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):
The Tree of Life
Midnight in Paris
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Terrence Malick – The Tree of Life
Woody Allen – Midnight in Paris
Martin Scorsese – Hugo
Alexander Payne – The Descendants
Michel Hazanavicius – The Artist
Brad Pitt – Moneyball
Gary Oldman – Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
Jean Dujardin – The Artist
George Clooney – The Descendants
Demian Bichir – A Better LIfe
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!