Saturday, January 14, 2012


This is hard. The Hollywood Foreign Press votes are a little harder to predict than the Academy Awards. At this point I can only make my best guess based on what I know. Some people like to make way off the wall predictions just to be different, but I am too competitive to not play it safe. Some also like to predict an alternative winner, which is really the easy way out if your first guess doesn't win. I am going all in with my picks. Here they are:

Best Picture Drama
_X_The Descendants
___The Help
___The Ides of March
___War Horse

Best Picture Musical/Comedy
_X_The Artist
___Midnight in Paris
___My Week with Marilyn

Best Actress Drama
___Glenn Close – Albert Nobbs
_X_Viola Davis – The Help
___Rooney Mara – The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
___Meryl Streep – Iron Lady
___Tilda Swinton – We Need To Talk About Kevin

Best Actor Drama
_X_George Clooney – The Descendants
___Leonardo DiCaprio – J. Edgar
___Michael Fassbender – Shame
___Ryan Gosling – The Ides Of March
___Brad Pitt – Moneyball

Best Actress Comedy
___Jodie Foster – Carnage
___Charlize Theron – Young Adult
___Kristen Wiig – Bridesmaids
_X_Michelle Williams – My Week With Marilyn
___Kate Winslet – Carnage

Best Actor Comedy
_X_Jean Dujardin – The Artist
___Brendan Gleeson – The Guard
___Joseph Gordon-Levitt – 50/50
___Ryan Gosling – Crazy, Stupid, Love.
___Owen Wilson – Midnight In Paris

Best Animated
___The Adventures Of Tintin
___Arthur Christmas
___Cars 2
___Puss In Boots

Foreign Language Film
___The Flowers Of War (China)
___In The Land Of Blood And Honey (United States)
___The Kid With A Bike (Belgium)
_X_A Separation (Iran)
___The Skin I Live In (Spain)

Best Supporting Actress
___Berenice Bejo – The Artist
___Jessica Chastain – The Help
___Janet McTeer – Albert Nobbs
_X_Octavia Spencer – The Help
___Shailene Woodley – The Descendants

Best Supporting Actor
___Kenneth Branagh – My Week With Marilyn
___Albert Brooks – Drive
___Jonah Hill – Moneyball
___Viggo Mortensen – A Dangerous Method
_X_Christopher Plummer – Beginners

Best Director
___Woody Allen – Midnight In Paris
___George Clooney – The Ides Of March
___Michel Hazanavicius – The Artist
___Alexander Payne – The Descendants
_X_Martin Scorsese – Hugo

___Michel Hazanavicius - The Artist
_X_Nat Faxon, Alexander Payne, Jim Rash - The Descendants
___George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Beau Willimon - The Ides Of March
___Woody Allen - Midnight In Paris
___Aaron Sorkin, Steven Zaillian - Moneyball

Original Song
___"Hello Hello" – Gnomeo & Juliet
___"Keeper, The" – Machine Gun Preacher
___"Lay Your Head Down" – Albert Nobbs
_X_"Living Proof, The" – The Help
___"Masterpiece" – W.E.

Original Score
___Ludovic Bource - The Artist
___Abel Korzeniowski - W.E.
___Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross - The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
___Howard Shore - Hugo
_X_John Williams - War Horse

The awards will be announced live Sunday on NBC at 8pm EST.

Please feel free to make your own predictions. I would like to know what others think!


  1. Good stuff Matt!
    The Artist doesn't get the justice it deserves, being in the musical/comedy category. And since it will probably win, Bridesmaids gets screwed.
    No matter what though, Ricky will make everyone feel like a loser. Hahaha

  2. I think it's possible Kristen Wig could upset Williams,but my feeling is Williams will win.

    I think Viola will win too!

    The Artist should be in the drama category, but it is on the borderline....

    I think The Help might win in Drama,I'll elaborate more when I do my predictions..