Oscar Watch: My Oscar Picks For The 85th Academy Awards

by Patrick on February 22, 2013

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After watching 94% of the nominated films, here are my predictions for the Academy Awards this year in my Will win, might win, should win format.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Will win: Anne Hathaway (Les Misérables)

Might win: Sally Field (Lincoln)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Will win: Tommy Lee Jones (Lincoln)

Might win: Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained)

Should win: Philip Seymour Hoffman (The Master)

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Will win: Amour

Might win: Zero Dark Thirty

Should win: Moonrise Kingdom

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Will win: Argo

Might win: Lincoln

BEST ANIMATED FILM

Will win: Wreck-It Ralph

Might win: Brave

BEST SHORT FILM (ANIMATED)

Will win: Paperman

Might win: Adam and Dog

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

Will win: Life of Pi

Might win: Lincoln

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Will win: Anna Karenina

Might win: Les Misérables

BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING

Will win: Les Misérables

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Will win: Life of Pi

Might win: Skyfall

BEST SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION)

Will win: Curfew

Might win: Buzkashi Boys

BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM

Will win: Searching for Sugar Man

Might win: The Gatekeepers

BEST SHORT FILM (DOCUMENTARY)

Will win: Inocente

Might win: Open Heart

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Will win: Life of Pi

BEST SOUND EDITING

Will win: Argo

Might win: Life of Pi

BEST SOUND MIXING

Will win: Les Misérables

Might win: Argo

BEST FILM EDITING

Will win: Argo

Might win: Lincoln

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

Will win: Life of Pi

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

Will win: Skyfall

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

Will win: Amour

BEST DIRECTOR

Will win: Ang Lee (Life of Pi)

Might win: Steven Spielberg (Lincoln)

BEST ACTOR

Will win: Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln)

BEST ACTRESS

Will win: Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook)

Might win: Emmanuelle Riva (Amour)

Should win: Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty)

BEST PICTURE

Will win: Argo

Might win: Lincoln

Should win: Zero Dark Thirty

(Disclosure: I work at a marketing firm who has the great fortune of doing work on many of these films)

  • Mike Chiasson

    Its pretty sad that I haven’t seen a single movie on this list. Not even Skyfall or Zero Dark Thirty.

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