Marcos and Ryan pick the Oscar winners

By Marcos Duran-Salcedo Posted February 6, 2013

Well, it’s that Oscar time of the year again, and with that, also comes Oscar Predictions. Along with me, freshman film expert Ryan Magoon also tossed in his opinions. Best Picture:

Nominees- Amour, Argo, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Django Unchained, Les Miserables, Life of Pi, Lincoln, Silver Linings Playbook, and Zero Dark Thirty.

My Pick- Les Miserables. It has a timeless message and has a perfect setting for it: France after the French Revolution. The music is great, and its plot is excellent.

Ryan’s Pick- Argo. It has a great cast, along with great filming.

Best Actor in a Leading Role:

Nominees- Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook), Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln), Hugh Jackman (Les Miserables), Joaquin Phoenix (The Master), and Denzel Washington (Flight).

My Pick- Hugh Jackman. He is the best Jean Valjean I have ever seen, and his work in Les Miserables is excellent.

Ryan’s Pick- Denzel Washington. His good work combined with the good placement make him my pick.

Best Actress in a Leading Role:

Ben Affleck in “Argo”. / Courtesy •
Ben Affleck in “Argo”. / Courtesy •

Nominees- Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty), Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook), Emmanuelle Riva (Amour), Quvenzhane Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild), and Naomi Watts (The Impossible)

My Pick- Jessica Chastain. Excellent, excellent work.

Ryan’s Pick- Jessica Chastain. She did great work for such a little-known actress.

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Nominees- Alan Arkin (Argo), Robert DeNiro (Silver Linings Playbook), Philip Seymour Hoffman (The Master), Tommy Lee Jones (Lincoln), and Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained).

My Pick- Tommy Lee Jones. He plays his role of a congressman excellently.

Ryan’s Pick- Robert DeNiro. He’s a classic actor for a new generation.

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Nominees- Amy Adams (The Master), Sally Field (Lincoln), Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables), Helen Hunt (The Sessions), and Jacki Weaver (Silver Linings Playbook).

My Pick- Anne Hathaway. She plays the role of Fantine with emotion and expression.
Ryan’s Pick- Anne Hathaway. She did amazing work.

Best Animated Film

Nominees- Brave, Frankenweenie, ParaNorman, The Pirates! Band of Misfits, and Wreck-It Ralph.
My Pick- Wreck-It Ralph. Best PIXAR movie since Monsters Inc.

Ryan’s Pick- Wreck-It Ralph. It’s better than the other ones.

Best Original Song

Nominees- “Before My Time” (Chasing Ice), “Everybody Needs A Best Friend” (Ted), “Pi’s Lullaby” (Life of Pi), “Skyfall” (Skyfall), and “Suddenly” (Les Miserables).

My Pick- Skyfall. Enough said.

Ryan’s Pick- Skyfall. It has wonderful vocals that are fitting to film