Sunday, November 27, 2011

Pre-Precursor Oscar Predictons in Acting Categories

I was looking back at my Oscar acting predictions from this time last year, and feel like I did pretty well with a 65% accuracy rate (3 of 5 in lead actor, 4 of 5 in lead actress, 3 of 5 in supporting actor, and 3 of 5 in supporting actress).

So, with the first round of award precursors around the corner (Satellite Award Nominations and National Board of Review winners come first....) I bring you my pre-precursor Academy Award predictions in the acting categories.

Actor in a Lead Role:
George Clooney, The Descendants
Jean Dujardin, The Artist
Michael Fassbender, Shame
Woody Harrelson, Rampart
Brad Pitt, Moneyball
{spot 6: Leonardo DiCaprio, J.Edgar}

Actress in a Lead Role:
Glen Close, Albert Nobbs
Viola Davis, The Help
Elizabeth Olsen, Martha Marcy May Marlene
Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady
Michelle Williams, My Week with Marilyn
{spot 6: Charlize Theron, Young Adult}

Actor in a Supporting Role:
Albert Brooks, Drive
Nick Nolte, Warrior
Christopher Plummer, Beginners
Patton Oswalt, Young Adult
Max Von Sydow, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
{spot 6: Kenneth Branaugh, My Week With Marilyn}

Actress in a Supporting Role:
Bernice Bejo, The Artist
Sandra Bullock, Extremly Loud and Incredibly Close
Venessa Redgrave, Coriolanus
Octavia Spencer, The Help
Shailene Woodley, The Descendants
{Spot 6: Jessica Chastain, The Help}

Pictured above: Dujardin & Bejo in The Artist

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