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Oscar 2013 Winner Predictions Picture

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Oscar 2013 Winner Predictions: Picture
Oscar 2013 Winner Predictions: Picture

Despite the hysteria, it may not be appropriate yet to call a time of death on the decades and decades’ worth of precedent that will be shattered when Argo wins Best Picture despite very conspicuously not being nominated for its director, not having even remotely close to the year’s highest nomination tally (it trails behind four other films), and not having even a halfway plausible shot at winning more than two other categories aside from this one. After all, there’s still one tradition working in the movie’s favor. It’s going to win the all-important Oscar for Best Editing, some would say for how exhilaratingly it crosscuts between a grim interrogation at a Mehrabad Airport checkpoint, Walter White barking out commands in D.C., and Alan Arkin and John Goodman being humorously cockblocked from answering their telephone by archetypal union (i.e. guild) workers, whereas others would say for how ruthlessly it edits out any historical perspective that doesn’t turn the Iranian populace into swarthy pod people.

Ranking Oscar’s 2013 Nominees

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Ranking Oscar’s 2013 Nominees
Ranking Oscar’s 2013 Nominees

The 85th annual Academy Awards will take place on Sunday, February 24 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Starting tomorrow, check back daily as we predict the winner in every Oscar category. This year, 53 films received nominations in 24 categories, and with the exception of Chasing Ice, which I feel no compulsion to seek out, I’ve seen them all. Below, a ranked list, from best to worst, of those 52 films.