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My Oscar Predictions 2012


Here are my Oscar predictions in BOLD*** for 2012. The Academy Awards will be handed out this Sunday, February 26th.

BEST PICTURE

“The Artist” Thomas Langmann, Producer*** (Predicted Winner) 

“The Descendants” Jim Burke, Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor, Producers

“Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” Scott Rudin, Producer

“The Help” Brunson Green, Chris Columbus and Michael Barnathan, Producers

“Hugo” Graham King and Martin Scorsese, Producers

Midnight in ParisLetty Aronson and Stephen Tenenbaum, Producers

“Moneyball” Michael De Luca, Rachael Horovitz and Brad Pitt, Producers

“The Tree of Life” Nominees to be determined

“War Horse” Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy, Producers

DIRECTING

“The Artist” Michel Hazanavicius*** (Predicted Winner) 

“The Descendants” Alexander Payne

“Hugo” Martin Scorsese

“Midnight in Paris” Woody Allen

“The Tree of Life” Terrence Malick

ACTOR IN A LEAD ROLE

Demin Bichir in “A Better Life”

George Clooney in “The Descendants”

Jean Dujardin in “The Artist”*** (Predicted Winner) 

Gary Oldman in “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Brad Pitt in “Moneyball”

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Kenneth Branagh in “My Week with Marilyn

Jonah Hill in “Moneyball”

Nick Nolte in “Warrior”

Christopher Plummer in “Beginners”*** (Predicted Winner) 

Max von Sydow in “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close”

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

Glenn Close in “Albert Nobbs

Viola Davis in “The Help”*** (Predicted Winner) 

Rooney Mara in “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”

Meryl Streep in “The Iron Lady”

Michelle Williams in “My Week with Marilyn”

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Benice Bejo in “The Artist”

Jessica Chastain in “The Help”

Melissa McCarthy in “Bridesmaids”

Janet McTeer in “Albert Nobbs”

Octavia Spencer in “The Help”*** (Predicted Winner) 

WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY)

“The Descendants” Screenplay by Alexander Payne and Nat Faxon & Jim Rash*** (Predicted Winner) 

“Hugo” Screenplay by John Logan

“The Ides of March” Screenplay by George Clooney & Grant Heslov and Beau Willimon

“Moneyball” Screenplay by Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin. Story by Stan Chervin

“Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” Screenplay by Bridget O’Connor & Peter Straughan

WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY) 

“The Artist” Written by Michel Hazanavicius

“Bridesmaids” Written by Annie Mumolo & Kristen Wiig

“Margin Call” Written by J.C. Chandor

“Midnight in Paris” Written by Woody Allen*** (Predicted Winner)

“A Separation” Written by Asghar Farhadi

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

“Bullhead” Belgium

“Footnote” Israel

“In Darkness” Poland

“Monsieur Lazhar” Canada

“A Separation” Iran *** (Predicted Winner)

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

“A Cat in Paris ” Alain Gagnol and Jean-Loup Felicioli”

Chico & Rita “Fernando Trueba and Javier Mariscal

“Kung Fu Panda 2” Jennifer Yuh Nelson

“Puss in Boots” Chris Miller

“Rango” Gore Verbinski*** (Predicted Winner)

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SONG)

“Man or Muppet” from “The Muppets” Music and Lyric by Bret McKenzie*** (Predicted Winner)

“Real in Rio”from “Rio” Music by Sergio Mendes and Carlinhos Brown Lyric by Siedah Garrett

My Oscar Nomination Predictions 2012


BEST PICTURE:

BEST ACTOR:

  • DEMIÁN BICHIR – “A BETTER LIFE”
  • GEORGE CLOONEY – “THE DESCENDANTS”
  • LEONARDO DiCAPRIO – “J. EDGAR”
  • JEAN DUJARDIN – “THE ARTIST”
  • BRAD PITT – “MONEYBALL”

BEST ACTRESS:

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR:

  • KENNETH BRANAGH – “MY WEEK WITH MARILYN”
  • ALBERT BROOKS – “DRIVE”
  • JONAH HILL – “MONEYBALL”
  • NICK NOLTE – “WARRIOR”
  • CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER – “BEGINNERS”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS:

BEST DIRECTOR:

  • WOODY ALLEN – “MIDNIGHT IN PARIS”
  • DAVID FINCHER – “THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO
  • MICHEL HAZANAVICIOUS – ” THE ARTIST “
  • ALEXANDER PAYNE – “THE DESCENDANTS”
  • MARTIN SCORSESE – “HUGO”

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY:

  • WOODY ALLEN – “MIDNIGHT IN PARIS”
  • MICHEL HAZANAVICIOUS – “THE ARTIST”
  • KRISTEN WIIG & ANNIE MUMULO  – “BRIDESMAIDS”
  • WILL REISER  – “50/50”
  • TOM MCCARTHY & JOE TIBANI – “WIN WIN”

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY:

  • NAT FAXON, ALEXANDER PAYNE & JIM RASH – “THE DESCENDANTS”
  • AARON SORKIN & STEVEN ZAILLIAN – “MONEYBALL”
  • JOHN LOGAN – “HUGO”
  • TATE TAYLOR – “THE HELP”
  • STEVEN ZAILIAN – “THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO”
Movies and performances that have been getting lots of buzz that will probably get shut out of the major categories include: The Tree Of Life; Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy; Shame; Take Shelter; Martha Marcy May Marlene; A Dangerous Method; Melancholia; Young Adult; Tyrannosaur; The Lady; Coriolanus; Margin Call; The Skin I Live In.

Notable Films of 2011


  1. 13 Assassins
  2. 50/50
  3. A Better Life
  4. A Cat in Paris
  5. A Dangerous Method
  6. A Separation
  7. Albert Nobbs
  8. Another Earth
  9. Arrugas (Wrinkles)
  10. Arthur Christmas
  11. Attack the Block
  12. Attenberg
  13. Beginners
  14. Bellflower
  15. Bridesmaids
  16. Buck
  17. Café de Flore
  18. Captain American: The First Avenger
  19. Carnage
  20. Cars 2
  21. Cave Of Forgotten Dreams
  22. Cedar Rapids
  23. Certified Copy
  24. Chico and Rita
  25. Contagion
  26. Coriolanus
  27. Crazy, Stupid Love
  28. Devil’s Double, The
  29. Drive
  30. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
  31. George Harrison: Living in the Material World
  32. Gun Hill Road
  33. Hanna
  34. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
  35. Higher Ground
  36. Hugo
  37. I Saw The Devil
  38. I Will Follow
  39. In a Better World
  40. In Darkness
  41. In the Land of Blood and Honey
  42. Insidious
  43. Into the Abyss: A Tale of Death, A Tale of Life
  44. Iron Lady
  45. J. Edgar
  46. Kinyarwanda
  47. Kung Fu Panda 2
  48. Le Havre
  49. Like Crazy
  50. Limitless
  51. Margaret
  52. Margin Call
  53. Martha Marcy May Marlene
  54. Meek’s Cutoff
  55. Melancholia
  56. Midnight In Paris
  57. Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol
  58. Moneyball
  59. Mozart’s Sister
  60. Muppets, The
  61. My Week With Marilyn
  62. Mysteries of Lisbon
  63. Natural Selection
  64. Of Gods and Men
  65. Oranges and Sunshine
  66. Out Idiot Brother
  67. Page One: Inside the New York Times
  68. Pariah
  69. Pina
  70. Poetry
  71. Point Blank
  72. Project Nim
  73. Puss In Boots
  74. Rampart
  75. Rango
  76. Rio
  77. Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes
  78. Sarah’s Key
  79. Senna
  80. Shame
  81. Sing Your Song
  82. Super 8
  83. Surviving Progress
  84. Tabloid
  85. Take Shelter
  86. The Adjustment Bureau
  87. The Adventures of Tintin
  88. The Artist
  89. The Black Power Mixtape
  90. The Debt
  91. The Descendants
  92. The Flowers of War
  93. The Future
  94. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
  95. The Guard
  96. The Help
  97. The Ides of March
  98. The Interrupters
  99. The Kid With a Bike
  100. The Lady
  101. The Mill & The Cross
  102. The Skin I Live In
  103. The Tree Of Life
  104. Think of Me
  105. Thor
  106. Tinker Tailor Solider Spy
  107. Trollhunter
  108. Tyrannosaur
  109. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
  110. Undefeated
  111. Unknown
  112. War Horse
  113. Warrior
  114. We Need To Talk About Kevin
  115. Weekend
  116. Where Do We Go Now
  117. Win Win
  118. Winnie the Pooh
  119. Winter in Wartime
  120. X-Men: First Class
  121. Young Adult
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