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For Your Consideration: Final Predictions For The Most Unpredictable Oscar Nominations In Years

Photo of Peter Knegt By Peter Knegt | Indiewire January 8, 2013 at 1:22PM

With less than 48 hours to go before the gloriously early (two weeks earlier than last year!) Academy Award nominations, it's time to take a stab at final predictions for the culmination of one the quickest, strongest and most unpredictable awards seasons in years.  Category-by-category, the below predictions offer what are perhaps my least confident Oscar nominations ever (but that's what makes them so much fun). After back to back races that felt remarkably dull and predictable, there's an energy and an excitement leading into Thursday morning's announcement that has breathed life into Oscar prognositication for many pundits. Here's hoping I'm wrong in all the best ways. READ MORE: For Your Consideration: If I Had An Oscar Ballot... The following predictions would have Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" leading the way with 12 nominations, with "Django Unchained" (11 noms), "Les Miserables" (eight noms), "Zero Dark Thirty," "Skyfall" and "Life of Pi" (seven each) just behind. It doesn't quite seem right ("Django" seems way too high, and "Argo" way to low with just five), but we'll find out soon enough how right or wrong I am. Until then, enjoy my best shot:
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"Beasts Of The Southern Wild."
"Beasts Of The Southern Wild."
Best Original Score:
The predicted nominees (in alphabetical order):
Anna Karenina
Argo
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Life of Pi
Lincoln

The spoilers (in order of spoil-potential):
Skyfall
The Master
Cloud Atlas

Best Original Song:
The predicted nominees (in alphabetical order):
"Ancora Qui" from "Django Unchained"
"From Here To The Moon and Back" from "Joyful Noise"
"Learn Me Right" from "Brave"
"Suddenly" from "Les Misérables"
"Skyfall" from "Skyfall"

The spoilers (in order of spoil-potential):
"Freedom" from "Django Unchained"
"Still Alive" from "Paul Williams Still Alive"
"Who Did That To You?" from "Django Unchained"

'Anna Karenina'
'Anna Karenina'
Best Production Design:
The predicted nominees (in alphabetical order):
Anna Karenina
Django Unchained
Les Miserables
Lincoln
The Master

The spoilers (in order of spoil-potential):
Life of Pi
Argo
Cloud Atlas

Best Costume Design:
The predicted nominees (in alphabetical order):
Anna Karenina
Django Unchained
Les Miserables
Lincoln
Mirror Mirror

The spoilers (in order of spoil-potential):
The Master
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Snow White and the Hunstman

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