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UPDATE: See How You Did! Challenge Mr. Studio City With Your Oscar Predictions

Cut and paste the main categories, put them in the COMMENTS below, and let's see how we all do!

(Thanks to those who entered below! Micah L did best with getting five of the major categories correct! Mr. Studio City was pleased with his predictions.)

 

This year the Academy Awards seem more out there and unpredictable than ever before. Even the frontrunners (like Anne Hathaway) seem unclear as we get closer to the final announcements. 

Are you going to a party where there's an Oscar poll? Why not practice here.

Mr. Studio City has been predicting Oscars even when he was too young to watch some of the movies.

There are instructions below on how you can register your predictions with Pach. Join in the fun!

INSTRUCTIONS

Because our COMMENTS area doesn't allow unlimited characters, we will only cut and paste the top categories. Here's what you do: 

* Cut and paste the "ballot" until it says STOP CUT HERE.

* Paste it into the COMMENTS box at the end of this story.

* At the end of your prediction type in ALL CAPs the letter W for WIN

* If you want to add your ideas of what SHOULD win but won't, then type S after that name. 

* There won't be any room for commentary, so do that in a separate COMMENT entry (which you can do).

* Then click SUBMIT

* And, if you're ambitious enough to want to do ALL the categories, you can.

 

If you want to enter, CUT from here:

Best Picture

Amour

Argo

Beasts of the Southern Wild

Django Unchained

Les Miserables

Life of Pi

Lincoln

Silver Linings Playbook

Zero Dark Thirty

 

Best Actor

Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook

Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln

Hugh Jackman, Les Misérables

Joaquin Phoenix, The Master

Denzel Washington, Flight

 

Best Actress

Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark 30

Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings 

Emmanuelle Riva, Amour

Quvenzhanae Wallis, Beasts of Southern Wild

Naomi Watts, Impossible

 

Best Supporting Actor 

Alan Arkin, Argo

Robert De Niro, Silver Linings

Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master

Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln

Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained

 

Best Supporting Actress

Amy Adams, The Master

Sally Field, Lincoln

Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables

Helen Hunt,Sessions

 Jacki Weaver,Silver Linings

 

Best Director

Michael Haneke, Amour

Ang Lee, Life of Pi

David O. Russell, Silver Linings

Steven Spielberg, Lincoln

Benh Zeitlin, Beasts of Southern Wild

 

Original Screenplay

Amour

Django Unchained

Flight

Moonrise Kingdom

Zero Dark 30

 

Adapted Screenplay 

Argo

Beasts of Southern Wild

Life of Pi

Lincoln

Silver Linings Playbook

 

Animated Feature

Brave

Frankenweenie

 ParaNorman

Pirates! Band of Misfits

Wreck-It Ralph

STOP CUT HERE

 

I know some of you want to challenge us with ALL the predictions, and again, you can do so if you want to cut and paste it in a bunch of different sections below. What do you win? Nothing, but you get the pleasure of beating Mr. Studio City!

Many of you have gone to see the group of shorts and animated shorts that have had special screenings around the country, which is always helpful in the party pools that some of you will enter while watching the show together. So, don't hesitate to vote!

Also, because of space constraints we couldn't put all the names of the nominees in the categories above, but they are all listed in the list below. 

A lot of times, we know that the movie that wins isn't the movie that should win, but you have to think like the Academy.

Here are our full predictions:

 (* WINNERS ARE IN BOLD)

Best Picture

         Amour

         * Argo   WILL WIN 

         Beasts of the Southern Wild

         Django Unchained  SHOULD WIN

         Les Miserables

         Life of Pi

         Lincoln

         Silver Linings Playbook

         Zero Dark Thirty

 

Best Actor

         Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook

         * Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln    WILL WIN and SHOULD WIN

         Hugh Jackman, Les Misérables

         Joaquin Phoenix, The Master

         Denzel Washington, Flight

 

Best Actress

         Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty

        * Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook  WILL WIN

         Emmanuelle Riva, Amour

         Quvenzhanae Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild

         Naomi Watts, The Impossible   SHOULD WIN

 

Best Supporting Actor

         Alan Arkin, Argo   WILL WIN

         Robert De Niro, Silver Linings Playbook 

         Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master

         Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln  SHOULD WIN

         * Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained  SHOULD WIN

 

Best Supporting Actress

         Amy Adams, The Master

         Sally Field, Lincoln  

        * Anne Hathaway, Les Misearables    WILL WIN 

         Helen Hunt, The Sessions   SHOULD WIN 

         Jacki Weaver, Silver Linings Playbook

 

Best Director

          Michael Haneke, Amour

         * Ang Lee, Life of Pi SHOULD WIN

         David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook WILL WIN

         Steven Spielberg, Lincoln

         Benh Zeitlin, Beasts of the Southern Wild

 

Original Screenplay 

         Michael Haneke, Amour

         * Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained WILL WIN and SHOULD WIN

         John Gatins, Flight

         Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola, Moonrise Kingdom

         Mark Boal, Zero Dark Thirty

 

Adapted Screenplay

         * Chris Terrio, Argo WILL WIN

         Lucy Alibar and Benh Zeitlin, Beasts of the Southern Wild

         David Magee, Life of Pi SHOULD WIN

         Tony Kushner, Lincoln

         David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook

 

Animated Feature

        * Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman, Brave

         Tim Burton, Frankenweenie WILL WIN and SHOULD WIN

         Sam Fell and Chris Butler, ParaNorman

         Peter Lord, The Pirates! Band of Misfits

         Rich Moore, Wreck-It Ralph

 

Production Design

         Sarah Greenwood and Katie Spencer, Anna Karenina

         Eve Stewart and Anna Lynch-Robinson , Les Miserables

         David Gropman and Anna Pinnock, Life of Pi WILL WIN

         * Rick Carter and Jim Erickson, Lincoln

         Dan Hennah, Ra Vincent and Simon Bright , The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey  SHOULD WIN

 

Cinematography

         Seamus McGarvey, Anna Karenina

         Robert Richardson , Django Unchained

         * Claudio Miranda, Life of Pi  WILL WIN

         Janusz Kaminski, Lincoln

         Roger Deakins, Skyfall  SHOULD WIN

 

Costume Design

         * Jacqueline Durran, Anna Karenina  

         Paco Delgado, Les Miserables  WILL WIN

         Joanna Johnston, Lincoln

         Eiko Ishioka, Mirror Mirror

         Colleen Atwood, Snow White and the Huntsman  SHOULD WIN

 

Documentary Feature

         5 Broken Cameras

         How to Survive a Plague

         The Invisible War

        * Searching for Sugar Man  WILL WIN

         The Gatekeepers  SHOULD WIN

 

Film Editing

         * William Goldenberg, Argo  WILL WIN

         Tim Squyres, Life of Pi  SHOULD WIN

         Michael Kahn, Lincoln

         Jay Cassidy and Crispin Struthers, Silver Linings Playbook

         Dylan Tichenor and William Goldenberg, Zero Dark Thirty

 

Foreign Language Film

         Denmark, A Royal Affair

        * Austria, Amour  WILL WIN

         Norway, Kon-Tiki

         Chile, No  SHOULD WIN

         Canada, War Witch

 

Hair and Makeup

         Howard Berger, Peter Montagna and Martin Samuel, Hitchcock

        * Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell, Les Miserables WILL WIN

         Peter Swords King, Rick Findlater and Tami Lane, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey  SHOULD WIN

 

Original Score

         Dario Marianelli, Anna Karenina

         Alexandre Desplat, Argo  WILL WIN

         * Mychael Danna, Life of Pi  SHOULD WIN

         John Williams, Lincoln

         Thomas Newman, Skyfall

 

Original Song 

         Music and lyric by J. Ralph, "Before My Time," Chasing Ice

         Music by Claude-Michel Schumlberg, lyric by Herbert Kretzmer and Alain Boublil, "Suddenly," Les Miserables

         Music by Mychael Danna, lyric by Bombay Jayashri, "Pi's Lullaby," Life of Pi

         * Music and lyric by Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth, "Skyfall," Skyfall WILL WIN and SHOULD WIN

         "Everybody Needs a Best Friend," music by Walter Murphy, lyric by Seth MacFarlane, Ted

 

Sound Editing

         Erik Aadahl and Ethan Van der Ryn, Argo  WILL WIN

         Wylie Stateman, Django Unchained

         Eugene Gearty and Philip Stockton, Life of Pi SHOULD WIN

         * Per Hallberg and Karen Baker Landers, Skyfall

        * Paul N.J. Ottosson, Zero Dark Thirty

 

Sound Mixing

         John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff and Jose Antonio Garcia, Argo WILL WIN

         * Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson and Simon Hayes, Les Miserables

         Ron Bartlett, D.M. Hemphill and Drew Kunin, Life of Pi

         Andy Nelson, Gary Rydstrom and Ronald Judkins, Lincoln

         Scott Millan, Greg P. Russell and Stuart Wilson, Skyfall SHOULD WIN

 

Visual Effects

         * Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan De Boer and Donald R. Elliott, Life of Pi  WILL WIN and SHOULD WIN

         Richard Stammers, Trevor Wood, Charley Henley and Martin Hill, Prometheus

         Janek Sirrs, Jeff White, Guy Williams and Dan Sudick, Marvel's The Avengers

         Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton and R. Christopher White, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

         Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, Philip Brennan, Neil Corbould and Michael Dawson, Snow White and the Huntsman

 

Screen Actors Guild member and Studio City film critic Cheyenne Chasen offers her suggestions here.

Also see what our Single in Studio City columnist Debra Graff predicts, by clicking here.

Now it's your turn!

Kelly Cole February 24, 2013 at 07:08 PM
I love the WILL WIN and SHOULD WIN distinction. I always do two ballots, one for each.
Kelly Cole February 24, 2013 at 07:20 PM
I call 'em the Heart Ballot and the Betting Ballot.
Micah L February 24, 2013 at 10:56 PM
Best Picture Argo WIN Best Actor Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln WIN Best Actress Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark 30 WIN Best Supporting Actor Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained WIN Best Supporting Actress Sally Field, Lincoln WIN Best Director Ang Lee, Life of Pi WIN Original Screenplay Moonrise Kingdom WIN Adapted Screenplay Beasts of Southern Wild WIN Animated Feature Brave WIN
Irene DeBlasio February 25, 2013 at 05:38 AM
@MrStudioCity I am thrilled for Ben Affleck. ARGO and Life of Pi both won big. For the Academy to snub Affleck as Director was insulting. I think Steven Spielberg spent lots of money promoting Lincoln but instead of teaching us history he should stick to creating original works of art. The Oscarcast was long, but it always is. We should be very proud of George Clooney who co-produced ARGO. Hometown Boy Makes Good, Again! Clooney and Affleck done good!
Dave February 25, 2013 at 08:32 PM
The Oscars - the largest, longest surviving institutional masturbation forum in the free world. Sheesh. No other "occupation" does as much.

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