1- The Artist
2- The Descendants
3- Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
4- War Horse
5- The Help
6- Midnight in Paris
7- Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
10- Tree of Life
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Moneyball finally enters my top ten. I initially thought the film wouldn’t have the legs to survive through the long season but it doesn’t seem to be leaving the conversation. Plus, there are bound to be baseball fanatics and Brad Pitt fans in the academy, a combined group that probably surpasses the required amount of number one votes.
1- Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist)
2- Steven Spielberg (War Horse)
3- Alexander Payne (The Descendants)
4- Woody Allen (Midnight in Paris)
5- Terrence Malick (Tree of Life)
Martin Scorsese (Hugo)
If Daldry’s film makes it in the line-up for best picture, he will most likely make it here too, which means my predictions are probably wrong. But I couldn’t keep myself from imagining legends like Allen, Malick and Scorsese all in there together.
Best Original Screenplay
1- Midnight in Paris
2- Young Adult
3- The Artist
4- Martha Marcy May Marlene
I realize that including A Separation, even as the alternate, is only wishful thinking but seriously, this category is still wide open and Sony Pictures Classics must have had some campaign in mind when they picked its release date. Just the other day, during The Hollywood Reporter’s directors’ round-up, Alexander Payne himself wastalking about how much he loves this Iranian gem. If critics rally behind it and enough people see it, it’s TOTALLY possible.
Best Adapted Screenplay
1- The Descendants
3- War Horse
4- Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
5- Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
As usual, this category is packed with best picture possibilities and it’s a crowded bunch this year, too. Just think about the names I’ve left out: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Drive, Hugo, We Need to Talk about Kevin...
Acting and tech categories after the jump....
|Michael Fassbender in Shame|