Thursday, 21 February 2013

The 85th Annual Academy Awards Predictions


The Academy Awards are only a few days away and as tradition I have decided to predict the winners. However I must say that this year it seems even more difficult to predict the winners. Usually the winners of the Oscars win Golden Globes, Critics Choice Awards and BAFTAs along the way but this year seems different. I think we will have more shocks and snubs than ever.

The most difficult award to predict is Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role this year. The race is between Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Lawrence and Emmanuelle Riva. Not even the various awards that have past can agree on who should take home Oscar gold.

Ben Affleck is also not nominated for Best Achievement in Directing even though he was won most if not all of the major directing awards.

Conspiracies aside, let me tell you who I predict to win at this year's Academy Awards.

Download an interactive Academy Awards Ballot

(This year the predictions will be presented differently on my blog. All nominees in bold are those who are predicted to win. All images are of those who are predicted to win.)

Best Animated Feature


Brave
Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman

Frankenweenie
Tim Burton

ParaNorman
Sam Fell, Chris Butler

The Pirates! Band of Misfits
Peter Lord

Wreck-It Ralph
Rich Moore

Best Achievement in Directing

Michael Haneke
Amour

Ang Lee
Life of Pi

David O'Russel
Silver Linings Playbook

Steven Spielberg
Lincoln

Benh Zeitlin
Beasts of the Southern Wild

Read The 83rd Annual Academy Award Predictions Blog Post

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

Amy Adams
The Master

Sally Field
Lincoln

Anne Hathaway
Les Misérables

Helen Hunt
The Sessions

Jacki Weaver
Silver Linings Playbook

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

Alan Arkin
Argo

Robert De Niro
Silver Linings Playbook

Philip Seymour Hoffman
The Master

Tommy Lee Jones
Lincoln

Christopher Waltz
Django Unchained

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role


Jessica Chastain
Zero Dark Thirty

Jennifer Lawrence
Silver Linings Playbook

Emmanuelle Riva
Amour

Quvenzhané Walis
Beasts of The Southern Wild

Naomi Watts
The Impossible

Read The 84th Annual Academy Awards Predictions Blog Post

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

Bradley Cooper
Silver Linings Playbook

Daniel Day Lewis
Lincoln

Hugh Jackman
Les Misérables

Joaquin Phoenix
The Master

Denzel Washington
Flight

See Photographs of Dreaming a Dream: Cast of Les Misérables by Annie Leibovitz

Best Motion Picture of The Year



Amour
Margaret Ménégoz, Stefan Arndt, Veit Heiduschka, Michael Katz

Argo
Grant Heslov, Ben Affleck, George Clooney

Beasts of the Southern Wild
Dan Janvey, Josh Penn, Michael Gottwald

Django Unchained
Stacey Sher, Reginald Hudlin, Pilar Savone

Les Misérable
Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward, Cameron Mackintosh

Life of Pi
Gil Netter, Ang Lee, David Womark

Lincoln
Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy

Silver Linings Playbook
Donna Gigliotti, Bruce Cohen, Jonathan Gordon

Zero Dark Thirty
Mark Boal, Kathryn Bigelow, Megan Ellison

The 85th Annual Academy Awards take place on the 24th of February 2013

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