Get your guaranteed Oscar winners here

Posted: February 21, 2013 in Movies

Yep, I said GUARANTEED, wannafightaboutit?  The 85th Academy Awards are this coming Sunday and while this year’s awards may not be as close as year’s past, there still could be a little intrigue regarding some of the categories.

You’re in luck though, as I’m going to tell you who’s going to win in every category.

Best Picture

– Amour

Argo

– Beasts of the Southern Wild

– Django Unchained

– Lincoln

– Les Misérables

– Life of Pi

– Silver Linings Playbook

– Zero Dark Thirty

The Academy is going to realize that they made a dire mistake in the Best Director category by not nominating Ben Affleck and make Argo their Best Picture winner.  The film has been sweeping awards left and right and is really the only slam dunk choice.  Silver Linings Playbook is Argo’s only real competition but not really.  Zero Dark Thirty had a real shot before politicians derailed that film’s campaign after Christmas.

Best Director

– Ang Lee (Life of Pi)

– Benh Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild)

– David O. Russell (Silver Linings Playbook)

– Michael Haneke (Amour)

Steven Spielberg (Lincoln)

Spielberg wins by default here as Affleck and Kathryn Bigelow weren’t even nominated (for whatever reason).  Lincoln is a fine film and with Spielberg’s competition in the category he’s the only real choice here.

Best Actor

Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln)

– Denzel Washington (Flight)

– Hugh Jackman (Les Misérables)

– Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook)

– Joaquin Phoenix (The Master)

Daniel Day-Lewis was born to play Abraham Lincoln and thus will win this award.  It’s a rather crowded field this year and you could make the case for at least four out of the five here (sorry Bradley).  If I had a vote, it’d go for Denzel Washington but the Academy loves Day-Lewis and he was pretty good.

Best Actress

– Naomi Watts (The Impossible)

– Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty)

Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook)

– Emmanuelle Riva (Amour)

– Quvenzhané Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild)

It’s down to Jennifer Lawrence and Jessica Chastain and since Zero Dark Thirty is seemingly being black balled it’s Lawrence’s award to lose.  Riva could come storming out of left field, but I don’t see it.  Lawrence should have won for Winter’s Bone and on Sunday she’ll officially become one of Hollywood’s best.

Best Supporting Actor

Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained)

– Phillip Seymour Hoffman (The Master)

– Robert De Niro (Silver Linings Playbook)

– Alan Arkin (Argo)

– Tommy Lee Jones (Lincoln)

It’s a two man race between Waltz and Jones but the category as a whole has a ton of star power.  Waltz has been cleaning up but I really thought Tommy Lee Jones was brilliant in his role in Lincoln.   However, Waltz is going to win and you can’t argue with his performance in Django either.

Best Supporting Actress

– Sally Field (Lincoln)

Anne Hathaway (Les Misérables)

– Jacki Weaver (Silver Linings Playbook)

– Helen Hunt (The Sessions)

– Amy Adams (The Master)

This award has been Hathaway’s to lose since critics first saw Les Misérables and with gift nominations handed out to Jacki Weaver and Amy Adams this year, it’s a relatively easy pick.

Best Adapted Screenplay

Argo

– Beasts of the Southern Wild

– Life of Pi

– Lincoln

– Silver Linings Playbook

Argo continues its run on awards this year and with its recent success at other venues its an easy pick but don’t be surprised if Lincoln steals the statue.

Best Original Screenplay

– Amour

Django Unchained

– Flight

– Moonrise Kingdom

– Zero Dark Thirty

Quentin Tarantino should win here…SHOULD…but shouldawouldacoulda doesn’t mean it will happen.  Tarantino isn’t exactly the Academy’s darling anymore and they could opt to stone wall him here, even though his screenplay is the best one on the list.  Zero Dark Thirty is the only other real contender here and could swoop in.

Best Animated Feature

– Brave

– Frankenweenie

– ParaNorman

– The Pirates! Band of Misfits

Wreck-It Ralph

I have to think that Brave is going to win just based on Pixar’s strength at the Academy Awards in years past, but Wreck-It-Ralph was such a critically and financially success that it will be hard to go one way or the other.  ParaNorman deserves to win just based on the strength of its storytelling but it’s going up against two Disney powerhouses, so yea.

Best Foreign Language Film

Amour

– Kon-Tiki

– No

– A Royal Affair

– War Witch

Amour should clean up here.

Best Documentary

– 5 Broken Cameras

– The Gatekeepers

– The Invisible War

– How to Survive a Plague

Searching for Sugar Man

Best Cinematography

– Anna Karenina

– Django Unchained

– Life of Pi

– Lincoln

Skyfall

Costume Design

– Anna Karenina

Les Misérables

– Lincoln

– Mirror Mirror

– Snow White and the Huntsman

Best Film Editing

Argo

– Life of Pi

– Lincoln

– Silver Linings Playbook

– Zero Dark Thirty

Best Makeup & Hairstyling

– Hitchcock

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

– Les Misérables

Best Production Design

– Anna Karenina

– The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

– Les Misérables

– Life of Pi

Lincoln

Best Original Score

– Anna Karenina

Argo

– Life of Pi

– Lincoln

– Skyfall

Best Original Song

– “Before My Time” Chasing Ice

– “Everybody Needs a Best Friend” Ted

– “Pi’s Lullaby” Life of Pi

“Skyfall” Skyfall

– “Suddenly” Les Misérables

Best Sound Editing

– Argo

– Django Unchained

– Life of Pi

Skyfall

– Zero Dark Thirty

Best Sound Mixing

– Argo

Les Misérables

– Life of Pi

– Lincoln

– Skyfall

Best Visual Effects

– The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Life of Pi

– The Avengers

– Prometheus

– Snow White and the Huntsman

Best Animated Short

– Adam and Dog

– Fresh Guacamole

– Head Over Heels

– Maggie Simpson in “The Longest Daycare”

Paperman

Best Live Action Short

– Asad

– Buzkashi Boys

Curfew

– Death of a Shadow

– Henry

Best Documentary Short

– Inocente

– Kings Point

Open Heart

– Redemption

– Mondays at Racine

 

 

 

 

 

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