Sunday, February 26, 2012

84th Academy Awards Predictions: Part 2

I continue to predict tonight's awards. Starting with:

Update: 9 for 12! Not bad. Overall, Crystal did a great job, the show was fun, though there were no real surprises.

Best Animated Film:
A Cat in Paris
Chico and Rita
Puss in Boots
Kung Fu Panda 2

Will Win: Panda 2. Easily the best animated movie, if it does win, I'll be surprised.

Should Win: Panda 2. It's my 2nd favorite film of the year for a reason.

Best Original Score:
The Adventures of Tintin
War Horse
The Artist
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Will Win: The Artist. The whole movie is one long score!

Should Win: War Horse. The score, by John Williams of course, is beautiful and deserves to win.

Best Director:
Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
Alexander Payne, The Descendants
Martin Scorsese, Hugo
Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris
Terrence Malick, The Tree of Life

Will Win: Payne. It's a risk to say he'll win seeing as he's going up against two legends with Scorsese and Allen, but I think he'll take home the statue.

Should Win: Allen. The best part of Paris, other than it's story, was it's direction, which was beautiful.

Best Actress:
Glenn Close, Albert Nobbs
Viola Davis, The Help
Rooney Mara, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady
Michele Williams, My Week With Marylin

Will Win: Streep. Streep will continue her reign of wins, though it will be close.

Should Win: Williams. I know this may be surprising, but Williams captured Marylin so well, she deserves a win.

Best Actor:
Demian Bichir, A Better Life
George Clooney, The Descendants
Jean Dujardin, The Artist
Brad Pitt, Moneyball
Gary Oldman, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Will Win: Clooney. He's been sweeping up other awards and will get this one.

Should Win: Oldman. While I was tempted to say Ryan Gosling, whose snubs are shocking, Oldman deserves to get an Oscar because... he's never gotten one before and he needs one. Badly.

Best Picture:
The Descendants
The Artist
The Help
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Midnight in Paris
The Tree of Life
War Horse

Will Win: The Artist. It's between this and Descendants and look for this to take home the award.

Should Win: Midnight in Paris. Let me make one think perfectly clear. This is just because I have one seen this and Moneyball and I didn't think Moneyball was all that great. I think 50/50 should be one here among other and the choices given are pretty weak considering the other possible nominees.
Better luck next year.

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