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And the Oscar goes to…(My 2013 Predictions)

February 24, 2013

Alright! This is it. The countdown clock reads less than 12 hours to go until the culmination of this year’s award season is finally here: The OSCARS!oscars

Hosted by Seth MacFarlane, all eyes are on Hollywood tonight as the stars receive little statues of golden men named “Oscar” from other stars for their achievements in film over 2012.

Views range back and forth about the Oscars. Some call them pretentious and superfluous while others call them the most important acknowledgement of a filmmaker’s career. Regardless of your own view, one thing is certain: it’s fun to see who wins!130110_oscars

It’s also fun to predict who wins! Below are my predictions for this year’s winners. Check them out. Call me “crazy,” call me “spot on,” leave your own predictions and have fun!

Note: these are my predictions for today’s winners (in BLUE), followed by my preferred winner (in Red) for each category! (if my preference and my prediction are one in the same, the color will be Gold.)

Best Writing-Original ScreenplayMoonrise-Kingdom-Trailer

  • Amour
  • Django Unchained
  • Flight
  • Moonrise Kingdom
  • Zero Dark Thirty

Best Writing-Adapted ScreenplayTHE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK

  • Argo
  • Beasts of the Southern Wild
  • Life of Pi
  • Lincoln
  • Silver Linings Playbook

Best Visual EffectsLife-of-Pi-Bioluminescent-Water

  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
  • Life of Pi
  • Marvel’s The Avengers
  • Prometheus
  • Snow White and the Huntsman

Best Sound MixingDjango Unchained

  • Argo
  • Les Misérables
  • Life of Pi
  • Lincoln
  • Skyfall

Best Sound Editing

  • Argo
  • Django Unchained
  • Life of Pi
  • Skyfall
  • Zero Dark Thirty

Best Short Film-Live Action
paperman

  • Asad
  • Buzkashi Boys
  • Curfew
  • Death of a Shadow
  • Henry

Best Short Film-Animatedanna

  • Adam and Dog
  • Fresh Guacamole
  • Head over Heels
  • The Longest Daycare
  • Paperman

Best Production Designskyfall

  • Anna Karenina
  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
  • Les Misérables
  • Life of Pi
  • Lincoln

Best Music-Original Songlincoln

  • “Before My Time” (Chasing Ice)
  • “Everybody Needs a Best Friend” (Ted)
  • “Pi’s Lullaby” (Life of Pi)
  • “Skyfall” (Skyfall)
  • “Suddenly” (Les Misérables)

Best Music-Original ScoreLes_Miserables

  • Anna Karenina
  • Argo
  • Life of Pi
  • Lincoln
  • Skyfall

Best Makeup and Hairstylingzerodarkthirty

  • Hitchcock
  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
  • Les Misérables

Best Foreign Language Filmargo1

  • Amour
  • Kon-Tiki
  • No
  • A Royal Affair
  • War Witch

Best Film Editingamour

  • Argo
  • Life of Pi
  • Lincoln
  • Silver Linings Playbook
  • Zero Dark Thirty

Best Documentary Short (My best guess due to my ignorance of the nominees)

  • Inocente
  • Kings Point
  • Mondays at Racine
  • Open Heart
  • Redemption

Best Documentary FeatureAVENGERS-together-photo

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

Best Directing(Quvenzhzé Wallis)

  • Amour (Michael Haneke)
  • Beasts of the Southern Wild (Benh Zeitlin)
  • Life of Pi (Ang Lee)
  • Lincoln (Steven Spielberg)
  • Silver Linings Playbook (David O. Russell)

Best Costume Designmirromirror

  • Anna Karenina
  • Les Misérables
  • Lincoln
  • Mirror Mirror
  • Snow White and the Huntsman

Best CinematographyFrankenweenie

  • Anna Karenina
  • Django Unchained
  • Life of Pi
  • Lincoln
  • Skyfall

Best Animated Feature Film

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

Best Actress in a Supporting Rolethe-master-image

  • Amy Adams (The Master)
  • Sally Field (Lincoln)
  • Anne Hathaway (Les Misérables)
  • Helen Hunt (The Sessions)
  • Jacki Weaver (Silver Linings Playbook)

Best Actor in a Supporting RoleThe Impossible

  • Alan Arkin (Argo)
  • Robert De Niro (Silver Linings Playbook)
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman (The Master)
  • Tommy Lee Jones (Lincoln)
  • Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained)

Best Actress in a Leading Role

  • Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty)
  • Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook)
  • Emmanuelle Riva (Amour)
  • Quvenzhané Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild)
  • Naomi Watts (The Impossible)

Best Actor in a Leading Roleflight-denzel-court-full2

  • Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook)
  • Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln)
  • Hugh Jackman (Les Misérables)
  • Joaquin Phoenix (The Master)
  • Denzel Washington (Flight)

Best Picturehitchcock

  • Amour
  • Argo
  • Beasts of the Southern Wild
  • Django Unchained
  • Les Misérables
  • Life of Pi
  • Lincoln
  • Silver Linings Playbook
  • Zero Dark Thirty

Well, those are my humble thoughts, predictions and preferences. I may end up completely wrong and that’s okay. It’s what makes this fun! Share yours in the comment section!

silverliningsplaybookCongratulations once again for all of the nominees and soon to be winners. Don’t forget to check out those that didn’t get nominated that I feel were snubbed in my contribution to the 31 Days of Oscar Blogathon HERE.2013-oscar-poster

Thanks for reading! Enjoy the Oscars!

T, The Focused Filmgrapher

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9 Comments leave one →
  1. February 24, 2013 9:23 am

    Good picks. I hope the Oscars will try to do something interesting tonight, like maybe throw a curve and give Riva Best Actress, which would be great.

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  2. February 24, 2013 10:55 am

    Interesting, the only category where our predictions deviate significantly is Best Actress…I’m 99% sure Jennifer Lawrence is going to win.

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  3. February 24, 2013 11:41 am

    I really want Argo to win Best Picture but I am not sure how highly the Academy rate it? I mean, it’s won awards all over the place on the build up to the ceremony but with Affleck not being recognised in the director category (his direction being one of the biggest contributors to the overall quality of the film) then the Academy may not recognise it with a win.

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  4. bdgill12 permalink
    February 24, 2013 3:27 pm

    Great picks, T! You took a few more chances than I did. Rooting hard for Chastain but I think she’s been overtaken by Lawrence. And as long as Les Mis doesn’t win BP I can’t be upset in that category.

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  5. February 25, 2013 4:09 am

    Some good picks there T. I was pleased to see Daniel Day-Lewis win for Best Actor though. He’s terrific in everything he does. Having said that, I don’t think he won for Gangs of New York – he could have had 4 or 5 Best Actor Oscars by now if the voting had been a little kinder.

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  6. jackdeth72 permalink
    February 25, 2013 8:11 am

    Hi, Terrence and company:

    Some very good and well defended choices on your list.

    The Academy went with “safe” selections that did not surprise many. What is left of Hollywood is dead set in its campaign to make uber mediocre actress Anne Hathaway the next Meryl Streep. Though she certainly doesn’t deserve it. While grooming Ben Affleck for bigger, though not necessarily better things. ‘Argo’ is a decent enough film. It plays fast and loose with the facts, aided by exceptional writing and a superlative cast. Though falls short of Best Picture Oscar worthiness.

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  7. March 1, 2013 7:19 pm

    Thanks everyone for chiming in on my Oscar predictions. it was, as always, quite fun sharing with you and reading your thoughts!

    I often wish the Oscars could return to the prestigious non-popularity event we like to think of it as. Perhaps one day.

    thank you again!

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