Rorschach’s Oscar Nominations and Winners

I’ve been putting this off for a while, but now that I’ve completed my resolution to watch all major oscar-nominated movies from 2012 (Amour technically doesn’t count as it is a foreign language film) I’d like to show you all what things would’ve looked like for this year’s Oscars had I been allowed to pick the Nominees.  My winners can be found in bold.  Note that these winner picks are my personal choices, not my predictions for who will actually win.  That list will come out tomorrow.  Also, I’m leaving the Short Film, Foreign Film and Documentary categories out because I have little to know knowledge of their candidates.

Best Picture:

  • Django_Unchained_PosterArgo
  • Django Unchained
  • Lincoln
  • Life of Pi
  • Silver Linings Playbook
  • Moonrise Kingdom
  • Skyfall
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • Zero Dark Thirty
  • The Dark Knight Rises

images (6)Best Director:

  • Ben Afleck – Argo
  • Kathryn Bigelow – Zero Dark Thirty
  • Quentin Tarantino – Django Unchained
  • Tom Hooper – Les Miserables
  • Christopher Nolan – The Dark Knight Rises

images (5)Best Actor:

  • Daniel Day-Lewis – Lincoln
  • John Hawkes – The Sessions
  • Hugh Jackman – Les Miserables
  • Bradley Cooper – Silver Linings Playbook
  • Denzel Washington – Flight

010313h_fm_Watts_Color_12in_t618Best Actress:

  • Jessica Chastain – Zero Dark Thirty
  • Jennifer Lawrence – Silver Linings Playbook
  • Naomi Watts – The Impossible
  • Mary Elizabeth Winstead – Smashed
  • Meryl Streep – Hope Springs

Philip-Seymour-Hoffman-The-Master-550x449Supporting Actor:

  • Philip Seymour Hoffman – The Master
  • Robert DeNiro – Silver Linings Playbook
  • Leonardo DiCaprio – Django Unchained
  • Ezra Miller – The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • Dwight Henry – Beasts of the Southern Wild

Helen-Hunt-The-Sessions__121208200215-275x249Supporting Actress:

  • Sally Field – Lincoln
  • Anne Hathaway – Les Miserables
  • Amy Adams – The Master
  • Helen Hunt – The Sessions
  • Maggie Smith – The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

images (7)Best Original Screenplay:

  • Django Unchained 
  • Moonrise Kingdom
  • Cabin in the Woods
  • Looper
  • Zero Dark Thirty

images (8)Best Adapted Screenplay:

  • Argo
  • Lincoln
  • Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • Silver Linings Playbook
  • Life of Pi

wreck-it-ralph-game-coming-from-activision-and-disney-interactiveBest Animated Film:

  • Brave
  • Rise of the Guardians
  • ParaNorman
  • Wreck-It Ralph
  • The Pirates! Band of Misfits

moonriseBest Cinematography:

  • The Master
  • Moonrise Kingdom
  • Anna Karenina
  • Zero Dark Thirty
  • Django Unchained

image_015Best Editing:

  • Argo
  • Silver Linings Playbook
  • Django Unchained
  • Life of Pi
  • Killing Them Softly

django-unchained-2Original Score:

  • Skyfall
  • The Hunger Games
  • Django Unchained
  • Beasts of the Southern Wild
  • Lincoln

images (9)Original Song:

  • Who Did That To You – Django Unchained
  • Skyfall – Skyfall
  • Everybody Needs a Best Friend – Ted
  • Pi’s Lullaby – Life of Pi
  • Suddenly – Les Miserables

anna-karenina-2012-film-still-artimgCostume Design:

  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
  • Anna Karenina
  • Django Unchained
  • Les Miserables
  • The Dark Knight Rises

images (10)Makeup and Hairstyling:

  • Cloud Atlas
  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
  • Les Miserables
  • Lincoln
  • The Impossible

images (11)Production Design:

  • The Dark Knight Rises
  • Skyfall
  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
  • Les Miserables
  • Looper

Naomi Watts – The ImpossibleSound Editing:

  • The Impossible
  • The Dark Knight Rises
  • Killing Them Softly
  • Skyfall
  • Les Miserables

Avengers MovieSound Mixing:

  • The Avengers
  • The Dark Knight Rises
  • Prometheus
  • Skyfall
  • John Carter

Life of PiVisual Effects:

  • The Avengers
  • Prometheus
  • Cloud Atlas
  • John Carter
  • Life of Pi

Here are my the 10 films with the most nominations…

  1. Django Unchained – 9
  2. Les Miserables – 8
  3. Lincoln – 6
  4. The Dark Knight Rises – 6
  5. Zero Dark Thirty – 5
  6. Life of Pi – 5
  7. Silver Linings Playbook – 5
  8. Skyfall – 5
  9. Argo – 4
  10. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Master, The Impossible – 3

… and here is the list of my winners

  1. 1. Django Unchained – 4
  2. The Impossible – 2
  3. Argo – 1
  4. Lincoln – 1
  5. 2. Silver Linings Playbook – 1
  6. The Sessions – 1
  7. The Dark Knight Rises – 1
  8. The Master – 1
  9. Wreck-It Ralph – 1
  10. Moonrise Kingdom – 1
  11. Ted – 1
  12. Anna Karenina – 1
  13. Cloud Atlas – 1
  14. The Avengers – 1
  15. Life of Pi – 1

Chief takeaway here is that I hate it when one movie takes home almost every single award in the categories it’s been nominated in, even if I love that movie.  The Return of the King is one of my favorite films of all time, but it still beat out movies in some categories it was nominated in that were superior in respect to that category.  While I can’t see that happening with any one movie this year, I still think some of the best picture nominees will come away with technical or writing Oscars that other films earned.  I guess we’ll just have to see come Sunday afternoon.

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About r361n4

I'm a student at the University of Washington Majoring Business. I've always loved movies and my goal is to work on the financial side of the film industry. Until then though, I figure I'll spare my friends from my opinions and shout them from a digital mountaintop for anyone who's interested. After all, if a tree falls in a forest and nobody blogs about it, does it really happen?
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10 Responses to Rorschach’s Oscar Nominations and Winners

  1. ckckred says:

    Good list. This also reminds me how TDKR was nominated for nothing at the Oscars.

    • r361n4 says:

      I know, right? I mean, I can understand not best picture or best director but not even a nod for sound mixing and other such technical categories? Lame

  2. I thought the prosphetics where laughable in Cloud Atlas haha 😀

    • r361n4 says:

      Lol, I mean there were definitely some that missed the mark for me (Especially some of the cross-dressing roles) but there were plenty that I didn’t even recognize as being played by the same actors. Still though, I think the biggest injustice in that category was The Iron Lady winning over Deathly Hallows Part 2 in 2011

  3. Nick Powell says:

    Nice choices. However, I don’t think Django has an original score…? But nonetheless, I love you giving it love lol.

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  5. Shrey Khetarpal says:

    Hmm… here are my winner picks:

    Best Picture – Zero Dark Thirty/Argo
    Best Director – Kathryn Bigelow/Ben Affleck
    Best Actor – John Hawkes
    Best Actress – Jessica Chastain (Jennifer can wait for the next time)
    Best Supporting Actor – Leonardo DiCaprio
    Best Supporting Actress – Anne Hathaway (Helen Hunt is really a lead actress nominee)
    Best Adapted Screenplay – Life of Pi (that book was once considered unfilmable! Though I would have been happy with Silver Linings Playbook and The Perks of Being a Wallflower winning)
    Best Original Screenplay – Zero Dark Thirty (Django comes a close second)
    Best Animated Film – Wreck It Ralph (we agree :))
    Best Editing – Argo (we agree again)
    Best Cinematography – Moonrise Kingdom (and again…)
    Original Score – Michael Danna for Life of Pi (you’ve snubbed this beautiful album)
    Original Song – Skyfall
    Best Costume Design – Anna Karenina
    Best Makeup/Hairstyling – Les Miserables or The Impossible
    Production Design – Anna Karenina or The Dark Knight Rises
    Sound Mixing – Les Miserables
    Sound Editing – Skyfall
    Visual Effects – Life of Pi
    Foreign Film – Amour (Though I haven’t seen all five but this one was very good)

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