2013 Oscar Predictions

It’s that time once again for my Oscar Predictions.  Once again, I posted my picks online on the Oscar website.  However, for you old fashioned times, I will also post my picks right here. In a change of my usually routine, I will be watching the Oscars with a crowd of people at the Bloor Cinema here in Toronto.  It will likely be a more exciting experience that watching it alone at home.  Of course, this will probably mean that I will not be as active online (on Twitter et al) as I was for the past few years.  Still should be a fun experience. Anyways, here are my picks for this year.

Best Picture: Argo
It seemed like this film was down for the count when it didn’t get a Best Director nomination, but countless pre-Oscar award wins suggest otherwise.

Directing: Michael Haneke, Amour
With no nomination for Ben Affleck, and Spielberg already having some awards on the shelf, I think Haneke will get his due.

Writing (Original Screenplay): Zero Dark Thirty
It would be nice if Moonrise Kingdom won, but I’m going with the WGA winner

Writing (Adapted Screenplay): Argo
Safe to say that it will be Argo’s night Actor in a Leading Role: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
He’s already won nearly ever pre-Oscar award, so this is a sure thing.

Actor in a Supporting Role: Robert De Niro, Silver Linings Playbook
This is the hardest major category this year, with every nominee having previously won. I’m going with this return-to-form for DeNiro.

Actress in a Leading Role: Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
I wouldn’t have guessed this earlier in the Awards season, but it seems like a sure bet now.

Actress in a Supporting Role: Anne Hathaway, Les Misérables
This is probably the most sure award of the entire Oscars.

Well those are the major categories. Here are the rest of my predictions:

  • Short Film (Animated): Paperman
  • Documentary (Feature): Searching for Sugar Man
  • Short Film (Live Action): Curfew
  • Documentary (Short Subject): Open Heart
  • Film Editing: Argo
  • Sound Editing: Skyfall
  • Foreign Language Film: “Amour,” Austria
  • Sound Mixing: Skyfall
  • Makeup: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
  • Visual Effects: Life of Pi
  • Music (Original Score): Argo, Alexandre Desplat
  • Animated Feature Film: Wreck-It Ralph 
  • Production Design: Les Misérables
  • Cinematography: Skyfall
  • Music (Original Song): “Skyfall” from Skyfall
  • Costume Design: Les Misérables

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Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described über-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).