Oscars 2013: Winner Predictions for the 85th Academy Awards

Each category has movies and people that are worthy of being recognized by the film industry, audience and critics. Each of us has his own preferences and favorites among the Academy Awards nominees. So do the critics.

There are different predictions about future winners, as well as favorites are special for everybody. Photo: Beacon/Flickr

Well, there different views upon future Oscars winners. Each category has movies and people that are worthy of being recognized by the film industry, audience and critics. Actors, actresses, directors and their crews worked hard to create something new, special and memorable so as to influence and impress spectators and movie experts.

And of course, each of us has his own preferences and favorites among the Academy Awards nominees. So do the critics.

Probably, the one of the main Oscar category is the Best Picture. Though nine films are nominated in the Best Picture category, it seems that nothing stands in the way of “Argo,” directed by Ben Affleck. However, Steven Spielberg’s biopic, “Lincoln”, has good chances as well.

“Argo” and “Lincoln” both achieved something great in that they presented suspenseful narratives woven from long-ago historical events. Both have been hits at the box office. But without early support from industry guilds they are unlikely to unseat “Argo.”

Well, what concerns the category the Best Director, there are various opinions on that. Some Telegraph critics believe that Ang Lee should win, the one who shoot “Life of Pi”, others think – Michael Haneke, the director of “Amour”.

For sure, Steven Spielberg, a seven-time nominee and two-time winner in this category, will be tough to beat.

For the golden statutte in the category for the Best Actress claim 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”.

Emmanuelle Riva has come on strong, but Jennifer Lawrence is still a favorite for “Silver Linings Playbook.”

“Silver Linings Playbook” wasn’t even Jennifer Lawrence’s most popular movie this year — that would be “The Hunger Games” — but her endearing performance as an eccentric young widow has her team expecting gold, says the Huff Post.

Best Actor? Of the 12 nominations that went the way of Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln,” only one win is a true certainty.

According to Zap2It, it may be Daniel Day-Lewis, who is about to become both the first person ever to win three Best Actor Oscars and the first person ever to win an acting Oscar for a Steven Spielberg movie. Bonus: He gives awesome speeches.

Perhaps the hardest category to call: Best Supporting Actor. All five men have already won, and all could win again in the toughest acting race to call in some time.

Sorry, Alan Arkin and Philip Seymour Hoffman, this hotly contested category is probably going to Robert De Niro, Tommy Lee Jones or Christoph Waltz.  Well, NY Times believes it can be De Niro in his “Silver Linings Playbook.”

Anne Hathaway dreamed a dream that she’d win an Oscar for her performance as Fantine in “Les Misérables,” and chances are very good indeed that it may come true.

Sally Field has made it known that she lobbied to play Mary Todd Lincoln. She has been letting potential Oscar voters know how much the role means to her. But Ms. Field has memorably collected two Oscars already.

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