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Oscar Nominations Predictions

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood January 23, 2012 at 8:31PM

BEST PICTURE (alphabetical) "The Artist" "The Descendants" "The Help" "Hugo" "Midnight in Paris" "Moneyball" "The Tree of Life" "War Horse"
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Jean Dujardin in "The Artist"
Jean Dujardin in "The Artist"

BEST PICTURE
(alphabetical)
"The Artist"
"The Descendants"
"The Help"
"Hugo"
"Midnight in Paris"
"Moneyball"
"The Tree of Life"
"War Horse"

BEST ACTOR

George Clooney "The Descendants"
Leonardo DiCaprio "J. Edgar"
Jean Dujardin "The Artist"
Michael Fassbender "Shame"
Brad Pitt "Moneyball"

BEST ACTRESS

Glenn Close "Albert Nobbs"
Viola Davis "The Help"
Meryl Streep "The Iron Lady"
Tilda Swinton "We Need to Talk About Kevin"
Michelle Williams "My Week with Marilyn"

SUPPORTING ACTOR

Albert Brooks "Drive"
Kenneth Branagh "My Week with Marilyn"
Jonah Hill "Moneyball"
Nick Nolte "Warrior"
Christopher Plummer "Beginners"

SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Berenice Bejo "The Artist"
Jessica Chastain "The Help"
Janet McTeer "Albert Nobbs"
Octavia Spencer "The Help"
Shailene Woodley "The Descendants"

BEST DIRECTOR

Woody Allen "Midnight in Paris"
Michel Hazanavicius "The Artist"
Terrence Malick "The Tree of Life"
Alexander Payne "The Descendants"
Martin Scorsese "Hugo"


ADAPTED SCREENPLAY:

Christopher Hampton "A Dangerous Method"
John Logan "Hugo"
Bridget O’Connor & Peter Straughan, "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy"
Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash "The Descendants"
Aaron Sorkin and Steve Zaillian "Moneyball"

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY:

Woody Allen "Midnight in Paris"
Michel Hazanavicius "The Artist"
John Logan "Rango"
Tom McCarthy "Win Win"
Mike Mills "Beginners"

ANIMATION:

“The Adventures of Tintin”
“Cars 2″
"Kung Fu Panda 2"
"Puss In Boots"
"Rango”
 
ART DIRECTION

"The Artist"
"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part Two"
"Hugo"
"Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy"

CINEMATOGRAPHY:

"The Artist"
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part Two"
"Hugo"
"The Tree of Life"
"War Horse"

COSTUMES:

"Anonymous"
"The Artist"
"Jane Eyre"
"Hugo"
"My Week with Marilyn"

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE:

"Bill Cunningham New York"
"Buck"
"Pina"
"Project Nim"

"Semper Fi: Always Faithful"

EDITING:

"The Adventures of Tintin"
"The Artist"
"The Descendants"
"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"
"Hugo"

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

"Footnote: (Israel)
"In Darkness"(Poland)
"Monsieur Lazhar" (Canada)
"Pina" (Germany)
"A Separation" (Iran)

MAKEUP:

"Albert Nobbs"
"Anonymous"
"The Iron Lady"

ORIGINAL SCORE:

"The Artist"
"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"
"Hugo"
"The Ides of March"
"War Horse"

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

"Albert Nobbs"
"Captain America: The First Avenger"
"Cars 2"
"The Help"
"The Muppets" ("Life's a Happy Song")

BEST SOUND EDITING:

"The Adventures of Tintin"
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part Two"
"Rango"
"Super 8"
"Transformers: Dark of the Moon"

BEST SOUND MIXING:

"The Adventures of Tintin"
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part Two"
"Rango"
"Super 8"
"Transformers: Dark of the Moon"

VISUAL EFFECTS:

"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part Two"
"Hugo"
"Rise of the Planet of the Apes"
"The Tree of Life"
"Transformers: Dark of the Moon"

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.