Oscar Predictions 2012

As the final days up to the Oscar telecast turn like the last pages of an engaging, voluminous novel; I look back at the past year with a sense of joyful pride. There have been some amazing movies that lingered with me like a comfortable old sweater on a cool day. I have also seen a variety of dreadful films that weighed me down to the point where I felt my seat was swallowing me up alive. No matter which type of film it may have been, what has heightened my movie watching experience has been my ability to share these films with each of you. Thank you for your likes, opinions and sharing your personal stories. Now if I can only get asked to be a seat filler at the Oscar telecast, my life would be complete. So, before the biggest holiday of the year takes place this Sunday; here are my picks for what I feel deserve the Oscar.


Best Picture:  Argo

Best Actor:  Daniel Day Lewis

Best Supporting Actor:  Christoph Waltz

Best Actress: Emmanuelle Riva

Best Supporting Actress:  Anne Hathaway

Best Director:  David O. Russell

Best Animated Feature:  Wreck-It Ralph

Best Foreign Language Film:  Amour


To everyone I wish you an Oscar night filled with fun and excitement, before we all get a good night’s sleep to begin a new year in search of that perfect 4 star movie.  Happy Oscar Day!


About moviejoltz

From a long line of movie afficionados, one brother was the #1 renter of movies in the country with Blockbuster, I am following in the same traditions that came before me. To balance out the long hours seated in dark movie theaters, I also teach yoga and cycling. For the past 3 years, I have correctly picked the major Oscar winners... so join me as we explore the wonder of movies and search for that perfect 4 star movie.

Posted on February 18, 2013, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. I heartily agree with all your choices except Best Director. That I’ll give to Ben Zeitlin for Beasts of the Southern Wild. After seeing Amour this weekend I dropped Chastain for the 85 year old in Amour. Unforgettable.

    • Thank you for the comments. No matter who gets the Oscar, I am hoping for a exciting show. I’m glad you got to see Amour. I had to keep reminding myself that she was acting, that it was not real.

      • Yes Amour was a difficult movie but rewarding. I doubt Reve will win but hope she does. I thimk Chastain will still take it for Zero Dark Thirty.

  2. Here are my picks.

    1. Best Picture: I’m in between Argo and Les Misérables, but going with Argo on this one.

    2. Best Actor: So many of my favorite actors in this category: Daniel Day Lewis, (if he wins it will be his third Oscar award) Joaquin Phoenix (who has been nominated twice already and deserves to get his first Oscar), and though not a favorite but a great actor nonetheless, Hugh Jackman. Enough on the babbling. Who’s my pick: Daniel Day Lewis.

    3. Best Supporting Actor: Alan Arkin (Argo) but thinking that it will probably go to Christopher Waltz (Django Unchained). Though I’d rather it go to my all time favorite actor Robert Deniro (Silver Linings Playbook) – That’s my final pick.

    4. Best Actress: This one’s tricky, many are saying it will be Emmanuelle Riva (Amour) but I’m going with Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook) as her role as Tiffany, a widow/recovering sex addict. But when is Naomi Watts going to get her chance? She’s too often overlooked.

    5. Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway. Undoubtedly her. Did you hear her rendition in, “I Dreamed a Dream?”

    6. Best Director: I’d like to boycott this category all together as to my dismay Ben Affleck was not nominated. I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s Spielberg (Lincoln) or Russell (Silver Linings Playbook).

    7. Best Animated Feature: Unless “Up” can be nominated again, I cannot say. They all make me want to go to sleep.

    8. Best Foreign Language Film: No (Chile) sits close to home for me since someone very dear to me lost his brother during the Pinochet regime. Then there’s A Royal Affair (Denmark). I’m a fanatic of the royalties and their convoluted romance stories. (Yes I loved The Other Boleyn Girl and definitely liked Marie Antoinette). But this won’t take the Oscar. It’s Amour (Austria) this year’s winner and my personal pick.

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