Saturday, February 23, 2013

85th Oscar Final Predictions

Here are my final Oscar predictions for the 85th Academy Awards.

Best Picture: Argo
Director: Ang Lee for Life Of Pi
Lead Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis for Lincoln
Lead Actress: Emmanuelle Riva for Amour
Supporting Actor: Tommy Lee Jones for Lincoln
Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway for Les Miserables
Original Screenplay: Django Unchained
Adapted Screenplay: Argo
Cinematography: Life Of Pi
Film Editing: Argo
Visual Effects: Life Of Pi
Production Design: Anna Karenina
Costume Design: Anna Karenina
Makeup And Hairstyling: Les Miserables
Original Song: Skyfall
Original Score: Life Of Pi
Sound Editing: Life Of Pi
Sound Mixing: Les Miserables
Animated Feature: Brave
Documentary Feature: Searching For Sugar Man
Foreign Language Film: Amour
Animated Short: Paperman
Documentary Short: Open Heart
Live Action Short: Curfew

Most likely to make me look like an amateur: Silver Linings Playbook. More specifically, Harvey Weinstein’s campaign machine that is behind Silver Linings Playbook, which could take awards for Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Director and Screenplay.

Predictions Tally:
5- Life Of Pi
3- Argo, Les Miserables
2- Amour, Anna Karenina, Lincoln
1- Brave, Curfew, Django Unchained, Open Heart, Paperman, Searching For Sugar Man, Skyfall


  1. SLP winning will kill my predictions too. It scares me that it won so many Spirit Awards yesterday, but I am sticking to my guns. Good Luck!

    1. Agreed. My only hope is that somehow Harvey split himself too thin between Lawrence & De Niro, but they could both easily end up stealing the show.

      Mind you I'm someone who liked the film well enough. I just don't think any of the performances are strong enough on their own to take the big prizes.

  2. You think Riva for actress and Lee for director? I hope you're right on both counts but I suspect Spielberg and Lawrence will take them! Be interesting to see the results tonight!

    1. I'm thinking that both Riva and Lee have more passion behind them, and hoping that translates into the win. But you're right that Lawrence and Spielberg are probably safer choices.

  3. (Hey, it's that Israeli "Anonymous" again. long time no see, ha?)

    When will you make an offical prediction for next year's awards?

    1. Hey my friend! Great to hear from you!

      It's unlikely that I'll have too much up this month, because I've signed up to run a feature over at the blogging community I'm part of.

      But I really do want to get back in the habit of updating more often, as well as rewriting some of the predictions that are further out. I just need more hours in the day to make it happen!

    2. Okay, good luck with that new feature.

      But hey, if you'll have the time, here are some of my predictions for next year:

    3. Oops, wrong link. here's the right one:

    4. Looks great my friend. I'll definitely be checking out all those films when I eventually get mine up as well!

    5. I'm happy to see that your computer can still translate. I had a pretty bad time transalting all those names to hebrew. That title for the Wikileaks film was one hard SOB.