Bryan’s 2012 Oscar Predictions

And time! The awards are this Sunday and I’ve seen everything except for one foreign film that isn’t even out yet. We’ve also reviewed almost everything. What isn’t up before Sunday, I’ll review soon after. Taking a vacation in the middle of this adventure stole away precious obsession fulfilling time. Oh, well. Here are my predictions for what it’s worth (which I’m starting to think seeing everything makes me worse at this part).

BEST PICTURE:

Will Win: The Artist

Should win: Tough one, but I’d be happy with either Hugo or Moneyball

BEST DIRECTOR:

Will Win: Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist

Should Win: Terrence Malick, The Tree of Life – Not my favorite film, but a true directing achievement.

BEST ACTOR:

Will Win: Jean Dujardin, The Artist

Should Win: Brad Pitt, Moneyball – Makes it look so easy. I don’t think people appreciate it enough

BEST ACTRESS:

Will Win: Viola Davis, The Help

Should Win: None – but if I had to pick, Michelle Williams gave my favorite performance of this bunch

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR:

Will and Should Win: Christopher Plummer, Beginners

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS:

Will Win: Octavia Spencer, The Help

Should Win: Jessica Chastain, The Help – She stole the whole movie.

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

Will Win: Rango

Should Win: None of these are great (not a big fan of Rango), but I liked A Cat in Paris best

BEST FOREIGN FILM

Will and Should Win: A Separation (Iran) – Didn’t see Footnote, but this film is pretty, pretty good.

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Will Win: The Artist

Should Win: Midnight in Paris – Takes great skill/talent to make a film so effervescent.

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Will Win: The Descendants

Should Win: Moneyball – So thematically rich and layered, plus great dialogue

BEST ART DIRECTION

Will and Should Win: Hugo

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Will and Should Win: Hugo

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

Will and Should Win: The Muppets

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

Will and Should Win: War Horse

BEST DOCUMENTARY

Will and Should Win: Undefeated

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Will Win: The Tree of Life

Should Win: I just barely go with Hugo instead. The 3D was something else.

BEST FILM EDITING

Will Win: Hugo

Should Win: Moneyball – barely again, but the film has amazing rhythm.

BEST MAKEUP

Will and Should Win: The Iron Lady

BEST SOUND EDITING

Will and Should Win: War Horse, but it’s a strong category.

BEST SOUND MIXING

Will and Should Win: Hugo

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Will and Should Win: Rise of the Planet of the Apes

BEST ANIMATED SHORT

Will and Should Win: La Luna

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT

Will and Should Win: Tuba Atlantic

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT

Will and Should Win: Saving Face

So, that’s way too many “will and should” for me to be right.

Go ahead and share your picks in the comments and if you beat me, I’ll pout.

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8 responses to “Bryan’s 2012 Oscar Predictions

  1. Picture: The Artist
    Director: Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
    Actor: Jean Dujardin, The Artist (want Pitt though)
    Actress: Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady
    Sup. Actor: Christopher Plummer, Beginners
    Sup. Actress: Octavia Spencer, The Help
    Animated: Rango
    Foreign: A Separation
    O. Screenplay: The Artist
    A. Screenplay: The Descendants
    Art Direction: Hugo
    Costume Design: Jane Eyre
    Original Song: Muppets
    Score: The Artist
    Documentary: Undefeated
    Cinematography: Hugo
    Editing: The Artist
    Makeup: The Iron Lady
    Sound Editing: War Horse
    Sound Mixing: Hugo
    Visual Effects: Rise of the POTA
    Animated Short: La luna
    Live Action Short: Tuba Atlantic
    Doc. Short: Saving Face

    For the shorts, I just went with Bryan, he’s seen em.

  2. Picture: The Artist
    Director: Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
    Actor: Jean Dujardin, The Artist
    Actress: Viola Davis, The Help
    Sup. Actor: Christopher Plummer, Beginners
    Sup. Actress: Octavia Spencer, The Help
    Animated: Chico & Rita
    Foreign: A Separation
    O. Screenplay: Midnight in Paris
    A. Screenplay: The Descendants
    Art Direction: Hugo
    Costume Design: Jane Eyre
    Original Song: Muppets
    Score: War Horse
    Documentary: Pina
    Cinematography: Tree of Life
    Editing: The Artist
    Makeup: The Iron Lady
    Sound Editing: Drive
    Sound Mixing: War Horse
    Visual Effects: Rise of the Apes
    Animated Short: La Luna
    Live Action Short: Tuba Atlantic
    Doc. Short: Saving Face

    Obviously want Woody and Midnight in Paris to win but am a realist.

  3. Picture: The Artist
    Director: Martin S. – Hugo
    Actor: Jean Dujardin, The Artist
    Actress: Viola Davis, The Help
    Sup. Actor: Nick Nolte – Warrior
    Sup. Actress: Octavia Spencer, The Help
    Animated: Rango
    Foreign: In Darkness – Poland
    O. Screenplay: Midnight in Paris
    A. Screenplay: Hugo
    Art Direction: Hugo
    Costume Design: Anonymous
    Original Song: Muppets
    Score: Adventures of Tintin
    Documentary: Paradise Lost 3
    Cinematography: Tree of Life
    Editing: The Artist
    Makeup: Albert Nobbs
    Sound Editing: Transformers 3
    Sound Mixing: Transformers 3
    Visual Effects: Harry Potter
    Animated Short: Dimanche/Sunday
    Live Action Short: Tuba Atlantic
    Doc. Short: Saving Face

  4. Picture: The Artist
    Director: Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
    Actor: Jean Dujardin, The Artist
    Actress: Viola Davis, The Help
    Sup. Actor: Christopher Plummer, Beginners
    Sup. Actress: Octavia Spencer, The Help
    Animated: Chico & Rita
    Foreign: A Separation
    O. Screenplay: Midnight in Paris
    A. Screenplay: The Descendants
    Art Direction: Hugo
    Costume Design: Jane Eyre
    Original Song: Muppets
    Score: War Horse
    Documentary: Pina
    Cinematography: Tree of Life
    Editing: The Artist
    Makeup: The Iron Lady
    Sound Editing: Drive
    Sound Mixing: War Horse
    Visual Effects: Rise of the Apes
    Animated Short: La Luna
    Live Action Short: Tuba Atlantic
    Doc. Short: Saving Face

    Obviously hoping Midnight in Paris wins Picture and Woody wins Director. I am a realist though.

  5. Will(should)
    Picture- The Artist (Hugo)
    Actor- Clooney (PITT)
    Actress- Streep(williams)
    Director- Hazanavicius (Scorsese)
    Supp Actor- Plummer (Nolte/Plummer cant decide)
    Supp Actress- Spencer(Chastain)
    Didnt see enough docs, shorts or animated films
    Cinematography-Tree of Life(HUGO)
    Makeup- Harry Potter(Harry POtter)
    Art Direction- Hugo(Hugo)
    Orig Screenplay-Bridesmaids(Midnight in Paris)
    AD Screenplay- Descendants
    Visual fx- Apes(Apes)
    Costume-Artist(Hugo)
    Editing-Artist(Hugo)
    Sound Mixing-Transformers(War HOrse)
    Sound Editing- Transformers(Hugo)
    Score- Artist(War Horse)
    Song-Man or Muppet

  6. Picture: The Artist
    Director: Martin Scorsese, Hugo
    Actor: Gary Oldman, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
    Actress: Michelle Williams, My Week With Marilyn
    Sup. Actor: Christopher Plummer, Beginners
    Sup. Actress: Octavia Spencer, The Help
    Animated: Rango
    Foreign: A Separation
    O. Screenplay: The Artist
    A. Screenplay: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
    Art Direction: Hugo
    Costume Design: Hugo
    Original Song: Muppets
    Score: The Artist
    Documentary: Paradise Lost 3
    Cinematography: The Artist
    Editing: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
    Makeup: The Iron Lady
    Sound Editing: Transformers
    Sound Mixing: Transformers
    Visual Effects: Rise of the Apes
    Animated Short: Fantastic Flying Books
    Live Action Short: Tuba Atlantic
    Doc. Short: Saving Face

  7. 17 Rosko not bad…12 Jew, not so good, warned you abut Chico…8 Adam, ouch…Jose 9 but out of 18, still not great…Eric 12 but the impressive Editing call.

    I’m proud of my Documentary call…I assume anyone else that got it, ROSKO, was following my lead.

    If you followed my short predix…I’m sorry but the two I got wrong are not good movies.

  8. Man, will next year have a movie that pisses Bryan off MORE than The Artist did this year?

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