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by Peter Knegt
January 2, 2013 1:16 PM
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For Your Consideration: If I Had An Oscar Ballot...

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

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

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"
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
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

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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17 Comments

  • John Doe | January 3, 2013 1:49 AMReply

    Ann Dowd is a supporting Actress in Compliance, and not a leading actress.

  • Peter Knegt | January 3, 2013 5:15 PM

    She's campaigning in supporting but belongs in lead (so does Helen Hunt, for that matter). Academy voters can choose to vote for them in either one.

  • bob hawk | January 3, 2013 12:22 AMReply

    Well, as far as MAGIC MIKE for a best picture nom, I'm not even going to go there. (Chacun a son gout, indeed!) But, as much as you're not at all enamored of ARGO, it should definitely be one of the five for best editing -- albeit I think that ZERO DARK THIRTY has (and should have) that one locked up for the win. And thanks for including Dario Marianelli's gorgeous (but never overdone) score for ANNA KARENINA.

  • bob hawk | January 4, 2013 12:37 AM

    Oh, Peter . . . I don't hate MAGIC MIKE at all. I enjoyed it very much, and have been a Soderbergh fan ever since the world premiere of SEX, LIES . . ., and I love his eclecticism, and his AND EVERYTHING IS GOING FINE (Spalding Gray doc) was on my 10 best list of 2010, and I think TRAFFIC should have won best picture of 2000 (and was so happy about his directing Oscar for that film). However, MM as one of the FIVE best films of last year???? Well, whatever, I'm glad it spoke to you so strongly, and that you love it.

  • Peter Knegt | January 3, 2013 5:16 PM

    All this Magic Mike hate... I know I'm in a (sizeable) minority, but I loved that film.

  • shdrew | January 2, 2013 10:36 PMReply

    Finally, someone mentions Samuel L. Jackson!!! I just saw "Django Unchained" last week; and can't for the life of me understand why Jackson isn't receiving accolades. I thought he was amazing in the film, and gave his best performance since Pulp Fiction.

  • Kate Butler | January 2, 2013 6:58 PMReply

    You're right! How to Survive a Plague should be nominated for film editing. When I think of all the footage they had to go through, and the masterful result, this is a category I hadn't considered for this film. The film should also win for Best Doc because its entertaining, educational, upsetting and uplifting all at the same time, all things the other films didn't do for me.

  • Kate Butler | January 2, 2013 6:58 PMReply

    You're right! How to Survive a Plague should be nominated for film editing. When I think of all the footage they had to go through, and the masterful result, this is a category I hadn't considered for this film. The film should also win for Best Doc because its entertaining, educational, upsetting and uplifting all at the same time, all things the other films didn't do for me.

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  • Kate Butler | January 2, 2013 5:57 PMReply

    You're right! How to Survive a Plague should be nominated for film editing. When I think of all the footage they had to go through, and the masterful result, this is a category I hadn't considered for this film. The film should also win for Best Doc because its entertaining, educational, upsetting and uplifting all at the same time, all things the other films didn't do for me.

  • Kate Butler | January 2, 2013 5:56 PMReply

    You're right! How to Survive a Plague should be nominated for film editing. When I think of all the footage they had to go through, and the masterful result, this is a category I hadn't considered for this film. The film should also win for Best Doc because its entertaining, educational, upsetting and uplifting all at the same time, all things the other films didn't do for me.

  • Klaus Meyer | January 2, 2013 4:39 PMReply

    The right ones never get nominated because there is too much hype and money spent to get an nomination. Better that the company's put up their names and categories for consideration on a ballot sheet and the voters (who must see all pictures or else one give a false vote) vote from that list in each category. That way no money is spent getting nominations by companies and all is much fairer. However we are never going to get it happening as the powers that be don't have any brains to even consider this approach.

  • hog wash | January 2, 2013 3:03 PMReply

    Peter, Nicole Kidman does not deserve an Oscar nomination for The Paperboy- mediocre on every level. Anne Hathaway gives one of the best performances by a supporting actress this year. Trust me, Hathaway does more in 20 to 30 minutes than most actors do in 2 hours. The highly overrated Michelle Williams continues to give the same painfully depressing performances, and, sadly, that is all she can do as an actress. I am tired of seeing her receive great reviews for crying all the time. P.S. Michelle was not believable , whatsoever, as Marilyn Monroe. Talk about a fake performance that received an Oscar nomination.

  • Tyler Belk | January 2, 2013 3:00 PMReply

    Magic Mike for best picture? How about McConaughey's other movie, Killer Joe? I thought it was the best low-budget thriller I have seen in a long, long time, but it will definitely get the oscar snub this year.

  • Tyler Belk | January 2, 2013 3:00 PMReply

    Magic Mike for best picture? How about McConaughey's other movie, Killer Joe? I thought it was the best low-budget thriller I have seen in a long, long time, but it will definitely get the oscar snub this year.

  • Genadijus | January 2, 2013 2:58 PMReply

    Academy members don't care about Your imagination....

  • Peter Knegt | January 2, 2013 6:41 PM

    I most definitely agree.