2012 Oscar Predictions

Well, it’s that time of the year again and I have made my Oscar predictions.  In a bit of a high-tech add-on this year, I have posted my picks on the official Oscar website, which can be used to create a pool with anyone I follow on Facebook (gotta love technology).

Anyways, here’s my picks for you old-fashioned types.
Best Picture: The Artist
I don’t think that there has been as sure a Best Picture winner since Lord of the Rings: Return of the King won in 2004.

Directing: Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
He won the Director’s Guild Award and the two awards only failed to sync about six times.

Writing (Original Screenplay): Midnight in Paris
It won the Writer’s Guild award and you definitely have to agree that Woody Allen’s latest was a very original film.

Writing (Adapted Screenplay): The Descendants
Probably the only award Alexander Payne’s latest will get.

Actor in a Leading Role: Jean Dujardin, The Artist
Since he won nearly every pre-Oscar award, this French actor we never heard of before this year will be anointed into the Hollywood elite this evening.

Actor in a Supporting Role: Christopher Plummer, Beginners
This is another sure bet for this year.

Actress in a Leading Role: Viola Davis, The Help
A lot of people are saying Meryl Streep, but Davis won the SAG award, which could point to her also winning the Oscar.

Actress in a Supporting Role: Octavia Spencer, The Help
This is probably another sure bet for this year.

Well those are the major categories.  Here are the rest of my predictions:

  • Short Film (Animated): The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
  • Documentary (Feature): Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory
  • Short Film (Live Action): Raju
  • Documentary (Short Subject): The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom
  • Film Editing: The Artist
  • Sound Editing: Transformers: Dark of the Moon
  • Foreign Language Film: “A Separation,” Iran 
  • Sound Mixing: Transformers: Dark of the Moon
  • Makeup: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
  • Visual Effects: Rise of the Planet of the Apes
  • Music (Original Score): The Artist, Ludovic Bource
  • Animated Feature Film: Rango
  • Art Direction: The Artist
  • Cinematography: The Tree of Life
  • Music (Original Song): Man or Muppet from The Muppets
  • Costume Design: The Artist

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Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described über-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).