Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Updated: It's Here! It's Here!!

Edited: The nominations have now been announced. My correct predictions are in green. My incorrect predictions are crossed out. The additions are in red.

By the time most of you read this, the Oscar nominations will already be announced.

This is more exciting to me than Christmas Eve.

For serious.

And in keeping with tradition, I have a few nomination predictions to share. Just the top awards. I'm not going all crazy and predicting things like make up, because I have no idea what's going to be nominated for make up. But some of the others, I've got some thoughts. Behold:

Best Picture
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Django Unchained
Les Misérables
Life of Pi
Moonrise Kingdom
Silver Linings Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty

Ben Affleck--Argo ROBBED!!
Kathryn Bigelow--Zero Dark Thirty
Tom Hooper--Les Misérables
Ang Lee--Life of Pi
Stephen Spielberg--Lincoln
Michael Haneke--Amour
Behn Zietlin--Beasts of the Southern Wild
David O. Russell--Silver Linings Playbook

Best Actor
Ben Affleck--Argo
Daniel Day-Lewis--Lincoln
Jamie Foxx--Django Unchained
Hugh Jackman--Les Misérables
Denzel Washington--Flight
Bradley Cooper--Silver Linings Playbook
Joaquin Phoenix--The Master

Best Actress
Jessica Chastain--Zero Dark Thirty
Marion Cotillard--Rust and Bone
Helen Mirren--Hitchcock
Quvenzhané Wallis--Beasts of the Southern Wild
Naomi Watts--The Impossible
Jennifer Lawrence--Silver Linings Playbook
Emanuelle Riva--Amour

Best Supporting Actor
Alan Arkin--Argo
John Goodman--Flight
Tommy Lee Jones--Lincoln
Christoph Waltz--Django Unchained
Bruce Willis--Moonrise Kingdom
Robert DeNiro--Silver Linings Playbook
Philip Seymour Hoffman--The Master

Best Supporting Actress
Amy Adams--The Master
Sally Field--Lincoln
Anne Hathaway--Les Misérables
Helen Hunt--The Sessions
Maggie Smith--The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Jacki Weaver--Silver Linings Playbook

Original Screenplay
The Impossible
The Intouchables
The Master
Moonrise Kingdom
Zero Dark Thirty
Django Unchained

Adapted Screenplay
The Avengers
Life of Pi
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Silver Linings Playbook

Best Animated Feature
Wreck-It Ralph
Pirates: Band of Misfits

I'll be back as soon as the nominations are out to see how I did.

Eeek! So excited!

Updated: There were a few surprises and some definite snubs. I'm in shock that Ben Affleck wasn't nominated for Directing OR Best Actor. Totally upset about that. Argo is an amazing movie and wouldn't have been what it was if not for Ben Affleck.

I have to say, I was apprehensive when I heard Seth MacFarlane will be hosting the Oscars, but if this morning's nomination ceremony was any indication, this is going to be the best show in YEARS. Seth and Emma Stone were funny and lively and made it fun to watch at 5:40 in the morning.

You are awesome. And if you share this post, you'll be even awesomer!


  1. I've been waiting for this post all day long, K-Lo.

  2. Don't even bother with Best Actor - Day-Lewis has it!

  3. i can't wait to see what/who is nominated!! i love the oscars :)

  4. I think that you did a great job mentioning most of the Oscar worthy performances; though I would substitute Joaquin Phoenix (The Master) for Ben Affleck. I also love movies, and the Academy Awards is my Super Bowl.

  5. I usually just watch the red carpet show and call it a night! I wish I got into it more! But your enthusiasm just might be catching!

  6. Okay, I clearly need to watch all those movies! What am I doing with my time?!

  7. Wow, they clearly liked Silver Linings Playbook way more than you thought! And that's SO sad about Ben Affleck!

  8. I was actually late for work this morning because I wanted to watch the announcement! And, yes, they were GREAT! Very funny!
    You know who else was robbed? The young actor on Life of Pi. He should have been up for best actor.

  9. I am sooo excited too!!! I think Eddie Redmayne was robbed, he totally deserved a nod for best supporting actor. HE WAS INCREDIBLE!

    Note to self: see silver linings playbook.

    ♥ Celina

    I know shocking, I am getting out of my hole and paying attention to the blogging world again. Let me just say, I missed you last year.

  10. I still need/want to see Argo, Silver Linings and Lincoln. I've heard so many positive things about Argo. I thought Ben would at least get a director nod, if not both. Such a shame.

    PS - I love love love Tommy Lee Jones. I call it my grandpa crush.

  11. Haha I was listening to them talk about this, and I'm going to keep your list in mind so I can remember which movies I still haven't seen but need to!

    I loved Django Unchained, but have not seen any of the others nominated for best picture. How is that? Geez.

  12. I wish I possessed this skill of yours... Argo has been on my list for a while and ever since watching Shakespeare in Love with you, I have been a fan of Ben. When he does have a good role he is so overlooked.

  13. I hate that Kathryn Bigelow didn't get nominated for best director. Not fair.

  14. I think this is the first year in pretty much forever I haven't seen ANY of the movies up for best picture. See what happens when you have kids?

  15. Ditty on Ben. Totally ridiculous! I wished we lived near each other so we could have movie marathons and watch all the nominated films before the show! I'm excited for Seth MacFarlane. I think he's a weird, but talented dude.


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