My Guess on the 2012 Academy Awards Nominations Halfway Through The Year

Seeing as half of the year has gone and some of my thoughts for films that will be nominated for Oscars have changed, I thought that I will do another one of my predictions for the Oscars reflecting my opinions halfway through the year. I will be doing a final one of these at the end of the year to reflect on the year as a whole and my guesses will be based now on critical opinion and films that will be playing at the Toronto and Venice film festivals that I know will be released in the US this year so here we go first off with:

Best Picture:

  • A Dangerous Method
  • Albert Nobbs
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
  • Hugo
  • J Edgar
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • The Ides of March
  • The Iron Lady
  • Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
  • War Horse
Best Director:
  • Steven Spielberg – War Horse
  • David Fincher – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Clint Eastwood – J Edgar
  • Tomas Alfredson – Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
  • George Clooney – The Ides of March
Best Actor:
  • Gary Oldman – Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
  • Ryan Gosling – The Ides of March
  • Leonardo DiCaprio – J Edgar
  • Michael Fassbender – A Dangerous Method
  • Daniel Craig – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Best Actress:
  • Meryl Streep – The Iron Lady
  • Glenn Close – Albert Nobbs
  • Rooney Mara – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Chloe Grace Moretz – Hick
  • Mia Wasikowska – Jane Eyre
Best Supporting Actor:
  • Christopher Plummer – Beginners
  • George Clooney – The Ides of March
  • Alan Rickman – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
  • Sir Ben Kingsley – Hugo
  • Benedict Cumberbatch – Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
Best Supporting Actress:
  • Mia Wasikowska – Albert Nobbs
  • Jessica Chastain – The Tree of Life
  • Helen Mirren – The Debt
  • Elle Fanning – Super 8
  • Chloe Grace Moretz – Hugo
Best Original Screenplay:
  • The Iron Lady
  • J Edgar
  • Beginners
  • Super 8
  • The Tree of Life
Best Adapted Screenplay:
  • The Ides of March
  • War Horse
  • Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows; Part 2
Best Animated Film:

  • The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn
  • Winnie the Pooh
  • Rango
Best Sound Editing:
  • Super 8
  • Captain America: The First Avenger
  • War Horse
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
  • Hugo
Best Sound Mixing:
  • Super 8
  • Captain America: The First Avenger
  • Thor
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
  • Hugo
Best Cinematography:
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
  • Super 8
  • War Horse
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Hugo
Best Visual Effects:
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
  • Super 8
  • Captain America: The First Avenger
  • Thor
  • Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Best Makeup:
  • Captain America: The First Avenger
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
  • War Horse
Best Costume Design:
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
  • Jane Eyre
  • Albert Nobbs
  • Captain America: The First Avenger
  • War Horse
Best Art Direction:
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
  • Hugo
  • War Horse
  • Thor
  • Super 8
It’s now still too early to say which films could be nominated for Best Documentary, Foreign Film or Score so I’ll only be doing them at the end of the year. Now that Brett Ratner and Chris Tucker are involved I now think that my top choices for Oscar hosts, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, will never be the hosts, unless Edgar Wright is involved with the production of the ceremony in a few years. Keep reading and at the end of the year I will be making my full predictions for the films that will be nominated for Oscars. In the meantime, keep a lookout for my review of Captain America: The First Avenger in a few days.
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