The 84TH ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS – Winner Predictions!

By on 26 February, 2012


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With under several  hours to go until the 84th Annual Academy Awards, the question on every film fans lips is who will win an Oscar? 

 

In a TOMORROW’S NEWS tradition, I have named those who are likely to walk away with a much-sought-after golden statuette, and I’ve even placed a small bet on some dead certs and underdogs! You’d be forgiven for thinking that the likes of Meryl Streep and Jean Dujardin are favourites to win prize, but even likely winners such as these have been disappointed in the past.
 

Who will win? Which dress designers will have their work parading on the red carpet? Anyone care to take a guess as to how many fashion faux-pas will be pointed out?

 

The 84th Annual Academy Awards ceremony (hosted by Billy Crystal) will be held tonight (Sunday 26th February, 2012) at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and will be televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide.

 

But before the glitzy Oscars ceremony, here are my predictions:

 

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

Jean Dujardin in “The Artist”

Second choice: Gary Oldman in “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”

 

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Christopher Plummer in “Beginners”

Second choice: Kenneth Branagh in “My Week with Marilyn”

 

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

Meryl Streep in “The Iron Lady”

Second choice: Viola Davis in “The Help”

 

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Octavia Spencer in “The Help”

Second choice: Bérénice Bejo in “The Artist”

 

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

“Rango” Gore Verbinski

 

ART DIRECTION

“The Artist” Production Design: Laurence Bennett; Set Decoration: Robert Gould

Second choice: “Hugo” Production Design: Dante Ferretti; Set Decoration: Francesca Lo Schiavo

 

CINEMATOGRAPHY

“Hugo” Robert Richardson

Second choice: “The Artist” Guillaume Schiffman”The Tree of Life” Emmanuel Lubezki

 

COSTUME DESIGN

“Hugo” Sandy Powell

Second choice: “The Artist” Mark Bridges

 

DIRECTOR

“The Artist” Michel Hazanavicius

Second choice: “Hugo” Martin Scorsese

 

DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE)

“Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory” An @radical.media Production, Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky

Second choice: “Hell and Back Again” Danfung Dennis and Mike Lerner

 

DOCUMENTARY (SHORT SUBJECT)

“The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom” Lucy Walker and Kira Carstensen

Second choice: “Incident in New Baghdad”James Spione

 

FILM EDITING

“The Artist” Anne-Sophie Bion and Michel Hazanavicius

Second choice: “Hugo” Thelma Schoonmaker

 

FILM IN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE

“In Darkness” Poland

Second choice: “A Separation” Iran

 

MAKEUP

“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2” (Warner Bros.) Nick Dudman, Amanda Knight and Lisa Tomblin

Second choice: “The Iron Lady” Mark Coulier and J. Roy Helland

 

MUSIC (SCORE)

“The Artist” Ludovic Bource

Second choice: “Hugo” Howard Shore

 

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SONG)

“Real in Rio” from “Rio” Music by Sergio Mendes and Carlinhos Brown Lyric by Siedah Garrett

 

BEST PICTURE

“The Artist” Thomas Langmann, Producer

Second choice: “Hugo” Graham King and Martin Scorsese, Producers

 

SHORT FILM (ANIMATED)

“A Morning Stroll” Grant Orchard and Sue Goffe

Second choice: “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore” William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg

 

SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION)

“The Shore” Terry George and Oorlagh George

Second choice: “Tuba Atlantic” Hallvar Witzø

 

SOUND EDITING

“Hugo” Philip Stockton and Eugene Gearty

Second choice: “War Horse” Richard Hymns and Gary Rydstrom

 

SOUND MIXING

“Hugo” Tom Fleischman and John Midgley

Second choice: “War Horse” Gary Rydstrom, Andy Nelson, Tom Johnson and Stuart Wilson

 

VISUAL EFFECTS

“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2” Tim Burke, David Vickery, Greg Butler and John Richardson

Second choice: “Hugo” Rob Legato, Joss Williams, Ben Grossman and Alex Henning

 

WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY)

“Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” Screenplay by Bridget O’Connor & Peter Straughan

Second choice: “Hugo” Screenplay by John Logan

 

WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY)

“The Artist” Written by Michel Hazanavicius

Second choice: “Midnight in Paris” Written by Woody Allen

 


 

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