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LonelyReviewer Oscar Predictions

It’s finally here, the end of award season, the glitziest, the glamorous, the Superbowl of movies, Academy Awards. The great contributors at LonelyReviewer.com got together and decided to list our picks for a few categories.The funny thing is, we all seem to be fairly in line with who we think will win. This years awards season has been an interesting race, it will be fascinating to see how it goes.

Vatche’s Predictions

oscarsThis has been probably the most difficult year for making predictions. This year, the nominations were definitely skewed more than normal thanks to the the 10 Best Picture nominations – so much that the odds of the Best Director and Best Picture winners lining up are very low. So, with that in mind, my predictions for the major categories are as follows:

Best motion picture of the year: “Argo” Grant Heslov, Ben Affleck and George Clooney, Producers

Achievement in directing:  “Lincoln” Steven Spielberg

Performance by an actor in a leading role: Daniel Day-Lewis in “Lincoln”

Performance by an actor in a supporting role:  Tommy Lee Jones in “Lincoln”

Performance by an actress in a leading role: Jennifer Lawrence in “Silver Linings Playbook”

Performance by an actress in a supporting role: Anne Hathaway in “Les Misérables”

Best animated feature film of the year: “Wreck-It Ralph” Rich Moore

Achievement in cinematography: “Skyfall” Roger Deakins

Adapted screenplay: “Argo” Screenplay by Chris Terrio

Original screenplay: “Zero Dark Thirty” Written by Mark Boal

Sam’s Predictions

It’s an odd year for movies.  Maybe it’s because I feel like I didn’t see enough.  Or maybe because there wasn’t a lot that blew me away. Regardless, I’ll be there Sunday night, watching with baited breath to see how this whole thing plays out.  And to see if the Best Supporting Actress winner will drop an f-bomb again.

argo-affleck-cranston-conferenceBest Picture: “Argo”It’s good, but so is “Lincoln,” “Life of Pi,” “Silver Linings Playbook” and, in a ‘they’re never going to give this an award’ kind of way, “Django Unchained.”

Best Director: Steven Spielberg But then again, it could go to Ang Lee.  But if we’re having a contest to has the most right guesses, put me down for Spielberg.

Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis

Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz Maybe it’s because he is a fascinating guy.  Maybe it’s because I still haven’t forgiven Robert DeNiro for “Rocky & Bullwinkle.”  Or “Showtime.” Or “City By the Sea.”

Best Actress: Jennifer Lawrence

Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway I haven’t seen “Les Miserables” yet, but, she’s won every other award
possible and it seems like she’s past due to win an Oscar, so, this is her year.  (Note: if I’m wrong, you can delete this paragraph after the award is handed out.)

And, even though you didn’t ask, here are a few more picks that you can take to the bank.  Or not.

Best Cinematography: “Skyfall”
Best Editing: “Argo”
Best Original Screenplay: “Zero Dark Thirty”
Best Adapted Screenplay: “Argo”
Best Song: “Skyfall”
Best Animated Film: “Frankenweeine”
Best Documentary: “Searching for Sugar Man” or “How to Survive a Plague.”  What, it’s not like you are actually taking these predictions to the bank.  And would it kill you to see two documentaries in one year?

Ben’s Predictions

Best Picture: Argo
Best Director: Steven Spielberg for Lincoln
Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis for Lincoln
Best Actress: Jennifer Lawrence for Silver Linings Playbook
Best Supporting Actor: Tommy Lee Jones for Lincoln
Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway for Les Misérables
Best Original Screenplay: Django Unchained: Quentin Tarantino
Best Adapted Screenplay: Argo: Chris Terrio
Best Animated Feature Film: Brave: Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman
Best Foreign Language Film: Amour (Austria)
Cinematography: Lincoln: Janusz Kaminski
Editing: Argo: William Goldenberg
Production Design: Lincoln: Rick Carter, Jim Erickson
Costume Design: Lincoln: Joanna Johnston
Best Makeup and Hairstyling: Les Misérables: Lisa Westcott, Julie Dartnell
Original Score: Argo: Alexandre Desplat
Original Song: Les Misérables: Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Schönberg,
Herbert Kretzmer (“Suddenly”)
Best Sound Mixing: Argo: John T. Reitz, Gregg Rudloff, José Antonio García
Best Sound Editing: Argo: Erik Aadahl, Ethan Van der Ryn
Best Visual Effects: Life of Pi: Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron,
Erik De Boer, Donald Elliott
Best Documentary Feature: The Invisible War: To Be Determined
Best Documentary Short: Redemption: Jon Alpert, Matthew O’Neill
Best Animated Short: Head Over Heels: Timothy Reckart, Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly
Best Live Action Short: Death of a Shadow: Tom Van Avermaet, Ellen De Waele

One thought on “LonelyReviewer Oscar Predictions

  1. Where I differ from Vatche (through Supporting Actress):

    Best Actress: Riva
    Supporting Actor: Waltz
    Supporting Actress: Field

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