, I have a feeling Michael Haneke could be a hit with the Academy, or Steven Spielberg. Either way, this is pretty open



Best Actress:
Emmanuelle Riva, AMOUR
Quvenzhané Wallis, BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD
Naomi Watts, THE IMPOSSIBLE
Jennifer Lawrence, SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK
Jessica Chastain, ZERO DARK THIRTY

Who will and should win: Jennifer Lawrence.
After Emmanuelle Riva won the BAFTA, I can no longer say that Lawrence has this in the bag. Or that it is only between her and Chastain. Things just got interesting in this one.


Best Actor:
Denzel Washington, FLIGHT
Hugh Jackman, LES MISERABLES
Daniel Day-Lewis, LINCOLN
Joaquin Phoenix, THE MASTER
Bradley Cooper, SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK

Who will and should win:Daniel Day-Lewis
Shoe in, next.


Best Supporting Actress:
Anne Hathaway, LES MISERABLES
Sally Field, LINCOLN
Amy Adams, THE MASTER
Helen Hunt, THE SESSIONS
Jacki Weaver, SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK

Who will and should win: Anne Hathaway
Shoe in #2, next


Best Supporting Actor:
Alan Arkin, ARGO
Christoph Waltz, DJANGO UNCHAINED
Tommy Lee Jones, LINCOLN
Phillip Seymour Hoffman, THE MASTER
Robert DeNiro, SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK

Who will and should win: Christoph Waltz
I won't say this is a total lock yet, but I'd like to see him win. I wouldn't complain if Hoffman won either


Best Original Screenplay:
AMOUR
DJANGO UNCHAINED
FLIGHT
MOONRISE KINGDOM
ZERO DARK THIRTY

Who will and should win: Django Unchained


Best Adapted Screenplay:
ARGO

BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD
LIFE OF PI
LINCOLN
SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK

Who will win: Argo
Who should win: Silver Linings Playbook
It's not that Argo doesn't deserve to win, I just like SLP a little, tiny bit more. Which is weird because I still want Argo win Best Picture over all. I'm fickle with these two.

Best Animtaed Feature:
BRAVE
FRANKENWEENIE
PARANORMAN
THE PIRATES: BAND OF MISFITS
WRECK-IT RALPH

Who will and should win: Brave
Best Foreign Language Feature:
AMOUR
KON TIKI
NO
REBELLE (WAR WITCH)
A ROYALE AFFAIR

Who will and should win: Amour

Best Cinematography:
ANNA KARENINA
DJANGO UNCHAINED
LIFE OF PI
LINCOLN
SKYFALL

Who will win: Django Unchained
Who should win: Skyfall
Love them both, but Skyfall was so beautiful.
Best Costume Design:
ANNA KARENINA
LES MISERABLES
LINCOLN
MIRROR MIRROR
SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN

Who will and should win: Anna Karenina


Best Documentary:
5 BROKEN CAMERAS
THE GATEKEEPERS
HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE
THE INVISIBLE WAR
SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN

Who will and should win: How To Survive a Plague


Best Editing:
ARGO
LIFE OF PI
LINCOLN
SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK
ZERO DARK THIRTY

Who will and should win: Argo


Best Original Score:
ARGO
ANNA KARENINA
LIFE OF PI
LINCOLN
SKYFALL

Who will win: Argo
Who should win: Skyfall, just for the hook that plays when he realizes his car has just been blown up. That was fucking hysterical.


Best Original Song:
“Before My Time” – CHASING ICE
“Everybody Needs a Best Friend” – TED
“Pi’s Lullaby” – LIFE OF PI
“Skyfall” – SKYFALL
“Suddenly” – LES MISERABLES

Who will and should win: Skyfall


Best Sound Editing:
ARGO
DJANGO UNCHAINED
LIFE OF PI
SKYFALL
ZERO DARK THIRTY

Who will and should win: Skyfall

Best Sound Mixing:
ARGO
LES MISERABLES
LIFE OF PI
LINCOLN
SKYFALL

Who will and should win: Argo



Best Visual Effects:
THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY
LIFE OF PI
THE AVENGERS
PROMETHEUS
SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN
Who will win: Life of Pi
Who should win: The Avengers
If The Dark Knight Rises can't get nominated anywhere, I want the other awesome comic book movie to get some love.

Best Makeup and Hairstyling:
HITCHCOCK
THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY
LES MISERABLES

Who will win: Les MiserablesWho should win: The Hobbit



Best Documentary Short:
INOCENTE
KINGS POINT
MONDAYS AT RACINE
OPEN HEART
REDEMPTION

Random Guess:  Inocente

Best Animated Short:
ADAM AND DOG
FRESH GUACAMOLE
HEAD OVER HEELS
MAGGIE SIMPSON IN “THE LONGEST DAYCARE”
PAPERMAN

Random Guess: Maggie Simpson

Best Live Action Short:
ASAD
BUZKASHI BOYS
CURFEW
DEATH OF A SHADOW
HENRY

Random Guess: Henry

1 comment:

  1. Interesting picks. Nice to see someone else predicting David O. Russell for Director and Argo for Original Score.

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