Oscar Preview 2013

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For the 85th time, the Academy Awards are upon us. I’ve followed the Oscars for quite a few years now, and I always ask myself, “Why do I still care?” Simply because the Academy is an institution that exists to celebrate a common interest: movies. When we look back at years past and we see what’s won, what was nominated and what wasn’t, we discover what was popular and important at that particular moment in time. The Academy’s choices really just represent what a specific group of people deemed worthy. They can’t please everybody — we shouldn’t expect them to. It’s what they love, whether we like it or not.

So, without further ado, here are some of my colleagues’ and my own predictions and picks.


Jessica Pena’s Oscar Picks:

Best Picture:
Pick: “Lincoln”
Prediction: “Argo”

Best Actor:
Pick: Joaquin Phoenix, “The Master”
Prediction: Daniel Day-Lewis, “Lincoln”

Best Actress:
Pick: Jessica Chastain, “Zero Dark Thirty”
Prediction: Jennifer Lawrence, “Silver Linings Playbook”

Best Supporting Actor:
Pick: Tommy Lee Jones, “Lincoln”
Prediction: Tommy Lee Jones, “Lincoln”

Best Supporting Actress:
Pick: Helen Hunt, “The Sessions”
Prediction: Anne Hathaway, “Les Miserables”

Best Director:
Pick: Michael Haneke, “Amour”
Prediction: Steven Spielberg, “Lincoln”

Best Original Screenplay:
Pick: “Django Unchained”
Prediction: “Zero Dark Thirty”

Best Adapted Screenplay:
Pick: “Lincoln”
Prediction: “Argo”



Javier Panzar’s Oscar Picks:

Best Picture:
Pick: “Zero Dark Thirty”
Prediction: “Argo”

Best Actor:
Pick: Daniel Day-Lewis, “Lincoln”
Prediction: Daniel Day-Lewis, “Lincoln”

Best Actress:
Pick: Jessica Chastain, “Zero Dark Thirty”
Prediction: Emmanuelle Riva, “Amour”

Best Supporting Actor:
Pick: Robert De Niro, “Silver Linings Playbook”
Prediction: Robert De Niro, “Silver Linings Playbook”

Best Supporting Actress:
Pick: Helen Hunt, “The Sessions”
Prediction: Helen Hunt, “The Sessions”

Best Director:
Pick: Benh Zeitlin, “Beasts of the Southern Wild”
Prediction: Steven Spielberg, “Lincoln”

Best Original Screenplay:
Pick: “Moonrise Kingdom”
Prediction: “Zero Dark Thirty”

Best Adapted Screenplay:
Pick: “Lincoln”
Prediction: “Lincoln”



Braulio Ramirez’ Oscar Picks:

Best Picture:
Pick: “Amour”
Prediction: “Silver Linings Playbook”

Best Director:
Pick: Michael Haneke, “Amour”
Prediction: David O. Russell, “Silver Linings Playbook”

Best Actor:
Pick: Joaquin Phoenix, “The Master”
Prediction: Daniel Day-Lewis, “Lincoln”

Best Actress:
Pick: Emmanuelle Riva, “Amour”
Prediction: Emmanuelle Riva, “Amour”

Best Supporting Actor:
Pick: Tommy Lee Jones, “Lincoln”
Prediction: Robert De Niro, “Silver Linings Playbook”

Best Supporting Actress:
Pick: Helen Hunt, “The Sessions”
Prediction: Anne Hathaway, “Les Miserables”

Best Adapted Screenplay:
Pick: “Lincoln”
Prediction: “Silver Linings Playbook”

Best Original Screenplay:
Pick: “Amour”
Prediction: “Zero Dark Thirty”



Ryan Koehn’s Oscar Picks:

Best Picture:
Pick: “Lincoln”
Prediction: “Silver Linings Playbook”

Best Director:
Pick: Steven Spielberg, “Lincoln”
Prediction: Steven Spielberg, “Lincoln”

Best Actor:
Pick: Joaquin Phoenix, “The Master”
Prediction: Daniel Day-Lewis, “Lincoln”

Best Actress:
Pick: Jessica Chastain, “Zero Dark Thirty”
Prediction: Emmanuelle Riva, “Amour”

Best Supporting Actor:
Pick: Phillip Seymour Hoffman, “The Master”
Prediction: Robert De Niro, “Silver Linings Playbook”

Best Supporting Actress:
Pick: Helen Hunt, “The Sessions”
Prediction: Anne Hathaway, “Les Miserables”

Best Adapted Screenplay:
Pick: “Lincoln”
Prediction: “Silver Linings Playbook”

Best Original Screenplay:
Pick: “Zero Dark Thirty”
Prediction: “Zero Dark Thirty”