Counting Down to Oscar 2012 – Winner Predictions

It’s less than 24 hours until the 84th Academy Awards. But hey as my friend David @ Never Too Early Movie Predictions just posted his predictions on Friday, I suppose it’s not too late until the presenter takes out the card from the Oscar envelope, right?

As I’ve posted in my nominees predictions, I missed the number of Best Picture nominees by one (I thought they’d go with 8 noms) and I thought Bridesmaids got in instead of War Horse. So clearly my predictions has no scientific value whatsoever, it’s just for the fun of it just to see how off base (or not) I’d be 😀 I’ve also talked about my reaction to the nominations in general on this post.

So, will Oscar make history tomorrow night by awarding both the lead and supporting female acting categories to black actresses? So far only five black actresses have taken home the statuettes, and only one of them for a leading role (Halle Berry in Monster’s Ball in 2001 (per Wiki). And will a silent film instead of a ‘talkie’ win Best Picture again in 85 years since Wings took that honor? Well, we’ll find out soon enough would we?

So anyway, below is the list of nominees and the one highlighted in gold is my predicted winners:*

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

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

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

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 Original Screenplay
Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris
JC Chandor, Margin Call
Asghar Farhadi, A Separation
Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo, Bridesmaids

Best Adapted Screenplay
Alexander Payne, Nat Faxton, Jim Rash, The Descendants
John Logan, Hugo
George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Beau Willimon, The Ides of March
Aaron Sorkin, Steven Zaillian, Moneyball
Bridget O’Connor, Peter Straughn, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

Best Animated Feature
A Cat In Paris
Chico & Rita
Kung Fu Panda 2
Puss in Boots

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

Best Achievement in Art Direction
The Artist
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
Midnight in Paris
War Horse

Best Achievement in Cinematography
The Artist
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
The Tree of Life
War Horse

Best Achievement in Costume Design
The Artist
Jane Eyre

Best Achievement in Makeup
Albert Nobbs
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
The Iron Lady

Best Achievement in Visual Effects
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
Real Steel
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Transformers: Dark of the Moon

* I left out a few categories such as editing/sound effects as well as documentaries as I have not seen any of them to have any opinion on those.

Btw, allow me to indulge a bit here by sharing this video of my beloved Gregory Peck’s gracious Oscar acceptance speech for his role in To Kill a Mockingbird. Special thanks to my friend Aurora who tweeted me the link last Friday, bless her heart!

All right, so are you going to watch the telecast tomorrow night? I’m going to see if I have the energy to live blog tomorrow. Stay tuned folks 😀

16 thoughts on “Counting Down to Oscar 2012 – Winner Predictions

  1. Interesting to see The Help getting both of the actress awards in your predictions. I haven’t seen the film but I do hope Streep doesn’t get best actress for the Iron Lady. Nothing personal against Streep!

  2. I’m going to predict The Artist will win a lot of awards tonight. Not exactly going out on a limb but it’ll be interesting to see if it clears the board because the Academy seems to like to give its favorite film of the year reward in most of its nominated categories.

  3. I’ve no intention of watching the borefest tonight and see Clooney or Pitt winning, although I would love to see Meryl and Octavia scoring big 🙂
    I will, however, do a RED CARPET FASHION report on Monday, because millions expect it from me lol :))

  4. Ted S.

    I only saw one film from the best picture nominees, Tree of Life and I don’t think it’s even Malick’s best film. The other films on the list, I might rent them some day.

    1. I think you’ll enjoy Midnight in Paris and The Descendants, Ted. I haven’t seen all of the noms either, but will rent ’em when they come out.

  5. Good predictions, Ruth! Or maybe I’m just saying that because I share the majority of yours 🙂

    I would be happy to see Moneyball win for Best Adapted Screenplay, as well as Anonymous for Best Costume Design.

    Loved the video you included of Gregory Peck winning for To Kill a Mockingbird. Would you believe that I haven’t seen that film?

    I’ll be live tweeting tonight. Don’t know if I could handle live blogging. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on the results!

    1. I haven’t seen Moneyball nor Anonymous. Might rent the latter but I’m just not a baseball nor Brad Pitt fan.

      Kris, you should see ‘Mockingbird’ at some point, it really is an inspiring film that explores a heavy topic but done in an intriguing manner as it’s told from the point of view of the kids. Plus Gregory is just astounding as Atticus, I guarantee you’ll be taken by it.

      Btw, it’s great to be live-tweeting w/ you last night during the Oscars 🙂

  6. I like your predictions my friend. It is Monday morning here now and the awards have been and gone. I still haven’t watched them yet. I hate being in UK sometimes.

    Hope you enjoyed your weekend

    1. You hate being in the UK? Ahaha, and here I am wishing I lived across the pond. Well, you can always watch it online right? Besides, you might not have to, just watch my recap 😀

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