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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

2012 Academy Awards: Prediction Special

 

Welcome to my first annual
Academy Awards Prediction Special!

This is my first attempt at picking the winners of those famous gold "Oscar" trophies and I look forward to seeing who actually walks away with them. I  have only included categories where I feel I can make a good decision while leaving out ones where I would only be guessing.

You will see the nominees for each category along with who I feel will ultimately win although you will not see who I feel is the most deserving of the awards. Those announcements will be saved for another post.



Writing (Original Screenplay)
The Artist
Bridesmaids
Margin Call
A Separation
Midnight in Paris - WINNER


Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
The Descendants
Hugo
The Ides of March
Moneyball
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - WINNER



Visual Effects
Hugo
Real Steel
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 - WINNER


Sound Mixing
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Moneyball
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
War Horse
Hugo - WINNER


Sound Editing
Drive
Hugo
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
War Horse
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - WINNER


Music (Original Score)
The Adventures of Tintin
The Artist
Hugo
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
War Horse - WINNER


Film Editing
The Artist
The Descendants
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Moneyball
Hugo - WINNER


Directing
"The Descendants" Alexander Payne
"Hugo" Martin Scorsese
"Midnight in Paris" Woody Allen
"The Tree of Life" Terrence Malick
"The Artist" Michel Hazanavicius - WINNER


Costume Design
Anonymous
The Artist
Jane Eyre
W.E.
Hugo - WINNER


Cinematography
The Artist
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Hugo
The Tree of Life
War Horse - WINNER


Art Direction
The Artist
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
Midnight in Paris
War Horse
Hugo - WINNER


Animated Feature Film
A Cat in Paris
Chico & Rita
Kung Fu Panda 2
Puss In Boots
Rango - WINNER


Actress in a Supporting Role
Bérénice Bejo in "The Artist"
Jessica Chastain in "The Help"
Melissa McCarthy in "Bridesmaids"
Janet McTeer in "Albert Nobbs"
Octavia Spencer in "The Help" - WINNER


Actress in a Leading Role
Glenn Close in "Albert Nobbs"
Viola Davis in "The Help"
Rooney Mara in "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"
Michelle Williams in "My Week with Marilyn"
Meryl Streep in "The Iron Lady" - WINNER


Actor in a Supporting Role
Kenneth Branagh in "My Week with Marilyn"
Jonah Hill in "Moneyball"
Nick Nolte in "Warrior"
Max von Sydow in "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close"
Christopher Plummer in "Beginners" - WINNER


Actor in a Leading Role
Demián Bichir in "A Better Life"
George Clooney in "The Descendants"
Gary Oldman in "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy"
Brad Pitt in "Moneyball"
Jean Dujardin in "The Artist" - WINNER


Best Picture
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
Midnight in Paris
Moneyball
There you have it! These are the movies, actors, and film makers that I am predicting will walk away with Oscar trophies on Sunday night.

I chose to not give comments or explanations for these picks as I wouldn't have necessarily made the same choices myself. I'd love to know what you think so please comment below. Thanks for reading!


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