Oscar Predictions 2013

Oscar nominations are Thursday, January 10, this year. One thing I don't think anyone can deny is that 2012 was a great year for movies, certainly a much better one than 2011. As I do every year, below, I've taken a stab at predicting all 24 categories presented by the Academy Awards.


  • We still don't know quite how many Best Picture nominees we'll have. Many seem to think it will fall somewhere between 7 and 10. Personally, I feel like 8 will be the magic number.
  • Best Actress is really competitive this year. We could possibly have our youngest nominee in this category (ever!), and/or two ladies who appeared in foreign films.
  • I think Best Supporting Actor will reveal a surprise nominee that no one else (as far as I can tell) is predicting. Think Mark Wahlberg making the cut over the highly-favored Jack Nicholson for The Departed. . .
  • Despite all the money they both made, I don't think we'll be seeing much of The Avengers or The Dark Knight Rises here. Skyfall, however, is another story.


Here's the predicted tally:

  • 11 NOMINATIONS: Lincoln
  • 9 NOMINATIONS: Django Unchained; Les Miserables
  • 7 NOMINATIONS: Life of Pi; Zero Dark Thirty
  • 6 NOMINATIONS: Argo; The Master
  • 4 NOMINATIONS: Silver Linings Playbook
  • 3 NOMINATIONS: Anna Karenina; The Hobbit; Skyfall
  • 2 NOMINATIONS: Amour; Beasts of the Southern Wild; Hitchcock; The Sessions




BEST PICTURE

  • ARGO
  • BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD
  • DJANGO UNCHAINED
  • LES MISERABLES
  • LIFE OF PI
  • LINCOLN
  • SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK
  • ZERO DARK THIRTY




BEST DIRECTOR

  • ARGO (Ben Affleck)
  • DJANGO UNCHAINED (Quentin Tarantino)
  • LES MISERABLES (Tom Hooper)
  • LINCOLN (Steven Spielberg)
  • ZERO DARK THIRTY (Kathryn Bigelow)




BEST ACTOR

  • Daniel Day-Lewis LINCOLN
  • John Hawkes THE SESSIONS
  • Hugh Jackman LES MISERABLES
  • Joaquin Phoenix THE MASTER
  • Denzel Washington FLIGHT




BEST ACTRESS

  • Jessica Chastain ZERO DARK THIRTY
  • Marion Cotillard RUST AND BONE
  • Jennifer Lawrence SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK
  • Helen Mirren HITCHCOCK
  • Naomi Watts THE IMPOSSIBLE




BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

  • Alan Arkin ARGO
  • Robert De Niro SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman THE MASTER
  • Samuel L. Jackson DJANGO UNCHAINED
  • Tommy Lee Jones LINCOLN




BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

  • Amy Adams THE MASTER
  • Sally Field LINCOLN
  • Anne Hathaway LES MISERABLES
  • Helen Hunt THE SESSIONS
  • Nicole Kidman THE PAPERBOY




BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

  • AMOUR (Michael Haneke)
  • DJANGO UNCHAINED (Quentin Tarantino)
  • THE MASTER (Paul Thomas Anderson)
  • MOONRISE KINGDOM (Wes Anderson; Roman Coppola)
  • ZERO DARK THIRTY (Mark Boal)




BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

  • ARGO (Chris Terrio)
  • LIFE OF PI (David Magee)
  • LINCOLN (Tony Kushner)
  • THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER (Stephen Chobsky)
  • SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK (David O. Russell)




BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

  • BRAVE
  • FRANKENWEENIE
  • PARANORMAN
  • RISE OF THE GUARDIANS
  • WRECK-IT RALPH




BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

  • CHASING ICE
  • THE GATEKEEPERS
  • THE IMPOSTER
  • THE INVISIBLE WAR
  • SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN




BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT

  • THE EDUCATION OF MOHAMMAD HUSSEIN
  • INOCENTE
  • MONDAYS AT RACINE
  • OPEN HEART
  • REDEMPTION




BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

  • AMOUR - Austria
  • THE INTOUCHABLES - France
  • KON-TIKI - Norway
  • A ROYAL AFFAIR - Denmark
  • SISTER - Switzerland




BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

  • ANNA KARENINA
  • THE DEEP BLUE SEA
  • LIFE OF PI
  • LINCOLN
  • THE MASTER




BEST COSTUME DESIGN

  • ANNA KARENINA
  • DJANGO UNCHAINED
  • LES MISERABLES
  • LINCOLN
  • MIRROR MIRROR




BEST FILM EDITING

  • ARGO
  • DJANGO UNCHAINED
  • LES MISERABLES
  • THE MASTER
  • ZERO DARK THIRTY



BEST MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING

  • HITCHCOCK
  • THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY
  • LINCOLN




BEST MUSIC SCORE

  • ARGO
  • BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD
  • HITCHCOCK
  • LIFE OF PI
  • LINCOLN




BEST ORIGINAL SONG

  • "Hashishet Albi" - WHERE DO WE GO NOW?
  • "Not Running Anymore" - STAND UP GUYS
  • "Skyfall" - SKYFALL
  • "Still Alive" - PAUL WILLIAMS: STILL ALIVE
  • "Suddenly" - LES MISERABLES



BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

  • ANNA KARENINA
  • DJANGO UNCHAINED
  • THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY
  • LES MISERABLES
  • LINCOLN




BEST SHORT FILM (Animated)

  • ADAM AND DOG
  • FRESH GUACAMOLE
  • HEAD OVER HEELS
  • PAPERMAN
  • TRAM




BEST SHORT FILM (Live Action)

  • A FABRICA (THE FACTORY)
  • ASAD
  • CURFEW
  • DEATH OF A SHADOW (DOOD VON EEN SCHADUW)
  • WHEN YOU FIND ME




BEST SOUND EDITING

  • THE DARK KNIGHT RISES
  • DJANGO UNCHAINED
  • LIFE OF PI
  • SKYFALL
  • ZERO DARK THIRTY




BEST SOUND MIXING

  • DJANGO UNCHAINED
  • LES MISERABLES
  • LIFE OF PI
  • SKYFALL
  • ZERO DARK THIRTY




BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

  • CLOUD ATLAS
  • THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY
  • JOHN CARTER
  • LIFE OF PI
  • MARVEL'S THE AVENGERS




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