Simon Dillon gives his opinion on who should have won

This years Oscars were a little more unpredictable than usual, but they still, sadly, had the usual elephants in the room when it came to oversights. Here then are my thoughts on the winners in most of the categories, contrasting what won with what I think should have won:

Oscar Rant 2013

Best Picture:

Winner: Argo

My Choice: The Dark Knight Rises. Argo is a fine film and a better choice than Lincoln at least, but Life of Pi would have been best from the nominees, and The Dark Knight Rises would have been better still even though it wasn't nominated. Alas! It would seem a Batman film can't possibly win Best Picture, no matter how brilliant it is.

Oscar Rant 2013

Best Director:

Winner: Ang Lee - Life of Pi

My Choice: Christopher Nolan - The Dark Knight Rises (not nominated). See above really, although Ang Lee was the best of the nominees and did an amazing job with Life of Pi.

Oscar Rant 2013

Best Actor:

Winner: Daniel Day-Lewis - Lincoln

My Choice: At odds with conventional wisdom, I preferred Joaquin Phoenix in The Master. Still, congratulations to Daniel Day-Lewis for making Oscar history with his three wins.

Oscar Rant 2013

Best Supporting Actor:

Winner: Christoph Waltz - Django Unchained

My Choice: Philip Seymour Hoffman - The Master. Great though Waltz is, the performances of both Seymour Hoffman and the afore-mentioned Phoenix really made me feel their respective anguish. The Master is a very difficult film, and definitely not for everyone, but it struck a chord with me in a way that neither Lincoln nor Django Unchained did.

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