My final predictions!


These guys will be celebrating their 85th birthday soon!

Hey guys and gals! If you’re anything like me, you’re excited because in less than 8 hours, the nominees for the 85th Academy Awards will be revealed. Movies always take ages to open over here (Mexico), but I think I’d never seen so few of the buzzed-about films when the nominations were announced.

That doesn’t mean I’m any less excited for the announcement and I really hope I’ll be able to watch the majority of the nominees before the award show on February 24. Anyways, just wanted to share with you my final predictions for some of the main categories. These are a bit different than what I chose for Rorschach Reviews’s Oscar Nomination Game but a lot has changed in the days since I did that.

Best Picture

  • Argo
  • Lincoln
  • Silver Linings Playbook
  • Les Misérables
  • Zero Dark Thirty
  • Django Unchained
  • Beasts of the Southern Wild
  • Life of Pi
  • Moonrise Kingdom

Might get in: The Master, Flight


Best Director

  • Steven Spielberg – Lincoln
  • Kathryn Bigelow – Zero Dark Thirty
  • Ben Affleck – Argo
  • Ang Lee – Life of Pi
  • Quentin Tarantino – Django Unchained

Might get in: David O. Russell – Silver Linings Playbook, Tom Hooper – Les Misérables


Best Actor in a Leading Role

  • Daniel Day-Lewis – Lincoln
  • John Hawkes – The Sessions
  • Bradley Cooper – Silver Linings Playbook
  • Denzel Washington – Flight
  • Hugh Jackman – Les Misérables

Might get in: Joaquin Phoenix – The Master


Best Actress in a Leading Role

  • Jennifer Lawrence – Silver Linings Playbook
  • Jessica Chastain – Zero Dark Thirty
  • Marion Cotillard – De Rouille et D’Os
  • Naomi Watts – The Impossible
  • Quvenzhané Wallis – Beasts of the Southern Wild

Might get in: Emanuelle Riva – Amour, Helen Mirren – Hitchcock


Best Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Tommy Lee Jones – Lincoln
  • Alan Arkin – Argo
  • Robert De Niro – Silver Linings Playbook
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman – The Master
  • Christoph Waltz – Django Unchained

Might get in: Javier Bardem – Skyfall, Leonardo DiCaprio – Django Unchained


Best Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Anne Hathaway – Les Misérables
  • Sally Field – Lincoln
  • Helen Hunt – The Sessions
  • Amy Adams – The Master
  • Ann Dowd – Compliance

Might get in: Nicole Kidman – The Paperboy, Jacki Weaver – Silver Linings Playbook


What do you think of my choices? Agree? Disagree? Tell me in the comments!