Final 2013 Oscars Picks

Tired of my Oscars posts yet? Fear not, it’s Oscars night tonight, and this is probably it (though I’m likely to Live Tweet the entire thing; if you’re bored or just want to hear more of my blathering for reasons passing understanding, you’re welcome to follow me on Twitter: @jackgorman).

Here’s the round-up of my posts from the last few days. Also a couple of quick links in case you missed some of the others:
My Reviews of the Nominees
Notable Oscars Snubs

Picture
Oscars Nominees: Armour, Argo. Beasts of the Southern Wild, Django Unchained, Les Miserables, Life of Pi, Lincoln, Silver Linings Playbook, Zero Dark Thirty
Who will win: Argo
Who should win: Silver Linings Playbook

Director
Oscars Nominees: Michael Haneke (Amour), Benh Zeitlin (Beasts of a Southern Wild), Ang Lee (Life of Pi), Steven Spielberg (Lincoln), David O. Russell (Silver Linings Playbook)
Who will win: Steven Spielberg, Lincoln
Who should win: Ang Lee, Life of Pi

Actor
Oscars Nominees: Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln), Hugh Jackman (Les Miserables), Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook), Denzel Washington (Flight), Joaquin Phoenix (The Master)
Who will win: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Who should win: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln

Actress
Oscars Nominees: Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty), Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook), Emmanuelle Riva (Amour), Quvenzhane Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild), Naomi Watts (The Impossible)
Who will win: Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Who should win: Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook

Supporting Actor
Oscars Nominees: Alan Arkin (Argo), Robert De Niro (Silver Linings Playbook), Philip Seymour Hoffman (The Master), Tommy Lee Jones (Lincoln), Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained)
Who will win: Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln
Who should win: Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln

Supporting Actress
Oscars Nominees: Amy Adams (The Master), Sally Field (Lincoln), Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables), Helen Hunt (The Sessions), Jacki Weaver (Silver Linings Playbook)
Who will win: Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables
Who should win: Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables

Original Screenplay
Oscars Nominees: Michael Haneke (Amour), Quentin Tarantino (Django Unchained), John Gatins (Flight), Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola (Moonrise Kingdom), Mark Boal (Zero Dark Thirty)
Who will win: Michael Haneke, Amour
Who should win: Mark Boal, Zero Dark Thirty

Adapted Screenplay
Oscars Nominees: Chris Terrio (Argo), Lucy Alibar & Benh Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild), David Magee (Life of Pi), Tony Kushner (Lincoln), David O. Russell (Silver Linings Playbook)
Who will win: Tony Kushner, Lincoln
Who should win: Tony Kushner, Lincoln

Cinematography
Oscars Nominees: Anna Karenina, Django Unchained, Life of Pi, Lincoln, Skyfall.
My pick: Skyfall

Costume Design
Oscars Nominees: Anna Karenina, Les Miserables, Lincoln, Mirror Mirror, Snow White and the Huntsman
My pick: Les Miserables

Film Editing
Oscars Nominees: Argo, Life of Pi, Lincoln, Silver Linings Playbook, Zero Dark Thirty
My pick: Argo

Music – Original Score
Oscars Nominees: Anna Karenina, Argo, Life of Pi, Lincoln, Skyfall
My pick: Lincoln

Production Design
Oscars Nominees: Anna Karenina, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Les Miserables, Life of Pi, Lincoln
My pick: Life of Pi

Sound Editing
Oscars Nominees: Argo, Django Unchained, Life of Pi, Skyfall, Zero Dark Thirty
My pick: Django Unchained

Sound Mixing
Oscars Nominees: Argo, Les Miserables, Life of Pi, Lincoln, Skyfall
My pick: Les Miserables

Visual Effects
Oscars Nominees: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Life of Pi, Marvel’s The Avengers, Prometheus, Snow White and the Huntsman
My pick: Life of Pi

Oscars Categories I didn’t complete
Animated Feature Film (0/5)
Documentary Feature (0/5)
Documentary Short (0/5)
Foreign Language Film (1/5)
Makeup and Hairstyling (2/3)
Music – Original Song (3/5)
Short Film – Animated (1/5)
Short Film – Life Action (0/5)

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