2012 Oscar Predictions

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1.
Lincoln (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
As the War continues to rage, America's president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves. (150 mins.)
“ Best Actor (Daniel Day Lewis)
Best Picture
Best Director (Steven Spielberg)
Best Cinematography
Best Costume Design
Best Film Editing ” - milesonian
 
2.
Hyde Park on Hudson (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
The story of the love affair between FDR and his distant cousin Margaret "Daisy" Suckley, centered around the weekend in 1939 when the King and Queen of the United Kingdom visited upstate New York. (94 mins.)
Director: Roger Michell
“ Best Actor (Bill Murray)
Best Actress (Laura Linney) ” - milesonian
 
3.
Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A pair of young lovers flee their New England town, which causes a local search party to fan out to find them. (94 mins.)
Director: Wes Anderson
“ Best Original Screenplay
Best Picture
Best Director (Wes Anderson) ” - milesonian
 
4.
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Eight years after the Joker's reign of anarchy, the Dark Knight, with the help of the enigmatic Catwoman, is forced from his exile to save Gotham City, now on the edge of total annihilation, from the brutal guerrilla terrorist Bane. (164 mins.)
“ Best Cinematography
Best Sound Editing
Best Sound Mixing
Best Art Direction/Set Decoration
Best Film Editing
Best Adapted Screenplay
Best Picture
Best Visual Effects ” - milesonian
 
5.
Song to Song (2017)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Two intersecting love triangles. Obsession and betrayal set against the music scene in Austin, Texas. (129 mins.)
Director: Terrence Malick
“ Best Director (Terrance Malick)
Best Supporting Actress (Cate Blanchett)
Best Cinematography ” - milesonian
 
6.
Les Misérables (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
In 19th-century France, Jean Valjean, who for decades has been hunted by the ruthless policeman Javert after breaking parole, agrees to care for a factory worker's daughter. The decision changes their lives forever. (158 mins.)
Director: Tom Hooper
“ Best Picture
Best Supporting Actress (Anne Hathaway)
Best Original Score
Best Adapted Screenplay
Best Director (Tom Hooper)
Best Film Editing
Best Makeup
Best Costume Design
Best Cinematography
Best Art Direction/Set Decoration
Best Supporting Actress (Helena Bonham Carter) ” - milesonian
 
7.
The Master (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A Naval veteran arrives home from war unsettled and uncertain of his future - until he is tantalized by The Cause and its charismatic leader. (144 mins.)
“ Best Picture
Best Director (Paul Thomas Anderson)
Best Actor (Phillip Seymour Hoffman)
Best Supporting Actor (Joaquin Phoenix)
Best Supporting Actress (Amy Adams)
Best Original Screenplay
Best Film Editing
Best Costume Design ” - milesonian
 
8.
Lawless (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Set in Depression-era Franklin County, Virginia, a trio of bootlegging brothers are threatened by a new special deputy and other authorities angling for a cut of their profits. (116 mins.)
Director: John Hillcoat
“ Best Sound Editing
Best Sound Mixing
Best Film Editing
Best Supporting Actor (Guy Pearce) ” - milesonian
 
9.
Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A week in the life of a young singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. (104 mins.)
“ Best Directors (Joel & Ethan Coen)
Best Original Score
Best Original Screenplay ” - milesonian
 
10.
The Intouchables (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
After he becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident, an aristocrat hires a young man from the projects to be his caregiver. (112 mins.)
“ Best Foreign Language Film (Belgium)
Best Actor (François Cluzet) ” - milesonian
 
11.
Amour (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Georges and Anne are an octogenarian couple. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, also a musician, lives in Britain with her family. One day, Anne has a stroke, and the couple's bond of love is severely tested. (127 mins.)
Director: Michael Haneke
“ Best Foreign Language Film (Germany) ” - milesonian
 
12.
Brave (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Determined to make her own path in life, Princess Merida defies a custom that brings chaos to her kingdom. Granted one wish, Merida must rely on her bravery and her archery skills to undo a beastly curse. (93 mins.)
“ Best Animated Film
Best Original Score
Best Original Song ” - milesonian
 
13.
The Hunger Games (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Katniss Everdeen voluntarily takes her younger sister's place in the Hunger Games: a televised competition in which two teenagers from each of the twelve Districts of Panem are chosen at random to fight to the death. (142 mins.)
Director: Gary Ross
“ Best Sound Editing
Best Sound Mixing
Best Film Editing
Best Costume Design
Best Makeup
Best Original Song
Best Cinematography ” - milesonian
 
14.
Prometheus (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Following clues to the origin of mankind, a team finds a structure on a distant moon, but they soon realize they are not alone. (124 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
“ Best Sound Editing
Best Sound Mixing
Best Visual Effects ” - milesonian
 
15.
Mud (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Two young boys encounter a fugitive and form a pact to help him evade the vigilantes that are on his trail and to reunite him with his true love. (130 mins.)
Director: Jeff Nichols
“ Best Original Screenplay
Best Supporting Actress (Reese Witherspoon) ” - milesonian
 
16.
Magic Mike (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A male stripper teaches a younger performer how to party, pick up women, and make easy money. (110 mins.)
“ Best Supporting Actor (Matthew McConaughey)
Best Original Screenplay ” - milesonian
 
17.
Anna Karenina (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
In late-19th-century Russian high society, St. Petersburg aristocrat Anna Karenina enters into a life-changing affair with the dashing Count Alexei Vronsky. (129 mins.)
Director: Joe Wright
“ Best Actress (Keira Knightley)
Best Makeup
Best Costume Design ” - milesonian
 
18.
Django Unchained (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner. (165 mins.)
“ Best Picture
Best Sound Editing
Best Sound Mixing
Best Original Screenplay
Best Costume Design
Best Director (Quentin Tarantino) ” - milesonian
 
19.
This Is 40 (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Pete and Debbie are both about to turn 40, their kids hate each other, both of their businesses are failing, they're on the verge of losing their house, and their relationship is threatening to fall apart. (134 mins.)
Director: Judd Apatow
“ Best Original Screenplay ” - milesonian
 
20.
Cloud Atlas (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
An exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution. (172 mins.)
“ Best Picture
Best Actor (Tom Hanks)
Best Adapted Screenplay
Best Director's (Tom Tykwer & The Wachowski Siblings)
Best Visual Effects
Best Cinematography
Best Costume Design
Best Art Direction/Set Decoration
Best Original Score
Best Makeup
Best Actress (Halle Berry)
Best Sound Editing
Best Sound Mixing ” - milesonian
 
21.
People Like Us (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
While settling his recently deceased father's estate, a salesman discovers he has a sister whom he never knew about, leading both siblings to re-examine their perceptions about family and life choices. (114 mins.)
Director: Alex Kurtzman
“ Best Supporting Actress (Michelle Pfeiffer)
Best Film Editing ” - milesonian
 
22.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A reluctant hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, sets out to the Lonely Mountain with a spirited group of dwarves to reclaim their mountain home, and the gold within it from the dragon Smaug. (169 mins.)
Director: Peter Jackson
“ Best Picture
Best Director (Peter Jackson)
Best Cinematography
Best Costume Design
Best Makeup
Best Adapted Screenplay
Best Sound Editing
Best Sound Mixing
Best Original Score
Best Original Song
Best Art Direction/Set Decoration
Best Visual Effects ” - milesonian
 
23.
Flight (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
An airline pilot saves almost all his passengers on his malfunctioning airliner which eventually crashed, but an investigation into the accident reveals something troubling. (138 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
“ Best Picture
Best Director (Robert Zemickis)
Best Original Screenplay
Best Sound Mixing
Best Visual Effects
Best Suppporting Actor (Don Cheadle) ” - milesonian
 
24.
Farewell, My Queen (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A look at the relationship between Marie Antoinette and one of her readers during the first days of the French Revolution. (100 mins.)
Director: Benoît Jacquot
“ Best Costume Design
Best Art Direction/Set Decoration
Best Foreign Language Film (Belguim) ” - milesonian
 
25.
Dark Shadows (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
An imprisoned vampire, Barnabas Collins, is set free and returns to his ancestral home, where his dysfunctional descendants are in need of his protection. (113 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
“ Best Costume Design
Best Art Direction/Set Decoration
Best Makeup ” - milesonian
 
26.
To Rome with Love (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
The lives of some visitors and residents of Rome and the romances, adventures and predicaments they get into. (112 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
“ Best Original Screenplay ” - milesonian
 
27.
Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L.s Team 6 in May 2011. (157 mins.)
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
“ Best Picture
Best Director (Kathryne Bigelow)
Best Cinematography
Best Film Editing
Best Sound Editing
Best Sound Mixing ” - milesonian
 
28.
Trouble with the Curve (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A daughter tries to remedy her dysfunctional relationship with her ailing father, a decorated baseball scout by helping him in a recruiting trip which could be his last. (111 mins.)
Director: Robert Lorenz
“ Best Actor (Clint Eastwood)
Best Original Screenplay
Best Sound Editing ” - milesonian