Since most of my votes went with “Lincoln”, my final tally was a little off, but I still got 17 categories right, which I choose to believe is rather good for such an unpredictable year. Although I don’t feel “Argo” was the obvious choice for Best Picture, especially without any acting or directing nominations, I refuse to be bitter about it and will simply relish in my accomplishment of finishing the Oscar Challenge 100% this year. Now starts the countdown to next year.

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***Best Picture : “Lincoln” // (“Argo”)
Actor in a Leading Role : Daniel Day-Lewis, “Lincoln”
***Actor in a Supporting Role : Tommy Lee Jones, “Lincoln” // (Christoph Waltz, “Django Unchained”)
Actress in a Leading Role : Jennifer Lawrence, “Silver Linings Playbook”
Actress in a Supporting Role : Anne Hathaway, “Les Misérables”
Animated Feature Film : “Brave”
***Cinematography : “Skyfall”; Roger Deakins // (“Life Of Pi”; Claudio Miranda)
Costume Design : “Anna Karenina”; Jacqueline Durran
***Directing : Steven Spielberg, “Lincoln” // (Ang Lee; “Life Of Pi”)
Documentary (Feature) : “Searching for Sugar Man,” Red Box Films
Documentary (Short Subject) : “Inocente”
Film Editing : “Argo”; William Goldenberg
Foreign Language Film : Austria, “Amour,” Michael Haneke, director
***Makeup & Hairstyling : “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” //  (“Les Miserables”)
Music (Original Score) : “Life of Pi,” Mychael Danna, composer
Music (Original Song) : “Skyfall” from “Skyfall”
***Production Design : “Anna Karenina”; Sarah Greenwood and Katie Spencer // (“Lincoln”)
Short Film (Animated) : “Paperman,” John Kahrs, director (Disney Animation Studios)
Short Film (Live Action) : “Curfew”
Sound Editing : “Zero Dark Thirty”
Sound Mixing : “Les Misérables”
Visual Effects  : “Life of Pi”
**Writing (Adapted Screenplay) : “Lincoln”; Tom Kushner  //  (“Argo”; Chris Terio)
Writing (Original Screenplay) : “Django Unchained”; Quentin Tarantino

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