The Artist

The Artist

It doesn't seem five minutes since we were predicting that 2011 could be Colin Firth's year and here we are again looking over the contenders and predicting who will win this year.

Sadly I fear that there are very few surprises to come on Sunday night as The Descendants, The Artist and Meryl Streep have dominated the awards season over the last few weeks.

Despite that FemaleFirst is ready to put it's money where it's mouth it and predict who will win what at the 2012 Oscars.

Best Picture has always been a two horse race between The Artist & the Descendants and I feel that the novelty of The Artist will win the day.

Despite a win for Jean Dujardin at the Baftas I am still hoping that George Clooney will be the man walking away with the Best Actor Oscar - it really is about time.

Before Christmas you couldn't get a hotter favourite for glory than Meryl Streep and while some believe that Viola Davis could well spoil the party I believe Streep will still win Best Actress.

The supporting categories also seem pretty straight forward and I predict a win for Octavia Spencer for The Help & Christopher Plummer for Beginners.

It should be a good night all round for The Artist and expect two acceptance speeches from Michel Hazanavicius as I expect him to win Best Director & Best Original Screenplay.

Best adapted Screenplay should go to The Descendants, as much as I would like to see Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy win.

And Rango has been a huge hit with just about every awards ceremony so far so it is my tip to walk away with Best Animation.

Oscars 2012 Predictions In Full:

- Best Picture: The Artist

- Best Actor: George Clooney

- Best Actress: Meryl Streep

- Best Director: Michel Hazanavicius

- Best Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer

- Best Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer

- Best Animation: Rango

- Best Foreign Language Film: A Separation

- Best Documentary: Hell and Back Again

- Best Adapted Screenplay: The Descendants

- Best Original Screenplay: The Artist

- Cinematography: The Tree of Life

- Visual Effects: Rise of the Planet of the Apes

- Sound Mixing: Hugo

- Sound Editing: Hugo
- Music (Original Song): Real In Rio from Rio

- Best Score: The Artist

- Makeup: Albert Nobbs

- Film Editing: The Artist

- Art Direction: Midnight In Paris

- Costume Design: The Artist

The winners will be announced Sunday 26th February

FemaleFirst Helen Earnshaw

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