2013 Academy Award Winners


What an interesting result, eh?  Some of my predictions from earlier were correct, but as expected many were way off.  Oh well…  Congratulations to the winners and maybe next year for the losers…… Winners are in RED, my predictions are in BLUE.

Best Picture:

“Beasts of the Southern Wild”

“Silver Linings Playbook”

“Zero Dark Thirty”

Lincoln”  Tutt tutt, thought this had it in the bag!

“Les Miserables”

“Life of Pi”

“Amour”

“Django Unchained”

Argo” WINNER!!

Best Supporting Actor:

Christoph Waltz, “Django Unchained”  YAY!!!!

Philip Seymour Hoffman, “The Master”

Robert De Niro, “Silver Linings Playbook”

Alan Arkin, “Argo”  Damn…

Tommy Lee Jones, “Lincoln”

Best Supporting Actress:

Sally Field, “Lincoln”

Anne Hathaway, “Les Miserables”

Jacki Weaver, “Silver Linings Playbook”  Damn, so close!

Helen Hunt, “The Sessions”

Amy Adams, “The Master”

Best Director:

David O. Russell, “Silver Linings Playbook”

Ang Lee, “Life of Pi”  I got it!!  Yay!!

Steven Spielberg, “Lincoln”

Michael Haneke, “Amour”

Benh Zeitlin, “Beasts of the Southern Wild”

Best Actor:

Daniel Day Lewis, “Lincoln”  Predicted!!  Ok, that was an easy one!!

Denzel Washington, “Flight”

Hugh Jackman, “Les Miserables”

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”  Oh well….

Quvenzhané Wallis, “Beasts of the Southern Wild”

Was pleased to hear Quentin Tarantino won for Best Original Screenplay, but disappointed that yet again, a Pixar movie got the Best Animated Feature Film nod, for the otherwise forgettable Brave … must have been a weak year in that catagory.

Oscar predictions


With tonight being the big one, the 83rd The Academy Awards, I thought I’d offer my own predictions for what and who I think might take home the much coveted golden statue, limited to the biggest categories …

Best Picture

The Fighter

Best Director

Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan)

Best Actor

Colin Firth  (The king’s Speech)

Best Actress

Natalie Portman  (Black Swan)

Best Animated Feature

The Illusionist

Actress In A Supporting Role

Hailee Steinfeld  (True Grit)

Actor In A Supporting Role

Christian Bale  (The Fighter)

Visual Effects

Inception

Foreign Language Film

Biutiful

Will be interesting to see how many of those listed above, I guess correctly.  I have my personal favourites I’d like to see get the nod, but what actually will is usually very different.  Stay tuned.