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Oscar Talk: Pre-Show Final Calls

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood February 24, 2012 at 12:23PM

Oscar predicting isn't for sissies, especially as Kris Tapley and I have reputations to protect. I can assure you of one thing: I went conservative this year. No wild out-of-the-box predictions (like last year), unless sticking with George Clooney over SAG-winner Jean Dujardin is a reckless move. Not really.
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Oscar predicting isn't for sissies, especially as Kris Tapley and I have reputations to protect. I can assure you of one thing. I went conservative this year. No wild out-of-the-box predictions (like last year), unless sticking with George Clooney over SAG-winner Jean Dujardin is a reckless move. Not really.

Yes, "The Artist" and "Hugo" should each win four, "The Help" and "The Descendants" two, "Midnight in Paris," "Beginners," and "The Tree of Life" one.  And The Weinsteins will clean up because on top of "The Artist" they may win doc for "Undefeated" and makeup for "Iron Lady," if not Meryl Streep.

Most scary are the following categories: documentary feature and shorts, best actor, costumes, sound editing and sound mixing. These are the picks that separate the men from the boys.

My final predicts are here. Listen to the podcast below or click here.

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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.