Ladies & Gentlemen: The New Favorite For Best Picture

National Board of Review:

Best Film:

Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow, ZERO DARK THIRTY

Best Actor: Bradley Cooper, SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK

Best Actress: Jessica Chastain, ZERO DARK THIRTY

Best Supporting Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio, DJANGO UNCHAINED

Best Supporting Actress: Ann Dowd, COMPLIANCE

Best Original Screenplay: Rian Johnson, LOOPER

Best Adapted Screenplay: David O. Russell, SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK

Best Animated Feature: WRECK-IT RALPH

Best Film: Zero Dark Thirty

Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty

Best Actress: Rachel Weisz, Deep Blue Sea

Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln

Best Supporting Actress: Sally Field, Lincoln

Best Supporting Actor: Matthew McConaughey, Bernie and Magic Mike

Best Screenplay: Tony Kushner, Lincoln

Best Cinematography: Greig Fraser, Zero Dark Thirty

The race is too early to call for almost any category except maybe the screenplays and Best Actor, but even then, we never truly know what the Academy will do.  Though I’m willing to put Zero Dark Thirty as the favorite, I’m waiting for the Les Miserables monster to awaken anytime soon.  Here are the early favorites so far in my opinion:

Best Picture:  Zero Dark Thirty
Right Behind: Lincoln and Les Miserables

Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty
Right Behind: Steven Spielberg (Lincoln)

Best Actor:  Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Right Behind: Hugh Jackman (Les Mis)

Best Actress:  Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
Right Behind: Jennifer Lawerence (Silver Linings Playbook)

Best Supporting ActorMatthew McConoughey, Magic Mike & Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln
Right Behind:  Phillip Seymour Hoffman (The Master)

Best Original Screenplay:  Mark Boal, Zero Dark Thirty
Right Behind:  Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola (Moonrise Kingdom)

Best Adapted Screenplay:  Tony Kushner, Lincoln
Right Behind:  Chris Terrio (Argo)



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