Academy Awards

Oscar Predictions 2012

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BEST PICTURE

Will win: The Artist

Should win: The Tree of Life

BEST DIRECTOR

Will win: Michel HazanaviciusThe Artist

Should win: Terrence Malick – The Tree of Life/ Martin Scorsese – Hugo

BEST ACTOR

Will win: Jean Dujardin – The Artist

Should win:  Jean Dujardin – The Artist / Gary Oldman – Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

BEST ACTRESS

Will win:  Viola DavisThe Help (with the slight possibility of Meryl Streep – The Iron Lady)

Should win: Michelle Williams – My Week with Marilyn

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Will win: Christopher Plummer – Beginners

Should win: Christopher Plummer – Beginners

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Will win: Octavia Spencer – The Help

Should win: Jessica ChastainThe Help (maybe Melissa McCarthy – Bridesmaids)

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

Will win: Rango

Should win: Rango

 

BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM

Will win: The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

Should win: The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

 

BEST FOREIGN FILM

Will win: A Separation

Should win: A Separation

BEST PICTURE

Will win: Pina

Should win: Pina

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Will win: Midnight in Paris

Should win: Midnight in Paris

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Will win: The Descendants

Should win: Hugo

BEST ART DIRECTION

Will win: Hugo

Should win: Midnight in Paris

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Will win:  The Artist

Should win: The Artist

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Will win: Emmanuel LubeczkiThe Tree of Life

Should win: Emmanuel LubeczkiThe Tree of Life

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

Will win: Ludovic BourceThe Artist

Should win: Ludovic BourceThe Artist

BEST FILM EDITING

Will win:  The Artist

Should win: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

BEST MAKEUP

Will win: Albert Nobbs

Should win: Albert Nobbs

BEST SOUND EDITING

Will win: Drive

Should win: Drive

BEST SOUND MIXING

Will win: Hugo

Should win: Hugo

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Will win: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

Should win: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2/Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Rambling Thoughts on the Oscar Nominations

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  • Best Pic: Glad Tree of Life snuck in there, but, as everyone else is lamenting, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close? Really?
  • Director: Yay Terrence Malick! Surprised no Spielberg. Yay Woody Allen! First nod in 18 years!
  • Actor: Surprised Demian Bichir got a nod. It’s this year’s Javier Bardem! Also surprised no Leo. Poor him. Also, yay Gary Oldman!!
  • Actress: Surprised with Rooney Mara and no Tilda Swinton. Sad face.
  • Supporting Actor: Nick Nolte? Surprising. Jonah Hill? sort of. Max von Sydow? Sort of. No Albert Brooks? Blasphemy!
  • Supporting Actress: Jessica Chastain and Melissa McCarthy EFF YEAH!
  • Adapted Screenplay: Yay Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy! otherwise no surprises
  • Original Screenplay: YAY BRIDESMAIDS!
  • Animated Film: YAY RANGO! (totally called Cat in Paris, btw)
  • Cinematography: If Tree of Life does not win, I will shoot someone.
  • Sound Editing: YAY DRIVE. Boo, no other nominations for Drive. Where s Albert Brooks? damn.
  • Original Score: The Artist…looks like Kim Novak can suck it.
  • Original Song: only two nominations? I bet Juan is happy Muppets got a nod.
  • Documentary: I hated If a Tree Falls. Hope PINA wins.
  • do you think we’ll ever reach a time where they have a special 3D category?
  • other thoughts: disappointed with no Death Hallows 2 nods except tech categories. No Drive. No Melancholia. sad face. Really disappointed with no Lars von Trier nod and no Kirsten Dunst nod. At least she had Cannes. Also, no Fassbender for Shame. Very surprised, but I guess masturbation isn’t a thing the Academy likes. Or does. xD
  • also…FUK YEAH WOODY ALLEN. FOUR, count ‘em, FOUR nominations for my beloved Midnight in Paris. Best Picture, his first since 1986’s Hannah and Her Sisters, Best Director, first since 1994’s Bullets Over Broadway, Best Original Screenplay, first since 2005’s Match Point, and Best Art Direction! YES. My day has been made by this.