Oscars 2013 Predictions


Get your popcorn ready and put your butt on the couch: we’re just hours away from the 2013 Oscars!

The 85th annual Academy Awards get underway in Hollywood this evening, and the final results are anyone’s guess. Will Ben Affleck‘s “Argo” continue its awards-season winning streak into Oscar night, or will a certain history-making world-leader pull an upset? Can anybody stop Daniel Day-Lewis from taking home a record-breaking third Best Actor trophy? (A Daniel Day-Lewis clone does not count.) Most importantly, will Seth MacFarlane pull off what other recent Oscar hosts could not — a legitimately entertaining evening of television?

That last question aside, let’s take a look at all of the major nominees. Here are my predictions for the 2013 Academy Awards.

Best Picture
Who Should Win: “Argo”
Who Will Win: “Argo”

Best Actor
Who Should Win: Daniel Day-Lewis, “Lincoln”
Who Will Win: Daniel Day-Lewis, “Lincoln”

Best Actress
Who Should Win: Jessica Chastain, “Zero Dark Thirty”
Who Will Win: Jennifer Lawrence, “Silver Linings Playbook”

Best Supporting Actor
Who Should Win: Philip Seymour Hoffman, “The Master”
Who Will Win: Robert De Niro, “Silver Linings Playbook”

Best Supporting Actress
Who Should Win: Anne Hathaway, “Les Misérables”
Who Will Win: Anne Hathaway, “Les Misérables”

Best Director
Who Should Win: Ben Affleck, “Argo” (despite not receiving a nomination)
Who Will Win: Steven Spielberg, “Lincoln”

Best Original Song
Who Should Win: “Skyfall” from “Skyfall,” by Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth
Who Will Win: “Suddenly” from “Les Misérables,” by Claude-Michel Schönberg, Herbert Kretzmer and Alain Boublil.

Best Adapted Screenplay
Who Should Win: “Lincoln,” written by Tony Kushner
Who Will Win: “Argo,” written by Chris Terrio

Best Original Screenplay
Who Should Win: “Zero Dark Thirty,” written by Mark Boal
Who Will Win: “Zero Dark Thirty,” written by Mark Boal

Don’t forget to tune in for the Oscars red carpet live stream on MTV.com.

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