Predictions for the 2013 Academy Awards

The nominees for the 2013 Academy Awards come out tomorrow, and waking up early to hear them will be yours truly.

Unlike the mediocre set of films last year, the past year has proven to impress me in terms of cinema. So without further ado, here are my predictions for the Academy Award nominations.

Note: I haven’t seen all of the films yet and this is all based on nominations that I have seen.  This is also a very sporadic list. Though, I have been invited to catch an advance screening of Zero Dark Thirty tomorrow and I am super excited!)

Best Picture

Argo

Django Unchained

Les Miserables

Life of Pi

Lincoln

Moonrise Kingdom

Silver Linings Playbook

Zero Dark Thirty

Darkhorses:  Beasts of the Southern Wild, Skyfall

Best Supporting Actress:

Amy Adams for The Master

Anne Hathaway for Les Miserables

Sally Field for Lincoln

Darkhorses:  Helen Hunt for The Sessions, Nicole Kidman for The Paperboy, Judi Dench for Skyfall

 Best Supporting Actor:

Alan Arkin for Argo

Phillip Seymour Hoffman for The Master

Robert De Niro for Silver Linings Playbook

Tommy Lee Jones for Lincoln

Javier Bardem for Skyfall

Darkhorses: Samuel L. Jackson for Django Unchained, Christoph Waltz for Django Unchained

Best Actress: 

Jessica Chastain for Zero Dark Thirty

Jennifer Lawrence for Silver Linings Playbook

Marion Cotillard for Rust & Bone

 Naomi Watts for The Impossible

Emmanuelle Riva for Amour

Darkhorses: Quvenzhane Wallis for Beasts of the Southern Wild, Mary Elizabeth Winstead for Smashed (a really long shot), Helen Mirren for Hitchcock

Best Actor

Bradley Cooper for Silver Linings Playbook

Daniel Day Lewis for Lincoln

Hugh Jackman for Les Miserables

Jamie Foxx for Django Unchained

Denzel Washington for Flight

Darkhorses: John Hawkes for The Sessions, Joaquin Phoenix for The Master 

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