2013 Academy Award Predictions


Before I get into my predictions, let me first say how greatly disappointed I am at the choice of Seth MacFarlane to host the show.  I’m not a big fan of Family Guy.  One episode was great, but I’m tired of it now.  The only thing  I hope is that his act is funnier than his hairpiece.seth-macfarlane-4th-annual-governors-awards-02

Now, about these predictions.  When it comes to the films and actors nominated in all the major categories, I have seen six of the nine films represented.  That’s not bad.  However, there are some categories for which I had to completely guess.  In those instances, I usually looked for something that Academy voters lean towards, such as international attention and current events.  And gays.  They like gays out there, from what I hear.

So – here ya go.


Best Motion Picture of the YearArgo-Movie-Poster-2

Argo (2012): Grant Heslov, Ben Affleck, George Clooney


Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

Denzel Washington for Flight (2012/I)


Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Rolelawrence_2397638b

Jennifer Lawrence for Silver Linings Playbook (2012)


Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

Robert De Niro for Silver Linings Playbook (2012)


Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

Anne Hathaway for Les Misérables (2012)


Best Achievement in Directing121211AngLee_7010909

Ang Lee for Life of Pi (2012)


Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen

Moonrise Kingdom (2012): Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola


Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published

Argo (2012): Chris Terrio


Best Animated Feature Film of the Year1008275-tim-burton-premiere-de-620x0-1

Frankenweenie (2012): Tim Burton


Best Foreign Language Film of the Year

Amour (2012)(Austria)


Best Achievement in CinematographyLife-of-Pi-Featurettes

Life of Pi (2012): Claudio Miranda


Best Achievement in Editing

Life of Pi (2012): Tim Squyres


Best Achievement in Production Design

Les Misérables (2012): Eve Stewart, Anna Lynch-Robinson


Best Achievement in Costume Designwalnutcostumes

Les Misérables (2012): Paco Delgado


Best Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling

Les Misérables (2012): Lisa Westcott, Julie Dartnell


Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score

Skyfall (2012): Thomas Newman


Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Songskyfall_adele

Skyfall (2012): Adele, Paul Epworth(“Skyfall”)


Best Achievement in Sound Mixing

Life of Pi (2012): Ron Bartlett, Doug Hemphill, Drew Kunin


Best Achievement in Sound Editing

Life of Pi (2012): Eugene Gearty, Philip Stockton


Best Achievement in Visual Effects

Life of Pi (2012): Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik De Boer, Donald Elliott


Best Documentary, Feature

How to Survive a Plague (2012): David France, Howard Gertler


Best Documentary, Short Subject

Redemption (2012/V): Jon Alpert, Matthew O’Neill


Best Short Film, Animated

Adam and Dog (2011): Minkyu Lee


Best Short Film, Live Action

Buzkashi Boys (2012): Sam French, Ariel Nasr

22 thoughts on “2013 Academy Award Predictions

  1. Maybe it’s because I’m younger but I love Seth MacFarlane and find him hilarious. Family Guy is one of my favorite shows though I didn’t care much for the Ted movie. But to each his own 🙂

  2. I’d never heard of Seth MacFarlane before last night and I thought he was great. But I’m just judging the opening segment since I turned it off after the award for supporting actor was presented.

    • it’s tremendously flattering to think that anyone, especially such a learned man on the other side of the planet, would have any interest in how well i may have guessed. thanks very much. as for knowing hollywood, what i can’t understand is this: if there were enough people to vote for Argo as best picture, how could there not be enough people to vote for Ben Affleck as best director? that tells me it was intentional. they just didn’t want him to win – yet.

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