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Awards Watch Launches with Dave Karger's Oscars Picks

Posted by Dave Karger on December 11, 2012

Hello, Fandango fans! This week we are launching our Awards Watch movie guide, which will keep you updated throughout the Oscar, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild award season. I'm particularly excited about the launch of my new original video series, The Frontrunners, where I will interview top award contenders and give my analysis and predictions for the season's biggest prizes. Starting today I will also be compiling weekly ranked lists of the main competitors in the six major categories. Check back every week to see who's up and who's down.



1. Les Miserables

2. Lincoln

3. Silver Linings Playbook

4. Argo

5. Zero Dark Thirty

6. Life of Pi

7. Django Unchained

8. Beasts of the Southern Wild

9. Amour

10. Moonrise Kingdom

11. The Master

12. The Dark Knight Rises

13. The Impossible

14. Flight

15. Skyfall



1. Tom Hooper, Les Miserables

2. Ben Affleck, Argo

3. Steven Spielberg, Lincoln

4. David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook

5. Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty

6. Ang Lee, Life of Pi

7. Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained

8. Michael Haneke, Amour

9. Paul Thomas Anderson, The Master

10. Christopher Nolan, The Dark Knight Rises



1. Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln

2. Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables

3. Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook

4. Denzel Washington, Flight

5. John Hawkes, The Sessions

6. Joaquin Phoenix, The Master

7. Richard Gere, Arbitrage

8. Anthony Hopkins, Hitchcock

9. Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained

10. Jamie Foxx, Django Unchained



1. Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook

2. Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty

3. Naomi Watts, The Impossible

4. Emmanuelle Riva, Amour

5. Marion Cotillard, Rust and Bone

6. Quvenzhane Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild

7. Keira Knightley, Anna Karenina

8. Helen Mirren, Hitchcock

9. Rachel Weisz, The Deep Blue Sea

10. Judi Dench, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel



1. Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master

2. Robert De Niro, Silver Linings Playbook

3. Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln

4. Alan Arkin, Argo

5. Leonardo DiCaprio, Django Unchained

6. Matthew McConaughey, Magic Mike

7. Javier Bardem, Skyfall

8. Ewan McGregor, The Impossible

9. Eddie Redmayne, Les Miserables

10. Samuel L. Jackson, Django Unchained



1. Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables

2. Helen Hunt, The Sessions

3. Amy Adams, The Master

4. Sally Field, Lincoln

5. Jacki Weaver, Silver Linings Playbook

6. Ann Dowd, Compliance

7. Judi Dench, Skyfall

8. Samantha Barks, Les Miserables

9. Amanda Seyfried, Les Miserables

10. Maggie Smith, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Follow @davekarger for Oscar updates throughout the season!

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Comments :

Comment from: Richard
What is with The Master. It was a boring Movie and Waste of a Great cast. Get over it!!!
12 - 12 - 2012
Comment from: Malcolm McNeil
Excellent selections. It's early yet. But Skyfall deserves its place here... Finally a 007 movie is recognized!
12 - 12 - 2012
Comment from: DC Remmert
Dave do u really think the Academy will award Hooper so soon after an award many people thought was undeserved? Also have you given up on your support of Silver Linings PPlay book?
12 - 12 - 2012
Comment from: Levi Hill
I hope Wallis gets a Best Actress nomination. And I'm surprised that Waltz isn't on your top 10 for Best Supporting Actor. All the reviews I've read so far indicate he and Sam Jackson are dynamite.
12 - 12 - 2012
Comment from: AB
Eddie Redmayne was absurdly good in Les Miserables. Best performance I saw this year, far and away. Why has no review of Les Miserables sung* his praises? Are reviewers (to reiterate your earlier Golden Globe tweet) just occupied fawning over the well-known names? *Terrible pun unintended
12 - 17 - 2012
Comment from: David r
Django unchained deserves all the awards. The cast performances from Waltz,Jackson and Dicaprio not to mention Mr Fox they all deserve Oscar Nominations!!! Skfall is also incredible along with the Winner in my eyes Lincoln..
12 - 27 - 2012

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