OSCARS 2013: My last minute predictions for the 85th Academy Awards

Sure, the Academy Awards are just two hours away – but it’s not too late for me to lock in my picks, right? Here is my full list of predictions for Oscars 2013. Stay tuned here for analysis throughout the night!

BEST PICTURE: “Argo”

Have to go with the momentum here. I’ve heard all of the “Silver Linings Playbook” talk, but I just don’t see that happening tonight.

BEST DIRECTOR: Steven Spielberg – “Lincoln”

To think, this was once the SAFE pick. Now I feel like I’m going out on a limb. There are plenty of cases for this to go for Ang Lee (Many called “Life Of Pi” a near impossible achievement in filmmaking), and David O. Russell is a late sexy pick, but I’m staying with the guy many thought would run away with it when Affleck and Bigelow were snubbed.

BEST ACTOR: Daniel Day-Lewis – “Lincoln”

YUP.

BEST ACTRESS: Jennifer Lawrence – “Silver Linings Playbook”

This could easily go Chastain or even Riva, but I’m sticking with the JL. She’s won too many awards up to this point and it’s a great performance in a movie many are saying has “momentum.” We’ll see.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Robert De Niro – “Silver Linings Playbook”

This is where I’m reaching. De Niro hasn’t won in a LONG time, and it’s his best work in ages. People like this movie (it has grossed over $100 million), and it’s a category where everybody has already won. My head says Tommy Lee Jones, but I’m going with my gut – De Niro.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Anne Hathaway – “Les Miserables”

Don’t see an upset here.

BEST ANIMATED FILM: “Brave”

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: “Life Of Pi”

BEST COSTUME DESIGN: “Anna Karenina”

BEST DOCUMENTARY: “Searching For Sugar Man”

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT: “Inocente”

BEST FILM EDITING: “Argo”

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: “Amour”

BEST MAKEUP: “Les Miserables”

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE: “Life Of Pi”

BEST ORIGINAL SONG: “Skyfall”

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN: “Lincoln”

BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM: “Paperman”

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT: “Asad”

BEST SOUND EDITING: “Life Of Pi”

BEST SOUND MIXING: “Les Miserables”

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS: “Life Of Pi”

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: “Argo”

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: “Zero Dark Thirty”

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