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Oscars Picks Competition 2013: Can You Beat Our Local Experts?

In anticipation of their Oscar party Sunday at the Englert, representatives from the Englert and Iowa City FilmScene have submitted their Oscars picks. Can you beat them for accuracy in picks out of twelve Oscars categories?


It's here again: the Oscars. And that means Oscar picks.

There is an Oscars party Sunday night at the Englert Theatre called "Englert Hollywood Live" where you can watch the festivities live, and also participate in other activities for prizes. In celebration of the event, and the Oscars, we have representatives from the Englert, Iowa City Film Scene, and the host of the "Englert Hollywood Live" here to make Oscars picks in twelve different categories.

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Here are their picks out of the twelve categories I picked for them. Can you do better than they did? I'm not promising that the winner will get Patch swag, such as cool green sunglasses or t-shirts, but I'm sure something can be arranged... Put your picks in the comments below.

 

Katie Roche, Development Director, Englert Theatre

 

Best Motion Picture

Argo
Amour
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Django Unchained
Les Misérables
Life of Pi
Lincoln
Silver Linings Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty 

Achievement in Directing

Ang Lee, Life of Pi
Benh Zeitlin, Beasts of the Southern Wild
David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook
Michael Haneke, Amour
Steven Spielberg, Lincoln

Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook
Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Denzel Washington, Flight
Hugh Jackman, Les Misérables
Joaquin Phoenix, The Master

Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

Emmanuelle Riva, Amour
Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
Naomi Watts, The Impossible
Quvenzhané Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild

Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

Alan Arkin, Argo
Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained
Phillip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
Robert De Niro, Silver Linings Playbook
Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln

Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

Amy Adams, The Master
Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables 
Helen Hunt, The Sessions
Jacki Weaver, Silver Linings Playbook
Sally Field, Lincoln

Best Animated Feature Film

Brave
Frankenweenie
ParaNorman
The Pirates! Band of Misfits
Wreck-It Ralph

Achievement in Cinematography

Anna Karenina, Seamus McGarvey
Django Unchained, Robert Richardson
Life of Pi, Claudio Miranda
Lincoln, Janusz Kaminski
Skyfall, Roger Deakins

Best Documentary Feature

5 Broken Cameras
The Gatekeepers
How to Survive a Plague
The Invisible War
Searching for a Sugar Man

Achievement in Film Editing

Argo
Life of Pi
Lincoln
Silver Linings Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty

Original Screenplay

Amour, Michael Haneke
Django Unchained, Quentin Tarantino
Flight, John Gatins
Moonrise Kingdom, Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola
Zero Dark Thirty, Mark Boal

Adapted Screenplay

Argo, Chris Terrio
Beasts of the Southern Wild, Lucy Alibar and Benh Zeitlin
Life of Pi, David Magee
Lincoln, Tony Kushner
Silver Linings Playbook, David O. Russell

 

Andrew Sherburne, Iowa City FilmScene co-founder

 

Best Motion Picture

Argo
Amour
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Django Unchained
Les Misérables
Life of Pi
Lincoln
Silver Linings Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty 

Achievement in Directing

Ang Lee, Life of Pi
Benh Zeitlin, Beasts of the Southern Wild
David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook
Michael Haneke, Amour
Steven Spielberg, Lincoln

Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook
Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Denzel Washington, Flight
Hugh Jackman, Les Misérables
Joaquin Phoenix, The Master

Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

Emmanuelle Riva, Amour
Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
Naomi Watts, The Impossible
Quvenzhané Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild

Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

Alan Arkin, Argo
Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained
Phillip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
Robert De Niro, Silver Linings Playbook
Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln

Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

Amy Adams, The Master
Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables 
Helen Hunt, The Sessions
Jacki Weaver, Silver Linings Playbook
Sally Field, Lincoln

Best Animated Feature Film

Brave
Frankenweenie
ParaNorman
The Pirates! Band of Misfits
Wreck-It Ralph

Achievement in Cinematography

Anna Karenina, Seamus McGarvey
Django Unchained, Robert Richardson
Life of Pi, Claudio Miranda
Lincoln, Janusz Kaminski
Skyfall, Roger Deakins

Best Documentary Feature

5 Broken Cameras
The Gatekeepers
How to Survive a Plague
The Invisible War
Searching for a Sugar Man

Achievement in Film Editing

Argo
Life of Pi
Lincoln
Silver Linings Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty

Original Screenplay

Amour, Michael Haneke
Django Unchained, Quentin Tarantino
Flight, John Gatins
Moonrise Kingdom, Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola
Zero Dark Thirty, Mark Boal

Adapted Screenplay

Argo, Chris Terrio
Beasts of the Southern Wild, Lucy Alibar and Benh Zeitlin
Life of Pi, David Magee
Lincoln, Tony Kushner
Silver Linings Playbook, David O. Russell

 

Andy Brodie, Iowa City FilmScene co-founder

 

Best Motion Picture

Argo
Amour
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Django Unchained
Les Misérables
Life of Pi
Lincoln
Silver Linings Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty 

Achievement in Directing

Ang Lee, Life of Pi
Benh Zeitlin, Beasts of the Southern Wild
David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook
Michael Haneke, Amour
Steven Spielberg, Lincoln

Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook
Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Denzel Washington, Flight
Hugh Jackman, Les Misérables
Joaquin Phoenix, The Master

Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

Emmanuelle Riva, Amour
Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
Naomi Watts, The Impossible
Quvenzhané Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild

Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

Alan Arkin, Argo
Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained
Phillip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
Robert De Niro, Silver Linings Playbook
Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln

Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

Amy Adams, The Master
Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables 
Helen Hunt, The Sessions
Jacki Weaver, Silver Linings Playbook
Sally Field, Lincoln

Best Animated Feature Film

Brave
Frankenweenie
ParaNorman
The Pirates! Band of Misfits
Wreck-It Ralph

Achievement in Cinematography

Anna Karenina, Seamus McGarvey
Django Unchained, Robert Richardson
Life of Pi, Claudio Miranda
Lincoln, Janusz Kaminski
Skyfall, Roger Deakins

Best Documentary Feature

5 Broken Cameras
The Gatekeepers
How to Survive a Plague
The Invisible War
Searching for a Sugar Man

Achievement in Film Editing

Argo
Life of Pi
Lincoln
Silver Linings Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty

Original Screenplay

Amour, Michael Haneke
Django Unchained, Quentin Tarantino
Flight, John Gatins
Moonrise Kingdom, Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola
Zero Dark Thirty, Mark Boal

Adapted Screenplay

Argo, Chris Terrio
Beasts of the Southern Wild, Lucy Alibar and Benh Zeitlin
Life of Pi, David Magee
Lincoln, Tony Kushner
Silver Linings Playbook, David O. Russell

 

Chris Okiishi, Host, Englert Hollywood Live

 

Best Motion Picture

Argo
Amour
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Django Unchained
Les Misérables
Life of Pi
Lincoln
Silver Linings Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty 

Achievement in Directing

Ang Lee, Life of Pi
Benh Zeitlin, Beasts of the Southern Wild
David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook
Michael Haneke, Amour
Steven Spielberg, Lincoln

Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook
Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Denzel Washington, Flight
Hugh Jackman, Les Misérables
Joaquin Phoenix, The Master

Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

Emmanuelle Riva, Amour
Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
Naomi Watts, The Impossible
Quvenzhané Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild

Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

Alan Arkin, Argo
Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained
Phillip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
Robert De Niro, Silver Linings Playbook
Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln

Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

Amy Adams, The Master
Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables 
Helen Hunt, The Sessions
Jacki Weaver, Silver Linings Playbook
Sally Field, Lincoln

Best Animated Feature Film

Brave
Frankenweenie
ParaNorman
The Pirates! Band of Misfits
Wreck-It Ralph

Achievement in Cinematography

Anna Karenina, Seamus McGarvey
Django Unchained, Robert Richardson
Life of Pi, Claudio Miranda
Lincoln, Janusz Kaminski
Skyfall, Roger Deakins

Best Documentary Feature

5 Broken Cameras
The Gatekeepers
How to Survive a Plague
The Invisible War
Searching for a Sugar Man

Achievement in Film Editing

Argo
Life of Pi
Lincoln
Silver Linings Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty

Original Screenplay

Amour, Michael Haneke
Django Unchained, Quentin Tarantino
Flight, John Gatins
Moonrise Kingdom, Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola
Zero Dark Thirty, Mark Boal

Adapted Screenplay

Argo, Chris Terrio
Beasts of the Southern Wild, Lucy Alibar and Benh Zeitlin
Life of Pi, David Magee
Lincoln, Tony Kushner
Silver Linings Playbook, David O. Russell

Peter Choi February 24, 2013 at 07:14 PM
It's on like Donkey Kong. Best Motion Picture Argo Achievement in Directing Ang Lee, Life of Pi Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role Emmanuelle Riva, Amour Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role Robert De Niro, Silver Linings Playbook Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables Best Animated Feature Film Frankenweenie Achievement in Cinematography Life of Pi, Claudio Miranda Best Documentary Feature Searching for a Sugar Man Achievement in Film Editing Argo Original Screenplay Django Unchained, Quentin Tarantino Adapted Screenplay Silver Linings Playbook, David O. Russell
Stephen Schmidt February 24, 2013 at 07:35 PM
I haven't seen any of these movies, so I'm going to go for the upset bracket buster pool. Best Motion Picture Beasts of the Southern Wild Achievement in Directing David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role Denzel Washington, Flight Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role Naomi Watts, The Impossible Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role Alan Arkin, Argo Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role Helen Hunt, The Sessions Best Animated Feature Film ParaNorman Achievement in Cinematography Anna Karenina, Seamus McGarvey Best Documentary Feature The Gatekeepers Achievement in Film Editing Zero Dark Thirty Original Screenplay Moonrise Kingdom, Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola Adapted Screenplay Beasts of the Southern Wild, Lucy Alibar and Benh Zeitlin
B.A. Morelli February 24, 2013 at 09:00 PM
Picture: Argo Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln Actress: Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook Director: Ang Lee, Life of Pi Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway, Les Mis Supporting Actor: Alan Arkin, Argo.
Maria Houser Conzemius February 24, 2013 at 09:07 PM
I saw "Argo" last night and haven't seen any of the others, so I don't know. Just judging from the previews of "Lincoln" though, it looks like Daniel Day-Lewis did a phenomenal job in "Lincoln." I wanted to see "Les Mis," but the rest of the family didn't, and there were no seats left anyway. I hear Anne Hathaway might win for best supporting (?) actress. Tommy Lee Jones looked good in "Lincoln" previews. I've always liked his work. It sounds like the Oscar selection group didn't like the politics of "Zero Dark 30," and "besides, the director is a woman," but damn it, the politics of the thing and the gender of the director shouldn't enter into it. I read "No Easy Day" about the Osama bin Laden mission, so I'll be curious to see what "Zero Dark 30" if I can peek between my fingers and watch the torture scenes. (DO not like torture.)
Stephen Schmidt February 25, 2013 at 06:17 AM
Final results after my tabulation: Katie Roche = 6 Andrew Sherburne = 10 Andy Brodie = 10 Chris Okiishi = 5 Brian Heeren = 8 Peter Choi = 8 Brian Morelli = 5 out of 6 Stephen Schmidt (Bracket Buster Attempt) = 0 Congrats to the Iowa City FilmScene duo for tying for first. Brian and Peter if you e-mail your addresses at stephen.schmidt@patch.com I'll mail you some Patch swag for participating.

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