2012 Oscar Predictions

Best Picture
“The Artist” Thomas Langmann, Producer
“The Descendants” Jim Burke, Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor, Producers
“Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” Scott Rudin, Producer
“The Help” Brunson Green, Chris Columbus and Michael Barnathan, Producers
“Hugo” Graham King and Martin Scorsese, Producers
“Midnight in Paris” Letty Aronson and Stephen Tenenbaum, Producers
“Moneyball” Michael De Luca, Rachael Horovitz and Brad Pitt, Producers
“The Tree of Life” Nominees to be determined
“War Horse” Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy, Producers

“The Artist” Michel Hazanavicius
“The Descendants” Alexander Payne
“Hugo” Martin Scorsese
“Midnight in Paris” Woody Allen
“The Tree of Life” Terrence Malick

Actor in a Leading Role
Demián Bichir in “A Better Life”
George Clooney in “The Descendants”
Jean Dujardin in “The Artist”
Gary Oldman in “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”
Brad Pitt in “Moneyball”

Actress in a Leading Role
Glenn Close in “Albert Nobbs”
Viola Davis in “The Help”
Rooney Mara in “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”
Meryl Streep in “The Iron Lady”
Michelle Williams in “My Week with Marilyn”

Actor in a Supporting Role
Kenneth Branagh in “My Week with Marilyn”
Jonah Hill in “Moneyball”
Nick Nolte in “Warrior”
Christopher Plummer in “Beginners”
Max von Sydow in “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close”

Actress in a Supporting Role
Bérénice Bejo in “The Artist”
Jessica Chastain in “The Help”
Melissa McCarthy in “Bridesmaids”
Janet McTeer in “Albert Nobbs”
Octavia Spencer in “The Help”

Foreign Language Film
“Bullhead” Belgium
“Footnote” Israel
“In Darkness” Poland
“Monsieur Lazhar” Canada
“A Separation” Iran

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
“The Descendants” Screenplay by Alexander Payne and Nat Faxon & Jim Rash
“Hugo” Screenplay by John Logan
“The Ides of March” Screenplay by George Clooney & Grant Heslov and Beau Willimon
“Moneyball” Screenplay by Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin. Story by Stan Chervin
“Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” Screenplay by Bridget O’Connor & Peter Straughan

Writing (Original Screenplay)
“The Artist” Written by Michel Hazanavicius
“Bridesmaids” Written by Annie Mumolo & Kristen Wiig
“Margin Call” Written by J.C. Chandor
“Midnight in Paris” Written by Woody Allen
“A Separation” Written by Asghar Farhadi

“The Artist” Guillaume Schiffman
“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” Jeff Cronenweth
“Hugo” Robert Richardson
“The Tree of Life” Emmanuel Lubezki
“War Horse” Janusz Kaminski

Film Editing
“The Artist” Anne-Sophie Bion and Michel Hazanavicius
“The Descendants” Kevin Tent
“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall
“Hugo” Thelma Schoonmaker
“Moneyball” Christopher Tellefsen

Art Direction
“The Artist” Production Design: Laurence Bennett; Set Decoration: Robert Gould
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2” Production Design: Stuart Craig; Set Decoration: Stephenie McMillan
“Hugo” Production Design: Dante Ferretti; Set Decoration: Francesca Lo Schiavo
“Midnight in Paris” Production Design: Anne Seibel; Set Decoration: Hélène Dubreuil
“War Horse” Production Design: Rick Carter; Set Decoration: Lee Sandales

Costume Design
“Anonymous” Lisy Christl
“The Artist” Mark Bridges
“Hugo” Sandy Powell
“Jane Eyre” Michael O’Connor
“W.E.” Arianne Phillips

“Albert Nobbs” Martial Corneville, Lynn Johnston and Matthew W. Mungle
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2” Edouard F. Henriques, Gregory Funk and Yolanda Toussieng
“The Iron Lady” Mark Coulier and J. Roy Helland

Music (Original Score)
“The Adventures of Tintin” John Williams
“The Artist” Ludovic Bource
“Hugo” Howard Shore
“Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” Alberto Iglesias
“War Horse” John Williams

  1. Author
    sputnik 10 years ago

    Got 11/15 Oscar Predictions correct.

    I had said this about Hugo in the movies you watched this week thread.

    “Cinematography and art direction were good but the sets seemed fake at many points.”

    So I had doubts that they will give it to Hugo and that’s what has happened. The first shot in Hugo was brilliant and I think they gave it because of that.

    Others that I got wrong was Editing which I went to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Original Screenplay which went to Midnight in Paris.

  2. aryan 10 years ago

    Sputnik – Congratulations very well Predicted got 11/15 Excellent Man great going all the best.

  3. narad_muni 10 years ago

    Great job Sputnik!

    I am so happy for ‘A Separaiton’ which won the best foreign film award.. it is the movie of the year for me!

    Though I am yet to see most of the Oscar nominations yet…
    Can you give me a list of the must-watch movies this year according to you?

    • Author
      sputnik 10 years ago

      Thanks narad.

      A Separation was great and that was a well deserved win. I remember you had recommended in the weekly movies thread.

      hmm The Artist obviously but it is a silent B&W movie. I myself thought I wouldn’t like a silent B&W movie but I liked it a lot. It doesn’t have a great story or anything but its good. I would recommend The Descendants too. Liked Margin Call too. Moneyball is a decent sports based movie.

  4. cr7 10 years ago

    Great job..

    I was never really looking forward to watch artist..silent&bw probably the last combination I would love to watch..but now I may check it. Haven’t seen half of the nominated films.liked decendants and moneyball a lot.i thought either Clooney or pitt will win best actor..will soon finish watching all the nominated films..

    • Author
      sputnik 10 years ago


      I don’t like B&W films either and I don’t think I ever watched any silent film apart from Charlie Chaplin bits on TV. I thought it would be boring but surprisingly liked it. Liked Descendants a lot too and liked Moneyball too. George Clooney and Brad Pitt were very good too.

  5. aryan 10 years ago

    Cr7 – I wanted to see Clooney or Pitt win the Oscar too but Academy members will judge who deserved the most. That is the unique (specialty) of Academy Award.

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