Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Final Oscar Nomination Predictions 2012

It's the day before Oscar nominations announced! Nomination morning is always my Christmas Eve (with Oscar Day being Christmas, of course).


Hugh Jackman has a good reason to be excited: he's likely to receive his first (well-deserved) career nomination tomorrow for his work as Jean Valjean in Les Miserables. It's amazing that it took Hollywood this long to recognize his musical talent - put him in more musicals, ASAP! (On a related note, make more musicals!)

It's been many months since I've last posted here - an entire fall has disappeared without me writing anything. I will soon explain what has been happening, as well as presenting my 2012 top 10 list and the recipients of the third annual Jarmo Awards. But until then, here's my final predictions for Oscar nominations.


BEST PICTURE (I'm predicting seven nominees this year)


Les Miserables


Lincoln


Zero Dark Thirty


Argo


Silver Linings Playbook


Life of Pi


Amour

(if more than seven, in order of likelihood of nomination)


Beasts of the Southern Wild


Django Unchained


Moonrise Kingdom

BEST DIRECTOR


Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty


Ben Affleck, Argo


Tom Hooper, Les Miserables


Steven Spielberg, Lincoln


Michael Haneke, Amour

BEST ACTRESS


Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty


Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook


Emmanuelle Riva, Amour


Marion Cotillard, Rust & Bone


Naomi Watts, The Impossible

BEST ACTOR


Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables


Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln


John Hawkes, The Sessions


Denzel Washington, Flight


Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS


Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables


Sally Field, Lincoln


Helen Hunt, The Sessions


Amy Adams, The Master


Maggie Smith, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR


Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln


Robert De Niro, Silver Linings Playbook


Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master


Alan Arkin, Argo


Leonardo DiCaprio, Django Unchained

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY


Argo; screenplay by Chris Terrio, based on the article "How the CIA Used a Fake Sci-fi Flick to Rescue Americans from Tehran" by Joshuah Bearman


Silver Linings Playbook; screenplay by David O. Russell, based on the novel "The Silver Linings Playbook" by Matthew Quick


The Sessions; screenplay by Ben Lewin, based on the article "On Seeing a Sex Surrogate" by Mark O'Brien


Lincoln; screenplay by Tony Kushner, based in part on the book "Team of Rivals" by Doris Kearns Goodwin


Beasts of the Southern Wild; screenplay by Benh Zeitlin and Lucy Alibar, based on the play "Juicy and Delicious" by Lucy Alibar

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY


Zero Dark Thirty; written by Mark Boal


The Master; written by Paul Thomas Anderson


Moonrise Kingdom; written by Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola


Amour; screenplay by Michael Haneke


Looper; written by Rian Johnson

1 comment:

Kaitlin Pendley said...

I love you darling. Great work and merry Oscars!