Festivals & Awards, Oscars 2012 — February 20, 2012 at 3:00 am

KAI’S 2012 OSCAR PICKS

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IT’S OSCAR WEEK!!!

I don’t know about you but every year I place a tiny wager in an Oscar pool. Now, in honesty, I used to be really good at picking these but have been severely off my game since around 2009. Last year, I think I was only about fifty percent. I feel even worse about my picks this year because I still haven’t seen several of the leading candidates (The Artist, The Help, etc.). However, my love of gambling far superceeds my need to have an opinion on all the performances so, here’s who my money is on:

SIDENOTE: I’ve limited this to some of the major categories.

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: ALEXANDER PAYNE, NAT FAXON & JIM RASH

THE DESCENDANTS

*** I really feel like it should go to Moneyball because the book was such a bitch to break but I have a feeling this will be a consolation prize for The Descendants as I’m not sure it will fare well in the bigger categories.

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: WOODY ALLEN

MIDNIGHT IN PARIS

BEST ANIMATED FILM: GORE VERBINSKI

RANGO

*** My gut tells me that Kung Fu Panda 2 is going to win but I looooooved Rango so I’m sticking with it. I just think it’s a great thing that Pixar wasn’t nominated. We are now officially protected from Cars 3.

BEST FOREIGN FILM: ASGHAR FARHADI, Director

A SEPARATION

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER

BEGINNERS

*** The clear front-runner. Though, I’d love to see Nick Nolte take it for a great performance in the most underrated film of last year.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: OCTAVIA SPENCER

THE HELP

BEST ACTOR: JEAN DUJARDIN

THE ARTIST 

BEST ACTRESS: VIOLA DAVIS

THE HELP

*** I wouldn’t count out Glenn Close and I NEVER count out Meryl Streep but I just think it’s Viola Davis’ year.

BEST DIRECTOR: MICHEL HAZANAVICIUS

THE ARTIST

*** I’m actually really tempted to put my money on Scorcese but the BIG PRIZE usually gets the award for the director as well which means…

BEST PICTURE: THOMAS LANGMANN, producer

THE ARTIST

So, who are you betting will take home the gold this year?

10 Comments

  • I’m still putting my money on Streep, but since THE IRON LADY has been torn to pieces by the critics and everyone else, I’m hesitant.

    Is it too much to hope for that Rooney Mara could take it home? Yes, it is? Well, that’s annoying!

  • Oh, sure…pick all the easy ones. ;)

    I agree with, um, all of these. And I imagine most people do as well. Which means we’re all gonna get slaughtered and be wrong on half of ‘em.

  • Great predictions and I’ve got all the same ones except for Lead Actor. I just feel like there has to be one surprise somewhere, and Clooney seems the most likely to surprise. But you’re absolutely right that the smarter money is on Dujardin right now.

  • I agree with all of your picks Kai but I’m going to pick Michelle Williams for best actress. It’s a long shot I know, but I’m taking that risk

    • My money’s on Michelle too. Although. the Academy could do her like Kate Winslet and wait another 3-4 nominations before giving her one.

  • Last year I worked hard to watch nearly every nominee (aside from shorts, docs and foreign film) and my predictions were the absolute worst ever! This year I’ve missed a bunch so I should rule.

    I’m with you on most. If Plummer doesn’t get Supporting Actor, the world may erupt into WW3…or not. My surprise pick is Bard Pitt for Lead. I haven’t seen Moneyball, but I have faith in the Academy’s politics.

  • I personally would like to take note of this specific blog, “Man, I Love Films – KAI

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