Well, as Iggy Pop would say, it will all be over soon.  There are so many weird surprises that could take place tomorrow since all of the nominations came after Oscar ballots were turned in. BAFTA did their voting completely differently this year and for the first time ever we’re making our nominations for the editing category without the Ace Eddie nominations!

Honestly, though, this year? It’s one long No Guts, No Glory since none of us has a clue how this will turn out. But that’s what kind of great about it. We’re all going to forgive one another if any stupid mistakes are made.  It’s been a great year, dear readers.

To that end, please pick three potential upsets.  Here are mine:

1. Benh Zeitlin for Best Director
2. One major film will be left off the Best Picture nominees list that will horrify all involved. 

2. The Impossible gets a surprise Best Picture nomination
3. There will only be five Best Picture nominees.

Your turn.

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  • Joshua

    1. Helen Hunt is nominated in LEAD Actress.
    2. Judi Dench makes it in for supporting.
    3. Skyfall leads all nominations.

  • phantom

    1. Keira Knightley (Last time she played an iconic lead role, the Academy nominated her without SAG or even BAFTA love.)
    2. Amanda Seyfried (She is a charming presence who has been at every awards screening and Q&A possible, it MIGHT pay off.)
    3. Ewan McGregor (He seems to have exactly the kind of passionate industry support that garnered Oldman and Bardem their recent nominations.)

    1. Lincoln or Les Misérables tie the record 14 nominations (All About Eve, Titanic) OR even break that record.
    2. Sally Field receives the nomination in Lead and/or Gloria Reuben makes the cut in supporting.
    3. Les Misérables receives at least three acting nominations ( Redmayne and/or Seyfried and/or Barks and/or Crowe ).
    4. Anna Karenina receives a nomination in at least one main category (Picture, Director, Screenplay, Acting) .
    5. The Dark Knight Rises or Skyfall or The Hobbit surprises in Picture and shocks in Adapted Screenplay and/or Director ( Nolan / Mendes / Jackson ).
    6. The Perks of Being a Wallflower and/or The Impossible sneaks into Picture and/or Actor ( Lerman, Holland ) and/or Supporting Actor ( Miller / McGregor ).
    7. Cloud Atlas and/or The Sessions shock in Picture and/or Adapted Screenplay.
    8. A completely ignored Best Actor player from a strong BP-contender will shock ( Affleck, Foxx, Sharma ). OK, so Affleck is not ‘completely ignored’ anymore…
    9. Django Unchained shocks in Supporting Actress ( Washington ) or in Supporting Actor with multiple nominations ( DiCaprio, Waltz, Jackson ).
    10. Anthony Hopkins receives a Best Actor nomination for Hitchcock .

  • Walter Neto

    1. J. A Bayona for Best Director
    2. The Impossible for best film.
    3. Weisz and Naomi as actress.

  • Micheal

    No Phoenix for best actor
    Perks of Being a Wallflower for best adapted screenplay
    Ann Dowd gets best supporting actress nod

  • keifer

    My 3 weird upsets:

    1. “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” will obtain a Best Picture nomination.
    2. Jean-Louis Trintignant will be nominated for Best Actor for “Amour” (not so out of the ballpark but his co-star has been getting most of the attention).
    3. Steven Spielberg will not be nominated for Best Director (remember “The Color Purple” in 1985? 11 noms. Nada for Spielberg.)

    Thanks for a great year of prognosticating Sasha! I just love this site.

  • TB

    Haneke for director
    Dowd for supporting actress
    TDKR for best picture

  • Rodrigo

    Michael Pena – End of Watch — best supporting actor
    Jean-Louis Trintignant – Amour — best actor
    Jacki Weaver – Silver Linings Playbook — best supporting actress

  • Will Davies

    Skyfall for picture and two acting awards
    Lincoln is shut out of the best picture race

  • KP

    1. Emily Blunt gets nominated for Supporting Actress for Looper
    2. Katy Perry gets nominated for Best Original Song
    3. Alan Arkin isn’t nominated for Supporting Actor

  • david leary

    I’ve been waiting for this

    1.June temple gets best actress nom for little birds
    2.Liam neesom gets best acting nom
    3. Colin Farrell gets a best acting nom
    4. The day gets a best picture nom

    now that’s a no guys no glory predictions

  • Eric

    1. Jennifer Ehle, Supporting Actress
    2. Zero Dark Thirty, Production Design
    3. Anthony Hopkins, Lead Actor

  • Chmoye

    1. The Impossible for Best Picture
    2. Ben Affleck for Argo
    3. Eddie Redmayne for Best Supporting Actor

  • david leary

    Sorry about my spelling

  • 1. Life of Pi nominated for Best Score
    2. Cloud Atlas not nominated for Best Picture
    3. Indie Game The Movie not nominated for Best Documentary

  • Edkargir

    Les mis no bp. Rachael Weisz best actress. Holy motors bp

  • Kevin Landry

    1. Denis Lavant – Holy Motors – Best Actor
    2. Amour gets snubbed out of Foreign Film, but still gets Best Picture, Best Actress and Best Original Screenplay
    3. Beasts of the Southern Wild gets the big five : Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Actor (or supporting), Best Screenplay (Adapted)

  • Kevin Landry

    SoundtrackNerd : Indie Game – The Movie isn’t even a finalist for Best Documentary

  • Ace Galaxy


    1. Both Waltz and DiCaprio are nominated for BSA (a la globes)
    2. Paul Thomas Anderson for Best Director
    3. Holy Motors will get some type of nomination (Either technical, or in Actor)

  • Pat

    Best Picture: THE PAPERBOY.

  • Michael Fassbender for Best Supporting Actor for “Prometheus”
    Jean-Louis Trintignant for Best Actor for “Amour”
    “The Dark Knight Rises” for Best Picture

  • brendon

    NGNG: The first-out-of-the-box screener gambit pays off and The Intouchables gets an anomalous Best Picture nomination.

  • micahs

    Bigelow makes history by winning second oscar for a female director. Tdkr best picture lol. Phoenix gets best actor and he sets the statuette on fire lol. Dicaprio wins best supporting actor and in his speech he says “finally!”

  • Moses Valenzuela

    Supporting Actor, Robert DeNiro, Silver Linings Playbook
    Cinematography, Wally Pfister, The Dark Knight Rises
    Actor, Anthony Hopkins, Hitchcock

    I really hope there are ONLY 5 Best Picture nominations:
    Lincoln, Silver Linings Playbook, Zero Dark Thirty, Argo, Les Miserables

  • Raymond

    1. No best picture nomination for Les Mis
    2. Spielberg snubbed
    3. Ben Affleck – Best Actor
    4. The Dark Knight Rises – Best Picture

  • PJ

    NGNG Ewan MacGregor needs to happen.

  • Marwan

    1- No Wes Anderson recognition.
    2- Amour being this year’s The Artist.
    3- Overlooking Wallis’ performance in Beasts.

  • Zach

    Some people’s NGNG are my predictions! Not that I’m going for 100% accuracy in a year like this one.

    1. No above-the-line nods for Django, but The Impossible shows in Best Picture (I’m being liberal with this whole “keep it to 3” thing…sue me)

    2. Ann Dowd or the Middle of Nowhere star in LEAD Actress in LEAD Actress (it’s called NGNG for a reason)

    3. Kelly Reilly for Flight


  • Moses Valenzuela

    I too really hope Leonardo DiCaprio is nominated, He is waaaay overdue!!! When Best Actor for Blood Diamond he should have really been nominated for Best Supporting Actor for The Departed. He would have had his Oscar by now!

  • OLIN

    Aaron Tveit nominated on behalf of raw, sexual magnetism.

  • Joey

    Mine are kinda tame.

    1. Cloud Atlas nominated for Best Picture.

    2. “Skyfall” not nominated for Original Song.

    3. Meryl Streep nominated for Hope Springs for Best Actress.

  • Joey

    OLIN…Aaron is all kinds of sexy. I applaud your post. When I dreamed a dream…it’s of Aaron Tveit getting a surprise Oscar nomination. Then taking his shirt off.

  • The ghost of easter

    1. Hooper gets in, Spielberg doesn’t.
    2. 4kids dominates best animated picture again.
    3. We actually have 5 best song-nominees for a change.

  • arjay

    Anne Dowd – best actress
    The Master – best film
    Looper – screenplay

  • Gustavo Silva

    PSH for Best Actor
    Wes Anderson for Director
    Rust and Bone gets something other than Cotillard, like Cinematography or Screenplay

  • Ryan B

    Michael Caine for Supporting Actor
    Looper for Best Picture
    Rebel Wilson for Supporting Actress

  • ben

    judi for skyfall

    matthew for magic mike

    gere for arbitrage

  • Jacob M

    1. The Sessions for Best Picture
    2. John Goodman for Flight
    3. Safety Not Guaranteed for Best Original Song “Big Machine”

  • Looper gets in for Best Picture
    Keira Knightly is nominated for Best Actress
    Flight is nominated for Original Screenplay

  • Bridget von Hammersmarck

    1. 8 Best Picture nominations; Beasts is snubbed.
    2. Best Actress: Quebooboo Wallis is snubbed, Rachel Weisz gets in.
    3. Best Supporting Actor: Robert DeNiro is snubbed; Ewan McGregor gets in.

  • Chris78

    Michael Haneke for Best Director.
    Les Miserables gets snubbed for Picture.
    Skyfall gets at least 7 noms including Picture.

  • David Lindsey

    Tommy Lee Jones gets nominated….not for LINCOLN, but as best actor for HOPE SPRINGS.
    Doona Bae is nominated for best supporting actress CLOUD ATLAS.
    Christoph, Leo, and Sam L. all get a nod for DJANGO UNCHAINED.

  • Samuel Coffey

    Q. Wallis pops up in Supporting
    Django leads the nomination #s
    The Master gets 0 nominations

  • KT

    Alan Arkin is not nominated. Jason Clarke (ZDT) surprises and gets in for Best Supporting Actor as the newbie.

  • Jake

    1. Ann Dowd for Supporting Actress
    2. Looper makes it into Screenplay, surprises in Picture
    3. Skyfall or The Master make it into Picture.
    (Not sure if that last one is REALLY NGNG, so one more…)
    4. “Arbitrage” makes it into Actor and Original Screenplay

  • I actually think there will only be 5 and I will be very upset so I really hope that your #3 doesn’t happen. Anyhoo my horrible guesses…

    1) No LINCOLN for BP
    2) LOOPER gets in for BP in a field of five
    3) Matthew McConaughey gets a double nomination

    Aaron Tveit nominated on behalf of raw, sexual magnetism.

    These are the kind of nominations that happen in my head.

  • Doug

    1. Hitchcock gets nominated for Best Picture, Actor, Actress
    2. Ezra Miller for Best Supporting Actor
    3. Emily Blunt gets a surprise nod for Looper

  • Castle Wilson

    1. Best Supporting Actor – Michael Fassbender, Prometheus
    2. Best Actor – Jean-Louis Trintignant, Amour
    3. Best Supporting Actress – Kerry Washington, Django Unchained

  • Bondisteve

    1. Amour gets noms for both BP and BD
    2. Tom Holland gets a nom in Best Actor
    3. Both Riva and Cotillard receive Best Actress noms

  • Free

    1. BEST PICTURE – The Master
    2. DIRECTOR – Paul Thomas Anderson
    3. SUPPORTING ACTOR – Samuel L. Jackson

  • Epi

    1. (Picture)
    Django Unchained OUT, Best Exotic Marigold Hotel IN

    2. (Director)
    Spielberg OUT, PT Anderson IN

    3. (Actor)
    Hugh Jackman OUT, Richard Gere IN

  • steve50

    1. Holy Motors takes the slot reserved for Les Mis in BP, chaos ensues
    2. Jean Louis Trintingant and Denis Lavant get in the BA; DDL does not (everybody thought everybody else was voting for him)
    3. Best Song gets cancelled because there were too many blank votes.

  • Chris138

    1. Richard Gere gets a Best Actor nomination for Arbitrage
    2. The Dark Knight Rises gets a Best Picture nomination
    3. Matthew McConaughey gets a Best Supporting Actor nomination for Magic Mike

  • kasper

    1. Jack Black gets in for Bernie
    2. Marion Cotillard, Denzel Washington get snubbed
    3. Keira Knightley gets in for Anna Karenina

  • Jorge

    Weisz in
    Dwight in
    Adams out
    Nicole And dowd in
    Riva instead of cotillard

  • alan of montreal

    1. Emayatzy Corinealdi gets a best actress nod.
    2. Samantha Barks gets a supporting actress nod
    3. Steven Spielberg fails to get a directing nod

  • Harry

    NGNG – Pitch Perfect edition!

    Actress – Anna Kendrick
    Supporting Actress – Rebel Wilson
    Adapted Screenplay – Kay Cannon

  • Cinemateo

    1. Dwight Henry gets in for Supporting Actor.

    2. Jackman is the one to miss out in Lead Actor.

    3. Django gets 2 Original Song nominations.

  • Adam


    Cloud Atlas – Best Picture
    Kerry Washington – Supporting Actress
    Ezra Miller – Supporting Actor

    and Looper for Original Screenplay and Ann Dowd for Supporting Actress are NOT No Guts, No Glory. Come on people. Live a little.

  • HephLo

    1. The Perks of Being a Wallflower will get more nominations than expected.
    2. Beasts of the Southern Wild will get less nominations than expected.
    3. Controversy will not affect Zero Dark Thirty’s nominations. Awards will be a different matter.

    Sorry, this is specific as I can get. 🙂

  • Bill F

    1. Michael Haneke get nominated for Best Director
    2. Moonrise Kingdom only gets Screenplay nod
    3. Cloud Atlas gets nominated for Editing

  • Will Valenti

    1. PSH nominated for Best Actor for The Master instead of Supporting!!!

  • Jim

    1) Richard Gere in, John Hawkes out
    2) Ewan McGregor for Supporting Actor
    3) Jennifer Ehle for Best Supporting Actress

  • Bill W.

    Wishful thinking haha:

    Ann Dowd gets in for lead

    Jennifer Lawrence in supporting

    10 movies nomd for the Big One

  • Jim

    Actually, gonna trade my third one for Beasts of the Southern Wild completely snubbed, no nominations

  • 1. Marion Cotillard gets snubbed for Best Actress

    2. The Impossible gets nominated for Best Picture

    3. Ang Lee gets snubbed for Best Director

  • rufussondheim

    I normally don’t like NGNGs because too many people pick things that will likely happen!

    But I am going for things that no one stated.

    1) Arcade Fire for Best Song for Abraham’s Daughter.
    2) The Sessions for Best Picture
    3) Beasts of the Southern Wild getting no nominations.

  • rufussondheim

    Jim just stole mine so I need a new #3.


    Michelle Williams for Best Actress!

  • HephLo

    OK, I feel bad for not being as specific as everyone else.

    1. Emma Watson, BSA, The Perks of Being a Wallflower
    2. Emayatzy Corinealdi, BA, Middle of Nowhere
    3. James Gandolfini, BSA, Zero Dark Thirty 🙂

  • Bryce Forestieri

    NGNG Tim Hooper for Best Director*

    *a confirmed impossibility hence the mother of all NGNG’s

  • 1. Sup. Actor: Samuel L. Jackson – Django Unchained
    2. Costume Design – Farewell, My Queen
    3. Skyfall collects five nominations, but not BP

  • Alan Wong
  • Well, I always enjoy this yearly post because I can make wild predictions that have little chance of coming true. Here’s my three this year

    1. “The Dark Rises” gets nominated for Best Picture
    2. Javier Bardem and Matthew McConaughey get Best Supporting Actor nominations for “Skyfall” and “Magic Mike” (respectively)
    3. “Brave” gets shut out of the Best Animated Feature category for more obscure films like “The Painting” and “Up on Poppy Hill.”

  • Jim

    Wait, I don’t get it. If this is supposed to be a joke because his name is Tom you are the world’s unfunniest person.

  • montfort

    Three unlikely things that could happen (of the many)

    Eddie Redmayne gets a Best Supporting Actor nom Les Miz
    Keira Knightly winds up with Best Actress nom for A.K.
    Ben Affleck gets shout out for Best Actor

    And I will hope that the big surprise is not LIFE OF PI being swept aside.

  • d2

    1. Seven Psychopaths gets in for Original Screenplay
    2. Dwight Henry, Matthew McConaughey or Eddie Redmayne inject some much need newbie blood into the supporting actor race
    3. Lincoln snubbed for editing

  • Cory

    1. Christoph Waltz nommed for Best Actor
    2. Jacki Weaver for Best Supporting Actress
    3. Tom Holland for Best Actor

  • m1

    1. Ang Lee misses out on a directing nomination.
    2. Django Unchained gets neither a BP nor an original screenplay nomination.
    3. Dwight Henry gets a supporting actor nomination.

  • Mike Meyers

    1. The Hobbit For Best Picture
    2. Cloud Atlas For Best Picture
    3. The Dark Knight Rises For Best Picture

  • Seany T.

    * Paul Thomas Anderson gets nominated for Best Director, but The Master doesn’t get a Best Picture nomination (the true lone wolf…though The Master really was the best film of 2012)

    * Leonardo DiCaprio and Christoph Waltz in for Supporting Actor (knocking out Arkin and Bardem)

    * Rachel Weisz gets in for Best Actress

    On that note, I will be VERY disappointed if the Academy snubs Joaquin Phoenix, which seems to be the consensus prediction. How in the world could they really snub perhaps the greatest performance of the past few years, in my opinion??

  • Patrick

    1. Sound Editing/Mixing – The Impossible
    2. Original Screenplay – The Cabin In The Woods
    3. Actor – Omar Sy (The Intouchables)

  • Andrew

    1. The Perks of Being a Wallflower nominated for Best Picture.
    2. The Master is nominated for Best Picture AND original screenplay.
    3. Eddie Redmayne grabs a Best Supporting Actor nom.

  • Nigel

    1. Sam Mendes for Best Director
    2. Argo for Production Design
    3. Life of Pi shut out of everything as punishment for having Coldplay in the trailer.

  • chrisw

    1. Skyfall for nominations in Picture, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress

    2. A member of The Dark Knight Rises cast receives a nomination, for NGNG sake I will choose Michael Caine over Oldman and Hardy

    3. Arkin not nominated

  • Josh

    1) No noms for Hawkes or Hunt
    2) Gere nominated for Arbitrage
    3) Waltz, DiCaprio, Jackson all nominated

  • JP

    * Beasts of the Southern Wild is completely shut out. (among the main 15, let’s say, contenders this is, after Marigold Hotel, this is BY FAR the one that’s really more vulnerable to a total shut out)
    * The Master scores Picture, Actor and Cinematography nominations.
    * The Impossible enters the race with 4 nods: Picture, Actress, Supporting Actor and Original Score.
    * Django pulls a Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and misses BP.
    * Katy Perry is nominated for Best Original Song along with Adele.
    * Cloud Atlas scores Production Design, Costumes and Visual Effects.
    * There are only 7 BP nominees and Moonrise Kingdom is one of them.
    * Judi Dench gets in for Skyfall.
    * Alan Arkin misses in favor of either the Django combo or Eddie Redmayne.
    * Lincoln scores 14 Oscars nominations and Argo only 6.
    * Both Looper and Perks are script nominees (this are the NGNG I’m really predicting).

  • david leary

    More ngng predictions:
    Kay panabaker gets a best supporting actress nom for little birds Sam Rockwell gets a best supporting actor nom for seven psychopaths and seven psychopaths gets a best picture nomination hows that for ngng predictions

  • 1. Dowd for Supporting Actress
    2. Tom Holland for Supporting Actor
    3. Cabin in the Woods for Original Screenplay.

  • J.P., Esquire

    1. All 10 Best Picture slots filled – Skyfall and Amour in, Beasts still snubbed.
    2. Perks of Being a Wallflower for Best Adapted Screenplay
    3. Ben Affleck for Best Director and Best Actor – Argo

  • JimG.

    Bigelow gets snubbed bringing back the “all-boys club” of the Directing Branch.

    One of the nominated films in Directing won’t have a corresponding Picture nod.

    The Hobbit nominated for Picture.

  • srun

    Kidman gets in for Lead.

  • Mel

    Judi Dench nominated in supporting for Skyfall
    Skyfall nominated for BP
    Wes Anderson nominated for BD

  • Mark F.

    Waltz, Gere and Affleck all nominated in Best Actor category
    Di Caprio and Jackson both nominated in Best Supporting Actor category
    Les Miserables not nominated for Best Picture

  • 1. End of Watch gets in for Editing.
    2. The Hunger Games gets in for Costume Design.
    3. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel gets in for Production Design.

  • Astarisborn

    Best Actress Naomi Watts
    Best Actor Ben Afleck
    Best S Actress tie Field and Hathaway
    Best Director Ang Lee
    Best Picture Life of Pi

  • Jack

    Ang Lee misses Director.

    Both Hooper and PTA make it into Director.

    Django misses out for Picture.

    Beasts of the Southern Wild misses Picture.

    Joaquin Phoenix is nominated.

  • Kate

    I’m a little confused by predictions of category swaps (i.e. Helen Hunt for Lead instead of Supporting)…don’t studios campaign for the specific category? I don’t see any scenario where one of these supporting contenders actually gets in Lead; if anything that scenario will just split votes and get them nowhere.

    I’m a little new to this, though. Have there been notable instances where someone campaigns for one category but gets a nom in another?

    Anyway, my NGNG:
    1. Tom Holland for Best Supporting Actor
    2. Emayatzy Corinealdi for Best Actress
    3. Jack Black for Best Actor instead of Hugh Jackman

  • RobinTMP

    1. Shirley McLaine, BSA for Bernie
    2. Cabin in the Woods gets a Screenplay nomination
    3. There are 7 BP nominees; SLP isn’t one of them, but a genre movie (TDKR, Avengers, The Hobbit, or, for major shits & giggles, The Bourne Legacy) does.
    3a: Someone from said genre picture gets an acting nomination, thereby bumping someone else who was supposed to be a Sure Thing; say, Andy Serkis finally gets a BSA nod for playing Gollum and bumps DeNiro, or Anne Hathaway’s BSA nod is for TDKR and not Les Miz.

    (Because really, isn’t there always at least one serious “WTF?!?” in the nominations every year?)

  • rAr

    Lawrence gets Actress nod for Hunger Games not Silver Linings.
    Shirley MacLaine gets a supporting nomination for Bernie.
    Bruce Willis supporting for Moonrise Kingdom.

  • david leary

    How bout this one: Shawn ashemore get best acting nod for the day

  • daniel

    1. Only 7 best picture nominees
    2. British girls Watts and Weisz get nominated
    3. Anna Karenina surprise with at least one major nod (my pick Best Picture)

  • Gentle Benj

    1. THE MASTER gets more nominations than DJANGO UNCHAINED.
    2. All five of the Best Song nominees are from animated films.
    3. SKYFALL gets 10+ nominations.

  • LSUduck

    Cloud Atlas for Best Picture (Would say The Impossible but too many have it as an alt for me to say it’s a fair NGNG)
    Denis Lavant for Best Actor
    The Hunger Games for Best Production Design

  • Bob Burns

    1, Weaver nommed
    2. Les Miz – editing
    3. Hobbit – art

  • Kyle J.

    1) Matthew McConaughey – Best Supporting Actor for “Magic Mike”

    2) Michael Haneke – Best Director for “Amour”

    3) Denis Lavant – Best Actor for “Holy Motors”

  • here are my predictions for Best Picture from my movie blog:


    Upsets: The Master gets Pic nom
    Ann Dowd gets Supp Actress nod
    Joaquin Phoenix nominated over Bradley Cooper

  • 1. zero nominations for The Sessions (John Hawkes & Helen Hunt)
    2. Take This Waltz nominated for Original Screenplay
    3. Samantha Barks for Supporting Actress

  • Patryk

    1) All 5 Supporting Actors are first time nominees.

    2) Dames Judi and Maggie each receive their 7th acting nomination.

    3) “Keep the Lights On,” receives a Best Original Screenplay nomination.

  • David

    1. Tom Wilkinson, Best Supporting Actor (Best Exotic Marigold Hotel)
    2. Two Snow White movies for Costume Design: Mirror Mirror and Snow White and the Huntsmen
    3. Les Mis will get the third-most nominations (after Lincoln and Life of Pi), but will get neither a Directing nor a Screenplay nod
    4. Complete (or near complete) shut-outs for:
    Cloud Atlas (no nominations)
    The Dark Knight Rises (Visual Effects only)
    Django Unchained (Sound Effects Editing only)

  • The Japanese Viewer

    “Shit Just Got Real”

    We didn’t start the fire; it was always burning since the world’s been turning….xD

    My three potential upsets:

    1) Les Mis [the camerapersons involved] to garner Best Cinematography nom given other seemingly competitive, robust players;
    2) Michael Haneke for Best Director nod, thus joining my own personal locks of the great four (not that I mind it but that would be a pleasant surprise): Spielberg, Bigelow, Affleck and (Ang) Lee
    3) (Consciously following your pattern) Instead of nine or ten BP nominees, unfortunately, there will only be six or seven Best Picture nominees.

    Well, this way I am hoping we are all balanced together dog and butterfly….

    Big thanks for all relevant stats, charts, analyses, interviews, Sasha, Ryan et al.

  • Bball_Jake

    1) The Dark Knight Rises or The Hobbit come out of nowhere to get a BP nod.
    2) Anna Karenina gets a BP nod
    3) The Master gets 9 nominations including BP

  • superkk

    i already posted my wishfuls in the other thread so lets just do snubs*evil grin*

    1. helen mirren doesnt show up AT ALL.
    2. alan arkin makes zero appearance on the list.
    3. nicole kidman has a botox appointment and cant attend this year.

    overrated.overrated.overrated 🙂

  • Daveylow

    Life of Pi gets an acting nomination and best song nomination
    The Master gets 0 nominations
    Moonrise Kingdom gets an acting nomination and art direction nomination
    Desplat gets two score nominations
    Ewan McGregor gets supporting acting nomination

  • CT

    Skyfall for Picture

    Bardem for Supporting Actor

    Beasts of the Southern Wild completely shut out

  • Brandon

    1. Eddie Redmayne gets a Best Supporting Actor nomination for Les Mis
    2. No nominations for The Master (not even Philip Seymour Hoffman)
    3. Only 7 Best Pictures noms…and Skyfall is one of them!

  • Matt

    -The Dark Knight Rise gets nominated for any major oscars
    -Ted get a best original screenplay nod
    – Looper for Best Picture

  • Scott

    Yeah, thank you Sasha and Ryan for making the whole Oscaring process more interesting. You guys are the best!

  • Fabinho Flapp´s NGNG:

    Only 3? It´s hard… ok.

    1. Ben Affleck nomimated for Best Actor in “Argo”

    2. “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” nomimated for Best Picture and Director for Chbosky (Adapted Screenplat, of course, it´s IN).

    3. Tom Holland nomimated for Best Supporting Actor or Leading Actor for “The Impossible” (he should be a frontrunner, but let´s consider this a NGNG).

  • christiannnw

    Oh, may as well go cuckoo for this NGNG:

    1) “The Color Wheel” nominated for Best Original Screenplay (because, you know, incest is right up AMPAS’ alley)

    2) Rachel Weisz nominated for Best Actress for her performance in “The Deep Blue Sea” (not a crazy choice by conventional wisdom, but no performance in a Terence Davies’ film has gained awards traction like Rachel’s. The film is a challenging sit as well).

    3) Isabelle Huppert nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in “Amour” (I’ve expressed this hope in several posts before, and in my opinion, it would be a disgrace if the Academy ignored a portrayal that rivals her best, particularly her efforts in “The Piano Teacher” and “Merci pour le chocolat”))

  • Joao Mattos


    Django Unchained repeats The Godfather Parts I and II and has 3 actors nominated in the supporting actor category. (Of course they will be Di Caprio, Waltz and Samuel L. Jackson).

    The Master got only one nod: Supporting Actor or Original Screenplay.

    Supporting Actor category only has previous Oscar winners: Waltz, De Niro, Hoffman, Lee Jones and Bardem

  • Kjbacon

    1. Spielberg out
    2. McConaughey in
    3. 7 Best Pictures

  • Phil

    Picture – The Impossible
    Supporting Actress – Samantha Barks, Les Miserables
    Supporting Actor – Matthew McConoughey, Magic Mike

  • PaulH

    Offtopic: People’s Choice Awards movie winners tonight: A great night for populist/critical acclaim fare (save for one misstep; you’ll know what it is when you read it):

    FAVORITE MOVIE: The Hunger Games
    FAVORITE ACTOR: Robert Downey Jr., The Avengers
    FAVORITE ACTRESS: Jennifer Lawrence, The Hunger Games
    FAVORITE FACE OF HEROISM: Jennifer Lawrence, The Hunger Games
    FAVORITE COMEDIC MOVIE ACTOR: Adam Sandler, That’s My Boy
    FAVORITE COMEDIC MOVIE ACTRESS: Jennifer Aniston, Wanderlust
    FAVORITE DRAMATIC MOVIE: The Perks of Being a Wallflower
    FAVORITE DRAMATIC MOVIE ACTRESS: Emma Watson, The Perks of Being a Wallflower
    FAVORITE MOVIE SUPERHERO: Robert Downey Jr., Iron Man, The Avengers
    FAVORITE ONSCREEN CHEMISTRY: Jennifer Lawrence/Josh Hutcherson/Liam Hemsworth, The Hunger Games

    That’s 6 awards for The Hunger Games, trying to check out if that’s a new PCA record for wins. I can go to sleep a happy guy, no matter what AMPAS throws at us tomorrow. This was my Oscars and the PCA’s for the most part, got it RIGHT.

  • TakomaTony

    James Badge Dale (the cancer patient in FLIGHT) for Best Supporting Actor.

  • 1. Anna Karenina in Best Picture
    2. Judi Dench as Best Actress for Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
    3. The Hobbit in Best Picture

  • Jony

    Haneke in Best Director

  • Jim

    The fact that an awards show whose target audience is tween girls who #cut4bieber is your Oscars tells a lot about you.

  • SAG Actor

    Actress: Keira Knightly – Anna Karenina
    S. Actress: Judi Dench – Skyfall
    S. Actress: Tilda Swinton – Moonrise Kingdom

  • Paul W.

    Three nominations for Django in the Supporting Actor category (Leonardo DiCaprio, Christoph Waltz, and Samuel L. Jackson)

    Ann Dowd nominated for Lead Actress for Compliance

    Flight nominated for Best Picture

  • Would love to see some attention for Tom Holland, Eddie Redmayne and Rachel Weisz.

  • PaulH

    Don’t shoot the messenger, dooshbag. And Ryan, I believe he’s using my screen name to deceive folks.

  • Tye-Grr


    -Jason Clarke nominated for Best Supporting Actor for ‘Zero Dark Thirty’
    -‘The Impossible’ nominated for Best Picture
    -Rachel Weisz nominated for Best Actress for ‘The Deep Blue Sea’

  • Dcr25

    1. Life of Pi will get snubbed
    2. Samuel L. Jackson gets in from Django.
    3. Meryl Streep gets in for Hope Springs.

  • The Japanese Viewer

    And to continue from my first comment recently regarding one of my potential upsets, alternatively for Michael Haneke to garner the BP nod as a NGNG pick, the fifth slot in my book had always been one of my favorite directors/writers Quentin Tarantino until recently – regardless of NGNG pick, I am now being torn between Tarantino and Hooper (or O. Russell for that matter). But my gut told me there’s always been a good chance for Haneke [I am not rooting for him or Hooper; I am always rooting for Tarantino to get into what I believe to be the final slot as I believe Spielberg, Bigelow, Affleck and Lee are always the locks] to pull an upset given the Academy’s demographics info.

  • Zach

    •Skyfall best pic
    •The master gets shut out of all major categories
    •Leonardo DiCaprio isn’t nominated
    •Christoph waltz is nominated for supporting actor instead of Leo

  • Matt

    Best Supporting Actor – Samuel L. Jackson
    Best Costume – The Hunger Games
    Best Cinematography – The Grey

  • JKD

    1. Ann Dowd – Support
    2. McConaughey – Support
    3. Weisz – Actress

  • Zach

    Oh! And one more.
    • Skyfall gets 9 nominations

  • Goyo el pollo

    1.- Les Mis out BP
    2.- Skyfall in BP
    3.- Tom Hanks Supporting Actor.

  • filmfemme

    1- Leo nominated for supporting actor in “Django”
    2- Quvenzhane Wallis snubbed for actress (which will make me very sad); that slot goes to Naomi Watts for “The Impossible.”
    3- “Beasts of the Southern Wild” snubbed for Best Picture

  • THE HOBBIT for Best Picture
    Samuel L. Jackson for Best Supporting Actor
    THE HOBBIT for Best Original Score

  • Omar

    Honestly…..the way I am seeing things on the web tonight….there might be a dark horse.
    The Dark Knight Rises with a shocking Best Picture Nomination.
    Its been done before, I think we will be in for a shock tomorrow.
    Moonrise KIngdom, Beasts of the Southern Wild or Les Miserables to get snubbed.

  • Blake B

    1) The Master receives nominations for Best Picture and Best Director.
    2) Alexandre Desplat is a double nominee in Original Score for Argo and Zero Dark Thirty
    3) Snow White and the Huntsman receives a nomination for Visual Effects

  • The Japanese Viewer


    Thanks for sharing the latest from People’s Choice Awards. And good for you to keep it real. Kudos.

  • CoreyFS

    1. Supporting Actor: Christopher Walken, Seven Psychopaths
    2. Actress: Rachel Weiz, Deep Blue Sea
    3. Supporting Actress: Judi Dench, Skyfall

  • Jim. you’re putting your @’s in the wrong slot and it has the effect of hiding who you are.

    Our screen IDs are a personal thing to all of us. Please just use your own, ok? And you really have to stop using the IDs of other people as a mask for you to wear when you attack them. That’s just creepy, dude.

  • Ben T

    1. Django Unchained gets two Best Song nominations.

    2. TDKR squeaks in as the 9th or 10th (ugh…) Best Picture Nom

    3. Jack Black gets nominated for Best Actor!

  • Cloud Atlas for best picture
    Halle Berry for best actress
    Michael Haneke for best director

  • Free

    @Kate: It happened with Kate Winslet (THE READER). Pretty sure she was campaigned as supporting but was nominated as lead anyway.

  • unlikely hood

    I like how Phantom was sitting around waiting for this post to get posted. No way did he suddenly bold all those words and produce that entry from scratch before anyone else (save one) had a chance to chime in. Phantom you sly dog you.

    The Impossible for BP
    Samuel L. Jackson for BSA (on his way to a win)
    Anna Karenina gets 4 nominations

    It’s been a great year guys. See you after halftime is over.

  • Geremy

    Cloud Atlas best picture
    Jamie Foxx best actor
    Jack Black best actor
    Beast of the Southern Wild leads total nominations

  • Skyfall for BEST PICTURE
    Richard Gere for BEST ACTOR
    Samuel L. Jackson for BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

  • The Japanese Viewer

    unlikely hood,

    Brilliant observation as always. [Just to be clear: no sarcasm intended.]

    Anyway, regarding phantom’s comments, I enjoy reading phantom’s opinions in general, as well as some others’, when spotted on this site. Kudos.

    [Signed out now.]

  • KB

    1. “The Impossible” for Best Picture
    2. Tom Holland for Best Actor
    3. “Holy Motors” for Best Original Screenplay

  • Ezra Miller nommed for Sup. Actor
    Samantha Barks for Sup. Actress
    The Dark Knight Rises for Best Picture

  • Danemychal

    1. “Suddenly” misses in Best Song.
    2. Jack Black lands a deserved nomination
    3. Anna Karenina lands BP nom

  • KatiO

    Quvenzhane Wallis for Best Supporting Actress
    Quentin Tarantino for Best Director
    Richard Gere for Best Actor

  • PaulH

    Maybe when the dust settles after tomorrow, Ryan or Sasha, you would be kind to comment later in the week on the PCA results.

  • Sato

    Lead Actress: Keira Knightley in Anna Karenina
    Supporting Actor: Matthew McConaughey in Magic Mike
    A least expected film like “Extremely Loud, Incredibly Close” in for Best Picture

  • Anne Dowd

    1. Ann Dowd gets the lead
    2. Ann Dowd and Nicole Kidman get supporting

  • Max G

    ZDT gets nominated for Best Documentary Feature.

    Anna Karenina showing up in several major categories.

    No, but for real:

    Rion Johnson for Director, Anna Karenina for Cinematography (leavig out ZDT), SL Jackson gets nominated instead of DiCaprio and Waltz.

  • Oscaroholic


    -Tom Holland – The Impossible

    -Judi Dench – The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

    -Ezra Miller – The Perks Of Being A Wallflower

    -Samantha Barks – Les Miserables

  • Alex Brando

    Oookay its very out there, but let’s play a bit.

    1. There will be 8 Best Picture nominations
    2. Quentin Tarantino for Best Director
    3. Helen Mirren & Naomi Watts nominated, no nominations for Cotillard & Riva

    The last would be logical previous examples, though it would be like Oscars saying “Go home, French ladies”, but of course as much as I expect it, I still dread it when I think of Cotillard’a acting…

  • Alex Brando

    Okay – people who put Looper into any kind of serious nomination would really have to check their ability to properly judge the quality of a movie… It’s cool if it’s your “fav pic of da year”, but how did you miss the fact that the movie DIDN’T SAY anything at the ene?! Wow!

  • Franchesca

    Helen Hunt for Best Actress.
    Jean-Louis Trintignant or Richard Gere for Best Actor.
    John Goodman and not Alan Arkin for Best Supporting Actor.

  • Ken

    Judi Dench, Maggie Smith and Helen Mirren are always getting nominations just for showing up. 2012 is the year when all three are going to hog spots, thereby depriving legitimate contenders like Cotillard, Dowd and Reilly of their shots.
    (And, boy, I hope I’m wrong)
    Also the two male stars of “Silver Linings Playbook” will be edged out by Richard Gere (who does deserve a nomination) and Eddie Redmayne (who might – but “Les Mis” has too many warning signs all over it. I’m steering clear).

  • Jesse Crall

    I’ll go Blunt Force (Looper) and Kelly Reilly for supporting actress and DiCaprio for Django. Reilly’s the biggest long shot of the 3, I imagine.

  • Zach

    Yay, Sasha! Were you watching the People’s Choice like me and reacting to yet another A-lister (RDJ) praise Naomi Watts?

  • TimH

    Anna Karenina Picture
    Joe Wright Director
    Jacki Weaver Supporting Actress

  • Klara

    My NGNG – NO surprises! boring predictable noms or undeservibng noms ala Affleck in Actor

    my best wishes 4 Skyfall though i see it snubbed everywhere except sound, cinematography & song :((((

  • Nic V

    Ok so since these are wacky off the wall predictions mine are

    1. Kathryn Bigelow is snubbed for BD
    2. Anne Hathaway is snubbed in BSA
    3. Amour is snubbed in Best Foreign Film

  • 1. The Impossible for Best Picture (although Sasha has said it now, I can prove that I have been saying it for a while)

    2. Emayatzy Corinealdi for Best Actress

    3. Eddie Redmayne for Supporting Actor

    That’s my NGNG.

    My WISHLIST, on the other hand, is lots of Amour – BP, Best Director, Best Actress.

  • Zachary Freiesleben

    Liam Neeson for Best Actor for The Grey.
    Christopher Nolan for Best Director for The Dark Knight Rises.
    Anne Hathaway for Best Supporting Actress for The Dark Knight Rises.

  • Mattoc

    Three Oscar surprises

    1. No BP nominees. Amour declared winner on the grounds of ‘no competition’.

    2. Richard Parker is nominated and eats 3 of the nominees.

    3. Denis Lavant wins Oscar for BA and eats Richard Parker.

  • JJ

    I expect no surprises.

    I’m just bummed Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Smashed were never real contenders.
    Her performance impressed me more than Lawrence’s or Chastain’s.

  • Vily

    I just watched Argo and in comparison to the other supporting Actors, I feel that Alan Arkin doesn’t deserve a place in that catergory. To me, the deserving nominations should go to:

    Tommy Lee Jones
    Leonardo DiCaprio
    Robert DeNiro

    The fifth spot can be a surprise. Also, I really don’t get how voters might prefer Waltz over DiCaprio. There is absolutely no comparison. BTW, I haven’t seen the Master yet but to me, it should really be between Jones and DiCaprio.

    If Leo doesn’t get nominated I will officially conclude that the Academy just dislikes him. I mean what can a man do. If Bradley Cooper gets nominated and if Jennifer Lawrence wins while DiCaprio Is snubbed yet again… what can a man say. Let’s hope I am wrong. Plus, who wouldn’t love a showdown between DeNiro and DiCaprio. It just screams publicity and excitement.

    Just my two cents. Anyway.

  • Evan

    Don’t know if these count as big enough surprises or not, but whatever:

    -In Best Original Song, despite everyone predicting “Learn Me Right,” the more prominent “Touch the Sky” is nominated.

    -Also in Original Song, the far more narratively appropriate “100 Black Coffins” and/or “Freedom” get in instead of “Ancora Qui” which everyone is predicting.

    -The Intouchables shockingly misses in Foreign Language Film. Subsequently, Harvey Weinstein’s head explodes.

  • nana

    Riva and Wallis both made it to actress.

  • Justin Noble

    1. Cabin In The Woods screenplay gets in.
    2. Bill Murray gets in for Hyde Park On Hudson
    3. Looper gets in for Best Picture, not only because it’s awesome, but also because of its proximity to Lincoln in the drop down menu of the online voting system.

  • Christophe

    1. A legendary director gets rightfully snubed by his peers for his overrated movie –> Sasha burns down the Academy and blogs the ceremony from jail
    2. T. Hooper gets a directing nom instead and Les Mis also snags a surprise writing nom
    3. T. Holland and E. McGregor score acting noms for The Impossible in addition to N. Watts

  • The Hunger Games = 2 + noms
    TDKR is nowhere to be found
    Skyfall soars with 5 + noms

  • Dylan

    1. Anna Karenina gets in for Best Picture
    2. The Master gets completely shut out
    3. Wes Anderson gets a Best Director nomination

  • 1. Skyfall gets nominated for Best Picture
    2. Dowd gets nominated for Best Supporting Actress
    3. Lavant gets nominated for Best Actor

  • Question Mark

    1. Judi Dench is nominated, either for Actress (Marigold Hotel) or Supporting (Skyfall)
    2. Quvenzhane Wallis is snubbed
    3. Samuel L. Jackson gets a supporting actor nom for Django Unchained

  • Kjartan Atli Óskarsson

    1. Skyfall gets best picture nomination
    2. Dwight Henry gets best supporting actor for Beasts of the Southern Wild
    3. The Deep gets nominated as best foreign language film

  • Jeff

    All 5 directing nominees have never won the category previously (ie: Affleck / Russell / Haneke / Tarantino / one of the Andersons or Nolan)

    Mark Wahlberg, Best Actor for Ted

    Younger, relatively unknown nominees for Best Actress (ie: Cardellini for Return, Corinealdi for Middle of Nowhere, Lynskey for Hello I Must Be Going, Winstead for Smashed)

    The opposite – older, big name nominees for Best Actress (ie: Dench for Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Mirren for Hitchcock, Smith for Quartet, Streep for Hope Springs)

    Mark Ruffalo, Best Supporting Actor for The Avengers

    Perks of Being a Wallflower shuts Life of Pi out of Adapted Screenplay

    Original Screenplay gets extended to 6 nominees to include Looper

    Rick Ross gets an Original Song nod for 100 Black Coffins from Django Unchained, showing that there’s more to him than just 2 massively-sized man boobs

    Liam Neeson gets an honorary Oscar for having “a very particular set of skills, skills he has acquired over a very long career, skills that make him a nightmare for people like you.”

    Seth MacFarlane hams it up bright and early at the nomination announcements.

  • Akumax

    Suraj Sharma for best actor
    Skyfall for Best picture
    no noms for Beasts of the southern wild

  • Perry M


    The Impossible for BP
    Anna Karenina gets several nominations (not just the assumed one for costume design)
    Tom Holland for BSA

  • Stella

    No nomination for Jennifer Lawrence.

  • Glenn UK

    The Impossible becomes a major player – Picture, Director, Actress, Supporting Actor(s) ………. with a shit load of techinical nods!!!!!

  • Wojtek

    My 3 upsets:
    1-Les Miserables for best pic/ director
    2-Hobbit not for the best pic
    3-Django not for the best pic

  • Pablo

    1. Silver Linings Playbook to become the first film since Reds in 1981 to receive acting nominations in all four acting categories.

    2. Lincoln to receive 15 Oscar nominations.

    3. Joaquin Phoenix to get a Best Actor nomination.

  • Jason

    1. Nicole Kidman for Supporting Actress
    2. Matthew Mcconaughy for Supporting Actor
    3. Javier Bardem for Supporting Actor
    4. Complete shut out for The Master and Beast
    5. Skyfall for Best Pic
    6. Leo DiCaprio for Supporting Actor
    7. Perks for being a Wallflower for Adapted Screenplay
    8. Looper for Original Screenplay
    9. Keira Knightley for Best Actress
    10. Richard Gere for Best Actor
    11. Adele for Orignal Song

  • rodrigo jp

    Amour sneaks into Best Picture.
    The Impossible sneaks into Best Picture.
    Paul Thomas Anderson gets Best Director.

  • Jasper

    1) Beyond the Hills for Best Foreign Language
    2) Ann Dowd for Best Supporting Actress
    3) This is Not a Film for Best Doc over How To Survive a Plague and The Imposter

  • Jack Traven II

    So, the usual would be:

    – SLP shows up in all acting categories

    – Les Mis only nominated for BSA, costume design, art direction and song

    – Denzel being snubbed

    And to follow mattoc’s, let’s say NLNL (No Laugh, No Life) picks, mine would be:

    – One of the aurochs gets nominated for BSA, but gets eaten by his fellow nominee Richard Parker while being on the red carpet

    – Loki doesn’t get nominated for BSA and therefore burns down the Dolby Theatre, right after all sat down

    – Hollywood dies out, people’s lives become miserable all over the world, an epidemic plague breaks out, people are tearing each other apart, the world ends on December 31st, 2013

  • Prakshid Meshram

    #OSCARS My The 85th Annual Academy Awards Nominations Prediction:
    Best Picture
    Beasts Of The Southern Wild
    Django Unchained
    Les Miserables
    Life of Pi
    Silver Linings Playbook
    Zero Dark Thirty

    Best Director
    Ben Affleck “Argo”
    Kathryn Bigelow “Zero Dark Thirty”
    Tom Hooper “Les Miserables”
    Steven Spielberg “Lincoln”
    Ang Lee “Life of Pi”

    Best Actor in a Leading Role
    Bradley Cooper “Silver Linings Playbook”
    Daniel Day-Lewis “Lincoln”
    John Hawkes “The Sessions”
    Hugh Jackman “Les Miserables”
    Denzel Washington “Flight”

    Best Actress in a Leading Role
    Jessica Chastain “Zero Dark Thirty”
    Marion Cotillard “Rust & Bone”
    Jennifer Lawrence “Silver Linings Playbook”
    Helen Mirren “Hitchcock”
    Emmanuelle Riva “Amour”

    Best Supporting Actor
    Alan Arkin “Argo”
    Robert DeNiro “Silver Linings Playbook”
    Leonardo DiCaprio “Django Unchained”
    Philip Seymour Hoffman “The Master”
    Tommy Lee Jones “Lincoln”

    Best Supporting Actress
    Nicole Kidman “The Paperboy”
    Sally Field “Lincoln”
    Anne Hathaway “Les Miserables”
    Helen Hunt “The Sessions”
    Maggie Smith “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”

    Best Adapted Screenplay
    The Perks of a Being Wallflower
    Life of Pi
    Silver Linings Playbook

    Best Original Screenplay
    Django Unchained
    The Master
    Moonrise Kingdom
    Zero Dark Thirty

    Best Animated Feature
    Rise of the Guardians
    Wreck-It Ralph

    Best Documentary Feature
    The Gatekeepers
    How To Survive a Plague
    Searching for Sugar Man
    The Imposter

    Best Foreign Language Film
    Amour (Austria)
    The Intouchables (France)
    War Witch (Canada)
    No (Chile)
    A Royal Affair (Denmark)

    Best Cinematography
    Les Miserables
    Life of Pi
    Zero Dark Thirty

    Best Film Editing
    Les Miserables
    Life Of Pi
    Zero Dark Thirty

    Best Production Design
    Anna Karenina
    The Hobbit
    Les Miserables
    The Master

    Best Costume Design
    Anna Karenina
    Django Unchained
    Les Miserables
    Mirror Mirror

    Best Makeup and Hair
    The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
    Les Miserables

    Best Original Score
    Anna Karenina
    Beasts of The Southern Wild
    Life of Pi

    Best Original Song
    Brave- Touch The Sky
    Life of Pi- Pi Lullaby
    Les Miserables – Suddenly
    Django Unchained – What did that to you
    Skyfall – Skyfall

    Best Sound Mixing
    The Dark Knight Rises
    Django Unchained
    Les Miserables
    Zero Dark Thirty

    Best Sound Editing
    The Avengers
    The Dark Knight Rises
    Life of Pi
    Zero Dark Thirty

    Best Visual Effects
    The Avengers
    The Dark Knight Rises
    The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
    Life of Pi

    Nominations for the 85th Annual Academy Awards® will be announced by the show’s host, Seth McFarlane & Emma Stone on Thursday Jan.10 at 5.30am PT & 7.00pm IST

  • Adam Carnelli

    The Intouchables – director or screenplay
    Skyfall – not nominated for song
    The Dark Knight Rises – best picture

  • TotesMagotes

    Jackman snubbed
    Dowd in
    zero dark thirty score

  • – Only Jessica Chastain and Jennifer Lawrence are nominated for Best Actress from SAG’s list. None of the other three are nominated for the SAG.
    – Life of Pi leads re: nomination count
    – Amour, Beasts of the Southern Wild and The Master are all nominated for Best Picture

  • Manuel

    1: Total Django Unchained supporting actor snub
    2: Haneke in Best Director
    3: Skyfall gets 7 nominations – song, editing, song, cinematography, sound mix, supporting actor, best picture

  • César

    – Cotillard AND Riva for Best Actress
    – Haneke for Best Director
    – No nod for Matthew McConaughey

  • Odee

    Speilberg or Lee are snubbed for director
    Dowd gets in for Supporting Actress
    One black in every acting category: Washington, Wallis, Jackson, Washington
    Skyfall for Best Picture
    Beast for Direction, Screenplay and Score for its director
    No Hugh Jackson or Bradley Cooper

  • Dave L


    1. Amour for Picture and Director
    2. Jean-Louis Trintignant for Lead Actor
    3. Philip Seymour Hoffman for Lead Actor

  • Roel

    Marion and Riva both get in for Best Actress;
    Matthew, Eddie R. and Javier are nominated for Best Supporting Actor (knocking out DeNiro and Arkin); the other two are Philip and TL Jones; no nominations for Django Unchained;
    Amy Adams is snubbed in favor of Nicole Kidman 🙂

  • Koleś

    Hugh Jackman snub
    Ezra Miller gets in for supporting
    Janusz Kaminski does not get nominated for Lincoln

  • Radich

    I hate bets, that’s why I never post any on these. But I can say that the only upset, for me anyway, would be not hear DDL’s name being called. Although a lock, I cannot help but to hold my breath…

    Thanks for the fun of reading you all! See you soon.

  • Gez

    How long from now will the noms be announced?

  • Koleś


    in an hour

  • vv

    – Skyfall gets in for Best Picture
    – Django Unchained misses out on both Best Picture and Best Director
    – Jennifer Lawrence gets a Best Actress nod… for The Hunger Games

  • SallyinChicago

    I agree with Sasha – Benh Zeitlin for Best Director and — I might add — Dwight Henry for Best Supporting. Remember, he won the LA Critics award! I saw BOTSW again and he was reallyyyy good in that movie, for a first time actor.

    I don’t think Q. Wallis will get in, but wouldn’t it be sweet if they gave her that special Juvenile award ala Mickey Rooney? I see Flight in there somewhere — either best screenplay, or Denzel Washington best actor.


  • Gez

    Thanks Koles!

  • SallyinChicago

    (Where’s that EDIT button?)
    Okay, about Leo Dicaprio. He and Chris Waltz were the BEST things about Django and ran circles around the main character, Jamie Foxx. Very big possibility Leo gets the nom AND the award, just BECAUSE….but to me, he needs to age some. He’s turning into Tom Cruise, the little Dorian Gray actor….and everytime I see him, I can’t believe his role because he looks like he’s 20 years old….playing a man who’s in his mid-30s & 40s. AGE DAMMIT!

  • steve50

    I vote for Mattoc’s surprises!

  • Claire

    1) Jack Black for best actor for Bernie
    2) Emily Blunt, best supporting actress for Looper
    3) Dwight Henry, best supporting actor, Beasts of the Southern Wild

  • vfd88

    1. Ben Affleck for Best Actor
    2. Keira Knightley for Best Actress
    3. Spielberg NOT nominated for Best Director

  • Koleś


    Does anyone think that Alec Baldwin actually can win 7 SAGs in a row?

  • filmboymichael

    Ewan McGregor nominated for The Impossible
    Anne Hathaway snubbed
    Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has a much better showing than any were expecting with some major nominations

  • dignanandmax

    Best Picture Shockers:

    1. The Intouchables
    2. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
    3. The Hobbit

  • phantom

    unlikely hood

    Busted 🙂 I had all these conspiracy theories ready to go days ago 🙂

  • AndreasR

    I said it for the DGA but it happened at the BAFTAs:

    Spielberg not nominated for Best Director.

    It could happen here too.

  • Blacktie

    Both Dwight Henry and Matthew McConaughey make it into Best Supporting Actor
    Naomi Watts snubbed
    Both Emayatzy Corinealdi and Quvenzhane Wallis make it into Best Actress

  • Uncle Jay

    “Django” does a triple whammy in Supporting Actor.

    “The Hobbit” gets more love than people have been giving it credit for.

    Jackman or Phoenix (or both) get snuffed in favor of an out of left-field nomination…like Matthew McConaughey in “Killer Joe” or even Richard Gere.
    “The Cabin in the Woods” gets a Best Original Screenplay nod.

    “Looper” gets a Best Original Screenplay nod.

  • Ryman

    Congrats Sasha. You just got one of your No Guts No Glory guesses correct, and it happened to be in a category that was probably the MOST potential upset. Shit just DID get real.

  • Certainly an Oscar list full of surprises. No Tarantino or Afleck in the Best Director list. Jakie Weaver appearing in Supporting Actress.

    I am thrilled that The Pirates! has been nominated for Best Animated Feature. The funniest movie I saw in 2012. Congratulations to Ardman. And no one was tipping it.

    Les Miserables has no Best Director or Best Screenplay nomination, so it has almost no chance of winning Best Film

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