Tuesday, February 21, 2012


There are several ways to predict The Academy Awards. You can choose the movies that you wish would win, you can choose movies that will upset their categories or you can choose what the consensus agrees has the best shot at winning. Since my goal is to predict the most categories correctly, I am going with the consensus. My picks are what the majority of Oscar predictors, critics and my own opinion on how The Academy members will vote.
Last year I predicted 17 out of the 24 categories for 71% correct. I am hoping to do a little better this year, but there are always a few upsets waiting in the wings. Feel free to comments on your own predictions!

Best Picture
The Artist

Best Actor
Jean Dujardin, The Artist

Best Actress
Viola Davis, The Help

Best Supporting Actor
Christopher Plummer, Beginners

Best Supporting Actress
Octavia Spencer, The Help

Best Director
Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist

Best Original Screenplay
Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris

Best Adapted Screenplay
Alexander Payne, Nat Faxton, Jim Rash, The Descendants

Best Animated Feature

Best Foreign Language Film of the Year
A Separation (Iran)

Original Score
The Artist, Ludovic Bource

Best Original Song
Man or Muppet, The Muppets; Music and Lyric by Bret McKenzie

Best Achievement in Art Direction

Best Achievement in Cinematography
The Tree of Life

Best Achievement in Costume Design
The Artist

Best Documentary Feature

Best Documentary Short Subject
The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom

Best Achievement in Film Editing
The Artist

Best Achievement in Makeup
The Iron Lady

Best Animated Short Film
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

Best Live Action Short Film

Best Achievement in Sound Editing

Best Achievement in Sound Mixing

Best Achievement in Visual Effects
Rise of the Planet of the Apes


  1. I predict Meryl Streep for Best Actress. Because of her win of the New York Film Critics Circle Award, the Golden Globe and the Bafta. And her performance as Thatcher can´t be overlooked this time. Her performance is great.

  2. I agree Meryl Streep is great and should win, but I think ultimately it will be Davis.

  3. Raju is a consensus pick?

  4. From the research I did Raju seemed to be one of the top choices.