oscar predictions 2013

lincoln

Here are my predictions for the major categories. I’ll be posting my predictions for the other categories on the liveblog!

BEST PICTURE
Will win: “Argo”
Possible upset: “Lincoln”
Dark Horse: “Silver Linings Playbook”

BEST ACTRESS

This category is still pretty much up in the air. For a while it seemed like a J-Law J-Cha race, but don’t be surprised if Riva, the oldest nominee (ever!) for Best Actress sneaks in and takes the award.

Will win: Jennifer Lawrence for “Silver Linings Playbook”
Possible upset: Jessica Chastain for “Zero Dark Thirty”
Dark Horse: Emmanuelle Riva for “Amour”

BEST ACTOR
Will win: Daniel Day-Lewis for “Lincoln”
Possible upset: Daniel Day-Lewis for “Lincoln” (If anyone had a glimmer of a chance it would be Hugh Jackman)
Dark Horse: Daniel Day-Lewis for “Lincoln”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Will win: Anne Hathaway for “Les Miserables”
Possible upset: Sally Field for “Lincoln”
Dark Horse: Helen Hunt for “The Sessions”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

This category is the biggest unknown this year. I’d say all nominees except Arkin have a serious shot at winning.

Will win: Robert De Niro for “Silver Linings Playbook”
Possible upset: Tommy Lee Jones for “Lincoln”
Dark Horse: Christoph Waltz for “Django Unchained”

BEST DIRECTOR

While Argo has the most momentum going for Best Picture, it’s director Ben Affleck was not nominated for Best Director which leaves this category up in the air. Ang Lee might win his second Oscar for his beautiful adaptation of Life of Pi, a book many thought would struggle to translate on film. Spielberg could also be applauded for his restrained directing for Lincoln.

Will win: Ang Lee for “Life of Pi”
Possible upset: Steven Spielberg for “Lincoln”
Dark Horse: Michael Haneke for “Amour”

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Will win: “Argo”
Possible upset: “Lincoln”
Dark Horse: “Silver Linings Playbook”

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Will win: “Amour”
Possible upset: “Zero Dark Thirty”
Dark Horse: “Django Unchained”

BEST ANIMATED FILM
Will win: “Wreck-It Ralph”
Possible upset: “Brave”
Dark Horse: “Frankenweenie”

BEST FOREIGN FEATURE

This one is a no brainer.

Will win: “Amour”
Possible upset: “Amour”
Dark Horse: “Amour”

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