Oscar Predictions 2013


Oscars. It’s that time of year again.


1) Tightest Best Picture race in years.

2) Best Director will have an interesting speech.

3) Foreign cinema (bar Amour, of course) has been an off year, whereas American cinema is a winner.

4) Since BAFTA’s, is Best Actress no longer a two horse race?

5) How well will BOTSW perform, considering Academy’s overpouring love?


Anyway, here we go (predictions in BOLD, with runner up in italics):

Best Picture:
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Django Unchained
Les Misérables
Life of Pi
Silver Linings Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty

Best Director: 
Michael Haneke, Amour
Benh Zeitlin, Beasts of the Southern Wild
David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook
Steven SpielbergLincoln
Ang Lee, Life of Pi

Best Actor: 
Joaquin Phoenix, The Master
Denzel Washington, Flight
Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook
Hugh Jackman, Les Misérables
Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln

Best Actress:
Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
Naomi Watts, The Impossible
Emmanuelle Riva, Amour
Quvenzhané WallisBeasts of the Southern Wild

Best Supporting Actor:
Alan Arkin, Argo
Robert De Niro, Silver Linings Playbook
Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained
Tommy Lee Jones
, Lincoln
Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master

Best Supporting Actress: 
Helen Hunt, The Sessions
Jacki Weaver, Silver Linings Playbook
Amy Adams, The Master
Sally Field, Lincoln
Anne Hathaway, Les Misérables 

Adapted Screenplay:
Argo, Chris Terrio
Lincoln, Tony Kushner
Silver Linings Playbook, David O. Russell
Life of Pi, David McGee
Beasts of the Southern Wild, Benh Zeitlin/Lucy Alibar

Original Screenplay:
Zero Dark Thirty, Mark Boal
Django Unchained, Quentin Tarantino
Moonrise Kingdom, Wes Anderson/Roman Coppola
Flight, John Gatins
Amour, Michael Haneke

Best Cinematography:
Lincoln, Janusz Kaminski
Roger Deakins
Life of Pi,
 Claudio Miranda
Django UnchainedRobert Richardson
Anna Karenina, Seamus McGarvey

Best Costume Design:
Mirror Mirror, Eiko Ishioka
Les Misérables, Paco Delgado
Lincoln, Joanna Johnston
Snow White and the Huntsman, Colleen Atwood
Anna Karenina, Jacqueline Durran

Best Production Design:
Life of Pi
Anna Karenina
Les Misérables
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Best Film Editing:
Argo, William Goldenberg
Zero Dark Thirty, William Goldenberg/Dylan Tichenor
Lincoln, Michael Kahn
Life of PiTim Squyres
Silver Linings Playbook, Jay Cassidy/Crispin Struthers

Best Original Score:
John WilliamsLincoln
Argo, Alexandre Desplat
Skyfall, Thomas Newman
Mychael Danna, Life of Pi
Anna Karenina, Dario Marianelli

Best Original Song:
Pi’s Lullaby, Mycheal Danna & Bombay Jayashri (Life of Pi)
Suddenly, Hugh Jackman (Les Misérables)
Everybody Needs a Best Friend, Seth McFarlene (Ted)
Skyfall, Adele (Skyfall)
Before My Time, J. Ralph (Chasing Ice)

Best Documentary Feature:
Searching for Sugar Man
How To Survive A Plague
The Gatekeepers
5 Broken Cameras
The Invisible War

Best Animated Feature:
Wreck-It Ralph
The Pirates! Band of Misfits

Best Foreign Film:
Amour (Austria)
A Royal Affair (Denmark)
Kon-Tiki (Norway)
No (Chile)
War Witch (Canada)

Best Visual Effects:
The Avengers
Snow White and the Huntsman
Life of Pi
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Best Sound Editing:
Django Unchained
Life of Pi
Zero Dark Thirty

Best Sound Mixing:
Life of Pi
Les Misérables

Best Makeup and Hairstyling:
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Les Misérables


According to my predictions, Life of Pi and Les Mis are the big winners with 4 each. Argo just behind with 3. To be frank, these results are unlikely following the award shows disfavour for my big favourties.

Either way, join me Oscar night for a liveblog here at One Room With A View.



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