Who Will Win The Oscars 2012? – My Predictions


With the Oscars 2012 not that far away I have decided to tell you all both my predictions and who I would like to win. So lets get started.

Best Picture

War Horse
The Artist
Moneyball
The Descendants
The Tree of Life
Midnight in Paris
The Help
Hugo
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

I think that the winner here is an obvious one, I’m pretty sure that The Artist has got this award in the bag. If The Artist wins Best Picture then it will be the first silent film to win that award in over 80 years and I think that is exactly what the Academy want. I did enjoy The Artist and I can see why people have fallen in love with it but I just feel as though the Oscar hype is quite over the top, but then again with all of its campaigning it can’t really fail to take away best picture. I don’t really have any doubt that The Artist won’t take home best picture and I would be extremely surprised if it didn’t.

I’m really not sure who I would like to win Best Picture, I just know I don’t want it to go to Extremely Loud & Incredible Close, the two films I would most like to win are War Horse and Midnight In Paris, I thought that both of these films were absolutely phenomenal. War Horse was beautifully shot, acted and was just an overall an amazing film, I don’t think War Horse will win as it will be The Artist but I would like it to come out and surprise everyone. I would also like to see Midnight In Paris come out and surprise us all, I really loved this film, it was a smart, beautiful and happy film and I would love to see it take home the award.

Best Director

Michel Hazanivicius, The Artist
Alexander Payne, The Descendants
Martin Scorsese, Hugo
Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris
Terrence Malick, The Tree of Life

The Artist will also be taking home the award for Best Director this Sunday, I do think The Artist was beautifully directed but I believe that this award should go more deserving directors. Again with all of The  Artist’s campaigning it would be a shock if they didn’t manage to take home Best Director as well. I again would be very surprised if The Artist doesn’t take home the award for Best Director as well as Best Picture. We never know though, the Academy could chose to go for more popular and recognised directors than go with the gimmick of The Artist. 

I would have liked Steven Spielberg to take home this award for his spectacular movie War Horse as I feel that was the best directed film of the year (2011). But from the nominees here I would love Woody Allen to take home the award for Midnight In Paris, I absolutely loved this film and thought Woody Allen captured every scene beautifully. Woody Allen hasn’t won an Oscar in fifteen years and I would really like to see him back basking in the glory he belongs. I wouldn’t also mind seeing Martin Scorsese taking home the award for his tim Hugo, again Hugo was beautifully shot and he deserves this award just as much as Michel Hazanivicius. 

Best Actor

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

This award will be between two people, Jean Durjardin for The Artist or George Clooney for The Descendants.  I think they were both equally as deserving seeing that Durjardin’s performance made The Artist great, his acting was the most important part of the whole film and he really pulled it off. I do think though that the Academy will go for Clooney though seeing he is a lot more well known than the relatively unknown Durjardin despite Durjardin’s recent BAFTA win for best actor.

I wouldn’t be upset if Clooney took home the award but I would really love to see Gary Oldman win his long overdue Oscar. Surprisingly this is Oldman’s first ever Oscar review but it’s just a shame that he probably won’t  win. I, along with everyone else would be extremely surprised if he won but I would be extremely happy for him to take home the award.

Best Actress

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

I think it is safe to say that this award will most definitely be going to Meryl Streep, she has been long overdue an Oscar win and winning this one would make it her third win. I personally really didn’t like the Iron Lady but there is no doubt that Streep’s performance was absolutely astounding. I wouldn’t surprised if she didn’t win as she is up against some tough candidates but I think she is the most likely to take home the award with her bigger competition being Viola Davis for The Help. 

The woman I would like to see take home this award is the breathtaking Rooney Mara but I think it is unlikely that she will take home the award as this category as two front runners, both Meryl Streep and Viola Davis. I highly doubt that anyone apart from those two will take home this award. I thought that Rooney Mara’s performance in The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo was absolutely astonishing and its a shame she won’t get any recognition for it.

Supporting Actor

Kenneth Branagh, My Week With Marilyn
Jonah Hill, Moneyball
Nick Nolte, Warrior
Christopher Plummer, Beginners
Max von Sydow, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

With both a Golden Globe, SAG and BAFTA win under his belt it is inevitable that Christopher Plummer takes away this award as well and if he doesn’t I will actually be surprised. Beginners wasn’t my favourite film of 2011 but I thought that Christopher Plummer’s performance was absolutely brilliant. From his past winnings I don’t think their is much competition in this category especially with Max Von Sydow in there, to be honest I have no idea why he is nominated his performance was no where near Oscar worthy like Christopher Plummer’s. 

As much as I loved Christopher Plummer’s performance in Beginners I would actually prefer Nick Nolte to win this award. I know it is highly unlikely but not only was his performance great, it is also the only Oscar that Warrior has a possibility of winning. I loved Warrior and I’m quite disappointed that it can’t win more so that is who I am so eager for Nick Nolte to win this award no matter how unlikely.

Supporting Actress

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

Everyone knows who will be getting this award, and it is of course Octavia Spencer. She has been trouncing all the other awards taking home a Golden Globe, BAFTA and SAG so the likelihood of her not winning it pretty slim. To be fair though Spencer does completely deserve this award, her performance in The Help was absolutely phenomenal and she should get as much credit s possible for that performance. If she doesn’t win I, along with everyone else will be extremely surprised.

The person I would really really like to win is of course Melissa McCarthy, her performance in Bridesmaids was absolutely hilarious and she deserves some sort of recognition for that fine performance. Don’t get me wrong I would love to see Octavia Spencer win just as much as the next guy but if there is any black horse I would like to see this year it would be Melissa McCarthy. 

Best Original Screenplay

Michel Hazanivicius, The Artist
Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo, Bridesmaids
Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris
J.C. Chandor, Margin Call
Asghar Farhadi, A Separation

Best Adapted Screenplay

Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash, The Descendants
John Logan, Hugo
George Clooney, Beau Willimon and Grant Heslov, The Ides of March
Steven Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin and Stan Chervin, Moneyball
Bridget O’Connor and Peter Straughan, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Best Foreign Feature

Bullhead
Footnote
In Darkness
Monsieur Lazhar
A Separation

Best Animated Feature

A Cat in Paris
Chico & Rita
Kung Fu Panda 2
Puss in Boots
Rango

Art Direction

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

Cinematography

The Artist
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Hugo
The Tree of Life
War Horse

Costume Design

Anonymous
The Artist
Hugo
Jane Eyre
W.E.

Film Editing

Anne-Sophie Bion and Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
Kevin Tent, The Descendants
Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Thelma Schoonmaker, Hugo
Christopher Tellefsen, Moneyball

Makeup

Martial Corneville, Lynn Johnston and Matthew W. Mungle, Albert Nobbs
Nick Dudman, Amanda Knight and Lisa Tomblin, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
Mark Coulier and J. Roy Helland, The Iron Lady

Music (Original Score)

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

Music (Original Song)

“Man or Muppet” from The Muppets, Bret McKenzie
“Real in Rio” from Rio, Sergio Mendes, Carlinhos Brown and Siedah Garrett

Sound Editing

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

Sound Mixing

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Hugo
Moneyball
Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon
War Horse

Visual Effects

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
Hugo
Real Steel
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon

So those are my predictions for this year. Who do you think will win? Who do you want to win? Feel free to tell me your thoughts in the comments below. Thank you very much for reading and if you enjoyed this post please feel free to hit that follow button if you haven’t already and that like button to show me some love.

 

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