Friday, February 24, 2012

Our Oscar Predictions and Favorites


If you listened to our podcast this week, you know that we talked a little about the upcoming Academy Awards that are being held this Sunday. We're all pretty unanimous on a lot of the categories, but for fun we also decided to play 'what if we held to sole vote for the category'. So, just in case you missed it, all of our thoughts and opinions on the topic are listed below. I know this means very little, but it seemed like something fun to do before the show.


After the break, see each of our choices for all of the main categories (we stuck to only those because, while we love the Oscars, we're not trying to overwhelm you with 20+ different awards by four different people. Just the fun ones for now!).

If you're interested in playing along, leave your predictions and choices at the bottom as well. Or, I've created a printable ballot for your own home use. Print a few out and share them with your friends. Let's see who comes out on top come Oscar night!

Also, just before we get started, there are a lot of explanations that go along with these picks, so if you want any details on why picks are the way they are, check out Ep. 3 of our CinemaCast (the second half specifically) where all is answered.


Best Picture
Alex - Prediction: The Artist; My Pick: Moneyball

Derek - Prediction: The Artist; My Pick: Midnight in Paris

Nathan - Prediction: The Artist; My Pick: Hugo

Andy - Prediction: The Artist; My Pick: Hugo


Best Director
Alex - Prediction: Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist); My Pick: Woody Allen (Midnight in Paris)


Derek - Prediction: Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist); My Pick: Terrence Malick (The Tree of Life)

Nathan - Prediction: Martin Scorsese (Hugo); My Pick: Martin Scorsese (Hugo)

Andy - Prediction: Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist); My Pick: Woody Allen (Midnight in Paris)


Actor in a Leading Role
Alex - Prediction: Jean Dujardin (The Artist); My Pick: Brad Pitt (Moneyball)


Derek - Prediction: Jean Dujardin (The Artist); My Pick: Jean Dujardin (The Artist)

Nathan - Prediction: George Clooney (The Descendants); My Pick: George Clooney (The Descendants)

Andy - Prediction: Jean Dujardin (The Artist); My Pick:Gary Oldman (Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy)


Actress in a Leading Role
Alex - Prediction: Viola Davis (The Help); My Pick: Viola Davis (The Help)

Derek - Prediction: Viola Davis (The Help); My Pick: Glenn Close (Albert Nobbs)

Nathan - Prediction: 
Viola Davis (The Help); My Pick:  Viola Davis (The Help) 

Andy - Prediction: 
Viola Davis (The Help); My Pick:  Viola Davis (The Help) 


Actor in a Supporting Role
Alex - Prediction: Christopher Plummer (Beginners); My Pick: 
Christopher Plummer (Beginners)

Derek - Prediction: 
Christopher Plummer (Beginners); My Pick: Jonah Hill (Moneyball)

Nathan - Prediction: 
Christopher Plummer (Beginners); My Pick: Nick Nolte (Warrior)

Andy - Prediction: 
Christopher Plummer (Beginners); My Pick: Christopher Plummer (Beginners)


Actress in a Supporting Role
Alex - Prediction: Octavia Spencer (The Help); My Pick: Jessica Chastain (The Help)

Derek - Prediction:
 Octavia Spencer (The Help); My Pick: Jessica Chastain (The Help) 

Nathan - Prediction: 
Octavia Spencer (The Help); My Pick: Jessica Chastain (The Help) 

Andy - Prediction: 
Octavia Spencer (The Help); My Pick: Jessica Chastain (The Help)


So after they're announced, we'll get a post up with ALL of the awards and winners. But enjoy these for now! And as we mentioned above, we'd love to hear your thoughts on the categories too!