Oscar Night

I don't, generally speaking, like award shows. It's not for pretentious "art shouldn't be judged" reasons (Because it totally should. Otherwise, how do we know what's good?) so much as it is for "they're all pretty boring" reasons.

But I make an exception for the Oscars. 

I like movies and I love competing and Oscar night combines those interests. So thrill to my successes and heartbreaks via Twitter and follow along with my list below. M choices are in bold and ALL CAPS. At the end of the night, I'll give you the final count and let you know if I won any contests. Which I will, because I'm awesome.

Best Picture

AMOUR

ARGO

BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD

DJANGO UNCHAINED

LES MISERABLES

LIFE OF PI

LINCOLN

SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK

ZERO DARK THIRTY

Actor in a Leading Role

BRADLEY COOPER (Silver Linings Playbook)

DANIEL DAY-LEWIS (Lincoln)

HUGH JACKMAN (Les Miserables)

JOAQUIN PHOENIX (The Master)

DENZEL WASHINGTON (Flight)

Actress in a Leading Role

JESSICA CHASTAIN (Zero Dark Thirty)

JENNIFER LAWRENCE (Silver Linings Playbook)

EMMANUELLE RIVA (Amour)

QUVENZHANE WALLIS (Beasts of the Southern Wild)

NAOMI WATTS (The Impossible)

Actor in a Supporting Role

ALAN ARKIN (Argo)

ROBERT DE NIRO (Silver Linings Playbook)

PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN (The Master)

TOMMY LEE JONES (Lincoln)

CHRISTOPH WALTZ (Django Unchained)

Actress in a Supporting Role

AMY ADAMS (The Master)

SALLY FIELD (Lincoln)

ANNE HATHAWAY (Les Miserables)

HELEN HUNT (The Sessions)

JACKI WEAVER (Silver Linings Playbook)

Animated Feature Film

BRAVE

FRANKENWEENIE

PARANORMAN

THE PIRATES! BAND OF MISFITS

WRECK-IT RALPH

Cinematography

ANNA KARENINA

DJANGO UNCHAINED

LIFE OF PI

LINCOLN

SKYFALL

Costume Design

ANNA KARENINA

LES MISERABLES

LINCOLN

MIRROR MIRROR

SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN

Directing

AMOUR (Michael Haneke)

BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD (Benh Zeitlin)

LIFE OF PI (Ang Lee)

LINCOLN (Steven Spielberg)

SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK (David O. Russell)

Documentary Feature

5 BROKEN CAMERAS

THE GATEKEEPERS

HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE

THE INVISIBLE WAR

SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN

Documentary Short Subject

INOCENTE

KINGS POINT

MONDAYS AT RACINE

OPEN HEART

REDEMPTION

Film Editing

ARGO

LIFE OF PI

LINCOLN

SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK

ZERO DARK THIRTY

Foreign Language Film

AMOUR

KON-TIKI

NO

A ROYAL AFFAIR

WAR WITCH

Makeup and Hairstyling

HITCHCOCK

THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY

LES MISERABLES

Music (Original Score)

ANNA KARENINA

ARGO

LIFE OF PI

LINCOLN

SKYFALL

Music (Original Song)

BEFORE MY TIME (Chasing Ice)

EVERYBODY NEEDS A BEST FRIEND (Ted)

PI’S LULLABY (Life of Pi)

SKYFALL (Skyfall)

SUDDENLY (Les Miserables)

Production Design

ANNA KARENINA

THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY

LES MISERABLES

LIFE OF PI

LINCOLN

Short Film (Animated)

ADAM AND DOG

FRESH GUACAMOLE

HEAD OVER HEELS

MAGGIE SIMPSON IN “THE LONGEST DAYCARE”

PAPERMAN

Short Film (Live Action)

ASAD

BUZKASHI BOYS

CURFEW

DEATH OF A SHADOW (DOOD VAN EEN SCHADUW)

HENRY

Sound Editing

ARGO

DJANGO UNCHAINED

LIFE OF PI

SKYFALL

ZERO DARK THIRTY

Sound Mixing

ARGO

LES MISERABLES

LIFE OF PI

LINCOLN

SKYFALL

Visual Effects

THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY

LIFE OF PI

MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS

PROMETHEUS

SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

ARGO

BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD

LIFE OF PI

LINCOLN

SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK

Writing (Original Screenplay)

AMOUR

DJANGO UNCHAINED

FLIGHT

MOONRISE KINGDOM

ZERO DARK THIRTY

A golden idol sought after by many, coveted by more, provides pride to those who possess. Yeah, nothing to worry about there. (from http://www.oneclickroot.com)

A golden idol sought after by many, coveted by more, provides pride to those who possess. Yeah, nothing to worry about there. (from http://www.oneclickroot.com)