Academy Awards: Rex’s Predictions

LW’s Oscarologist, Rex Okpodu, has read the tea leaves and come up with his final selections. Let me say for the record that I disagree with Rex in two categories: I think that Jennifer Lawrence will win Best Actress (though I want Emmanuelle Riva) and that Christoph Waltz will win Best Supporting Actor (though the idea of him winning another Oscar for a Tarantino movie so soon after his first win for a Tarantino movie is, like “Django” itself, absolutely revolting). Anyway, thanks to Rex for all of his hard work and good luck to all of you who bet on Sunday night.

Best Picture:

Predicted winner: Argo

Alternate: Lincoln

The other contenders are:

Silver Linings Playbook

Zero Dark Thirty

Les Miserables

Life of Pi

Django Unchained


Beasts of the Southern Wild

Best Director:

Predicted winner: Ang Lee (Life of Pi)

Alternate: Steven Spielberg (Lincoln)

The other contenders are:

David O. Russell (Silver Linings Playbook)

Benh Zeitlin (Beast of the Southern Wild)

Micheal Haneke (Amour)

Best Actor:

Predicted winner: Daniel-Day Lewis (Lincoln)

Alternate: Hugh Jackman (Les Miserables)

The other contenders are:

Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook)

Denzel Washington (Flight)

Joaquin Phoenix (The Master)

Best Actress:

Predicted winner: Emmanuelle Riva (Amour)

Alternate: Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook)

The other contenders are:

Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty)

Naomi Watts (The Impossible)

Quvenzhane Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild)

Best Supporting Actor:

Predicted winner: Robert De Niro (Silver Lining Playbook)

Alternate: Christophe Waltz (Django Unchained)

The other contenders are:

Tommy Lee Jones (Lincoln)

Alan Arkin (Argo)

Phillip Seymour Hoffman (The Master)

Best Supporting Actress:

Predicted winner: Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables)

Alternate: Sally Field (Lincoln)

The other contenders are:

Jackie Weaver (Silver Linings Playbook)

Helen Hunt (The Sessions)

Amy Adams (The Master)

Best Adapted Screenplay:

Predicted winner: Argo

Alternate: Lincoln

The other contenders are:

Silver Linings Playbook


Life of Pi

Best Original Screenplay

Predicted winner: Django Unchained

Alternate: Zero Dark Thirty

The other contenders are:


Moonrise Kingdom


Best Foreign Language Film:

Predicted winner: Amour (Austria)

Alternate: A Royal Affair (Denmark)

The other contenders are:

War Witch (Canada)

Lore (Australia)

No (Chile)

Best Animated Feature:

Predicted winner: Wreck-It Ralph

Alternate: Brave

The other contenders are:


The Pirates! Band of Misfits


The rest of the predictions:

Best Cinematography: Life of Pi

Best Costume Design: Anna Karenina

Best Film Editing: Argo

Best Makeup and Hairstyling: Les Miserables

Best Score: Life of Pi

Best Original Song: Skyfall

Best Production Design: Lincoln

Best Sound Editing: Skyfall

Best Sound Mixing: Les Miserables

Best Visual Effects: Life of Pi

Best Documentary Feature: Searching for Sugar Man

Best Documentary Short: Inocente

Best Animated Short Film: Paperman

Best Live Action Short Film: Curfew

One Comment to “Academy Awards: Rex’s Predictions”

  1. As usual Rex’s crystal ball seems to be well polished!

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