Oscar Predictions – August 2012

 

 

Oscar Predictions – August 2012

 

Best Picture

Argo

Django Unchained

Les Miserables

Lincoln

The Master

Moonrise Kingdom

Zero Dark Thirty

 

RUNNER UPS

Beasts of the Southern Wild

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Cloud Atlas

Life of Pi

Anna Karenina

The Dark Knight Rises

To The Wonder

Silver Linings Playbook

The Sessions

Trouble with the Curve

Hyde Park on Hudson

 

Best Director

Ben Affleck, Argo

Paul Thomas Anderson, The Master

Wes Anderson, Moonrise Kingdom

Tom Hooper, Les Miserables

Steven Spielberg, Lincoln

 

RUNNER UPS

Benh Zeitlin, Beasts of the Southern Wild

Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained

Kathyrn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty

Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski, Cloud Atlas

Joe Wright, Anna Karenina

Ang Lee, Life of Pi

Peter Jackson, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Christopher Nolan, The Dark Knight Rises

Terrence Malick, To The Wonder

Ben Lewin, The Sessions

David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook

Michael Haneke, Amour

 

 

Best Actor

Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln

John Hawkes, The Sessions

Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables

Bill Murray, Hyde Park on Hudson

Joaquin Phoenix, The Master

 

RUNNER UPS

Richard Gere, Arbitrage

Clint Eastwood, Trouble with the Curve

Denzel Washington, Flight

Suraj Sharma, Life of Pi

Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook

Jamie Foxx, Django Unchained

Joel Edgerton, Zero Dark Thirty

Tommy Lee Jones, Hope Springs

 

 

Best Actress

Keira Knightley, Anna Karenina

Elizabeth Olsen, Therese Raquin

Maggie Smith, Quartet

Meryl Streep, Hope Springs

Quvenzhane Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild

 

RUNNER UPS

Emanuelle Riva, Amour

Helen Hunt, The Sessions

Naomi Watts, The Impossible

Marion Cotillard, Rust and Bone

Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook

Rachel McAdams, To The Wonder

Laura Linney, Hyde Park on Hudson

 

Supporting Actor

Jim Broadbent, Cloud Atlas

Bryan Cranston, Argo

Russell Crowe, Les Miserables

Leonardo DiCaprio, Django Unchained

Phillip Seymour Hoffman, The Master

 

RUNNER UPS

David Straithairn, Lincoln

Dwight Henry, Beasts of the Southern Wild

Jude Law, Anna Karenina

Aaron Johnson, Anna Karenina

Woody Harrelson, Seven Psychopaths

Sacha Baron Cohen, Les Miserables

John Goodman, Argo

Matthew McConaughey, Magic Mike

Samuel L. Jackson, Django Unchained

Tom Courtenay, Quartet

James Gandolfini, Killing Them Softly

 

Supporting Actress

Amy Adams, The Master

Samantha Barks, Les Miserables

Annette Bening, Imogene

Sally Field, Lincoln

Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables

 

RUNNER UPS

Olivia Williams, Hyde Park on Hudson

Kelly Macdonald, Anna Karenina

Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty

Vanessa Redgrave, Song for Marion

Helena Boham Carter, Great Expectations

 

Original Screenplay

Amour

Django Unchained

The Master

Moonrise Kingdom

Zero Dark Thirty

 

RUNNER UPS

Imogene

Hope Springs

Flight

Seven Psychopaths

To The Wonder

Trouble with the Curve

 

Adapted Screenplay

Anna Karenina

Argo

Beasts of the Southern Wild

Les Miserables

Lincoln

 

RUNNER UPS

Life of Pi

Cloud Atlas

The Sessions

Quartet

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Silver Linings Playbook

Hyde Park on Hudson

The Dark Knight Rises

This is 40

 

 

So, I gave Beasts of the Southern Wild a little less love this time. I did this because it feels like the buzz is already dying down for it, I can only imagine of Oscar voters will even remember it at this rate. Still very possible, we’ll just have to wait and see as time goes on through Oscar season. If a lot of these potential award winners are really good, Beasts could fade into the early year background.

Gave Zero Dark Thirty a little more love. The trailer was alright, but the more I think about the films timeliness the more I am persuaded to go with it for award season.

Giving Argo more love because Ben Affleck hasn’t made a bad film yet, while a lot of these are still potentially not good. Argo is also a timely subject and the more times I see the trailer the better it looks. Also gave Cranston a spot because someone pointed out that an actor has always got a nomination from an Affleck film.

 

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