Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Oscar Time!

It's competition time again and - leaping over the BAFTAS for a moment - the Oscar list is out today so Nationwide is going to predict who will get what and not change it between now and tears-on-stage day. Here we go....

Best actress in a supporting role

Bérénice Bejo, The Artist.

Jessica Chastain, The Help

Melissa McCarthy, Bridesmaids

Janet McTeer, Albert Nobbs

Octavia Spencer, The Help : she stole the film Correct!


Best actor in a supporting role

Kenneth Branagh, My Week with Marilyn

Jonah Hill, Moneyball

Nick Nolte, Warrior

Christopher Plummer, Beginners: Support? He is the movie! Correct!

Max von Sydow, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close


Best actress in a leading role

Glenn Close, Albert Nobbs

Viola Davis, The Help

Rooney Mara, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady. If you haven't seen it yet, then you must know by now what you're missing. A masterclass by an actress at the very peak of her powers. Sensational. The others need only show up to applaud politely.Correct!

Michelle Williams, My Week with Marilyn


Best actor in a leading role

Demián Bichir, A Better Life

George Clooney, The Descendants. Surprise!! In the hands of Alexander Payne we find yet another Clooney to love. Brilliant performance. WRONG!

Jean Dujardin, The Artist a

Gary Oldman, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Brad Pitt, Moneyball


Best director

All five should win a competition somewhere, but......

Michel Hazavanicius, The Artist He's done a brilliant job with a novelty film that loves Hollywood.Correct!

Alexander Payne, The Descendants (sensational)

Martin Scorsese, Hugo (terrific but I'm not impressed with Sacha Baron Cohen's "comedy" performance)

Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris Return to form, brilliantly executed.

Terrence Malick, The Tree of Life. Stunning but too obscure for the Academy.


Best original Screenplay

The Artist

Bridesmaids

Margin Call

Midnight in Paris. Moments of wit, charm and a clever idea.Correct!

A Separation


Best adapted screenplay

The Descendantsa

Hugo

Ides of March. Shows you what you can do with a great screenplay. Fingers crossed.Wrong!

Moneyball

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy


Best foreign language film

Don't know......

Bullhead

Footnote

In Darkness

Monsieur Lazhar

A Separation


Best animated film

Where's TinTin?

A Cat in Paris

Chico And Rita

Kung Fu Panda 2

Rango

Puss in Boots


Best picture

Haven't sen War Horse yet. I'd go for The Artist if I gambled, but I would prefer it to be The Descendants or Midnight in Paris (it won't be)

War Horse Wrong!
The Artist a
Moneyball
The Descendants
The Tree of Life
Midnight in Paris
The Help
Hugo
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Art direction

The Artist

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2

Hugo Sen-sational. Correct!

Midnight in Paris

War Horse


Cinematography

The Artist

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Hugo INCREDIBLY CLEVER. Correct!

The Tree of Life

War Horse


Costume design

Anonymous

The Artist PERFECT. Correct!

Hugo

Jane Eyre

W.E.


Documentary feature

Hell and Back Again
If A Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front
Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory
Pina
Undefeated

Documentary short subject

The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement
God is the Bigger Elvis
Incident in New Baghdad
Saving Face
The Tsumani and the Cherry Blossom

Film editing

The Artist

The Descendants A superb edit. (good direction helps!) Wrong!

The Girl with the Dragon Tattooa

Hugo

Moneyball


Sound editing

Drive Yes! clever nomination. Wrong!

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Hugoa

Transformers: Dark of the Moon (why is this not best film??)

War Horse


Sound mixing

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Hugoa

Moneyball

Transformers: Dark of the Moon Duh - I bet it goes to Spielberg. Wrong!

War Horse


Visual effects

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2

Hugoa

Real Steel

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Transformers: Dark of the Moon This just HAS to win! Wrong! (robbed)


Make up

Albert Nobbs

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2

The Iron Lady YES! Correct!


Music (original score)

The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn

The Artist YES! Correct!

Hugo

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

War Horse


Music (original song)

Is this sponsored by orange?

The Muppets

Rio