If I Ran The Oscars

Well, seeing as how I’ve seen all the movies I need to see in 2012, here’s my list of nominations and winners if I ran the academy awards. Why? Because I got bored.

PICTURE

Beasts Of The Southern Wild
The Dark Knight Rises
Life Of Pi
Rise Of The Guardians
Silver Linings Playbook

DIRECTOR

Ben Affleck, Argo
Ang Lee, Life Of Pi
Christopher Nolan, The Dark Knight Rises
Peter Ramsey, Rise Of The Guardians
Benh Zietlin, Beasts Of The Southern Wild

ACTOR

Ben Affleck, Argo
Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook
Daniel Day Lewis, Lincoln
Joaquin Phoenix, The Master
Suraj Sharma, Life Of Pi

ACTRESS

Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
Kiera Knightley, Anna Karenina
Jennifer Lawrence, The Hunger Games
Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Quvénzhane Wallis, Beasts Of The Southern Wild

SUPPORTING ACTOR

Javier Bardem, Skyfall
Leonardo DiCaprio, Django Unchained
Dwight Henry, Beasts Of The Southern Wild
Phillip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
Jude Law, Rise Of The Guardians

SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Amy Adams, The Master
Doona Bae, Cloud Atlas
Judi Dench, Skyfall
Sally Field, Lincoln
Anne Hathaway, The Dark Knight Rises

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Django Unchained
The Impossible
The Master
Moonrise Kingdom
Wreck-It Ralph

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Argo
Beasts Of The Southern Wild
Life Of Pi
Rise Of The Guardians
Silver Linings Playbook

ANIMATED FILM

Brave
ParaNorman
The Secret World Of Arrietty
Rise Of The Guardians
Wreck-It Ralph

FOREIGN FILM

Amour
The Secret World Of Arrietty

FILM EDITING

Argo
The Dark Knight Rises
Life Of Pi
Skyfall
Zero Dark Thirty

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Beasts Of The Southern Wild
Life Of Pi
The Master
Moonrise Kingdom
Snow White And The Huntsman

ART DIRECTION

Anna Karenina
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Les Miserables
Mirror Mirror
Wreck-It Ralph

COSTUME DESIGN

Anna Karenina
Django Unchained
Les Misérables
Mirror Mirror
Moonrise Kingdom

MAKEUP

Cloud Atlas
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
The Hunger Games

VISUAL EFFECTS

The Avengers
Cloud Atlas
The Dark Knight Rises
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Life Of Pi

ORIGINAL SCORE

Anna Karenina
Lincoln
Life Of Pi
The Master
Wreck-It Ralph

ORIGINAL SONG

“How Bad Can I Be?”, The Lorax
“Safe And Sound”, The Hunger Games
“Skyfall”, Skyfall
“Still Dream”, Rise Of The Guardians
“When Can I See You Again”, Wreck-It Ralph

SOUND EDITING

The Dark Knight Rises
The Impossible
Life Of Pi
Skyfall
Wreck-It Ralph

SOUND MIXING

The Dark Knight Rises
The Hunger Games
Life Of Pi
Rise Of The Guardians
Zero Dark Thirty

That’s five wins for Life Of Pi, and two for The Master and Rise Of The Guardians. See anything I missed? Write your comments down below.

Peace Out!

Update: Well, as time went by, Rise Of The Guardians really grew on me. When I first published the review, it had three nominations. (Picture, Original Song, and a win in Animated Feature.) Now it has six. I’ve nominated the film for Director, (Replacing David O. Russell) Adapted Screenplay, (Replacing Lincoln) and Sound Mixing (Replacing Argo) It’s entirely possible I’ll give it the win in Original Song at some point in the near future, but I probably won’t be giving it Best Picture.

Second Update: I did give ‘Still Dream’ the Original Song win. And give Jude Law a nomination. Hey, unlike the Oscars, nothing is set in stone with this post. I also decided to nominate ‘How Bad Can I Be’ over ‘Strange Love’.

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