OSCARS 2013 – THE PREDICTIONS

It’s that time of year again.  On Sunday, all of Hollywood’s elite will descend on the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles (formerly the Kodak Theatre) for the annual Academy Awards, with members from all sectors of the industry licking their lips at the prospect of taking home the biggest prize in filmmaking; that prestigious gold statue.  This year is particularly exciting as I think it’s one of the hardest to call for a long time, compared to, say, last year, when it was pretty clear cut that The Artist would take home the big prizes.

Regardless, I have made my predictions and here they are.  But let me stress that this is what I think is going to win, not necessarily what I want to win.

BEST PICTURE
Lincoln, Amour, Argo, Django Unchained, Les Misérables, Life Of Pi, Zero Dark Thirty, Beasts Of The Southern Wild, Silver Linings Playbook

BEST DIRECTOR
Steven Spielberg, Ang Lee, Michael Haneke, David O. Russell, Benh Zeitlin

BEST ACTOR
Daniel Day-Lewis, Denzel Washington, Bradley Cooper, Hugh Jackman, Joaquin Pheonix

BEST ACTRESS
Jessica Chastain, Emmanuelle Riva, Jennifer Lawrence, Quvenzhané Wallis, Naomi Watts

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Christoph Waltz, Alan Arkin, Robert De Niro, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Tommy Lee Jones

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Anne Hathaway, Amy Adams, Helen Hunt, Sally Field, Jacky Weaver

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Django Unchained, Amour, Moonrise Kingdom, Zero Dark Thirty, Flight

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Argo, Beasts Of The Southern Wild, Life Of Pi, Lincoln, Silver Linings Playbook

BEST ANIMATED FILM
Brave, Frankenweenie, Paranorman, The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists, Wreck-It Ralph

BEST FOREIGN FILM
Amour, Kon-Tiki, No, A Royal Affair, War Witch

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
Les Misérables, Anna Karenina, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Life Of Pi, Lincoln

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Life Of Pi, Anna Karenina, Django Unchained, Lincoln, Skyfall

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Les Misérables, Anna Karenina, Lincoln, Mirror Mirror, Snow White And The Hunstman

BEST SOUND EDITING
Zero Dark Thirty, Argo, Django Unchained, Life Of Pi, Skyfall

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
The Avengers, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Life Of Pi, Prometheus, Snow White And The Huntsman

BEST FILM EDITING
Zero Dark Thirty, Argo, Life Of Pi, Lincoln, Silver Linings Playbook

BEST MAKEUP
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Hitchcock, Les Misérables

BEST SCORE
Lincoln, Anna Karenina, Argo, Life Of Pi, Skyfall

BEST SONG
‘Skyfall’ [Skyfall], ‘Before My Time [Chasing Ice], ‘Everybody Needs A Best Friend’ [Ted], ‘Pi’s Lullaby’ [Life Of Pi], ‘Suddenly’ [Les Misérables]

BEST ANIMATED SHORT
Paperman, Adam And Dog, Fresh Guacamole, Head Over Heels, Maggie Simpson in ‘The Longest Daycare’

So there we have it.  What do you think, am I on the right track or way off?  Personally, I can’t wait to find out.

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