RT's Oscar Picks 2013 - Results

Summary

We at Rotten Tomatoes freely admit we're not the world's greatest Oscar prognosticators. Still, we did a bit better than usual this year; while there were some surprises (Sound Editing was a tie?!) and a few winners that aren't all that surprising in retrospect, most of our predictions came true at the 85th Annual Academy Awards. Read on to see how our forecast squared with the final results! Back to Article

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Olivia Iswara

Olivia Iswara

I think it is a special film. Expect it to be a classic in a few years.

Feb 22 - 02:06 AM

Brice Belian

Brice Belian

I agree Wreck-it Ralph is much better and creative (Brave is rubbish), but it's about forecasting what the Academy will choose and not what we like...

Feb 22 - 02:41 AM

William Muniz

William Muniz

Argo was masterfull storytelling, it should win best pictures

Feb 22 - 03:00 AM

Jo M.

Jo Maps

Looks like I am the only one who thinks that Jessica Chastain's acting in ZDT is somewhat overrated.
I agree she is a great actress (loved her in Take Shelter for example), but that particular role was really one-dimensional. She spent her time just sulking and looking somewhat bored, apart from one single scene when she threatened Kyle Chandler's character (and that the one scene shown everytime for her nominations, funnily enough). I dont believe this particular role was a particular testament of her talent.
For pure acting on a specific role, Emmanuelle Riva was extraordinary in Amour.

Feb 22 - 03:09 AM

Edwin Arauz

Edwin Arauz

Agree with you, Riva made an outstanding performance

Feb 23 - 07:23 AM

Mark Angelini

Mark Angelini

Man, I'd love to see wins for Skyfall in the Best Original Score and Best Cinematography categories. Too bad it won't happen

Feb 22 - 05:30 AM

Justin Taylor

Justin Taylor

Django Unchained was the best film of the year hands down.

Feb 22 - 05:52 AM

Sebastian O.

Sebastian Ochoa

Say the phrase "will win" one more time, I dare you.

Feb 22 - 06:53 AM

Ahmed Reloaded

Ahmed Reloaded

Hahaha.

Feb 22 - 03:08 PM

Ahmed Reloaded

Ahmed Reloaded

And once again - hahahahah No hard feelings, Yonatan... :)

Feb 22 - 03:09 PM

Pio Lumongsod Jr.

Pio Lumongsod Jr.

Frankenweennie, anyone?

Feb 22 - 07:02 AM

Guilherme Bich

Guilherme Bich

I don't know why, but i 'dont want Jennifer Lawrence to win the Oscar. I'm rooting for Emmanuelle Riva and Jessica Chastain.

Feb 22 - 07:56 AM

simon m.

simon modica

This is a pretty boring winners list(except for Lawrence). Looks like the Oscars will be pretty dull. Great year for movies though. Too bad the best ones won't win.

Feb 22 - 08:30 AM

Joshua McLaughlin

Joshua McLaughlin

I feel bad for Joaquin Phoenix.

Feb 22 - 09:26 AM

Ruggero Melis

Ruggero Melis

right? also, why no one is considering philip seymour hoffman for supporting actor?

Feb 22 - 09:42 AM

Oliver D.

Oliver Davidson

Couldn't agree more. Phoenix's performance was amazing. The best of the year by far. Day-Lewis has mentioned it on more than one occasion. I'm pretty sure that Day-Lewis believes that Phoenix's performance was the best of the year; even better than his own as Lincoln.

Feb 22 - 05:00 PM

Bigbrother

Big Brother

I wonder if this doesn't have anything to do with his Kaufmann-esque antics from a few years ago. The entertainment industry doesn't like being mocked.

Feb 22 - 05:02 PM

Ruggero Melis

Ruggero Melis

right? also, why no one is considering philip seymour hoffman for supporting actor?

Feb 22 - 09:42 AM

Sally Barns

Sally Barns

Speaking of make-up and hairstyling, can anyone tell me *why* the hobbits' ear are pointed in the films when they aren't in the books? Who thought that one up?

Feb 22 - 10:23 AM

Adam Poynter

Adam Poynter

Did anyone else notice Best Director was left off their predictions list?

Feb 22 - 10:58 AM

Thomas Lindholm

Thomas Lindholm

Probably gonna be pretty close to the result. I am however a bit shocked by the presence of a poorly constructed paint by numbers rom com in the best picture discussion.

Feb 22 - 11:12 AM

Jon West

Jon West

God help us if they do.

Feb 22 - 11:24 AM

David Czebieniak

David Czebieniak

God help us??...really??...wow...talk about an overreaction.

Feb 22 - 07:15 PM

Jose Rojas

Jose Rojas

Respond to an "overreaction" with an overreaction. Good job.

Feb 23 - 11:15 AM

Jon West

Jon West

She was flat, boring, and non-existent the last 30 minutes of the movie.

Feb 22 - 11:25 AM

JD Shippel

JD Shippel

False. She was subtle, something the role called for. She was brilliant.

Feb 22 - 11:55 AM

David Platt

David Platt

Agreed; shame the film she was in is a dull, boring mess. She was brilliant the film wasn't, it was no where near as good as The Hurt Locker.

Feb 22 - 01:04 PM

Bryce Sage

Bryce Sage

@ David what were you smoking? Hurt Locker was an overrated bore and ZD30 is the best film this year, more sorely snubbed than Argo (which steals all the pity votes ZD30 should be getting).

Feb 22 - 04:07 PM

Venkatesh Saranathan

Venkatesh Saranathan

I think the movie was flat and emotionless. Almost like a documentary of events. I didn't find myself rooting or attached towards Chastain's character unlike Argo. Rooting for Lawrence to win Best actress.

Feb 22 - 04:31 PM

Jon West

Jon West

wat

Feb 22 - 11:25 AM

Vyom Nautiyal

Vyom Nautiyal

I disagree on this with Best Animated Feature and Best Original Score; Best Animated Feature I think will most likely go to Wreck-It-Ralph and Best Original Score is probably going to go to Life of Pi. I agree with their other picks though.

Feb 22 - 11:39 AM

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