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!