Saturday, February 09, 2013

85th Academy Awards

Note 1: This is probably for the first time that I have watched almost all the movies in contention for the Oscars before the Oscar ceremony, so I might as well do a prediction post, with a healthy 2 weeks till the event. Just for the kicks, and maybe some "pre-Oscar discussion", not that it matters.

Note 2: In every category, I will list one name if my prediction is same as my vote, two otherwise.

CategoryPredictionPickHit / Miss
Best Motion Picture of the YearArgoAmourHit! Yay! \m/
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading RoleDaniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading RoleJessica Chastain, Zero Dark ThirtyEmmanuelle Riva, AmourMiss. JLaw, oh well. :|
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting RoleChristoph Waltz, Django Unchained
Hit! Waltz, aww yeah!
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting RoleAnne HathawayLes Misérables
Hit! Hathaway! ♥
Best Achievement in DirectingSteven Spielberg, LincolnAng Lee, Life of PiWoohoo! Ang Lee for Life of Pi! \m/
Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the ScreenQuentin Tarantino, Django Unchained
Hit! T.A.R.A.N.T.I.N.O. \m/
Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or PublishedTony Kushner, LincolnDavid Magee, Life of PiMiss. But Argo, deserved!
Best Animated Feature Film of the YearBrave
Hit! Pixar FTW!
Best Foreign Language Film of the YearAmour
Best Achievement in CinematographyClaudio Miranda, Life of Pi
Best Achievement in EditingWilliam GoldenbergArgo
Best Achievement in Production DesignLife of Pi
Miss. Lincoln, seriously? :|
Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original ScoreMychael DannaLife of Pi
Hit! \m/
Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original SongAdeleSkyfall
Best Achievement in Sound MixingSkyfall
Miss. Les Misérables - deserved.
Best Achievement in Sound EditingDjango Unchained
Oh well, a tie! And both misses. (ZDT and Skyfall)
Best Achievement in Visual EffectsLife of Pi
Best Documentary, FeaturesSearching for Sugar Man
Best Short film, AnimatedPaperman

 14 hits ( + 1 woohoo/ 20

85th Academy Awards...


  1. Just a suggestion, add another column for listing out the nominations in each category. That should give a push start for the discussions. :)

    1. That would make the table unwieldy. The complete list can be found here -

  2. While your Best Actress prediction delights me no end, it's well-established by now that it's a two-way tussle between Jennifer Lawrence and Emmanuelle Riva.