Friday, August 19, 2011

First Predictions (Best Adapted Screenplay)

Here are my top 5 picks for Best Adapted Screenplay:

Eric Roth (Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close)
George Clooney & Grant Heslov (The Ides of March)
Steve Zaillian (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo)
Lee Hall & Richard Curtis (War Horse)
Christopher Hampton (A Dangerous Method)

Predicted Winner: George Clooney & Grant Heslov
Next In Line: Lee Hall & Richard Curtis
Could Surprise: Eric Roth
Other Nomination Possibilities: John Logan (Hugo), Cameron Crowe & Aline Brosh McKenna (We Bought a Zoo), Edgar Wright & Stephen Moffat (The Aventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn)

First Predictions (Best Original Screenplay)

Here are my top 5 picks for Best Original Screenplay:

Woody Allen (Midnight in Paris)
Dustin Lance Black (J. Edgar)
Oren Moverman (Rampart)
Terrence Malick (The Tree of Life)
Diablo Cody (Young Adult)

Predicted Winner: Dustin Lance Black
Next in Line: Woody Allen
Could Surprise: Terrence Malick
Other Nomination Possibilities: Mike Mills (Beginners), Drake Doremus & Ben York Jones (Like Crazy), Abi Morgan & Michael Hirst (The Iron Lady)

Sunday, August 14, 2011

First Predictions (Animated Feature)

Here are my top 3 picks for Animated Feature:

The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn

Predicted Winner: The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn
Next in Line: Rango
Could Surprise: Rio
Other Nomination Possibilities: Winnie the Pooh, Cars 2, Puss in Boots

First Predictions (Best Director)

Here are my top 5 picks for Best Director:

George Clooney (The Ides of March)
David Cronenberg (A Dangerous Method)
David Fincher (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo)
Steven Spielberg (War Horse)
Clint Eastwood (J. Edgar)

Predicted Winner: Steven Spielberg
Next in Line: David Cronenberg
Could Surprise: George Clooney
Other Nomination Possibilities: Terrence Malick (The Tree of Life), Stephen Daldry (Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close), Martin Scorsese (Hugo)

First Predictions (Supporting Actress)

Here are my top 5 picks for Supporting Actress:

Keira Knightly (A Dangerous Method)
Naomi Watts (J. Edgar)
Viola Davis (The Help)
Octavia Spencer (The Help)
Marisa Tomei (The Ides of March)

Predicted Winner: Viola Davis
Next In Line: Keira Knightly
Could Surprise: Octavia Spencer
Other Nomination Possibilities: Amy Adams (On the Road), Jessica Chastain (The Tree of Life), Marion Cotillard (Midnight in Paris)

First Predictions (Supporting Actor)

Here are my top 5 picks for Supporting Actor:

Armie Hammer (J. Edgar)
Viggo Mortenson (A Dangerous Method)
Paul Giamatti (The Ides of March)
Brad Pitt (The Tree of Life)
Christoph Waltz (Carnage)

Predicted Winner: Viggo Mortenson
Next in Line: Armie Hammer
Could Surprise: Christoph Waltz
Other Nomination Possibilities: Philip Seymour Hoffman (The Ides of March), Christopher Plummer (Beginners), Tom Hanks (Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close)

Saturday, August 13, 2011

First Predictions (Lead Actress)

Here are my top 5 picks for Lead Actress:

Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady)
Michelle Williams (My Week with Marilyn)
Charlize Theron (Young Adult)
Rooney Mara (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo)
Emma Stone (The Help)

Predicted Winner: Meryl Streep
Next In Line: Michelle Williams
Could Surprise: Rooney Mara
Other Nomination Possibilities: Tilda Swinton (We Need to Talk About Kevin), Jodie Foster (Carnage), Anne Hathaway (One Day)

First Predictions (Lead Actor)

Here are my top 5 picks for Lead Actor:

Michael Fassbender (A Dangerous Method)
Gary Oldman (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy)
Leonardo DiCaprio (J. Edgar)
Ryan Gosling (The Ides of March)
George Clooney (The Descendants)

Predicted Winner: Leonardo DiCaprio
Next in Line: Ryan Gosling
Could Surprise: Michael Fassbender
Other Nomination Possibilities: Joseph Gordon-Levitt (50/50), Brad Pitt (Moneyball), Johnny Depp (The Rum Diary)

Friday, August 12, 2011

First Predictions (Best Picture)

Well, first of all welcome to this year's edition of Oscar Race: Who Will Win. Since most of the predicted winners aren't scheduled for release until later, I'm going to have to base these predictions on what seems to be most likely. So first, let me predict to you the Best Picture Nominees. One last thing. This year, as many of you know, the nominee number could fluctuate between 5-10, so I'm going to be safe and just put down the top 10 candidates.

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
J. Edgar
The Ides of March
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
A Dangerous Method
War Horse
The Descendants
The Tree of Life
Young Adult
We Bought a Zoo

Predicted Winner: The Ides of March
Next in Line: 2. War Horse, 3. A Dangerous Method
Could Surprise: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Other Nomination Possibilities: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Midnight in Paris, Carnage