Best Picture: The Artist (Thomas Langmann, Producer) Actor in a Leading Role: Jean Dujardin (The Artist) Actress in a Leading Role: Viola Davis (The Help) Actor in a Supporting Role: Christopher Plummer (Beginners) Actress in a Supporting Role: Berenice Bejo (The Artist) Animated Feature Film: Rango (Gore Verbinski) Cinematography: The Tree of Life (Emmanuel Lubezki) Art Direction: War Horse (Rick Carter, Lee Sandales) Costume Design: Hugo (Sandy Powell) Directing: Michael Hazanavicious (The Artist) Documentary Feature: Hell and Back Again (Dafung Dennis & Mike Lerner) Documentary Short: Saving Face (Daniel Junge & Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy) Film Editing: The Descendants (Kevin Tent) Foreign Language Film: A Separation (Iran) (Asghar Farhadi) Makeup: The Iron Lady (Mark Coulier & J. Roy Helland) Music (Original Score): The Artist (Ludovic Bource) Music (Original Song): "Man or Muppet" From The Muppets (Bret McKenzie) Short Film (Animated): La Luna (Enrico Casarosa) Short Film (Live): Raju (Max Zahle & Stefan Gieren) Sound Editing: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (Ren Klyce) Sound Mixing: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (David Parker, Michael Semanick, Ren Klyce & Bo Persson) Visual Effects: Rise of the Planet of the Apes (Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, R. Christopher White & Daniel Barrett) Writing (Adapted Screenplay): The Descendants (Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon & Jim Rash) Writing (Original Screenplay): Midnight in Paris (Woody Allen)
So tonight, in case you've been hiding under a rock, is the Academy Awards. Last month I sat down with Corey Atad and we discussed the nominees when they were just announced (hear here). However, here I am doing what I always do, hours before the awards are handed out, which is telling you what you already know by putting down my predictions for the evening. This year though I will actually put forward who I believe will win as opposed to my usual high horse nature of just putting what/who I want to know in hopes that the Academy read my blog and would realize that I'm right and they're wrong. So here we go: I won't bother to put all the nominees (you can find them here at the official website), I'm just going to name the category and the predicted winner.