Saturday, February 23, 2013

Abe's Words 85th Academy Awards Picks


My picks for the 85th Academy Awards airing on ABC Feb, 24, 2013

My picks in bold italics




BEST PICTURE
Amour
Margaret Menegoz, Stefan Arndt, Veit Heiduschka and Michael Katz, Producers

Argo
Grant Heslov, Ben Affleck and George Clooney, Producers

Beasts of the Southern Wild
Dan Janvey, Josh Penn and Michael Gottwald, Producers

Django Unchained
Stacey Sher, Reginald Hudlin and Pilar Savone, Producers

Les Misérables
Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward and Cameron Mackintosh, Producers

Life of Pi
Gil Netter, Ang Lee and David Womark, Producers

Lincoln
Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy, Producers

Silver Linings Playbook
Donna Gigliotti, Bruce Cohen and Jonathan Gordon, Producers

Zero Dark Thirty
Mark Boal, Kathryn Bigelow and Megan Ellison, Producers


Argo (+Ultraviolet Digital Copy)




ACTOR In a Leading Role
Bradley Cooper
Silver Linings Playbook

Daniel Day-Lewis
Lincoln

Hugh Jackman
Les Misérables

Joaquin Phoenix
The Master

Denzel Washington
Flight


Lincoln (Two Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack)




ACTRESS in a Leading Role
Jessica Chastain
Zero Dark Thirty

Jennifer Lawrence
Silver Linings Playbook

Emmanuelle Riva
Amour

Quvenzhané Wallis
Beasts of the Southern Wild

Naomi Watts
The Impossible






ACTOR in a Supporting Role
Alan Arkin
Argo

Robert De Niro
Silver Linings Playbook

Philip Seymour Hoffman
The Master

Tommy Lee Jones
Lincoln

Christoph Waltz
Django Unchained


Django Unchained



ACTRESS in a Supporting Role
Amy Adams
The Master

Sally Field
Lincoln

Anne Hathaway
Les Misérables

Helen Hunt
The Sessions

Jacki Weaver
Silver Linings Playbook


The Sessions [Blu-ray]



ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
Brave
Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman

Frankenweenie
Tim Burton

ParaNorman
Sam Fell and Chris Butler

The Pirates! Band of Misfits
Peter Lord

Wreck-It Ralph
Rich Moore






CINEMATOGRAPHY
Anna Karenina
Seamus McGarvey

Django Unchained
Robert Richardson

Life of Pi
Claudio Miranda

Lincoln
Janusz Kaminski

Skyfall
Roger Deakins

COSTUME DESIGN
Anna Karenina
Jacqueline Durran

Les Misérables
Paco Delgado

Lincoln
Joanna Johnston

Mirror Mirror
Eiko Ishioka

Snow White and the Huntsman
Colleen Atwood

DIRECTING
Amour
Michael Haneke

Beasts of the Southern Wild
Benh Zeitlin

Life of Pi
Ang Lee

Lincoln
Steven Spielberg

Silver Linings Playbook
David O. Russell


DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
5 Broken Cameras
Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi

The Gatekeepers
Dror Moreh, Philippa Kowarsky and Estelle Fialon.

How to Survive a Plague
David France and Howard Gertler

The Invisible War
Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering

Searching for Sugar Man
Malik Bendjelloul and Simon Chinn

DOCUMENTARY SHORT
Inocente
Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine

Kings Point
Sari Gilman and Jedd Wider

Mondays at Racine
Cynthia Wade and Robin Honan

Open Heart
Kief Davidson and Cori Shepherd Stern

Redemption
Jon Alpert and Matthew O'Neill

FILM EDITING
Argo
William Goldenberg

Life of Pi
Tim Squyres

Lincoln
Michael Kahn

Silver Linings Playbook
Jay Cassidy and Crispin Struthers

Zero Dark Thirty
Dylan Tichenor and William Goldenberg

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Amour
Austria

Kon-Tiki
Norway

No
Chile

A Royal Affair
Denmark

War Witch
Canada

MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING
Hitchcock
Howard Berger, Peter Montagna and Martin Samuel

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Peter Swords King, Rick Findlater and Tami Lane

Les Misérables
Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell

MUSIC
Original Score
Anna Karenina
Dario Marianelli

Argo
Alexandre Desplat

Life of Pi
Mychael Danna

Lincoln
John Williams

Skyfall
Thomas Newman

MUSIC
Original Song
"Before My Time" from Chasing Ice
Music and Lyric by J. Ralph

"Everybody Needs A Best Friend" from Ted
Music by Walter Murphy; Lyric by Seth MacFarlane

"Pi's Lullaby" from Life of Pi
Music by Mychael Danna; Lyric by Bombay Jayashri

"Skyfall" from Skyfall
Music and Lyric by Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth 

"Suddenly" from Les Misérables
Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg; Lyric by Herbert Kretzmer and Alain Boublil

PRODUCTION DESIGN
Anna Karenina
Sarah Greenwood (Production Design); Katie Spencer (Set Decoration)

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Dan Hennah (Production Design); Ra Vincent and Simon Bright (Set Decoration)

Les Misérables
Eve Stewart (Production Design); Anna Lynch-Robinson (Set Decoration)

Life of Pi
David Gropman (Production Design); Anna Pinnock (Set Decoration)

Lincoln
Rick Carter (Production Design); Jim Erickson (Set Decoration)

SHORT FILM
Animated
Adam and Dog
Minkyu Lee

Fresh Guacamole
PES

Head over Heels
Timothy Reckart and Fodhla Cronin O'Reilly

Maggie Simpson in "The Longest Daycare"
David Silverman

Paperman
John Kahrs


SHORT FILM
Live Action
Asad
Bryan Buckley and Mino Jarjoura

Buzkashi Boys
Sam French and Ariel Nasr

Curfew
Shawn Christensen

Death of a Shadow (Dood van een Schaduw)
Tom Van Avermaet and Ellen De Waele

Henry
Yan England

SOUND EDITING
Argo
Erik Aadahl and Ethan Van der Ryn

Django Unchained
Wylie Stateman

Life of Pi
Eugene Gearty and Philip Stockton

Skyfall
Per Hallberg and Karen Baker Landers

Zero Dark Thirty
Paul N.J. Ottosson

SOUND MIXING
Argo
John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff and Jose Antonio Garcia

Les Misérables
Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson and Simon Hayes

Life of Pi
Ron Bartlett, D.M. Hemphill and Drew Kunin

Lincoln
Andy Nelson, Gary Rydstrom and Ronald Judkins

Skyfall
Scott Millan, Greg P. Russell and Stuart Wilson

VISUAL EFFECTS
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton and R. Christopher White

Life of Pi
Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan De Boer and Donald R. Elliott

Marvel's The Avengers
Janek Sirrs, Jeff White, Guy Williams and Dan Sudick

Prometheus
Richard Stammers, Trevor Wood, Charley Henley and Martin Hill

Snow White and the Huntsman
Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, Philip Brennan, Neil Corbould and Michael Dawson

WRITING - Adapted Screenplay
Argo
Written by Chris Terrio

Beasts of the Southern Wild
Screenplay by Lucy Alibar & Benh Zeitlin

Life of Pi
Written by David Magee

Lincoln
Written by Tony Kushner

Silver Linings Playbook
Written by David O. Russell

WRITING
Original Screenplay
Amour
Written by Michael Haneke

Django Unchained
Written by Quentin Tarantino

Flight
Written by John Gatins

Moonrise Kingdom
Written by Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola

Zero Dark Thirty
Written by Mark Boal



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