Sunday, 6 January 2013

2013 Oscar Nomination Predictions

I'd been planning a short post in January about my Oscar predictions but Film Actually is running a nominations contest which I thought I'd join. What will become immediately obvious to UK readers is that I'm writing this on January 6th, four days before the nominations are announced but up to a month before front runners such as Lincoln, Zero Dark Thirty, Les Miserables and Django Unchained are released in the UK. Therefore a lot of my predictions will be based around guess work or what I'm hearing about those films from the States. I may do another predictions post once the nominations are announced. Until then, here are my 2013 Oscar Nomination Predictions for future generations to laugh at. Click on the titles to read my review.

Most predicted nominations Lincoln (11), Life of Pi (9), Zero Dark Thirty (8), Django Unchained (7), Skyfall and Les Miserables (6), Argo (5), Amour (4).

Additional 12/01/13. Once the nominations were announced I worked out that I predicted 74% of the nominations correctly. 

BEST PICTURE
Argo
Lincoln
Zero Dark Thirty
Life of Pi
Les Miserables
Django Unchained

BEST DIRECTOR
Steven Spielberg - Lincoln
Kathryn Bigelow - Zero Dark Thirty
Ang Lee - Life of Pi
Ben Affleck - Argo
Michael Haneke - Amour



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

BEST ACTRESS
Jessica Chastain - Zero Dark Thirty
Jennifer Lawrence - Silver Linings Playbook
Emmanuelle Riva - Amour
Marion Cotillard - Rust and Bone
Naomi Watts - The Impossible

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Alan Arkin - Argo
Phillip Seymor Hoffman -  The Master
Robert De Niro -  Silver Linings Playbook
Christoph Waltz - Django Unchained
Javier Bardem - Skyfall


BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Judi Dench - Skyfall
Amy Adams -  The Master
Anne Hathaway - Les Miserables
Sally Field - Lincoln
Maggie Smith - The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

BEST EDITING
Life of Pi
The Dark Knight Rises
Django Unchained
Zero Dark Thirty
Lincoln

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Django Unchained
Moonrise Kingdom
Amour
The Master
Zero Dark Thirty

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Argo
Lincoln
Anna Karenina
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Life of Pi

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Amour - Austria
Kon-Tiki - Norway
The Intouchables  - France
A Royal Affair - Denmark
Beyond The Hills - Romania

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Skyfall
Life of Pi
Django Unchained
Lincoln
Zero Dark Thirty

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
Life of Pi
The Hobbit
Anna Karenina
Les Miserables
Lincoln

BEST SOUND MIXING
The Impossible
The Dark Knight Rises
The Avengers
Skyfall
Zero Dark Thirty

BEST SOUND EDITING
The Impossible
Skyfall
The Dark Knight Rises
Zero Dark Thirty
Life of Pi

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
The Hobbit
Anna Karenina
Les Miserables
Lincoln
Django Unchained

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
The Master
Lincoln
Life of Pi
Argo
Anna Karenina

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
The Imposter
Searching for Sugarman
This is Not a Film
The Gatekeepers
Detropia

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
Brave
ParaNorman
Frankenweenie
Wreck it Ralph
Rise of the Guardians

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Life of Pi
The Hobbit
The Dark Knight Rises
The Avengers
Prometheus

BEST MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING
The Hobbit
Lincoln
Hitchcock

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
Skyfall - Skyfall
Les Miserables - Suddenly
Brave - Touch the Sky
Django Unchained - Ancora Qui
Wreck it Ralph - When can I see you again?

7 comments:

  1. Hey bud, your predictions are actually pretty solid. All within the realm of possibility.

    Just 3 things and then you're good to go:
    - You need to substitute something for Django Unchained in Best Original Score though. Kick-ass soundtrack, but it's not eligible http://www.oscars.org/press/pressreleases/2012/20121210.html

    - Animated Feature will have 5 nominees this year, so add 2 more films.

    - Berberian Sound Studio isn't eligible for this year's Oscars. Hasn't been released on this side of the pond yet. So make a switch in Sound Mixing.

    Cheers and good luck! :)

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  2. All of the predicted Supporting Actor noms are previous winners.

    I like to see first-timers or non-winners in the race, but I suppose these are the favorites.

    Didn't think Alan Arkin was all that outstanding-good, but not outstanding. Didn't see the other films except Skyfall, and wouldn't be surprised if Bardem wins, very memorable role.

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    1. It's always nice when someone new wins but I think it is wrong not to give an award to someone just because they've won before. I'm yet to see Django but have heard good things about Di Caprio. Maybe it's his turn?

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  3. Nice List you got there. It will be excitng to hear about who got the closest in terms of the actual nominations. Good luck to you sir

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