Sunday, February 24, 2013
Final Oscar Predictions And My Preferences
Well, the day is here!!! I always do them last, although I didn't get around to publishing my predictions last year (They would have been: The Artist, Michael Hazanvicious, Jean Dujardin, Viola Davis, Christopher Plummer,Octavia Spencer, The Descendants, Midnight In Paris), but here are mine for this year!!
Best Picture: Who Will Win: Argo will win. It won't be a deserved win, but given it's won everything in sight, I'm doubting it will lose. If it does, expect Lincoln or Silver Linings Playbook to triumph given Lincoln's overall nomination tally and Silver Linings fierce Miramax campaign.
Who Should Win: Lincoln hands down. It's an amazingly epic and rich film that is a masterpiece in every way. Please Academy give it to this film!
Best Director: Who Will Win: Steven Speilberg most likely will win, but upsets from Lee, Haneke, or even David O'Russel are possible. But don't bet on it.
Who Should Win: My vote would have easily have gone to Kathyrn Bigelow for Zero Dark Thirty, but I'll happily give my vote to Speilberg. He created such an involving and moving film and I'll be happy if he wins his third Oscar.
Best Actor: Who Will Win: D.D.L is pretty much a lock here and a win for him is extremely deserving.
Who Should Win: D.D.L. His performance is so brilliantly detailed and filled with so many emotions. One of the best performances of the year.
Best Actress: Who Will Win: Most are predicting Lawrence here and she is certainly the frontrunner, but I'm still sticking to my Enamulle Riva prediction. Her BAFTA win helped her, but it didn't have the same passionate effect I thought it would, mostly because Riva hasn't been campaigning like Streep and Cotillard did in their respective years. Yet, I'm still thinking she'll pull off an upset. But I'm getting a feeling that maybe Naomi Watts will pull off a surprise because she seems to be getting some last minute buzz, but it's still a big long-shot. Poor Jessica Chastain. She has a chance at surprising, but she's lost too much momentum at this point to win.
Who Should Win: Emanuelle Riva. Her performance is so full of beautiful warmth, strength, and dignity and those later scenes are simply shattering. If she wins, it will be a very worthy one. Jennifer Lawrence would be my 2nd choice.
Best Supporting Actor: Who Will Win: Many are saying De Niro, and I was too for a while, but now, I'm switching to Waltz. He has recently won this award, but his globe and especially his BAFTA win could help him a lot. But this is the modt unpredictable category and wins from Lee Jones, De Niro, Hoffman, and Arkin are possible.
Who Should Win: I've seen De Niro, Jones, and Arkin and De Niro is an easy pick for me. His performance is so amusing and funny and he adds so much to Silver Linings. Jones is fine, but a win is way too much. And Arkin does hardly anything in Argo.
Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway. She's won basically everything for most of the season and voters seem to love her as much as most do. If there is a shocking, Julliete Binoche upset, bet on Sally Field or Helen Hunt, but Anne is still probably winning anyway.
Who Should Win: Anne Hathaway. Her performance is so devastating and terrific. She gives one of the best musical performances in many years. Sally Field is great too though.
Best Original Screenplay: Hmm, it seems like a three way race between Zero Dark Thirty, Amour, and Django Unchained. I'm going to guess Mark Boal because of his recent WGA award and the fact that they may want to honor Zero Dark somewhere and Amour will most likely win Best Foreign Language Film and Django doesn't seem to be too loved by the Academy.
Who Should Win: I've only seen Amour and Zero Dark Thirty and Amour has a beautiful screenplay that would be very deserving if it wins here.
Best Adapted Screenplay: Who Will Win: A three way race between Lincoln, Argo, and Silver Linings Playbook. Since I haven't predicted Silver Linings to win anything else, I feel obliged to predict a win for it here. But Argo could easily triumph as could as lincoln.
Who Should Win: Hmm, a tie between Lincoln and Silver linings would be the only way to make this category fair for me! If pressed, I'd lean towards Lincoln, but both are so good!
I won't predict the other categories, but I'm rooting for Adele, Amour, Zero Dark Thirty for editing, and Les Miserables for Best Art Direction!
Anyway, what are your picks? Youe predictions? Who's the one you're going out on a limb for? Who are rooting for especially?