Early Oscars 2013 Predictions

Well, almost every category… Every week (or so) from today until the Oscar Nominations are announced on Thursday, January 10, 2013, I will update predictions in every category of the Academy Awards. These are my best guesses based on my own assessments and buzz around the awards world.

Note: Films or people above the stars are my predictions as of today. These updates will also be on the sidebar.

Please check out the “Oscars” section for more detailed, in-progress write-ups about each award.

And now then:

Best Picture:
Argo
Silver Linings Playbook
The Master
Moonrise Kingdom
Lincoln
Les Misérables
Amour
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Django Unchained
Life of Pi
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Anna Karenina
Promised Land
The Impossible
Flight
Zero Dark Thirty

Best Director:
Ben Affleck, Argo
Paul Thomas Anderson, The Master
Steven Spielberg, Lincoln
Michael Haneke, Amour
Tom Hooper, Les Misérables
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David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook
Benh Zeitlin, Beasts of the Southern Wild
Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained

Best Actor
Joaquin Phoenix, The Master
Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master

Ben Affleck, Argo
John Hawkes, The Sessions
Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
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Denzel Washington, Flight

Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook
Bill Murray, Hyde Parks on Hudson
Matt Damon, Promised Land

Best Actress:
Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Quvenzhané Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild
Emmanuelle Riva, Amour
Marion Cotillard, Rust & Bone
Michelle Williams, Take This Waltz
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Naomi Watts, The Impossible
Keira Knightley, Anna Karenina
Amy Adams, Trouble with the Curve

Best Supporting Actor:
Alan Arkin, Argo
Dwight Henry, Beasts of the Southern Wild
Robert De Niro, Silver Linings Playbook
Leonardo DiCaprio, Django Unchained
William H. Macy, The Sessions
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Matthew McConaughey, Magic Mike
Hal Hobrook, Promised Land
James Gandolfini, Killing Them Softly

Best Supporting Actress:
Anne Hathaway, The Dark Knight Rises
Nicole Kidman, The Paperboy
Ann Dowd, Compliance
Helen Hunt, The Sessions
Maggie Smith, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
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Amy Adams, The Master
Anne Hathaway, Les Misérables
Sally Field, Lincoln

Adapted Screenplay:
Argo, Chris Terrio
Lincoln, Tony Kushner/John Logan/Paul Webb
Silver Linings Playbook, David O. Russell
Les Misérables, William Nicholson
The Sessions, Ben Lewin
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Life of Pi, David Magee
On the Road, Jose Rivera
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Ol Parker

Original Screenplay:
The Master, Paul Thomas Anderson
Django Unchained, Quentin Tarantino
Flight, John Gatins
Moonrise Kingdom, Wes Anderson/Roman Coppola
Amour, Michael Haneke
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Seven Psychopaths, Martin McDonaugh
Take This Waltz, Sarah Polley
Zero Dark Thirty, Mark Boal

Best Cinematography: 
Lincoln, Janusz Kaminski
The Dark Knight Rises, Wally Pfister
The Master, Mihai Milaimare Jr.
Anna Karenina, Seamus McGarvey
Argo, Rodrigo Prieto
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Les Misérables, Danny Cohen
Skyfall, Roger Deakins
Django Unchained, Robert Richardson

Costume Design:
Mirror Mirror, Eiko Ishioka
The Master, Mark Bridges
Lincoln, Joanna Johnston
Django Unchained, Sharen Davis
Snow White and the Huntsman, Colleen Atwood
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Les Misérables, Paco Delgado
On the Road, Danny Glicker
Anna Karenina, Jacqueline Durran

Best Production Design:
Lincoln
Life of Pi
Anna Karenina
Les Misérables
Cloud Atlas
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Django Unchained
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
The Master

Best Film Editing:
Argo, William Goldenberg
Zero Dark Thirty, Dylan Tichenor
Lincoln, Michael Kahn
Skyfall, Stuart Baird
The Master, Peter McNulty
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Life of Pi, Tim Squyres
Silver Linings Playbook, Jay Cassidy/Crispin Struthers
Beasts of the Southern Wild, Crockett Doob/Alfonso Gonclaves

Best Original Score:
John Williams, Lincoln
Argo, Alexandre Desplat
The Master, Jonny Greenwood
On the Road, Gustavo Santaolella
Anna Karenina, Dario Marianelli
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Silver Linings Playbook, Danny Elfman
Cloud Atlas, Tom Twyker/Reinhold Heil
Beasts of the Southern Wild, Benh Zeitlin/Dan Romer

Best Original Song:
Strange Love, Karen O (Frankenweenie)
Midnight Run, Willie Nelson (Lawless)
Celebrate, Jennifer Hudson/Whitney Houston (Sparkle)
Skyfall, Adele (Skyfall)
Learn Me Right, Birdy/Mumford and Sons (Brave)
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Everybody Needs a Friend, Norah Jones (Ted)
Suddenly, Les Misérables (Hugh Jackman)
Fire in the Blood, The Bootleggers/Emmylou Harris (Lawless)

Best Documentary Feature:
Searching for Sugar Man
Jiro Dreams of Sushi
Marley
Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry
Invisible War
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The Queen of Versailles
Central Park Five
Bully
West of Memphis

Best Animated Feature:
Paranorman
Frankenweenie
Brave
Rise of the Guardians
The Lorax
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From Up on Poppy Hill
The Rabbi’s Cat
The Pirates! Band of Misfits

Best Foreign Film:
Amour (Austria)
The Intouchables (France)
Beyond the Hills (Romania)
War Witch (Canada)
Barbara (Germany)
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Pieta (South Korea)
The Hypnotist (Sweden)
Our Children (Belgium)

Best Visual Effects:
Prometheus
The Avengers
Cloud Atlas
Life of Pi
The Dark Knight Rises
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Flight
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Looper

Best Sound Editing:
The Avengers
Zero Dark Thirty
The Dark Knight Rises
Flight
Prometheus
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Cloud Atlas
Django Unchained
Les Misérables

Best Sound Mixing:
Zero Dark Thirty
Dark Knight Rises
Les Misérables
The Avengers
Prometheus
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Cloud Atlas
Skyfall
Django Unchained

Best Makeup:
Men in Black 3
Lincoln
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
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Looper
Dark Shadows
Snow White and the Huntsman

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One Response to Early Oscars 2013 Predictions

  1. Linda Palmer says:

    What do you think of the five songs from the romantic comedy, “Halloween Party” that are in contention? Voodoo, Eyes, Read The Book, My Mama Warned Me, Monster Party? Here’s a link to the clips: http://halloweenpartymovie.com/awards/

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