84th Academy Awards: 2012 Oscar Award Predictions
This year, there is an incredibly diverse list of Oscar Nominations. Here’s my 2012 Oscar Award Predictions.
1. Best Picture
Prediction: The Help
Not only was the movie captivating, it was sad, victorious and infuriating. The cast and crew made this film feel real. Usually I enjoy the book better than a movie on any given day, but the movie put it all into a different – and better – perspective than I was able to imagine.
2. Best Actor in a Leading Role
Prediction: Brad Pitt
I’m not voting for Homecoming King here, but Pitt’s performance in Moneyball took his talents to a new level. Honestly, ol’ Brad took the tagline “What are you really worth?” and challenged it in his own acting career.
3. Best Actress in a Leading Role
Prediction: Viola Davis
Viola Davis’ line “You is kind, you is smart, you is important” in The Help will ring in my ears forever. She played a pretty tough cookie as a colored woman in Alabama during the 1950’s. This is her first nomination, if she wins, she’ll be only be the second African-American actress to win an award in this category. Though, I wouldn’t be surprised if Rooney Mara didn’t win for her creepy performance in Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and with Meryl Streep in the nominations, that’s some big competition.
4. Best Supporting Actor
Prediction: Christopher Plummer
Captian Von Trapp Charles Muntz Christopher Plummer is just about as old as the Oscars, not to mention he’s won 24 of them. No doubt film critics could fall in love with a happy, gay (literally) old man. It takes a real man to play “gay” as real as his performance in Beginners.
5. Best Supporting Actress
Prediction: Octavia Spencer
Octavia Spencer’s role as Minnie in The Help was astounding. If that’s not enough, she sh&t in Miss Hilly’s pie and kept a straight face about it. That’s award-worthy, if you ask me.
6. Best Director
Prediction: Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese has 102 Oscars. That’s 18 more than how many years the Academy Awards have been going on, and only 97 more than how many wives he’s had. But for real, Scorsese knows how to direct, and he showed us his powers in Hugo. It takes a lot to create an orphan boy in Paris and not use Oliver Twist as a foundation.
7. Best Animated Feature
Prediction: Puss in Boots
Puss in Boots seriously not serious, and adults can enjoy it just as much as kids with plenty of innuendos and interpretive jokes. The film has a unique way from bringing in characters from old nursing rhymes and giving us a new perspective on the rest of their lives outside of those rhymes. The writers were geniuses – sick humored geniuses, but geniuses none the less.
I apologize for not predicting anything regarding Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close to win an Award. Not trying to be Elton John, but from what I hear, the title should have been Extremely Obnoxious and Incredibly Annoying.