Oscars 2013: Richard Corliss Makes His Picks

Oscars 2013 time is nearly upon us, and the entertainment world is waiting with baited breath to see who is going to take home the top prizes this year. Before the official awards are handed out, it is always fun to see who some in the business are picking to win.

Even the gang at The Inquisitr got into the Oscar picks this year, but it’s interesting to see what long time movie critics think will come from the evening. Time magazine writer Richard Corliss recently released his picks to take home the biggest prizes, and his picks are a whose who of the top actors and actresses in Hollywood today.

When talking about Best Actor, Corliss went with Daniel-Day Lewis for his portrayal of Abraham Lincoln in Lincoln. Corliss considered this pick a bit of a no-brainer in his Time column. The well known critic called the rest of the nominees — made up of Denzel Washington, Hugh Jackman, Joaquin Phoenix, and Bradley Cooper — “filler.”

When talking about Best Supporting Actor, Corliss ended up choosing Christoph Waltz for his role in Django Unchained. Corliss picked Waltz over a group that included Alan Arkin, Robert De Niro, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, and Tommy Lee Jones.

While Bradley Cooper wasn’t Corliss’ pick for best actor for his role in Silver Linings Playbook, Jennifer Lawrence did get the nod from the longtime critic for her work in the same movie. Rounding out the quartet of major actor or actress awards, Corliss picked Anne Hathaway for her role in Les Miserables.

As far as best picture goes, Corliss hasn’t told his readers what he considers to be the odds on favorite. It’s possible that he knows that, every now and then, the best movies go home without the award despite seeming like a no-brainer going in.

As far as the Oscars 2013 candidates, do you agree with Richard Corliss’ picks?

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