The 84th Academy Awards will air on Sunday night. Which means it’s now time for me to gaze into my crystal ball and post my official Oscar predictions on time for the ceremony. I admit: it’s a tough one this year, which means I could be 100 % right or 100 % wrong. Last year, I liked the fact that 10 movies were competing in the Best Picture category. This year however, we have 9 in this category. I’m still convinced that some movies should have made the list (“Drive” anyone?), but overall, most of the movies on the list are potential winners (with the exception of “War Horse”, “Tree Of Life” and “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close”). So without further ado, here are my predictions. Agree? Disagree? Feel free to share your opinions.
“The Artist” will most probably emerge as the winner.
Best Picture – “The Artist”.
Best Director – Michel Hazanavicius for “The Artist”.
Best Actor – Jean Dujardin for “The Artist”.
Best Actress – Viola Davis for “The Help” (Meryl Streep’s 17 nominations will work against her).
Best Supporting Actor – My heart is with Nick Nolte, but my money’s on Christopher Plummer for his role in “Beginners”
Best Supporting Actress – Octavia Spencer for “The Help”.
Adapted Screenplay – “The Descendants”.
Original Screenplay – “Midnight In Paris”.
Animated Feature – “Rango”.
Foreign Language Film – “A Separation”.
Categories: The Twenty-First Century