The Fifth Annual Gone Elsewhere Oscar Challenge

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Here I go again with another Oscar Challenge. It’s simple–just pick the winner in each of the 24 categories.

I suggest you simply cut and paste the list of categories below in a comment and type your choice of winner next to it. If you change your mind, either edit your comment or post a new one. I will take your last predictions as official.

Best Picture:
Best Director:
Best Actor:
Best Actress:
Best Supporting Actor:
Best Supporting Actress:
Best Original Screenplay:
Best Adapted Screenplay:
Best Foreign Language Film:
Best Animated Film:
Best Cinematography:
Best Editing:
Best Production Design:
Best Costume Design:
Best Song:
Best Musical Score:
Best Documentary Feature:
Best Documentary Short Subject:
Best Makeup and Hairstyles:
Best Animated Short Subject:
Best Live Action Short Subject:
Best Sound Editing:
Best Sound Mixing:
Best Visual Effects:

The nominees can be found all over the web, including here.

Deadline will be six PM blog-time on Sunday the 24th. The Oscar show is that night.

About Jackrabbit Slim

Location: Vegas, Baby! I’m much older than the other whippersnappers here, a baby boomer. I tend to be more snobbish about film, disdaining a lot of the multiplex fare for “cinema.” My favorite films: Woody Allen’s oeuvre (up until about 1990), The Godfather, The Graduate, A Hard Day’s Night, Pulp Fiction. Politics: Well, George McGovern was my political hero. I’m also a prickly atheist. Occupation: Poised to be an English teacher in Las Vegas. For many years I was an editor at Penthouse Magazine. My role on this blog seems to be writing lots of reviews and being the resident Oscar maven.

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  1. Best Picture: Argo
    Best Director: David O.Russell
    Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis
    Best Actress: Jennifer Lawrence
    Best Supporting Actor: Robert Deniro
    Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway
    Best Original Screenplay: Django Unchained
    Best Adapted Screenplay: Silver Linings Playbook
    Best Foreign Language Film: Amour
    Best Animated Film: Brave
    Best Cinematography: Skyfall
    Best Editing: Zero Dark Thirty
    Best Production Design: Lincoln
    Best Costume Design: Lincoln
    Best Song: Suddenly
    Best Musical Score: Life of Pi
    Best Documentary Feature: Searching for Sugarman
    Best Documentary Short Subject: Redemption
    Best Makeup and Hairstyles: Les Miserables
    Best Animated Short Subject: Paperman
    Best Live Action Short Subject: Henry
    Best Sound Editing: Zero Dark Thirty
    Best Sound Mixing: Skyfall
    Best Visual Effects: Life of Pi

  2. Best Picture: Silver Linings Playbook
    Best Director: David O. Russell
    Best Actor: Hugh Jackman
    Best Actress: Quvenzhané Wallis
    Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz
    Best Supporting Actress: Jacki Weaver
    Best Original Screenplay: Zero Dark Thirty
    Best Adapted Screenplay: Silver Linings Playbook
    Best Foreign Language Film: Amour
    Best Animated Film: Brave
    Best Cinematography: Skyfall
    Best Editing: Zero Dark Thirty
    Best Production Design: Anna Karenina
    Best Costume Design: Anna Karenina
    Best Song: Skyfall
    Best Musical Score: Lincoln
    Best Documentary Feature: 5 Broken Cameras
    Best Documentary Short Subject: Open Heart
    Best Makeup and Hairstyles: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
    Best Animated Short Subject: Paperman
    Best Live Action Short Subject: Dood van een Schaduw
    Best Sound Editing: Skyfall
    Best Sound Mixing: Lincoln
    Best Visual Effects: Life of Pi

  3. Best Picture: Zero Dark Thirty
    Best Director: David O. Russell
    Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis
    Best Actress: Jessica Chastain
    Best Supporting Actor: Robert De Niro
    Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway
    Best Original Screenplay: “Zero Dark Thirty” Written by Mark Boal
    Best Adapted Screenplay: “Argo” Screenplay by Chris Terrio
    Best Foreign Language Film: “Amour” Austria
    Best Animated Film: “Wreck-It Ralph”
    Best Cinematography: “Lincoln” Janusz Kaminski
    Best Editing: “Zero Dark Thirty” Dylan Tichenor and William Goldenberg
    Best Production Design: “Lincoln”
    Best Costume Design: “Les Misérables” Paco Delgado
    Best Song: “Skyfall” by Adele
    Best Musical Score: “Argo” Alexandre Desplat
    Best Documentary Feature: “Searching for Sugar Man” by Malik Bendjelloul
    Best Documentary Short Subject: “Open Heart”
    Best Makeup and Hairstyles: “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”
    Best Animated Short Subject: “Paperman” John Kahrs
    Best Live Action Short Subject: “Buzkashi Boys” Sam French and Ariel Nasr
    Best Sound Editing: “Zero Dark Thirty” Paul N.J. Ottosson
    Best Sound Mixing: “Zero Dark Thirty” Paul N.J. Ottosson
    Best Visual Effects: “Life of Pi”

  4. Best Picture: Argo
    Best Director: Ang Lee
    Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis
    Best Actress: Jennifer Lawrence
    Best Supporting Actor: Robert De Niro
    Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway
    Best Original Screenplay: Zero Dark Thirty
    Best Adapted Screenplay: Argo
    Best Foreign Language Film: Amour
    Best Animated Film: Wreck-It Ralph
    Best Cinematography: Life of Pi
    Best Editing: Argo
    Best Production Design: Lincoln
    Best Costume Design: Anna Karenina
    Best Song: “Skyfall”
    Best Musical Score: Life of Pi
    Best Documentary Feature: Searching for Sugar Man
    Best Documentary Short Subject: Inocente
    Best Makeup and Hairstyles: Les Miserables
    Best Animated Short Subject: Paperman
    Best Live Action Short Subject: Curfew
    Best Sound Editing: Life of Pi
    Best Sound Mixing: Les Miserables
    Best Visual Effects: Life of Pi

  5. Master cinematographer Robert Richardson once again got robbed by someone who lit was is basically an animated movie.

  6. True enough. Same could be said for Deakins. Honestly, even aside from the CGI component, I thought that Life of Pi was the weakest of the nominees in that category.

  7. Robert Richardson has won three Oscars, I think he’ll get over it. Deakins, on the hand, has never won. However, Gregg Allman, er, Claudio Miranda, did win the ASC Award, which is voted on by nothing but cinematographers.

  8. Sorry, I think we’re getting off my main beef. It pains me to see Richardson lose to animated films.

  9. I fully agree that Deakins, who lit one of the greatest cinematography feats this new millenium, True Grit, got supremely robbed by some dude who lit the dream movie.

  10. Deakins’s nominations:

    The Shawshank Redemption
    Fargo
    Kundun
    O Brother, Where Art Thou?
    The Man Who Wasn’t There
    No Country for Old Men
    The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
    The Reader (shared)
    True Grit
    Skyfall

  11. Christoph Waltz must have some sort of record for having won an oscar twice for playing the same character in two different movies, each movie by the same director.

  12. It’s a crime and a sin that Deakins got no nomination for the remarkable cinematography that was A Serious Man.

  13. I agree with you. I didn’t like Skyfall, but the cinematography was great, and I felt it was the best of them all.

    Is Kristen Stewart high or something?

  14. So…who’s winning this thing so far?

    Seth MacFarlane? I’m generally not a fan, but he’s doing the best job anyone’s done with this gig in a long time.

  15. Sorry, I meant the challenge…between us.
    He’s really gotten some irreverent zingers in there. It’s more like a Golden Globes than an Oscar.

  16. Too nervous? Her agent, the agency, various and sundry members of the crew, all the female actors not even nominated…but not the guy who guided her for 30 days to her oscar?

  17. I didn’t care for this year’s Oscars. Waltz winning twice for the same role? Django winning oscar screenplay…boobie songs…Life of Pi winning everything Argo didn’t…anywho. Well played, Slim. 20? I want to see the Oscar winning short ‘Curfew’.

  18. Too nervous? Her agent, the agency, various and sundry members of the crew, all the female actors not even nominated…but not the guy who guided her for 30 days to her oscar?

    She’s working with him again, so I guess she doesn’t hate him. But she did trip, so I think she got thrown off. Give her a break.

  19. Has there been any oscar where the first lady announced the best picture? Or any category? Am I the only one who found that strange? I don’t wanna see politicians there. Let the old man with the strange glasses do it. He’s famous.

  20. Crash and burned, oh well. I’ve tuned in for 5 minutes of the Oscars before and bailed after 15 min or so of Billy Crystal last year – but I think this is the first time I haven’t watched a single second of the broadcast. I just couldn’t do 3+ hours of Seth McFarlane.

  21. I gotta say, I’m in complete agreeance with Wells that the awards were just…wrong. Unchained wasn’t nearly the best writing I saw all year and Waltz now has two oscars for playing the same guy and Affleck deserved a directing Oscar and Deakins…the more I think about what Slim and Brian pointed out, you know, for a master of light like him (Really, A Serious Man still stays with me) to be 0-for 8 or 9…anyway. Poor, poor evening.

  22. I did appreciate how much of Affleck’s boyish charm has apparently held-over since winning for Goodwill Hunting…says a lot. And it’s nice to see.

  23. Huh. I’m with James. Didn’t see it that good. And using William Shatner as Kirk to come from the future to show online reviews and to play a ‘boobie song’? You thought that worked well?
    And my FB has pilloried me as much and as quickly as you, Slim, for the egregious act of a young girl not thanking one of America’s premiere directors.

  24. I watched some clips on Gawker and actually found myself laughing. I’ll probably watch it streaming tonight or something where I can fast forward.

  25. I thought the boobie song worked because the actresses in question played along (they were obviously filmed earlier). The sock puppet thing was funny, too. I think he was edgy without being as offensive as Ricky Gervais. Of course it’s all over the Net that he was terrible, but that happens every year. There’s no pleasing some people.

  26. Oh, yeah, they’re funny James. The Mel Gibson and Jouaquin Phoenix thing, the evisceration of so many things. That’s why it was like a golden globe.
    You know, it was like TED! I gut-laughed like 6 times, and then I kept asking myself why the hell I was watching.
    So I guess it made sense in that sense.

  27. With ratings being so high, I’d have to imagine McFarlane is going to be asked back almost immediately. They’ll probably just get Jimmy Fallon, though.

  28. Those two articles are both really pathetic. The Salon article, especially, seems to be having its cake and eating it too, imagining punchlines to improve MacFarlane’s jokes while at the same time pretending to be disgusted with his level of humor.

    What hypocritical bullshit.

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