Oscar Predictions

by David Plummer on February 24, 2012 · 0 comments

The 84th Academy Awards take place this Sunday at 7pm (CST) on ABC. Below are my predictions in all 24 categories. (Please keep in mind that these aren’t the movies I necessarily WANT to win, but who I think WILL win).

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BEST PICTURE

*The Artist

The Descendants

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

The Help

Hugo

Midnight in Pa ris

Moneyball

The Tree of Life

War Horse

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

Demián Bichir – A Better Life

George Clooney – The Descendants

*Jean Dujardin – The Artist

Gary Oldman – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Brad Pitt – Moneyball

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Kenneth Branagh – My Week with Marilyn

Jonah Hill – Moneyball

Nick Nolte – Warrior

*Christopher Plummer – Beginners

Max von Sydow – Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

Glenn Close – Albert Nobbs

*Viola Davis – The Help

Rooney Mara – The Girl with the Dragon Tatt oo

Meryl Streep – The Iron Lady

Michelle Williams – My Week with Marilyn

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Bérénice Bejo – The Artist

Jessica Chastain – The Help

Melissa McCarthy – Bridesmaids

Janet McTeer - Albert Nobbs

*Octavia Spencer – The Help

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

A Cat in Pa ris

Chico & Rita

Kung Fu Pa nda 2

Puss in Boots

*Rango

ART DIRECTION

*The Artist

Harry Potter and the Deat hly Hallows

Hugo

Midnight in Pa ris

War Horse

CINEMATOGRAPHY

The Artist

The Girl with the Dragon Tatt oo

Hugo

The Tree of Life

*War Horse

COSTUME DESIGN

Anonymous

The Artist

*Hugo

Jane Eyre

W.E.

DIRECTING

*The Artist – Michel Hazanavicius

The Descendants – Alexander Payne

Hugo – Martin Scorsese

Midnight in Pa ris – Woody Allen

The Tree of Life – Terrence Malick

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

Hell and Back Again

If a Tree Fa lls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front

*Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory

Pina

Undefeat ed

DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT

The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement

*God Is the Bigger Elvis

Incident in New Baghdad

Saving Fa ce

The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom

FILM EDITING

The Artist

The Descendants

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

*Hugo

Moneyball

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

Bullhead – Belgium

Footnote – Israel

In Darkness – Poland

Monsieur Lazhar – Canada

*A Separat ion – Iran

MAKEUP

*Albert Nobbs

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pa rt 2

The Iron Lady

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SCORE)

*The Adventures of Tintin – John Williams

The Artist – Ludovic Bource

Hugo – Howard Shore

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy – Alberto Iglesias

War Horse – John Williams

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SONG)

*Man or Muppet – The Muppets – Music and Lyric by Bret McKenzie

Real in Rio – Rio – Music by Sergio Mendes and Carlinhos Brown – Lyric by Siedah Garrett

SHORT FILM/ANIMATED

Dimanche/Sunday

The Fa ntastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

La Luna

A Morning Stroll

*Wild Life

SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION)

Pentecost

*Raju

The Shore

Time Freak

Tuba Atlantic

SOUND EDITING

Drive – Lon Bender and Victor Ray Ennis

*The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Ren Klyce

Hugo – Philip Stockton and Eugene Gearty

Transformers: Dark of the Moon – Ethan Van der Ryn and Erik Aadahl

War Horse – Richard Hymns and Gary Rydstrom

SOUND MIXING

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

*Hugo

Moneyball

Transformers: Dark of the Moon

War Horse

VISUAL EFFECTS

Harry Potter and the Deat hly Hallows Pa rt 2

Hugo

Real Steel

*Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Transformers: Dark of the Moon

WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY)

*The Descendants – Screenplay by Alexander Payne and Nat Faxon & Jim Rash

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

A Separation – Written by Asghar Farhadi

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