Oscar predictions for 2012
Academy Awards: our predictions of who will win (and lose) on the night
We now have the full list of nominations for this year’s Academy Awards, which take place in Los Angeles on February 26 2012. As expected, Bafta juggernaut 'The Artist' and ‘The Descendants’ lead the pack at this stage – but can they keep up the momentum all the way to Oscars night?
Every year, Time Out’s film team put its collective neck on the line to predict who will win awards in the ten main categories. We’ve also politely pointed out a few places where we think the Academy has overlooked films worthy of contention. And this is only the start of our Oscars 2012 coverage: keep coming back for more gossip, news, predictions and coverage of Oscar night itself.
There are nine films vying for the big prize in 2012, and it’s surely between ‘The Artist’ (pictured), which swept the Baftas, and ‘The Descendants’ to take home the gold. Will the Oscars go for a celebration of old Hollywood in the form of ‘The Artist’? Or will they worry that it is actually – oh my God – French and silent and instead go for the homegrown ‘The Descendants’, a tale of life lessons and emotional journeys and parenting.
Who will win? ‘The Artist’.
Who should win? ‘The Artist’.
Who’s missing? It’s a shame to see no love in this category for ‘Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy’.