Unlike last year’s Oscars, most of the major categories are extremely difficult to accurately predict this year. After correctly predicting seven of eight winners out of the major categories last year, I am predicting some wild upsets this time around. The races are just that close. But I do know that the Academy will spread the Oscar love around again and that host Seth McFarlane will no doubt offend someone in the audience. Here’s a look at my predictions for this year’s ceremony.
Best Adapted Screenplay (2 of 8)
"Beasts of the Southern Wild"
"Life of Pi"
"Silver Linings Playbook"
Has a film ever had as much momentum going into the Academy Awards as "Argo"? It's like the industry as a whole decided to make up for the terrible omission of Ben Affleck from the list of Best Director nominees by handing every award possible to the film. But it's not undeserved. "Argo" does an excellent job setting up the crazy, but real, storyline and manages to effectively infuse comedy into the script as well.
Should win - "Argo"
Will win - "Argo"