84th Academy Award Winner Predictions

Only one more sleep til the goldenest of days rears its shiny gold head. Predicting nominees in winners should be considered a fine art, as there are a range of factors that need to be considered. Ultimately, surprises still do occur and snubs will leave bitter hearts for years to come.

So, without further adieu, here are Film Blerg’s predictions on who should and will win at this year’s Academy Awards. Contributors selected who should win and who will win, with readers taking a vote on who will win. Thanks to all who voted.

Best Picture

Should Win: The Artist

Will Win: The Artist

Readers: The Artist


Best Director

Should Win: Terrence Malick, The Tree of Life

Will Win: Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist

Readers: Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist


Best Adapted Screenplay

Should Win: Hugo

Will Win: The Descendants

Readers: The Descendants


Best Original Screenplay

Should Win: Midnight in Paris

Will Win: Midnight in Paris

Readers: Midnight in Paris


Best Actor

Should Win: Jean Dujardin

Will Win: triple tie Gary Oldman, Jean Dujardin, George Clooney

Readers: Jean Dujardin


Best Actress

Should Win: Viola Davis

Will Win: Meryl Streep

Readers: Viola Davis


Best Supporting Actor

Should Win: Christopher Plummer

Will Win: Christopher Plummer

Readers: Christopher Plummer


Best Supporting Actress

Should Win: Berenice Bejo

Will Win: Octavia Spencer

Readers: Octavia Spencer


Best Foreign Film

Should Win: A Separation

Will Win: A Separation

Readers: A Separation


Best Animated Film

Should Win: Rango

Will Win: Rango

Readers: Rango


Best Documentary

Should Win: Pina

Will Win: Undefeated

Readers: Pina


Best Original Song

Should Win: Man or Muppet

Will Win: Man or Muppet

Readers: Man or Muppet


Best Original Score

Should Win: The Artist

Will Win: The Artist

Readers: The Artist


Note: Film Blerg analysts did not take votes in the following categories

Best Art Direction: Hugo

Best Cinematography: Hugo

Best Costume Design: The Artist

Best Documentary Short: The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement

Best Editing: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Best Live Action Short: Time Freak

Best Animated Short: La Luna

Best Makeup: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

Best Sound Editing: Drive

Best Sound Mixing: Hugo

Best Visual Effects: Rise of the Planet of the Apes

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