My FINAL 2013 Oscar Predictions

Oscar Sunday is coming up. Time to put it all on the line. Here’s what I think will win, what should win, and what should’ve been nominated.

BEST PICTURE

Will Win: Argo

Should Win: Lincoln or Zero Dark Thirty

Should’ve Been Nominated: The Master or Cloud Atlas

BEST DIRECTOR

Will Win: Steven Spielberg for Lincoln

Should Win: Steven Spielberg for Lincoln

Should’ve Been Nominated: Ben Affleck for Argo and Kathryn Bigelow for Zero Dark Thirty

BEST ACTOR

Will Win: Daniel Day-Lewis for Lincoln

Should Win: Daniel Day-Lewis for Lincoln

Should’ve Been Nominated: Denis Lavant for Holy Motors

BEST ACTRESS

Will Win: Jennifer Lawrence for Silver Linings Playbook

Should Win: Jessica Chastain for Zero Dark Thirty

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Will Win: Tommy Lee Jones for Lincoln

Should Win: Philip Seymour Hoffman for The Master

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Will Win: Anne Hathaway for Les Miserables

Should Win: Anne Hathaway for Les Miserables

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Will Win: Quentin Tarantino for Django Unchained

Should Win: Quentin Tarantino for Django Unchained

Should’ve Been Nominated: Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard for The Cabin in the Woods

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Will Win: Chris Terrio for Argo

Should Win: Tony Kushner for Lincoln

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

Will Win: Frankenweenie

Should Win: Paranorman

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

Will Win: Amour

Should Win: Amour

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

Will Win: Searching for Sugar Man

Should Win: The Invisible War

Should’ve Been Nominated: Indie Game: The Movie

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT

Will Win: Curfew

Should Win: Curfew or Death of a Shadow

BEST ANIMATED SHORT

Will Win: Paperman

Should Win: Adam and Dog or Head over Heels

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

Will Win: Mychael Danna for Life of Pi

Should Win: John Williams for Lincoln

Should’ve Been Nominated: Tom Tykwer, Reinhold Heil, and Johnny Klimek for Cloud Atlas

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

Will Win: Adele for “Skyfall” from Skyfall

Should Win: Adele for “Skyfall” from Skyfall

Should’ve Been Nominated: Kylie Minogue for “Who Were We” from Holy Motors

BEST SOUND EDITING

Will Win: Zero Dark Thirty

Should Win: Zero Dark Thirty

BEST SOUND MIXING

Will Win: Les Miserables

Should Win: Skyfall

Should’ve Been Nominated: Zero Dark Thirty

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Will Win: Life of Pi

Should Win: Life of Pi or Skyfall

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

Will Win: Anna Karenina

Should Win: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Should’ve Been Nominated: Cloud Atlas

BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING

Will Win: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Should Win: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Will Win: Anna Karenina

Should Win: Anna Karenina

BEST EDITING

Will Win: Argo

Should Win: Argo

Should’ve Been Nominated: Cloud Atlas

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Will Win: Life of Pi

Should Win: Life of Pi

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Josh Rosenfield

Josh Rosenfield is a Film Media major at the University of Rhode Island. He has been writing Popcorn Culture since 2010.

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