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Re: Oscar Predictions at Year End

Postby Barrybrooks2011 » Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:55 am

Proving once again I am terrible at predicting, I technically only got one category perfect, in that my top nine listed for best picture were the nine nominated. My worst category, Best Song; although I did have that only two songs would be nominated on my NGNG.

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Re: Oscar Predictions at Year End

Postby rolotomasi99 » Sat Jan 21, 2012 10:14 pm

My final predictions. Each nominee is ranked in its category according to most likely to be nominated.

BEST PICTURE
 
The Artist

The Descendants

Midnight In Paris

Hugo

The Help

War Horse

Moneyball

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

The Tree Of Life

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

DIRECTOR

The Artist

The Descendants

Midnight In Paris

Hugo

The Tree Of Life

ADAPTED

The Descendants

Moneyball

The Help

Hugo

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

ORIGINAL

Midnight In Paris

The Artist

A Separation

Beginners

Rango

L. ACTOR

Jean Dujardin - The Artist

George Clooney - The Descendants

Brad Pitt - Moneyball

Leo Dicaprio - J. Edgar

Michael Fassbender - Shame

L. ACTRESS

Meryl Streep - The Iron Lady

Viola Davis - The Help

Michelle Williams - My Week With Maryilyn

Tilda Swinton - We Need To Talk About Kevin

Glenn Close - Albert Nobbs

S. ACTOR

Christopher Plummer - Beginners

Armie Hammer - J. Edgar

Albert Brooks - Drive

Kenneth Branagh - My Week With Marilyn

Jonah Hill - Moneyball

S. ACTRESS

Octavia Spencer - The Help

Berenice Bejo - The Artist

Janet McTeer - Albert Nobbs

Jessica Chastain - The Help

Carrey Mulligan - Shame

EDITING

Hugo

The Artist

War Horse

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Moneyball

CINEMATOGRAPHY

The Tree Of Life

The Artist

Hugo

War Horse

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

SET

Hugo

The Artist

The Deathly Hallows

War Horse

J. Edgar

COSTUME

Hugo

The Artist

J. Edgar

Jane Eyre

The Help

SCORE

The Artist

Hugo

War Horse

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

SOUND
 
War Horse

The Adventures Of Tintin

Hugo

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

SOUND EDITING

War Horse

The Adventures Of Tintin

Hugo

The Deathly Hallows

Mission Impossible 4

VISUAL EFFECTS

The Deathly Hallows

Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes

Hugo

The Tree Of Life

Mission Impossible 4

MAKE-UP

The Iron Lady

Hugo

The Artist
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Re: Oscar Predictions at Year End

Postby Snick's Guy » Sat Jan 21, 2012 7:58 pm

Best Picture:

The Artist
The Descendants
The Help
Moneyball
Hugo
If 6) Midnight In Paris
if 7) The Tree Of Life
if 8) War Horse
if 9) Shame
if 10) Tinker Tailor, Soldier Spy

Actor:
George Clooney, The Descendants
Jean Dujardin, The Artist
Michael Fassbender, Shame
Leonardo DiCaprio, J Edgar
Brad Pitt, Moneyball

Actress:
Viola Davis, The Help
Glenn Close, Albert Nobbs
Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady
Tilda Swinton, We Need to Talk About Kevin
Michelle Williams, My Week With Marilyn

Supporting Actor:
Kenneth Branagh, My Week With Marilyn
Albert Brooks, Drive
Armie Hammer, J Edgar
Jonah Hill, Moneyball
Christopher Plummer, Beginners

Supporting Actress:
Berenice Bejo, The Artist
Jessica Chastain, The Help
Janet McTeer, Albert Nobbs
Shailene Woodley, The Descendants
Octavia Spencer, The Help

Director:
Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris
Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
Terence Malick, The Tree of Life
Alexander Payne, The Descendants
Martin Scorsese, Hugo

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Re: Oscar Predictions at Year End

Postby Reza » Fri Jan 20, 2012 12:44 am

I'm still confused about whether there will be five nominations for Best Picture or ten. Anyway, here goes:

Best Picture:
The Artist
The Descendants
The Help
Hugo
Midnight in Paris

...and if there are more than five nominees (in order):

Moneyball
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
A Separation
The Tree of Life
War Horse

Actor:
George Clooney, The Descendants
Jean Dujardin, The Artist
Michael Fassbender, Shame
Gary Oldman, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Brad Pitt, Moneyball

Actress:
Viola Davis, The Help
Elizabeth Olsen, Martha Marcy May Marlene
Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady
Tilda Swinton, We Need to Talk About Kevin
Michelle Williams, My Week With Marilyn

Supporting Actor:
Kenneth Branagh, My Week With Marilyn
Albert Brooks, Drive
Nick Nolte, Warrior
Patton Oswalt, Young Adult
Christopher Plummer, Beginners

Supporting Actress:
Berenice Bejo, The Artist
Jessica Chastain, The Help
Janet McTeer, Albert Nobbs
Vanessa Redgrave, Coriolanus
Octavia Spencer, The Help

Director:
Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris
Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
Terence Malick, The Tree of Life
Alexander Payne, The Descendants
Martin Scorsese, Hugo

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Re: Oscar Predictions at Year End

Postby Barrybrooks2011 » Fri Jan 20, 2012 12:17 am

Final nomination predictions:

Best Picture:
The Artist
The Descendants
The Help
Midnight in Paris
War Horse
...and there are more than five nominees, I predict them in this order:
The Tree of Life
Moneyball
Hugo
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Drive

Director:
Woody Allen
Stephen Daldry
Michel Hazanavicius
Terence Malick
Alexander Payne

Actor:
George Clooney, The Descendants
Leonardo DiCaprio, J Edgar
Jean DujardIn, The Artist
Michael Fassbender, Shame
Brad Pitt, Moneyball

Actress:
Viola Davis, The Help
Elizabeth Olsen, Martha Marcy May Marlene
Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady
Tilda Swinton, We Need to Talk About Kevin
Michelle Williams, My Week With Marilyn

Supporting Actor:
Kenneth Branagh, My Week With Marilyn
Albert Brooks, Drive
Patton Oswalt, Young Adult
Christopher Plummer, Beginners
Max Von Sydow, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Supporting Actress:
Berenice Bejo, The Artist
Jessica Chastain, The Help
Janet McTeer, Albert Nobbs
Vanessa Redgrave, Coriolanus
Octavia Spencer, The Help

Original Screenplay:
Bridesmaids
Margin Call
Midnight in Paris
A Separation
Shame

Adapted Screenplay:
The Descendants
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Moneyball
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
War Horse

Score:
The Adjustment Bureau
The Artist
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
War Horse

Song:
Lay Your Head Down, Albert Nobbs
Life's A Happy Song, The Muppets
Pictures in My Head, The Muppets
So Long, Winnie the Pooh
Think You Can Wait, Win Win

Cinematography:
The Artist
Drive
Hugo
Melancholia
The Tree of Life

Art Direction:
The Artist
A Dangerous Method
Hugo
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
War Horse

Costume:
The Artist
The Help
Jane Eyre
My Week With Marilyn
W.E.

Sound Mixing:
Mission Impossible 4: Ghost Protocol
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Super 8
War Horse
Warrior

Sound Editing:
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
Source Code
Super 8
The Tree of Life
War Horse

Visual Effects:
Captain America: The First Avenger
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
The Tree of Life
X-Men: First Class

Makeup:
Albert Nobbs
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
The Iron Lady

Editing:
The Artist
Hugo
The Ides of March
The Tree of Life
War Horse

Foreign Language Film:
Bullhead
Footnote
In Darkness
Piña
A Separation

Animated Film:
The Adventures of Tintin
A Cat in Paris
Kung Fu Panda 2
Rango
Winnie the Pooh

Documentary:
Bill Cunningham New York
Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory
Piña
Project Nim
Under Fire: Journalists in Combat

Documentary Short Subject:
Barber of Birmingham
Incident in New Baghdad
Saving Face
(God is the Bigger Elvis)
(Pipe Dreams)

Live Action Short:
I Could Be Your Grandmother
Love at First Sight
Pentecost
The Shore
Time Freak

Animated Short Film:
Dimandre
I Taut I Taw a Puddy Tat
Luminaries
La Luna
A Morning Stroll

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Re: Oscar Predictions at Year End

Postby bizarre » Thu Jan 12, 2012 3:06 am

My final Oscar predictions. The only category I will update from now on is Best Foreign-Language Film if any of the films fail to make the upcoming shortlist cuts.

*** = early winner prediction

Best Picture (numbers for potential nominees #6-#10):
*** “The Artist”
“The Descendants”
“The Help”
“Hugo”
“War Horse”

Other Possibilities: “Bridesmaids”, “Drive”, “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close”⁵, “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”¹, “Midnight in Paris”⁴, “Moneyball”², “The Tree of Life”³

Best Director:
David Fincher (“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”)
*** Michel Hazanvicius (“The Artist”)
Terrence Malick (“The Tree of Life”)
Alexander Payne (“The Descendants”)
Martin Scorsese (“Hugo”)

Other Possibilities: Stephen Daldry (“Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close”), Asghar Farhadi (“A Separation”), Bennett Miller (“Moneyball”), Steven Spielberg (“War Horse”), Nicolas Winding Refn (“Drive”)

Best Actor:
George Clooney (“The Descendants”)
Leonardo DiCaprio (“J. Edgar”)
*** Jean Dujardin (“The Artist”)
Brad Pitt (“Moneyball”)
Michael Shannon (“Take Shelter”)

Other Possibilities: Demián Bichir (“A Better Life”), Michael Fassbender (“Shame”), Ryan Gosling (“Drive”), Ryan Gosling (“The Ides of March”), Woody Harrelson (“Rampart”), Thomas Horn (“Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close”), Gary Oldman (“Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy”)

Best Actress:
Glenn Close (“Albert Nobbs”)
Viola Davis (“The Help”)
Elizabeth Olsen (“Martha Marcy May Marlene”)
Meryl Streep (“The Iron Lady”)
*** Michelle Williams (“My Week with Marilyn”)

Other Possibilities: Kirsten Dunst (“Melancholia”), Rooney Mara (“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”), Tilda Swinton (“We Need to Talk About Kevin”), Charlize Theron (“Young Adult”), Kristen Wiig (“Bridesmaids”)

Best Supporting Actor:
Kenneth Branagh (“My Week with Marilyn”)
Albert Brooks (“Drive”)
Armie Hammer (“J. Edgar”)
Nick Nolte (“Warrior”)
*** Christopher Plummer (“Beginners”)

Other Possibilities: John Goodman (“The Artist”), Jonah Hill (“Moneyball”), Ben Kingsley (“Hugo”), Patton Oswalt (“Young Adult”), Andy Serkis (“Rise of the Planet of the Apes”), Max von Sydow (“Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close”)

Best Supporting Actress:
*** Bérénice Bejo (“The Artist”)
Jessica Chastain (“The Help”)
Janet McTeer (“Albert Nobbs”)
Octavia Spencer (“The Help”)
Shailene Woodley (“The Descendants”)

Other Possibilities: Jessica Chastain (“Take Shelter”), Jessica Chastain (“The Tree of Life”), Melissa McCarthy (“Bridesmaids”), Carey Mulligan (“Shame”), Vanessa Redgrave (“Coriolanus”)

Best Adapted Screenplay:
* “The Descendants”
“The Help”
“Hugo”
“Moneyball”
“Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy”

Other Possibilities: “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close”, “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”, “The Ides of March”, “War Horse”

Best Original Screenplay:
“50/50”
* “The Artist”
“Beginners”
“Midnight in Paris”
“A Separation”

Other Possibilities: “Bridesmaids”, “Margin Call”, “Shame”, “Take Shelter”, “Win Win”, “Young Adult”

**************

Best Animated Feature:
*** “The Adventures of Tintin”
“Arthur Christmas”
“Chico & Rita”
“Rango”
“Wrinkles”

Best Documentary Feature:
“Bill Cunningham New York”
“Buck”
*** “Hell and Back Again”
“If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front”
“We Were Here”

Best Foreign-Language Film (subject to changes in shortlist):
“Declaration of War” - France
“Footnote” - Israel
*** “In Darkness” - Poland
“A Separation” - Iran
“Where Do We Go Now?” - Lebanon

Best Art Direction:
“The Artist”
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2”
*** “Hugo”
“The Tree of Life”
“War Horse”

Best Cinematography:
“The Artist”
“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”
“Hugo”
*** “The Tree of Life”
“War Horse”

Best Costume Design:
*** “The Artist”
“The Help”
“Hugo”
“Jane Eyre”
“My Week with Marilyn”

Best Film Editing:
“The Artist”
“Drive”
“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”
*** “Hugo”
“The Tree of Life”

Best Makeup:
“Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life”
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2”
*** “The Iron Lady”

Best Original Score:
“The Adventures of Tintin”
*** “The Artist”
“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”
“Hugo”
“War Horse”

Best Original Song:
*** “Albert Nobbs” - ‘Lay Your Head Down’
“Captain America: The First Avenger” - ‘Star-Spangled Man’
“The Help” - ‘The Living Proof’
“The Muppets” - ‘Life’s a Happy Song’
“The Muppets” - ‘Man or Muppet?’

Best Sound Editing:
*** “The Adventures of Tintin”
“Hugo”
“Rise of the Planet of the Apes”
“Transformers: Dark of the Moon”
“War Horse”

Best Sound Mixing:
“The Adventures of Tintin”
“Rise of the Planet of the Apes”
“Transformers: Dark of the Moon”
“The Tree of Life”
*** “War Horse”

Best Visual Effects:
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2”
*** “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”
“Super 8”
“Transformers: Dark of the Moon”
“The Tree of Life”

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Re: Oscar Predictions at Year End

Postby anonymous1980 » Fri Jan 06, 2012 10:21 pm

rolotomasi99 wrote:
anonymous1980 wrote:
Sonic Youth wrote:I've got to see Bridesmaids already. I feel like I'm missing out on some significant conversations.

And I'll force myself to love it, too. Just to spite the rest of you. :P


Not me. I liked Bridesmaids just fine. I think it's one of the better Judd Apatow productions.


Yes, and THE WEDDING SINGER is the best Adam Sandler/Happy Madison production, but it is still not Best Picture worthy.


I don't think it's Best Picture worthy either but I wouldn't be mad if they nominated Melissa McCarthy. She's wonderful.

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Re: Oscar Predictions at Year End

Postby rolotomasi99 » Fri Jan 06, 2012 2:05 pm

anonymous1980 wrote:
Sonic Youth wrote:I've got to see Bridesmaids already. I feel like I'm missing out on some significant conversations.

And I'll force myself to love it, too. Just to spite the rest of you. :P


Not me. I liked Bridesmaids just fine. I think it's one of the better Judd Apatow productions.


Yes, and THE WEDDING SINGER is the best Adam Sandler/Happy Madison production, but it is still not Best Picture worthy.
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Re: Oscar Predictions at Year End

Postby Damien » Fri Jan 06, 2012 1:44 pm

Reza wrote:
Sonic Youth wrote:I've got to see Bridesmaids already. I feel like I'm missing out on some significant conversations.

And I'll force myself to love it, too. Just to spite the rest of you. :P


Yes it's an 'eat ''shit'' and die' scenario, Sonic !! Lol

I'm amazed at the awards mileage the film is getting. But then what do I know about films today? I'm equally amazed that a boring film like Moneyball is getting so much award attention, including for Brad Pitt's coma inducing performance


Between Bridesmaids and The Help, the shit is really going to hit the fan at this year's Oscars.
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Re: Oscar Predictions at Year End

Postby OscarGuy » Fri Jan 06, 2012 7:41 am

I think the reason Bridesmaids is getting so much attention is that they want to tell the makers of The Hangover they don't know what comedy is...
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Re: Oscar Predictions at Year End

Postby Reza » Fri Jan 06, 2012 6:58 am

Sonic Youth wrote:I've got to see Bridesmaids already. I feel like I'm missing out on some significant conversations.

And I'll force myself to love it, too. Just to spite the rest of you. :P


Yes it's an 'eat ''shit'' and die' scenario, Sonic !! Lol

I'm amazed at the awards mileage the film is getting. But then what do I know about films today? I'm equally amazed that a boring film like Moneyball is getting so much award attention, including for Brad Pitt's coma inducing performance

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Re: Oscar Predictions at Year End

Postby anonymous1980 » Fri Jan 06, 2012 3:27 am

Sonic Youth wrote:I've got to see Bridesmaids already. I feel like I'm missing out on some significant conversations.

And I'll force myself to love it, too. Just to spite the rest of you. :P


Not me. I liked Bridesmaids just fine. I think it's one of the better Judd Apatow productions.

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Re: Oscar Predictions at Year End

Postby Sonic Youth » Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:36 pm

I've got to see Bridesmaids already. I feel like I'm missing out on some significant conversations.

And I'll force myself to love it, too. Just to spite the rest of you. :P
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Re: Oscar Predictions at Year End

Postby Big Magilla » Thu Jan 05, 2012 7:43 pm

Today's comedy standards are awfully low.

I honestly have no clue why audiences find this tripe worth seeing let alone remembering with such fondness.

It's not the raunchiness. Raunchy can be handled with finesse as in films like Horrible Bosses; Our Idiot Brother and even Change-Up. What these films had, though, were real actors, not mugging TV skit personalities. That's all this thing was, a series of skits, none of them particularly funny. So what that it was written by a woman? Women can be just as bad writers as men.
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Re: Oscar Predictions at Year End

Postby ksrymy » Thu Jan 05, 2012 5:57 pm

That's why I said it was by today's standards.
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