BEIJING, January 15, 2013 – Oscars 2013 will play out with the same excitement and enthusiasm as any other. The nominations are in, and on February 24th we will know the winners.
But in between now and then there lies a vast chasm of audience anticipation. But worry not, fervent reader. I intend to fill that gap with my highly scientific 85th academy awards predictions.
This one is easier to predict, though the field is filled with worthy actors, including Denzel Washington for Flight, Hugh Jackman for Les Misérables, Joaquin Phoenix for The Master and Bradley Cooper for Silver Linings Playbook.
That said, there is only one true contender in this category, the shape shifting, accent bending, Daniel Day-Lewis for Lincoln. This already two-time Oscar winner (Best Actor, My Left Foot (1989) and There Will Be Blood (2007)) goes for a three-peat later this month, with the momentum of a Golden Globe already at his back.
The only serious opposition he might face would come from Joaquin Phoenix for his eerie performance in The Master.
Bradley Cooper in “Silver Linings Playbook”
Daniel Day-Lewis in “Lincoln”
Hugh Jackman in “Les Misérables”
Joaquin Phoenix in “The Master”
Denzel Washington in “Flight”
Winner: Daniel Day-Lewis
The Upset: Joaquin Phoenix
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