The biggest honor in Hollywood is receiving an Oscar. The blood, sweat and tears all push actors, actresses and directors towards the one award that cements their name in Hollywood history. The Oscar awards are just around the corner and Elysium Magazine reviewed the nominations and picked out our favourites to win the little golden man. Seth MacFarlance and Emma Stone will not need to wait for the big day to see who will win; you read it here first!
BEST PICTURE: Argo
Despite movies such as Lincoln, Life of Pi and Zero Dark Thirty in the nominations list, we believe it will be Argo’s year at the Academy Awards.
Beast of the Southern Wild
Life of Pi
Silver Linings Playbook
BEST ACTRESS: Jennifer Lawrence
A fantastic role in Silver Linings Playbook will see Lawrence take the gold this year. Elysium Towers were torn between Lawrence and Chastain, both amazing actresses but the flip of the coin meant we are backing Lawrence.
Jessica Chastain – Zero Dark Thirty
Jennifer Lawrence – Silver Linings Playbook
Emmanuelle Riva – Amour
Quvenzhané Wallis – Beasts of the Southern Wild
Naomi Watts – The Impossible
BEST ACTOR: Daniel Day-Lewis
Another victory for Lincoln here, we predict, but there is some serious competition from Cooper, Jackman and Washington here. Not sure why Ben Affleck was not nominated here….
Bradley Cooper – Silver Linings Playbook
Daniel Day-Lewis – Lincoln
Hugh Jackman – Les Misérables
Joaquin Phoenix – The Master
Denzel Washington – Flight
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Robert DeNiro
This was a tough one for us at Elysium Towers, after throughly thinking about the possibilities of who, what and why we came up with DeNiro. He should start to prepare his third Oscar speech!
Philip Seymour Hoffman – The Master
Robert DeNiro – Silver Linings Playbook
Alan Arkin – Argo
Tommy Lee Jones – Lincoln
Christoph Waltz – Django Unchained
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Anne Hathaway
This is a easy one for us, Les Miserables was not the Hollywood blockbuster everyone thought it would be at the box office but the love for it in Hollywood is still strong. Hathaway did a sterling job and we are sure she will take the gold piece for her collection.
Sally Field – Lincoln
Anne Hathaway – Les Miserables
Jacki Weaver – Silver Linings Playbook
Helen Hunt – The Sessions
Amy Adams – The Master
BEST DIRECTOR: Steven Spielberg
Best Director and Best Picture usually are tied but this year we can see Lincoln taking the gold here.
Steven Spielberg (Lincoln)
Ang Lee (Life of Pi)
David O. Russell (Silver Linings Playbook)
Michael Haneke (Amour)
Benh Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild)
For further information about the Oscars and the full listing of nominations visit http://oscar.go.com/nominees