Thursday, 10 January 2013

Oscar Predictions

Here are my predictions for this afternoon's Oscar nominations. I'll update it later with what I got wrong and right.

Best Director
1.Steven Spielberg (Lincoln)
2.Kathryn Bigelow (Zero Dark Thirty)
3.Paul Thomas Anderson (The Master)
4. Ben Affleck (Argo)
5.David O. Russell (Silver Linings Playbook)

2 out of 5. I thought Kathryn Bigelow was a shoo-in.

Best Picture
1. Lincoln
2.Zero Dark Thirty
3. Silver Linings Playbook
4. The Master
5. Argo

4 out of 5.

Best Foreign Language Film
1.Austria, Amour
2.France, The Intouchables
3.Denmark, A Royal Affair
4.Chile, No
5.Norway, Kon-Tiki

4 out of 5

Best Documentary Feature
1.This Is Not a Film
2.Chasing Ice
3.The Imposter
4.Searching For Sugar Man
5.5 Broken Camera

2 out of 5

Best Animated Feature
1. Brave
2. Frankenweenie
3. ParaNorman
4. Hotel Transylvania

4 out of 5

Best Actress in a Leading Role
1. Naomi Watts (The Impossible)
2. Marianne Cotillard (Rust and Bone)
3.Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty)
4. Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook)
5. Quvenzhane Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild)

4 out of 5

Best Actor in a Leading Role
1. John Hawkes (The Sessions)
2.Daniel Day Lewis (Lincoln)
3. Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook)
4.Denzel Washington (Flight)
5.Jaquin Phoenix (The Master)
4 out of 5

Best Actress in a Supporting Role
1.Kerry Washington (Django Unchained)
2.Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables)
3. Helen Hunt (The Sessions)
4.Amy Adams (The Master)
5.Sally Field (Lincoln)

4 out of 5

Best Actor in a Supporting Role
1.Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained)
2.Scoot McNairy (Killing Them Softly)
3.Alan Arkin (Argo)
4.Tommy Lee Jones (Lincoln)
5.Phillip Seymour Hoffman (The Master)

4 out of 5. I knew Scoot McNairy was a wildcard.

Best Original Screenplay
1. Mark Boal (Zero Dark Thirty)
2.Quentin Tarantino (Django Unchained)
3.Paul Thomas Anderson (The Master)
4.Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola (Moonrise Kingdom)
5.Michael Hanke (Amour)

4 out of 5

Best Adapted Screenplay
1. Chris Terrio (Argo)
2. Stephen Chbosky (The Perks of Being a Wallflower)
3. David O. Russell (Silver Linings Playbook)
4.Tony Kushner (Lincoln)
5. Lucy Alibar & Benh Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild)

4 out of 5

Best Production Design
1. Dan Hennah & Ra Vincent (The Hobbit: A Unexpected Journey)
2. David Crank, Jack Fisk & Amy Wells, (The Master)
3. Rick Carter, Jim Erickson & Peter T. Frank, (Lincoln)
4. Eve Stewart (Les Miserables)
5. Sarah Greenwood and Katie Spencer (Anna Karenina)

4 out of 5

Best Cinematography
1. Wally Pfister (The Dark Knight Rises)
2. Claudio Miranda (Life of Pi)
3. Janusz Kaminski (Lincoln)
4. Roger Deakins (Skyfall)
5. Ben Richardson (Beasts of the Southern Wild)

3 out of 5

Best Film Editing
1. Dylan Tichenor and William Goldenberg (Zero Dark Thirty)
2. Peter McNulty and Leslie Jones (The Master)
3. Fred Raskin (Django Unchained)
4. Michael Kahn (Lincoln)
5. William Goldenberg (Argo)

3 out of 5

Best Visual Effects
1.Life of Pi
2.The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
3.The Dark Knight Rises

3 out of 5

Best Costume Design
1. Jacqueline Durran (Anna Karenina)
2. Paco Delgado (Les Miserables)
3. Eiko Ishioka (Mirror Mirror)
4. Joanna Johnston (Lincoln)
5. Sharen Davis (Django Unchained)

4 out of 5

Best Makeup and Hairstyling
1. Hitchcock
2. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
3. Les Miserables
4. Lincoln
5. Men In Black 3

Only 3 nominees so 3 out of 3, although I had 5 guesses.

Best Original Score
1.John Williams (Lincoln)
2.Jonny Greenwood (The Master)
3.Alexandre Desplat (Argo)
4.Michael Danna (Life of Pi)
5.Dan Romer, Benh Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild)

3 out of 5

An overall score of 65 out of 90 nominations correct.

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