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Entertainment Fuse’s Final Oscar Predictions

We’ve been saying it a lot lately and we’ll say it once more: the Oscars are just around the corner. Though there are certainly favourites across the board from the shorts to Best Picture, our staff is certainly far from unanimous in every category. 

So here they are, chiselled in stone, our final Oscar predictions, bestowed with the capacity to reassure as much as to induce hair-pulling. Be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments below.


Live Action Short 

Curfew – Donovan, John, Simon
Death of a Shadow – Steven
Buzkashi Boys – Kieran 

Documentary Short 

Open Heart – Donovan, Simon, Steven
Mondays at Racine – John 


Animated Short 

Paperman – Unanimous 


Best Sound Mixing 

Les Miserables – Unanimous 


Best Sound Editing 

Life of Pi – Donovan, John, Steven
Skyfall – Kieran
Zero Dark Thirty – Simon 


Best Makeup and Hairstyling 

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – Unanimous 


Best Costume Design 

Anna Karenina – Unanimous 


Best Editing 

Erik Aadahl, Ethan Van der Ryn, Argo – Unanimous 


Best Score 

Mychael Danna, Life of Pi – Unanimous 


Best Visual Effects 

Life of Pi – Unanimous 


Best Song 

Skyfall, Adele – Unanimous 


Best Cinematography 

Claudio Miranda, Life of Pi – Donovan, John, Simon, Steven
Roger Deakins, Skyfall – Kieran 


Best Production Design 

Sarah Greenwood, Katie Spencer, Anna Karenina – Donovan, Kieran
Eve Stewart, Anna Lynch-Robinson, Les Miserables – Simon, Steven
Rick Carter, Jim Erickson, Lincoln – John 


Best Documentary 

Searching for Sugar Man – Donovan, John, Simon, Steven
5 Broken Cameras – Kieran 


Best Foreign Language Film 

Michael Haneke, Amour – Unanimous 


Best Animated Film 

Rich Moore, Wreck It Ralph – John, Simon, Steven
Tim Burton, Frankenweenie – Donovan
Sam Fell, Chris Butler, ParaNorman – Kieran 


Best Adapted Screenplay 

Chris Terrio, Argo – Donovan, John, Kieran, Steven
Tony Kushner, Lincoln – Simon 


Best Original Screenplay 

Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained – John, Simon, Steven
Michael Haneke, Amour – Donovan, Steven


 Best Supporting Actress 

Anna Hathaway, Les Miserables – Unanimous 


Best Supporting Actor 

Robert De Niro, Silver Linings Playbook – Donovan, John, Simon
Alan Arkin, Argo – Kieran
Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln – Steven 


Best Actress 

Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook – John, Simon, Steven
Emmanuelle Riva, Amour – Donovan, Kieran


Best Actor 

Daniel Day Lewis, Lincoln – Unanimous


Best Director 

Steven Spielberg, Lincoln – Kieran, Simon, Steven
Ang Lee, Life of Pi – John
David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook – Donovan 


Best Picture 

Argo – Unanimous 


Our Predicted Overall Big Winners 

Life of Pi – 4
Argo – 3
Les Miserables – 2/3
Lincoln – 2
Silver Linings Playbook – 2
Anna Karenina – 1/2
Amour – 1
Django Unchained – 1
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – 1
Searching for Sugar Man – 1
Skyfall – 1
Wreck It Ralph – 1


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