Last Minute Oscar Predictions


Well, it’s about two hours away from the show and I thought I’d finally post something about the Oscars.

If I were a braver man, I’d go all in for Amour and have Alan Arkin winning his second Oscar while riding the Argo wave. After all, 2012 feels a lot like 2002, when Roman Polanski’s The Pianist won more awards than anyone was expecting. But being this being the most unpredictable Oscar year in my lifetime, it’s always good to remember William Goldman’s famous quote about the industry, “Nobody knows anything.”

Category Predicted Winner Gut Feeling Actual
Best Picture Argo Argo
Best Actress Jennifer Lawrence Emmanuelle Riva Jennifer Lawrence
Best Actor Daniel Day-Lewis Daniel Day-Lewis
Best Supporting Actor Tommy Lee Jones Alan Arkin Christoph Waltz
Best Supporting Actress Anne Hathaway Anne Hathaway
Best Director Steven Spielberg Micheal Hanake Ang Lee
Best Adapted Screenplay Argo Argo
Best Original Screenplay Django Unchained Amour Django
Best Animated Feature Brave Brave
Best Foreign Language Film Amour Amour
Best Film Editing Argo Argo
Best Costume Design Anna Karenina Anna Karenina
Best Cinematography Life of Pi Life of Pi
Best Makeup Les Miserables Les Miserables
Best Production Design Life of Pi Lincoln
Best Visual Effects Life of Pi Life of Pi
Best Sound Mixing Les Miserables Les Miserables
Best Sound Editing Skyfall TIE: Skyfall & Zero Dark Thirty
Best Original Score Life of Pi Life of Pi
Best Original Song Skyfall Skyfall
Best Documentary Feature Searching for Sugarman Searching for Sugarman
Best Documentary Short Inocente Inocente
Best Live Action Short Death of a Shadow Curfew
Best Animated Short Paperman Paperman

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