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