I've now seen every film on the list except for Zero Dark Thirty, but curiously, I'm not feeling confident about many of these predictions. Whether it is the effect of the Academy's decision to pull back the date of the nomination morning or just a coincidence, I'm not sure, but this is an extremely exciting race as far as Oscars go.
I don't have much to add to what I've written on these categories previously. Next weekend will be time for my final predictions and any lingering thoughts will be discussed then, I guess. For now, here's where I think the chances stand:
1. Life of Pi (Claudio Miranda)
2. The Master (Mihai Malamaire Jr.)
3. Skyfall (Roger Deakins)
4. Lincoln (Janusz Kaminski)
5. Django Unchained (Robert Richardson)
Alternative: Zero Dark Thirty (Greig Frasier)