Oscar Predictions

I’m really struggling to get excited this year. Last year was so much fun, not knowing whether The Social Network would be able to beat The Kings Speech and desperately hoping that maybe, just maybe, Toy Story 3 would bag it.

I have seen seven of the nominated nine best films and The Artist is, without question, the best of them and will of course sweep the board. However it really is dull, firstly the fact that most of the years best films have been ignored ie Kevin, Shame etc but also just having absolutely no sense of anticipation, however deserving The Artist may be. I also think it’s really rather stale and sad to bring back Billy Crystal after James Franco and Anne Hathaway were so great last year. I understand that no-one really got them and their sense of humour was aimed at a tiny few of us but I mean really! It’s such a damn awful shame they didn’t get those Muppets.

So no thanks Sky Movies, I will watch the red carpet and I will look at the dresses and I will spend a long time tomorrow reading about it I’m sure, but you have bored me this year Oscar before you’ve even begun.

Having said that, my geeky instincts would not allow me to let the year go by without making a few predictions. I can’t do all the categories though as there’s still quite a few things I’m yet to see.

Best Picture

Will win: The Artist
Should win: The Artist

Actor

Will win: Jean Dujardin
Should win: Gary Oldman

Actress

Will win: Meryl Streep
Should win: Michelle Williams

Supporting Actor

Will win: Christopher Plummer
Should win: Kenneth Branagh

Supporting Actress

Will win: Octavia Spencer
Should win: Berenice Bejo

Animated Feature

Will win: Chico & Rita
Should win: Chico & Rita

Cinematography

Will win: The Artist
Should win: The Tree of Life

Directing

Will win: Michel Hazanavicius
Should win: Michel Hazanavicius

Adapted Screenplay

Will win: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Should win: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Original Screenplay

Will win: The Artist
Should Win: Midnight in Paris

Visual Effects

Will win: Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Should win: Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Art Direction

Will win: The Artist
Should win: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

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