This Sunday evening (24 February), the 85th Academy Awards ceremony will take place at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre, with Steven Spielberg’s presidential biopic Lincoln leading the way with an insurmountable 12 nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director for Spielberg himself. Following closely behind are Ang Lee’s stunning Yann Martel adaptation Life of Pi (11), Tom Hooper’ssweeping musical Les Misérables (8)and David O’ Russell’s bipolar rom-comSilver Linings Playbook(8). In the Best Actor category, Daniel Day-Lewis is dead-cert to pick up the award, whilst the Best Actress Oscar could prove a far more open race – with at least three of the five nominees in with a viable shot at glory. Here are our predictions as to who will walk away with what on the night.
Best Picture Which film will win? ARGO (dir. Ben Affleck) Which film deserves to win? AMOUR (dir. Michael Haneke)
Best Director Who will win? Ang Lee (LIFE OF PI) Who deserves to win? Michael Haneke (AMOUR)
Who will win? Jennifer Lawrence (SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK) Who deserves to win? Emmanuel Riva (AMOUR)
Best Actor Who will win? Daniel Day-Lewis (LINCOLN) Who deserves to win? Joaquin Phoenix (THE MASTER)
Best Supporting Actress Who will win? Anne Hathaway (LES MISERABLES) Who deserves to win? Anne Hathaway
Best Supporting Actor Who will win? Robert De Niro (SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK) Who deserves to win? Philip Seymour Hoffman (THE MASTER)
Best Foreign Language Film
Which film will win? AMOUR Which film deserves to win? AMOUR
Best Animation Which film will win? BRAVE (dir. Mark Andrews) Which film deserves to win? THE PIRATES! (dir. Peter Lord) Best Documentary Feature Which film will win? SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN (dir. Malik Bendjelloul) Which film deserves to win? SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN
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