Melissa: The Master. Oh, you say it wasn’t nominated? FUCK YOU. Lincoln, then.
Katie: I’m going with Argo it was my favorite out of the three films I saw.
Melissa: I would LOVE to see young Benh Zeitlin win for Beasts of the Southern Wild.
Katie: Ben Affleck. Okay, okay Ang Li for Life of Pi.
Actor in a Leading Role
Melissa: Joaquin Phoenix in The Master was so brilliant and creepy.
Katie: Daniel Day-Lewis I loved him in Lincoln.
Actress in a Leading Role
Melissa: If you don’t want Quvenzhané Wallis to win, you are a brute. Oh the puppy purses!
Katie: I want the old lady, Emmanuelle Riva OR Jennifer Lawrence, Katniss Everdeen 4EVA!
Actor in a Supporting Role
Melissa: All of these people have won and they completely bore me. Philip Seymour Hoffman for slightly outcreeping Joaquin.
Katie: Alan Arkin for all of the Argo fuck yourself jokes but I would have LOVED for John Goodman to have been nominated.
Actress in a Supporting Role
Melissa: I will never not pick Amy Adams. NEVER.
Katie: Amy Adams for Enchanted alone!
Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Melissa: Tony Kushner for Lincoln because he made Lincoln seem like such a fun dude to invite to parties.
Katie: Tony Kushner because Lincoln was way funnier than I thought it was going to be and MOVING!
Writing (Original Screenplay)
Melissa: Moonrise Kingdom needs to win something. Plus this should help convince voters.
Katie: Moonrise Kingdom might be my favorite film of 2012 and deserves an Oscar.
Animated Feature Film
Melissa: I still hate cartoons but I am going to pick Pirates! because everyone thinks it’s the least likely to win and I’m an asshole.
Katie: Brave or Wreck it Ralph deserve to and and one of them should win this.
Foreign Language Film
Melissa: A Royal Affair since it’s the only one I would actually watch.
Katie: I’m going to agree with Melissa plus I heart Mads Mikkelsen.
Melissa: Reading the words Searching for a Sugar Man always makes me sing “Sugarman! Can you help me?” I just love Rodriguez.
Katie: There are only two of these documentaries I would watch: Searching for a Sugar Man and How to Survive a Plague, but because Melissa picked Sugarman and every time I read How to Survive a Plague it makes me think of Zombies (the actual film is about the gay community refuses to die quietly of AIDS and looks kind of AWESOME), I choose that.
Documentary Short Subject
Melissa: I watched all of the trailers! GO ME! My personal favorite was Redemption, about people collecting bottles & cans in New York City and trading them in for cash. The other ones made me cry.
Katie: I watched the trailer for Inocente and wanted to adopt the homeless artist it’s about.
Short Film (Live Action)
Melissa: Is Bukashi Boys really about Afghani goat polo? Why haven’t we seen it? That’s been an inside joke since college. I can’t believe you didn’t tell me about this movie.
Katie: After watching all the trailers I’m going with Curfew cause it looks like it might be slightly amusing, though I could also go with Bukashi Boys because it’s about Afgahani goat polo.
Short Film (Animated)
Melissa: I have only watched Paperman since Katie embedded it so I pick that! There are no talking animals.
Katie: Paperman is AMAZING and I have included it here so spend the next six and half minutes transfixed by its awesomeness!
Music (Original Score)
Melissa: I’m sticking with my Globes pick and going Life of Pi.
Katie: Wow I have seen 4 our of 5 of these um I’m going with Life of Pi.
Music (Original Song)
Melissa: I cannot pick against Adele.
Katie: Um Skyfall by Adele.
Melissa: I only pick Lincoln because it made my city look so pretty! When it comes to DVD I’m screencapping it for the blog every time I recognize someone or something from Richmond.
Katie: Life of Pi has this won in SPADES, prettiest movie I have ever seen.
Melissa: Usually goes to best picture, so I will say Lincoln since that was my pick (my prediction will be different, of course).
Katie: Argo deserves this as much as it deserves Best Director (I am actually getting more upset about the Affleck snub the closer we get to the Oscars).
Melissa: I know a girl who worked on Lincoln in this department so clearly I have to choose that.
Katie: I’m going with Les Mis cause I am obsessed with the little documentaries I have seen regarding the artistry of this film.
Melissa: This award was MADE FOR Anna Karenina.
Katie: Mirror Mirror because this movie was so much better than I thought it was going to be and the costumes were amazing —seriously this movie was almost as good as Enchanted.
Makeup and hairstyling
Melissa: Nothing good is nominated here. The Hobbit? I don’t care.
Katie: Les Mis again cause of the little making of docs I have seen (I think they were on HBO)
Melissa: I just want The Avengers to win one thing.
Katie: Life of Pi for the whales alone. Also this is the only category that I have seen every film —self confessed NERD!
Melissa: This usually goes to classic action or sci fi movies (Inception and Bourne Ultimatum), so I’m going to pick Skyfall unless Katie can convince me it will be Argo.
Katie: No it will be Skyfall, Skyfall was amazing and more of an action movie than Argo!
Melissa: This award tends to favor musicals so I pick Les Mis.
Katie: Les Mis, see Melissa’s answer above.