Oscar Prediction Game 2012

The Nominations have been announced, so this means it’s time for the film critics favourite past time, The Oscar Prediction Game!!

Most years it’s been fairly predictable which titles would win their Oscars but this time there is something different. The main one being Martin Scorsese’s Hugo, a children’s book adaptation by a legendary film maker, and The Artist, a back-to-form Black & White silent movie, both having the most nominations with 11 and 10 nominations each. The rules have also changed, mainly to strictly define that the Best Picture award should be nominated to films which are considered to be the Best Picture, and the Best Animated Feature award is finally being taken seriously.

So the rules are simple, for each award you list the nominees in the order of you probability of it winning, the top being the most likely and the bottom the least. Then when the ceremony announces the winners, you score yourself based on those results. You can score yourself in one of two ways: you can try and aim for the lowest score, meaning 1 point for every nominee you accurately predicted will win, and then it will go higher the lower you put it. Or you can aim for the highest score and the points will be reverse (e.g for an award with 10 nominees, the top would be 10 and the bottom would be one). You add up your score and compare it with the lowest/highest possible score. Any award you missed will automatically get you the lowest/highest score from that award.

Since I’m following from last year, I’m doing it for highest possible score. So now onto my predictions!

Best Picture
1. The Artist
2. Hugo
3. War Horse
4. Tree of Life
5. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
6. Descendants
7. Midnight in Paris
8. Moneyball
9. The Help

Best Director
1. Martin Scorsese – Hugo
2. Michel Hazanavicius – The Artist
3. Terrence Malick – The Tree of Life
4. Woody Allen – Midnight in Paris
5. Alexander Payne – The Descendants

Best Actor
1. Jean Dujardin – The Artist as George Valentin
2. Gary Oldman – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy as George Smiley
3. Demián Bichir – A Better Life as Carlos Galindo
4. George Clooney – The Descendants as Matt King
5. Brad Pitt – Moneyball as Billy Beane

Best Actress
1. Meryl Streep – The Iron Lady as Margaret Thatcher
2. Rooney Mara – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo as Lisbeth Salander
3. Viola Davis – The Help as Aibileen Clarke
4. Michelle Williams – My Week with Marilyn as Marilyn Monroe
5. Glenn Close – Albert Nobbs as Albert Nobbs

Best Supporting Actor
1. Nick Nolte – Warrior as Paddy Conlon
2. Christopher Plummer – Beginners as Hal Fields
3. Jonah Hill – Moneyball as Peter Brand
4. Kenneth Branagh – My Week with Marilyn as Laurence Olivier
5. Max von Sydow – Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close as The Renter

Best Supporting Actress
1. Bérénice Bejo – The Artist as Peppy Miller
2. Jessica Chastain – The Help as Celia Foote
3. Melissa McCarthy – Bridesmaids as Megan
4. Octavia Spencer – The Help as Minny Jackson
5. Janet McTeer – Albert Nobbs as Hubert Page

Best Writing – Original
1. The Artist – Michel Hazanavicius
2. Midnight in Paris – Woody Allen
3. A Separation – Asghar Farhadi
4. Margin Call – J.C. Chandor
5. Bridesmaids – Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo

Best Writing – Adapted
1. Hugo – John Logan
2. The Ides of March – George Clooney, Grant Heslov and Beau Willimon
3. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy – Bridget O’Connor and Peter Straughan
4. The Ides of March – George Clooney, Grant Heslov and Beau Willimon
5. The Descendants – Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash

Best Animated Feature
1. Rango
2. Chico and Rita
3. Kung Fu Panda 2
4. A Cat in Paris
5. Puss in Boots

Best Foreign Language Film
1. In Darkness – Agnieszka Holland, Poland
2. A Separation – Asghar Farhadi, Iran
3. Footnote – Joseph Cedar, Israel
4. Monsieur Lazhar – Philippe Falardeau, Canada
5. In Darkness – Agnieszka Holland, Poland

Best Documentary Feature
1. If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front
2. Pina
3. Undefeated
4. Hell and Back Again
5. Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory

Best Documentary Short
1. The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement
2. The Tsunami
3. Incident in New Baghdad
4. Saving Face
5. God Is the Bigger Elvis

Best Live Action Short
1. Time Freak
2. Raju
3. The Shore
4. Pentecost
5. Tuba Atlantic

Best Animated Short
1. La Luna
2. Wild Life
3. A Morning Stroll
4. Dimanche
5. The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

Best Original Score
1. The Adventures of Tintin – John Williams
2. War Horse – John Williams
3. Hugo – Howard Shore
4. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy – Alberto Iglesias
5. The Artist – Ludovic Bource

Best Original Song
1. “Man or Muppet” from The Muppets – Bret McKenzie
2. “Real in Rio” from Rio – Sergio Mendes, Carlinhos Brown and Siedah Garrett

Best Sound Editing
1. The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo
2. Hugo
3. Drive
4. War Horse
5. Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Best Sound Mixing
1. Hugo
2. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
3. War Horse
4. Moneyball
5. Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Best Art Direction
1. Hugo
2. The Artist
3. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
4. Midnight in Paris
5. War Horse

Best Cinematography
1. The Artist
2. Hugo
3. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
4. War Horse
5. The Tree of Life

Best Make Up
1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
2. Albert Nobbs
3. The Iron Lady

Best Costume Design
1. Hugo – Sandy Powell
2. The Artist – Mark Bridges
3. Anonymous
4. Jane Eyre
5. W.E

Best Film Editing
1. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
2. Hugo
3. The Artist
4. The Descendants
5. Moneyball

Best Visual Effects
1. Rise of the Planet of the Apes
2. Harry Potter Deathly Hallows Part 2
3. Hugo
4. Real Steal
5. Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Good luck to everyone who’s playing and hope to enjoy a new year of film.


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