Oscar Predictions 2013

Oscar Predictions

Predictions isn’t really the right word. This is how we would vote, if we got a vote, based on everything we’ve watched leading up to tonight.  This isn’t about who we think will win, but rather who we think should win.  After all, we all know that the statue rarely goes to the right person, right?

This year we managed to see just about everything.  The only category where we’re flying mostly blind is Documentary Short.  We blame HBO.  Make the damn things available on iTunes guys!  We’ll gladly buy them and watch them.

Anything marked with an [A] is my pick, anything marked with [J] is my wife’s pick.  To see how we did last year click here.  For our 2011 picks, click here.  I honestly forget who won each year (which probably means she did), but you could tally up the votes if you really wanted to and laugh in our faces, well at least our digital ones.

Comment below and let us know who you’re pulling for tonight!


BEST PICTURE
Amour
Argo [A], [J]
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Django Unchained
Les Miserables
Life of Pi
Lincoln
Silver Linings Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook [J]
Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln [A]
Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables
Joaquin Phoenix, The Master
Denzel Washington, Flight

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Emmanuelle Riva, Amour [A][J]
Quvenzhane Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild
Naomi Watts, The Impossible

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Alan Arkin, Argo
Robert De Niro, Silver Linings Playbook
Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln [A]
Christop Waltz, Django Unchained [J]

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Amy Adams, The Master
Sally Field, Lincoln
Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables [A]
Helen Hunt, The Sessions 
Jacki Weaver, Silver Linings Playbook [J]

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
Brave [A][J]
Frankenweenie 
ParanNorman 
The Pirates! Band of Misfits 
Wreck-It Ralph 

CINEMATOGRAPHY
Anna Karenina 
Django Unchained
Life of Pi [A][J]
Lincoln
Skyfall 

COSTUME DESIGN
Anna Karenina [A]
Les Miserables [J]
Lincoln

Mirror Mirror
Snow White and the Huntsman

DIRECTING
Michael Haneke, Amour [A]
Benh Zeitlin, Beasts of the Southern Wild
Ang Lee, Life of Pi
Steven Spielberg, Lincoln
David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook [J]

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
5 Broken Cameras

The Gatekeepers
How to Survive a Plague [A]
The Invisible War [J]

Searching for Sugar Man 

DOCUMENTARY (SHORT)
Inocente [J]
Kings Point
Mondays at Racine
Open Heart [A]
Redemption

FILM EDITING
Argo [A][J]
Life of Pi
Lincoln
Silver Linings Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Amour, Austria [A][J]
Kon-Tiki, Norway
No, Chile
A Royal Affair, Denmark
War Witch, Canada

MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING
Hitchcock 
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey [A][J]
Les Miserables 

MUSIC-ORIGINAL SCORE
Anna Karenina 
Argo
Life of Pi [A], [J]
Lincoln

Skyfall 

MUSIC-ORIGINAL SONG
Before My Time from Chasing Ice
Everybody Needs A Best Friend from Ted 
Pi’s Lullaby from Life of Pi [J]
Skyfall from Skyfall [A]
Suddenly from Les Miserables 

PRODUCTION DESIGN
Anna Karenina 
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 
Les Miserables [A][J]
Life of Pi
Lincoln

SHORT FILM-ANIMATED
Adam and Dog 

Fresh Guacamole 
Head Over Heels 
Maggie Simpson in “The Longest Daycare” 
Paperman [A][J]

SHORT FILM-LIVE ACTION
Asad 

Buzkashi Boys 
Curfew [A][J]
Death of a Shadow (Dood van een Schaduw) 
Henry 

SOUND EDITING
Argo
Django Unchained
Life of Pi [J]
Skyfall 
Zero Dark Thirty [A]

SOUND MIXING
Argo [J]
Les Miserables [A]
Life of Pi
Lincoln

Skyfall 

VISUAL EFFECTS
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey [J]
Life of Pi [A]
Marvel’s The Avengers 
Prometheus 
Snow White and the Huntsman

WRITING-ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Argo [J]
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Life of Pi
Lincoln [A]
Silver Linings Playbook

WRITING-ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Amour
Django Unchained [A]
Flight
Moonrise Kingdom [J]
Zero Dark Thirty


Do you agree with our choices? Who do you expect to win big tonight? Who are you routing for to pull out the upset?

About Aaron Westerman

Aaron Westerman is the Manager of Web Architecture for a national human services organization. When he's not busy tearing sites apart and rebuilding them, he spends his ever shrinking free time trying to keep up with his twins, reading works of translated literature, and watching far too many Oscar nominated movies.