2013 Oscar Nominations and Predictions

by: Steve (@MisterJackal) and Charley (@ruperto2106)

AMPAS Monday Nights With Oscar Screening Of "Driving Miss Daisy"Awards season is in full effect! This week, comedic genius Seth MacFarlane and the ever so talent Emma Stone announce the nominations for this years Oscars.

Lincoln led the pack this year with 12 total nominations, Life of Pi came in with 11 and Silver Linings Playbook and Les Miserables both received 8 nominations.

Here’s a rundown of the major categories (the one’s we really care about) and who we think will be taking Oscar home on February 24th.

Best Picture
Argo
Django Unchained
Life Of Pi
Lincoln
Zero Dark Thirty
Les Miserables
Silver Linings Playbook
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Amour

Charley’s Prediction: Argo
Steven’s Prediciton: This year for the first time, I have seen most films nominated for Best Picture. Its a tough but I’m going with Les Miserables and Django Unchained! Yup, they are both going to win!

Lead Actor
Daniel Day Lewis, Lincoln
Joaquin Phoenix, The Master
Denzel Washington, Flight
Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook
Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables

Charley’s Prediction: Daniel Day-Lewis’ performance was simply aspiring and magical.
Steven’s Prediction: My choice is Hugh Jackman. Snikt! Snikt!

Lead Actress
Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
Naomi Watts, The Impossible
Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Emmanuelle Riva, Amour
Quvenzhane Wallis, Beasts Of The Southern Wild

Charley’s Prediction: I would love to see Jennifer Lawrence win, but I think Naomi Watts wins here.
Steven’s Prediction: I’m not choosing. Chastain and Watts had phenomenal performance in either film. I wish hope they have to get in the ring and fight to the death to see who is better.

Quick side note. There’s some history made here with this list. Emmanuelle Riva becomes the oldest Lead Actress nominee in the history of the Oscars at age 85, while Quvenshane Wallis becomes the youngest Lead Actress nominee at age of 9. Now that that’s out of the way.

Supporting Actor
Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained
Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
Robert DeNiro, Silver Linings Playbook
Alan Arkin, Argo
Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln

Charley’s Prediction: Tommy Lee Jones edges out Alan Arkin
Steven’s Prediction: This is a hard choice because I really like all the actors in this category but my choice will be Christoph Waltz. He did an amazing job in Django.

Supporting Actress
Sally Field, Lincoln
Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables
Jacki Weaver, Silver Linings Playbook
Helen Hunt, The Sessions
Amy Adams, The Master

Charley’s Prediction: From all the things I heard about her performance, I will go with Anne Hathaway on this one.
Steven’s Prediction: Even though I really enjoyed Anne Hathaway’s performance in Les Miserables, I feel that Helen Hunt will win just because she has a nude scene in The Sessions.

Animated Feature Film
Frankenweenie
The Pirates! Band Of Misfits
Wreck-It Ralph
Paranorman
Brave

Charley’s Prediction: I think Wreck-It Ralph ends Pixar’s streak.
Steven’s Prediction: Wreck-It Ralph is my choice not just for nostalic purposes but it was a great film and I feel is better that the other four.

Animated Short Film
Adam and Dog
Fresh Guacamole
Head over Heals
Maggie Simpson in “The Longest Daycare”
Paperman

Charley’s Prediction: Being the big Simpsons fan I am, I’m going with Maggie Simpson in “The Longest Daycare”
Steve’s Prediction: Paperman was an amazing short that took me on emotional rollercoaster in just a few minutes. Definitely my pick to win.

Directing
Michael Haneke, Amour
Benh Zeitlin, Beasts of the Southern Wild
Ang Lee, Life of Pi
Steven Spielburg, Lincoln
David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook

Charley’s Prediction: Spielburg wins here.
Steve’s Prediction: I would like to see Spielburg win for Lincoln, but I would not be surprised if Ang Lee gets it.

Stay tuned and join us February 24th, as we live tweet during the Oscars to see if we get any of these categories right. #ICGoscars

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