And the Oscar Goes to Woulda, Coulda and Shoulda

PW breaks down the odds-on favorites and the hypothetical darlings of this year's best (and "best") films.

By Matt Prigge
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Finally, here’s what may and should win, respectively, in the rest of the categories:

Best Foreign Language Film: Amour/No

Best Animated Feature: Brave/The Pirates! Band of Misfits

Best Doc (Short): I’ve no idea, sorry. Redemption sounds like a good bet.

Best Live Action Short: Buzkashi Boys/Death of a Shadow

Best Animated Short: Adam and Dog/Adam and Dog

Best Score: Life of Pi/Skyfall

Best Song: Skyfall/Skyfall

Best Sound Editing: Life of Pi/Zero Dark Thirty

Best Sound Mixing: Les Miserables/Life of Pi

Best Production Design: Les Miserables/The Hobbit

Best Cinematography: Lincoln/Skyfall

Best Makeup: Les Miserables/The Hobbit

Best Costume Design: Anna Karenina/Mirror Mirror

Best Film Editing: Zero Dark Thirty/Zero Dark Thirty

Best Visual Effects: Life of Pi/Life of Pi

The 85th annual Academy Awards ceremony airs Sun., Feb. 24, at 7pm, on ABC.

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1. anonymous said... on Feb 19, 2013 at 06:42PM

“I fail to see how Daniel Day-Lewis' performance is an impersonation since we don't have any footage of Abraham Lincoln. So, his performance is no less a creation than anyone else's as it's just based on text and some photographs. What makes his performance the best is the fact that people believe he is as Lincoln was in real life.”

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2. Eric Packer said... on Feb 20, 2013 at 11:11AM

“Pattison was brilliant in Cosmopolis!!”

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3. Steven said... on Feb 20, 2013 at 11:47AM

“I actually agree with you about Cronenberg for Best Adapted Screenplay and Pattinson for Best Actor. Cronenberg is always a class act but Pattinson was an eye opener. I'm impressed.”

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4. Justin said... on Feb 20, 2013 at 01:58PM

“Moonrise Kingdom is nominated for Best Original Screenplay, not Best Adapted. So, would it prevail over Zero Dark Thirty?”

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5. jay said... on Feb 20, 2013 at 02:10PM

“the master and 0 dark 30 were the only films i saw out of the whole pile. the master was deep, and worth a few good contemplative moments. joachim has my nod as the best. but i am sure other films were worthy. i tend to enjoy art house-ritz-wacko films, so don't listen to me. i abhorred avitar. bye.”

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6. Anonymous said... on Feb 20, 2013 at 02:31PM

“what problems were there with Life of Pi? at least were on the same page that lee should win best director.
and great explanation for why you think Zero dark thirty will win best picture!”

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7. That'sMyPeanutsYouSmell said... on Feb 20, 2013 at 09:09PM

“I agree on Pattinson, and Cronenberg doesn't get his due in Hollywood. Pattinson was in every scene of the film, the screenplay was great, but it had to be carried by the lead actor. He's so young to have pulled off that very difficult performance. He's not a likable character in an odd story and even odder dialogue. Cronenberg and he did a great job. Thank you for bringing notice to them!”

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8. benno levin said... on Feb 21, 2013 at 02:26PM

“Finally someone who recognize the gem Cosmopolis is! Totally agree with Cronenberg for best adapted screen play and Pattinson as best actor. Eric Packer is a concrete and at the same time an abstract character. It takes a lot of talent to show his cold, detached aspect but also his existential loneliness and vulnerability. Pattinson did with the subtlety and intensity of a great actor.”


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