Monday, January 23, 2012

84th Oscars Nominations Predictions




Final Oscar Nom Predictions

Best Picture

The Artist
The Descendants
Hugo
The Help
Midnight in Paris
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Moneyball
War Horse
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
Bridesmaids

Alternate: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
Explanation: Since the Academy is doing “five to ten” nominees, I’ve gone ahead and included 10. My official prediction is that they will nominate eight films, and I’ve ranked this slate in the order of likelihood, meaning War Horse should be seen as the official cut-off of my prediction, but were it to extend to nine, ELIC would be in, and if 10, Bridesmaids would get in.

Best Director

Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris
David Fincher, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
Alexander Payne, The Descendants
Martin Scorsese, Hugo
Alternate: Terrence Malick, The Tree of Life

Best Actor

George Clooney, The Descendants
Leonardo DiCaprio, J. Edgar
Jean Dujardin, The Artist
Gary Oldman, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
Brad Pitt, Moneyball
Alternate: Michael Fassbender, Shame

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
Alternate: Tilda Swinton, We Need to Talk About Kevin

Best Supporting Actor

Kenneth Branagh, My Week With Marilyn
Albert Brooks, Drive
Armie Hammer, J. Edgar
Jonah Hill, Moneyball
Christopher Plummer, Beginners
Alternate: Viggo Mortensen, A Dangerous Method

Best Supporting Actress

Berenice Bejo, The Artist
Jessica Chastain, The Help
Melissa McCarthy, Bridesmaids
Octavia Spenser, The Help
Shailene Woodley, The Descendants
Alternate: Janet McTeer, Albert Nobbs

Best Original Screenplay

50/50
The Artist
Bridesmaids
Midnight in Paris
A Separation
Alternate: Win Win

Best Adapted Screenplay

The Descendants
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
The Help
Hugo
Moneyball
Alternate: War Horse

Best Foreign Language Feature

A Separation
Bullhead
In Darkness
Monsieur Lazhar
Pina
Alternate: Superclasico

Best Animated Feature

The Adventures of Tintin
Arthur Christmas
Cars 2
Puss in Boots
Rango
Alternate: Kung Fu Panda 2

Best Documentary Feature

Buck
Paradise Lost 3
Pina
Project Nim
We Were Here
Alternate: Bill Cunningham New York

Best Art Direction

Anonymous
The Artist
Hugo
J. Edgar
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
Alternate: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Best Cinematography

The Artist
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Hugo
The Tree of Life
War Horse
Alternate: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

Best Costume Design

The Artist
The Help
Hugo
Jane Eyre
My Week With Marilyn
Alternate: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

Best Film Editing

The Artist
The Descendants
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Hugo
Moneyball
Alternate: Drive

Best Makeup

Albert Nobbs
Hugo
The Iron Lady
Alternate: The Artist

Best Original Score

The Artist
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
Hugo
War Horse
Alternate: The Adventures of Tintin

Best Original Song

“Lay Your Head Down” from Albert Nobbs
“Hello Hello” from Gnomeo and Juliet
“The Living Proof” from The Help
“Life’s a Happy Song” from The Muppets
“Man or Muppet” from The Muppets
Alternate: “Masterpiece” from W/E

Best Sound Mixing

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
Hugo
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
War Horse
Alternate: The Adventures of Tintin

Best Sound Editing

The Adventures of Tintin
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Transformers
War Horse
Alternate: Hugo

Best Visual Effects

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Super 8
Alternate: War Horse




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