2013 Oscar Predictions

By @DJansick
2013 Oscar Predictions

While my Oscar predictions may not be quite as good as my Independent Spirit Award predictions were last year, I will offer my best guess at who I think will be declared the winner for each category. This year is a bit of a strange year in some of the categories as front-runners have been swiftly changing throughout the year. Take for example the Best Picture category, after strong buzz in September from the Toronto International Film Festival, people pegged Silver Linings Playbook as the leader – completely bypassing Argo which premiered a week earlier. Suddenly things shifted when Lincoln opened later in the year, but not for long as Zero Dark Thirty premiered shortly after with great buzz, making the race seemingly between those two. Then out of nowhere Argo started to gather steam by winning many of the other Award shows, making it a strong contender, and my pick to win Best Picture at the 2013 Academy Awards.

Winners will be announced at the 85th Academy Awards will air February 24, 2013 at 5:30 p.m., PT/ 8:30 p.m., ET on ABC.

List of 2013 Oscar Predictions:

(My prediction for the winners are highlighted in bold red font)

Best Picture:

Beasts Of The Southern Wild
Django Unchained
Les Misérables
Life Of Pi
Silver Linings Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty

Best Director:

Michael Haneke – Amour
Benh Zeitlin – Beasts Of The Southern Wild
Ang Lee – Life Of Pi
Steven Spielberg – Lincoln
David O. Russell – Silver Linings Playbook

Best Actor:

Denzel Washington – Flight
Hugh Jackman – Les Miserables
Daniel Day-Lewis – Lincoln
Joaquin Phoenix – The Master
Bradley Cooper – Silver Linings Playbook

Best Actress:

Emmanuelle Riva – Amour
Quvenzhane Wallis – Beasts Of The Southern Wild
Naomi Watts – The Impossible
Jennifer Lawrence – Silver Linings PLaybook
Jessica Chastain – Zero Dark Thirty

Best Supporting Actor:

Alan Arkin – Argo
Christoph Waltz – Django Unchained
Tommy Lee Jones – Lincoln
Philip Seymour Hoffman – The Master
Robert De Niro – Silver Linings Playbook

Best Supporting Actress:

Anne Hathaway – Les Misérables
Sally Field – Lincoln
Amy Adams – The Master
Helen Hunt – The Sessions
Jacki Weaver – Silver Linings Playbook

Best Original Screenplay:

Michael Haneke – Amour
Quentin Tarantino – Django Unchained
John Gatins – Flight
Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola – Moonrise Kingdom
Mark Boal – Zero Dark Thirty

Best Adapted Screenplay:

Chris Terrio – Argo
Lucy Alibar, Benh Zeitlin – Beasts of the Southern Wild
David Magee – Life Of Pi
Tony Kushner – Lincoln
David O. Russell – Silver Linings Playbook

Best Foreign Film:

A Royal Affair
War Witch

Best Cinematography:

Seamus McGarvey – Anna Karenina
Robert Richardson – Django Unchained
Claudio Miranda – Life Of Pi
Janusz Kaminski – Lincoln
Roger Deakins – Skyfall

Best Animated Film:

The Pirates! Band Of Misfits
Wreck-It Ralph

Best Documentary:

5 Broken Cameras
The Gatekeepers
How To Survive A Plague
The Invisible War
Searching For Sugar Man

Best Film Editing:

William Goldenberg – Argo
Tim Squyres – Life Of Pi
Michael Kahn – Lincoln
Jay Cassidy and Crispin Struthers – Silver Linings Playbook
William Goldenberg, Dylan Tichenor – Zero Dark Thirty

Best Original Score:

Dario Marianelli – Anna Karenina
Alexandre Desplat – Argo
Mychael Danna – Life Of Pi
John Williams – Lincoln
Thomas Newman – Skyfall

Best Original Song:

“Before My Time” – Chasing Ice
“Pi’s Lullaby” – Life Of Pi
“Suddenly” – Les Miserables
“Skyfall” – Skyfall
“Everybody Needs A Best Friend” – Ted

Best Production Design:

Anna Karenina
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Les Misérables
Life Of Pi

Best Costume Design:

Anna Karenina
Les Misérables
Mirror Mirror
Snow White and the Huntsman

Best Makeup and Hairstyling:

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Les Misérables

Best Sound Editing:

Django Unchained
Life Of Pi
Zero Dark Thirty

Best Sound Mixing:

Les Misérables
Life Of Pi

Best Visual Effects:

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Life Of Pi
Marvel’s The Avengers
Snow White And The Huntsman

Best Documentary (Short Subject):

Kings Point
Mondays At Racine
Open Heart

Best Visual Short Film (Animated):

Adam And Dog
Fresh Guacamole
Head Over Heels
Maggie Simpson In The Longest Daycare

Best Short Film (Live Action):

Buzkashi Boys
Death Of A Shadow

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