With that said, I'd vote for Day-Lewis for Best Actor. This would be an unprecedented third win, but he earned it. It was that good. It's the obvious choice, which might annoy some, but Day-Lewis's skill can more or less be summed up in an advertisement for the ceremonies where Seth MacFarlane said "I'm Seth MacFarlane and I will be hosting the 85th Academy Awards. Except I'm not Seth MacFarlane. I'm Daniel Day-Lewis. I'm that good."
I thought it was funny, because Day-Lewis blended so well into a role so recognizable, it was a real big achievement. Not to mention the role, Abraham Lincoln, has a presence and a sense of gravitas that, combined with great talent, leads to an unlikely performance with the exact kind of impression that makes for an Oscar.
Of the other nominees, there's also Jackman as Valjean, and as much as I'd like to see my namesake win for Best Actor, I wasn't impressed by Jackman's performance. Unfortunately, I haven't seen the other actors. They might actually have a chance, if only because Day-Lewis has two Oscars already and his performance will be legendary already.
For actresses, I'm not really a fan of any of the nominees, even though many of them are talented. Also, I haven't seen any of their performances. From what I hear, the one I want to win is Quvenzhané Wallis. Everything about her performance sounds cool. The other that stands out to me, from what I know of the performance, is Emmanuelle Riva.
For best movie, Lincoln was my favorite film of 2012, but I heard good things about Argo, including from my exceptionally picky uncle, so I'm going to give it the benefit of the doubt and hope that it wins. Besides, Lincoln already has the claim to 12 nominations, the most of any movie this year, just as I knew it would. I thought that Les Miserables was good, but I'm not rooting for it. I wouldn't mind seeing Amour, The Life of Pie, and Beasts of the Southern Wild winning. For best director, the only ones I really see winning are Stephen Spielberg and Ang Lee.
What else is there before the Oscars officially start in a few seconds? Oh yes, I want "Suddenly" from Les Miserables to win for Best Original Song.
Well, that's it, guys! See you all soon!