Monday, November 14, 2011

Updated Oscar Picks

This year has been a bitch to figure this out. Aside from the new 5-10 Best Picture nominees rule, several notable films have yet to come and even before that the field is already crowded. So instead of sticking to a finite number of slots and an alternate as I did last year, I'll mention all the films I think can possibly be nominated.

BEST PICTURE (5-10 slots, 13 picks)
-The Artist
-The Descendants
-Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
-The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
-The Help
-The Ides of March
-J. Edgar
-Midnight in Paris
-Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
-The Tree of Life
-War Horse
-Young Adult

DIRECTOR (5 slots, 10 picks)
-Woody Allen (Midnight in Paris)
-George Clooney (The Ides of March)
-Stephen Daldry (Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close)
-Clint Eastwood (J. Edgar)
-David Fincher (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo)
-Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist)
-Terrence Malick (The Tree of Life)
-Alexander Payne (The Descendants)
-Jason Reitman (Young Adult)
-Steven Spielberg (War Horse)

ACTOR (5 slots, 9 picks)
-Demian Bechir (A Better Life)
-George Clooney (The Descendants)
-Matt Damon (We Bought a Zoo)
-Leonardo DiCaprio (J. Edgar)
-Jean Dujardin (The Artist)
-Michael Fassbender (Shame)
-Gary Oldman (Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy)
-Brad Pitt (Moneyball)
-Michael Shannon (Take Shelter)

ACTRESS (5 slots, 9 picks)
-Glenn Close (Albert Nobbs)
-Viola Davis (The Help)
-Kirsten Dunst (Melancholia)
-Rooney Mara (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo)
-Elizabeth Olsen (Martha Marcy May Marlene)
-Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady)
-Tilda Swinton (We Need to Talk About Kevin)
-Charlize Theron (Young Adult)
-Michelle Williams (My Week with Marilyn)

SUPPORTING ACTOR (5 slots, 7 picks)
-Kenneth Branagh (My Week with Marilyn)
-Jim Broadbent (The Iron Lady)
-Armie Hammer (J. Edgar)
-Nick Nolte (Warrior)
-Patton Oswalt (Young Adult)
-Christopher Plummer (Beginners)
-Max Von Sydow (Extremly Loud and Incredibly Close)

SUPPORTING ACTRESS (5 slots, 7 picks)
-Berenice Bejo (The Artist)
-Sandra Bullock (Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close)
-Janet McTeer (Albert Nobbs)
-Carey Mulligan (Shame)
-Vanessa Redgrave (Coriolanus)
-Octavia Spencer (The Help)
-Shailene Woodley (The Descendants)

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