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2013 Oscar Predictions

Indiewire will provide regular updates of our predictions for the winners of the 85th Academy Awards, which will be announced on February 24th, 2013. Click below for predictions in various Oscar categories, and also check out this list of all the Oscar-nominated films available ON DEMAND right now.


Ben Affleck's 'Argo'







"Silver Linings Playbook" TWC








Daniel Day Lewis in "Lincoln."











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  • Shagufta | February 25, 2013 11:49 AMReply

    i like this film best writing the film

  • Kathleen Landry | February 24, 2013 10:55 PMReply

    As an American living in Canada I was so embarrassed so watch Seth Mc Farland. this year was worse than Rick Gervais yr. please 1 billion people, this host is too much

    Please find a new host or return to Billy thank you kathleen

  • Kathleen Landry | February 24, 2013 10:50 PMReply

    As an American living in Canada I was so embarrassed so watch Seth Mc Farland. this year was worse than Rick Gervais yr. please 1 billion people, this host is too much

    Please find a new host or return to Billy thank you kathleen

  • Ralph Bromley | February 24, 2013 10:35 PMReply

    I have watched the Academy Awards forever. Seth McFarland's performance was beyond awful.
    Bring back Billy Crystal the first 20 minutes were painful.
    Less is more. Respectfully kathleen

  • ivor tiltin | February 24, 2013 2:07 PMReply

    If Lincoln were a mediocre movie it would be nominated simply because of the name. The story
    nitpicks only the noble parts of Lincoln's life and skipped the evil to glorify the man. Anyone playing lead actor was guaranteed to be nominated simply because it celebrates the so called Great Emancipator.

  • David Daniel | February 24, 2013 5:56 PM

    Exactly what do you mean when you say "skipped the evil" and the "so-called Great Emancipator?" Are you the the Great Idiot or the Great Racist Psychopath? He put an end to slavery, the biggest achievement of any president. Find some crumb of intelligence in your reptilian brain to explain your comments, if you can.

  • Oscara | February 24, 2013 10:22 AMReply


  • Jay Anderson | February 24, 2013 8:10 PM

    Actually, Lincoln didn't put an end to slavery. It was the Black abolitionists, and some white abolitionists who were the ones pushing for the 13th Amendment. When he finally issued the Emancipation Proclamation, it wasn't out of caring for Black people, or their freedom, more due to politics. He didn't even do very much for it, mainly because he wanted to keep the Border States. It's actually ridiculous how the work of Frederick Douglass and so many Black abolitionists gets swept under the table in favor of giving all the credit to Lincoln.
    I'm guessing that the "evil" Ivor is referring to is Lincoln's racism, and Ivor is absolutely correct in that. Lincoln was a racist. He told racist jokes and tossed around the N-word, and he even said that he didn't think that Black people were equal to Whites. He even came up with a plan to ship Black people out of the United States, simply because he didn't think that Black people should live with whites. So, not only did Lincoln not really end slavery, (it also continued under many different names, mainly sharecropping, and there are countless articles about how Black slavery continued into World War II), but he was also a big racist. Hope that helped.
    Signed, an Informed Black Woman

  • Jesse | February 23, 2013 1:04 AMReply

    My predictions:

  • so | February 25, 2013 8:49 PM

    What sources do you have? I have at least a whole library of books, completed a dissertation on Lincoln, and there is ABSOLUTELY no evidence of what you say. And I have another that many sources glorifying Fred Douglass as well, so your claim he is "swept" is nonsense. Having a superficial knowledge of history is dangerous. We may compare sources if you wish, that is what I tell my students all the time.

    An informed black man

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  • Vino | February 18, 2013 10:53 PMReply

    Lincoln loses, scept for actor. It's all balooney.

  • Jonathan Spence | February 18, 2013 12:04 PMReply

    I hope Life of Pi wins the Movie of the Year! Ang Lee was just brilliant and the CGI was fantastic. Django was a total flop. I had no idea there were so many historical mistakes and discrepancies! You can look it up on to see how these were all filmed.

  • Ross | February 14, 2013 10:08 AMReply

    The biggest injustice is not nominating Looper for Original screenplay. They nominated Zero Dark Thirty, which isn't even original, its based on a true story. They nominated Moonrise Kingdom, which nobody gives a damn about. They nominated Amour, in which hardly anything even happens. Don't get me wrong, its a great film, but 90% of its success it because of how good the acting was (which is why haneke shouldnt be nominated for directing either). The ideal field should be Looper, Django, Flight, Skyfall, and Ted.
    also, silver linings playbook can fuck off.

  • Film Fan | February 17, 2013 5:28 PM

    Looper should have been nominated but it was a very tough category. In the end it was a battle between Flight or Looper getting a nom and Flight got it. Also I just want to point out that if Skyfall was nominated for writing it would have been in adapted screenplay not original.

  • Paeng | February 16, 2013 6:33 AM

    ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY means it was NOT based on material PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED.

  • Bruce | February 14, 2013 10:02 PM

    Zero Dark Thirty is based on FIRST HAND ACCOUNTS so it's not 100% true

  • Movie review | February 13, 2013 3:00 PMReply

    Listen, I've seen all the nominated movies and they are all fantastic. My opinion is that Silver Linings Playbook deserves to win the most. It touched me in a way that no other film did. It showed me that even in this crazy world, happy endings are still possible. You can still be loved. Please vote for Silver Linings Playbook.

  • Brandon | February 13, 2013 6:17 PM

    "It showed me that even in this crazy world, happy endings are still possible."

    That's why it should win? Really?

  • fake | February 13, 2013 2:49 PMReply

    Silver Linings Playbook is the best movie ever. They will win at least 1 Oscar

  • Juha Hovilainen | February 13, 2013 4:59 AMReply

    Academy Awards for real:
    Movie of the year: "Zero Dark Thirty"
    Director: Kathryn Bigelow
    Actress: Emmanuelle Riva "Amour"
    Supporting Actress: Kelly Reilly "Flight"
    Actor: Denzel Washington "Flight"
    Supporting Actor: John Goodman "Argo" and "Flight"
    Foreign Film: "Amour"
    Adapted Screenplay: "Silver Linings Playbook", David O.Russell
    Original Screenplay: "Amour", Michael Haneke
    Cinematography: Roger Deakins, "Skyfall"
    Film Editing: William Goldenberg and Dylan Tichenor, "Zero Dark Thirty"
    Original Song: "Skyfall", Adele
    Music: Alexandre Desplat, "Zero Dark Thirty"

  • Jesse | February 23, 2013 12:59 AM

    You're aware that some of these aren't even nominated right? And nobody should touch Waltz for Best Supporting Actor.

  • vandywisky | February 19, 2013 12:51 AM

    I like your picks. I, too, thought Denzel was better than Day-Lewis this year. However, I think Phoenix's performance in The Master was the best of them all. I'd give Best Score to Life of Pi. I feel like Zero Dark Thirty is being forgotten due to the popularity of Silver Linings Playbook, Jennifer Lawrence, DeNiro's sway with the Academy voters, and the backlash against all films for the Affleck snub in the directing category. I concur that ZDT is the best film of the year. I also think that The Master is being overlooked in this category.

  • Meredith | February 15, 2013 12:38 PM

    I think that Lincoln is way better for movie of the year, they will surely take home a lot for that.

  • Brita Segerhammar | February 11, 2013 10:02 PMReply

    I think that Lincoln was a great movie and Daniel day lewis did great on that roll. And so did Anne Hathaway in that roll in the musical that was a movie what she took to play that roll. from Brita

  • andrea | February 9, 2013 5:15 PMReply

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  • amir | February 8, 2013 9:25 AMReply

    Picture: Argo or Lincoln, either is fine with me, great movies!!
    Director: Steven Speilberg, only because Ben Affleck isnt nominated
    Actor: Daniel Day Lewis, he only does Oscar worthy movies
    Actress: Jennifer Lawrence, you talent and Oscars like her
    Supporting Actor: Tommy Lee Jones, hands down, better performance than Lewis in Lincoln
    Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway, veteran actress, probably only time she'll win, and she cut all her hair off for this movie.

  • Brandon | February 13, 2013 6:20 PM

    Apart from Tommy Lee Jones (I believe Christoph Waltz should win, though I wouldn't be upset if Jones did), I agree. I also think Chastain was a bit better than Lawrence, but not by much, and I don't see the Academy picking Chastain with the whole Martin Sheen campaign.

  • Shaun | February 7, 2013 7:54 PMReply

    @ Jay
    I agree with you.

  • HONOR THE TRUE WINNER | February 6, 2013 9:07 PMReply

    You gotta watch LIFE OF PI at least once [and then THINK about it even more], and you would realize that this film has to be the BEST PICTURE. It has all the great ingredients to win this accolade [hope The Academy get it right this time].

    Art, Technology, Storytelling, All perfectly and beautifully blended together. It has such Great depth that makes you want to watch it over and over and over and over again, in a long, long, long, long time to come.

    It's like listening to John Lennon. It's like slowly peeling an onion to find out what's in the core, whilst tears slowly trickle down.

    Anyway, it doesn't really matter to me whether it wins any Oscars. @laurelhero

  • Michael M. | February 6, 2013 8:45 PMReply

    Academy award for best director/picture: Ang Lee "Life of Pi".
    Wait, watch, ponder.

  • Jay | February 6, 2013 4:22 PMReply

    *****My Picks (Not Predictions)*****

    Best Makeup and Hairstyling - The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

    Best Visual Effects - Life of Pi

    Best Sound Editing - Life of Pi

    Best Sound Mixing - Les Miserables

    Best Original Score - Life of Pi

    Best Original Song - Skyfall

    Best Animated Short - Paperman

    Best Live Action Short - Curfew

    Best Costume Design - Anna Karenina

    Best Production Design - Life of Pi

    Best Film Editing - Zero Dark Thirty

    Best Cinematography - Life of Pi

    Best Animated Feature - Frankenweenie

    Best Documentary Short Subject - Inocente

    Best Documentary Feature - The Invisible War

    Best Foreign Language Film - Amour

    Best Adapted Screenplay - Lincoln

    Best Original Screenplay - Moonrise Kingdom

    Best Supporting Actress - Anne Hathaway for Les Miserables

    Best Supporting Actor - Phillip Seymor Hoffman for The Master

    Best Actress - Emanuelle Riva for Amour

    Best Actor - Daniel Day-Lewis for Lincoln

    Best Director - Ang Lee for Life of Pi

    Best Picture - Life of Pi

  • HONOR THE TRUE WINNER | February 5, 2013 11:26 PMReply

    IF race/ethnicity of its nominees is one of the influencing factors in determining the Winners, then sadly The Academy will lose its meaning and its place/role as the ultimate representation of GLOBAL films recognition. @laurelhero

  • Alfredo | February 3, 2013 5:04 PMReply

    No Hobbit?
    Why? Its better then most of these movies.

  • Jesse | February 23, 2013 1:00 AM

    It got some nominations.

  • Aaron | February 1, 2013 7:59 PMReply

    Awful movies and overrated performences. An 9 year old girl can get a nomination but not impressive and powerful actresses like Marion Cotillard or Rachel Weis? Poor Naomi was great but its between the PR ladies like Lawrence and Chastain. Terrible. The Academy has losts its touch.

  • plainsimplejake | January 29, 2013 1:41 PMReply


  • Max Gratelli | January 28, 2013 7:59 PMReply

    This is bull, Django Unchained was the best movie and so was Zero Dark Thirty, Licoln sucked ball sack

  • Meredith | February 15, 2013 12:40 PM

    Hmm don't think so. Lincoln will take most of it all home along with silver lingings playbook. Skyfall wasn't even nominated.

  • Joseph daniel | January 22, 2013 3:27 PMReply

    I really thought that dicaprio this year is gonna have at least a nomination for his performance in django unchained. he is simply brillant, but it looks that the academy has his favorites... I´m just saying... but at same christopher waltz, that deserve also his nomination, dicarpio dieserve this nomination.

  • Ariel | January 19, 2013 7:49 PMReply

    My Prediction
    Best Picture: Lincoln (30%)
    Best Director: Steven Spielberg (60%)
    Best Actor: Daniel Day Lewis (80%)
    Best Actress: Jessica Chastain (40%)
    Best Supporting Actor: Tommy Lee Jones (30%)
    Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway (100%)
    Best Foreign Language Film: Amour (95%)
    Best Animated Feature: Frankenweenie (40%)
    Best Cinematography: Life of Pi (50%)
    Best Film Editing: Zero Dark Thirty (30%)
    Best Production design: Les Miserables (50%)
    Best Costume Design: Anna Karenina (60%)
    Best Original Song: Suddenly, Les Miserables (50%)
    Best Original Score: Life of Pi (80%)
    Best Visual Effects: Life of Pi (70%)
    Best Makeup: The Hobbit (50%)

    Predicted that Lincoln will win 5, Life of Pi win 3, Zero Dark Thirty win 2, Les Miserables win 2!

  • Jesse | February 23, 2013 1:02 AM

    Argo best picture, Waltz Supporting Actor, Wreck It Ralph or Brave for Best Animated film. Song: Skyfall, Makeup, Les Miz.

    The rest of my picks:

  • Helmer Oster | January 16, 2013 11:04 PMReply

    We have actors like Meryl Streep and Daniel Day Lewis. Then we have personalities like
    Sally Field and Denzel Washington. Distinction and versatility vs. been there, seen that!!

  • Danny93 | January 15, 2013 12:22 PMReply

    I really like all the nominations, maybe because im not a fanboy of a specific franchise - to me TDKR was shit compared to The Dark Knight, Hobbit was shit compared to TLOTR, and Cloud Atlas was shit compared to anything it made no sense. And something tells me the people defending Cloud, hated the tree of life, last year so lets not b cynical. And also the girl fr beasts was great, she deserved it more than Mirren who would b only a "filler" like Meryl. If anything I would drop watts for cottillard. N director I would drop David for Kathryn not Ben. I pick Life of Pi to win because if they award Argo they would look more followers than leaders so they won't do that. N Lincoln is too divisive.

    Life of Pi
    Steven Spieldberg
    Daniel D. Lewis
    Jennifer Lawrence
    Amour (screenplay)
    Lincoln (screenplay)
    Alan arkin
    Anne Hathaway

  • Roope | January 15, 2013 8:54 AMReply

    The Oscar's will match the Globes in the major categories with Haneke replacing Affleck for Best Director. Mark my words.

  • bredwill | January 14, 2013 12:47 AMReply

    Argo movie deserve in Oscar best movies categories.Argo is based on a unique story.i like this movie.

  • becky parrish | January 13, 2013 3:35 PMReply

    Mind Boggling! How in the hell could a movie be nominated for Best Movie and it's director not be nominated for Best Director????????? That is a complete contradiction.
    Hello, Quentin Tarantino for Django, Ben Affleck for Argo, etc!!!!!
    Outrageous, the Academy needs to get their act and logic together, even if it means changing the election process!

  • Paeng | February 16, 2013 6:28 AM

    COCONUT: But even if there were only five best picture nominees...Becky's logic suggests that only the directors of those five movies should be nominated for best directors. If that were the case...then why even bother having two separate categories? If we went by Becky's reasoning...the best director would automatically go to the best picture...or vice versa.

  • Coconut | January 21, 2013 2:35 PM

    Actually I think you need to get your logic together. Since there are ten best picture nominations, but only five best director nominations, it's mathematically impossible for all directors of a "best picture" movie to be nominated for best director.

  • becky parrish | January 13, 2013 3:35 PMReply

    Mind Boggling! How in the hell could a movie be nominated for Best Movie and it's director not be nominated for Best Director????????? That is a complete contradiction.
    Hello, Quentin Tarantino for Django, Ben Affleck for Argo, etc!!!!!
    Outrageous, the Academy needs to get their act and logic together, even if it means changing the election process!

  • becky parrish | January 13, 2013 3:34 PMReply

    Mind Boggling! How in the hell could a movie be nominated for Best Movie and it's director not be nominated for Best Director????????? That is a complete contradiction.
    Hello, Quentin Tarantino for Django, Ben Affleck for Argo, etc!!!!!
    Outrageous, the Academy needs to get their act and logic together, even if it means changing the election process!

  • Girl | January 12, 2013 5:07 PMReply

    Where is The Hobbit?? Why only 3 nominations?! :(

  • Ross | January 12, 2013 3:53 PMReply

    The academy really has gone to shit, as this year's lot have proven. Not a single nomination for TDKR, Cloud Atlas or The Raid. Silver Linings Playbook got nominated in best picture, director, screenplay and all four acting categories, and it was average at best. Marion Cotillard wasn't nominated for Rust & Bone. The Hobbit wasn't nominated for Original score. And, why do the academy feel the need to consistently ignore Christopher Nolan? Memento, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and Inception are consistently considered amoung the best films of the 2000s, and only one of them (Inception) even got a best picture nom, and he hasn't had a single best director nom. The only decent year for the academy in recent memory was 2003 (when Return Of The King won 11 out of 11).

  • Jesse | February 23, 2013 1:04 AM

    Name one category TDKR, the Raid, or Cloud Atlas could have replaced the others in? Huh? Those films weren't that good.

  • Jack | February 7, 2013 6:57 PM

    Because unfortunately, after recent successes of The Artist and Slumdog Millionaire, it seems the academy feels it prudent that they MUST nominate at least one indie/ foreign language film. Dunno why, really. Just got back from watching django unchained at the pics, if Licoln beats tarantino for best screenplay, than the oscars can go fuck themselves for all i care

  • Luis | January 20, 2013 6:03 AM

    Cloud Atlas is piss poor movie. The Hobbit was entertaining, but nowhere near its predecessors or the movies actually nominated.

  • londa | January 13, 2013 12:10 AM

    I don't agree with the Batman movies( They were overrated big time) But the Hobbit was good. LOTR was fantastic. Its far more memorable then most movies nominated anyways.
    I also agree that the Academy has gone really bad. I mean nominating an 8 year old girl for Best Actress??? Have you seen Beasts of the Souther nWild? its an awful movie. The little girl was just reciting lines. She was not 'acting'! If anything the father did real acting and he was good. How come he didn't get a nomination?

  • Oalid Islam | January 12, 2013 2:47 AMReply

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  • oli | January 10, 2013 9:15 PMReply

    I was not the hugest fan of Lincoln, at all. I am really wishing Argo got more nominations, it was a great movie, I wish Ben Affleck would have gotten nominated as Best Director for Argo. It makes me sad...

  • Chris | January 10, 2013 9:12 PMReply

    The best part of the actual nominations being announced is that we get to compare them side-by-side with your wacky predictions and see how wrong you were (schadenfreude). But you've deprived us of this opportunity and committed an act of journalistic incompetence by replacing your predictions with nominations and winner predictions instead of placing the new information where it belongs, in a separate article.

  • Sylvie | January 10, 2013 4:10 PMReply

    Javier Bardem in Skyfall? Could there actually be a supporting actor Oscar nomination for a Bond film? NO WAY! Whatever... I enjoy a lot his acting, and 'Silva' was such an amazing character to watch.

  • Sharpe | January 10, 2013 11:19 AMReply

    The Hobbit only a couple of nominations? The world has gone mad!!

  • Joanna | January 9, 2013 9:08 PMReply

    ,,The Hobbit" is the best movie I've seen this year. Richard Armitage is amazing :) ,,The Hobbit" should be nominated in many categories!

  • Jo | January 9, 2013 9:13 PM

    Richard Armitage, Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Andy Serkis - one of them should have a chance for Oscar :) Great preformances in Hobbit.

  • Jennifer | January 8, 2013 8:25 AMReply

    I think that Django Unchained should win best picture! Not only does it have solid acting, direction, plot and a fantastic original songs, but because of its controversial subject matter and the fact that it sticks tue to the days without backing away from the violence or the terrible ways white people treated black people. If it wins, the academy awards will have a new standed of how visually and verbally graphic and explicit a movie can be. Well that's MO anyway!!!

  • Grace | January 7, 2013 1:21 AMReply

    I think its quite possible Les Miserables could lead the nominations... It is almost a lock in 9 categories because of its acting and the technical aspects. I really hope Eddie Redmayne joins Anne Hathaway and Hugh Jackman as a contender for the acting categories!

  • teacher | January 6, 2013 5:40 AMReply

    Zero Dark Thirty is a predicted favourite, but CIA people and the special committee may seek to ensure that the picture be banned from the competition. It is theoretically possible to interpret the story and plot more liberally and differently than it is immediately suggested. If you watch it very closely, you will see things that are ostensibly obvious (CIA girls have it harder) are not so very obvious. What you think is regular stuff for American patriots may be seen as an elaborate conspiracy theory: if you watch it very, very closely, you will probably see there was more than one "human error" committed there. The ending of the movie (eg intentional and effective or ineffective, depending on how you interpret the picture; was Maya the only agent supposed to ID the X before he disappeared without a trace? ) suggests and shows there may be more to it than the eye can see. Bigelow is smarter than you think. She should win again.

  • ruth | January 5, 2013 9:30 PMReply

    I have seen most of these movies. Les Miserable is the best. It is a mastpiece. Hugh jackman deserves to be best actor. Anne and Eddie should be best support actress and actor. It should be the best picture. I will watch it again and read the book again. Buy the dvd in the future.

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  • Fant | January 5, 2013 7:43 PMReply

    The hobbit should get something, it was brilliant. TDKR is overrated crap. Funny how all the reviews said its was gonna snag major award but it hasn't been nomiated for any award lately.

  • Paul | January 6, 2013 11:48 PM

    Top Ten's AFI, Top Ten's Southeastern Film Critics and Critics Choice not Best Picture, but yes Best Action Film.

  • GERARD KENNELLY | January 5, 2013 8:46 PM

    i agree
    when i saw TDKR in the cinema i felt very let down

  • todd | January 5, 2013 6:29 PMReply

    from my movie blog, where my predictions in the six major categories stand currently. I'll do final update Wednesday:

  • Ross | January 5, 2013 4:04 PMReply

    My predictions:
    Picture - Life Of Pi
    Director - Kathryn Bigelow (ZDT)
    Actor - Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln)
    Actress - Jennifer Lawrence (SLB)
    Supporting Actor - Phillip Seymour Hoffman (The Master)
    Supporting Actress - Anne Hathaway (Les Mis)
    Screenplay (Original) - The Master
    Screenplay (Adapted) - Argo
    Score - Howard Shore (The Hobbit)

    ...And why I want to win
    Picture - ZDT
    Director - Christopher Nolan (TDKR)
    Actor - Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln)
    Actress - Marion Cotillard (Rust & Bone)
    Supporting Actor - Sir Michael Caine (TDKR)
    Supporting Actress - Don't really mind
    Screenplay (Original) - ZDT
    Screenplay (Adapted) - Cloud Atlas
    Score - Howard Shore (The Hobbit)

  • teacher | January 4, 2013 3:10 PMReply

    Let's get serious! Lincoln, Les Mis, Argo et al are just little funny jokes when compared with ZTD.

  • Jess | January 4, 2013 1:42 AMReply

    Anyone know who will announce the oscar noms this year?

  • Stephen | January 5, 2013 1:59 PM

    I believe they announce them on Jan. 10.

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  • Ford | January 2, 2013 7:54 AMReply

    I'd never seen the stageplay but was blown away by Les Mis the movie. IMHO: Hugh Jackman ought to get Best Actor for Les Mis; Anne Hathaway Best Actress Les Mis; Samantha Barks Best Supporting Actress Les Mis (would be a terrible shame if they put Hathaway and Barks both into this category against each other); Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Hair and Makeup, Best Costumes, Best Original Song, Best Sound Editing, Best Production Design = all Les Mis. I've seen most of the other main contenders and think Daniel Day Lewis could/should possibly beat out Hugh Jackman for Best Actor.

  • NameHoney | January 22, 2013 12:44 PM

    Your Comment I have seen the musical many time. Les Mis is my favorite musical of all times. This said I have to say that the movie was incredible! I have never that kind of emotion and spirit of the soul ever in a stage production. The movie started and my husband, grandson and I were drawn into the story and the deep emotion and thinking of nothing but what the performers were bringing to the screen for over 2 hours. Bravo!

  • RC3 | January 9, 2013 10:03 AM

    To give you an idea how Les Mis was sung (played) in musical theater get a copy of the 10th Anniversay Concert (The Dream Cast).
    Or just checked youtube... Bring Him Home Colm Wilkinson, Stars Philip Quast, Javert's Suicide Philip Quast, Who Am I? 24601 Colm Wilkinson, Master of The House Alum Armstrong, On My Own Lea Salonga , (On My Own Frances Ruffelle), Empty Chairs And Empty Tables Michael Ball, One Day More 10th Anniversary.

  • RC3 | January 9, 2013 9:54 AM

    I think only Anne Hathaway should be nominated from this Les Mis. Eddie Redmayne did a good job playing Marius but the Supporting Actor Category being always the toughest, to even get nominated will be a surprise.
    Hugh Jackman did good on the acting part, but the singing part is not quite good.
    The problem with Les Mis... Colm Wilkinson, Philip Quast, Alun Armstrong (etc!) set the bar too high it's almost impossible to recreate it masterfully.

  • Sammy Trujillo | January 4, 2013 6:43 PM

    Les Mis does not have a chance at any major award, except Supporting Actress. It doesn't maatter how "blown away" you were. The movie was not well received by critics. It currently has a 70% on rotten tomatoes and a 58% among "Top Critics"

    Now for your minor awards: Makeup: Possibly Les Mis. I see The Hobbit or Lincoln winning as well.
    Costumes: This one is even less certain for Les Mis. Ana Karenina will win this.
    Original Song: This one will win for lack of competition.
    Sound Editing: Skyfall will have this one. Sorry. I didn't like Skyfall, but they definitely had the best
    Production Design: Ana Karenina or Lincoln will take this. Production design was not that impressive in Les Mis. Hell, even The Hobbit had better.

    Hugh Jackman might get nominated, but he will certainly not win. It isn't Day-Lewis vs Jackman but rather Day-Lewis vs Phoenix.

  • Film Fan | January 3, 2013 10:58 PM

    Anne Hathaway will not be nominated for best actress, she did not have enough screen time to be accepted in that category plus for the rest of the awards she has been placed in supporting (they have to submit their names they aren't just chosen). Barks has a chance but Hathaway will probably win. Lewis is an amazing actor (Foreverplaid you should watch some of his films, he is brilliant) and he was so beyond fantastic in Lincoln. However Jackman does have a chance. He was so very good and he is running a great campaign. It will be interesting to see what the results are for the Globes and BAFTAs are in this category.

  • ForeverPlaid | January 2, 2013 3:41 PM

    I have never seen a Daniel Day-Lewis film and thus I have nothing against the man, but I don't think he's half as rock solid as his fans think-if only because he's already won two leading Oscars already. Am I saying he does or doesn't deserve it? Absolutely not, but as only two actors in the history of the Oscars have won three (and at least one was for supporting both times), I think Hugh Jackman, Day-Lewis's rival for the award, will get it. Based on Oscar history and his own jaw-dropping performance.

  • Autumn | January 1, 2013 2:32 AMReply

    I read through most of these comments and I'm blown away at the lack of chatter about Les Mis? I personally am a huge fan of a lot of films this year (Lawless, Les Mis, The Hobbit, Lincoln, Argo, the list goes on), but Les Mis has been so hyped and talked about...where's the rallying support? Come on, Les Mis fans!