Oscar Picks: August Update

Every year has a bunch of awards contenders, and some of them never get noticed. Trailers for “Zero Dark Thirty” and “On The Road” show potential. Since “Great Gadspy” has been moved to 2013, I have removed it from my predictions. And as “Life Of Pi” is shaping up to be this year’s “Hugo”, I have added it to a few more categories.

BEST PICTURE

Anna Karenina
Brave
The Dark Knight Rises
Django Unchained
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Les Miserables
Life Of Pi
Lincoln
Moonrise Kingdom
Zero Dark Thirty

BEST DIRECTOR

Wes Anderson, Moonrise Kingdom
Tom Hooper, Les Miserables
Ang Lee, Life Of Pi
Peter Jackson, The Hobbit, An Unexpected Journey
Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained

BEST ACTOR

Daniel Day Lewis, Lincoln
Jamie Foxx, Django Unchained
John Hawkes, The Surrogate
Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables
Bill Murray, Hyde Park On The Hudson

BEST ACTRESS

Sandra Bullock, Gravity
Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables
Keira Knightley, Anna Karenina
Jennifer Lawrence, The Hunger Games
Meryl Streep, Hope Springs

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Richard Armitage, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Russell Crowe, Les Miserables
Leonardo DiCaprio, Django Unchained
William H. Macy, The Surrogate
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Lincoln

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Amanda Bynes, Les Miserables
Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
Kristen Stewart, On The Road
Kerry Washington, Django Unchained
Olivia Williams, Hyde Park On The Hudson

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Brave
Django Unchained
Gravity
Moonrise Kingdom
Zero Dark Thirty

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Anna Karenina
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Les Miserables
Lincoln
On The Road

BEST FILM EDITING

The Dark Knight Rises
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Les Miserables
Life Of Pi
Zero Dark Thirty

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

The Dark Knight Rises
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Lincoln
Moonrise Kingdom
Zero Dark Thirty

BEST ART DIRECTION

Anna Karenina
The Dark Knight Rises
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Les Miserables
Lincoln

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Anna Karenina
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
The Hunger Games
Les Miserables
Snow White And The Huntsman

BEST MAKEUP

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Les Miserables
Snow White And The Huntsman

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

The Amazing Spider Man
The Avengers
The Dark Knight Rises
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Life Of Pi

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

Brave
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Les Miserables
Life Of Pi
Lincoln

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

“???,” Anna Karenina
“???”, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
“???”, Hope Springs
“???”, Les Miserables
“???”, On The Road

BEST SOUND MIXING

Brave
The Dark Knight Rises
Django Unchained
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Life Of Pi

BEST SOUND EDITING

The Avengers
Brave
The Dark Knight Rises
The Hunger Games
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

Brave
Rise Of The Gaurdians
Wreck-It Ralph

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BTW, It’s next to impossible to predict Original Song early in the year. Who knows what movies will have songs? And I’m aware that there will most likely be less than ten nominees for Best Picture, but there are so many contenders. And who knows which ones we will remember by the time Awards Season rolls around. Also, I recently saw the third ‘Wimpy Kid’ movie, and I don’t think I’ll write a review. Quite simply, If you liked the first two movies, you’ll like this one too.

 

R.I.P. Colorado Victims.

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