So, here it is. The last and arguably most important pre-Oscar precursors given BAFTA has become a much stronger resource when it comes to predicting who will win in the last 6-7 years. Many of the categories have matched up perfectly with the Oscar and I honestly doubt that anything will change this year.
Best Picture: I think Lincoln will win here. Although Argo is the Best Picture frontrunner, I don't think the British will honor it given I suspect much of it's buzz and momentum is motivated by the fact that it is about hollywood saving people from death. I think Lincoln is sweeping and richly rewarding, something that BAFTA loves and I hope AMPAS loves as well. Another possibility is Les Miserables winning given the Brits love it there, but I doubt it.
Outstanding British Film: Skyfall probably, and it would be really cool to see it winning. I could see Les Mis winning here easily though.
Best Director: Probably Ben Afleck again, but I could see Michael Haneke pulling off an upset. I HOPE, HOPE, HOPE Kathyrn Bigelow wins here though. It's their last chance to honor the best direction of the year!
Best Foreign Film: Amour, easily.
Best Original Screenplay: I hope Amour takes it, but I'm guessing Django Unchained.
Best Adapted Screenplay: I think lincoln will win, but Argo and Silver Linings Playbook are strong contenders as well.
Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis. I don't see anything stopping him at this point.
Best Actress: Many are saying J.L is a lock, but I honestly don't think so. She could easily win, but I still think Chastain and Riva are strong contenders, though one of them needs to win here so they can win the Oscar. I'm predicting Riva to win this award now, but I'm a little nervous about Lawrence winning this one. Chastain needs this one bad if she wants to regain her frontrunner status, but I don't see her winning here.
Best Supporting Actor: Phillip Seymour Hoffman, just because, LOL.
Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway.
So, what do you think? What are you rooting for? Do you think BAFTA will be the best predictor of the Oscars this year?