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Re: Winner Predictions

Postby Okri » Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:06 pm

I want to predict A Separation and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy in the screenplay categories. Someone please rationalize this hope.

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Re: Winner Predictions

Postby Sabin » Wed Jan 25, 2012 7:56 pm

What I meant is that if an incredible injustice HAS to happen on Oscar night, it may as well help me beat everyone else in the Oscar pool.
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Re: Winner Predictions

Postby Greg » Wed Jan 25, 2012 7:48 pm

Sabin wrote:Best Foreign-Language Film - In Darkness
...if something's going to suck, it may as well help me on Oscar night.


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Re: Winner Predictions

Postby Sabin » Wed Jan 25, 2012 7:30 pm

Best Picture - The Artist
...it wins the DGA, and that's it.

Best Director - Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
...this I'm less certain of. I think even if Hazanavicius wins the DGA, Scorsese is a threat and maybe Malick as well.

Best Actor in a Leading Role - Jean Dujardin, The Artist
...Brad Pitt could win the SAG and then we have a spread out race. Jean Dujardin IS The Artist...but then again, Russell Crowe HAD A Beautiful Mind.

Best Actress in a Leading Role - Viola Davis, The Help
...Davis wins the SAG and both leading races feature actors whose leading three competitors have won Golden Globes and a SAG. I think Davis wins it because she closes out a clearly well-liked Best Picture nominee with a speech. She's also in Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.

Best Supporting Actor - Christopher Plummer, Beginners
...not the mother of all locks by a longshot. Kenneth Branagh could win the SAG. He has Harvey Weinstein on his side and he's been playing the game a bit better. Between Branagh, Plummer, and von Sydow, it could go either way, but Plummer is still the front-runner.

Best Supporting Actress - Octavia Spencer, The Help
...kind of a weak race in which a sitcom star like Spencer can become a heavy front-runner, but that's certainly happening.

Best Original Screenplay - Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris
...please show up. Just this once.

Best Adapted Screenplay - Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon & Jim "Dean!" Rash,The Descendants
...Tate Taylor isn't in the running, so Payne & co wins a token victory for The Descendants.

Best Original Score - Ludovic Bource, The Artist
...easiest win of the night.

Best Original Song - "Man or Muppet", The Muppets
...and a Muppet song finally wins.

Best Foreign-Language Film - In Darkness
...if something's going to suck, it may as well help me on Oscar night.

Best Animated Film - Rango
...perfect time to honor something unusual like Chico & Rita, but Rango has Gore Verbinski, John Logan, and Johnny Depp involved. Good bet.

Best Cinematography - Hugo
...prettiest picture wins, and the only two recipients of this award to not be nominated for Best Art Direction in the past fifteen years were American Beauty and Slumdog Millionaire, both sweeps.

Best Film Editing - The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
...it's the most cutty film. Hugo could take it for Thelma's fourth victory.

Best Art Direction - Hugo
...pretty open and shut.

Best Costume Design - Anonymous
...sure looks like this film has the MOST Costume Design and Goddammit, I will not be fooled again!

Best Makeup - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Pt 2
...The Iron Lady has transformative makeup but...do I dare invoke the phrase "This is where they can honor Harry Potter?" On the fence, right now leaning towards Harry Potter.

Best Sound Mixing - War Horse
...between this one and Hugo. War Horse is the louder than your average Michael Bay movie.

Best Sound Effects - War Horse
...a little pre-Lincoln validation.

Best Visual Effects - Rise of the Planet of the Apes
...or will it go to the 3D of Hugo? Smart money is on Rise of the Planet of the Apes. I can see a scenario in which Hugo does a five or six award sweep of the technical awards, maybe with Best Director in tow, and I can also see it coming up with one maybe two. That's where I'm leaning.

Predicted Tallies:
4: The Artist
2: The Help, Hugo, War Horse
1: Anonymous, Beginners, The Descendants, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2, In Darkness, Midnight in Paris, The Muppets, Rango, Rise of the Planet of the Apes
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Re: Winner Predictions

Postby bizarre » Wed Jan 25, 2012 7:17 pm

Best Picture - THE ARTIST
Best Director - MICHEL HAZANAVICIUS
Best Actor - JEAN DUJARDIN
Best Actress - VIOLA DAVIS
Best Supporting Actor - MAX VON SYDOW
Best Supporting Actress - MELISSA MCCARTHY
Best Adapted Screenplay - THE DESCENDANTS
Best Original Screenplay - THE ARTIST
Best Animated Feature - RANGO
Best Documentary Feature - HELL AND BACK AGAIN
Best Foreign-Language Film - IN DARKNESS

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Re: Winner Predictions

Postby ITALIANO » Wed Jan 25, 2012 7:03 pm

This is the situation now. Don't forget that I still haven't seen most of the nominated movies - they will open in Italy in the next few weeks - and seeing the movies helps alot. Plus, things could (only slightly, in some cases) change when the Guilds announce their winners. Anyway, this is where we are today:

BEST PICTURE
I was desperately asking anyone here for a possible alternative to The Artist in this category - a title, just a title. And, like in Sicily when journalists go around and ask about the Mafia, I only got silence, and people looking elsewhere. Now the Academy has given me an answer: Hugo. The Descendants isn't out still, I know: it got very few nominations but those are key nominations... but it didn't get Best Supporting Actress, which would have been a sign of love, and not just respect, and I find difficult to believe that it can win Best Director - which doesn't prevent a Best Picture win, of course, but makes it less probable. It would get Picture, Actor and Adapted Screenplay: in theory it's possible, and it will obtain the votes of those who like family dramas better than movies-about-movies, but only after I see it I will have a clear idea about its chances. Hugo is the most nominated movie of the year and the work of an admired (more than beloved) director. It has the technical branches behind it, but not the powerful Actors branch. So I'd say that yes, we definitely have an alternative here, but not an extremely convincing one. The Artist is still the movie to beat (I know, Mister Tee, it's foreign, it's silent, it's in black and white... but don't you think that at this point, with ten nominations, it doesn't matter anymore? Its "weirdness", rather than an obstacle, is what makes it stand out from the crowd) and I think it will win.

BEST DIRECTOR
In theory, I tend to avoid predicting Picture/Director splits, unless I see strong signals that it can happen, and let's face it: anyone who had the courage to direct a silent movie in 2011 will get many, many votes. It's also true, though, that it's here, more than in Best Picture, that Hugo could win over The Artist, if only because Scorsese is THE American director, not just "an" American director. And if he hadn't won before, and recently, I'd say it could happen. But for the moment I still think that Best Picture and Best Director will go to the same movie.

BEST ACTOR
The most interesting Acting category, with three possible winners - Clooney, Pitt, Dujardin - with more or less (though for different reasons) the same chances of winning. I'm not even sure that the SAG will helps us much here - Clooney, for example, has never won there, but already has an Oscar.

BEST ACTRESS
Viola Davis doesn't have anything to do in The Help except looking noble and mistreated, but as we know it's more about the way a role is "perceived" that counts. To be fair, she's been ignored, and rightly so, by most of the precursors, but the Academy is a huge group, with an often populistic approach - it fully represents America, both in its good and in its bad sides, and it knows it, and it's even a bit proud of it. Plus, deep inside and probably unconsciously I'm sure that they REALLY feel that giving an Oscar to an overweight black actress will convince God to forgive America for its slavery, its racism, its Ku-Klux-Klan, etc. If there weren't another category where they will certainly honor an actress of this kind, Davis would definitely triumph here. Spencer's Oscar could damage Davis's chances - I know that I sound cynical and not politically correct, but it's the truth. And then there's Meryl Streep - will guilt feelings be stronger than the by-now overdue tribute to a great actress playing one of the most important women in contemporary history? I hope not and I still want to think that Streep will win - but then I also thought that Streep would have won over Sandra Bullock, whose Blind Side had more than a few things in common with The Help (including the fact - though admittedly it counts less with so many nominees - that both movies are also in the Best Picture category). My prediction? Right now, Streep, but I will know more after I see The Iron Lady this weekend.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Another interesting race - Max Von Sydow's nomination could certainly change things. Not - as I have read - because the three veterans will split votes (leading to Jonah Hill's victory?!), but, more simply, because Von Sydow could be a strong alternative to Christopher Plummer, who otherwise would have easily won. He could still win, and probably will, but Von Sydow isn't just any outsider - we are talking about one of the most admired living actors, if not the most admired, and one, by the way, that while deeply European has acted in many American movies. I can easily imagine many voters - one I'm sure of: Steven Spielberg - picking him because of his amazing career, his charisma, his masterpieces with Ingmar Bergman and even just because Max Von Sydow MUST have an Oscar (or, if you like, the Oscars must have Max Von Sydow). In a year when the two most nominated movies are about the remote past of cinema, Max Von Sydow represents this past. In the end, if Plummer wins, it will be because Von Sydow's movie is really too dreadful - but let's not forget that, unlike Beginners, it's still a Best Picture nominee.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
The only category which we don't even have to discuss. Octavia Spencer will get more votes than the other four put together. Ah, if only surprise still happened today, like in the good old times..!

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Re: Winner Predictions

Postby jack » Tue Jan 24, 2012 3:24 pm

Best Picture - Hugo (r.u. The Artist)
Directing - Martin Scorsese (r.u. Terrence Malick)
Actor in a Leading Role - Gary Oldman (r.u. Jean Dujardin)
Actress in a Leading Role - Meryl Streep (r.u. Michelle Williams)
Actor in a Supporting Role - Christopher Plummer (r.u. Max von Sydow)
Actress in a Supporting Role - Janet McTeer (r.u. Octavia Spencer)
Animated Feature Film - Chico & Rita (r.u. Rango)
Art Direction - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (r.u. Hugo)
Cinematography - The Tree of Life (r.u. War Horse)
Costume Design - The Artist (r.u. Jane Eyre)
Documentary (Feature) - Pina (r.u. Hell and Back Again)
Documentary (Short Subject) - Saving Face (r.u. Incident in New Baghdad)
Film Editing - Hugo (r.u. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo)
Foreign Language Film - A Separation (r.u. In Darkness)
Makeup - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (r.u. Albert Nobbs)
Music (Original Score) - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (r.u. War Horse)
Music (Original Song) - The Muppets (r.u. Rio - obviously)
Short Film (Animated) - A Morning Stroll (r.u. The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore)
Short Film (Live Action) - Time Freak (r.u. Pentecost)
Sound Editing - Drive (r.u. War Horse)
Sound Mixing - War Horse (r.u. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo)
Visual Effects - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (r.u. Rise of the Planet of the Apes)
Writing (Adapted Screenplay) - Hugo (r.u. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy)
Writing (Original Screenplay) - Midnight in Paris (r.u. A Separation)

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Re: Winner Predictions

Postby Dien » Tue Jan 24, 2012 3:16 pm

Best Picture: Hugo
Best Director: Martin Scorsese
Best Actor: Gary Oldman - Tinker Tailer Soldier Spy
Best Actress: Viola Davis - The Help
Best Supporting Actor: Max von Sydow - Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Best Supporting Actress: Jessica Chastain - The Help
Best Original Screenplay: Midnight in Paris
Best Adapted Screenplay: The Descendants
Best Animated Feature: Rango
Best Film Editing: Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Best Cinematography: The Tree of Life
Best Art Direction: The Artist
Best Costume Design: Jane Eyre
Best Makeup: Albert Nobbs
Best Sound Mixing: Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Best Sound Editing: War Horse
Best Visual Effects: Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Best Original Score: War Horse
Best Original Song: "Man or Muppet" from The Muppets
Best Documentary Feature: Hell and Back Again
Best Foreign Language Film: A Separation

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Re: Winner Predictions

Postby Greg » Tue Jan 24, 2012 3:15 pm

Picture: The Artist
Direction: Michel Havanavicuis, The Artist
Original Screenplay: Woody Allen, Midnight In Paris
Adapted Screenplay: Alexander Payne and Nat Faxon & Jim Rash, The Descendants
Lead Actor: Jean Dujardin, The Artist
Lead Actress: Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady
Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer, Beginners
Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer, The Help
Foreign Language Film: A Separation, Iran
Animated Feature: Rango
Documentary Feature: Pina
Original Song: "Man Or Muppet," The Muppets
Original Score: The Artist
Film Editing: The Artist
Cinematography: The Tree Of Life
Art Direction: Hugo
Costume Design: Hugo
Visual Effects: Hugo
Sound Mixing: Hugo
Sound Editing: Hugo
Makeup: Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2

I have no idea about Documentary Short Subject, Animated Short Subject, or Live Action Short Subject.
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Re: Winner Predictions

Postby ksrymy » Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:45 pm

Best Picture: The Artist
Best Director: Michel Hazanavicius
Best Actor: Jean Dujardin - The Artist
Best Actress: Meryl Streep - The Iron Lady
Best Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer - Beginners
Best Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer - The Help
Best Original Screenplay: Midnight in Paris
Best Adapted Screenplay: The Descendants
Best Animated Feature: Rango
Best Film Editing: The Artist
Best Cinematography: The Tree of Life
Best Art Direction: Hugo
Best Costume Design: The Artist
Best Makeup: The Iron Lady
Best Sound Mixing: War Horse
Best Sound Editing: War Horse
Best Visual Effects: Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Best Original Score: The Artist
Best Original Song: "Man or Muppet" from The Muppets
Best Documentary Feature: Pina
Best Foreign Language Film: A Separation
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Winner Predictions

Postby MovieWes » Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:18 pm

Best Picture: The Artist (r.u. Hugo)
Best Director: Martin Scorsese - Hugo (r.u. Michel Hazanvicius - The Artist)
Best Actor: George Clooney - The Descendants (r.u. Brad Pitt - Moneyball)
Best Actress: Meryl Streep - The Iron Lady (r.u. Viola Davis - The Help)
Best Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer - Beginners (r.u. Kenneth Branagh - My Week with Marilyn)
Best Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer - The Help (r.u. Berenice Bejo - The Artist)
Best Original Screenplay: Midnight in Paris (r.u. The Artist)
Best Adapted Screenplay: The Descendants (r.u. Hugo)
Best Animated Feature: Rango (r.u. Chico & Rita)
Best Film Editing: The Artist (r.u. Hugo)
Best Cinematography: The Tree of Life (r.u. The Artist)
Best Art Direction: Hugo (r.u. The Artist)
Best Costume Design: The Artist (r.u. Hugo)
Best Makeup: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 (r.u. Albert Nobbs)
Best Sound Mixing: Hugo (r.u. War Horse)
Best Sound Editing: War Horse (r.u. Drive)
Best Visual Effects: Rise of the Planet of the Apes (r.u. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2)
Best Original Score: The Artist (r.u. Hugo)
Best Original Song: "Man or Muppet" from The Muppets (r.u. the other nominated song)
Best Documentary Feature: Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory (r.u. Pina)
Best Foreign Language Film: A Separation (r.u. nothing)
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