2013 Oscar Nominations Predictions

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The 2013 Academy Awards (Host: Seth McFarlane)

BY FRANKLIN P. LAVIOLA

The 85th Annual Academy Award nominations will be announced bright and early at 5:30 AM on Thursday, January 10. Before you place your bets, enjoy our predictions for which films, directors, actors, writers, editors, cinematographers, composers, designers, stylists and more will get the Oscar nod. In categories where predicted nominees are not listed in alphabetical order, they are listed in order of the likelihood of their nominations.

PICTURE

If five nominees …

Argo

Lincoln

Zero Dark Thirty

Silver Linings Playbook

Les Miserables

If six nominees …

Django Unchained

If seven nominees …

Life of Pi

If eight nominees …

Moonrise Kingdom

If nine nominees …

Amour

If ten nominees …

Beasts of the Southern Wild

Alternates:

Skyfall

The Master

The Dark Knight Rises

DIRECTOR

Ben Affleck, Argo

Steven Spielberg, Lincoln

Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty

David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook

Michael Haneke, Amour

Alternates:

Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained

Ang Lee, Life of Pi

Tom Hooper, Les Miserables

ACTOR

Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln

John Hawkes, The Sessions

Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook

Denzel Washington, Flight

Joaquin Phoenix, The Master

Alternates:

Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables

Jean-Louis Trintignant, Amour

Richard Gere, Arbitrage

ACTRESS

Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty

Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook

Naomi Watts, The Impossible

Marion Cotillard, Rust and Bone

Emmanuelle Riva, Amour

Alternates:

Quvenzhane Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild

Rachel Weisz, The Deep Blue Sea

Helen Mirren, Hitchcock

SUPPORTING ACTOR

Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master

Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln

Alan Arkin, Argo

Robert DeNiro, Silver Linings Playbook

Leonardo Dicaprio, Django Unchained

Alternates:

Samuel L. Jackson, Django Unchained

Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained

Javier Bardem, Skyfall 

SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables

Sally Field, Lincoln

Helen Hunt, The Sessions

Nicole Kidman, The Paperboy

Judi Dench, Skyfall

Alternates:

Maggie Smith, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Amy Adams, The Master

Jennifer Ehle, Zero Dark Thirty

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Zero Dark Thirty

Moonrise Kingdom

Django Unchained

Amour

The Master

Alternates:

Looper

Flight

The Intouchables

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Argo

Lincoln

Silver Linings Playbook

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Beasts of the Southern Wild

Alternates:

Life of Pi

Les Miserables

The Sessions

FILM EDITING

Argo

Zero Dark Thirty

Lincoln

Silver Linings Playbook

Life of Pi

Alternates:

Les Miserables

Skyfall

The Dark Knight Rises

CINEMATOGRAPHY

The Master

Skyfall

Zero Dark Thirty

Life of Pi

Django Unchained

Alternates:

Lincoln

Les Miserables

The Dark Knight Rises

PRODUCTION DESIGN

Anna Karenina

Les Miserables

Lincoln

The Master

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Alternates:

Django Unchained

A Royal Affair

Cloud Atlas

COSTUME DESIGN

Anna Karenina

Les Miserables

Lincoln

Django Unchained

A Royal Affair

Alternates:

Mirror Mirror

Moonrise Kingdom

Argo

SOUND MIXING

Les Miserables

The Dark Knight Rises

Zero Dark Thirty

Django Unchained

Skyfall

Alternates:

The Avengers

Lincoln

Argo

SOUND EDITING

Les Miserables

The Dark Knight Rises

Zero Dark Thirty

Django Unchained

Life of Pi

Alternates:

The Avengers

The Impossible

Skyfall

MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Lincoln

Men in Black 3

Alternates:

Les Miserables

Snow White & The Huntsman

Looper

Hitchcock

VISUAL EFFECTS

Life of Pi

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

The Dark Knight Rises

The Avengers

Prometheus

Alternates:

Skyfall

Cloud Atlas

John Carter

Snow White & The Huntsman

The Amazing Spider-Man

ORIGINAL SCORE

Lincoln

Life of Pi

Argo

Anna Karenina

Zero Dark Thirty

Alternates:

The Dark Knight Rises

The Master

Cloud Atlas

ORIGINAL SONG

Les Miserables (“Suddenly”)

Skyfall (“Skyfall”)

Lawless (“Cosmonaut”)

Django Unchained (“Ancora Qui”)

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (“Song of the Lonely Mountain”)

Alternates:

Django Unchained (“Freedom”)

Django Unchained (“100 Black Coffins”)

Joyful Noise (“He’s Everything”)

ANIMATED FEATURE

Brave

Frankenweenie

ParaNorman

A Liar’s Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python’s Graham Chapman

Wreck-It Ralph

Alternates:

From Up On Poppy Hill

The Rabbi’s Cat

Rise of the Guardians

The Pirates! Band of Misfits

Zarafa

The Lorax

Hotel Transylvania

The Painting

Secret of the Wings

Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted

Ice Age: Continental Drift

Walter & Tandoori’s Christmas

The Mystical Laws

Adventures in Zambezia

Hey Krishna

Delhi Safari

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

Bully

The Gatekeepers

How to Survive a Plague

The Invisible War

Searching for Sugar Man

Alternates:

5 Broken Cameras

Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry

Chasing Ice

Detropia

Ethel

The House I Live In

The Imposter

Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God

This Is Not A Film

The Waiting Room

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

 

Amour (Austria)

The Intouchables (France)

Kon-Tiki (Norway)

The Deep (Iceland)

War Witch (Canada)

Alternates:

A Royal Affair (Denmark)

No (Chile)

Sister (Switzerland)

Beyond the Hills (Romania)

FILMS WITH THE MOST OVERALL NOMINATIONS

Lincoln = 11

Zero Dark Thirty = 9

Django Unchained = 8

Les Miserables = 7

Silver Linings Playbook = 7

Argo = 6

Life of Pi = 6

Amour = 5

The Master = 5

Skyfall = 4

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey = 4

The Dark Knight Rises = 3

Anna Karenina = 3

The Sessions = 2

Moonrise Kingdom = 2

Beasts of the Southern Wild = 2

Staff writer Franklin P. Laviola wrote and directed the award-winning short film Happy Face, which has screened at over 20 film festivals. For more film coverage, see his Top 10 Films of 2012.



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