Thursday, February 21, 2013

Final 85th Oscar Predictions

Could my November prediction come true?

Well, the time is finally here. Back in November, I predicted Argo would win 4 Oscars, including Best Picture. It's possible the film will accomplish that after all. Here are my final predictions.

Best Picture:


Will win: Argo
Could win: Lincoln
Should win: Amour

Best Director:


Will win: David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook
Could win: Steven Spielberg, Lincoln
Should win: Michael Haneke, Amour

Best Actor:


Will win: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Could win: Joaquin Phoenix, The Master
Should win: Joaquin Phoenix, The Master

Best Actress:


Will win: Emmanuelle Riva, Amour
Could win: Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Should win: Emmanuelle Riva, Amour

Best Supporting Actor:


Will win: Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln
Could win: Robert De Niro, Silver Linings Playbook
Should win: Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master

Best Supporting Actress:


Will win: Anne Hathaway, Les Misérables
Could win: Sally Field, Lincoln
Should win: Anne Hathaway, Les Misérables

Best Adapted Screenplay:


Will win: Argo
Could win: Lincoln
Should win: Silver Linings Playbook

Best Original Screenplay:


Will win: Amour
Could win: Zero Dark Thirty
Should win: Amour

Best Production Design:


Will win: Les Misérables
Could win: Anna Karenina
Should win: Les Misérables

Best Cinematography:


Will win: Life of Pi
Could win: Skyfall
Should win: Skyfall

Best Costume Design:


Will win: Anna Karenina
Could win: Les Misérables
Should win: Anna Karenina

Best Film Editing:


Will win: Argo
Could win: Zero Dark Thirty
Should win: Zero Dark Thirty

Best Original Score:


Will win: Argo
Could win: Life of Pi
Should win: Argo

Best Original Song:


Will win: "Skyfall" - Skyfall
Could win: "Suddenly" - Les Misérables
Should win: "Skyfall" - Skyfall

Best Makeup and Hairstyling:


Will win: Les Misérables
Could win: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Should win: Les Misérables

Best Sound Mixing:


Will win: Les Misérables
Could win: Skyfall
Should win: Skyfall

Best Sound Editing:


Will win: Life of Pi
Could win: Skyfall
Should win: Zero Dark Thirty

Best Visual Effects:


Will win: Life of Pi
Could win: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Should win: Life of Pi

Best Animated Feature Film:


Will win: Brave
Could win: Wreck-It Ralph
Should win: Wreck-It Ralph

Best Documentary Feature Film:


Will win: Searching for Sugar Man
Could win: The Invisible War

Best Foreign Language Film:


Will win: Amour
Could win: No

Best Live Action Short Film:


Will win: Curfew
Could win: Asad

Best Animated Short Film:


Will win: Paperman
Could win: Adam and Dog

Best Documentary Short Film:


Will win: Inocente
Could win: Open Heart

Predicted Tally:

Argo - 4 wins
Les Misérables - 4 wins
Amour - 3 wins
Life of Pi - 3 wins
Lincoln - 2 wins
Anna Karenina - 1 win
Brave - 1 win
Curfew - 1 win
Inocente - 1 win
Paperman - 1 win
Searching for Sugar Man - 1 win
Silver Linings Playbook - 1 win
Skyfall - 1 win

The Oscars will be presented live on ABC this Sunday, February 24.

12 comments:

  1. Great post, Josh! I won't be watching the Oscars, but no doubt the results will be the first thing I look up online the next morning. Looking forward to seeing how your predictions play out.

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    1. Thanks! Here's hoping for some upsets! :)

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  2. I will disagree with your Director and original screenplay. I think Spielberg will take Director and as much as I love Amour, I think ZDT will take the other one. Lets see who gets these right. :)

    Supporting Actor is kinda up for grabs where pretty much anyone can win. So, there is no wrong answer really but I'll go with Waltz there.

    I am not sure she will but I would LOVE to see Riva win. If not her, Chastain then.

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    1. Haha, you might be right about that. :) I have them in 2nd place.

      Waltz could easily win, but I think De Niro could garner greater support. Jones seems like the most viable option, to me at least.

      Me too! Really hope one of them wins.

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  3. I agree Joaquin Phoenix should win, just can't see it happening. He was robbed for Walk The Line, one of the best performances I can remember in recent years.

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    1. I can't either. :( I love his performance in Walk the Line. Too bad he couldn't join Reese Witherspoon as a winner.

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  4. We're almost completely in line here...I'll be posting mine soon.

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    1. I just hope it's not a predictable ceremony. Bring on the upsets!

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  5. I'd be happy to see that ARGO poster after the Oscar, I'm rooting for that for Best Picture! I'm with Chris about Joaquin's performance in Walk The Line. Can't believe Reese won and he didn't!!

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    1. Yeah, I wish they could've won together. That would've been a great Oscar moment.

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  6. Great picks man. Such a tough year to call. I think the tide has turned on Jones, and either Waltz or Bobby De will take it.

    Also, I don't see Russell nabbing director. But damn, who the hell knows.

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    1. Thanks man. I still think Jones can beat them by a narrow margin, but you might be right.

      Ha! I know, right? Russell might not win, but I'm going with my gut.

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