Given the Critics Awards have winded down and the nominations are slowly approaching, I've decided to post my predictions as of now. Given the globes, the critics choice awards, and the Sags (?, are all next week as well, I think some of them could change, but we'll just have to wait and see!!
Here they are:
Best Picture: Right now, I'd say Zero Dark Thirty will be the winner given it's precursor attention and topical relevance, but Lincoln is a strong contender as well. Les Miz could still win, but I think it'll need to sweep the guilds and the BAFTA to overcome the mixed responses. It's possible that if these 3 films split support, Argo could sneak in, but I doubt it.
Best Director: I think Steven Speilberg will win if things are still this up in the air when it comes to Oscar night. Yes, he's won 2 already, but both Bigelow and Hooper won fairly recently, and Speilberg truly did a superb job with Lincoln.
Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis is a lock. Just like Speilberg, he's won 2 already, but this performance has gotten so much support and acclaim, and I doubt he'll lose. The only way he could is if Jackman gains more momentum, but I don't think it'll happen.
Best Actress: It's Jessica Chastain vs Jennifer Lawrence right now and I think Jessica has the edge given she just exciteningly broke out onto the scene last year and many seem to love and respect her. People are also realizing she's been around for a while, she didn't just pop out of nowhere. But Lawrence could still win if precursors go her way, but I don't think so somehow because she seems so young and she'll have other chances.
Best Supporting Actor: Many are touting Tommy Lee Jones rigt now, but I'm going to say Phillip Seymour Hoffman just for the hal of it. He's a great actor, and many are raving about him for his performance in The Master (Anybody see it).
Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway will most likely get it and she deserves it. It's a near-sure thing at this point. If Sally Field gets more support for her great performance, then perhaps she could win, but I don't think people will forget she has 2 already and Lincoln will probably be honored other places.
This is all I'll say for now, but tell me your thoughts!!! Who do you think will win? Do you agree or disagree? Are you excited? That should be a loud YES!!!