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Awards Circuit Staff Updates Oscar Predictions

As the official Oscar Predictions are being updated (they should be up by tomorrow-ish), the staff has taken the liberty of updating their predictions for the 2013 Academy Awards.

You can go to the Staff Predictions page or you can navigate from the menu up top and click on the respective name.  Make sure to comment on their choices.

Editor Predictions will follow shortly!  Please to make sure to include your own predictions as well!

Comment and discuss!

Clayton Davis (1576 Posts)

Clayton Davis is the respected and esteemed AwardsCircuit.com editor. Clayton has become a proud member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association where he votes and attends the kick off to awards season show, The Critics Choice Movie Awards. Most recently, Clayton is a now an active member of the International Press Academy, which hosts the popular Satellite Awards as well as the newly integrated Broadcast Television Journalists Association, which hosts the Critics Choice Television Awards.

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  • Tyler

    PICTURE:
    Lincoln
    Les Miserables
    Anna Karenina
    The Master
    Argo
    Beasts of the Southern Wild
    Zero Dark Thirty
    Lfe of Pi
    Hyde Park on Hudson
    Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

    ACTOR:
    Daniel Day Lewis- Lincoln
    joaquin Phoenix- The Master
    Bill Murra- Hyde Park on Hudson
    John Hawkes- The Sessions
    Denzel Washington- Flight

    ACTRESS:
    Quvenzhane Wallis- Beasts of the Southern Wild
    Keira Knightley- Anna Karenina
    Laura Linney- Hyde Park on Hudson
    Maggie Smith- Quartet
    Marion Coitillard- Rust and Bone

    SUPPORTING ATOR:
    Philip Seymour Hoffman-The Master
    Leonardo DiCaprio- Django Unchained
    Russell Crowe- Les Miserables
    John Goodman- Argo
    Matthew McConegheny- Magic Mike

    SUPPORTING ACTRESS:
    Helen Hunt- The Sessions
    Anne Hathaway- Les Miserables
    Vanessa Redgrave- Song for Marion
    Judi Dench- Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
    Sally Field- Lincoln

    DIRECTING:
    Steven Spielberg- Lincoln
    Tom Hooper- Les Miserables
    Paul Thomas Anderson- The Master
    Ben Affleck- Argo
    Ang Lee- Life of Pi

    ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY:
    The Master
    The Sessions
    Amour
    Moonrise Kingdom
    Django Unchained

    ADAPTED SCREENPLAY:
    Lincoln
    Beasts of the Southern Wild
    Les Miserables
    Silver Linings Playbook
    Quartet

    CINEMATOGRAPHY:
    The Master
    Life of Pi
    To the Wonder
    Les Miserables
    Django Unchained

    EDITING:
    Zero Dark Thirty
    Argo
    The Master
    The Dark Knight Rises
    Les Miserables

    ART DIRECTION:
    Les Miserables
    Anna Karenina
    Life of Pi
    The Hobbit
    Mirror Mirror

    MUSIC:
    The Master-unless ruled out bcause of use of previously recorded score
    Lincoln
    Moonrise Kingdom
    Anna Karenina
    Life of Pi

  • Jessie Makowski

    Some very interesting predictions all around!

  • http://TheAwardsCircuit Joey Magidson

    We try our best…

  • Peter

    You guys are overlooking Frank Langella in Robot and Frank. Not even in Claytons Top 40 list. Really??? Are you all aware of the movies out there??

  • Jerry

    I agree that The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel will be one the best picture nominees. A feel good hit always sneaks in there.

  • http://TheAwardsCircuit Joey Magidson

    Peter- I saw and loved his performance, and I’d have it in my personal Top 40, but I highly doubt Langella is going to crack the Top 5…

  • http://awardscircuit.com Joseph Braverman

    @Tyler & @Jerry, thanks for also believing in the strong possibility of ‘Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’ sneaking in. It has all the ingredients that an Academy voter gravitates towards. The only detractor is the early release date, but with the DVD hitting in September…watch out!

  • John

    Here the list of the live action and animated short films that compete at the next Oscars and the possible nominations:

    http://www.imdb.com/list/–Aj0TA7c14/

  • Clint

    PICTURE:
    1. Argo
    2. Lincoln
    3. The Silver Linings Playbook
    4. The Master
    5. Les Miserables

    6. Beasts of the Southern Wild
    7. Life of Pi

    8. Zero Dark Thirty
    9. Promised Land

    10. ??? Amour? Django? Sessions? Exotic Marigold Hotel? Anna Karenina?

    Personally, I only see 5 or 6 nomiees, unless the Academy wants to push the 9-10 nominee thing on us.

    DIRECTOR:
    1. Ben Affleck- Argo
    2. Paul Thomas Anderson- The Master
    3. Steven Spielberg- Lincoln
    4. Tom Hooper- Les Miserables
    5. Ang Lee- Life of Pi

    If say Lincoln wins best picture, for some strange reason I see PTA winning Best Director, unless Argo wins then it goes to Affleck. Tom Hooper is basically the next Stephen Daldry.

    ACTOR:
    Joaquin Phoenix
    John Hawkes
    Daniel Day Lewis
    Bill Murray
    Denzel Washington

    ACTRESS:
    Jennifer Lawrence
    Quvenzhane Wallis
    Maggie Smith- Quartet
    Marion Coitillard
    Emmanuelle Riva

    I’m not too keen on Riva. Amour has been one of the most acclaimed films, but 2 foreign language nominees in one year? The word on Anna Karenina is muted, so Knightley is on the bubble. Ditto with Watts. If Frances Ha gets picked up by a strong distributorand the cards are played right, Gerwig could be a surprise. No trailer for Guilt Trip still, so I guess we’ll just have to wait on Barbra.

    SUPPORTING ACTOR:
    Philip Seymour Hoffman
    Robert De Niro
    Leonardo DiCaprio
    Hal Holbrook
    Russell Crowe

    This is a tough category. I doubt Weinstein will push The Master both in leads, but will he send Hoffman here to take votes away from his other film and Leo? Hal Holbrook could be a von Sydow with Promised Land and Bobby Milk could surely get awarded once more. Will Dwight Henry sneak in?

    SUPPORTING ACTRESS:
    Anne Hathaway
    Helen Hunt
    Amy Adams
    Sally Field
    Judi Dench

    Weak field. Amy Adams could be the Dano per se, but mostly every review I’ve read laments her strong, but small performance. She is the best actress working today IMO. Will Oscar be kind to Hathaway after her hosting performance, or was that mostly on Franco? Will Vanessa Redgrave find a place in here for ‘Song for Marion’? From all the commercials for ‘Never Back Down’, it seems Maggie G is lead and Davis is co-lead/supporting, but will them nominate her after denying her last year?

    ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY:
    The Master
    Amour
    Moonrise Kingdom
    Promised Land
    Django Unchained

    ADAPTED SCREENPLAY:
    Argo
    Beasts of the Southern Wild
    Lincoln
    Silver Linings Playbook
    The Sessions