So we are at a bit of lull in the Oscar race, which means it is a good time to look at the point where we stand in terms of winners. I know it is bad luck to predict movies or performances that have not been seen, but sometimes it is a necessary evil. So here is where I think we stand heading into November and the critics in December.
Best Picture - Argo
Best Director - Ben Affleck "Argo"
Best Actor - Daniel Day-Lewis "Lincoln"
Best Actress - Jennifer Lawrence "Silver Lining's Playbook"
Best Supporting Actor - Philip Seymour Hoffman "The Master"
Best Supporting Actress - Sally Field "Lincoln"
Best Adapted Screenplay - Chris Terrio "Argo"
Best Original Screenplay - Paul Thomas Anderson "The Master"
Best Animated Feature - Brave
Best Foreign Language Film - Amour
Best Production Design - Les Miserables
Best Cinematography - Life of Pi
Best Costume Design - Anna Karenina
Best Film Editing - Argo
Best Makeup and Hair - Cloud Atlas
Best Original Score - John Williams "Lincoln"
Best Original Song - Les Miserables - Suddenly
Best Sound Editing - Zero Dark Thirty
Best Sound Mixing - Les Miserables
Best Visual Effects - Life of Pi