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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Dave J

Dave J

It's funny you should say that because just the other day, and according to Jimmy Carter who was President at the time when this "Argo" thing happened said that it was the Canadians or the Canadian Ambassador that did all the work- not the CIA! But he still liked the film despite it's accuracies!

Feb 22 - 02:37 PM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

The whole chase at the end is a fabrication. I don't mind it so much because it's simply an entertainment kind of film, and unlike "ZD30", the inaccuracies don't contradict the moral point of the film.

Feb 22 - 02:46 PM

Dave J

Dave J

Oh yes, thank you for reminding me about that because Carter also said that the chase thing didn't happened either- his description was different! And while the torture scenes in ZDT are still in dispute since some say it didn't happened while they're others say that it did! I have to say though, ZDT is not the first film that has done this though- "Battle Of Algiers" also made claims that the torture tactics worked back at that particular time as well!

Feb 22 - 03:50 PM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

No one disputes the use of torture, it's a matter of public record. The question is in its effectiveness. Actually, I agree with the film's defenders that, if anything, it shows that torture was slow to produce desired results. But Panetta has gone on record saying that the information regarding Bin Laden's courier was aquired from a detainee PRIOR to being tortured. (Of course, someone could have wondered why there was a mansion next to a military academy in a relatively poor area of Pakistan) I take more issue with Bigelow and Boal's attempts to play victim over being called out for this inconsistancy. "It's just a movie" doesn't gel with the stressed importance of what was supposed to be an accurate account, barely a year after the fact, and at a time when the photos of OBL's corpse are still classified. It's just not particularly honest, and they should admit it.

Feb 22 - 04:04 PM

Dave J

Dave J

Well, in defense of ZDT- all I can say is that it's just a "Rashomon" since you may be correct about the sh-t you're saying about the couriers but the thing is that Panetta never wanted to participate in the making of this film no matter how much they're willing to pay him, saying that the only information Bigelow used are the ones she can get- this project was initially intended to be based from some book a few years ago written about the ordeal by someone who was at one time part of that mission which was to go after OBL, so after he was killed- Bigelow had to change her film again into doing just that!

Feb 22 - 04:28 PM

Dave J

Dave J

Are you referring about it's accuarcies or by the movie experience overall?

Feb 22 - 02:39 PM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

I still haven't seen "Skyfall", sadly, but I've seen stills from that scene, and it does look amazing.

Feb 22 - 02:44 PM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

The whole chase at the end is a fabrication. I don't mind it so much because it's simply an entertainment kind of film, and unlike "ZD30", the inaccuracies don't contradict the moral point of the film.

Feb 22 - 02:46 PM

Sumo Barata

Sumo Barata

Best Actress:Emmanuelle Riva

Feb 22 - 02:49 PM

Ahmed Reloaded

Ahmed Reloaded

Leonardo is my pick too. His best acting so far.

Feb 22 - 03:05 PM

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

Ahmed Reloaded

Ahmed Reloaded

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

Feb 22 - 03:09 PM

Miguel M.

Miguel Mayorga

I think Zero dark thirty should win more academy awards

Feb 22 - 03:18 PM

Rob Mapplebeck

Rob Mapplebeck

Bad picks by the academy are why I make great drinks for the party!

Feb 22 - 03:43 PM

Dave J

Dave J

Oh yes, thank you for reminding me about that because Carter also said that the chase thing didn't happened either- his description was different! And while the torture scenes in ZDT are still in dispute since some say it didn't happened while they're others say that it did! I have to say though, ZDT is not the first film that has done this though- "Battle Of Algiers" also made claims that the torture tactics worked back at that particular time as well!

Feb 22 - 03:50 PM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

No one disputes the use of torture, it's a matter of public record. The question is in its effectiveness. Actually, I agree with the film's defenders that, if anything, it shows that torture was slow to produce desired results. But Panetta has gone on record saying that the information regarding Bin Laden's courier was aquired from a detainee PRIOR to being tortured. (Of course, someone could have wondered why there was a mansion next to a military academy in a relatively poor area of Pakistan) I take more issue with Bigelow and Boal's attempts to play victim over being called out for this inconsistancy. "It's just a movie" doesn't gel with the stressed importance of what was supposed to be an accurate account, barely a year after the fact, and at a time when the photos of OBL's corpse are still classified. It's just not particularly honest, and they should admit it.

Feb 22 - 04:04 PM

Dave J

Dave J

Well, in defense of ZDT- all I can say is that it's just a "Rashomon" since you may be correct about the sh-t you're saying about the couriers but the thing is that Panetta never wanted to participate in the making of this film no matter how much they're willing to pay him, saying that the only information Bigelow used are the ones she can get- this project was initially intended to be based from some book a few years ago written about the ordeal by someone who was at one time part of that mission which was to go after OBL, so after he was killed- Bigelow had to change her film again into doing just that!

Feb 22 - 04:28 PM

Joy K.

Joy K

Lincoln is definitely a better film than Argo and has a better screenplay. I have a feeling Amour may surprise us with Best Director and Original Screenplay.

Feb 22 - 03:52 PM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

No one disputes the use of torture, it's a matter of public record. The question is in its effectiveness. Actually, I agree with the film's defenders that, if anything, it shows that torture was slow to produce desired results. But Panetta has gone on record saying that the information regarding Bin Laden's courier was aquired from a detainee PRIOR to being tortured. (Of course, someone could have wondered why there was a mansion next to a military academy in a relatively poor area of Pakistan) I take more issue with Bigelow and Boal's attempts to play victim over being called out for this inconsistancy. "It's just a movie" doesn't gel with the stressed importance of what was supposed to be an accurate account, barely a year after the fact, and at a time when the photos of OBL's corpse are still classified. It's just not particularly honest, and they should admit it.

Feb 22 - 04:04 PM

Dave J

Dave J

Take my word for it "Skyfall" does have some inconsistencies- it's almost as if the writers watched Nolans Batman films to come up with the plot for this one!

Feb 22 - 04:06 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

Dave J

Dave J

Well, in defense of ZDT- all I can say is that it's just a "Rashomon" since you may be correct about the sh-t you're saying about the couriers but the thing is that Panetta never wanted to participate in the making of this film no matter how much they're willing to pay him, saying that the only information Bigelow used are the ones she can get- this project was initially intended to be based from some book a few years ago written about the ordeal by someone who was at one time part of that mission which was to go after OBL, so after he was killed- Bigelow had to change her film again into doing just that!

Feb 22 - 04:28 PM

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