Oscar Nominees 2013: Lincoln, Zero Dark Thirty and Moonrise Kingdom Will Be Best Picture Nominees

There was a time when films were kind. When they were soft and inviting and oh-so innocently blind. Not in 2012. This was the Year of the Cinema — whatever that means.

My predictions: Lincoln, Argo, Zero Dark Thirty, Les Miserables, Django Unchained, Silver Linings Playbook, Moonrise Kingdom, and of course Ted.

Best Actor

My predictions: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln; Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables; Denzel Washington, Flight; Joaquin Phoenix, The Master; and Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook.

My predictions: Marion Cotillard, Rust and Bone; Quvenzhane Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild; Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook; Naomi Watts, The Impossible; Emmanuelle Riva, Amour.

My predictions: Javier Bardem, Skyfall; Philip “Psh” Seymour Hoffman, The Master; Leonardo DiCaprio, Django Unchained; Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained; Ted, Ted.