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2013 Academy Award Winners

5 Mar

Alright, alright, already! Yes, we’re a day late and a rupee short, but one of our laptops crashed and typing a post on an HTC One S is not so easy. Anyway, the 2013 Academy Awards over. So how did we do with our predictions?

The predictions we made are in red.  The actual results are marked with a green check.

Best Motion Picture of the Year

checkArgo

Best Achievement in Directing

checkAng Lee (Life of Pi)

xSteven Spielberg (Lincoln)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

checkDaniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

checkJennifer Lawrence in Silver Linings Playbook

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

checkChristopher Waltz in Django Unchained

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

checkAnne Hathaway in Les Misérables

Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen (Original Screenplay)

xAmour: Michael Haneke
checkDjango Unchained: Quentin Tarantino

Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published (Adapted Screenplay)

checkArgo: Chris Terrio
xSilver Linings Playbook: David O. Russell

Best Animated Feature Film of the Year

checkBrave: Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman

Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song

checkSkyfall: Adele, Paul Epworth (“Skyfall”)

Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score

xAnna Karenina: Dario Marianelli
checkLife of Pi: Mychael Danna

Best Achievement in Cinematography

checkLife of Pi: Claudio Miranda
xSkyfall: Roger Deakins

Best Achievement in Editing

checkArgo: William Goldenberg
xLife of Pi: Tim Squyres

Best Achievement in Production Design (Art Direction)

xLes Misérables: Eve Stewart, Anna Lynch-Robinson
checkLincoln: Rick Carter, Jim Erickson

Best Achievement in Costume Design

checkAnna Karenina: Jacqueline Durran

Best Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling

checkLes Misérables: Lisa Westcott, Julie Dartnell

Best Achievement in Sound Mixing

checkLes Misérables: Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson, Simon Hayes

Best Achievement in Sound Editing

xLife of Pi: Eugene Gearty, Philip Stockton
checkSkyfall: Per Hallberg, Karen M. Baker
checkZero Dark Thirty: Paul N.J. Ottosson

Best Achievement in Visual Effects

checkLife of Pi: Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik De Boer, Donald Elliott Prometheus: Richard Stammers, Trevor Wood, Charley

Best Foreign Language Film of the Year

checkAmour (Austria)

Best Documentary, Feature

checkSearching for Sugar Man: Malik Bendjelloul, Simon Chinn

Best Short Film, Live Action

checkCurfew: Shawn Christensen
xDeath of a Shadow: Tom Van Avermaet, Ellen De Waele

Best Short Film, Animated

checkPaperman: John Kahrs

Best Short Film, Documentary

checkInocente: Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine

Sheesh. 62.5% correct. We suck.

Length of the show: we predicted  3 hours and 15 minutes. The actual time was 3 hours and 35 minutes.

Curious to know how we did last year?  We got 75% of our predictions right! We missed Best Actor and Best Actress last year because we weren’t paying enough attention. Eh.

2013 Academy Award Winner Predictions

25 Feb

The OscarsThe 2013 Academy Awards begin in just about 5 minutes! We’re woefully behind schedule on submitting this post, so for those of you that are here to see how our awesome prediction powers will bear out, give us a break. This time it isn’t because of our infamous lethargy. We were actually busy this weekend.

Anyway, you’re not here to hear us whine. So break out the champagne (or, preferably, sparkling grape juice — Comics A-Go-Go! does not endorse alcohol for ingestion (because, that’s why)) and settle down for the ride. Our predictions are in red. Here you go:

The Oscars

Best Motion Picture of the Year
Nominees:
Amour: Margaret Ménégoz, Stefan Arndt, Veit Heiduschka, Michael Katz
Argo: Grant Heslov, Ben Affleck, George Clooney
Beasts of the Southern Wild: Dan Janvey, Josh Penn, Michael Gottwald
Django Unchained: Stacey Sher, Reginald Hudlin, Pilar Savone
Les Misérables: Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward, Cameron Mackintosh
Life of Pi: Gil Netter, Ang Lee, David Womark
Lincoln: Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy
Silver Linings Playbook: Donna Gigliotti, Bruce Cohen, Jonathan Gordon
Zero Dark Thirty: Mark Boal, Kathryn Bigelow, Megan Ellison

Best Achievement in Directing
Nominees:
Michael Haneke in Amour
Ang Lee in Life of Pi
David O. Russell in Silver Linings Playbook
Steven Spielberg in Lincoln
Benh Zeitlin in Beasts of the Southern Wild

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Nominees:
Bradley Cooper in Silver Linings Playbook
Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln
Hugh Jackman in Les Misérables
Joaquin Phoenix in The Master
Denzel Washington in Flight

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Nominees:
Jessica Chastain in Zero Dark Thirty
Jennifer Lawrence in Silver Linings Playbook
Emmanuelle Riva in Amour
Quvenzhané Wallis in Beasts of the Southern Wild
Naomi Watts in The Impossible

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominees:
Alan Arkin in Argo
Robert De Niro in Silver Linings Playbook
Philip Seymour Hoffman in The Master
Tommy Lee Jones in Lincoln
Christoph Waltz in Django Unchained

Academy Awards 2012

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominees:
Amy Adams in The Master
Sally Field in Lincoln
Anne Hathaway in Les Misérables
Helen Hunt in The Sessions
Jacki Weaver in Silver Linings Playbook

Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen (Original Screenplay)
Nominees:
Amour: Michael Haneke
Django Unchained: Quentin Tarantino
Flight: John Gatins
Moonrise Kingdom: Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola
Zero Dark Thirty: Mark Boal

Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published (Adapted Screenplay)
Nominees:
Argo: Chris Terrio
Beasts of the Southern Wild: Lucy Alibar, Benh Zeitlin
Life of Pi: David Magee
Lincoln: Tony Kushner
Silver Linings Playbook: David O. Russell

Best Animated Feature Film of the Year
Nominees:
Brave: Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman
Frankenweenie: Tim Burton
ParaNorman: Sam Fell, Chris Butler
The Pirates! Band of Misfits: Peter Lord
Wreck-It Ralph: Rich Moore

Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song
Nominees:
Chasing Ice: J. Ralph (“Before My Time”)
Les Misérables: Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Schönberg, Herbert Kretzmer (“Suddenly”)
Life of Pi: Mychael Danna, Bombay Jayshree (“Pi’s Lullaby”)
Skyfall: Adele, Paul Epworth (“Skyfall”)
Ted: Walter Murphy, Seth MacFarlane (“Everybody Needs a Best Friend”)

Oscar Statue

Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score
Nominees:
Anna Karenina: Dario Marianelli
Argo: Alexandre Desplat
Life of Pi: Mychael Danna
Lincoln: John Williams
Skyfall: Thomas Newman

Best Achievement in Cinematography
Nominees:
Anna Karenina: Seamus McGarvey
Django Unchained: Robert Richardson
Life of Pi: Claudio Miranda
Lincoln: Janusz Kaminski
Skyfall: Roger Deakins

Best Achievement in Editing
Nominees:
Argo: William Goldenberg
Life of Pi: Tim Squyres
Lincoln: Michael Kahn
Silver Linings Playbook: Jay Cassidy, Crispin Struthers
Zero Dark Thirty: William Goldenberg, Dylan Tichenor

Best Achievement in Production Design (Art Direction)
Nominees:
Anna Karenina: Sarah Greenwood, Katie Spencer
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey: Dan Hennah, Ra Vincent, Simon Bright
Les Misérables: Eve Stewart, Anna Lynch-Robinson
Life of Pi: David Gropman, Anna Pinnock
Lincoln: Rick Carter, Jim Erickson

Best Achievement in Costume Design
Nominees:
Anna Karenina: Jacqueline Durran
Les Misérables: Paco Delgado
Lincoln: Joanna Johnston
Mirror Mirror: Eiko Ishioka
Snow White and the Huntsman: Colleen Atwood

Academy Awards

Best Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling
Nominees:
Hitchcock: Howard Berger, Peter Montagna, Martin Samuel
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey: Peter King, Rick Findlater, Tami Lane
Les Misérables: Lisa Westcott, Julie Dartnell

Best Achievement in Sound Mixing
Nominees:
Argo: John T. Reitz, Gregg Rudloff, José Antonio García
Les Misérables: Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson, Simon Hayes
Life of Pi: Ron Bartlett, Doug Hemphill, Drew Kunin
Lincoln: Andy Nelson, Gary Rydstrom, Ron Judkins
Skyfall: Scott Millan, Greg P. Russell, Stuart Wilson

Best Achievement in Sound Editing
Nominees:
Argo: Erik Aadahl, Ethan Van der Ryn
Django Unchained: Wylie Stateman
Life of Pi: Eugene Gearty, Philip Stockton
Skyfall: Per Hallberg, Karen M. Baker
Zero Dark Thirty: Paul N.J. Ottosson

Best Achievement in Visual Effects
Nominees:
The Avengers: Janek Sirrs, Jeff White, Guy Williams, Daniel Sudick
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey: Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton, R. Christopher White
Life of Pi: Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik De Boer, Donald Elliott
Prometheus: Richard Stammers, Trevor Wood, Charley Henley, Martin Hill
Snow White and the Huntsman: Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, Phil Brennan, Neil Corbould, Michael Dawson

Best Foreign Language Film of the Year
Nominees:
Amour (Austria)
War Witch (Canada)
No (Chile)
A Royal Affair (Denmark)
Kon-Tiki (Norway)

Dolph Lundgren at the Academy Awards

Best Documentary, Feature
Nominees:
5 Broken Cameras: Emad Burnat, Guy Davidi
The Gatekeepers: Dror Moreh, Philippa Kowarsky, Estelle Fialon
How to Survive a Plague: David France, Howard Gertler
The Invisible War: Kirby Dick, Amy Ziering
Searching for Sugar Man: Malik Bendjelloul, Simon Chinn

Best Short Film, Live Action
Nominees:
Asad: Bryan Buckley, Mino Jarjoura
Buzkashi Boys: Sam French, Ariel Nasr
Curfew: Shawn Christensen
Death of a Shadow: Tom Van Avermaet, Ellen De Waele
Henry: Yan England

Best Short Film, Animated
Nominees:
Adam and Dog: Minkyu Lee
Fresh Guacamole: PES
Head Over Heels: Timothy Reckart, Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly
Paperman: John Kahrs
The Simpsons: The Longest Daycare: David Silverman

Best Short Film, Documentary
Nominees:
Inocente: Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine
Kings Point: Sari Gilman and Jedd Wider
Mondays at Racine: Cynthia Wade and Robin Honan
Open Heart: Kief Davidson and Cori Shepherd Stern
Redemption: Jon Alpert and Matthew O’Neill

Predicted length of the show: about 3 hours and 15 minutes.

Curious to know how we did last year?  We got 75% of our predictions right! We missed Best Actor and Best Actress last year because we weren’t paying enough attention. Eh.

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