This weekend we’re finally going to find out who will be awarded a shiny new Oscar for their outstanding work in Hollywood. You can cross your fingers, hoping your favorites will go home with the trophy under their arms but it’s going to be a close race. The threat of an upset always looms overhead. Since we’re all speculating over who could win on Sunday, I’ll be running down my own list of who could win it all in the major categories along with a couple of other reporters here on this website.

Best Picture: This year we’ve got nine nominees clawing their way towards the Oscar. But who do I think will win? Ben Affleck‘s latest film Argo. At the start of the fall season the obvious frontrunner was Argo due to the incredibly positive word of mouth from audiences and critics alike. But once December hit it was a different story when everybody caught Zero Dark Thirty fever. Sadly the pro-torture talk that emerged from the film’s release killed it’s chances of winning a lot of Oscar gold. Once the new year started, Ben Affleck’s movie caught a second wind and started winning awards left and right. But why do I think it will win? Argo is a great film which combines intense thrills with a strong plot based off a true story. Affleck is also an Academy darling, and even though he was wrongfully left out of the Best Director race, Argo is receiving such a stupid amount of love that will more than likely spread out into the Oscars.

Best Director: This would have been easier to predict if it weren’t for the fact that a couple of the most talked about movies of this year didn’t get their own director nominated for an Oscar. The couple of filmmakers I’m referring to is Ben Affleck and Kathryn Bigelow. I’m sorry but it’ll be a long time until we see somebody get enough write-in votes to win another Oscar. The obvious choice would be Steven Spielberg for Lincoln, just because he does such a magnificent job behind the camera and continually shows us all he’s still got it. But I wouldn’t count out David O. Russell to be a possible spoiler. Silver Linings Playbook has received so much love in the acting categories that it wouldn’t be all that surprising to see him walk home with another Oscar. But I’m going to stick to my guns, saying that Spielberg’s going to win with Russell as possible spoiler.

Best Foreign Film: Amour is nominated for both foreign and the regular best picture categories. While it was quite the surprise to see that Micahel Haneke‘s heart wrenching tale would slip into the Best Picture slot, it doesn’t have too much of a chance for winning. Because of that, I believe it’ll win Best Foreign Picture with the Chilean film No as a spoiler.

Best Actor and Best Actress; These are more or less is a lock at this point. If you’ve been paying attention to all of the awards gabble, Daniel Day-Lewis and Jennifer Lawrence have been getting a ridiculous amount of trophies for their recent work. Daniel Day-Lewis is so far ahead in the Best Actor race at this point that they probably sent him a letter in the mail back in January telling him to prepare his winning speech. The only two people who could possibly spoil Lawrence’s award run is Emannuelle Riva (Amour) or Quvenzhané Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild). Don’t get me wrong, Jennifer Lawrence in Silver Linings Playbook is great, but it would be cool to see one of these two actresses mentioned above run away with the Oscar.

Best Supporting Actor and Actress: In a better world we’d see Philip Seymour Hoffman walking away with the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, but this won’t be the case. Tommy Lee Jones would be the best bet to win the award unless Robert De Niro swooped in as a spoiler. Now I’m not saying that Philip Seymour Hoffman doesn’t have a chance to win at all, he certainly does with his terrific role in The Master, but the Academy talk surrounding that picture died long ago. Oh forget it, I’ll place my bets on Philip Seymour Hoffman to win. And as far as Best Supporting Actress goes, you’d have to be living under a rock not to see that Anne Hathaway will get that Oscar. It would still be incredible to see Sally Field come out of nowhere and grab that Oscar, which is what I want. What can I say? I like to take risks on Oscar predictions.

Best Animated Feature: ParaNorman is a gorgeous animated film that integrates computer graphics with stop motion animation. Unfortunately Wreck-It Ralph completely decimated the annual Annie Awards. At this point it’s safe to say that the adorable Disney picture will win Best Animated Feature, with Frankenweenie as a possible spoiler. A Disney film against another Disney film? Yeah, that’s not surprising.

Now you might be wondering who our reporters believe will win this year’s Oscars. Check out their list below including mine that summarizes all of my predictions. Also feel free to chime in, listing in our comments section below over who you think will win it all.

Melissa Molina’s Oscar Predictions

  • Best Picture: Argo
  • Best Director: Steven Spielberg (Lincoln)
  • Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln)
  • Best Actress: Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook)
  • Best Supporting Actor: Philip Seymour Hoffman (The Master)
  • Best Supporting Actress: Sally Field (Lincoln)
  • Best Animated Feature: Wreck-It Ralph

Travis Woods’ Oscar Predictions

  • Best Picture: Lincoln
  • Best Director: Steven Spielberg (Lincoln)
  • Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln)
  • Best Actress: Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook)
  • Best Animated Feature: Wreck-It Ralph

Damon Houx’s Oscar Predictions

  • Best Picture: Argo
  • Best Director: Steven Spielberg (Lincoln)
  • Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln)
  • Best Actress: Emannuelle Riva (Amour)
  • Best Animated Feature Film: Frankenweenie

Laura Aguirre’s Oscar Predictions

  • Best Picture: Argo
  • Best Director: Steven Spielberg (Lincoln)
  • Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln)
  • Best Actress: Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty)
  • Best Animated Feature: Brave

Who do you think is going to win?