Paper Street Oscars – 2013


Oscar Predictions and Preferences

BEST PICTURE: Argo (preference: Les Misérables)
BEST DIRECTOR:
Steven Spielberg, Lincoln (preference: NOT Spielberg)
BEST ACTOR:
Daniel Day Lewis, Lincoln (Lewis gave a flawless performance that was hurt only by how the above filmmaker depicted it so… Hugh Jackman)
BEST ACTRESS:
Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook (preference: Jessica Chastain)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR:
Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln (preference: Robert De Niro, Silver Linings Playbook)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS:
Anne Hathaway, Les Misérables (preference: Amy Adams, The Master)
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY:
Django Unchained (preference: Flight though I’ll be thrilled if QT wins)  
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY:
Argo (preference: Russell’s Silver Linings script will be robbed!)  
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM:
Amour (preference: Amour)  
BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE:
Searching For Sugar Man (preference: Gatekeepers)   
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE:
Wreck it Ralph (preference: Paranorman)  
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY:
Argo (preference: Skyfall)
BEST FILM EDITING:
Argo (not sure how or why Argo will win over Zero Dark Thirty)  
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN:
Les Miserables (preference: Les Misérables!!!)
BEST COSTUME DESIGN:
Les Miserables (preference: Les Misérables!!!)
BEST ORIGINAL SONG:
Skyfall (screw Adele, Hobbit’s “Hear of the Lonely Mountain” was snubbed)  
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE:
Life of Pi (preference: Anna Karenina)   
BEST SOUND MIXING:
Les Misérables (Skyfall)
BEST SOUND EDITING:
Life of Pi  (preference: Skyfall or Django)
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS:
Life of Pi (preference: Prometheus)
BEST MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING:
Les Miserables (preference: Les Misérables!!!)
BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT:
Curfew
BEST ANIMATED SHORT:
Paperman  
BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT:
Open Heart


Paper Street Oscars: Personal Picks

BEST PICTURE: Dark Knight Rises
BEST DIRECTOR:
Christopher Nolan, Dark Knight Rises  
BEST ACTOR:
Liam Neeson, The Grey
BEST ACTRESS:
Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR:
Robo Fassbender, Prometheus  
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS:
Samantha Barks (Éponine), Les Misérables
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY:
Jonathan Nolan and Christopher Nolan, Dark Knight Rises
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY:
 David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook 
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM:
Like Someone in Love Abbas Kiarostami
BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE:
Beasts of the Southern Wild. That’s a documentary, right?  
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE:
No feature animated movies were great this year so… Batman: Year One
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY:
Dredd and Skyfall
BEST FILM EDITING:
Dark Knight Rises  
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN:
 Les Misérables
BEST COSTUME DESIGN:
Django Unchained (for Django’s blue suit)  
BEST ORIGINAL SONG:
 “Song of the Lonely Mountain” by Neil Finn, The Hobbit
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE:
Cloud Atlas
BEST SOUND MIXING:
Dredd  
BEST SOUND EDITING:
Prometheus
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS:
Prometheus
BEST MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING:
None. Dumb category.


Best Picture Nominees Ranked

  1. Les Misérables (A-)
  2. Zero Dark Thirty (A-)
  3. Silver Linings Playbook (B+)
  4. Django Unchained (B+)
  5. Life of Pi (B)
  6. Argo (B)
  7. Amour (B)
  8. Beasts of the Southern Wild (B-)
  9. Lincoln (C+)