The 2013 Academy Awards


     2012 was a great year for film and this Sunday we celebrate the best of the best with the annual Academy Awards telecast.  Who will win this year’s biggest prizes?  Below, I weigh in with the nominees and who I think will be going home with the Oscar.  In addition, I also have included who I would’ve voted for.


Visual Effects


The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Life of Pi (Predicted Winner & My Pick)

The Avengers

Prometheus

Snow White and the Huntsman


Sound Editing


Argo

Django Unchained

Life of Pi

Skyfall

Zero Dark Thirty (Predicted Winner & My Pick)


Sound Mixing


Argo

Les Miserables

Life of Pi (Predicted Winner & My Pick)

Lincoln

Skyfall


Production Design


Anna Karenina

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Les Miserables

Life of Pi

Lincoln (Predicted Winner and My Pick)


Original Song


“Before My Time” from Chasing Ice

“Everybody Needs A Best Friend” from Ted

“Pi’s Lullaby” from Life of Pi

“Skyfall” from Skyfall (Predicted Winner & My Pick)

“Suddenly” from Les Miserables


Original Score


Anna Karenina

Argo

Life of Pi

Lincoln (Predicted Winner & My Pick)

Skyfall


Make Up & Hairstyling


Hitchcock (My Pick)

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Les Miserables (Predicted Winner)


Film Editing


Argo

Life of Pi

Lincoln

Silver Linings Playbook

Zero Dark Thirty (Predicted Winner & My Pick)


Costume Design


Anna Karenina

Les Miserables (Predicted Winner & My Pick)

Lincoln

Mirror Mirror

Snow White and the Huntsman


Cinematography


Anna Karenina

Django Unchained

Life of Pi

Lincoln (Predicted Winner)

Skyfall (My Pick)


Adapted Screenplay


Argo (Predicted Winner & My Pick)

Beasts of the Southern Wild

Life of Pi

Lincoln

Silver Linings Playbook


Original Screenplay


Amour

Django Unchained (My Pick)

Flight

Moonrise Kingdom

Zero Dark Thirty (Predicted Winner)


Supporting Actor


Alan Arkin in Argo

Robert De Niro in Silver Linings Playbook

Phillip Seymour Hoffman in The Master

Tommy Lee Jones in Lincoln (Predicted Winner)

Christoph Waltz in Django Unchained (My Pick)


Supporting Actress


Amy Adams in The Master

Sally Field in Lincoln

Anne Hathaway in Les Miserables (Predicted Winner & My Pick)

Helen Hunt in The Sessions

Jacki Weaver in Silver Linings Playbook


Best Actor


Bradley Cooper in Silver Linings Playbook

Daniel Day-Lewis In Lincoln (Predicted Winner & My Pick)

Hugh Jackman in Les Miserables

Joaquin Phoenix in The Master

Denzel Washington in Flight


Best Actress


Jessica Chastain in Zero Dark Thirty (My Pick)

Jennifer Lawrence in Silver Linings Playbook (Predicted Winner)

Emmanbuelle Riva in Amour

Quvenzhane Wallis in Beasts of the Southern Wild

Naomi Watts in The Impossible


Directing


Michael Hanake for Amour

Benh Zeitlin for Beasts of the Southern Wild

Ang Lee for Life of Pi

Steven Spielberg for Lincoln (Predicted Winner & My Pick)

David O. Russell for Silver Linings Playbook


Best Picture


Amour

Argo  (Predicted Winner)

Beasts of the Southern Wild

Django Unchained

Les Miserables

Life of Pi

Lincoln

Silver Linings Playbook

Zero Dark Thirty (My Pick)