The 84th Academy Awards
Feb. 26, 2012
In wasting no time, let's get right down to the predictions with one sentence explanations in what could be the most predictable year ever...again.
THE BIG CATEGORIES
BEST PICTURE: THE ARTIST
Because Academy voters are filled with old white men yearning for a film they can relate to and are nostalgic for.
BEST DIRECTOR: MICHEL HAZANAIVIUS - THE ARTIST
This year the apple doesn't fall far from the tree, so expect Hazanaivius to take home the gold.
BEST ACTOR: GEORGE CLOONEY - THE DESCENDANTS
If the Academy is ever going to recognize Clooney with a lead acting trophy, this is the film to do it.
BEST ACTRESS: VIOLA DAVIS - THE HELP
Because Meryl Streep already has 2 wins (and 17 nominations) and Viola Davis is going for her first.
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER- BEGINNERS
It's either him or Max Von Sydow, but since their is one only on winner, I'm picking Plummer.
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: OCTAVIA SPENCER - THE HELP
She's won everything already, so why should this be any different?
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: WOODY ALLEN - MIDNIGHT IN PARIS
Because one of the greatest screenwriters who ever lived hasn't won an Oscar in 25 years and it's one of his best films in a long time.
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: ALEXANDER PAYNE, NAT FAXON, & JIM RASH - THE DESCENDANTS
Alexander Payne delivered one of the best films of the year and this is the category the AMPAS will reward him with.
THE TECHNICAL CATEGORIES
BEST ART DIRECTION: HUGO - DANTE FERRETTI & FEANCESCA LO SCHIAVO
BEST EDITING: THE ARTIST - MICHEL HAZANAVICIUS & ANNE-SOPHIE BION
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: THE TREE OF LIFE - EMMANUEL LUBEZKI
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE: THE ARTIST - LUDOVIC BOURCE
BEST ORIGINAL SONG: THE MUPPETS - BRET MCKENZIE
BEST SOUND EDITING: HUGO - EUGENE GEARTY
BEST SOUND MIXING: HUGO - TOM FLEISCHMAN & JOHN MIDGLEY
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE: RANGO
BEST FOREIGN FILM: A SEPARATION
BEST DOCUMENTARY: UNDEFEATED
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS: HUGO
BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT: PENTECOST
BEST ANIMATED SHORT: A MORNING STROLL
BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORTS: GOD IS BIGGER THAN ELVIS
BEST MAKEUP: ALBERT NOBBS - MATTHEW W. MUNGLE, LYNN JOHNSTON, MARTIAL CORNEVILLE
BEST COSTUME DESIGN: THE ARTIST - MARK BRIDGES