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Writer: Naseem Randhawa

The big winners of last year's Academy Awards begs the question of who would be lucky enough to be nominated this year. Sure, last year offered great films like "The King's Speech", "Black Swan", "Inception", "The Fighter" and "127 Hours", but does this year's potential nominees have the chops to match the similar greatness? Let's have a look at the nomination predictions below (sans some technical categories) based on our picks, as we wait with baited breath when the list is finally made official this 24th of January 2012. Also, do keep a lookout for our 'Oscar Winners Prediction' feature that will head your way this 16 February 2012, one that's sure to be as prestigious as the 84th Academy Awards itself!

Best Picture

"The Descendants", "The Artist", "The Help", "Hugo" and "Midnight In Paris".


The Descendants

The Artist

The Help

Hugo

Midnight In Paris
Best Actor

George Clooney ("The Descendants"), Brad Pitt ("Moneyball"), Jean Dujardin ("The Artist"), Michael Fassbender ("Shame"), Leonardo DiCaprio ("J. Edgar")


George Clooney (The Descendants)

Brad Pitt (Moneyball)

Jean Dujardin (The Artist)

Michael Fassbender (Shame)

Leonardo DiCaprio (J. Edgar)
Best Actress

Michelle Williams ("My Week With Marilyn"), Meryl Streep ("The Iron Lady"), Tilda Swinton ("We Need To Talk About Kevin"), Viola Davis ("The Help") and Rooney Mara ("The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo")


Michelle Williams (My Week With Marilyn)

Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady)

Tilda Swinton (We Need To Talk About Kevin)

Viola Davis (The Help)

Rooney Mara (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo)
Best Director

Woody Allen ("Midnight In Paris"), Michel Hazanavicius ("The Artist"), George Clooney ("The Ides Of March"), Alexander Payne ("The Descendants"), Martin Scorsese ("Hugo")


Woody Allen (Midnight In Paris)

Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist)

George Clooney (The Ides Of March)

Alexander Payne (The Descendants)

Martin Scorsese (Hugo)
Best Animated Feature

"The Adventures Of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn", "Puss In Boots", "Arthur Christmas", "Kungfu Panda 2" and "Rango".


The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn

Puss In Boots

Arthur Christmas

Kung Fu Panda 2

Rango
Best Foreign Film

"A Separation" (Iran), "Where Do We Go Now?" (Lebanon), "Le Havre" (Finland), "In Darkness" (Poland), "Miss Bala" (Mexico)


A Separation (Iran)
Best Supporting Actor

Christopher Plummer ("Beginners"), Kenneth Branagh ("My Week With Marilyn"), Albert Brooks ("Drive"), Jonah Hill ("Moneyball"), Nick Nolte ("Warrior")


Christopher Plummer (Beginners)
Best Supporting Actress

Octavia Spencer ("The Help"), Berenice Bejo ("The Artist"), Jessica Chastain ("The Help"), Melissa McCarthy ("Bridesmaids") and Shailene Woodley ("The Descendants")


Octavia Spencer (The Help)
Best Original Screenplay

Woody Allen ("Midnight In Paris"), Michel Hazanavicius ("The Artist"), Kristen Wiig & Annie Mumulo ("Bridesmaids"), Will Reiser ("50/50") and Tom McCarthy & Joe Tibani ("Win Win")


Woody Allen (Midnight in Paris)
Best Cinematography

"The Artist", "The Tree Of Life", "Hugo", "War Horse", "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy", "Melancholia"


The Artist
Best Visual Effects

"Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows, Part 2", "Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes", "Transformers: Dark Of The Moon", "Super 8", "Hugo"


Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows, Part 2
Best Original Score

"The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo", "The Artist", "The Adventures Of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn", "Hugo", "War Horse"


The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Best Original Song

Man Or Muppet ("The Muppets"), The Living Proof ("The Help"), Coeur Volant ("Hugo"), Star Spangled Man ("Captain America"), Hello Hello ("Gnomeo & Juliet")


Man Or Muppet (The Muppets)
Cinema Online, 19 January 2012


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