Uploaded on Tuesday 14 February 2012


There are nine films vying for the big prize in 2012, but we think it’s between ‘The Artist’ 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 instead go for the homegrown ‘The Descendants’, a tale of life lessons and emotional journeys and parenting.

So, who will win? We predict ‘The Artist’.

But who should win? Again: ‘The Artist’.

George Clooney is the best bet for this category: a favorite of the Academy, he’s been nominated multiple times and won just once for Best Supporting Actor for ‘Syriana’. His performance in Alexander Payne’s moving drama has him play a family man, a tonal shift that could swing Oscar voters. Jean Dujardin’s (John Do-jar-dan) inclusion for ‘The Artist’ is no surprise but it’s good to see outsider Bichir get a look in for ‘A Better Life’.

Who will win? We say George Clooney for ‘The Descendants’.

But who should win? Gary Oldman for ‘Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy’.

Even the most casual movie-goer will know that Meryl Streep is a cast-iron favorite for Best Actress – after decades without an Oscar and a stunning performance, it’s surely Streep’s turn to win once more. Any other year Michelle Williams could have fancied her chances with her turn as Marilyn Monroe, as could Viola Davis for the Academy-friendly ‘The Help’.

So, who will win? We say Meryl Streep for ‘The Iron Lady’.

But, who should win? Again we say Meryl Streep for ‘The Iron Lady’.

Usually the Best Picture and Best Director awards go to the same film – but is Michel Hazanavicius, director of ‘The Artist’, too much of an outsider to win this prize? The director of another hymn to silent cinema – Martin Scorsese – could end up winning it for ‘Hugo’ (pictured). If so, it would be Scorsese’s second win after winning this award for ‘The Departed’ in 2007.

Who will win? We think Michel Hazanavicius for ‘The Artist’.

Who should win? Terrence Malick for ‘The Tree of Life’.


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