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Sep 18, 2012

Oscars 2013 - My First Attempt at Predictions


              So yesterday, it was announced that "The Silver Linings Playbook" won the Audience Choice Best Picture Award at the Toronto International Film Festival. The movie being from the infamous Weinsteins already made it something to look forward to but winning this award which did wonders for recent winners like Slumdog Millionaire and The King's Speech and both of them for being "Crowd-Pleasing" Movies might do the same for Silver Linings. Okay maybe not exactly but you never know... Argo was destined to win this award due the very enthusiastic response that it got (it was a runner up along with The Impossible). Both of these "Crowd-Pleasing" movies can definitely win or at least get nominated for many awards including the Oscars. Roger Ebert as you may know already predicted Argo to be the winner.

          Its that time of the year, the time when we Bloggers and Critics and the people in between makes Oscars Predictions because its fun. You will never truly understand the Oscar Game, the politics involved the whole business with which Picture is suitable to win and which Best Movies of the year because of some blah blah reason shouldn't even be nominated. We all have our differences with the Academy for some of their most bizarre decisions in the history but hey, its Oscars.



        So i am trying my hands in predicting the Oscars in my first attempt for next year. I know whats going on in the world of movies having being active online this year too, the reviews, general buzz, festival buzz, online buzz and my little experience over the years. Note that the exclamation marks shows a movie or performance that no one have seen yet! Here we go:

Best Picture:-

Front Runners:

- Argo
- The Master
- Lincoln !
- The Silver Linings Playbook
- Les Miserables !
- Beasts of the Southern Wild

Contenders:

- Moonrise Kingdom
- Django Unchained !
- Amour
- Zero Dark Thirty !
- The Sessions
- Life of Pi !

Long Shots:

- Anna Karenina
- The Impossible
- The Dark Knight Rises
- The Avengers
- The Hunger Games
- The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey !
- Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Best Actor in a Lead Role:-


Front Runners:

Joaquin Phoenix - The Master
John Hawkes - The Sessions
Daniel Day-Lewis - Lincoln !

Contenders:

Philip Seymour Hoffman - The Master

Hugh Jackman - Les Miserables !
Bill Murray - Hyde Park on Hudson
Bradley Cooper - The Silver Linings Playbook
Jean-Louis Trintignant - Amour
Jamie Foxx - Django Unchained !
Denzel Washington - Flight !

Best Actress in a Lead Role:-
(no clear Front Runners like Best Actor Category but still)

Front Runners:

Jennifer Lawrence - The Silver Linings Playbook

Emmanuelle Riva - Amour
Quvenzane Wallis - Beasts of the Southern Wild

Contenders:

Marion Cotillard - Rust & Bone

Keira Knightley - Anna Karenina
Viola Davis - Won’t Back Down !
Julianne Moore - What Maisie Knew !
Meryl Streep - Hope Springs
Laura Linney - Hyde Park on Hudson
Naomi Watts - The Impossible

Best Actor in a Supporting Role:-

Front Runners:

Dwight Henry - Beasts of the Southern Wild

Leonardo DiCaprio - Django Unchained !
Alan Arkin - Argo

Contenders:

Russell Crowe - Les Miserables !

Robert DeNiro - The Silver Linings Playbook
Christoph Waltz - Django Unchained !
William H. Macy - The Sessions
Tommy Lee Jones - Lincoln !
David Strathairn - Lincoln !
John Goodman - Argo

Best Actress in a Supporting Role:-

Front Runners:

Anne Hathaway - Les Miserables !

Amy Adams - The Master
Helen Hunt - The Sessions

Contenders:

Sally Field - Lincoln !

Pauline Collins - Quartet
Annette Bening - Imogene !
Maggie Smith/Judi Dench - The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Best Director:-

Front Runners:

Paul Thomas Anderson - The Master
Ben Affleck - Argo

Contenders:

Tom Hooper - Les Miserables !
Steven Spielberg - Lincoln !
Wes Anderson - Moonrise Kingdom
Benh Zeitlin - Beasts of the Southern Wild
Michael Haneke - Amour
Kathryn Bigelow - Zero Dark Thirty !
Quentin Tarantino - Django Unchained !
David O. Russell - The Silver Linings Playbook