Academy Awards Nominee Predictions

With nominees for the 85th annual Academy Awards being announced on January 10th, I suppose I should make some predictions for who will be on the short list for Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Picture. In about a month look forward to my predictions of who the winners will be in all of the categories (because you know I saw all of those Short Subject Documentary films). Also look for my complaints of who I felt got snubbed this year.

These will be in the order of how likely I think they will be to get nominated. And these are NOT necessarily the order that I, personally, think they should be nominated in. Like always, I do enjoy surprise nominations.

Best Actor (5 nominated)

1. Daniel Day Lewis – Lincoln
2. Bradley Cooper – Silver Linings Playbook
3. Hugh Jackman – Les Miserables
4. Joaquin Phoenix – The Master
5. John Hawkes – The Sessions
6. Denzel Washington – Flight
7. Anthony Hopkins – Hitchcock
8. Bill Murray – Hyde Park on Hudson
9. Richard Gere – Arbitrage
10. Tom Holland – The Impossible

*Should Get Nominated, But Won’t:  Tom Hardy – Lawless

Best Actress (5 nominated)

1. Naomi Watts – The Impossible
2. Jessica Chastain – Zero Dark Thirty
3. Jennifer Lawrence – Silver Linings Playbook
4. Helen Mirren – Hitchcock
5. Emmanuelle Riva – Amour
6. Marion Cotillard – Rust & Bone
7. Quvenzhane Wallis – Beasts of the Southern Wild
8. Meryl Streep – Hope Springs
9. Rachel Weisz – The Deep Blue Sea
10. Michelle Williams – Take This Waltz

*Should Get Nominated, But Won’t:  Rashida Jones – Celeste & Jesse Forever

Best Picture (between 5-10 nominated)

1. Lincoln
2. Silver Linings Playbook
3. Zero Dark Thirty
4. Les Miserables
5. Argo
6. Django Unchained
7. Life of Pi
8. Beasts of the Southern Wild
9. The Master
10. Moonrise Kingdom
11. Amour
12. The Impossible
13. Skyfall
14. The Sessions
15. The Intouchables

*Should Get Nominated, But Won’t: Seven Psychopaths


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