Reblogged from Lana's Land
Forget Superbowl Sunday as movie lovers know the best Sunday in February belongs to 'The Oscars'! 'The 84th Annual Academy Awards' (the Oscars) will air live on ABC, February 26th at 7e/4p and that's this Sunday folks, so you better get ready!
As huge film junkies, Michelle (pishelle) and I are more than excited to watch those little golden statues enter the hands of Hollywood greatness, so we thought we'd share with you our 2012 Oscar predictions. I understand that the Oscars may appear dull to some but it doesn't have to be that way! Why not get into the spirit by having an Oscar party?! C'mon be an Artist, invite all of your Descendants over to Help you with the menu and Beginners cocktail and if that doesn't float your boat, you can always turn into both Michelle's twitter and mine for a laugh out loud Oscar live tweet session!
Here are our 2012 Oscar Predictions:
Michelle's Prediction: The Descendents - The only major competition is The Artist, who also took home the prize at the Globes. But I think the Academy will keep it in the homeland.
Michelle's Choice: The Help – Of course, I love my girls. Plus, it’s the only movie I actually saw aside from War Horse, which was good, not great and doesn’t stand a chance.
Lana's Prediction: The Artist - My logic for this prediction is somewhat skewed. It's really a tough call because The Artist won the 'Critics' Choice Award' for best picture as the 'Golden Globes' seperated The Artist and The Descendants into two different best picture categories which each won. As for the 'Screen Actor Guild Awards', The Help took it. The Artist, being largely silent, is definitely different and that might either make or break the decision.
Lana's Choice: The Artist or The Help - The Artist is a great film. At first I thought, ah that's not too hard, they don't even have to remember their lines. However, silent film may be an art form even more difficult than talking films because instead of relying on dialouge and how it's delivered, one must focus purely on how the cast delivers emotion via their body language and expressions. Therefore the actors and actresses must truly sell the story. Based on this, The Artist is very worthy of the prestigious award, however, in my heart of hearts I personally feel like The Help deserves this award.
Michelle's Prediction: George Clooney (The Descendents) – Explanation necessary, nah.
Michelle's Choice: Gary Oldman (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) – Okay as much as I’m so upset that RyGos and Fassy aren’t nominated, I’m also uberly excited for Gary Oldman to pick up his first nomination. Can you believe after all the amazing performances he’s given this is the first time he’s been recognized by the Academy? Ridiculous. He totally deserves it.
Lana's Prediction: George Clooney (The Descendents) - I agree with Michelle, It's without a doubt that George Clooney will snag the pretty golden man for The Descendants.
Lana's Choice: Juan Dujardin (The Artist) - Eh, I kind of don't really care that much being that I'm still bitter Ryan Gosling was snubbed for his AMAZING performance in The Ides of March. George has enough gold, let Juan have it, being silent is not as easy as it looks. I mean I ALWAYS lost the silent game after like 5 seconds of silence.
Michelle's Prediction: Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady) – See George above.
Michelle's Choice: Michelle Williams (My Week With Marilyn) – This is a tough one because I loved Viola Davis in The Help and I think she even has a better chance than Michelle. But, Jen Lindley forever!
Lana's Prediction: Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady) - Meryl may have lost the 'Critics' Choice Award' to Viola Davis for The Help but she ended up taking home the more prestigious 'Golden Globe', making it a tough race between the two. Winning the Globe definitely puts Streep at a greater advantage for taking home the Oscar.
Lana's Choice: Viola Davis (The Help) - I mean, we ALL know Meryl Streep is an amazing actress. Her transformation into the controversial, Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady is fantastic. Now Meryl's perfomance deserves credit even though the movie fell to capture audiences but in my heart, I truly want Viola Davis to win the Oscar for The Help. Sorry Meryl.
Best Supporting Actor:
Michelle's Prediction: Christopher Plummer (Beginners) – This is totally his year. He has accepted everything gracefully and I think should just take it on home. I would like to note that it’s awesome that Jonah Hill got nominated though, regardless of people saying he didn’t deserve it.
Michelle's Choice: Christopher Plummer (Beginners)
Lana's Prediction: Christopher Plummer (Beginners) - I agree with Michelle! Plummer's work in the Beginners has racked up all the awards for best actor in a supporting role. His performance is so alive and electric. Those other nominees really can't touch him.
Lana's Choice: Christopher Plummer (Beginners)
Best Supporting Actress:
Michelle's Prediction: Octavia Spencer (The Help) - I think she’s always the one I’m most excited about! I love that she is in the same category as her co-star Jessica Chastain and her good friend Melissa McCarthy, who are equally as talented. This is just Octavia’s year though and nobody better get in her way!
Michelle's Choice: Octavia Spencer (The Help)
Lana's Prediction: Octavia Spencer (The Help) - Octavia's role as Minny Jackson, the sassy and smart 1960's house maid in The Help has earned her the 'Critics' Choice Award', 'Golden Globe' and 'Screen Actors Guild Award' for best supporting actress, making her a favorite and top contender for the Oscar.
Lana's Choice: Melissa McCarthty (Bridesmaids) and Octavia Spencer (The Help) - Here the problem lies in the judging. Melissa is the only comedic performance wedged between all dramatic performances and that really isn't fair. Yes, Octavia was BRILLIANT but how can I say she was better (or not) than Melissa, it's two different genres! You really can't compare their performances and although Octavia does deserve it, I feel bad for Melissa. I know her nomination is a step in the right direction, but come on Oscars get with it and start a comedy category!
Michelle's Prediction: Martin Scorsese (Hugo) – Okay, this is based off of the award season thus far, but I’m hoping it isn’t so because if he wins, and Tate Taylor (The Help) and Steve McQueen (Shame) and all the other directors who made excellent movies this year weren’t even nominated. I’m going to be so upset.
Michelle's Choice: Michel Hazanvicius (The Artist) - When is the last time someone has made a silent film? And it’s been good? I really want to watch this movie, and if The Artist doesn’t win best picture, it deserves this at the very least.
Lana's Prediction: Martin Scorsese (Hugo) - Yeah, Scorsese's got it in the bag, you know it, I know it and hey, even the cast of Bridesmaids know it (tune in at one minute)!
Lana's Choice: Woody Allen (Midnight in Paris) - I have no valid justification other than the fact that I love this strange little man and his comedy is pure genius!
You can view the rest of the 'Oscar' nominations here!
Will you be tuning into the Oscars this Sunday night!? If so, what are your 2012 predictions!?!?! And don't forget to join in the live tweet!