FINAL Oscar Predictions, 2/26/2012


This is it. No more rankings. Very simple – winners and dark horses only.

Have at it…

Best Picture

Will Win: The Artist

Dark Horse: Hugo

Best Director

Will Win: Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist

Dark Horse: Terrence Malick, The Tree of Life

Best Actress

Will Win: Viola Davis, The Help

Dark Horse: Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady

Best Actor

Will Win: Jean Dujardin, The Artist

Could Very Well Still Win: George Clooney, The Descendants

Best Supporting Actress

Will Win: Octavia Spencer, The Help

Dark Horse: Jessica Chastain, The Help

Best Supporting Actor

Will Win: Christopher Plummer, Beginners

Dark Horse: Max von Sydow, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Best Original Screenplay

Will Win: Midnight in Paris, Woody Allen

Could Win in a Sweep: The Artist, Michel Hazanavicius

Best Adapted Screenplay

Will Win: The Descendants, Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash

Closer Than You Think: Moneyball, Steven Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin, Stan Chervin

Best Animated Feature

Will Win: Rango

Dark Horse: Chico and Rita

Best Foreign Language Film

Will Win: A Separation

Closer Than You Think: Monsieur Lazhar

Best Documentary Feature

Tentative Winner: Undefeated

Could Easily Win: Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory

Best Art Direction

Will Win: Hugo

Wins in a Sweep: The Artist

Best Cinematography

Will Win: The Tree of Life

Unless: The Artist

Best Film Editing

Will Win: The Artist

Possible: Hugo

Best Makeup

Will Win: The Iron Lady

Dark Horse: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2

Best Costume Design

Will Win: Hugo

Could Easily Win: The Artist

Best Original Score

Will Win: The Artist

Dark Horse: Hugo

Best Original Song

Will Win: The Muppets

Only Other Song in the Category: Rio

Best Sound Editing

Will Win: Hugo

Dark Horse: War Horse

Best Sound Mixing

Will Win: Hugo

Dark Horse: War Horse

Best Visual Effects

Will Win: Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Could Easily Win: Hugo

Live Action Short

Will Win: Tuba Atlantic

Dark Horse: The Shore

Documentary Short

Will Win: Saving Face

Dark Horse: The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom

Animated Short

Will Win: The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

Dark Horse: La Luna

Jason McKiernan

Awards Pundit & Senior Film Critic. I married into the cult of cinema at a very young age - I wasn't of legal marriage age, but I didn't care. It has taken advantage of me and abused me many times. Yet I stay in this marriage because I'm obsessed and consumed. Don't try to save me -- I'm too far gone.