Entertaining Platt: 2012 Oscar Picks

February 25, 2012 § 1 Comment

Tomorrow’s the night when Hollywood hands out lots of golden statuettes for accomplishments in cinema. Today’s the day when I make my picks about who’s going to win.

Disclaimer: I haven’t seen all of these. In fact, it’s safe to say I haven’t seen most of them. So we’ll just see how my gut feeling works out for those, won’t we?


Best Picture Nominees

The Artist
The Descendants
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
The Help
Hugo
Midnight in Paris
Moneyball
The Tree of Life
War Horse

My Pick for Winner: The Help 

Best Actor Nominees

Damian Bichir: A Better Life
George Clooney: The Descendants
Jean Dujardin: The Artist
Gary Oldman: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Brad Pitt: Moneyball

My Pick for Winner: Jean Dujardin

Best Actress Nominees

Glenn Close: Albert Nobbs
Viola Davis: The Help
Rooney Mara: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Meryl Streep: Iron Lady
Michelle Williams: My Week with Marilyn

My Pick for Winner: Viola Davis

Best Supporting Actor Nominees

Kenneth Branagh: My Week With Marilyn
Jonah Hill: Moneyball
Nick Nolte: Warrior
Christopher Plummer: Beginners
Max von Sydow: Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

My Pick for Winner: Christopher Plummer

Best Supporting Actress Nominees

Berenice Bejo: The Artist
Jessica Chastain: The Help
Melissa McCarthy: Bridesmaids
Janet McTeer: Albert Nobbs
Octavia Spencer: The Help

My Pick for Winner: Melissa McCarthy

Best Animated Feature Film Nominees

A Cat in Paris
Chico & Rita
Kung Fu Panda 2
Puss in Boots
Rango

My Pick for Winner: Rango

Best Cinematography Nominees

The Artist: Guillaume Schiffman
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: Jeff Cronenweth
Hugo: Robert Richardson
The Tree of Life: Emmanuel Lubezki
War Horse: Janusz Kaminksi

My Pick for Winner: Hugo: Robert Richardson

Best Art Direction Nominees

The Artist: Laurence Bennett, Robert Gould
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2: Stuart Craig, Stephenie McMillan
Hugo: Dante Ferretti, Francesca Lo Schiavo
Midnight in Paris: Anne Seibel, Helene Dubreuil
War Horse: Rick Carter, Lee Sandales

My Pick for Winner: War Horse: Rick Carter, Lee Sandales

Best Costume Design Nominees

Anonymous: Lisy Christl
The Artist: Mark Bridges
Hugo: Sandy Powell
Jane Eyre: Michael O’Connor
W.E.: Arianne Phillips

My Pick for Winner: Anonymous: Lisy Christl

Best Director Nominees

The Artist: Michel Hazanavicius
The Descendants: Alexander Payne
Hugo: Martin Scorsese
Midnight in Paris: Woody Allen
The Tree of Life: Terence Malick

My Pick for Winner: Hugo: Martin Scorsese

Best Documentary Feature Nominees

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

My Pick for Winner: Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory

Best Documentary Short Nominees

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

My Pick for Winner: The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement

Best Film Editing Nominees

The Artist
The Descendants
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Hugo
Moneyball

My Pick for Winner: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Best Foreign Language Film Nominees

Bullhead (Belgium)
Monsieur Lazhar (Canada)
A Separation (Iran)
Footnote (Israel)
In Darkness (Poland)

My Pick for Winner: A Separation (Iran)

Best Makeup Nominees

Albert Nobbs
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
The Iron Lady

My Pick for Winner: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

Best Music (Original Score) Nominees

The Adventures of Tintin: John Williams
The Artist: Ludovic Bource
Hugo: Howard Shore
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy: Alberto Iglesias
War Horse: John Williams

My Pick for Winner: The Artist: Ludovic Bource

Best Music (Original Song) Nominees

“Man or Muppet” from The Muppets
“Real in Rio” from Rio

My Pick for Winner: “Man or Muppet” from The Muppets

Best Short Film (Animated) Nominees

Dimanche/Sunday
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
La Luna
A Morning Stroll
Wild Life

My Pick for Winner: A Morning Stroll

Best Short Film (Live Action) Nominees

Pentecost
Raju
The Shore
Time Freak
Tuba Atlantic

My Pick for Winner: Tuba Atlantic

Best Sound Editing Nominees

Drive
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Hugo
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
War Horse

My Pick for Winner: Drive

Best Sound Mixing Nominees

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Hugo
Moneyball
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
War Horse

My Pick for Winner: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Best Visual Effects Nominees

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 2
Hugo
Real Steel
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Transformers: Dark of the Moon

My Pick for Winner: Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay) Nominees

The Descendants: Alexander Payne and Nat Faxon & Jim Rash
Hugo: John Logan
The Ides of March: George Clooney & Grant Heslov and Beau Willimon
Moneyball: Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin. Story by Stan Chervin.
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy: Bridget O’Connor & Peter Straughan

My Pick for Winner: Moneyball: Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin. Story by Stan Chervin.

Best Writing (Original Screenplay) Nominees

The Artist: Michel Hazanavicius
Bridesmaids: Annie Mumolo & Kristen Wiig
Margin Call: J.C. Chandor
Midnight in Paris: Woody Allen
A Separation: Asghar Farhadi

My Pick for Winner: Midnight in Paris: Woody Allen

So those are all my picks? Share yours!

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§ One Response to Entertaining Platt: 2012 Oscar Picks

  • jdmorin says:

    Here’s my picks: (took out all the extras just put who I thought will win each category)

    Best Picture Nominees

    War Horse

    Best Actor Nominees

    Brad Pitt: Moneyball

    Best Actress Nominees

    Meryl Streep: Iron Lady

    Best Supporting Actor Nominees

    Christopher Plummer: Beginners

    Best Supporting Actress Nominees

    Melissa McCarthy: Bridesmaids

    Best Animated Feature Film Nominees

    Kung Fu Panda 2

    Best Cinematography Nominees

    War Horse: Janusz Kaminksi

    Best Art Direction Nominees

    War Horse: Rick Carter, Lee Sandales

    Best Costume Design Nominees

    Anonymous: Lisy Christl

    Best Director Nominees

    The Descendants: Alexander Payne

    Best Documentary Feature Nominees

    Hell and Back Again

    Best Documentary Short Nominees

    Incident in New Baghdad

    Best Film Editing Nominees

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    Best Foreign Language Film Nominees

    Monsieur Lazhar (Canada)

    Best Makeup Nominees

    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

    Best Writing (Original Screenplay) Nominees

    Bridesmaids: Annie Mumolo & Kristen Wiig

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