Even though the theme of this blog is that it’s “Never Too Early” to start making Oscar predictions, I suppose that it’s also “Never Too Late.” In that spirit, I took one last look at my predictions to see if I wanted to change anything.
I decided that I only needed to make two changes. First, I am moving The Fantastic Flying Books Of Mr. Morris Lessmore back into the winners position. Regular readers of this blog know that I had been predicting it to win since July, but got scared of a Pixar rebellion earlier this month and placed La Luna into the lead instead. However, based on what I’m hearing from people who have seen all the shorts, I’m putting Flying Books back for my final predictions.
The other race that has kept me up at night is Lead Actor. Prior to the nominations, I had George Clooney first, Brad Pitt in second and Jean Dujardin in third. That, of course, was before Dujardin won both the SAG and the BAFTA.
I’ve decided to stick with Clooney for the win, on the theory that he has more pull in Hollywood, and there has to be a “surprise” somewhere during the night. I have moved Dujardin to second place though.
You can find more information about most of the races by clicking on the links for the various categories:
Best Picture: The Artist
Best Director: Michel Hazanaviciu for The Artist
Lead Actress: Viola Davis in The Help
Lead Actor: George Clooney in The Descendants
Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer in The Help
Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer in Beginners
Original Screenplay: Woody Allen for Midnight In Paris
Adapted Screenplay: Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash for The Descendants
Animated Feature: Gore Verbinski for Rango
Documentary Feature: Wim Wenders and Gian-Piero Ringel for Pina
Foreign Language: Asghar Farhadi for A Separation
Art Direction: Dante Ferretti and Francesca Lo Schiavo for Hugo
Costume Design: Sandy Powell for Hugo
Makeup: Mark Coulier and J. Roy Helland for The Iron Lady
Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki for The Tree Of Life
Film Editing: Thelma Schoonmaker for Hugo
Visual Effects: Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, R. Christopher White and Daniel Barrett for Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes
Song: Bret McKenzie for “Man Or Muppet” from The Muppets
Score: Ludovic Bource for The Artist
Sound Editing: Richard Hymns and Gary Rydstrom for War Horse
Sound Mixing: Gary Rydstrom, Andy Nelson, Tom Johnson and Stuart Wilson for War Horse
Animated Short: William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg for The Fantastic Flying Books Of Mr. Morris Lessmore
Documentary Short: Lucy Walker and Kira Carstensen for The Tsunami And The Cherry Blossom
Live Action Short: Hallvar Witzo for Tuba Atlantic
Three Wins: The Artist, Hugo
Two Wins: The Help, The Descendants, War Horse
One Win: Beginners, Midnight In Paris, Rango, A Separation, Pina, The Tree Of Life, The Iron Lady, The Muppets, Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes, Tuba Atlantic, The Tsunami And The Cherry Blosom, The Fantastic Flying Books Of Mr. Morris Lessmore
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