2013 Oscar Predictions

2013 Oscar Predictions

Zachary Brenner and Justin Kroll

Life Editor and News Editor

The 85 Annual Academy Awards is coming up this Sunday. In past years, the winners in several categories appeared to be wildly predictable. However, this year promises to be an exciting race, especially for the Best Picture category. Argo, one of the favorites for best picture, failed to receive a nomination for Best Director – a category often associated with the Best Picture category. However, Lincoln, one of the other frontrunners, did in fact receive a Best Director nomination for Steven Spielberg. In short, we are not totally certain about any of these picks. To give a more balanced opinion, we incorporated the opinions of our fellow Journalism peers. Here are our picks for this year’s Oscars. Enjoy!

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Nominees:

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Life of Pi

Marvel’s The Avengers

Prometheus

Snow White and the Huntsmen

 

Who will win: Life of Pi

Who should win: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

 

Special Effects in "Life of Pi"

BEST MAKEUP

Nominees:

Hitchcock

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Les Misérables

 

Who will win: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Who should win: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

 

Makeup from "The Hobbit"

BEST SOUND EDITING

Nominees:

Argo

Django Unchained

Life of Pi

Skyfall

Zero Dark Thirty

 

Who will win: Django Unchained

Who should win: Skyfall

 

BEST SOUND MIXING

Nominees:

Argo

Les Misérables

Life of Pi

Lincoln

Skyfall

 

Who will win: Skyfall

Who should win: The Dark Knight Rises

 

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Nominees:

Anna Karenina

Les Misérables

Lincoln

Mirror Mirror

Snow White and the Huntsman

 

Who will win: Anna Karenina

Who should win: Snow White and the Huntsman (kidding)

 

Costume from "Anna Karenina"

 

BEST ART DIRECTION

Nominees:

Anna Karenina

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Les Misérables

Life of Pi

Lincoln

 

Who will win: Les Miserables

Who should win: Les Miserables

 

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

Nominees:

– “Before My Time” from Chasing Ice

– “Everybody Needs a Best Friend” from Ted

– “Pi’s Lullaby” from Life of Pi

– “Skyfall” from Skyfall

– “Suddenly” from Les Misérables

 

Who will win: “Skyfall” from Skyfall

Who should win: “Skyfall” from Skyfall

 

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

Nominees:

Anna Karenina

Argo

Life of Pi

Lincoln

Skyfall

 

Who will win: Lincoln

Who should win: Skyfall

 

BEST FILM EDITING

Nominees:

Argo

Life of Pi

Lincoln

Silver Linings Playbook

Zero Dark Thirty

 

Who will win: Argo

Who should win: Argo

 

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Nominees:

Anna Karenina

Django Unchained

Life of Pi

Lincoln

Skyfall

 

Who will win: Life of Pi

Who should win: Skyfall

 

Cinematography in "Life of Pi"

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

Nominees:

Amour (Austria)

Kon-Tiki (Norway)

No (Chile)

A Royal Affair (Denmark)

War Witch (Canada)

 

Who will win: Amour

Who should win: Amour

 

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

Nominees:

Brave

Frankenweenie

ParaNorman

The Pirates! Band of Misfits

Wreck-It-Ralph

 

Who will win: Brave

Who should win: Wreck-It-Ralph

Class picks:

First Place – Brave (42%)

Second Place – Frankenweenie (25%)

Third Place – Wreck-It-Ralph (17%)

 

"Brave" movie poster

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Nominees:

Argo

Beasts of the Southern Wild

Life of Pi

Lincoln

Silver Linings Playbook

 

Who will win: Lincoln

Who should win: Argo

Class picks:

First Place – Lincoln (42%)

Second Place – Argo (25%)

Third Place – Silver Linings Playbook (17%)

 

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Nominees:

Amour

Django Unchained

Flight

Moonrise Kingdom

Zero Dark Thirty

 

Who will win: Django Unchained

Who should win: Moonrise Kingdom

Class picks:

First Place – Moonrise Kingdom (42%)

Second Place – Zero Dark Thirty (25%)

Third Place – Flight (17%)

 

BEST DIRECTOR

Nominees:

– Michael Haneke for Amour

– Benh Zeitlin for Beasts of the Southern Wild

– Ang Lee for Life of Pi

– Steven Spielberg for Lincoln

– David O. Russell for Silver Linings Playbook

 

Who will win: Steven Spielberg for Lincoln

Who should win: Ben Affleck for Argo

Class picks:

First Place – Steven Spielberg for Lincoln (42%)

Second Place – David O. Russell for Silver Linings Playbook (33%)

Third Place – Ang Lee for Life of Pi (17%)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Nominees:

– Amy Adams in The Master

– Sally Field in Lincoln

– Anne Hathaway in Les Misérables

– Helen Hunt in The Sessions

– Jacki Weaver in Silver Linings Playbook

 

Who will win: Anne Hathaway in Les Miserables

Who should win: Anne Hathaway in Les Miserables

Class picks:

First Place – Anne Hathaway in Les Miserables (58%)

Second Place – Sally Field in Lincoln (25%)

Third Place – Tie between Helen Hunt in The Sessions and Jacki Weaver in Silver Linings Playbook (8%)

 

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Nominees:

– Alan Arkin in Argo

– Robert De Niro in Silver Linings Playbook

– Philip Seymour Hoffman in The Master

– Tommy Lee Jones in Lincoln

– Christoph Waltz in Django Unchained

 

Who will win: Tommy Lee Jones in Lincoln

Who should win: Christoph Waltz in Django Unchained

Class picks:

First Place – Christoph Waltz in Django Unchained (33%)

Second Place – Tie between Alan Arkin in Argo and Robert De Niro in Silver Linings Playbook (25%)

 

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS

Nominees:

– Jessica Chastain in Zero Dark Thirty

– Jennifer Lawrence in Silver Linings Playbook

– Emmanuelle Riva in Amour

– Quvenzhané Wallis in Beasts of the Southern Wild

– Naomi Watts in The Impossible

 

Who will win: Jennifer Lawrence in Silver Linings Playbook

Who should win: Jessica Chastain in Zero Dark Thirty

Class picks:

First Place – Jennifer Lawrence in Silver Linings Playbook (58%)

Second Place – Jessica Chastain in Zero Dark Thirty (33%)

Third Place – Emmanuelle Riva in Amour (8%)

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BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR

Nominees:

– Bradley Cooper in Silver Linings Playbook

– Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln

– Hugh Jackman in Les Misérables

– Joaquin Phoenix in The Master

– Denzel Washington in Flight

 

Who will win: Daniel-Day Lewis in Lincoln

Who should win: Daniel-Day Lewis in Lincoln

Class picks:

First Place – Daniel-Day Lewis in Lincoln (50%)

Second Place – Tie between Bradley Cooper in Silver Linings Playbook and Hugh Jackman in Les Misérables (25%)

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BEST PICTURE OF THE YEAR

Nominees:

Amour

Argo

Beasts of the Southern Wild

Django Unchained

Les Misérables

Life of Pi

Lincoln

Silver Linings Playbook

Zero Dark Thirty

 

Who will win: Lincoln

Who should win: Argo

Class picks:

First Place – Les Miserables (25%)

Second Place – Four-way tie between Argo, Lincoln, Silver Linings Playbook and Zero Dark Thirty 

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