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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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Skyfall
Skyfall
Best Sound Editing:
The predicted nominees (in alphabetical order):
The Avengers
Django Unchained
Life of Pi
Skyfall
Zero Dark Thirty

The spoilers (in order of spoil-potential):
Les Miserables
The Dark Knight Rises
Prometheus

Best Sound Mixing:
The predicted nominees (in alphabetical order):
Django Unchained
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Les Miserables
Skyfall
Zero Dark Thirty

The spoilers (in order of spoil-potential):
Lincoln
Life of Pi
The Avengers

Best Visual Effects
The predicted nominees (in alphabetical order):
The Avengers
Cloud Atlas
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Life of Pi
Prometheus

The spoilers (in order of spoil-potential):
The Dark Knight Rises
Skyfall
John Carter

Best Makeup & Hairstyling
The predicted nominees (in alphabetical order):
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Les Miserables
Lincoln

The spoilers (in order of spoil-potential):
Men In Black 3
Looper
Hitchcock

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