2013 Oscar Predictions and Results

Visual Effects: Prediction: Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan De Boer, and Donald R. Elliot (Life of Pi). Runner Up: Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton and R. Christopher White (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey). Winner: Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan De Boer, and Donald R. Elliot (Life of Pi).

Writer-Adapted Screenplay: Prediction: David Magee (Life of Pi). Runner Up: Chris Terrio (Argo). Winner: Chris Terrio (Argo).

Writing-Original Screenplay: Prediction: Quentin Tarantino (Django Unchained). Runner Up: Mark Boal (Zero Dark Thirty). Winner: Quentin Tarantino (Django Unchained).

Short Film-Live Action: Prediction: Curfew. Runner Up: Death of a Shadow. Winner: Curfew.

Sound Editing: Prediction: Paul N.J Ottosson (Zero Dark Thirty). Runner Up: Wylie Stateman (Django Unchained). Winner: Paul N.J Ottosson (Zero Dark Thirty) and Per Hallberg and Karen Baker Landers (Skyfall).

Sound Mixing: Prediction: John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff, and Jose Antonio Garcia (Argo). Runner Up: Andy Nelson, Gary Rydstrom, and Ronald Judkins (Lincoln). Winner: Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson, and Simon Hayes (Les Miserables).

Music-Original Song: Prediction: Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth (Skyfall). Runner Up: Walter Murphy and Seth MacFarlane (Ted). Winner: Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth (Skyfall).

Production Design: Prediction: David Gropman and Anna Pinnock (Life of Pi). Runner Up: Eve Stewart and Anne Lynch (Les Miserables). Winner: Rick Carter and Jim Erickson (Lincoln).

Short Film-Animated: Prediction: Paperman. Runner Up: Maggie Simpson in “The Longest Daycare.” Winner: Paperman.

Foreign Language Film: Prediction: Amour. Runner Up: War Witch. (Side note- I cannot believe Rust and Bone was not nominated). Winner: Amour.

Makeup and Hairstyling: Prediction: Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell (Les Miserables). Runner Up: Peter Swords King, Rick Findlater, and Tami Lane (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey). Winner: Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell (Les Miserables).

Music-Original Score: Prediction: Alexandre Desplat (Argo). Runner Up: John Williams (Lincoln). Winner: Mychael Danna (Life of Pi).

Documentary Feature: Prediction: Searching for Sugar Man. Runner Up: The Gatekeepers. Winner: Searching for Sugar Man.

Documentary Short: Prediction: Mondays at Racine. Runner Up: Inocente. Winner: Inocente.

Film Editing: Prediction: Tim Squryes (Life of Pi). Runner Up: Michael Kahn (Lincoln). Winner: William Goldenberg (Argo).

Cinematography: Prediction: Claudio Miranda (Life of Pi). Runner Up: Robert Richardson (Django Unchained). Winner: Claudio Miranda (Life of Pi).

Costume Design: Prediction: Paco Delgado (Les Miserables). Runner Up: Joanna Johnston (Lincoln). Winner: Jacqueline Durran (Anna Karenina).

Directing: Prediction: Ang Lee (Life of Pi). Runner Up: Steven Spielberg (Lincoln). Winner: Ang Lee (Life of Pi).

Actor-In a Supporting Role: Prediction: Robert De Niro (Silver Linings Playbook). Runner Up: Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained). Winner: Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained).

Actress-In a Supporting Role: Prediction: Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables). Runner Up: Sally Field (Lincoln). Winner: Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables).

Animated Feature Film: Prediction: ParaNorman. Runner Up: Wreck-it Ralph. Winner: Brave.

Actress in a Leading Role: Prediction: Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty). Runner Up: Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook). Winner: Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook).

Actor in a Leading Role: Prediction: Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook). Runner Up: Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln). Winner: Daniel Day Lewis (Lincoln).

Best Picture: Prediction: Argo. Runner Up: Zero Dark Thirty. Winner: Argo.

One last side note. After the improbable snub of The Dark Knight, I thought for sure the academy would do right by The Dark Knight Rises, apparently not. Final overall score is 13 correct, 5 runner up winners, so I was way off only 6 times, not too bad.

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Posted on February 23, 2013, in Award Season. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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