It’s the most wonderful time of the year! As Audrey Hepburn said, “Everything I learned, I learned from the movies.” The Academy Awards are about honoring excellence in the film industry, one of our most valued forms of entertainment that gives us the movies that inspire us, make us cry, think, and laugh. The Oscars air tomorrow night, February 24th at 8:30pm on ABC. But if you’re like me and the red carpet is just as important as the actual show, the Oscars Red Carpet live begins at 7pm on ABC and Countdown to the Red Carpet begins at 1:30pm on E!, followed by live red carpet coverage at 5:30pm.
Here are the nominees and my predictions for the 2013 Oscars. Let’s see if my hard work of going to see all of these movies paid off.
Best Picture: I think it’s very possible for Lincoln to sweep a lot of categories, but I have my fingers crossed for Silver Linings Playbook. Wouldn’t hate if Django won either.
- Life of Pi
- Beasts of the Southern Wild
- Silver Linings Playbook
- Django Unchained
- Zero Dark Thirty
- Les Misérables
Best Actor in a Leading Role: Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln, and deservedly so. Abraham?? Is that you??
- Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook (LOVE)
- Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
- Hugh Jackman, Les Misérables
- Joaquin Phoenix, The Master
- Denzel Washington, Flight (Paramount, whatup!)
- Jamie Foxx, Django Unchained (Oh wait, he wasn’t nominated. WHY?)
Best Actress in a Leading Role: Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook. Amazing Performance! She’s already won if you ask me (Bradley Cooper, need I say more).
- Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty (Close second to my girl, Jennifer)
- Quvenzhané Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild
- Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook (duh)
- Naomi Watts, The Impossible
- Emmanuelle Riva, Amour
Actor in a Supporting Role: Torn between Robert De Niro in Silver Linings Playbook and Christoph Waltz in Django Unchained. Can both win?
- Alan Arkin, Argo
- Robert De Niro, Silver Linings Playbook
- Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
- Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln (My 3rd favorite)
- Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained
Actress in a Supporting Role: Anne Hathaway, Les Misérables. Although I would love to see Sally Field give her a run for her money.
- Amy Adams, The Master
- Sally Field, Lincoln
- Anne Hathaway, Les Mis
- Helen Hunt, The Sessions
- Jacki Weaver, Silver Linings Playbook
Animated Feature Film: I have to admit, I’ve only seen Brave out of all of the nominees, and I fell asleep half way through. So, I’m assuming it’s not that one. I’ll go with Wreck-It Ralph, whatever that is.
- Frankenweenie (#lolwut…)
- The Pirates! Band of Misfits
- Wreck-It Ralph
Directing: Ang Lee, Life of Pi.
- Amour, Michael Haneke
- Beasts of the Southern Wild, Benh Zeitlin
- Life of Pi, Ang Lee
- Lincoln, Steven Spielberg (close second)
- Silver Linings Playbook, David O. Russell
- Best Original Screenplay: Django Unchained
- Best Adapted Screenplay: Argo
- Best Foreign Language Film: Amour
- Best Cinematography: Life of Pi
- Best Production Design: Anna Karenina
- Best Costume Design: Anna Karenina, or Les Mis
- Best Original Song: Skyfall, Adele (duh)
- Best Visual Effects: Life of Pi