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For Your Consideration: If I Had An Oscar Ballot...

Photo of Peter Knegt By Peter Knegt | Indiewire January 2, 2013 at 1:16PM

At this very moment, the nearly 6,000 members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences are in the midst of filling out their nomination ballots (if they haven't already). For this Oscar prognosticator, it brings forth the annual daydream of having his own ballot.

Zero Dark Thirty Jessica Chastain
Best Picture:
1. Zero Dark Thirty
2. Amour
3. Holy Motors
4. Magic Mike
5. Beasts of the Southern Wild

Best Director:
1. Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty
2. Leos Carax, Holy Motors
3. Michael Haneke, Amour
4. Benh Zeitlin, Beasts of the Southern Wild
5. Wes Anderson, Moonrise Kingdom

Best Actor:
1. Denis Lavant, Holy Motors
2. Joaquin Phoenix, The Master
3. Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
4. Jack Black, Bernie
5. Jean-Louis Trintignant, Amour

Michelle Williams Take This Waltz
Best Actress:
1. Emmanuelle Riva, Amour
2. Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
3. Quvenzhane Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild
4. Ann Dowd, Compliance
5. Michelle Williams, Take This Waltz

Best Supporting Actor:
1. Matthew McConaughey, Magic Mike
2. Phillip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
3. Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained
4. Samuel L. Jackson, Django Unchained
5. Ezra Miller, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Best Supporting Actress:
1. Rosemarie DeWitt, Your Sister's Sister
2. Nicole Kidman, The Paperboy
3. Edith Scob, Holy Motors
4. Jennifer Ehle, Zero Dark Thirty
5. Judi Dench, Skyfall

Magic Mike
Best Original Screenplay:
1. Mark Boal, Zero Dark Thirty
2. Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained
3. Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola, Moonrise Kingdom
4. Reid Carolin, Magic Mike
5. Sarah Polley, Take This Waltz

Best Adapted Screenplay:
1. Tony Kushner, Lincoln
2. Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower
3. Richard Linklater & Skip Hollandsworth, Bernie
4. Lucy Alibar & Benh Zeitlin, Beasts of the Southern Wild
5. Christopher Nolan & Jonathan Nolan, The Dark Knight Rises

Best Foreign Language Film:
1. Amour
2. No
3. Sister
4. Beyond The Hills
5. War Witch

Best Documentary Feature:
1. How To Survive a Plague
2. The Invisible War
3. This is Not a Film
4. The House I Live In
5. The Gatekeepers

"The Master"
"The Master"
Best Animated Feature*:
1. Frankenweenie
2. ParaNorman
3. Brave
4. Abstain
5. Abstain

Best Film Editing:
1. Zero Dark Thirty
2. The Master
3. Holy Motors
4. How to Survive a Plague
5. The Dark Knight Rises

Best Cinematography:
1. The Master
2. Zero Dark Thirty
3. Life of Pi
4. Beasts of the Southern Wild
5. On the Road

Best Art Direction:
1. The Master
2. Anna Karenina
3. Lincoln
4. Moonrise Kingdom
5. Prometheus

"Moonrise Kingdom"
Focus Features "Moonrise Kingdom"
Best Costume Design:
1. Anna Karenina
2. Moonrise Kingdom
3. Django Unchained
4. The Master
5. Magic Mike

Best Original Score:
1. Beasts of the Southern Wild
2. The Master
3. On the Road
4. Life of Pi
5. Anna Karenina

Best Original Song:
1. "Dull Tool" (This is 40)
2. "Skyfall" (Skyfall)
3. "Freedom" (Django Unchained)
4. "Abraham's Daughter" (The Hunger Games)
5. "Ladies of Tampa" (Magic Mike)

Best Sound Editing**:
1. The Dark Knight Rises
2. Skyfall
3. Prometheus
4. Django Unchained
5. Zero Dark Thirty

Samuel L. Jackson, Kerry Washingtin, Django Unchained
Best Sound Mixing**:
1. Django Unchained
2. Skyfall
3. The Dark Knight Rises
4. Prometheus
5. Life of Pi

Best Visual Effects**:
1. Life of Pi
2. Prometheus
3. Cloud Atlas
4. The Dark Knight Rises
5. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Best Makeup & Hairstyling**:
1. Lincoln
2. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
3. Les Miserables

*- Please note I've only seen three good animated feature films released in 2012 (and have not seen "Wreck-It Ralph").
**-Please note my "expertise" in these categories is much more limited than in the others.

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