Amph The Oscar Prediction Thread: the Winner!

Discussion in 'Archive: The Amphitheatre' started by Nevermind, Feb 4, 2011.

  1. Nevermind Jedi Grand Master

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  2. severian28 Force Ghost

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    I think Brad Pitt is going to win Best Actor.
  3. Drac39 Force Ghost

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    BEST PICTURE
    The Artist


    BEST ACTOR
    Jean Dujardin



    BEST ACTRESS
    Meryl Streep



    BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
    Christopher Plummer



    BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
    Janet McTeer


    BEST ANIMAETD FEATURE FILM
    Rango


    BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
    The Tree of Life



    BEST ART DIRECTION

    Hugo



    BEST COSTUME DESIGN

    Hugo



    BEST DIRECTING
    The Artist



    BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
    Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory



    BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT

    Saving Face



    BEST FILM EDITING

    Hugo



    BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

    A Separation



    BEST MAKEUP

    The Iron Lady


    BEST MUSIC (ORIGINAL SCORE)

    The Artist



    BEST MUSIC (ORIGINAL SONG)
    Man or Muppet (The Muppets)



    BEST SHORT FILM (ANIMATED)

    The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore



    BEST SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION)

    The Shore



    BEST SOUND EDITING

    Hugo



    BEST SOUND MIXING

    Hugo



    BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

    Hugo


    BEST WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY)
    The Descendants



    BEST WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY)
    Midnight in Paris
  4. Nevermind Jedi Grand Master

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    Best Picture

    "The Artist" Thomas Langmann, Producer
    ielberg and Kathleen Kennedy, Producers


    Actor in a Leading Role

    Jean Dujardin in "The Artist"


    Actor in a Supporting Role

    Christopher Plummer in "Beginners"


    Actress in a Leading Role

    Viola Davis in "The Help"


    Actress in a Supporting Role

    Octavia Spencer in "The Help"

    Animated Feature Film

    "Chico & Rita" Fernando Trueba and Javier Mariscal


    Art Direction

    "The Artist" Production Design: Laurence Bennett; Set Decoration: Robert Gould


    Cinematography

    "The Artist" Guillaume Schiffman


    Costume Design

    "The Artist" Mark Bridges


    Directing

    "The Artist" Michel Hazanavicius

    Documentary (Feature)

    "Pina" Wim Wenders and Gian-Piero Ringel


    Documentary (Short Subject)

    "The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom" Lucy Walker and Kira Carstensen

    Film Editing

    "The Artist" Anne-Sophie Bion and Michel Hazanavicius

    Foreign Language Film

    "A Separation" Iran

    Makeup

    "Albert Nobbs" Martial Corneville, Lynn Johnston and Matthew W. Mungle

    Music (Original Score)

    "Hugo" Howard Shore

    Music (Original Song)

    "Man or Muppet" from "The Muppets" Music and Lyric by Bret McKenzie

    Short Film (Animated)

    "The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore" William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg

    Short Film (Live Action)

    "Pentecost" Peter McDonald and Eimear O'Kane

    Sound Editing

    "Drive" Lon Bender and Victor Ray Ennis

    Sound Mixing

    "War Horse" Gary Rydstrom, Andy Nelson, Tom Johnson and Stuart Wilson

    Visual Effects

    "Hugo" Rob Legato, Joss Williams, Ben Grossman and Alex Henning

    Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

    "Moneyball" Screenplay by Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin. Story by Stan Chervin

    Writing (Original Screenplay)

    "The Artist" Written by Michel Hazanavicius

  5. MrZAP Force Ghost

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    Alright, so after my semi-traditional binge on watching nominees in the month before Oscars, the movies I have seen are as follows:
    Alright, so far I've seen:
    The Artist
    The Descendants
    Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
    The Help
    Hugo
    Midnight in Paris
    Moneyball
    War Horse
    Margin Call
    The Ides of March
    Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
    A Better Life
    Albert Nobbs
    The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
    Rango
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

    I also stopped watching Bridesmaids and Tree of Life about 40 and 30 minutes in respectively because I already knew I didn't care for them at all.

    I'm going to try to see A Separation and The Iron Lady before the ceremony tomorrow, after I get up.

    I really don't care about winning colors, and I have a strict policy of not predicting in any category that I haven't seen every nomination (or at least 4/5 in some cases), so I'm not going to go all out in predictions. Also, as I mentioned before that I don't care about colors, I'm going to be saying who I WANT to win, not necessarily who I think WILL win. Here goes:

    Nest Picture:
    Hugo. I'd also be happy with Midnight in Paris or The Artist. Please do NOT give it to The Tree of Life, Moneyball, or Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. The former was the only one I actually disliked- and indeed Moneyball was pretty good- but they weren't as good as the others.

    Best Director:
    Hugo again. Possibly my favorite movie of the year. Once again Midnight in Paris and The Artist are fine, as they were also in my top 5. No Tree of Life. I'm indifferent to The Descendants.

    Original Screenplay:
    Midnight in Paris. Another favorite. Watching A Separation in the morning to finish off the category, but I don't think it will displace Woody Allen. Hated Bridesmaids, so not that, and not Margin Call, because while it was good it wasn't as good. I'm fine with The Artist winning too, as it's another favorite.

    Best Adapted Screenplay:
    Hugo. If not that then The Ides of March. Not Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, as I found it mediocre.

    Best Actor:
    Jean Dujardin in The Artist. No contest. Once again don't want TTSS to win. I'd also be fine with Bichir, and to a lesser extent Pitt.

    No comment on Best Actress yet, but hopefully I'll see The Iron Lady tomorrow before the show. I might decide I want Streep to win then. All I know is that while I haven't seen the film, I don't care for Michelle Williams in general, and right now I really liked all three performances I have seen, but I might have to go with Rooney Mara if pressed. But maybe not.

    Best Supporting Actor: Not enough shows seen to comment.

    Best Supporting Actress:
    Octavia Spencer in The Help. I don't want Chastain to win, and once again I hated Bridesmaids as well. I'd still be fine with Bejo or McTeer winning.

    Editing:
    Hugo, but I also wouldn't mind if The Artist or The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo won. Still indifferent to The Descendants. I don't want Moneyball to win this category even though I liked the film quite a bit. There were simply better nominations.

    Haven't seen enough to comment on Animated Feature, Foreign Language, or Documentary Feature.:( Will probably watch as many of these as possible after the ceremony is already over.

    Cinematography:
    War Horse. Beautiful camera work. I think Tree of Life will win though. At least it did look decent when I was watching it. There really isn't anything I would mind seeing win in this category. They were all good.

    Original Score:
    The Artist. Haven't seen Tintin yet, but will after the ceremony is over. But I really loved the score to The Artist. Don't want TTSS or War Horse to win. Hugo is fine.

    Art Direction:
    Hugo, with Midnight in Paris as a close second. The Artist is also fine. Not either of the others, because while they were both good, they were definitely outclassed.

    Visual Effects:
    I know I've only seen two of these, but I already know that I don't want Transformers or Real Steel to win.:p So probably Hugo , though Harry Potter is also fine. I'll see
  6. Nevermind Jedi Grand Master

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    I don't think anybody got them all right, but I will be calculating the winner ASAP.
  7. Nevermind Jedi Grand Master

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    The results:

    Nobody got all the acting categories right:

    Rogue: 10
    Four Dot: 13
    Polymath: 7
    ToddtheJedi: 12
    The_Face: 13
    Drac39: 19
    NeverMind: 11
    Mr Zap (who did not choose in all categories): 9

    Drac is the clear winner!

    Congratulations!