85th Oscar Predictions: May Edition   Leave a comment

I know it’s too early yet, but this is what every Oscar prognosticator does at the start of the year to measure which performances will maintain buzz and momentum til we lead that podium next year yet again. This one is just purely based on buzz, some Oscar history, and mostly gut choices. I’m calling this the pre-Cannes edition. Here are who I think will be nominated for next year:

BEST PICTURE

1. Les Misérables
2. Life of Pi
3. Hyde Park on Hudson
4. The Dark Knight Returns
5. The Master
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6. Lincoln
7. Gravity
8. The Silver Linings Playbook
9. Argo
10. Django Unchained

BEST DIRECTOR

1. Tom Hooper – Les Misérables
2. Ang Lee – Life of Pi
3. Roger Michell – Hyde Park on Hudson
4. Paul Thomas Anderson – The Master
5. Steven Spielberg – Lincoln
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6. Quentin Tarantino – Django Unchained
7. Ben Affleck – Argo
8. Alfonso Cuaron – Gravity
9. David O. Russell – The Silver Linings Playbook
10. Christopher Nolan – The Dark Knight Returns

BEST ACTOR

1. Bill Murray – Hyde Park on Hudson
2. John Hawkes – The Surrogate
3. Hugh Jackman – Les Miserables
4. Daniel Day Lewis – Lincoln
5. Philip Seymour Hoffman – The Master
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6. Leonardo di Caprio – The Great Gatsby
7. Brad Pitt- Killing Them Softly
8. Clint Eastwood – Down for the Road
9. Ben Affleck – Argo
10. Bradley Cooper – The Silver Linings Playbook

BEST ACTRESS

1. Laura Linney – Hyde Park on Hudson
2. Helen Hunt – The Surrogate
3. Marion Cotillard – Rust and Bone
4. Maggie Smith – Quartet
5. Qvanzane Wallis – Beasts of the Southern Wild
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6. Sandra Bullock – Gravity
7. Keira Knightley – Anna Karenina
8. Jennifer Lawrence – The Silver Linings Playbook
9. Mary Elizabeth Winstead – Smashed
10. Meryl Streep – Great Hope Springs

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

1. Leonardo di Caprio – Django Unchained
2. Russell Crowe – Les Miserables
3. Tobey Maguire – The Great Gatsby
4. Joaquin Phoenix – The Master
5. John Cusack – The Paper Boy
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6. David Strathairn – Lincoln
7. Samuel Jackson – Django Unchained
8. Tommy Lee Jones – Lincoln
9. Woody Harrelson – Seven Psychopaths
10. Guy Pearce – Lawless

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

1. Anne Hathaway – Les Miserables
2. Nicole Kidman- The Paper Boy
3. Annette Bening – Imogene
4. Sally Field – Lincoln
5. Olivia Williams – Hudson in Hyde Street
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6. Samantha Barks – Les Miserables
7. Helena Bonham Carter – Great Expectations
8. Jackie Weaver – The Silver Linings Playbook
9. Amy Adams – The Master
10. Vanessa Redgrave – A Song for Marion

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Posted May 3, 2012 by Nicol Latayan in Awards, Films

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