Monday, February 25, 2013

85th Oscar Winners Announced

Argo won 3 awards, including Best Picture.

Another Oscar season has come and gone, with the frontrunner Argo taking Best Picture. Though the ceremony had its ups and downs (and ran over), I think it went quite smoothly overall. But I don't foresee Seth MacFarlane as next year's host. At least he made Tommy Lee Jones laugh.

The winners turned out to be very predictable (with the exception of a TIE in Best Sound Editing), so a few of my gambles didn't pay off. Check out the winners and how I did with my predictions below.

Best Picture:

Best Director:
Ang Lee, Life of Pi (Predicted David O. Russell)

Best Actor:
Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln

Best Actress:
Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook (Predicted Emmanuelle Riva)

Best Supporting Actor:
Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained (Predicted Tommy Lee Jones)

Best Supporting Actress:
Anne Hathaway, Les Misérables

Best Adapted Screenplay:

Best Original Screenplay:
Django Unchained (Predicted Amour)

Best Production Design:
Lincoln (Predicted Les Misérables)

Best Cinematography:
Life of Pi

Best Costume Design:
Anna Karenina

Best Film Editing:

Best Original Score:
Life of Pi (Predicted Argo)

Best Original Song:
"Skyfall" - Skyfall

Best Makeup and Hairstyling:
Les Misérables

Best Sound Mixing:
Les Misérables

Best Sound Editing:
TIE: Skyfall and Zero Dark Thirty (Predicted Life of Pi)

Best Visual Effects:
Life of Pi

Best Animated Feature Film:

Best Documentary Feature Film:
Searching for Sugar Man

Best Foreign Language Film:

Best Live Action Short Film:

Best Animated Short Film:

Best Documentary Short Film:


Life of Pi - 4 wins
Argo - 3 wins
Les Misérables - 3 wins
Django Unchained - 2 wins
Lincoln - 2 wins
Amour - 1 win
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 - 2 wins
Zero Dark Thirty - 1 win

I finished 18/24 in my predictions, 20/24 with alternates. It's the best I've done since I predicted 19/24 at the 82nd ceremony (when The Hurt Locker won Best Picture). For the past two ceremonies, I predicted only 16/24, so I'm pleased with the results.

In the coming weeks, I'll be posting my first Oscar predictions for next year. Enjoy the off-season everybody!


  1. You did pretty well! I got 17/21 right (didn't do prediction of the short films categories)
    Was surprised Les Mis won for make-up, for me Hobbit deserved that. I think nearly everyone got Production Design wrong! I had David O. Russel and Riva wrong as well.

    1. Thanks, Chris. You did well too, and I don't blame you for not doing the shorts. ;)

      I think Les Mis's win was helped by the name change to "Makeup and Hairstyling". Still, The Hobbit would've been a worthy winner.

      I was convinced Russell and Riva would win. Oh well.

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  3. I don't know how man of my predictions came true but I only cared about ARGO winning and Skyfall for Best Song so I'm glad both won! Oh and Brave also! For the performances, I'm glad Lawrence won though I had predicted Chastain would get it.

    1. Argo and Skyfall were nice wins, as was Lawrence's (even though I'd rank her 5th in the Best Actress category). Chastain would've been a shock to me, but you never know what the Academy might do.

  4. 18/24 ... well done! :-)

    1. Thanks! I'd forgotten how bad I did in the two previous years. :)