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31 Days of #AAPIFilmz (Pt. I)

Oscar Nomination Prediction (2013)


I used to be all for award season with its blitzy glamour but after The King's Speech won at the 2011 Academy Awards,  I was obviously not happy. Cinema is about taking risks, showing the true essence of the human condition, no matter how frightening that image might be. But the Academy are a conglomerate of old white people that don't want to take that leap of faith anymore. Naturally, this year Steven Spielberg's oscar bait, Lincoln scored a whooping 12 nominations leading the pack of other more great and worthy opponents. So, like I always do, I'm going to pick who I would ideally want to win and who I know are probably going to win. For those that I don't think I'm apt to judge I'm going to put N/S for not sure. Here we go!


Best Picture
Beast of Southern Wild
Zero Dark Thirty
Amour
Argo
Life of Pi
Les Miserables
Lincoln Silver Lining Playbook
Django Unchained

Who I want: Zero Dark Thirty
Who will win: Lincoln

Best Actress 
Jessica Chastain - Zero Dark Thirty
Jennifer Lawrence - Silver Lining Playbook
Emmanuelle Riva - Amour
Quvenzhane Wallis - Beasts of Southern Wild
Naomi Watts - The Impossible

Who I want: Jessica Chastain - Zero Dark Thirty
Who will win: Jessica Chastain - Zero Dark Thirty

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

Who I want: Joaquin Phoenix
Who will win: Daniel Day-Lewis 

Best Supporting Actor
Phillip Seymour Hoffman - The Master
Robert DeNiro - Silver Lining Playbook
Alan Arkin - Argo
Tommy Lee Jones - Lincoln
Christoph Waltz - Django Unchained

Who I want: Phillip Seymour Hoffman - The Master
Who will win: Phillip Seymour Hoffman - The Master or Tommy Lee Jones - Lincoln

Best Supporting Actress
Sally Field - Lincoln
Anne Hathaway - Les Miserables
Jacki Weaver - Silver Lining Playbook
Helen Hunt -  The Sessions
Amy Adams - The Master

Who I want: Amy Adams - The Master
Who will win: Anne Hathaway - Les Miserables

Animated Feature Film
Frankenweenie
The Pirates! Band of Misfits
Wreak-it Ralph
ParaNorman
Brave

Who I want: Wreak-It Ralph
Who will win: Frankenweenie

Cinematography
Django Unchained - Robert Richardson
Anna Karenina - Seamus McGarvey
Lincoln - Janusz Kaminski
Life of Pi - Claudio Miranda
Skyfall - Roger Deakins

Who I want: Lincoln - Janusz Kaminski
Who will win: Lincoln - Janusz Jaminski 

Costume Design
Anna Karenina - Jacqueline Durran
Les Miserable - Paco Delgado
Lincoln - Joanna Johnston
Mirror Mirror - Eiko Ishioka
Snow White and the Huntsman - Colleen Atwood 

Who I want: Anna Karenina - Jacqueline Durran
Who will win: Lincoln -  Joanna Johnston or Snow White and the Huntsman - Colleen Atwood

Directing
Amour - Michael Haneke
Beasts of Southern Wild - Benh Zeitlin
Life of Pi - Ang Lee
Lincoln - Steven Spielberg
SIlver Lining Playbook - David O. Russell

Who I want: Amour - Michael Haneke
Who will win: Lincoln - Steven Spielberg

Documentary Feature
5 Broken Cameras
The Gatekeepers
How to Survive a Plague
The Invisible War
Searching for Sugarman

Who I want: The Invisible War/How to Survive a Plague
Who will win: The Gatekeepers

Documentary Short 
Inocente 
Kings Point
Mondays at Racine
Open Heart
Redemption

N/S

Film Editing
Argo - William Goldenberg
Life of Pi - Time Squyres
Lincoln - Michael Kahn
Silver Lining Playbook - Jay Cassidy and Crispin Struthers
Zero Dark Thirty - Dylan Tichenor and William Goldenberg 

Who I want: Zero Dark Thirty- Dylan Tichenor and William Goldenberg
Who will win: Argo - William Goldberg or Zero Dark Thirty - Dylan Tichenor and Willian Goldenberg

Foreign Language Film
Amour
NO
War Witch
A Royal Affair
Kon Tiki

Who I want: Amour
Who wil win: Amour

Makeup
Hitchcock - Howard Berger, Peter Montagna, and Martin Samuel
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - Peter Swords King, Rick Findlater, and Tami Lane
Les Miserables - Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell

Who I want: The Hobbit
Who will win: The Hobbit

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

Who I want: Anna Karenina - Dario Marianelli
Who will win: Anna Karenina - Dario Marianelli

Music (Original Song)
Before My Time - Chasing Ice, Music and Lyric by J. Ralph
Pi's Lullaby - Life of Pi, Music by Mychael Danna; Lyric by Bombay Jayashri
Suddenly - Les Miserable, Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg; Lyric by Herbert Kretzmer and Alain Boublils
Everybody Needs a Best Friend - Ted, Music by Walter Murphy; Lyric by Seth MacFarlane
Skyfall - from Skyfall - Music and Lyric by Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth

Who I want: Pi's Lullaby - Life of Pi, Music by Mychael Danna; Lyric by Bombay Jayashri
Who will win: N/S


Short Film (Animated)
Adam and Dog - Minkyu Lee
Fresh Guacamole - PES
Head over Heels - Timothy Reckart and Fodhla Cronin O'Reilly
Maggie Simpson in "The Longest Daycare" David Silverman
The Paperman - John Kahrs

Who I want: The Paperman
Who will win: THe Paperman

Production Design
Anna Karenina - Sarah Greenwood (Production Design); Katie Spencer (Set Decoration)
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - Dan Hennah (Production Design); Ra Vincent and Simon Bright (Set Decoration)
Les Misérables -Eve Stewart (Production Design); Anna Lynch-Robinson (Set Decoration)
Life of Pi - David Gropman (Production Design); Anna Pinnock (Set Decoration)
Lincoln - Rick Carter (Production Design); Jim Erickson (Set Decoration)

Who I want: Anna Karenina
Who will win: Les Miserables

Short Film (Live Action)
Asad Bryan Buckley and Mino Jarjoura
Buzkashi Boys - Sam French and Ariel Nasr
Curfew -Shawn Christensen
Death of a Shadow (Dood van een Schaduw) - Tom Van Avermaet and Ellen De Waele
Henry - Yan England

N/S

Sound Editing
Argo - Erik Aadahl and Ethan Van der Ryn
Django Unchained - Wylie Stateman
Life of Pi - Eugene Gearty and Philip Stockton
Skyfall - Per Hallberg and Karen Baker Landers
Zero Dark Thirty -Paul N.J. Ottosson

Who I want: Skyfall - Per Hallberg and Karen Baker Landers
Who will win: Argo - Erik Aadahl and Ethan Van der Ryn

Sound Mixing
Argo - John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff and Jose Antonio Garcia
Les Misérables - Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson and Simon Hayes
Life of Pi -Ron Bartlett, D.M. Hemphill and Drew Kunin
Lincoln - Andy Nelson, Gary Rydstrom and Ronald Judkins
Skyfall - Scott Millan, Greg P. Russell and Stuart Wilson

Who I want: Skyfall - Scott Millan, Greg P. Russell and Stuart Wilson
Who will win: Argo - John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff and Jose Antonio Garcia

Visual Effects
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton and R. Christopher White
Life of Pi -Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan De Boer and Donald R. Elliott
Marvel's The Avengers - Janek Sirrs, Jeff White, Guy Williams and Dan Sudick
Prometheus - Richard Stammers, Trevor Wood, Charley Henley and Martin Hill
Snow White and the Huntsman - Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, Philip Brennan, Neil Corbould and Michael Dawson

Who I want: Life of Pi
Who will win: The Hobbit

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Lucy Alibar & Benh Zeitlin - Beasts of the Southern Wild
Chris Terrio - Argo
Tony Kushner - Lincoln
David O'Russell - Silver Linings PLaybook
David Magee - Life of Pi

Who I want: Tony Kushner - Lincoln
Who will win: Tony Kushner - Lincoln

Writing (Original Screenplay)
John Gatins - Flight
Mark Boal - Zero Dark Thirty
Django Unchained - Quentin Tarantino
Moonrise Kingdom - Written by Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola
Amour - Written by Michael Haneke

Who I want: Mark Boal - Zero Dark Thirty
Who will win: Mark Boal - Zero Dark Thirty

3 critiques :

Anonymous at: January 12, 2013 at 2:40 PM said...

Doesn't seem like you liked Les Mis very much...

Anonymous at: January 16, 2013 at 12:25 PM said...

Maybe you could respond to people who comment on your blog...

SO. at: January 16, 2013 at 8:04 PM said...

im sorry, sometimes i feel like if i reply like this, people won't receive my response. I like the story of Les Mis but if you saw my first reaction vid to it, you would know that the singing made me become detached from the characters. like Russell Crowe, who isn't a very good singer sang all his thoughts rather than going back and forth. There were a lot of things I didn't like but overall, it was decent.

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