Saturday, February 25, 2012

My Annual Academy Award Predictions for 2012

Post your predictions in the comments and let's see who comes closest.

The Academy Awards are tomorrow, so I wanted to get posted my predictions. Before I do, however, I'll give you my personal favorite movies from these that I would highly recommend you see, if you haven't already: The Artists, The Descendants, Midnight in Paris, and Moneyball. Many of the others are also quite good (Iron Lady, Girl w/t Dragon Tattoo, The Help, Hugo, etc.) and definitely worth seeing, but the four I listed as my favorites this year should not be missed.

OK, so on to my predictions:

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

Best Actor
- Demian Bichir (A Better Life)
- George Clooney (The Descendants)
- Jean Dujardin (The Artist) - MY PREDICTED WINNER
- Gary Oldman (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy)
- Brad Pitt (Moneyball)

Best Actress
- Glenn Close (Albert Nobbs)
- Viola Dais (The Help) - MY PREDICTED WINNER
- Rooney Mars (The Girl w/t Dragon Tattoo)
- Meryl Streep (Iron Lady)
- Michelle Williams (My Week with Marilyn)

Best Director
- The Descendants
- Hugo
- Midnight in Paris
- The Tree of Life

Best Supporting Actor
- Kenneth Branagh (My Week with Marilyn)
- Jonah Hill (Moneyball)
- Nick Nolte (Warrior)
- Christopher Plummer (Beginners) - MY PREDICTED WINNER
- Max von Sydow (Extremely Loud & Incredible Close)

Supporting Actress
- Berenice Bejo (The Artist)
- Jessica Chastain (The Help)
- Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids)
- Janet McTeer (Albert Nobbs)
- Octavia Spencer (The Help) - MY PREDICTED WINNER

I feel pretty good about my predictions, with the exception of Best Actor, that one could just as easily go to Clooney, so it was a close one for me there.

Think I'm off? I hope you'll post your predictions in the comments below (or email me with your picks), and we'll see who comes closest.