Thursday, February 23, 2012

84th Annual Academy Awards (2012) - I Don't Care Anymore, But Here's What I Think The Academy Will Pick and What I Would Pick If My Important Opinion Mattered



Best Picture
THE ARTIST (ACADEMY'S PICK)
THE DESCENDANTS (MY PICK)
EXTREMELY LOUD & INCREDIBLY CLOSE
HUGO
MIDNIGHT IN PARIS
THE HELP
MONEYBALL
WAR HORSE 
THE TREE OF LIFE

Best Actor
DEMIAN BICHIR, A BETTER LIFE
GEORGE CLOONEY, THE DESCENDANTS (ACADEMY'S PICK)
JEAN DUJARDIN, THE ARTIST (MY PICK)
GARY OLDMAN, TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY
BRAD PITT, MONEYBALL

Best Supporting Actor
KENNETH BRANAGH, MY WEEK WITH MARILYN
JONAH HILL, MONEYBALL
NICK NOLTE, WARRIOR
CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER, BEGINNERS (ACADEMY'S PICK AND MY PICK)
MAX VON SYDOW, EXTREMELY LOUD & INCREDIBLY CLOSE

Best Actress
GLENN CLOSE, ALBERT NOBBS
VIOLA DAVIS, THE HELP (ACADEMY'S PICK)
ROONEY MARA, THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO
MERYL STREEP, THE IRON LADY
MICHELLE WILLIAMS, MY WEEK WITH MARILYN (MY PICK)

Best Supporting Actress
BERENICE BEJO, THE ARTIST
JESSICA CHASTAIN, THE HELP (MY PICK)
MELISSA MCCARTHY, BRIDESMAIDS
JANET MCTEER, ALBERT NOBBS
OCTAVIA SPENCER, THE HELP (ACADEMY'S PICK)

Best Director
WOODY ALLEN, MIDNIGHT IN PARIS
MICHEL HAZANAVICIUS, THE ARTIST (ACADEMY'S PICK AND MY PICK)
TERRENCE MALICK, THE TREE OF LIFE
ALEXANDER PAYNE, THE DESCENDANTS
MARTIN SCORSESE, HUGO

Best Animated Feature
A CAT IN PARIS
CHICO & RITA
KUNG FU PANDA 2
PUSS IN BOOTS
RANGO (ACADEMY'S PICK AND MY PICK)

Best Foreign Language Film
BULLHEAD
FOOTNOTE
IN DARKNESS 
MONSIEUR LAZHAR
A SEPARATION (ACADEMY'S PICK AND MY PICK)

Best Achievement in Art Direction
THE ARTIST
HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART 2
HUGO (ACADEMY'S PICK AND MY PICK)
MIDNIGHT IN PARIS
WAR HORSE

Best Achievement in Cinematography
THE ARTIST
THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO
HUGO
THE TREE OF LIFE (ACADEMY'S PICK AND MY PICK)
WAR HORSE

Best Achievement in Costume Design
ANONYMOUS
THE ARTIST (ACADEMY'S PICK AND MY PICK)
HUGO
JANE EYRE 
W.E.

Best Achievement in Film Editing
THE ARTIST (ACADEMY'S PICK)
THE DESCENDANTS
THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO (MY PICK)
HUGO
MONEYBALL

Original Score
THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN, JOHN WILLIAMS
THE ARTIST, LUDOVIC BOURCE (ACADEMY'S PICK AND MY PICK)
HUGO, HOWARD SHORE
TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY, ALBERTO IGLESIAS
WAR HORSE, JOHN WILLIAMS

Best Documentary Feature
HELL AND BACK AGAIN
IF A TREE FALLS: A STORY OF THE EARTH LIBERATION FRONT
PARADISE LOST 3: PURGATORY (ACADEMY'S PICK)
PINA (MY PICK)
UNDEFEATED

Best Original Song
"MAN OR MUPPET," THE MUPPETS (ACADEMY'S PICK AND MY PICK)
"REAL IN RIO," RIO

Best Animated Short Film
DIMANCHE/SUNDAY
THE FANTASTIC FLYING BOOKS OF MR. MORRIS LESSMORE (ACADEMY'S PICK)
LA LUNA
A MORNING STROLL
WILD LIFE
*NO PICK FOR MYSELF

Best Live Action Short Film
PENTECOST
RAJU
THE SHORE (ACADEMY'S PICK)
TIME FREAK
TUBA ATLANTIC
*NO PICK FOR MYSELF

Best Achievement in Sound Editing
DRIVE (MY PICK)
THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO
HUGO (ACADEMY'S PICK)
TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON
WAR HORSE

Best Achievement in Visual Effects
HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART 2
HUGO
REAL STEAL
RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES (ACADEMY'S PICK AND MY PICK)
TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON

Best Achievement in Sound Mixing
THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATOO
HUGO (ACADEMY'S PICK AND MY PICK)
MONEYBALL
TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON
WAR HORSE

Best Adapted Screenplay
ALEXANDER PAYNE, NAT FAXTON, JIM RASH, THE DESCENDANTS (ACADEMY'S PICK AND MY PICK)
JOHN LOGAN, HUGO
GEORGE CLOONEY, GRANT HESLOV, BEAU WILLIMON, THE IDES OF MARCH
AARON SORKIN, STEVEN ZALLIAN, MONEYBALL
BRIDGET O'CONNOR, PETER STRAUGHN, TINKER TAILOR SOILDER SPY

Best Original Screenplay
WOODY ALLEN, MIDNIGHT IN PARIS (ACADEMY'S PICK)
JC CHANDOR, MARGIN CALL
ASGHAR FARHADI, A SEPARATION
MICHEL HAZANAVICIUS, THE ARTIST
KRISTEN WIIG AND ANNIE MUMOLO, BRIDESMAIDS (MY PICK)

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