Kellene’s 2012 Oscar Nomination Predictions

As you may know, I try to predict Oscar nominations before they come out. Good cerbral exercise to see how much I really do know.

So below are my guesses. Starting this year, the Academy doesn’t have to have the now standard 10 films for Best Picture, so it may be five or eight. Who knows?

The Golden Globes are a great insight into possible Oscar nominations, but they also like contemporary concepts – while I feel the Academy still likes and prefers old Hollywood, although voters are slowly acknowledging newer movies and concepts. Think it started around when Eminem won for 8 Mile – think that’s when the tide started to turn.

Nominations will be announced January 24th.

Best Picture

The Artist

The Descedants

The Help

War Horse

The Tree of Life



Best Actor

Jean Dujardin, The Artist

George Clooney, The Descendants

Leonardo Dicaprio, J Edgar

Brad Pitt, Moneyball

Michael Fassbender, Shame

Best Actress

Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady

Tilda Swinton, We Need to Talk About Kevin

Michelle Williams, My Week with Marilyn

Viola Davis, The Help

Glenn Close, Albert Hobbs

Best Supporting Actor

Viggo Mortensen, A Dangerous Method

Brad Pitt, Tree of Life

Jonah Hill, Moneyball

Christopher Plummer, Beginners

Kenneth Branagh, My Week With Marilyn

Best Supporting Actress

Jessica Chastain, The Help

Octavia Spencer, The Help

Berenice Bejo, The Artist

Janet McTeer, Albert Hobbs

Shailene Woodley, The Descendants

Best Director

Terrence Malick, Tree of Life

Steven Spielberg, War Horse

Alexander Payne, The Descendants

Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist

George Clooney, Ides of March

Best Adapted Screenplay

Christopher Hampton, A Dangerous Method

Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash, The Descendants

Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin, Moneyball

Steven Zaillian, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Beau Willimon, Ides of March

Best Original Screenplay

Dustin Lance Black, J Edgar

Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris

Annie Mumolo and Kristen Wiig, Bridesmaids

Asghar Farhadi, A Separation

Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist

Best Visual Effects


Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

Transformers: Dark of the Moon

X-Men: First Class

Tree of Life

Best Costume Design

War Horse

Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows

The Help


The Artist

Best Animated Feature


Puss in Boots

Cars 2


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