Updated Oscar Predictions – The season begins

So, after asking around, I was enlightened by Sasha from Awards Daily and Scott from THR that the Oscar season is officially considered underway after the recent Telluride and Toronto film festivals. Taking this into consideration, I’ve deicded to update my predictions, although there only small changes to my predicted final five, I’m going to start including a few other contenders in the categories too.

Best Picture

  • Les Miserables
  • Anna Kerenina
  • Beasts of the Southern Wild
  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
  • Django Unchained
  • Lincoln
  • The Master
  • Life of Pi
  • Argo
  • The Silver Linings Playbook


  • Amour
  • The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
  • Zero Dark Thirty

Changes: The Dark Knight Rises and To the Wonder out. Life of Pi and The Silver Linings Playbook in.

Best Director

  • Tom Hooper for Les Miserables
  • Joe Wright for Anna Karenina
  • Paul Thomas Anderson for The Master
  • Stephen Spielberg for Lincoln
  • Ang Lee for The Life of Pi


  • Quentin Tarantino for Django Unchained
  • Michael Haneke for Amour

Best Actor

  • Daniel Day-Lewis for Lincoln
  • Joaquin Phoenix for The Master
  • Bill Murray for Hyde Park on Hudson
  • John Hawkes for The Sessions
  • Hugh Jackman for Les Miserables


  • Bradley Cooper for The Silver Linings Playbook
  • Jamie Foxx for Django Unchained
  • Logan Lerman for The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Best Actress

  • Keria Knightley for Anna Karenina
  • Marion Cotillard for Rust and Bone
  • Quvenzhane Wallis for Beasts of the Southern Wild
  • Viola Davis for Won’t Back Down
  • Jennifer Lawrence for The Silver Linings Playbook


  • Naomi Watts for The Impossible
  • Julianne Moore for What Maisie Knew

Changes: Laura Linney (Hyde Park on Hudson) out and Jennifer Lawrence (The Silver Linings Playbook) in.

Best Supporting Actor

  • Alan Arkin for Argo
  • Christoph Waltz for Django Unchained
  • William H. Macy for The Sessions
  • Jude Law for Anna Karenina
  • Phillip Seymour Hoffman for The Master


  • Leonardo DiCaprio for Django Unchained
  • Bryan Cranston for Argo
  • Ezra Miller for The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Best Supporting Actress

  • Anne Hathaway for Les Miserables
  • Amy Adams for The Master
  • Sally Field for Lincoln
  • Helen Hunt for The Sessions
  • Maggie Smith for The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel


  • Judi Dench for The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
  • Samantha Barks for Les Miserables

Best Original Screenplay

  • Amour
  • Django Unchained
  • Seven Psychopaths
  • Moonrise Kingdom
  • The Master


  • To Rome With Love

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • The Silver Linings Playbook
  • Lincoln
  • Life of Pi
  • Anna Karenina
  • Argo


  • On the Road
  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey




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3 responses to “Updated Oscar Predictions – The season begins

  1. Oh man, I KNOW we’re going to have a good awards season, and I HOPE that the awards themselves reflect that. We shall see!

    • Sam

      I know what you mean. It just seems from everything that’s come out and all of the festival reaction that we’re in for some great movies and exciting races.

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