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The show is about to begin, the stars are on the red carpet, so here are our final, last-minute Oscar predictions (* denotes winner)

Achievement in Visual Effects
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
*Life of Pi – James’ pick & Fernando’s pick
Marvel’s The Avengers
Prometheus
Snow White and the Huntsman

Achievement in Sound Mixing
Argo
*Les Misérables – Fernando’s pick
Life of Pi
Lincoln
Skyfall – James’ pick

Achievement in Sound Editing
Argo
Django Unchained
Life of Pi
*Skyfall
*Zero Dark Thirty – James’ pick & Fernando’s pick

Best Live-Action Short Film
Asad
Buzkashi Boys – James’ pick & Fernando’s pick
*Curfew
Death of a Shadow
Henry

Best Animated Short Film
Adam and Dog
Fresh Guacamole
Head Over Heels
Maggie Simpson in “The Longest Daycare”
*Paperman – James’ pick & Fernando’s pick

Achievement in Makeup & Hairstyling
Hitchcock
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
*Les Misérables – James’ pick & Fernando’s pick

Achievement in Film Editing
*Argo – James’ pick & Fernando’s pick
Life of Pi
Lincoln
Silver Linings Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty

Best Documentary Short Subject
*Inocente – James’ pick & Fernando’s pick
Kings Point
Mondays at Racine
Open Heart
Redemption

Best Documentary Feature
5 Broken Cameras
The Gatekeepers
How to Survive a Plague
The Invisible War
*Searching for a Sugar Man – James’ pick & Fernando’s pick

Achievement in Costume Design
*Anna Karenina, Jacqueline Durran – James’ pick & Fernando’s pick
Les Misérables, Paco Delgado
Lincoln, Joanna Johnston
Mirror Mirror, Eiko Ishioka
Snow White and the Huntsman, Colleen Atwood

Achievement in Cinematography
Anna Karenina, Seamus McGarvey
Django Unchained, Robert Richardson
*Life of Pi, Claudio Miranda – James’ pick
Lincoln, Janusz Kaminski
Skyfall, Roger Deakins – Fernando’s pick

Achievement in Production Design
Anna Karenina – James’ pick & Fernando’s pick
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Les Misérables
Life of Pi
*Lincoln

Original Song
“Before My Time,” J. Ralph; Chasing Ice
“Everybody Needs a Best Friend,” Walter Murphy and Seth McFarlane; Ted
“Pi’s Lullaby,” Mychael Danna and Bombay Jayashri; Life of Pi
*”Skyfall,” Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth; Skyfall – James’ pick & Fernando’s pick
“Suddenly,” Claude-Michel Schönberg, Herbert Kretzmer and Alain Boulil; Les Misérables

Original Score
Anna Karenina, Dario Marianelli
Argo, Alexandre Desplat
*Life of Pi, Mychael Danna – James’ pick & Fernando’s pick
Lincoln, John Williams
Skyfall, Thomas Newman

Best Foreign-Language Film
A Royal Affair (Denmark)
*Amour (Austria) – James’ pick & Fernando’s pick
No (Chile)
War Witch (Canada)
Kontiki (Norway)

Adapted Screenplay
*Argo, Chris Terrio – James’ pick & Fernando’s’ pick
Beasts of the Southern Wild, Lucy Alibar and Benh Zeitlin
Life of Pi, David Magee
Lincoln, Tony Kushner
Silver Linings Playbook, David O. Russell

Original Screenplay
Amour, Michael Haneke
*Django Unchained, Quentin Tarantino – James’ pick & Fernando’s pick
Flight, John Gatins
Moonrise Kingdom, Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola
Zero Dark Thirty, Mark Boal

Best Animated Feature Film
*Brave – Fernando’s’ pick
Frankenweenie
ParaNorman
The Pirates! Band of Misfits
Wreck-It Ralph – James’ pick

Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Amy Adams, The Master
*Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables – James’ pick & Fernando’s pick
Helen Hunt, The Sessions
Jacki Weaver, Silver Linings Playbook
Sally Field, Lincoln

Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Alan Arkin, Argo
*Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained – James’ pick
Phillip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
Robert De Niro, Silver Linings Playbook – Fernando’s pick
Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln

Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Emmanuelle Riva, Amour
*Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook – James’ pick & Fernando’s pick
Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
Naomi Watts, The Impossible
Quvenzhané Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild

Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook
*Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln – James’ pick & Fernando’s pick
Denzel Washington, Flight
Hugh Jackman, Les Misérables
Joaquin Phoenix, The Master

Achievement in Directing
*Ang Lee, Life of Pi – James’ pick
Benh Zeitlin, Beasts of the Southern Wild
David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook
Michael Haneke, Amour – Fernando’s pick
Steven Spielberg, Lincoln

Best Motion Picture
*Argo – James’ pick & Fernando’s pick
Amour
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Django Unchained
Les Misérables
Life of Pi
Lincoln
Silver Linings Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty

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