Oscar Prediction Game 2013 Results

So over a month ago I submitted my predictions for the game I’ve played for the past three years, The Oscar Prediction game (as described by Rocketboom). Now that the results are all online, it is time to see what my score is, as well as my thoughts.

In reverse order:

Best Visual Effects
2 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton and R. Christopher White
3 Life of Pi, Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan De Boer and Donald R. Elliott
1 The Avengers, Janek Sirrs, Jeff White, Guy Williams and Dan Sudick
4 Prometheus, Richard Stammers, Trevor Wood, Charley Henley and Martin Hill
5 Snow White and the Huntsman, Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, Philip Brennan, Neil Corbould and Michael Dawson

Points Given: 3

While I did think Life of Pi looked “pretty”, I don’t think it deserved close to the amazing effort put into The Avengers.

Best Sound Mixing
5 Argo, John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff and Jose Antonio Garcia
3 Les Misérables, Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson and Simon Hayes
4 Life of Pi, Ron Bartlett, D.M. Hemphill and Drew Kunin
1 Lincoln, Andy Nelson, Gary Rydstrom and Ronald Judkins
2 Skyfall, Scott Millan, Greg P. Russell and Stuart Wilson

Points Given: 3

Figures that the musical would get the award for Sound Mixing.

Best Sound Editing
4 Argo, Erik Aadahl and Ethan Van der Ryn
2 Django Unchained, Wylie Stateman
3 Life of Pi, Eugene Gearty and Philip Stockton
1 Skyfall, Per Hallberg and Karen Baker Landers
5 Zero Dark Thirty, Paul N.J. Ottosson

Points Given: 5

Best Live Action Short
1 Asad
2 Buzkashi Boys
3 Curfew
4 Death of a Shadow
5 Henry

Points Given: 3

Best Animated Short
3 Adam and Dog
4 Fresh Guacamole
2 Head over Heels
1 Maggie Simpson in “The Longest Daycare”
5 Paperman

Points Given: 1

This one I really regret, I didn’t see Paperman until I saw Wreck-It-Ralph over three weeks ago, and I loved it so much! I predicted Maggie Simpson because I figured the American culture would want a Simpsons short to win, I’ve never been so wrong.

Best Production Design
5 Anna Karenina, Production Design: Sarah Greenwood; Set Decoration: Katie Spencer
1 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, production Design: Dan Hennah; Set Decoration: Ra Vincent and Simon Bright
2 Les Misérables, Production Design: Eve Stewart; Set Decoration: Anna Lynch-Robinson
4 Life of Pi, Production Design: David Gropman; Set Decoration: Anna Pinnock
3 Lincoln, Production Design: Rick Carter; Set Decoration: Jim Erickson

Points Given: 3

Best Original Song
5 “Before My Time” from Chasing Ice, music and lyric by J. Ralph
3 “Everybody Needs A Best Friend” from Ted, music by Walter Murphy; lyric by Seth MacFarlane
2 “Pi’s Lullaby” from Life of Pi, music by Mychael Danna; lyric by Bombay Jayashri
1 “Skyfall” from Skyfall, music and lyric by Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth
4 “Suddenly” from Les Misérables, music by Claude-Michel Schönberg; lyric by Herbert Kretzmer and Alain Boublil

Points Given: 5

Heard this song before I knew any nominations, I’m so glad it won!

Best Original Score
5 Anna Karenina, Dario Marianelli
4 Argo, Alexandre Desplat
3 Life of Pi, Mychael Danna
1 Lincoln, John Williams
2 Skyfall, Thomas Newman

Points Given: 3

Best Makeup and Hairstyling
2 Hitchcock, Howard Berger, Peter Montagna and Martin Samuel
1 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Peter Swords King, Rick Findlater and Tami Lane
3 Les Misérables, Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell

Points Given: 1

Best Foreign Language Film
1 Amour, Austria
3 Kon-Tiki, Norway
2 No, Chile
4 A Royal Affair, Denmark
5 War Witch, Canada

Points Given: 5

Since it was also nominated for Best Picture this was dead easy.

Best Film Editing
1 Argo, William Goldenberg
2 Life of Pi, Tim Squyres
3 Lincoln, Michael Kahn
4 Silver Linings Playbook, Jay Cassidy and Crispin Struthers
5 Zero Dark Thirty, Dylan Tichenor and William Goldenberg

Points Given: 5

Best Documentary Short
5 Inocente
4 Kings Point
2 Mondays at Racine
3 Open Heart
1 Redemption

Points Given: 1

Best Documentary Feature
5 5 Broken Cameras
3 The Gatekeepers
2 How to Survive a Plague
1 The Invisible War
4 Searching for Sugar Man

Points Given: 2

Best Costume Design
5 Anna Karenina, Jacqueline Durran
1 Les Misérables, Paco Delgado
2 Lincoln, Joanna Johnston
2 Mirror Mirror, Eiko Ishioka
4 Snow White and the Huntsman, Colleen Atwood

Points Given: 1

Best Cinematography
5 Anna Karenina, Seamus McGarvey
4 Django Unchained, Robert Richardson
1 Life of Pi, Claudio Miranda
2 Lincoln, Janusz Kaminski
3 Skyfall, Roger Deakins

Points Given: 5

Best Animated Feature:
5 Brave
4 Frankenweenie
2 ParaNorman
3 The Pirates! Band of Misfits
1 Wreck-It Ralph

Points Given: 1

This one really annoyed me, Brave may not be Pixar’s worst film by a long shot, it is nowhere near the level of any of the other films this year, even Frankenweenie was better! I wanted Wreck-It-Ralph or ParaNorman to win, but I can’t argue now.

Best Adapted Screenplay
2 Argo, Chris Terrio
5 Beasts of the Southern Wild, Lucy Alibar and Benh Zeitlin,
3 Life of Pi, David Magee
1 Lincoln, Tony Kushner
4 Silver Linings Playbook, David O. Russell

Points Given: 4

Best Original Screenplay
2 Amour, Michael Haneke
1 Django Unchained, Quentin Tarantino
5 Flight, John Gatins
3 Moonrise Kingdom, Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola
4 Zero Dark Thirty, Mark Boal

Points Given: 5

Thank god they picked the filmmaker who’s awesome for this one.

Best Director
5 Michael Haneke, Amour
3 Ang Lee, Life of Pi
2 David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook
1 Steven Spielberg, Lincoln
4 Benh Zeitlin, Beasts of the Southern Wild

Points Given: 3

Best Supporting Actress
5 Amy Adams, The Master
1 Sally Field, Lincoln
2 Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables
3 Helen Hunt, The Sessions
4 Jacki Weaver, Silver Linings Playbook

Points Given: 4

Yeah everyone expected Anne Hathaway to win, but my god her singing was weak, I was hoping people would side towards someone of relevance and greater performance.

Best Supporting Actor
1 Alan Arkin, Argo
2 Robert De Niro, Silver Linings Playbook
5 Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
3 Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln
4 Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained

Points Given: 2

Best Actress
5 Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
4 Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
3 Emmanuelle Riva, Amour
1 Quvenzhane Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild
2 Naomi Watts, The Impossible

Points Given: 2

Best Actor
3 Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook
1 Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
4 Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables
5 Joaquin Phoenix, The Master
2 Denzel Washington, Flight

Points Given: 5

Best Picture
6 Amour
4 Argo
7 Beasts of the Southern Wild
5 Django Unchained
3 Les Miserables
2 Life of Pi
1 Lincoln
8 Silver Linings Playbook
9 Zero Dark Thirty

Points Given: 6

Now to tally up the scores.

I got 78 out of 122 points. This means my percentage was 63.9%, an improvement from last year’s 47.9%. Out of 24 categories, I predicted 7 accurately, down from last year’s 9 out of 25. So while my average predictions had improved, my accurate predictions went down, possibly due to the lack of judgement on some of the films nominated. But now, it’s on to hopefully more reviews and better predictions at the next Oscar Predictions in 2014!


3 thoughts on “Oscar Prediction Game 2013 Results

  1. I correctly predicted 9 categories this year, which was my same score as last year! Thankfully, of the 9, that included Best Animated Film and Best Animated Short.

  2. Must say that if I would choose the best animated feature, it would definitely be Wreck-it-Ralph! 🙂 But I knew they will pick Brave – it was Pixar, so they have to choose it. :/
    Also, I’m surprised about Argo being the best picture.

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