Oscar Picks

I’ve actually watched a lot of movies this year. For me. It’s funny, I love movies, LOVE THEM. But I hate GOING to movies. It is something about sitting in a theatre, not being able to multi-task and it I hate it I can’t get out easily that makes me all… twitchy. So I have to build myself up to seeing something in the theatre. It’s sad because my sweet, awesome husband LOVES going to movies. So this year, espeically over the holidays, I did my best to swallow my movie theatre anxiety and go with him.

Now the Oscar picks are out and the Golden Globes are over and hey, I’ve actually seen some of these things. So here are my picks for who will (and sometimes who SHOULD) win the Oscar.

BEST PICTURE

  • Amour
  • Argo
  • Beasts of the Southern Wild
  • Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
  • Django Unchained – This was my favorite movie we saw over the holidays. I loved it. But it won’t win, which is a huge bummer.
  • Les Miserables
  • Life of Pi
  • Lincoln - Everyone says Lincoln will win, but with the Golden Globe snub, will Argo sneak in there and steal the big show? I guess we’ll see.
  • Silver Linings Playbook
  • Zero Dark Thirty

BEST ACTOR

  • Bradley Cooper, “Silver Linings Playbook”
  • Daniel Day-Lewis, “Lincoln” – clearly DDL is going to win. It seems to be written in the cards.
  • Denzel Washington, “Flight”
  • Hugh Jackman, “Les Miserables” – I loved him in the role. His voice was strained on some of the musical numbers, but he is almost unrecognizable in the first half hour of the movie and his emotional depth is undeniable.
  • Joaquin Phoenix, “The Master”

BEST ACTRESS

  • Emmanuelle Riva, “Amour”
  • Jennifer Lawrence, “Silver Linings Playbook”
  • Jessica Chastain, “Zero Dark Thirty” – I don’t even think anyone else will show up in the category. Skip straight to the drinking, y’all.
  • Naomi Watts, “The Impossible”
  • Quvenzhane Wallis, “Beasts of the Southern Wild”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

  • Amy Adams, “The Master”
  • Anne Hathaway, “Les Miserables”- Fantine is on screen for I think 20 minutes total. And if Anne Hathaway doesn’t win the Oscar it will be highway robbery.
  • Sally Field, “Lincoln”
  • Helen Hunt, “The Sessions”
  • Jacki Weaver, “Silver Linings Playbook”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

  • Alan Arkin, “Argo”
  • Christoph Waltz, “Django Unchained” – One of the loveliest, softest and nicest performances for a hitman ever. I love that he won his last Oscar for playing someone evil and this one will come for playing someone very, very good.
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman, “The Master”
  • Robert De Niro, “Silver Linings Playbook”
  • Tommy Lee Jones, “Lincoln”

BEST DIRECTOR

  • David O. Russell, “Silver Linings Playbook”
  • Behn Zeitlin, “Beast of the Southern Wild”
  • Michael Haneke, “Amour”
  • Paul Thomas Anderson, “The Master”
  • Steven Spielberg, “Lincoln” – the fact that Ben Affleck and Quentin Tarrantino aren’t nominated will likely make this a lock. But bad show Academy.

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

  • “Amour”
  • “Django Unchained” – Otherwise known as Tarrantino’s consolation prize.
  • “Flight”
  • “Moonrise Kingdom”
  • “Zero Dark Thirty”

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

  • “Argo” – Otherwise known as Affleck’s consolation prize (even though he did not write it).
  • “Beasts of the Southern Wild”
  • “Life of Pi”
  • “Lincoln”
  • “Silver Linings Playbook”

So what do you think? Any predictions? Any snubs that shock? Any movies you loved from the list??