UPDATED: Oscars 2013 Predictions

Some changes/updates here and there. The news that Hitchcock will bow in 2012 shakes up the race a bit, but I don’t really expect it to make too huge a splash in the Best Picture category (call me stupid). Anthony Hopkins certainly looks like a threat in the Best Actor race, however. The Promised Land trailer has the look of an Oscar contender, though I wonder if it will play more like Ides of March. I’m feeling a little more confident in Django Unchained right now, so I’ll throw it in for the time being. Also, as I suspected, the buzz for Silver Linings Playbook might be wearing a bit. I think it will sneak in and not have the lasting effect.

And now then:

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

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

Best Actor
Joaquin Phoenix, The Master
Ben Affleck, Argo
Anthony Hopkins, Hitchcock
John Hawkes, The Sessions
Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Denzel Washington, Flight
Matt Damon, Promised Land
Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook
Bill Murray, Hyde Parks on Hudson

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
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
Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
William H. Macy, The Sessions
Leonardo DiCaprioDjango Unchained
Matthew McConaughey, Magic Mike
Hal Hobrook, Promised Land
Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln
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
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
Life of Pi, David Magee
The Sessions, Ben Lewin
Les Misérables, William Nicholson
On the Road, Jose Rivera
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Ol Parker

Original Screenplay:
The Master, Paul Thomas Anderson
Django Unchained, Quentin Tarantino
Moonrise Kingdom, Wes Anderson/Roman Coppola
Amour, Michael Haneke
Promised Land, Matt Damon/John Krasinski
Flight, John Gatins

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
Life of Pi, Claudio Miranda
Anna Karenina, Seamus McGarvey
Argo, Rodrigo Prieto
The Master, Mihai Milaimare Jr.

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
Les Misérables, Paco Delgado
On the Road, Danny Glicker
Anna Karenina, Jacqueline Durran

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

Best Film Editing:
Argo, William Goldenberg
Zero Dark Thirty, Dylan Tichenor
Lincoln, Michael Kahn
Life of PiTim Squyres
The Master, Peter McNulty
Skyfall, Stuart Baird
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
Silver Linings Playbook, Danny Elfman
On the Road, Gustavo Santaolella
Anna Karenina, Dario Marianelli
The Master, Jonny Greenwood
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)
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
Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry
Invisible War
The Queen of Versailles
Central Park Five
West of Memphis

Best Animated Feature:
Rise of the Guardians
The Lorax
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)
Pieta (South Korea)
The Hypnotist (Sweden)
Our Children (Belgium)

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

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

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

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


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