My Thoughts on the Oscar Winners

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As I’m not going to be able to watch the Oscars this year, I’ve decided to just comment on the winners for each category. Admittedly I saw almost none of the nominees.
bolded is what I predicted would win
*starred* is what I had seen
italics is what won
underlined is my comments 

Best Picture:

  • The Artist
  • The Descendants
  • Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
  • The Help
  • Hugo
  • *Midnight in Paris*
  • Moneyball
  • The Tree of Life
  • War Horse

I’m pleased this won, but partially because it means I won too. I haven’t seen this movie but it sweeped all the awards shows, so why not. score: 1/1

Actor in a Leading Role:

  • Demián Bichir “A Better Life”
  • George Clooney “The Descendants”
  • Jean Dujardin “The Artist”
  • Gary Oldman “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”
  • Brad Pitt “Moneyball”

 score: 2/2

Actor in a Supporting Role:

  • Kenneth Branagh “My Week with Marilyn”
  • Jonah Hill “Moneyball”
  • Nick Nolte “Warrior”
  • Christopher Plummer “Beginners”
  • Max von Sydow “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close”

I actually want to find his acceptance speech, because apparently it was incredibly beautiful. And he’s Canadian like me! score: 3/3

Actress in a Leading Role:

  • Glenn Close “Albert Nobbs”
  • Viola Davis “The Help”
  • Rooney Mara “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”
  • Meryl Streep “The Iron Lady”
  • Michelle Williams “My Week with Marilyn”

 score: 4/4

Actress in a Supporting Role:

  • Bérénice Bejo “The Artist”
  • Jessica Chastain “The Help”
  • Melissa McCarthy “Bridesmaids”
  • Janet McTeer “Albert Nobbs”
  • Octavia Spencer “The Help”

 score: 5/5

Animated Feature Film:

  • A Cat in Paris
  • Chico & Rita
  • Kung Fu Panda 2
  • Puss in Boots
  • *Rango*

 score: 6/6

Art Direction:

  • The Artist
  • *Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2*
  • Hugo
  • *Midnight in Paris*
  • War Horse

 score: 6/7

Cinematography:

  • The Artist
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Hugo
  • The Tree of Life
  • War Horse

 score: 6/8

Costume Design:

  • Anonymous
  • The Artist
  • Hugo
  • Jane Eyre
  • W.E

 score: 6/9

Directing:

  • The Artist
  • The Descendants
  • Hugo
  • *Midnight in Paris*
  • The Tree of Life

 score: 6/10

Documentary (Feature):

  • Hell and Back Again
  • If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front
  • Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory
  • Pina
  • Undefeated

 score: 6/11

Documentary (Short Subject):

  • The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement
  • God is the Bigger Elvis
  • Incident in New Baghdad
  • Saving Face
  • The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom

 score: 6/12

Film Editing:

  • The Artist
  • The Descendants
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Hugo
  • Moneyball

Finally another winner! I got all of the big categories minus director right though! score: 7/13

Foreign Language Film:

  • Bullhead
  • Footnote
  • In Darkness
  • Monsieur Lazhar
  • A Separation

 score: 8/14

Makeup:

  • Albert Nobbs
  • *Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2*
  • The Iron Lady

 score: 8/15

Music (Original Score):

  • The Adventures of Tintin
  • The Artist
  • Hugo
  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
  • War Horse

 score: 9/15

Music (Original Song):

  • Man or Muppet “The Muppets”
  • Real in Rio “Rio”

9/16

Short Film (Animated):

  • Dimanche/Sunday
  • The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
  • La Luna
  • A Morning Stroll
  • Wild Life

What a fantastic flying guess! score: 10/17

Short Film (Live Action):

  • Pentecost
  • Raju
  • The Shore
  • Time Freak
  • Tuba Atlantic

 score: 10/18

Sound Editing:

  • Drive
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Hugo
  • *Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon*
  • War Horse

 score: 10/19

 Sound Mixing:

  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Hugo
  • Moneyball
  • *Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon*
  • War Horse

 score: 10/20

Visual Effects:

  • *Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2*
  • Hugo
  • Real Steel
  • Rise of the Planet of the Apes
  • *Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon*

Now I’m finally below half right :( but how the fuck did Harry Potter not win anything? MAD score: 10/21

Writing (Adapted Screenplay):

  • The Descendants
  • Hugo
  • The Ides of March
  • Moneyball
  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

 score: 10/22

Writing (Original Screenplay):

  • The Artist
  • Bridesmaids
  • Margin Call
  • *Midnight in Paris*
  • A Separation

Final score: 10/23

So although my final score wasn’t the worst I’ve ever done it’s definitely not the best either. Although if it were weighted based on which categories one got right I’d definitely not be doing too badly. Anyway, how’d everyone else do?

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