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Which Film Should Win the Oscar for Best Picture?

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Awards season continues with the announcement of the nominations for the 85th Academy Awards. Tons of great films have been recognized over a large number of categories, but the one that everyone is most interested in is the award for Best Picture.

This year, the nominated films include Steven Spielberg's historically epic "Lincoln" and Ang Lee's adaptation of the hit novel "Life of Pi," which lead the overall nominations with twelve and eleven apiece, respectively.



Tied for third place in the nods, with eight each, are two more Best Picture hopefuls: the epic adaptation of "Les Miserables," and "Silver Linings Playbook," whose two leads Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper are also both up for awards.

Two smaller films, both also up for Best Picture, are making history. The youngest and oldest ever nominees for Best Actress, Quvenzhane Wallis (9) and Emmanuelle Riva (85) appear in "Beasts of the Southern Wild" and "Amour" respectively.

There are some controversial picks this year -- though for their content, not their quality. Kathryn Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty" has come under fire for its depiction of torture, and Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" has received similar criticism for glorifying violence. And last, but far from least, Ben Affleck's brilliant thriller "Argo." Who do you think should win Best Picture?

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  • Meara 2013/08/13 03:07:54
    "Les Miserables"
    Meara
    I loved le mis. soo good
    les miserables
  • Amy Riddell 2013/01/25 06:25:50
    "Les Miserables"
    Amy Riddell
    Les Mis was beautiful. But I'm upset that Anna Karenina isn't nominated.
  • charles nelson 2013/01/15 23:53:17
    "Les Miserables"
    charles nelson
    Only because I just saw, but not Django, Zero Dark, but Lincoln was great and I have to see the rest.
  • Mike 2013/01/14 23:00:46
    "Lincoln"
    Mike
    I will Say "Lincoln" best director...best actors...Sally Fields will get supporting actress Daniel Day Lewis probably will not get actor and that will go to Hugh Jackman just because he did more hype for the movie then Daniel Day Lewis did for his.....I was not impressed with the winners of Golden Globs...Jennifer Lawrence beat Maggie Smith..??..haha...now that's funny....I did think Christopher Waltz deserved the supporting actor award.....but Ben Affleck over Spielberg..??....Really..???.... think the awards have become so political now it's not really worth arguing about or even watching.....but that's my opinion...!
  • Mike Mike 2013/01/14 23:02:05
    Mike
    And yes I thought Anne "Out of my way the Oscars mine" Hathaway was good....but face it...all she did was sing...cry and die.....Sally Fields cried...acted...and lived throughout the entire movie....
  • Ardwin_Viesheight 2013/01/14 20:44:04
    "Life of Pi"
    Ardwin_Viesheight
    Its the only one of these that Ive seen so, lol.
  • John Bryans Fontaine 2013/01/14 18:24:20
    "Zero Dark Thirty"
    John Bryans Fontaine
    +1
    Actually, my vote goes to Skyfall
  • tom Savage 2013/01/14 15:20:11
    "Les Miserables"
    tom Savage
    It's a tough year to decide. We are really lucky to have so many great films to choose from. Argo, Les Miserables, and Lincoln - and not in that order - are my three favorites. All are great films and would be shoo ins without the other two.
  • U Mad Bro? 2013/01/14 15:08:51
  • gatelime 2013/01/14 14:33:47
    "Zero Dark Thirty"
    gatelime
    Excellent, although I wish the movie depicted more torture scenes...I hate those radical bastards...
  • strawberry 2013/01/14 07:22:14
    "Les Miserables"
    strawberry
    Both "Lincoln" and "Les Miserables" best films of all choices.
  • ymcmillan2 2013/01/14 06:21:17
    "Life of Pi"
    ymcmillan2
    I only chose Life of Pi because I read the book & loved it :D
  • Masonery ymcmillan2 2013/01/14 20:29:42
    Masonery
    I would've, but I haven't actually seen the movie yet though the book is brilliant, and Lincoln was SO AMAZING!
  • AJ 2013/01/14 05:33:38
    "Lincoln"
    AJ
    +1
    Great movie
  • JohnT 2013/01/14 05:25:42
    "Lincoln"
    JohnT
    +1
    Great movie
  • Patrick 2013/01/14 02:31:15 (edited)
    "Lincoln"
    Patrick
    +1
    Lincoln was so Powerful,well written,Directed,acted by all the actors in the film,and just an amazing piece of movie making! i think it will go down as a classic!!
  • madi 2013/01/14 02:04:08
    "Les Miserables"
    madi
    +1
    IT HAS MUSIC
  • Megurine Luka 2013/01/14 01:00:22
    "Les Miserables"
    Megurine Luka
    The Hobbit.
  • Twinky 2013/01/13 23:05:03
    "Les Miserables"
    Twinky
    +1
    Les Mis and Life of Pi are both fantastic films
  • kick2head 2013/01/13 22:56:18
    "Les Miserables"
    kick2head
    I cannot recommend any of these, the only one I actually saw was Les Miserables. I have enjoyed many great musicals over the years but, this one wasn't one of them. The story and acting is great, but, the music was monotonous and seemed to be all sung at the same key, there were parts where I literally moaned out loud the music was so terrible. I prefered the non-musical version starring Liam Neeson.
  • Krissy 2013/01/13 22:25:18
    "Les Miserables"
    Krissy
    I dreamed a dream in time gone by, when hope was high for an Oscar.
  • Katie 2013/01/13 21:58:56
    "Zero Dark Thirty"
    Katie
    Best film of the year, with Beasts of the Southern Wild at a distant second. Jessica Chastain's performance was phenomenal
  • Daryl 2013/01/13 21:58:18
    "Zero Dark Thirty"
    Daryl
    +2
    Any movie that kills mass-killers is OK by me.

    zero dark thirty shooting
  • yunfan.zhangyoyo 2013/01/13 20:43:38
    "Les Miserables"
    yunfan.zhangyoyo
    The Expendables 2
  • shadow76 2013/01/13 20:21:28
    "Zero Dark Thirty"
    shadow76
    +2
    Where is the Hobbit?
  • Mxyzzy 2013/01/13 20:04:08
    "Lincoln"
    Mxyzzy
    +1
    Daniel Day-Lewis was PERFECT.
  • Vito23 Mxyzzy 2013/01/18 00:54:00
    Vito23
    If I had milkshake and you had milkshake, and I had a straw poking out of my milkshake and stretching all the way out to your milkshake.... I would be drinking your milkshake!
  • one american voice 2013/01/13 19:06:53
    "Lincoln"
    one american voice
    While I didn't see every nominee, I dud see Lincoln, Argo, and Les Miserables. Lincoln is my pick for picture, director, actor, actress and supporting actor.
  • ErynTaylor 2013/01/13 18:52:55
    "Les Miserables"
    ErynTaylor
    +3
    All I have to say is everyone should go see this film.
  • Elaine Magliacane 2013/01/13 17:21:27
    "Argo"
    Elaine Magliacane
    Beats me, haven't seen any of the films listed... I liked Hitchcock... thought it was good, SKyfall was the BEST picture in my opinion... oh we also went to see Secretariat and Ice Age...Hollyweird doesn't make much I'm willing to spend $30 to see.
  • gatelime Elaine ... 2013/01/14 14:38:25
    gatelime
    +1
    Where do you live, $30 to see a flick, where did you watch it Ben Afflects house...
  • kelly johnson 2013/01/13 17:04:09
    "Zero Dark Thirty"
    kelly johnson
    I loved that movie I wanted to go back the 2 time I loved the government people and the c.i.a girl she was like in the movie "I'm the mother f***er " to the goverment during the meeting it just came out so random :D u no what I mean like when your having a crappy day in school or work and u need just a laugh to cheer up your day
  • Redfan45x 2013/01/13 16:37:11
    "Lincoln"
    Redfan45x
    +1
    Cloud atlas
  • Swordfish 2013/01/13 14:45:35
    "Argo"
    Swordfish
    THis film was fantastic, and I haven't seen any of the others.
  • Rdtourist 2013/01/13 14:41:07
    "Les Miserables"
    Rdtourist
    Certainly NOT Lincoln, just a well done biopic of one event in his life, Life of Pi was weird, wonderful cinematography but otherwise, odd, Zero Dark Thirty was a special, just now coming into theaters this week, too late to form an opinion before January 1, 2013.
  • misnomer58 2013/01/13 10:10:06
    "Life of Pi"
    misnomer58
    +1
    To be honest, I have not seen any of these movies...yet. However, since I am quite aware of our great nation's history I find nothing entertaining about it. Life of Pi is first on my 'Must See' list.
  • Brisername 2013/01/13 08:18:21
    "Lincoln"
    Brisername
    +1
    Oops! Meant to choose Django Unchained. I just had so much fun throughout the film! Thought it was great.
  • SunshineInTheClouds 2013/01/13 02:50:17
    "Les Miserables"
    SunshineInTheClouds
    +3
    I'm sorry to all the other people, but if you haven't seem Les Mis than you need to see it!
  • Jon Peter 2013/01/13 00:38:05
    "Lincoln"
    Jon Peter
    Little my vote will do for the film.
  • David 2013/01/12 23:08:33
    "Beasts of the Southern Wild"
    David
    +1
    None of them

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