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Oscar Predictions

Jeanette Genson, Scene Editor - February 20, 2013

Shortly after meeting me, many people know four very specific things: I have three dogs, two best friends, I’m slightly obnoxious and I love movies and television.

I can get down with it all, whether it be a night for some comedic relief or a tear-jerker.

But once a year, I choose one movie over the rest. I root for my favorite cast ensemble, along with best soundtrack, best lead actress and actor and I even go crazy and choose a favorite short documentary and foreign film.

We harshly judge the fashions as well as the interviews with E! channel correspondents, all while checking Twitter and for the latest updates. That’s award season in my house, and, through all the MTV Choice Awards, Grammy’s, all the way to the Oscars, we are loyal observers of these traditions.

Now, just to be clear, I do make predictions for most of the main categories, although I am not necessarily judging them on their artistic backgrounds.

Best motion picture
To start off, I would like to talk about my prediction for best motion picture, which is “Argo.” I saw this movie just last week, and I loved it. It is based on the prisoners of war captured by the Iranian government in the early 1980s. This film has intrigue, suspense, a great cast and a great script that kept me on the edge of my seat, even though I knew the ending.

I am slightly obsessed with the 1960s and 70s, so this movie being based in 1980 was awesome. Ben Affleck did an incredible job matching the films’ cinematography with real pictures from the actual events.

So “Argo” is definitely my pick for 2013 motion picture of the year.

Best actress

Next up I would like to talk about my pick for best actress in a leading role: Jennifer Lawrence.

Let it be known that I am not choosing her because I saw the movie and loved her performance ... I actually haven’t seen this one. It looks way too emotional and mushy for the likes of me.

With that being said, I loved Lawrence in “The Hunger Games,” and she has continued to impress me with her work in the press. I read an article in Rolling Stone Magazine shortly after I saw “The Hunger Games,” and thought Lawrence seemed funny, young and free (next summer’s theme song, anyone?). She was really collected during her acceptance speech at the SAG awards, and she was cute on Saturday Night Live.

As for other predictions, I think I should leave that to the professionals since they have probably already seen the performances they are talking about.

Happy predictions, everyone, I hope you enjoy the dresses, the ‘YES’s’ and the total upsets.

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