The nominations aren't revealed until Janurary 24th, so until then we have to speculate as to who and what will be nominated under which category. As more awards ceremonies go, we get a better idea of who is winning what, and that generally leads the way to the Oscars.
This will be the 84th Academy Awards to be hosted in LA, and the guest list is always a who's who of the A List celebrity directory (if there was such a thing).
Now that the Golden Globes have been there is a much better chance of guessing what will be nominated and possibly what will win at the Oscars.
Predicitons so far have seen The Artist, The Descendants, The Help, War Horse, Hugo, Moneyball and Midnight in Paris as top contenders.
Following on from the Golden Globes it seems like The Artist and The Descendants will be going head to head for the Best Picture accolade, and directors Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg and Woody Allen will be joining them for Best Director.
Michelle Williams won the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical for My Week With Marilyn, and it seems her main competition will be from another biopic actress Meryl Streep, who won Best Actress (Drama) for her role in The Iron Lady. The powerhouse portrayals of Margaret Thatcher and Marilyn Monroe will likely compete against The Help's Viola Davis and Girl with a Dragon Tattoo's Rooney Mara for the one Best Actress award that exists at the Oscars.
While Jean Dujardin won Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical for his role in the Artist, George Clooney picked up the Golden Globe for Best Actor (Drama) in The Dscendants. The Oscars sees just one Best Actor category so the two winners will likely be joined by Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and Michael Fassbender for their roles in Moneyball, J. Edgar and Shame.
Best supporting Actor and Actress categories are likely to see similar nominations as the Golden Globes, with the likes of The Help's Octavia Spencer and Jessica Chastain, The Artist's Bérénice Bejo, and possibly Bridesmaids' Melissa McCarthy and Shailene Woodley from The Descendants all for Best Supporting Actress. Best Supporting Actor will possibly see nominations for Christopher Plummer in Beginners, Nick Nolte in Warrior, Viggo Mortensen in A Dangerous Method, Jonah Hill in Moneyball, Kenneth Branagh in My Week With Marilyn and Albert Brooks in Drive.
Best Original Screenplay nominations could go to Golden Globe winner Woody Allen for Midnight in Paris, but other popular choices could be Michael Hazanavicius for The Artist, Will Reiser for 50/50 and Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo for Bridesmaids. Best Adapted Screenplay nominations will likely feature The Descendants, Moneyball, Hugo, The Help and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.
The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn won the Golden Globe for Best Animated Movie, so that is a likely contender for the Oscar for Best Animation. It will probably be up against Rango, Puss in Boots Gnomeo and Juliet and also Arthur Christmas.
The nominations will be revealed on just over a week, and the winners will be abnnounced on February 26th at the Academy Awards.
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