My 2012 Oscar Predictions

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This Sunday (27th Feb), The 84th Academy Awards (Aka. Oscars), Will take place at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles to immortalize the best films of 2011. This year’s host will be Billy Crystal, Who has presented the awards at the 8 occasions. The following article is embodiment of the biggest event on the movie calendar – I’ll be going through every award category picking the winners (In Orange) and potential surprises (In Yellow).

Oscar Winners are represented with the () Symbol…

BEST SHORT FILM, LIVE ACTION

  • Pentecost
  • Raju
  • The Shore 
  • Time Freak
  • Tuba Atlantic

BEST SHORT FILM, ANIMATED

  • Dimanche
  • The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore 
  • La Luna
  • A Morning Stroll
  • Wild Life

BEST DOCUMENTARY, SHORT SUBJECTS

  • The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights
  • Incident in New Baghdad
  • God Is the Bigger Elvis
  • Saving Face 
  • The Tsunami and the Cherry

VISUAL EFFECTS:

  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II
  • Hugo 
  • Real Steel
  • Rise of the Planet of the Apes
  • Transformers: Dark Of The Moon

SOUND MIXING:

  • The Girl With The Dragon Ta too
  • Hugo 
  • Moneyball
  • Transformers: Dark of the Moon
  • War Horse

SOUND EDITING:

  • Drive
  • The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
  • Hugo 
  • Transformers: Dark of the Moon
  • War Horse

MUSIC (ORIGINAL Score)

  • The Artist, Ludovic Bource 
  • Hugo, Howard Shore
  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Alberto Iglesias
  • War Horse, John Williams
  • The Adventures of Tintin, John Williams

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SONG)

  • “Man or Muppet” by Bret McKenzie – The Muppets 
  • “Real In Rio” by Sergio Mendes and Carlinhos Brown – Rio

MAKEUP

  • Albert Nobbs
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly hallows Part 2
  • The Iron Lady 

FILM EDITING

  • The Artist
  • The Descendants
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo 
  • Hugo
  • Moneyball

COSTUME DESIGN

  • Anonymous
  • The Artist 
  • Hugo
  • Jane Eyre
  • W.E.

CINEMATOGRAPHY

  • The Artist
  • The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
  • Hugo 
  • The Tree Of Life
  • War Horse

ART DIRECTION

  • The Artist
  • Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows Part 2
  • Hugo ♣
  • Midnight In Paris
  • War Horse

BEST ANIMATED FILM

  • A Cat In Paris
  • Chico & Rita
  • Kung Fu Panda 2
  • Puss In Boots
  • Rango ♣

 

BEST DOCUMENTARY

  • Hell and Back Again
  • If A Tree Falls
  • Paradise Lost 3         
  • Pina
  • Undefeated ♣

 

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

  • John Logan – Hugo
  • Bridget O’Connor, Peter Straughan – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
  • Steven Zillian, Aaron Sorkin, Stan Charvin – Moneyball
  • Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash – The Descendants 
  • George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Beau Willimon – The Ides Of March

 

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

  • Woody Allen – Midnight In Paris 
  • JC Chandor – Margin Call
  • Asghar Farhadi – A Separation
  • Michel Hazanvicius – The Artist
  • Kristen Wiig & Annie Mumulo – Bridesmaids

 

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

  • Bullhead (Belgium)
  • Footnote (Israel)
  • In Darkness (Poland)
  • Monsieur Lazhar (Canada)
  • A Separation (Iran) 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

  • Berenice Bejo – The Artist
  • Jessica Chastain – The Help
  • Melissa McCarthy – Bridesmaids
  • Janet McTeer – Albert Nobbs
  • Octavia Spencer – The Help 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

  • Kenneth Branagh – My Week With Marilyn
  • Jonah Hill – Moneyball
  • Nick Nolte – Warrior
  • Christopher Plummer – Beginners 
  • Max Von Sydow – Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

BEST ACTRESS

  • Glenn Close – Albert Nobbs
  • Viola Davis – The Help
  • Rooney Mara – The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
  • Meryl Streep – The Iron Lady ♣
  • Michelle Williams – My Week With Marilyn

 

BEST ACTOR

  • Demian Bichir – A Better Life
  • George Clooney – The Descendants
  • Jean Dujardin – The Artist 
  • Gary Oldman – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
  • Brad Pitt – Moneyball

BEST DIRECTOR

  • Woody Allen – Midnight In Paris
  • Michel Hazanavicius – The Artist 
  • Terrence Malick – The Tree Of Life
  • Alexander Payne – The Descendants
  • Martin Scorsese – Hugo

BEST PICTURE:

  • The Artist 
  • The Descendants
  • Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
  • The Help
  • Hugo
  • Midnight In Paris
  • Moneyball
  • The Tree Of Life
  • War Horse

If as I predicted “The Artist” wins the Major Awards then;

  • It will be the first time Jean Dujardin Frenc person wins the BEST ACTOR
  • Hazanavicius will be the 2nd  French man to win the BEST DIRECTOR
  • The Artist will be the first silent film to win the BEST PICTURE Oscar after 85 years.

Will the academy turn the tables in form and refuse THE ARTIST (a French Movie)? Will The Help storm with major wins? Will Moneyball and The Descendants disappoint? Find out in next 24 Hours!!

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