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Here are my picks for this year’s Oscar nominations

Seth MacFarlane, host of this year’s Oscar telecast, and Emma Stone will announce the nominees for the “85th annual Academy Awards” early Thursday morning. The Academy Awards will be presented Feb. 24.

Who will get nominated is always a source of many discussions. The one thing you can count on is that there will be some names of movies and actors on the list you didn’t expect.

Here’s my predictions for this year’s nominees. There could be as few as five nominees for Best Picture and as many as 10. I picked 10 just in case. Feel free to argue and discuss.

Best Picture
“Beasts of the Southern Wild”
“The Impossible”
“Les Miserables”
“Life of Pi”
“Moonrise Kingdom”
“Silver Lining Playbook’
“Zero Dark Thirty”

Best actor
Daniel Day-Lewis, “Lincoln”
Tom Hanks, “Cloud Atlas”
John Hawkes, “The Sessions”
Hugh Jackman, “Les Miserable”
Denzel Washington, “Flight”

Best actress
Jessica Chastain, “Zero Dark Thirty”
Sally Field, “Lincoln”
Jennifer Lawrence, “Silver Lining Playbook”
Emanuelle Riva, “Amour”
Naomi Watts, “The Impossible’
NOTE: Zoe Kazan should be on the list for her marvelous work in “Ruby Sparks” but will be overlooked.

Supporting actor
Alan Arkin, “Argo”
Javier Bardem, “Skyfall”
Philip Seymour Hoffman, “The Master”
Tommy Lee Jones, “Lincoln”
Christoph Waltz, “Django Unchained”

Supporting actress
Anne Hathaway, “Les Miserables”
Helen Hunt, “The Sessions”
Sally Field, “Lincoln”
Maggie Smith, “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”
Quvenzhané Wallis, “Beasts of the Southern Wild”

Responses to "Here are my picks for this year’s Oscar nominations"

fi says:

(SP) Les Miserable s (plural)

mdub420 says:

You have Sally Field in both best and supporting actress categories.

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