My 2012 Academy Awards predictions

Oscars Academy Awards 2012

I’ve previously come out with my Oscar predictions, and selected my winners from the entire list, but it was too long and boring (kind of like the show – am I right?) so I’ve just narrowed it down to the big six.

I feel like I did well this year seeing a good chunk of the nominees, but in a couple cases I’m going on limited selection. Below my choice you’ll see the other movies in the category that I’ve seen, just so you know where I’m coming from.

Have a look and let me know what your picks are!

Best Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer (Beginners)

(I’ve seen: Jonah Hill (Moneyball))

Christopher Plummer - Beginners

Best Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer (The Help)

(I’ve seen: Bérénice Bejo (The Artist), Jessica Chastain (The Help), Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids))

Octavia Spencer - The Help

Best Lead Actor: George Clooney (The Descendants)

(I’ve seen: Jean Dujardin (The Artist), Gary Oldman (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Brad Pitt (Moneyball))

George Clooney - The Descendants

Best Lead Actress: Viola Davis (The Help)

Haven’t seen the other nominees’ films.

Viola Davis - The Help

Best Director: Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist)

(I’ve seen: Alexander Payne (The Descendants), Woody Allen (Midnight In Paris), Terrence Malick (The Tree of Life))

Best Director - Michel Hazanavicius - The Artist

Best Picture: The Help

(I’ve seen: The Artist, The Descendants, Midnight In Paris, Moneyball, The Tree of Life)

The Help

Yet another boring Oscar party

Again if it wasn’t for Twitter and the fact that I had money riding on it, the Oscars could’ve easily been missed in my books.

Of the ten films nominated for Best Picture, I saw four of them (UP, Up in the Air, Inglourious Basterds and The Hurt Locker). While in a perfect world UP should’ve probably won, but I knew that wasn’t going to happen. The other three were good movies, but nothing spectacular so I wasn’t rooting for any one in particular (just as long as Pocha- er, Dances wi- um, Fern Gu- ee, ah yes, Avatar didn’t win).

The biggest part of the Oscars, and really all award shows, is the length. I think it all started around 7pm and didn’t finish til after midnight. That’s just insane. No wonder less and less people are watching it each year; it’s not that they don’t want to know who wins, it’s just one long, boring self-pat on the back. This is just one more reason why Twitter is great I guess, because it made it all bearable with the hilarious commentary.

Here’s a complete list of the winners from last night.

What did you think of the whole thing?

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