Oscar Predictions

2013 Oscar Predictions: Reader Poll Results

There are at least seven categories to keep a close eye on tonight

2013 Oscar predictions
Photo: AMPAS

The polls are closed and the our live blog of the 2013 Oscars is about to begin in just a few short hours (3:30 PST to be exact), but before we do that I felt it was best to set up a little 2013 Oscar prediction scorecard so we know where everyone stands and where we're most likely to find the most action tonight as the awards are handed out.

My podcast partner in crime, Laremy Legel, and already revealed our predictions on the latest episode of the podcast and I also posted mine with commentary along with polls for you to vote on who you thought would win and it looks like between Laremy, myself and the reader results we have about seven categories worth keeping an eye on throughout the night.

First there's Best Supporting Actor where Laremy, myself and the readers all disagree, which tells me we should probably expect Tommy Lee Jones (Lincoln) to win, just to prove us all wrong. The readers and Laremy agree Quentin Tarantino will win Best Original Screenplay for Django Unchained while I have Michael Haneke winning for Amour, and then we come to the four categories where Laremy differs from both myself and the readers.

Laremy has different winners for both documentary categories with The Gatekeepers beating the overwhelming favorite Searching for Sugar Man for Best Documentary and Open Heart winning for Best Documentary (Short). While he's taking a chance on Gatekeepers, Open Heart is seen by many to be the favorite in the category with Innocente running a close second.

He also went with Zero Dark Thirty for Film Editing over Argo and Skyfall for Sound Editing while the readers and myself went with Life of Pi. This, my friends, is why we play the game and what makes the Oscars fun. Who will be right? Who will be wrong? All will be revealed shortly and hopefully you'll join us for the live blog beginning at 3:30 PM PST and carrying on throughout the night with live winners, commentary and overall merriment.

I have published all the results below and highlighted the more interesting races and predictions. You can click here to see the results of each individual poll and how close the races were. I'm telling you, just look at the results for Best Supporting Actor. Can't wait until that Oscar is handed out and we won't have to wait long... IT'S THE FIRST ONE!

Brad's Picks

  • Best Picture: Argo
  • Best Director: Steven Spielberg, Lincoln
  • Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
  • Best Actress: Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
  • Best Supporting Actor: Robert De Niro, Silver Linings Playbook
  • Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables
  • Best Animated Film: Brave
  • Best Foreign Film: Amour
  • Best Original Screenplay: Michael Haneke, Amour
  • Best Adapted Screenplay: Chris Terrio, Argo
  • Best Costume Design: Anna Karenina
  • Best Original Song: "Skyfall" from Skyfall
  • Best Original Score: Life of Pi
  • Best Documentary: Searching for Sugar Man
  • Best Documentary (Short): Innocente
  • Best Makeup & Hairstyling: Les Miserables
  • Best Production Design: Anna Karenina
  • Best Film Editing: Argo
  • Best Cinematography: Life of Pi
  • Best Sound Editing: Life of Pi
  • Best Sound Mixing: Les Miserables
  • Best Visual Effects: Life of Pi
  • Best Short Film (Animated): Paperman
  • Best Short Film (Live Action): Curfew

Laremy's Picks

  • Best Picture: Argo
  • Best Director: Steven Spielberg, Lincoln
  • Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
  • Best Actress: Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
  • Best Supporting Actor: Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
  • Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables
  • Best Animated Film: Brave
  • Best Foreign Film: Amour
  • Best Original Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained
  • Best Adapted Screenplay: Chris Terrio, Argo
  • Best Costume Design: Les Miserables
  • Best Original Song: "Skyfall" from Skyfall
  • Best Original Score: Life of Pi
  • Best Documentary: The Gatekeepers
  • Best Documentary (Short): Open Heart
  • Best Makeup & Hairstyling: Les Miserables
  • Best Production Design: Anna Karenina
  • Best Film Editing: Zero Dark Thirty
  • Best Cinematography: Life of Pi
  • Best Sound Editing: Skyfall
  • Best Sound Mixing: Les Miserables
  • Best Visual Effects: Life of Pi
  • Best Short Film (Animated): Paperman
  • Best Short Film (Live Action): Curfew

Reader Poll Results

  • Best Picture: Argo
  • Best Director: Steven Spielberg, Lincoln
  • Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
  • Best Actress: Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
  • Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained
  • Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables
  • Best Animated Film: Wreck-It Ralph
  • Best Foreign Film: Amour
  • Best Original Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained
  • Best Adapted Screenplay: Chris Terrio, Argo
  • Best Costume Design: Anna Karenina
  • Best Original Song: "Skyfall" from Skyfall
  • Best Original Score: Life of Pi
  • Best Documentary: Searching for Sugar Man
  • Best Documentary (Short): Innocente
  • Best Makeup & Hairstyling: Les Miserables
  • Best Production Design: Anna Karenina
  • Best Film Editing: Argo
  • Best Cinematography: Life of Pi
  • Best Sound Editing: Life of Pi
  • Best Sound Mixing: Les Miserables
  • Best Visual Effects: Life of Pi
  • Best Short Film (Animated): Paperman
  • Best Short Film (Live Action): Curfew
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  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/navaneethks/ navaneethks

    Looks like no matter what Life of Pi is coming out tonight with the most number of awards.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/lalecture/ lalecture

      "no matter what?"...

      • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/navaneethks/ navaneethks

        I meant that almost all the predictions out there on the internet has Life of Pi coming out with the highest number of awards with at least 3 if not 4

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/lalecture/ lalecture

    Im looking forward to the Oscar guys. I listened on friday to your most recent podcast.
    You gave me room to doubt a few of my predictions. I guess that is the nature of pretend gambling!!
    cheers!

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Ryguy815/ Ryguy815

    There were only 5 awards on which I predicted different from the other readers on, 8 on which I predicted different from Laremy, and 6 on which I predicted different from Brad. Here's to hoping I get most of my predictions right! My goal is to get at least 15/24 right.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/lalecture/ lalecture

    If I get about 75% I will feel good about it. I think I will do about that. I dont know, maybe thats a bit cocky! Yeah definitely!! time will tell, right?!

  • DavidG

    I have really been struggling with nailing down my Best Supporting Actor and Best Sound Editing predictions. Random categories, but there you are. Here's hoping I beat me score last year of 19/24!

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/lalecture/ lalecture

      thats a damn good score! I hope I can do as well as 19/24!

      • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Ryguy815/ Ryguy815

        Me too!

  • http://www.electriccin.blogspot.com theJackal

    After finally catching a screening of Silver Linings Playbook, I was completely convinced that Jennifer Lawrence would win the award. While I'm still 95% certain she'll walk away with Oscar gold, I've heard certain insiders and various actors continue to mention Naomi Watts as a darkness horse for The Impossible (a cruelly under-nominated film in my opinion).

    Also, Ang Lee might pull a stunning coup, knocking off Spielberg to win his second Best Director award. My money is still on the Lincoln helmer, but you never know. Remember 2003, when Roman Polanski pulled an upset for The Pianist?

    Thems the facts

  • http://timeforafilm.com Alex Thomas

    Went 20/24 personally. Ones I got wrong:

    Supp Actor: Jones over Waltz. I was so torn on this pick.
    Director: Spielberg over Lee. I was never really leaning Lee.
    Prod Design: Les Mis over Lincoln. Went Les Mis over Anna, turns out neither won!
    Make-Up: Hobbit over Les Mis. I went Hobbit as most seemed to and the odds were in it's favour.

    Could have easily gone 21/24, but oh well, Brave was also a 50/50 pick for me. Win some and lose some!

  • Jim B

    Sorry guys it looks like reader's choices beat you in the final count !