Tuesday, February 12, 2013

If only I could vote for the 2013 Academy Awards ...

It would look like this:

This is not a prediction, 'cause I am certain it would be totally inaccurate (except for Daniel Day-Lewis and Brave). These picks are essentially my wish list of winners, and for categories where I'm unfamiliar with the nominees ... well you'll find out.

Best Picture

Argo - Grant Heslov, Ben Affleck and George Clooney. (Producers)

Actor in a Leading Role

Daniel Day-Lewis - Lincoln

Actor in a Supporting Role

Robert De Niro - Silver Linings Playbook

Actress in a Leading Role

Emmanuelle Riva - Amour

Actress in a Supporting Role

Anne Hathaway - Les Misérables

Emmanuelle Riva

Animated Feature Film

Brave - Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman


Skyfall - Roger Deakins

Costume Design

Anna Karenina - Jacqueline Durran


Ang Lee - Life of Pi

Documentary (Feature)

Since I haven't seen any of the nominated features, I'll write down each nominee on a little piece of paper and leave it to chance (from here on it would be states as - Luck of the Draw.)

Documentary (Short Subject)

Luck of the Draw

Film Editing

Zero Dark Thirty - Dylan Tichenor and William Goldenberg

Foreign Language Film

Amour - Austria


Les Misérables - Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell

Music (Original Score)

LincolnJohn Williams

Music (Original Song)

"Skyfall" from Skyfall. Music and Lyric by Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth

Production Design

Anna Karenina - Sarah Greenwood (Production Design); Katie Spencer (Set Decoration)

Short Film (Animated)

Luck of the Draw

Short Film (Live Action)

Luck of the Draw
Anna Karenina

Sound Editing

Argo - Erik Aadahl and Ethan Van der Ryn

Sound Mixing

Les Misérables - Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson and Simon Hayes

Visual Effects (to be known as Non-Human Actor/Actress in a Supporting Role)

Life of PiBill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan De Boer and Donald R. Elliott (for Richard Parker)

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

Lincoln - Written by Tony Kushner

Writing (Original Screenplay)

Django Unchained - Written by Quentin Tarantino

(FYI - This is not a prediction)