Oscar Nominations Predictions

The 85th Academy Awards® will air live on Oscar® Sunday, February 24, 2013.

Themes

These are the overarching themes, as I see them, going into Oscar nomination morning:

  • I am not expecting American Hustle to sweep the acting categories. It’s possible, but I’m predicting that Christian Bale isn’t able to squeak in in the toughest category in years.
  • I still expect 12 Years a Slave to lead the nominations. It’ll get three acting, Best Picture, director, cinematography, and some miscellaneous sound ones I can’t ever keep straight. At minimum.
  • If it doesn’t, it’ll be American Hustle, and the nation itself will weep.
  • Gravity will be in the mix as the second or third most nominated movie.

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