Oscar Sunday is here!

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Yes, today, for me and every die-hard movie fan, is a holiday. So I’m going to celebrate by listing not my predictions (That’s boring.), but what I want to win in each category:

BEST PICTURE

1. Lincoln

2. Les Misérables

3. Argo

4. Zero Dark Thirty

5. Silver Linings Playbook

6. Life of Pi

7. Beasts of the Southern Wild

Have not seen Amour or Django Unchained.

BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

1. Daniel Day-Lewis in “Lincoln”

2. Denzel Washington in “Flight”

3. Bradley Cooper in “Silver Linings Playbook”

4. Hugh Jackman in “Les Misérables”

Have not seen Joaquin Phoenix in “The Master”.

BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

1. Jessica Chastain in “Zero Dark Thirty”

2. Jennifer Lawrence in “Silver Linings Playbook”

3. Quvenzhané Wallis in “Beasts of the Southern Wild”

Have not seen Emmanuelle Riva in “Amour” or Naomi Watts in “The Impossible”.

BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

1. Alan Arkin in “Argo”

2. Robert De Niro in “Silver Linings Playbook”

3. Tommy Lee Jones in “Lincoln”

Have not seen Christoph Waltz in “Django Unchained” or Philip Seymour Hoffman in “The Master”.

BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

1. Anne Hathaway in “Les Misérables”

2. Sally Field in “Lincoln”

3. Jacki Weaver in “Silver Linings Playbook”

Have not seen Amy Adams in “The Master” or Helen Hunt in “The Sessions”.

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

1. Wreck-It Ralph

2. Frankenweenie

3. Brave

Have not seen ParaNorman or The Pirates! Band of Misfits.

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

1. Life of Pi

2. Skyfall

3. Lincoln

Have not seen Anna Karenina or Django Unchained.

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

1. Les Misérables

2. Lincoln

3. Mirror Mirror

4. Snow White and the Huntsman

Have not seen Anna Karenina.

BEST DIRECTING

1. Ang Lee’s “Life of Pi”

2. Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln”

3. David O. Russell’s “Silver Linings Playbook”

4. Benh Zeitlin’s “Beasts of the Southern Wild”

Have not seen Michael Haneke’s “Amour”.

BEST FILM EDITING

1. Life of Pi

2. Argo

3. Zero Dark Thirty

4. Lincoln

5. Silver Linings Playbook

BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING

1. Hitchcock

2. Les Misérables

Have not seen The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

BEST MUSIC – ORIGINAL SCORE

1. Argo

2. Lincoln

3. Life of Pi

4. Skyfall

Have not seen Anna Karenina.

BEST MUSIC – ORIGINAL SONG

1. “Skyfall” from Skyfall

2. “Pi’s Lullaby” from Life of Pi

3. “Suddenly” from Les Misérables

Have not seen Chasing Ice or Ted.

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

1. Les Misérables

2. Life of Pi

3. Lincoln

Have not seen Anna Karenina or The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

BEST SHORT FILM – ANIMATED

1. Maggie Simpson in “The Longest Daycare”

2. Paperman

Have not seen Adam and Dog, Fresh Guacamole, or Head over Heels.

BEST SOUND EDITING

1. Skyfall

2. Zero Dark Thirty

3. Argo

4. Life of Pi

Have not seen Django Unchained.

BEST SOUND MIXING

1. Les Misérables

2. Argo

3. Skyfall

4. Lincoln

5. Life of Pi

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

1. Prometheus

2. Life of Pi

3. Snow White and the Huntsman

4. Marvel’s The Avengers

Have not seen The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

BEST WRITING – ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

1. Argo

2. Silver Linings Playbook

3. Life of Pi

4. Lincoln

5. Beasts of the Southern Wild

BEST WRITING – ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

1. Moonrise Kingdom

2. Zero Dark Thirty

3. Flight

Have not seen Amour or Django Unchained.

NOTE: I have not seen any nominees in the Best Documentary Feature, Best Documentary Short, Best Foreign Language Film, and Best Live Action Short categories.

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4 thoughts on “Oscar Sunday is here!

    • Thanks Lucy! 🙂 I’m having some doubts myself actually. I woke up this morning to the newspaper’s predictions (Stephen Rea of Philadelphia Inquirer said that Argo will win and Silver Linings Playbook should win). And now I’ve been seeing “Argo will win” more and more, even though it was snubbed of a Best Director nomination! Only three times in history has a film won Picture without a Director nomination, so I thought the chances were low, but who knows. It’s unpredictable, more than ever, actually.

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