Oscar Index: Everything's 'Dark' And 'Miserables,' Until We Get 'Unchained'

Les Miserables Oscar Prediction

Oscar Index 2013

Best Supporting Actor
1. Tommy Lee Jones (Lincoln)
2. Robert DeNiro (Silver Linings Playbook)
3. Phillip Seymour Hoffman (The Master)
4. Leonardo DiCaprio (Django Unchained)
5. Javier Bardem (Skyfall)

Tommy Lee Jones is the other big acting story to come out of Steven Spielberg's Lincoln, playing a Thaddeus Stevens. Robert DeNiro has received praise for what a number of insiders have called his best performance in years in Silver Linings Playbook. Oscar-winner Philip Seymour Hoffman shared Best Actor with Phoenix at the Venice Film Festival for The Master, though that film seems to have lost some momentum of late. Javier Bardem may very well make the cut for his role as the villain Silva in Skyfall.

Oscar Index 2013
Best Supporting Actress
1. Sally Field (Lincoln)
2. Anne Hathaway (Les Misérables)
3. Helen Hunt (The Sessions)
4. Judi Dench (Skyfall)
5. Amy Adams (The Master)

Anne Hathaway has drummed up early praise as the tragic Fantine in Les Misérables, though that film's exposure is still in its infancy and she faces strong contenders from Helen Hunt (The Sessions) and even Amy Adams (The Master). Much loved and often nominated (with one win in 1998 for a supporting role in Shakespeare in Love), Judi Dench may make the nomination cut for her latest turn as M in the mostly praised Skyfall. And Sally Field may make it a Lincoln sweep (if that is in the cards for the Spielberg-directed feature) as Mary Todd Lincoln.

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Additional reporting from Frank DiGiacomo and Brian Brooks.

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  • tp says:

    Amy Adams may not be nominated. Her role is a throwaway role, and her performance is forgettable.

  • Emily says:

    I miss Stu Van Airsdale who did these charts for Movieline for the last few years. He was really good at this, making charts and making them amusing. I don't think whoever is doing it now has quite got it. Could you please ask Stu to do this again? And pay him more, he's worth it.

  • AD says:

    Of all the categories, I believe Movieline's Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor picks are the most accurate. Day-Lewis is clearly the frontrunner for Best Actor, and I believe all five of the Best Supporting Actor picks are likely to get nominated (with the possible exception of Javier Bardem, unless the Academy really gets behind Skyfall, which it should). Tommy Lee Jones and Robert De Niro will definitely be duking it out for Supporting Actor come the new year, as both actors were great in their respective roles.

  • Anonymous says:

    Interesting pics, can't argue with most of them, but I think that you may be missing some major players from "Les Miserables", such as Tom Hooper for Director and one other supporting actor/actress nom from either Crowe, Redmayne, or Barks. Also, pretty sure at least Arkin is getting a nom from "Argo".

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