Best Motion Picture (Drama)
The Ides of March
The main competition is between The Descendants, The Help and Hugo but War Horse may surprise. Eventually if i have to choose 2 movies, the winner is going to be either THE DESCENDANTS or HUGO.
Best Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical)
Midnight in Paris
My Week with Marilyn
The Artist is a very clear frontrunner here but Midnight In Paris and Bridesmaids are very close too. We have seen The Hangover winning in this category which is an R-rated comedy as well as everyone loves Woody Allen but i am quite sure the only frontrunner here is THE ARTIST.
Best Actor (Drama)
George Clooney (The Descendants)
Leonardo DiCaprio (J Edgar)
Michael Fassbender (Shame)
Ryan Gosling (The Ides of March)
Brad Pitt (Moneyball)
The two most beloved actors are nominated, i am not talking about DiCaprio but Clooney and Pitt. They both are the frontrunners here, Brad Pitt may win as he and Clooney are both neck to neck. Considering the love for Clooney by HFPA and the previous precursor situation, GEORGE CLOONEY will easily win but don't forget BRAD PITT too.
Best Actress (Drama)
Glenn Close (Albert Nobbs)
Viola Davis (The Help)
Rooney Mara (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo)
Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady)
Tilda Swinton (We Need to Talk about Kevin)
Yes, everyone knows its between Viola Davis and Meryl Streep here and you can't tell who is going to win. I am not sure they will go for the critical favorite Swinton or the newcommer Mara but then they may also want to award Close for her brave performance even though movie is a disappointment. So for the confusion's sake, i think it can be either VIOLA DAVIS or MERYL STREEP.
Best Actor (Comedy or Musical)
Jean Dujardin (The Artist)
Brendan Gleeson (The Guard)
Joseph Gordon-Levitt (50/50)
Ryan Gosling (Crazy Stupid Love)
Owen Wilson (Midnight in Paris)
I know, last year they awarded a very audience favorite actor for a very bad movie. This category have always been a blunder, this time there is a very Oscar worthy actor nominated that is Dujardin who has the best chance of winning with Joseph Gordon-Levitt not so far behind. I would be disappointed if either Gosling or Wilson wins even though i appreciated Wilson for the first time ever but Gosling was overrated in this overrated movie. So my guess is JEAN DUJARDIN.
Best Actress (Comedy or Musical)
Jodie Foster (Carnage)
Charlize Theron (Young Adult)
Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids)
Michelle Williams (My Week with Marilyn)
Kate Winslet (Carnage)
Now they love Kate Winslet but i am not sure Carnage would be a very favorite, so the only actress that has the best shot in winning is MICHELLE WILLIAMS, she has a tiny competition with Charlize Theron but i know Williams will win in.
Best Supporting Actor
Kenneth Branagh (My Week with Marilyn)
Albert Brooks (Drive)
Jonah Hill (Moneyball)
Viggo Mortensen (A Dangerous Method)
Christopher Plummer (Beginners)
This award belongs to Plummer and no one else, Brooks and Hill may have a shot too but my prediction is only CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER.
Best Supporting Actress
Berenice Bejo (The Artist)
Jessica Chastain (The Help)
Janet McTeer (Albert Nobbs)
Octavia Spencer (The Help)
Shailene Woodley (The Descendants)
If they loved The Artist then Bejo may have a chance but i think its between Spencer and Woodley or maybe Chastain too. I am always confused about supporting performances specially if one of them had 3 of the most strongest supporting performances in a year while nominated for just one. I can't name three nominees so if i have to squeeze it down, its either OCTAVIA SPENCER or SHAILENE WOODLEY.
Woody Allen (Midnight in Paris)
George Clooney (The Ides of March)
Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist)
Alexander Payne (The Descendants)
Martin Scorsese (Hugo)
So this is the category where i know i wont be able to guess anything as it can go in anyway. Overall of you see, the strongest contender here is Hazanavicius but then Scorsese have been a favorite too this year. I am not sure or maybe i am wrong that they would award Payne here because The Artist and Hugo are both cinematic brilliance and they both awarded these two movies to the ever lovely and fantastic cinematic extravaganza, if i make my point clear. My prediction is either MICHEL HAZANAVICIUS or MARTIN SCORSESE.
The Ides of March
Midnight in Paris
I don't know but Moneyball had the best screenplay, The Descendants won the most awards so its either THE DESCENDANTS or MONEYBALL but then Midnight In Paris is a strong one too. Since it is adapted and Original combined, i am not quite sure. It may eventually come down to Moneyball and Midnight In Paris.
Best Original Song
“Lay Your Head Down” (Albert Nobbs)
“Hello Hello” (Gnomeo and Juliet)
“The Living Proof” (The Help)
“The Keeper” Machine Gun Preacher
They didn't nominated The Muppets here which had the best songs, Masterpiece can win but the safe bet is The Living Proof from THE HELP.
Best Original Score
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
I don't understand why W.E. is nominated here but anyway, The Artist score have been loved but then The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo gained momentum in the past few weeks or it maybe the everloved War Horse score by the wonderful genius John Williams. Its definitely between THE ARTIST and WAR HORSE.
Best Animated Film
The Adventures of Tintin
Puss in Boots
Is there any confusion here? i don't think so but they might want to award any Spielberg project because they didn't nominated War Horse but i know RANGO will win.
Best Foreign Language Film
The Flowers of War
In the Land of Blood and Honey
The Kid with a Bike
The Skin I Live In
I know they love Angelina Jolie a lot but i wish they go with the actual acclaimed movie A SEPARATION but then The Skin i Live in can win too but A Separation is the strongest contender here.