Predict the Critics Choice Awards

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The Critics Choice awards are going to be this Thursday night, the same day as Oscar nominations.  We have a contest for you to enter your predictions. You can also do that over at Gold Derby.  Since they’re coming out after Oscar ballots have been turned in, and occurring on the same day as the Oscar nominations, what Oscar voters do will no effect on what the BFCA do.  For instance, they could award Tom Hooper Best Director and Tom Hooper might not even get an Oscar nomination.  That sort of thing. 2012 is just that kind of year.  Someone toppled the house of cards and we have no idea where anything is going to land.

But you can enter our contest if you’d like.  Here are my rough predictions – but I must stipulate, figuring out what the BFCA is going to do is near impossible.

Here is a complete list of our nominees:

BEST PICTURE
Argo <–alt
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Django Unchained
Les Miserables
Life of Pi
Lincoln
The Master
Moonrise Kingdom
Silver Linings Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty <–predicted winner

BEST ACTOR
Bradley Cooper – Silver Linings Playbook <–alt
Daniel Day-Lewis – Lincoln <–predicted winner
John Hawkes – The Sessions
Hugh Jackman – Les Miserables
Joaquin Phoenix – The Master
Denzel Washington – Flight

BEST ACTRESS
Jessica Chastain – Zero Dark Thirty <–alt
Marion Cotillard – Rust and Bone
Jennifer Lawrence – Silver Linings Playbook <–predicted winner
Emmanuelle Riva – Amour
Quvenzhane Wallis – Beasts of the Southern Wild
Naomi Watts – The Impossible

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Alan Arkin – Argo
Javier Bardem – Skyfall <—alt
Robert De Niro – Silver Linings Playbook
Philip Seymour Hoffman – The Master
Tommy Lee Jones – Lincoln <–predicted winner
Matthew McConaughey – Magic Mike

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Amy Adams – The Master
Judi Dench – Skyfall
Ann Dowd – Compliance
Sally Field – Lincoln <–alt
Anne Hathaway – Les Miserables <–predicted winner
Helen Hunt – The Sessions

BEST YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS
Elle Fanning – Ginger & Rosa
Kara Hayward – Moonrise Kingdom
Tom Holland – The Impossible
Logan Lerman – The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Suraj Sharma – Life of Pi <–alt
Quvenzhane Wallis – Beasts of the Southern Wild <–predicted winner

BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE
Argo
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Les Miserables <—predicted winner
Lincoln
Moonrise Kingdom
Silver Linings Playbook <—alt

BEST DIRECTOR
Ben Affleck – Argo
Kathryn Bigelow – Zero Dark Thirty <–predicted winer
Tom Hooper – Les Miserables
Ang Lee – Life of Pi
David O. Russell – Silver Linings Playbook
Steven Spielberg – Lincoln <–alt

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Quentin Tarantino – Django Unchained <–alt
John Gatins – Flight
Rian Johnson – Looper
Paul Thomas Anderson – The Master
Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola – Moonrise Kingdom
Mark Boal – Zero Dark Thirty <–predicted winner

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Chris Terrio – Argo
Tony Kushner – Lincoln <–predicted winner
David O. Russell – Silver Linings Playbook <—alt
David Magee – Life of Pi
Stephen Chbosky – The Perks of Being a Wallflower

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Life of Pi – Claudio Miranda <—alt
Lincoln – Janusz Kaminski
Les Miserables – Danny Cohen
The Master – Mihai Malaimare Jr.
Skyfall – Roger Deakins <–predicted winner

BEST ART DIRECTION
Anna Karenina – Sarah Greenwood/Production Designer, Katie Spencer/Set Decorator <–predicted winner
The Hobbit – Dan Hennah/Production Designer, Ra Vincent & Simon Bright/Set Decorators <—alt
Les Miserables – Eve Stewart/Production Designer, Anna Lynch-Robinson/Set Decorator
Life of Pi – David Gropman/Production Designer, Anna Pinnock/Set Decorator
Lincoln – Rick Carter/Production Designer, Jim Erickson/Set Decorator

BEST EDITING
Argo – William Goldenberg <—predicted winner
Les Miserables – Melanie Ann Oliver, Chris Dickens
Life of Pi – Tim Squyres
Lincoln – Michael Kahn
Zero Dark Thirty – William Goldenberg, Dylan Tichenor –alt

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Anna Karenina – Jacqueline Durran <—predicted winner
Cloud Atlas – Kym Barrett, Pierre-Yves Gayraud
The Hobbit – Bob Buck, Ann Maskrey, Richard Taylor
Les Miserables – Paco Delgado <—alt
Lincoln – Joanna Johnston

BEST MAKEUP
Cloud Atlas
The Hobbit
Les Miserables <–alt
Lincoln <–predicted winner

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
The Avengers
Cloud Atlas
The Dark Knight Rises
The Hobbit <—alt
Life of Pi <—predicted winner

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
Brave
Frankenweenie <—-predicted winner
Madagascar 3
ParaNorman
Rise of the Guardians
Wreck-It Ralph <—alt

BEST ACTION MOVIE
The Avengers
The Dark Knight Rises
Looper <—alt
Skyfall <—predicted winner

BEST ACTOR IN AN ACTION MOVIE
Christian Bale – The Dark Knight Rises
Daniel Craig – Skyfall <–predicted winner
Robert Downey Jr. – The Avengers <—-alt
Joseph Gordon-Levitt – Looper
Jake Gyllenhaal – End of Watch

BEST ACTRESS IN AN ACTION MOVIE
Emily Blunt – Looper <—predicted winner
Gina Carano – Haywire
Judi Dench – Skyfall <—alt
Anne Hathaway – The Dark Knight Rises
Jennifer Lawrence – The Hunger Games

BEST COMEDY
Bernie
Silver Linings Playbook <—predicted winner
Ted <—alt
This Is 40
21 Jump Street

BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY
Jack Black – Bernie <—alt
Bradley Cooper – Silver Linings Playbook <—predicted winner
Paul Rudd – This Is 40
Channing Tatum – 21 Jump Street
Mark Wahlberg – Ted

BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
Mila Kunis – Ted
Jennifer Lawrence – Silver Linings Playbook <—predicted winner
Shirley MacLaine – Bernie
Leslie Mann – This Is 40 <—alt
Rebel Wilson – Pitch Perfect

BEST SCI-FI/HORROR MOVIE
Cabin in the Woods
Looper <—predicted winner
Prometheus

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Amour <—predicted winner
The Intouchables <—-alt
A Royal Affair
Rust and Bone

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Bully
The Imposter
Queen of Versailles
Searching for Sugar Man <—predicted winner
The Central Park Five <—alt
West of Memphis

BEST SONG
“For You” – performed by Keith Urban/written by Monty Powell & Keith Urban – Actor of Valor
“Skyfall” – performed by Adele/written by Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth – Skyfall <—predicted winner
“Still Alive” – performed by Paul Williams/written by Paul Williams – Paul Williams Still Alive
“Suddenly” – performed by Hugh Jackman/written by Claude-Michel Schonberg & Alain Boublil & Herbert Kretzmer – Les Miserables <—alt
“Learn Me Right” – performed by Birdy with Mumford & Sons/written by Mumford & Sons – Brave

BEST SCORE
Argo – Alexandre Desplat <—alt
Life of Pi – Mychael Danna
Lincoln – John Williams
The Master – Jonny Greenwood
Moonrise Kingdom – Alexandre Desplat <—predicted winner

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26 Comments

  1. Jack
    January 6, 2013

    PICTURE: Zero Dark Thirty
    DIRECTOR: Kathryn Bigelow
    ACTOR: Daniel Day Lewis
    ACTRESS: Jennifer Lawrence
    SUPPORTING ACTOR: Philip Seymour Hoffman
    SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Anne Hathaway
    ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: Zero Dark Thirty
    ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: Lincoln
    CINEMATOGRAPHY: Lincoln
    EDITING: Argo
    ART DIRECTION: Les Miserables
    COSTUME: Les Miserables
    MAKE-UP: Les Miserables

    ACTION MOVIE: Skyfall
    ACTION ACTOR: Robert Downey Jr
    ACTION ACTRESS: Jennifer Lawrence

    COMEDY MOVIE: Silver Linings Playbook
    COMEDY ACTOR: Bradley Cooper
    COMEDY ACTRESS: Jennifer Lawrence

    SCORE: The Master

  2. appleeatingdog
    January 6, 2013

    So everyone’s convinced JLaw is sweeping the big ones?

  3. Alice
    January 6, 2013

    Waw! Jennifer Lawrence best actress, best action actress and best comedy actress? Did that happen before??? Can it happen this time??

  4. Lynne
    January 6, 2013

    Damn, I wish Anne Hathaway would also win for “BEST ACTRESS IN AN ACTION MOVIE.” She played Selina Kyle, so well. The level of intensity, the way she plays the “female crying card” when being attacked and getting away with it.

  5. January 6, 2013

    JLaw could win four awards here. Should that happen, she may become unbeatable in the Oscar race.

    I think predicting the BFCA isn’t that hard. First, they try to match what they expect the Academy to do. Then, one ought to consider the fact that their membership aren’t particularly well-versed in the specifics of many of the technical categories, so expect popular films to triumph there. Finally, if the critical consensus has swung strongly in one direction thus far in the season, they normally match that.

  6. Yogsss
    January 6, 2013

    No mater if the predicted or the alternative wins, William Goldenberg gets the award for Editing :D

  7. Phat Tony
    January 6, 2013

    If ‘Moonrise’ wins for its score, I will know that I’ve died and gone to Hell.

  8. Jack Traven II
    January 6, 2013

    I chose Chastain over Lawrence – not for a personal reason, since I haven’t seen ZD30 (but I will probably see it after all). Anyway! But I picked for Best Action Actress and Best Comedy Actress. So, let’s see how it’s going.

    And as for me and as it is now I would really be delighted if Jennifer Lawrence won an Oscar for her role in SLP. In contrast to a lot of others here I found her to be great. I my mind, she pretty much nailed it.

  9. January 6, 2013

    Okay I’ll play. Although it’s probably best to try to predict them trying to predict the Oscars, I’m just going to pick fun ones.

    BEST PICTURE
    Beasts of the Southern Wild
    (alt)Django Unchained

    BEST ACTOR
    Daniel Day-Lewis – Lincoln
    (alt)Joaquin Phoenix – The Master

    BEST ACTRESS
    Quvenzhane Wallis – Beasts of the Southern Wild
    (alt)Naomi Watts – The Impossible

    BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
    Matthew McConaughey – Magic Mike
    (alt)Tommy Lee Jones – Lincoln

    BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
    Anne Hathaway – Les Miserables
    (alt)Helen Hunt – The Sessions

    BEST YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS
    Suraj Sharma – Life of Pi
    (alt)Logan Lerman – The Perks of Being a Wallflower

    BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE
    Argo
    (alt)The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

    BEST DIRECTOR
    Ben Affleck – Argo
    (alt)Ang Lee – Life of Pi

    BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
    Quentin Tarantino – Django Unchained
    (alt)Rian Johnson – Looper

    BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
    Chris Terrio – Argo
    (alt)Stephen Chbosky – The Perks of Being a Wallflower

    BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
    Skyfall – Roger Deakins
    (alt)Lincoln – Janusz Kaminski

    BEST ART DIRECTION
    The Hobbit
    (alt)Lincoln

    BEST EDITING
    Argo – William Goldenberg
    (alt)Life of Pi – Tim Squyres

    BEST COSTUME DESIGN
    Anna Karenina – Jacqueline Durran
    (alt)Lincoln – Joanna Johnston

    BEST MAKEUP
    The Hobbit
    (alt)Cloud Atlas

    BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
    The Avengers
    (alt)The Hobbit

    BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
    ParaNorman
    (alt)Wreck-It Ralph

    BEST ACTION MOVIE
    The Avengers
    (alt)The Dark Knight Rises

    BEST ACTOR IN AN ACTION MOVIE
    Jake Gyllenhaal – End of Watch
    (alt)Joseph Gordon-Levitt – Looper

    BEST ACTRESS IN AN ACTION MOVIE
    Anne Hathaway – The Dark Knight Rises
    (alt)Jennifer Lawrence – The Hunger Games

    BEST COMEDY
    Ted
    (alt)21 Jump Street

    BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY
    Jack Black – Bernie
    (alt)Paul Rudd – This Is 40

    BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
    Rebel Wilson – Pitch Perfect
    (alt)Jennifer Lawrence – Silver Linings Playbook

    BEST SCI-FI/HORROR MOVIE
    Looper
    (alt)Cabin in the Woods

    BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
    The Intouchables
    (alt)Amour

    BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
    (alt)West of Memphis
    Searching for Sugar Man

    BEST SONG
    “Suddenly” – performed by Hugh Jackman/written by Claude-Michel Schonberg & Alain Boublil & Herbert Kretzmer – Les Miserables
    (alt)“Skyfall” – performed by Adele/written by Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth – Skyfall

    BEST SCORE
    Lincoln – John Williams
    (alt)The Master – Jonny Greenwood

  10. Reno
    January 6, 2013

    Not only does this critics group compromise their choices to mirror AMPAS’, they now added all these redundant categories in an obvious attempt to draw more big stars to their show.

  11. Eric
    January 6, 2013

    Other than director, and even then, I don’t see it happening, I don’t see Zero Dark Thirty winning anything. I think the controversy has gotten too large and too loud for voters to comfortably get behind the film–even if they love it. That said I think it’ll be a Lincoln sweep with Silver Linings making a run for Best Actress.

  12. Eric
    January 6, 2013

    I also need to add that I have almost no respect for the BFCA–even if some of my favorite awards bloggers are voters–because the BFCA, as a whole, likes to think of itself as an Oscar bellwether rather than an organization with its own voice.

  13. Archie
    January 6, 2013

    Are they going to televise BFCA on VH1? Does anybody know where and what time?

  14. PaulH
    January 6, 2013

    I hope there is a similar thread for the People’s Choice Awards this Wednesday night, 12 hours before the Oscar nominees are announced.

  15. PaulH
    January 6, 2013

    Archie, the awards will be live on The See-Dub-Ya Thursday at 8PM ET.

  16. PJ
    January 6, 2013

    Maybe I am taking the Critic’s Choice awards title too literally but I am predicting Riva to win Best Actress. JLaw will have action and comedy trophies to keep her happy.

  17. Bball_Jake
    January 6, 2013

    I think that Judi Dench deserves a nod at the Oscars for Skyfall!

  18. Casey
    January 6, 2013

    Hoping Ann dowd wins here for compliance. Her reviews were solid

  19. January 7, 2013

    BEST PICTURE
    Zero Dark Thirty

    BEST ACTOR
    Daniel Day-Lewis – Lincoln

    BEST ACTRESS
    Jennifer Lawrence – Silver Linings Playbook

    BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
    Tommy Lee Jones – Lincoln

    BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
    Anne Hathaway – Les Miserables

    BEST YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS
    Quvenzhane Wallis – Beasts of the Southern Wild

    BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE
    Les Miserables

    BEST DIRECTOR
    Kathryn Bigelow – Zero Dark Thirty

    BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
    Mark Boal – Zero Dark Thirty

    BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
    Tony Kushner – Lincoln

    BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
    Life of Pi – Claudio Miranda

    BEST ART DIRECTION
    Anna Karenina – Sarah Greenwood/Production Designer, Katie Spencer/Set Decorator

    BEST EDITING
    Zero Dark Thirty – William Goldenberg, Dylan Tichenor

    BEST COSTUME DESIGN
    Anna Karenina – Jacqueline Durran

    BEST MAKEUP
    Cloud Atlas

    BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
    Life of Pi

    BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
    Frankenweenie

    BEST ACTION MOVIE
    Skyfall

    BEST ACTOR IN AN ACTION MOVIE
    Daniel Craig – Skyfall

    BEST ACTRESS IN AN ACTION MOVIE
    Judi Dench – Skyfall

    BEST COMEDY
    Silver Linings Playbook

    BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY
    Jack Black – Bernie <—alt

    BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
    Jennifer Lawrence – Silver Linings Playbook

    BEST SCI-FI/HORROR MOVIE
    Cabin in the Woods

    BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
    Amour

    BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
    Searching for Sugar Man

    BEST SONG
    “Skyfall” – performed by Adele/written by Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth – Skyfall

    BEST SCORE
    Argo – Alexandre Desplat

  20. mecid
    January 7, 2013

    Antoinette, are you predicting NSFC (WHICH ANNOUNCED)? :)

  21. Jessie
    January 7, 2013

    If Jennifer Lawrence wins all 3 major awards in acting, she will set an all time record! Good luck to her. She will be undefeatable in the Oscar race then.

  22. JJ
    January 7, 2013

    Go Jennifer! Hope she sweeps.

  23. January 7, 2013

    @mecid, Did I? lol

  24. Glenn
    January 8, 2013

    Alright here’s my prediction:

    Best Picture: What I want to win: Argo, What will win: Zero Dark Thirty
    Best Director: Who I want to win: Ben Affleck, Who will win: Kathryn Bigelow
    Best Actress: Who I want to win: Jennifer Lawrence, Who will win: Jessica Chastain
    Best Actor: Who I want to win: Bradley Cooper, Who will win: John Hawkes
    Best Supporting Actress: Who I want to/Who will win: Anne Hathaway
    Best Supporting Actor: Who I want to win: Robert De Niro, Who will win: Tommy Lee Jones
    Best Young Actor/Actress: Who I want to/Who will win: Suraj Sharma
    Best Acting Ensemble: Who I want/will win: Silver Linings Playbook
    Original Screenplay: Who I want/will win: Zero Dark Thirty
    Adapted Screenplay: Who I want/will win: Silver Linings Playbook
    Cinematography: Who I want/Will win: Life of Pi
    Best Art Direction: Who I want/will win: The Hobbit
    Best Editing: Who I want: Argo, Who will win: Zero Dark Thirty
    Best Costume Design: Who I want: The Hobbit, Will: Anna Karenina
    Best Make up: Who I want: Lincoln, Will: Lincoln
    Best Visual Effects: Who I want/Will win: Life of Pi
    Best Animated Feature: Who I want/Will win: Frankenweenie
    Best Action Movie: Who I want/Will win: Skyfall
    Best Actor in an Action Movie: Who I want/Will win: Daniel Craig
    Best Actress in an Action Movie: Who I want: Anne Hathaway, Will: Judi Dench
    Best Comedy: Who I want/Will win: Silver Linings Playbook
    Best Actor in a Comedy: Who I want/ Will win: Bradley Cooper
    Best Actress in a comedy: Who I want/Will win: Jennifer Lawrence
    Best Sci-fi/Horror movie: Who I want/ Will win: The Looper
    Best Foreign Film: What I want: Rust and Bone, Will: Amour
    Best Documentary: What I want/Will: The Central Park Five
    Best Song: What I want/ Will: Skyfall
    Best Score: What I want/ Will: Argo

  25. January 10, 2013

    Song:“Skyfall” – performed by Adele/written by Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth
    Horror Movie:”Cabin in the Woods”

  26. January 15, 2013

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