Monday, February 25, 2013

Oscars 2013: My Final Predictions


These are my final Oscars 2013 predictions. There have been some changes after thinking about the nominees and with relevant recent news affecting the probabilities of winning for each nominee. The window for voting by Academy members has closed on Tuesday 19 February. The winners are now locked as vote counting begins. This list is final and no changes will be made once it is published. 





















** - Winner!

Accuracy: 16/21 (76%) or 19/21 (90%) including dark horse.

My Official Oscars 2013 Predictions:

BEST PICTURE
Amour
**Argo WILL WIN!
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Django Unchained
Les Miserables
Life of Pi
Lincoln DARK HORSE!
Silver Linings Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty

BEST DIRECTOR
Michael Haneke (Amour)
**Lee Ang (Life of Pi) DARK HORSE!
David O. Russell (Silver Linings Playbook)
Steven Spielberg (Lincoln) WILL WIN!
Benh Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild)

BEST LEADING ACTOR
Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook)
**Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln) WILL WIN!
Hugh Jackman (Les Miserables)
Joaquin Phoenix (The Master) DARK HORSE!
Denzel Washington (Flight)

BEST LEADING ACTRESS
Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty)
**Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook) WILL WIN!
Emmanuelle Riva (Amour) DARK HORSE!
Quvenzhane Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild)
Naomi Watts (The Impossible)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Alan Arkin (Argo)
Robert De Niro (Silver Linings Playbook)
Phillip Seymour Hoffman (The Master)
Tommy Lee Jones (Lincoln) DARK HORSE!
**Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained) WILL WIN!

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Amy Adams (The Master)
Sally Field (Lincoln) DARK HORSE!
**Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables) WILL WIN!
Helen Hunt (The Sessions)
Jacki Weaver (Silver Linings Playbook)

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Michael Haneke (Amour)
**Quentin Tarantino (Django Unchained) WILL WIN!
John Gatins (Flight)
Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola (Moonrise Kingdom)
Mark Boal (Zero Dark Thirty) DARK HORSE!

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
**Chris Terrio (Argo)
Lucy Alibar & Benh Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild)
David Magee (Life of Pi)
Tony Kushner (Lincoln)
WILL WIN!
David O. Russell (Silver Linings Playbook)
DARK HORSE!

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Seamus McGarvey (Anna Karenina)
Robert Richardson (Django Unchained)
**Claudio Miranda (Life of Pi) WILL WIN!
Janusz Kaminski (Lincoln)
Roger Deakins (Skyfall) DARK HORSE!

BEST FILM EDITING
**William Goldenberg (Argo) WILL WIN!
Tim Squyres (Life of Pi)
Michael Kahn (Lincoln)
Jay Cassidy & Crispin Struthers (Silver Linings Playbook)
William Goldenberg & Dylan Tichenor (Zero Dark Thirty)
DARK HORSE!

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
**Lincoln
Life of Pi DARK HORSE!
Les Miserables
Anna Karenina WILL WIN!

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
**Anna Karenina WILL WIN!
Les Miserables DARK HORSE!
Lincoln
Mirror Mirror
Snow White and the Huntsman

BEST MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING
Hitchcock
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey WILL WIN!
**Les Miserables DARK HORSE!

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
The Avengers
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
**Life of Pi
WILL WIN!
Prometheus
DARK HORSE!
Snow White and the Huntsman

BEST SOUND MIXING
Argo
**Les Miserables
WILL WIN!
Life of Pi DARK HORSE!
Lincoln
Skyfall

BEST SOUND EDITING
Argo
Django Unchained
Life of Pi
WILL WIN!
**Skyfall
DARK HORSE!
**Zero Dark Thirty

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
Dario Marianelli (Anna Karenina)
Alexander Desplat (Argo)
DARK HORSE!
**Mychael Danna (Life of Pi) WILL WIN!
John Williams (Lincoln)
Thomas Newman (Skyfall)

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
"Before My Time" - Chasing Ice
"Suddenly" - Les Miserables
"Pi's Lullaby" - Life of Pi
DARK HORSE!
**"Skyfall" – Skyfall
WILL WIN!
"Everybody Needs a Best Friend" - Ted

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
**Amour (Dir. Michael Haneke, Austria) WILL WIN!
War Witch (Dir. Kim Nguyen, Canada) DARK HORSE!
No (Dir. Pablo Larrain, Chile)
A Royal Affair (Dir. Nikolaj Arcel, Denmark)
Kon-Tiki (Dir. Joachim Ronning & Espen Sandberg, Norway)

BEST ANIMATED FILM
**Brave (Dir. Mark Andrews & Brenda Chapman) WILL WIN!
Frankenweenie (Dir. Tim Burton)
ParaNorman (Dir. Sam Fell & Chris Butler)
The Pirates! Band of Misfits (Dir. Peter Lord)
Wreck-It Ralph (Dir. Rich Moore)
DARK HORSE!

BEST DOCUMENTARY
5 Broken Cameras (Dir. Emad Burnat & Guy Davidi)
The Gatekeepers (Dir. Dror Moreh)
How to Survive a Plague (Dir. David France)
The Invisible War (Dir. Kirby Dick)
DARK HORSE!
**Searching for Sugar Man (Dir. Malik Bendjelloul) WILL WIN!

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