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2012 Oscar Predictions

Photo of Peter Knegt By Peter Knegt | Indiewire February 26, 2012 at 12:36PM

indieWIRE will provide regular updates of our predictions for the 84th Academy Award nominations through late January, when the nominations are announced. Each Monday, the update will be supplemented by a weekly awards-related column, which will often work to provide context for the list provided below.
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2012 Oscar Predictions
Image courtesy of AMPAS.

Indiewire will provide regular updates of our predictions for the 84th Academy Awards, which will be announced live in Los Angeles on February 26, 2012. Also check out our poll of blogger and critics as to who will and should win, as well as a personal rant on why this year's award season was a major disappointment.

Martin Scorsese's "Hugo" and Michel Hazanavicius's "The Artist" led the nominations with 11 and 10 mentions, respectively. They were both nominated for best picture, alongside "The Descendants," "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close," "The Help," "Midnight in Paris," "Moneyball," "The Tree of Life" and "War Horse."

"The Artist" certainly seems like the film to beat at this point, and in general most categories seem pretty sewn up. Check out predictions in all categories below.  For clips of the films nominated in major categories, take a look at Press Play's picks for who should win.

BEST PICTURE

BEST DIRECTOR

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Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill in "Moneyball." Sony.

BEST ACTOR

BEST ACTRESS

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS 

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

Watch: Terrific New Trailer for Steven Spielberg's "War Horse"
Steven Spielberg's "War Horse." Touchstone.

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

BEST FILM EDITING

BEST ART DIRECTION

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

BEST SOUND MIXING

BEST SOUND EDITING

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

BEST MAKEUP

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT

BEST ANIMATED SHORT

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT

Peter Knegt is Indiewire's Senior Editor and awards columnist. Follow him on Twitter and on his blog.

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