Andrew's Oscar Picks 2013!
Seems like a lot of people are saying it's going to be easy to pick this year's Academy Award winners. Roger Ebert thinks he got them all right. Even political poll guru Nate Silver is making predictions. Let's see how I do: (Update: Wow, 14/24- that's more than half!)
Best Picture: Before, I would have said Lincoln. But now it's really looking like Argo.*
Best Director: In lieu of Best Picture, I think Steven Spielberg will get it for Lincoln.
Best Actor: Abraham Lincoln, for his brilliant portrayal of Daniel Day-Lewis. No question.*
Best Actress: Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook.*
Best Supporting Actor: I'll go with Nate Silver, who's saying Tommy Lee Jones.
Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway, The Miserables.*
Best Original Screenplay: Let's go with Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained.*
Best Adapted Screenplay: Tony Kushner, Lincoln.
Best Animated Feature Film: I know it hasn't gotten spectacular press, but my money is still on Brave.*
Best Cinematography: Roger Deakins, Skyfall. The man is a living legend guys, hurry up and give him something, or you'll have to do one of those apologetic lifetime achievement awards.
Best Costume Design: So many period pieces, so little time. Let's say Les Miserables.
Best Documentary Feature: 5 Broken Cameras. I haven't heard of any of these.
Best Documentary Short: Open Heart. None of these, either.
Best Editing: Argo. Yes?*
Best Foreign Film: Amour. Easy.*
Best Makeup and Hair: Les Miserables. Such pretty grime.*
Best Original Score: Another year, another masterpiece: John Williams, how would you like to break your losing streak?
Best Original Song: Skyfall, Adele.*
Best Production Design: Lincoln.*
Best Animated Short: Paperman. It's that one that was all over the web a few weeks ago.*
Best Live Action Short: Buzkashi Boys. Because I'd like to know who they are.
Best Sound Editing: Have a hunch. Django Unchained.
Best Sound Mixing: Skyfall. That was loud.* (Technically a tie with Zero Dark Thirty. But who saw that coming?)
Best Visual Effects: Last year, I got burned by Hugo and all its childhood whimsy. This time I'll go with the feel-good favorite, Life of Pi.*