The Oscars! Can YOU Pick a Winner???

With the 84th Annual Academy Awards only days away, I thought it would be fun to try and predict a few winners. Feel free to post a comment and let me know who YOU think might take home an Oscar…make sure it’s BEFORE the results though 😉

Okay, here’s MY predictions (in red):

BEST PICTURE

Warhorse

The Artist

Moneyball

The Descendants

The Tree of Life

Midnight in Paris

The Help

Hugo

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

BEST DIRECTOR

Terrence Malick – The Tree of Life

Woody Allen – Midnight in Paris

Martin Scorsese – Hugo

Alexander Payne – The Descendants

Michel Hazanavicius – The Artist

BEST ACTOR

Brad Pitt – Moneyball

Gary Oldman – Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

Jean Dujardin – The Artist

George Clooney – The Descendants

Demian Bichir – A Better LIfe

BEST ACTRESS

Michelle Williams – My Week with Marilyn

Meryl Streep – The Iron Lady

Rooney Mara – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Glenn Close – Albert Nobbs

Viola Davis – The Help

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Kenneth Branagh – My Week With Marilyn

Jonah Hill – Money Ball

Nick Nolte – Warrior

Christopher Plummer – Beginners

Max von Sydow – Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Berenice Bejo – The Artist

Jessica Chastain – The Help

Janet McTeer – Albert Nobbs

Melissa McCarthy – Bridesmaids

Octavia Spencer – The Help

*I do think The Artist will dominate this year. The Academy respect a risk, which The Artist most certainly was, and they also respect a nod to nostalgia. Based on that theory, The Artist will do very well, I think. I predict it to take home the Oscar for ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY too. If The Artist DOES win BEST PICTURE, it’ll only be the second silent film to do so. The first and only silent to win BEST PICTURE was Wings (1929).

*While Martin Scorsese did a wonderful job directing Hugo, and it was also a beautiful love letter to silent film, I do think Michel Hazanavicius will take the Oscar home for BEST DIRECTOR for The Artist.

*I think Christopher Plummer will get the “…good to see you’re still alive and even better to see you’re STILL acting Oscar” for his performance in Beginners. Yet another nostalgia nod, though Max von Sydow has also paid his dues, so to speak. My dollar is on Plummer though.

*Lastly, Marilyn Monroe was never nominated for an Academy Award. While she’s a long shot, I do think Michelle Williams is entirely capable of taking home the BEST ACTRESS Oscar for her portrayal of Monroe in My Week With Marilyn. After all, 2012 is the 50th Anniversary of Monroe’s death. When it comes to the Academy Awards, the links are all usually connected. A Marilyn Monroe win…by association, so to speak. It wouldn’t surprise. That said, Williams has some serious contenders in the BEST ACTRESS category.

*So, let me know WHO you choose. Post your comment below.

PS: It’ll be an “everything old is new again” theme this year…and, thanks to a scalpel and a few carefully placed Botox shots, that tag line includes many of the actors and actresses faces too! 🙂

Have fun and enjoy the show!

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2 responses to “The Oscars! Can YOU Pick a Winner???

  1. I also think The Artist will dominate the Oscars. I hope Michelle Williams does get the Oscar I think Meryl Streep will get it. I love Gary Oldman and I hope he gets the Oscar.

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    The Oscars are also pretty unpredictable…you never know when a dark horse might pop up. Frankly, the Melissa McCarthy nomination for Bridesmaids really surprised me. Seems to be a name to make up the numbers.

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