2013 Oscar Predictions [Early Fall Edition]
Regular updates to come, but here are the predictions! I’m going to attempt to tackle almost every category sooner or later, so stay tuned! No winners, just nominees. Also note, these are not who I’d personally want, simply who I think will get the nominations.
- The Major Contenders: Argo, Les Miserables, Lincoln, The Master, Silver Linings Playbook
- The Also Possibles: Beasts of the Southern Wild, Django Unchained, Life of Pi, Zero Dark Thirty, The Sessions, Promised Land
- Major Contenders: Ben Affleck (Argo), David O. Russell (Silver), Paul Thomas Anderson (Master), Steven Spielberg (Lincoln), Tom Hooper (Les Mis)
- Also Possibles: Ang Lee (Pi), Benh Zeitlin (Beasts), Gus Van Sant (Promised), Kathryn Bigelow (Zero), Quentin Tarantino (Django)
- MC: Bradley Cooper (Silver), Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln), Hugh Jackman (Les Mis), John Hawkes (Sessions), Joaquin Phoenix (Master),
- AP: Anthony Hopkins (Hitchcock), Bill Murray (Hyde Park on Hudson), Brad Pitt (Killing Them Softly), Denzel Washington (Flight), Matt Damon (Promised)
- MC: Emmanuelle Riva (Amour), Jennifer Lawrence (Silver), Keira Knightley (Anna Karenina), Marion Cotillard (Rust and Bone), Quvenzhané Wallis (Beasts)
- AP: Maggie Smith (Quartet), Meryl Streep (Hope Springs), Naomi Watts (The Impossible)
Best Supporting Actor!
- MC: Leonardo DiCaprio (Django Unchained), Matthew McConaughey (Magic Mike), Philip Seymour Hoffman (Master), Robert DeNiro (Silver), William H Macy (Sessions)
- AP: Dwight Henry (Beasts), James Gandolfini (Killing), John Krasinski (Promised), Michael Fassbender (Prometheus), Russell Crowe (Les Mis)
Best Supporting Actress!
- MC: Amy Adams (Master), Anne Hathaway (Les Mis), Helen Hunt (Sessions), Helen Mirren (Hitchcock), Sally Field (Lincoln)
- AP: Frances McDormand (Promised), Maggie Smith (Best Exotic Marigold Hotel), Samantha Banks (Les Mis)
Best Original Screenplay!
- MC: Martin McDonagh (Seven Psychopaths), Matt Damon & John Krasinski (Promised), Paul Thomas Anderson (Master), Quentin Tarantino (Django), Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola (Moonrise Kingdom)
- AP: John Gatins (Flight), Mark Boal (Zero), Michael Haneke (Amour), Rian Johnson (Looper)
Best Adapted Screenplay!
- MC: Chris Terrio (Argo), David O. Russell (Silver), Tom Stoppard (Anna), Tony Kushner & Paul Webb (Lincoln), William Nicholson (Les Mis)
- AP: Ben Lewin (Sessions), David Magee (Pi), Lucy Alibar & Ben Zeitlin (Beasts), Stephen Chbosky (Perks of Being a Wallflower)
Best Animated Film!
- MC: Brave, Frankenweenie, ParaNorman, Rise of the Guardians, Wreck-It Ralph
- AP: A Liar’s Autobiography, From Up on Poppy Hill
- MC: A Royal Affair (Denmark), Amour (Austria), The Intouchables (France), Barbara (Germany), Pieta (South Korea)
- AP: When I Saw You (Palestine), Beyond the Hills (Romania), Lore (Australia)
- MC: Bully, The Central Park Five, The Invisible War, Side by Side, West of Memphis
- AP: Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, The House I Live In, Jiro Dreams of Sushi, Marley, The Queen of Versailles, Samsara
- MC: Claudio Miranda (Pi), Danny Cohen (Les Mis), Janusz Kaminski (Lincoln), Mihai Malaimare Jr (Master), Robert Richardson (Django)
- AP: Ben Richardson (Beasts), Frank Griebe and John Toll (Cloud Atlas), Roger Deakins (Skyfall), Ron Fricke (Samsara), Seamus McGarvey (Anna), Wally Pfister (The Dark Knight Rises)
Best Film Editing!
- MC: Chris Dickens (Les Mis), Lee Smith (TDKR), Michael Kahn (Lincoln), Peter McNulty (Master), William Goldenberg (Argo)
- AP: Dylan Tichenor (Zero), Jay Cassidy & Crispin Struthers (Silver), Stuart Baird (Skyfall), Tim Squyres (Pi)
Best Production Design (AKA Art Direction)!
- MC: David Crank, Jack Fisk & Amy Wells (Master), Eve Stewart (Les Mis), Rick Carter, Jim Erickson & Peter Frank (Lincoln), Sarah Greenwood & Kate Spencer (Anna) Sharon Seymour & Jan Pascale (Argo)
- AP: Dan Hennah & Ra Vincent (The Hobbit), David Gropman & Anna Pinnock (Pi), Hugh Bateup & Uli Hanisch (Cloud), J Michael Riva & Leslie A. Pope (Django), Nathan Crowley, Kevin Kavanaugh & Paki Smith (TDKR)
Best Costume Design!
- MC: Jacqueline Durran (Anna), Eiko Ishioka (Mirror Mirror), Joanna Johnston (Lincoln), Paco Delgado (Les Mis), Sharen Davis (Django)
- AP: Ann Maskrey & Richard Taylor (Hobbit), Colleen Atwood (Snow White & The Huntsman), Jacqueline West (Argo), Mark Bridges (Master), Kym Barrett & Pierre-Yves Gayraud (Cloud)
Make-up & Hairstyling (Three nominees only and I ran out of names at this point because there’s a billion people who work on this)!
- MC: Anna Karenina, Les Mis, Lincoln
- AP: Cloud Atlas, Hitchcock, The Hobbit, Hyde Park in Hudson, Looper, Prometheus
- MC: Dan Romer & Benh Zeitlin (Beasts), Dario Marianelli (Anna), John Williams (Lincoln), Jonny Greenwood (Master), Mychael Danna (Pi)
- AP: Alexandre Desplat (Argo), Danny Elfman (Silver), Howard Shore (Hobbit), Patrick Doyle (Brave)
Original Song (Ditching the usual style here because there’s no point in even trying when we all know who’s going to win)!
- Winner: Suddenly - Claude-Michel Schonberg, Alain Boublil & Herbert Kretzmer, performed by Hugh Jackman (Les Mis)
- Maybe nominated: Still Alive - written and performed by Paul Williams (Paul Williams Still Alive)
- Maybe nominated: Touch The Sky - Alex Mandel & Mark Andrews, performed by Julie Fowlis (Brave)
- Maybe nominated: Celebrate - R. Kelly, performed by Whitney Houston & Jordin Sparks (Sparkle)
Sound Editing (sort of guessing the names)!
- MC: Frank Eulner (Avengers), Paul Ottosson (Zero), Philip Stockton (Pi), Richard King (TDKR), Wylie Stateman (Django)
- AP: Dennis Leonard & Leff Lefferts (Flight), Karen Baker & Per Hallberg (Skyfall), Victor Ray Ennis (Prometheus)
Sound Mixing (sort of guessing the names as well)!
- MC: Drew Kunin (Pi), Ed Novick & Mark Goodermote (TDKR), Jose Antonio Garcia (Avengers), Simon Hayes (Les Mis), William B Kaplan (Flight)
- AP: Gary Dodkin (Zero), Jose Antonio Garcia (Argo)
Visual Effects (too many names)!
- MC: Avengers, Cloud Atlas, The Dark Knight Rises, The Hobbit, Life of Pi
- AP: Flight, Looper, Amazing Spider-Man, Battleship, John Carter
SHORTS (AKA I have not seen a single one of these so I’m guessing a few short films for each one off of the qualifying shorts)!