Award Season Predictions: The Oscars 2013

It is almost upon us. The big one. The one we've all been waiting for. The Oscars! Or to give its full name: The 85th Academy Awards.

Pretty much all the previous award shows have been warm-ups to this one. We all use the SAGs, the Golden Globes etc. to help predict how the Academy is going to vote this time. So with that in mind, here are my predictions for the biggest award show around!

Film I think will win
Film(s) I want to win

Best Picture
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Silver Linings Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty
Les Misérables
Life of Pi
Django Unchained

Best Actor
Daniel Day-Lewis - Lincoln
Denzel Washington - Flight
Hugh Jackman - Les Misérables
Bradley Cooper - Silver Linings Playbook
Joaquin Phoenix - The Master

Best Actress

Naomi Watts - The Impossible
Jessica Chastain - Zero Dark Thirty
Jennifer Lawrence - Silver Linings Playbook
Emmanuelle Riva - Amour
Quvenzhané Wallis - Beasts of the Southern Wild

Best Supporting Actor

Christoph Waltz - Django Unchained
Phillip Seymour Hoffman - The Master
Robert De Niro - Silver Linings Playbook
Alan Arkin - Argo
Tommy Lee Jones - Lincoln

Best Supporting Actress

Sally Field - Lincoln
Anne Hathaway - Les Misérables
Jacki Weaver - Silver Linings Playbook
Helen Hunt - The Sessions
Amy Adams - The Master

Best Original Song

"Before My Time," - Chasing Ice
"Pi’s Lullaby," - Life of Pi
"Suddenly," - Les Misérables
"Everybody Needs A Best Friend," - Ted
"Skyfall," - Skyfall

Best Animated Feature Film

Pirates! Band of Misfits
Wreck-It Ralph

Best Foreign Language Film

Amour (Austria)
No (Chile)
War Witch (Canada)
A Royal Affair (Denmark)
Kontiki (Norway)

Best Director

David O. Russell - Silver Linings Playbook
Ang Lee - Life of Pi
Steven Spielberg - Lincoln
Michael Haneke - Amour
Benh Zeitlin - Beasts of the Southern Wild

Best Original Screenplay
John Gatins - Flight
Mark Boal - Zero Dark Thirty
Quentin Tarantino - Django Unchained
Michael Haneke - Amour
Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola - Moonrise Kingdom

Best Adapted Screenplay
Lucy Alibar and Benh Zeitlin - Beasts of the Southern Wild
Chris Terrio - Argo
Tony Kushner - Lincoln
David O. Russell - Silver Linings Playbook
David Magee - Life of Pi

Best Cinematography
Anna Karenina
Django Unchained
Life of Pi

Best Costume Design
Anna Karenina
Les Misérables
Mirror Mirror
Snow White and the Huntsman

Makeup and Hairstyling
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Les Misérables

Best Original Score
Dario Marianelli - Anna Karenina
Alexandre Desplat - Argo
Mychael Danna - Life of Pi
John Williams - Lincoln
Thomas Newman - Skyfall

Best Production Design
Anna Karenina
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Les Misérables
Life of Pi

Best Animated Short
Adam and Dog
Fresh Guacamole
Head over Heels
Maggie Simpson in 'The Longest Daycare,'

Best Visual Effects
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Life of Pi
Marvel’s The Avengers
Snow White and the Huntsman

I think the Oscars this year will be a mixed bag, no one film taking every award. But on the other hand I do think that Argo is going to be a frontrunner if previous award shows are anything to go by.

So let me know if you think I'm right with my predictions or miles off the target! And enjoy the Oscars spectacle!

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