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Old 02-27-2012, 03:13 AM   #26
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And the winners are:

Best Motion Picture of the Year
Winner: The Artist (2011) - Thomas Langmann

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Winner: Meryl Streep for The Iron Lady (2011)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Winner: Jean Dujardin for The Artist (2011)

Best Achievement in Directing
Winner: Michel Hazanavicius for The Artist (2011)

Best Short Film, Animated
Winner: The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore (2011) - William Joyce, Brandon Oldenburg

Best Documentary, Short Subjects
Winner: Saving Face (2012) - Daniel Junge, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

Best Short Film, Live Action
Winner: The Shore (2011) - Terry George, Oorlagh George

Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen
Winner: Midnight in Paris (2011) - Woody Allen

Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published
Winner: The Descendants (2011) - Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash

Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song
Winner: The Muppets (2011) - Bret McKenzie("Man or Muppet")

Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score
Winner: The Artist (2011) - Ludovic Bource

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Winner: Christopher Plummer for Beginners (2010)

Best Achievement in Visual Effects
Winner: Hugo (2011/II) - Robert Legato, Joss Williams, Ben Grossmann, Alex Henning

Best Animated Feature Film of the Year
Winner: Rango (2011) - Gore Verbinski

Best Documentary, Features
Winner: Undefeated (2011) - Daniel Lindsay, T.J. Martin, Rich Middlemas

Best Achievement in Sound Mixing
Winner: Hugo (2011/II) - Tom Fleischman, John Midgley

Best Achievement in Sound Editing
Winner: Hugo (2011/II) - Philip Stockton, Eugene Gearty

Best Achievement in Editing
Winner: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) - Angus Wall, Kirk Baxter

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Winner: Octavia Spencer for The Help (2011)

Best Foreign Language Film of the Year
Winner: Jodaeiye Nader az Simin (2011) - Asghar Farhadi(Iran)

Best Achievement in Makeup
Winner: The Iron Lady (2011) - Mark Coulier, J. Roy Helland

Best Achievement in Costume Design
Winner: The Artist (2011) - Mark Bridges

Best Achievement in Art Direction
Winner: Hugo (2011/II) - Dante Ferretti, Francesca Lo Schiavo

Best Achievement in Cinematography
Winner: Hugo (2011/II) - Robert Richardson








I backed the wrong horse in the major categories, both over- AND underestimating the Academy. On the one hand, kudos for having the guts to give the major awards to a silent movie, but then again, it's a movie about Hollywood so it's understandable that the Academy would give (in their minds) themselves the Oscar for Best Movie (especially since The Artist hides the fact that it's basically a French movie so well).

I got 13 out of 24 correct. Not one of my best predictions. Had a few worse ones before, though, so I'm not too disappointed.


Still have to watch the broadcast, though. It was on between 2 and 6 a.m. here, and I had to work in the morning, so I didn't pull an all-nighter. Instead I'll just watch it later tonight. I don't mind knowing who wins in advance - I'm just curious to see how Billy Crystal does (the best two Oscar broadcasts I've seen were the last two Crystal hosted, so I'm pretty excited)...
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