Awkweird Me
2013 Oscar Predictions

Since I have now seen all 9 nominations for best picture at the 85th Annual Academy Awards, I think it’s time to once again give my thoughts and predictions on the winners. For a full list, go here.

Best Motion Picture of the Year:

Lincoln is a safe bet, and Zero Dark Thirty and Argo also have chances. I think it’d be cooler if Amour or Django Unchained won, but it’s unlikely.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role:

Daniel Day-Lewis is pretty much sure to take this, and I have no problem with that. Denzel Washington may have a chance too. I think I’d like Joaquin Phoenix to win though.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role:

The Academy will probably give it to Jessica Chastain (which I support) or Naomi Watts (which I don’t support). I think it’d be cool if Emmanuelle Riva won.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role:

I think Philip Seymour Hoffman should take it, but it’ll more likely be Alan Arkin or Tommy Lee Jones.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role:

Anne Hathaway will almost definitely win this and I have no problem with that.

Best Achievement in Directing:

I suppose Steven Spielberg is the obvious choice here. I’d like it if Michael Haneke won, however.

Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen:

While I don’t think it’s the best screenplay Tarantino has written, I’d like Django Unchained to win. I also wouldn’t mind if Moonrise Kingdom won. I think Zero Dark Thirty is the most likely though.

Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published:

I think perhaps Argo will take it, but I’m not really sure.

Best Animated Feature Film of the Year:

Probably Wreck-It Ralph, but Brave certainly has a chance too.

Once again, I don’t have strong feelings one way or another about the other categories, except that I’m sure Adele will win for Skyfall.

This year’s awards are a bit more difficult to predict than other recent years, for sure. I can’t wait to find out who wins tomorrow!

Lincoln (2012)
This was a really good film. I was unsure whether I was going to like it at the beginning though. My lack of knowledge of American politics and American history were probably a bit of a hindrance. My lack of interest in politics didn’t help either. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t bored on a few occasions. But I was also enthralled and in suspense on several others, so it worked out just fine. I appreciated the more human moments a lot more. The film looked gorgeous, which wasn’t surprising. Steven Spielberg has known what he’s doing for a long time now. The cast was awesome. It contained many of my favourite actors, all giving fine performances. It may not be my favourite Spielberg movie, but it’s a really solid film which I can’t truly fault.

Lincoln (2012)

This was a really good film. I was unsure whether I was going to like it at the beginning though. My lack of knowledge of American politics and American history were probably a bit of a hindrance. My lack of interest in politics didn’t help either. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t bored on a few occasions. But I was also enthralled and in suspense on several others, so it worked out just fine. I appreciated the more human moments a lot more. The film looked gorgeous, which wasn’t surprising. Steven Spielberg has known what he’s doing for a long time now. The cast was awesome. It contained many of my favourite actors, all giving fine performances. It may not be my favourite Spielberg movie, but it’s a really solid film which I can’t truly fault.