85th Annual 2013 Oscar Predictions (Flick’s Predictions)

Posted on | January 3, 2013 | 4 Comments


This year’s 85th Annual Academy Award (better known as the Oscars) nominations will be announced on January 10th. The actual show will take place on Febuary 24th. What does that mean? It means that Flick and Flack will be posting a bunch in the following months. The show will be hosted by Seth McFarlane, director of last summer’s Ted and TV’s Family Guy.

I’ll start off by listing what I think are the ten films that have the best chance at snagging a Best Picture nom. The smallest amount of Best Picture nominees is five and the highest is ten, so, to hope for the most, I’m listing a full ten. I’ll also list my ideas on the other main categories. Read on.

Best Picture

1. Lincoln

2. Argo

3. Zero Dark Thirty

4. Life of Pi

5. Les Miserables

6. Silver Linings Playbook

7. Django Unchained

8. Beasts of the Southern Wild

9. The Impossible

10. The Sessions


Best Director

I. Steven Spielberg (Lincoln)

2. Kathryn Bigelow (Zero Dark Thirty)

3. Ang Lee (Life of Pi)

4. Ben Affleck (Argo)

5. Quentin Tarantino (Django Unchained)


Best Actor

1. Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln)

2. Denzel Washington (Flight)

3. Ben Affleck (Argo)

4. John Hawkes (The Sessions)

5. Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook)


Best Actress

1. Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty)

2. Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook)

3. Naiomi Watts (The Impossible)

4. Marion Cotillard (Rust and Bone)

5. Quvenzhané Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild)


Best Supporting Actor

1. Tommy Lee Jones (Lincoln)

2. Alan Arkin (Argo)

3. Robert De Niro (Silver Linings Playbook)

4. Phillip Seymour Hoffman (The Master)

5. Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained)


Best Supporting Actress

1. Anne Hathaway (Les Misérables)

2. Sally Field (Lincoln)

3. Helen Hunt (The Sessions)

4. Amy Adams (The Master)

5. Nicole Kidman (The Paperboy)


Best Foreign Film

1. Amour (Austria)

2. The Intouchables (France)

3. A Royal Affair (Denmark)

4. War Witch (Chile)

5. No (Canada)

Moonrise KingdomBest Original Screenplay

1. Mark Boal (Zero Dark Thirty)

2. Paul Thomas Anderson (The Master)

3. Quentin Tarantino (Django Unchained)

4. Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola (Moonrise Kingdom)

5. John Gatnis (Flight)


Best Adapted Screenplay

1. Tony Kushner (Lincoln)

2. Chris Terrio (Argo)

3. David Magee (Life of Pi)

4. David O. Russel (Silver Linings Playbook)

5. Lucy Alibar and Benh Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild)


4 Responses to “85th Annual 2013 Oscar Predictions (Flick’s Predictions)”

  1. Joshua Relyea
    January 3rd, 2013 @ 7:04 pm

    Hi Ethan! It’s Josh! Great predictions! Are you allowed to see The Impossible? I’m not so sure if I am. Comment me back to tell me.

  2. flickflack
    January 3rd, 2013 @ 8:32 pm

    I’m not sure if I am allowed to see it, but if I can, I would definitely like to. The trailer was really fascinating. It brings to mind a trend that many films this year feature: a film based on a too-crazy-to-be-true real life story. Argo, Lincoln, and now The Impossible, just to name a few.
    Thanks for the comment! From, Flick

  3. Anisa
    January 3rd, 2013 @ 10:52 pm

    I am just curious if your lists are ranked or just a list of top 5 or top 10 (for best picture)? Look forward to more predictions and opinions.

  4. flickflack
    January 4th, 2013 @ 8:09 am

    They are actually ranked in order of which I think has the best chance at being nominated/winning. I can’t help but ranking ’em!
    Thanks for the comment! From, Flick

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