I've been saying this since my very first predictions, but Unbroken is going to SLAY with the Oscars (I predicted 9 noms and 5 wins back in April). Since then, I haven't wavered a bit. Unbroken is, as far as I'm concerned, way ahead of the pack. So many have raised concerns regarding it's chances (Too Oscary to succeed! Unproven director! This isn't the 90's anymore!) and yet I've stuck to my guns.
Watch the damn trailer.
I not only still believe that this is taking Picture and Director in a WALK, but we're looking at another Screenplay win for the Coen brothers, Deakins' and Desplat's first Oscar wins, some sound Oscars and, if the stars align correctly (which I have a feeling they could), a very Brody-esque win in Lead Actor for Jack O'Connell. He looks incredible here, and the scope of this character (BAIT!) is going to be undeniable. If Into the Woods bombs (and it very well could), watch out for this to sweep, with wins for Costume and Art Direction as well.
I've been calling it since the year's beginning, it's about time you join me.