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2012 Academy Award Predictions

The 2012 Academy Awards are this weekend, and once again, we’re all trying to come up with who we think will go home with the Oscars this weekend. I like to really look at the various industry awards (SAG, DGA, ACE) while making my prediction. A month ago, I was sure that Hugo would be taking away quite a few awards this year, but ultimately, the buzz is really behind the Artist.

So here’s who I think is going to win in some of the major categories:

Best Picture

  • The Artist

Best Director

  • Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist

Best Actor In a Supporting Role

  • Christopher Plummer, Beginners

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Octavia Spencer, The Help

Best Actor in a Leading Role

  • Jean Dujardin, The Artist

Best Actress in a Leading Role

  • Viola Davis, The Help 

Film Editing

  • The Descendants, Kevin Tent


  • The Tree of Life, Emmanuel Lubezki

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

  • The Descendants, Screenplay by Alexander Payne and Nat Faxon & Jim Rash

Writing (Original Screenplay)

  • Midnight in Paris, Written by Woody Allen

4 thoughts on “2012 Academy Award Predictions

  1. I agree for the most part, though I think editing will go to either ‘The Artist’ or ‘Hugo.’ No matter what, though, I’m just hoping this year’s show is more exciting than the 2011 snoozefest!

  2. @Brian, I definitely want Hugo to take home the editing oscar, but it seems like the industry awards (ACE eddies) went toward Descendants, but we’ll see!

  3. Also, I think you’re right on with your picks… Though my pulling for “The Descendants” may have something to do with the dean from “Community” being a co-writer.

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