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The Plot Hole: Episode 84 – Final Oscar Predictions (Can You Outguess the Movie Nerds?)

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This Sunday, the 85th Annual Academy Awards will reveal the winners for this year's most prestigious cinematic honors, and we have our final predictions, though not everything lines up between us. Can you outguess the movie nerds?

In addition to our analysis in the podcast, feel free to skim through our final picks at the end of this post to see what you think of our movie prowess.

And last but certainly not least, and regardless of your interest in the Oscars, make sure to tune in next week to hear the loser of our Academy Awards pool humiliate themselves live on air.

Check it all out on our iTunes page and on our podcast page in the near future as we finish up our new site.

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Episode Guide 

Oscar Predictions: Minor Categories – 0:00
Oscar Predictions: Mid-Prestige Categories – 16:57
Oscar Predictions: Major Categories – 35:23
Wrap-Up/Out Next Week – 1:07:00 


Our Final Picks 

Live Action Short – Curfew (Simon and John)
**Documentary Short - Open Heart (Simon), Mondays at Racine (John)
Animated Short – Paperman (Simon and John)
Best Sound Mixing - Les Miserables (Simon and John)
**Best Sound Editing - Zero Dark Thirty (Simon), Life of Pi (John)
Best Makeup - The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (Simon and John)
Best Costume Design - Anna Karenina (Simon and John)
Best Editing – Argo (Simon and John)
Best Score - Life of Pi (Simon and John) 

Best Visual Effects - Life of Pi (Simon and John)
Best Song - Skyfall, Adele (Simon and John)
Best Cinematography - Life of Pi (Simon and John)
**Best Production Design - Les Miserables (Simon), Lincoln (John)
Best Documentary - Searching for Sugar Man (Simon and John)
Best Foreign Language – Amour (Simon and John)
Best Animated - Wreck-it Ralph (Simon and John) 

**Best Adapted Screenplay – Lincoln (Simon), Argo (John)
Best Original Screenplay - Django Unchained (Simon and John)
Best Supporting Actress - Anne Hathaway (Simon and John)
Best Supporting Actor – Robert De Niro (Simon and John)
Best Actress - Jennifer Lawrence (Simon and John)
Best Actor – Daniel Day Lewis (Simon and John)
**Best Director – Steven Spielberg (Simon), Ang Lee (John)
Best Picture – Argo (Simon and John)


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