The Oscars are just hours away! And while we will find out very soon who will go home with the gold lady this year, here are Knowzzle’s list of predictions for the Big Five categories: Best Movie, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director and Best writer.
Given the recent record at the other award shows, so far there doesn’t seem to be much competition against the French movie, ‘The Artist’. The black-and-white film has won more pre-Oscar honors than any other movie during this year’s awards season.
While the Artist has been nominated for 10 categories in all, the only other movie that can take the best movie Oscar from right under this French endeavor’s nose is director Martin Scorsese’s 3D family film Hugo, which also leads the race with 11 nominations to its credit.
While the nominee for 2011’s Best Director award boasts a list of incredibly talented filmmakers such as Woody Allen and Michel Hazanavicius, we are fairly certain that the honor will go to the directing master, Martin Scorsese for Hugo. Through this 3D movie, Scorsese has brought to life the magic of film-making that lies in a swirling story line and a larger than life ‘world’ that keeps the spectators spell-bound.
Two of Hollywood’s heart throbs, George Clooney and Brad Pitt are up for the Best Actor award. However, it seems likely that neither of them would go home holding the trophy as The Artist’s Jean Dujardin or Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’s George Smiley seem more likely candidates for a win tonight.
Although the race between Meryl Streep for the Iron Lady and Viola Davis for The Help is likely to go neck to neck, but our best bet lies with the former as Streep, a 2-time Oscar winner has been overlooked for the last 12 times that she was nominated and her portrayal of Margrat Thatcher is likely to prove to be her lucky charm.
Michel Hazanavicius has picked up three Oscar bids for directing, writing and editing The Artist while Woody Allen has been nominated for this category a record 15 times! The competition remains toughest between Hazanavicius’ The Artist and Allen’s Midnight in Paris. However, we have a feeling that absence of spoken dialogues in The Artist might become an excuse for Woody Allen’s win.
Article publié pour la première fois le 26/02/2012