I’ll be giving a full recap of the winners and losers and my pungent, unending hatred of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences once the awards are actually announced tonight, but here’s my official list of educated guesses for each category. If I can guess correctly in every single category, I’ll buy everyone who “likes” this post a crown made of pure sterling silver.
Ready to begin?
Oh, also that bit about the crowns was a lie. I’m not made of crowns, people.
For now, this’ll just be a list of my picks, to serve as a handy indicator of my awards-show predicting abilities. All analysis, insight and screaming invective will be saved for my post after the Oscars.
This one’s just a bit of fun.
Best Picture: The Artist
Actor in a Leading Role: Jean Dujardin- The Artist
Actress in a Leading Role: Viola Davis- The Help
Actor in a Supporting Role: Christoper Plummer- Beginners
Actress in a Supporting Role: Octavia Spencer- The Help
Animated Feature Film: A Cat in Paris
Cinematography: The Tree of Life
Art Direction: The Artist
Costume Design: Hugo
Directing: Michel Hazanavicius- The Artist
I’ll be honest with you, I haven’t seen any of the documentary films of shorts this year- let’s just skip those, shall we? Let’s move on to…
Film Editing: The Artist
Foreign Language Film: A Separation
Makeup: The Iron Lady
Music (Original Score): The Artist
Music (Original Song): Man or Muppet- Bret McKenzie (The Muppets)
Again, let’s just skip the short film categories…
Sound Editing: Hugo
Sound Mixing: War Horse
Visual Effects: Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Writing (Adapted Screenplay): The Descendants
Writing (Original Screenplay): Midnight in Paris