(The annual “Will Win/Should Win” of the Awards Circuit has been our most popular yet most challenging series where each writer let’s their final thoughts be known on the Oscar categories. Each writer will reveal their choices everyday leading up to the Oscar ceremony. Think you can do better? Let your final thoughts be known in the comment section or by joining our Oscar Pool. -CD)
My talented writers of the Awards Circuit have all chimed in with their final predictions and who they thought should have been mentioned throughout the year. It’s time to roll the dice, and foresee any potential surprises that are coming our way on Oscar night. Before the controversial picks are revealed (and obliterated by people who think they “know” what’s going to happen), this was the HARDEST set of predictions constructed in my decade of covering the Oscar race. I STILL have no idea what’s going to happen. I can only pray and think this is going to turn out just fine but I stay suspect.
First of all, I want to thank the entire staff, both current and that have moved on to other opportunities, for their contributions to AwardsCircuit.com. We turn 5 years old in May and the team in place is one of the most talented and creative minds this side of the internet. Most importantly, our entire readership deserves all the praise for contributing, correcting, and letting loose on different topics throughout the year. We appreciate you all and hope you stick around with us for the rest of the year as we kick off new series, both Oscar and non-Oscar related.
Without further ado, the FINAL Oscar Predictions are down below:
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I knew this day would come, and it is with a sense of both excitement and sadness. By the end of my long deployment, I will have earned the most difficult and significant achievement of my life – Surface Warfare Officer Qualification, and finally perform the mission that my ship and I have been training toward for over a year. On the other hand, I must sacrifice the time and effort I have placed into a site that has grown so much in such a short time.
As our Editor himself would agree, what makes me value Awards Circuit is the staff – all the different backgrounds and perspectives on film from all walks of life. To proudly welcome Nicole and Tiff into our family, I will be assisting Clay in integrating them into the staff top tens dating all the way back to 2000 before my departure. After that, for operational security purposes, you will not be hearing from me for a while. But I will not be gone forever! One of my shipmates advised me a long time ago not to let the Navy become my sole identity, and I will hold to that. Come late 2013/early 2014, I will be back to resuming my full staff writer duties. Read more on Oscars 2013: Will Win/Should Win (Hamer)…
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Potentially previewing tomorrow night’s Oscar ceremony, Silver Linings Playbook had an excellent showing at the Independent Spirit Awards. Winning in all but one of the categories that it was nominated for, there’s clearly some love for David O. Russell’s film. You can take issue with the way the Spirit Awards handles its business (including this year giving Best First Feature to someone who’s already made a film, but I digress), but overall they honored a solid crop of winners. I even did much better than I was expecting with my predictions, going 9 out of 13, though if you include my alternate selections, I managed to get them all. Take a gander at the winners below…
“Silver Linings Playbook”
David O. Russell, “Silver Linings Playbook”
“Silver Linings Playbook”
BEST FIRST FEATURE (Award given to the director and producer)
“The Perks of Being a Wallflower”
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Happy Oscar Eve! Tomorrow, the ceremony will begin at 8:00 pm Eastern Time. The staff and I will be having a LIVE Power Hour beginning at 5:00 pm Eastern Time. We’ll be available to take questions via phone or you can even Skype with us too. Then at 7:00 pm ET, our LIVE Blog will begin where you can chat with us and fellow Oscar lovers about the red carpet and ceremony during the evening’s festivities. Also, our Oscar pool is still open and awaiting your picks. Winners will get all the Best Picture nominees on DVD or Blu-Ray as they become available. Remember to check out all the final predictions to guide you through the process.
A little more than a month ago, I began revealing my annual Davis Award nominees for my personal ballot for 2012. I’ll be revealing my winners here on Oscar eve and where my votes would have gone if I was voter, both nominees and winners. I’ve also chosen my 15 favorite scenes from all the films I saw last year.
2012 was a year to remember for film. I’ve never witnessed so many breathtaking film achievements that I’ll be sure to remember years from now. For me, 2012 was the year of the Documentary. I know they’re not usually popular with the demographic that the Awards Circuit serves but if any of you love movies, a good documentary is sure to leave you just as satisfied as any blockbuster or independent film.
I’m appreciative of my entire staff that have grown to be like family (yes…even Mark Johnson). More importantly, I’m grateful for our entire readership as they continue to challenge us to be better and dare us to be better on a daily basis. We look forward to talking movies with you this 2013. Tuesday, I’ll reveal my Year-In-Advanced Predictions for the 2014 ceremony and we will kick off new series and articles that the staff has been working on.
The winners are down below:
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Not to sure if anyone watches the hilarious Daniel Tosh on Comedy Central’s hit-show “Tosh.O” but if you don’t, you have to give this admittedly offensive comedian a chance since his antics are greatly constructed and harmlessly fun.
On last Wednesday’s show, he spoofed all the Best Picture nominees, revealing spoilers, and (perhaps) making a prediction that David O. Russell’s Silver Linings Playbook would win Best Picture
Check it out!
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Link(s) of the week:
It’s Oscar week! So most pundits – just like us here at The Awards Circuit – were busy unveiling their final predictions. Pete Hammond at Deadline went first, setting off a domino effect including Scott Feinberg and Todd McCarthy at The Hollywood Reporter, Anthony Breznican of Entertainment Weekly, Oliver Lyttelton of The Playlist, Rope of Silicon‘s Brad Brevet, Katey Rich of Cinema Blend, In Contention‘s trio of Kris Tapley, Guy Lodge, and Gregory Ellwood, Tom Shone at The Guardian, and Wesley Morris at Grantland. Even Nate Silver (yes, the political numbers guy) got involved with predictions at his NY Times blog, Five Thirty Eight.
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