Indiewire will provide regular updates of our predictions for the 85th Academy Awards through February 24th, when the winners are announced.
Here's our take on best sound editing, which seems like a possible place for the Academy to reward "Zero Dark Thirty" (its really the film's best shot at an Oscar). But it is probably running third to "Skyfall" and "Life of Pi," the latter of which we're betting on to take this and the most overall awards on Oscar night.
Nominees and predictions below. More commentary to come, but check out all predictions in all the categories here.
"Argo" Erik Aadahl and Ethan Van der Ryn
"Django Unchained" Wylie Stateman
"Life of Pi" Eugene Gearty and Philip Stockton
"Skyfall" Per Hallberg and Karen Baker Landers
"Zero Dark Thirty" Paul N.J. Ottosson
Will win: "Life of Pi"
Could win: "Zero Dark Thirty" or "Skyfall"
Should win: "Zero Dark Thirty"
Check out all predictions in all the categories here.