Sunday, February 17, 2013

My 2013 Oscar Ballot

Hollywood's Big Night

Written by Matt Giles
Edited by Erin Accomando

We're now officially a week away from Oscar night. The votes have been cast and now we play the waiting game. While I'm by no means a betting man, I do enjoy partaking in my own Oscar ballot, just to see if my Jedi-skills are improving.

What you'll see in the list that follows are my best educated guesses as to what will win and what I think should win. While I have no idea what to expect from this year's host, Seth MacFarlane, I'm very excited to see how everything turns out. Here. We. Go.


Will Win: Argo

Should Win: Amour


Will Win: Steven Spielberg (Lincoln)

Should Win: David O. Russell (Silver Linings Playbook)


Will Win: Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln)

Should Win: Joaquin Phoenix (The Master)


Will Win: Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook)

Should Win: Emmanuelle Riva (Amour)

Supporting Actor

Will Win: Robert De Niro (Silver Linings Playbook)

Should Win: Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained)

Supporting Actress

Will Win: Anne Hathaway (Les Misérables)

Should Win: Helen Hunt (The Sessions)

Original Screenplay 

Will Win: Quentin Tarantino (Django Unchained)

Should Win: Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola (Moonrise Kingdom)

Adapted Screenplay

Will Win: David O. Russell (Silver Linings Playbook)

Should Win: Tony Kushner (Lincoln)

Foreign Language Film

Will Win: Amour

Should Win: Amour

Animated Feature

Will Win: Brave

Should Win: Wreck-It Ralph

Sound Editing

Will Win: Argo

Should Win: Zero Dark Thirty

Visual Effects

Will Win: Life of Pi

Should Win: Life of Pi

Film Editing

Will Win: Argo

Should Win: Zero Dark Thirty

Short Film, Animated

Will Win: Paperman

Should Win: Paperman

Short Film, Live Action

Will Win: Buzkashi Boys

Should Win: Buzkashi Boys 

Short Film, Documentary

Will Win: Kings Point

Should Win: Kings Point

Original Score

Will Win: Lincoln

Should Win: Lincoln

Original Song

Will Win: Skyfall (Adele)

Should Win: Skyfall (Adele)

Production Design

Will Win: Anna Karenina 

Should Win: Anna Karenina 


Will Win: Roger Deakins (Skyfall)

Should Win: Roger Deakins (Skyfall)

Costume Design

Will Win: Anna Karenina

Should Win: Anna Karenina


Will Win: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 

Should Win: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey


Will Win: Searching For Sugar Man

Should Win: Searching For Sugar Man

Sound Mixing

Will Win: Argo

Should Win: Skyfall 

For those interested, Nerdist has actually linked to the Animated Short Films (in their entirety) here. You can see a full list of nominations and my ballot in a more professional manner here.

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