These are the films and stars we'll be cheering for while watching the show.
Best Actor: Daniel Day Lewis (Lincoln)
Joaquin Phoenix (The Master) was very convincing as a man suffering from a breakdown. Then again, this is an acting award, so Day Lewis is perhaps a more deserving candidate.
Best Actress: Emmanuelle Riva (Amour)
Emmanuelle Riva and Quvenzhane Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild) both have our votes.
Best Director Steven Spielberg (Lincoln)
As long as Ang Lee (Life of Pi) doesn’t win this award, we’ll be happy. Steven Spielberg’s (Lincoln) stars seem the shiniest for this one.
Best Picture: Lincoln
If Silver Linings Playbook wins, there will be blood. And tears. Our money’s on Lincoln, even though it isn’t really the best film of 2012.
Best Documentary: Searching for Sugar Man
This one’s a gem of a documentary with a fantastic soundtrack. Vote for Sixto!
Best Foreign Language Film: No
We loved Amour, the current favourite, but No (starring that delicious Gael Garcia Bernal) also won us over.
Best Adapted Screenplay: Beasts of the Southern Wild
Tony Kushner’s crackling dialogues in Lincoln are unforgetttable but we think Beasts of the Southern Wild by Lucy Alibar and Benh Zeitlin was an outstanding example of adaptation. Frankly, as long as the winner’s first name isn’t David, we’ll cheer.
Best Original Screenplay: Moonrise Kingdom
No one should ever have to choose between Michael Haneke (Amour), Quentin Tarantino (Django Unchained) and Wes Anderson (Moonrise Kingdom). Sentimental favourite: Wes Anderson, because Moonrise Kingdom is one of the sweetest and most poetic stories about the serious affair that is childhood.