Sunday, February 26, 2012
First off, I'll tell you up front I've only seen 7 of the 9 best picture nominees and only 14 of the 25 must see films according to Entertainment Weekly. However, I wont let that keep me from making my annual predictions. Use these at your own risk.
The winners are:
Best Picture: The Artist
Best Actor: George Clooney
Best Actress: Viola Davis
Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer
Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer
Best Director: Michel Hazanavicius
Best Documentary: Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory
Orig. Screenplay: Midnight in Paris
Adapted Screenplay: The Descendants
Animated Feature: Rango
Foreign Film: A Separation
Animated Short Film: The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
Editing: The Artist
Cinematography: The Tree of Life
Art Direction: Hugo
Costume Design: The Artist
Makeup: The Iron Lady
Original Score: The Artist
Original Song: "Man or Muppet"
Visual Effects: Rise of The Planet of the Apes
Sound Mixing: Hugo
Doc. Short Subject: Saving Face
Short Film L.A.: The Shore
In years past I've had % as low as 74% and as high as 92% for the 23 major
categories. As always I'll have a blast seeing how I do. One thing is guaranteed and that is I'll enjoy watching. Should be a good year with Billy Crystal hosting.
Personally, I'll be pulling for The Help, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, and Moneyball as all of these films based on books I've read. The one award I'm looking forward to the most is Best Documentary, and I'll be pulling hard for Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory based on the tragic story of the West Memphis Three. Until next Year.
Posted by Rod Norman at 3:54 PM