Sunday, February 24, 2013


There were definitely some good calls that Oscar made this year (at least with the nominations...) but as usual, overall, I'm left disappointed by what was NOT nominated.  Anyways, for the sake of guessing, here's what I think will happen tonight, with potential spoiler in paranthesis:

Best Picture
Argo (Lincoln)

Best Director
Steven Spielberg (Ang Lee)

Best Actor
Daniel Day Lewis (Denzel Washington)

Best Actress
Jennifer Lawrence (Emmanuelle Riva)

Best Supporting Actor
Robert De Niro (Tommy Lee Jones)

Best Supporting Actress
Anne Hathaway (Sally Field)

Best Original Screenplay
Zero Dark Thirty (Django Unchained)

Best Adapted Screenplay
Argo (Lincoln)

Best Editing
Argo (Zero Dark Thirty)

Best Cinematography
Skyfall (Anna Karenina)

Best Documentary
The Gatekeepers (Searching for Sugarman)

Best Documentary Short
Mondays at Racine

Best Live Action Short

Best Animated
Frankenweenie (Wreck-it- Ralph)

Best Make-Up/Hairstyling
Les Miserables (The Hobbit)

Best Original Score
Life of Pi (Anna Karenina)

Best Sound Editing
Skyfall (Argo)

Best Sound Mixing
Skyfall (Argo)

Best Visual Effects
Life of Pi (The Avengers)

Best Original Song
Skyfall (Life of Pi)

Best Costume
Anna Karenina (Les Miserables)

Best Foreign Language Film
Amour (No)

Saturday, February 9, 2013


Best Picture

Zero Dark Thirty
Cloud Atlas
Killing them Softly
The Grey
The Dark Knight Rises

Best Director

Kathryn Bigelow – Zero Dark Thirty
Wachowski Starship & Tom Tykwer – Cloud Atlas
Joe Carnahan – The Grey
Andrew Dominik – Killing them Softly
Christopher Nolan – The Dark Knight Rises

Best Actor

Daniel Day Lewis – Lincoln
Denzel Washington – Flight
Joaquin Phoenix – The Master
Liam Neeson – The Grey
Jack Black – Bernie

Best Actress

Keira Knightley – Anna Karenina
Naomi Watts – The Impossible
Jennifer Lawrence – Silver Linings Playbook
Jessica Chastain – Zero Dark Thirty
Michelle Williams – Take This Waltz

Best Original Screenplay

John Gatins – Flight
John Logan, Roger Wade, Neal Purvis -- Skyfall                 
Paul Thomas Anderson – The Master
Rian Johnson – Looper
Quentin Tarantino – Django Unchained

Best Adapted Screenplay

Andrew Dominik – Killing Them Softly
Stephen Chbosky – The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Joe Carnahan & Ian Jeffers – The Grey
David O. Russell – Silver Linings Playbook
Wachowski Starship & Tom Tykwer – Cloud Atlas

Best Supporting Actor

Matthew McConaughey – Magic Mike
Leonardo DiCaprio – Django Unchained
Samuel L. Jackson – Django Unchained
Robert De Niro – Silver Linings Playbook
Dwight Henry – Beasts of the Southern Wild

Best Cinematography

Seamus McGarvey – Anna Karenina
Roger Deakins – Skyfall
Greig Fraser – Killing Them Softly
Dariusz Wolski – Prometheus
Claudio Miranda – Life of Pi

Best Editing

Brian A. Kates & John Paul Horstmann -- Killing Them Softly
Stuart Baird -- Skyfall
Pietro Scalia -- Prometheus
William Goldenberg -- Argo
Roger Barton & Jason Hellmann -- The Grey

Best Original Score

Dario Marianelli – Anna Karenina
Thomas Newman – Skyfall
Hans Zimmer – The Dark Knight Rises
Marc Streitenfeld -- The Grey                   
Tom Tykwer & Johnny Klimek – Cloud Atlas

Best Production Design

Design Eugenio Caballero -- The Impossible
Sarah Greenwood -- Anna Karenina
Dennis Gassner -- Skyfall
Jeremy Hindle -- Zero Dark Thirty
Alex DiGerlando -- Beasts of the Southern Wild

Best Costumes

Anna Karenina
Cloud Atlas
Django Unchained
The Master

Best Visual Effects

The Dark Knight Rises
The Impossible
Cloud Atlas

Best Make-Up

The Impossible
Les Miserables
Anna Karenina
Cloud Atlas