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Oct 12, 2012

Oscars 2013 - My Complete List of Predictions


                This is my attempt to predict the possible frontrunners and contenders in each category for the next year's Oscars based on what i have been hearing, the festival/screenings buzz, Critics Reviews, the Whole Oscars Game that i have been seeing from last 2 or 3 years and on my own guts.

               Silver Linings Playbook and Argo got a major boost from Telluride/Toronto Film Festivals with people, critics and experts predicting them to be the winners. Argo looks like one, its a thriller based on a historical/political event directed by an actor/screenwriter turned director who have been improving a lot with his previous two efforts being great. It got humor, its entertaining with good performances so its likely the winner. However there is something about Silver Linings Playbook that people can't stop talking about. Its a sort of romantic comedy-drama and if it wins, it will join the list of  other Oscar winning Sort of Rom-Coms like Annie Hall, The Apartment and Weinstein's own Shakespeare in Love. Recent secret screening of Lincoln was a huge success too. With many more movies to come and a few that many people have already seen, this year is sure very interesting and unpredictable. But I'll try anyway....

Best Picture:-

Frontrunners:

1. Silver Linings Playbook
2. Argo
3. Les Miserables
4. Lincoln
5. The Master
6. Beasts of the Southern Wild
7. Life of Pi
8. Zero Dark Thirty
9. Django Unchained
10. Moonrise Kingdom

Contenders:

1. Amour
2. The Impossible
3. The Sessions
4. Anna Karenina
5. Hitchcock
6. Flight


Best Director:-

Frontrunners:

1. Paul Thomas Anderson - The Master
2. Ben Affleck - Argo
3. David O. Russell - Silver Linings Playbook
4. Steven Spielberg - Lincoln
5. Tom Hooper - Les Miserables

Contenders:

1. Benh Zeitlin - Beasts of the Southern Wild
2. Ang Lee - Life of Pi
3. Quentin Tarantino - Django Unchained
4. Kathryn Bigelow - Zero Dark Thirty
5. Michael Haneke - Amour

Best Lead Actor:-

Frontrunners:

1. Joaquin Phoenix - The Master
2. Daniel Day Lewis - Lincoln
3. John Hawkes - The Sessions
4. Bradley Cooper - Silver Linings Playbook
5. Hugh Jackman - Les Miserables

Contenders:

1. Denzel Washington - Flight
2. Anthony Hopkins - Hitchcock
3. Bill Murray - Hyde Park on Hudson
4. Richard Gere - Arbitrage
5. Jamie Foxx - Django Unchained

Best Lead Actress:-

Frontrunners:

1. Jennifer Lawrence - Silver Linings Playbook
2. Emmanuelle Riva - Amour
3. Marion Cotillard - Rust and Bone
4. Helen Mirren - Hitchcock
5. Quvenzhane Wallis - Beasts of the Southern Wild

Contenders:

1. Naomi Watts - The Impossible
2. Keira Knightley - Anna Karenina
3.Laura Linney - Hyde Park on Hudson
4. Maggie Smith - Quartet
5. Judi Dench - Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Best Supporting Actor:-

Frontrunners:

1. Philip Seymour Hoffman - The Master
2. Alan Arkin - Argo
3. Robert De Niro - Silver Linings Playbook
4. Tommy Lee Jones - Lincoln
5. Leonardo DiCaprio - Django Unchained

Contenders:

1. Dwight Henry - Beasts of Southern Wild
2. John Goodman - Argo
3. Russell Crowe - Les Miserables
4. Christoph Waltz - Django Unchained
5. William H. Macy - The Sessions

Best Supporting Actress:-

Frontrunners:

1. Anne Hathaway - Les Miserables
2. Amy Adams - The Master
3. Helen Hunt - The Sessions
4. Sally Field - Lincoln
5. Maggie Smith - Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Contenders:

1. Jessica Chastain - Zero Dark Thirty
2. Pauline Collins - Quartet
3. Jacki Weaver - Silver Linings Playbook
4. Annette Bening - Imogene
5. Samantha Barks - Les Miserables

Best Original Screenplay:-

Frontrunners:

1. The Master
2. Moonrise Kingdom
3. Django Unchained
4. Amour
5. Middle of Nowhere

Contenders:

1. Zero Dark Thirty
2. Flight
3. Promised Land
4. The Impossible
5. Looper

Best Adapted Screenplay:-


Frontrunners:

1. Argo
2. Silver Linings Playbook
3. Lincoln
4. Les Miserables
5. Life of Pi

Contenders:

1. Beasts of the Southern Wild
2. The Sessions
3. Killing them Softly
4. Hitchcock
5. Anna Karenina

Best Animated Film:-

Frontrunners:

1. Frankenweenie
2. Brave
3. ParaNorman
4. Rise of the Guardians
5. Wreck-It Ralph

Contenders:

1. From Up on Poppy Hill
2. La Tableau
3. The Pirates: Band of the Misfits
4. The Rabbi's Cat
5. A Liar's Autobiography

Best Foreign Film:-

Frontrunners:

1. Amour
2. A Royal Affair
3. The Intouchables
4. No
5. War Witch

Contenders:

1. Lore
2. Barbara
3. Beyond the Hills
4. Sister
5. Our Children

Best Editing:-

Frontrunners:

1. Argo
2. Zero Dark Thirty
3. Les Miserables
4. The Master
5. Lincoln

Contenders:

1. The Dark Knight Rises
2. Silver Linings Playbook
3. Life of Pi
4. Cloud Atlas
5. Looper

Best Cinematography:-

Frontrunners:

1. The Master
2. Life of Pi
3. Beasts of the Southern Wild
4. Lincoln
5. Les Miserables

Contenders:


1. The Dark Knight Rises
2. Moonrise Kingdom
3. Django Unchained
4. To the Wonder
5. Argo

Best Production Design:-

Frontrunners:

1. Les Miserables
2. Anna Karenina
3. Lincoln
4. The Master
5. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Contenders:

1. Cloud Atlas
2. The Dark Knight Rises
3. Life of Pi
4. Django Unchained
5. Prometheus

Best Costume Design:-

Frontrunners:

1. Anna Karenina
2. Les Miserables
3. Mirror Mirror
4. Lincoln
5. Great Expectations

Contenders:

1. The Master
2. Cloud Atlas
3. Django Unchained
4. The Hunger Games
5. Moonrise Kingdom

Best Makeup and Hairstyle:-

Frontrunners:

1. Cloud Atlas
2. Lincoln
3. Anna Karenina
4. Hitchcock
5. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Contenders:

1. Les Miserables
2. Looper
3. The Hunger Games
4. Men in Black 3
5. Dark Shadows

Best Visual Effects:-

Frontrunners:

1. Life of Pi
2. Cloud Atlas
3. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
4. Prometheus
5. The Avengers

Contenders:

1. The Dark Knight Rises
2. The Impossible
3. The Amazing Spider-Man
4. Looper
5. The Hunger Games

Best Score:-

Frontrunners:

1. Life of Pi
2. The Master
3. Beasts of the Southern Wild
4. Lincoln
5. Anna Karenina

Contenders:

1. The Dark Knight Rises
2. Moonrise Kingdom
3. Argo
4. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
5. Cloud Atlas

Best Sound Editing:-

Frontrunners:

1. The Avengers
2. The Dark Knight Rises
3. Life of Pi
4. Django Unchained
5. Skyfall

Contenders:


1. Zero Dark Thirty
2. Lincoln
3. Les Miserables
4. Brave
5. Prometheus

Best Sound Mixing:-

Frontrunners:

1. The Avengers
2. Life of Pi
3. Les Miserables
4. The Dark Knight Rises
5. Lincoln

Contenders:

1. Zero Dark Thirty
2. Skyfall
3. Django Unchained
4. Argo
5. Cloud Atlas

Best Song:-

Frontrunners:

1. Suddenly - Les Miserables
2. Midnight Run - Lawless
3. Touch the Sky - Brave
4. Skyfall - Skyfall
5. Celebrate - Sparkle

Contenders:

1. Learn Me Right - Brave
2. Strange Love - Frankenweenie
3. Everybody Needs a Best Friend - Ted
4. Let it Grow - The Lorax
5. Breath of Life - Snow White and the Huntsman