National Board of Review Preview (and No Guts, No Glory)

Tomorrow, the National Board of Review announces its top ten.  Although the New York Film Critics stole their thunder, and many of my colleagues write them off as being irrelevant, it’s hard not to notice their track record.  They’ve been awarding films headed for Best Picture for many a decade.  It’s extremely rare to win the NBR and not at least be nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars. The same can’t be said for either the NYFCC or LAFCA.  Like them or not, they are one of the most powerful predictors of the Oscars.

Last year, when the Social Network swept the awards, it became the first time one film won as many NBR awards but didn’t go on to win the Best Picture Oscar.  Let’s not rehash it.

They seem to love Clint Eastwood and Steven Spielberg.  This is why I think War Horse will win the National Board of Review tomorrow and Steven Spielberg Best Director, launching it into the race, if it wasn’t in the race already.  The only other film I think might win would be The Artist.  The Descendants has a chance too. Anything else winning would be a surprise.

My No Guts, No Glory pick for Best Picture at the NBR is Moneyball, which has virtually no shot.

For BEST ACTOR I think it will be either Brad Pitt for Moneyball or George Clooney for The Descendants.  BEST ACTRESS I think is either going to be Meryl Streep for The Iron Lady or Michelle Williams for My Week with Marilyn.  SUPPORTING ACTRESS I think will be Jessica Chastain again, and Supporting Actor I will guess Albert Brooks again.

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My top ten predictions and the films that have been nominated for the National Board of Review after the cut.

The top ten I think will get  named:

Moneyball
The Artist or War Horse (depending on which one wins)
Harry Potter
The Descendants
Midnight in Paris
The Help
Bridesmaids
Hugo
J Edgar
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

I had to dump Shame and We Need to Talk About Kevin for Midnight in Paris (which I forgot) and The Artist/War Horse. I also had to dump Ides of March for Hugo!  Argh.

And the NBR winners over the decades:

2010 The Social Network
2009 UP IN THE AIR
2008 SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE
2007 NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN
2006 Letters from Iwo Jima
2005 Good Night, And Good Luck
2004 Finding Neverland
2003 Mystic River, Clint Eastwood, presented by Laura Linney
2002 The Hours, presented to Scott Rudin by Julianne Moore
2001 Moulin Rouge, presented to Baz Luhrmann, by Stanley Donen
2000 Quills, presented to Peter Kaufman, Julia Chassman and Philip Kaufman by Geoffrey Rush
1999 American Beauty, presented to Bruce Cohen and Dan Jinx by David Denby
1998 Gods and Monsters, presented to Bill Condon by Clive Barker
1997 L.A. Confidential, presented to Curtis Hanson by David Denby
1996 Shine, presented to Scott Hicks and Jane Scott by Isaac Stern
1995 Sense & Sensibility, presented to Lindsay Doran by Alan Pakula
1994 Pulp Fiction, presented to Laurence Bender by Jennifer Beals Forrest Gump, presented to Wendy Finerman by Inez Glucksman
1993 Schindler´s List
1992 Howards End
1991 The Silence of the Lambs
1990 Dances With Wolves
1989 Driving Miss Daisy
1987 Empire of the Sun
1986 A Room with a View
1985 The Color Purple
1984 A Passage to India
1983 Betrayal
1982 Gandhi
1981 Chariots of Fire
1980 Ordinary People
1979 Manhattan
1978 Days of Heaven
1977 The Turning Point
1976 All the President´s Men
1975 Nashville
1974 The Conversation
1973 The Sting
1972 Cabaret
1971 Macbeth
1970 Patton
1969 They Shoot Horses, Don´t They?
1968 The Shoes of the Fisherman
1967 Far From the Madding Crowd
1966 A Man for All Seasons
1965 The Eleanor Roosevelt Story
1964 Becket
1963 Tom Jones
1962 The Longest Day
1961 Question 7
1960 Sons and Lovers
1959 The Nun´s Story
1958 The Old Man and the Sea
1957 The Bridge on the River Kwai
1956 Around the World in 80 Days
1955 Marty
1954 On the Waterfront
1953 Julius Caesar
1952 The Quiet Man
1951 A Place in the Sun
1950 Sunset Boulevard
1949 The Bicycle Thief
1948 Paisan
1947 Monsieur Verdoux
1946 Henry V
1945 The True Glory
1944 None But the Lonely Heart
1943 The Ox-Bow Incident
1942 In Which We Serve
1941 Citizen Kane
1940 The Grapes of Wrath
1939 Confessions of a Nazi Spy
1938 The Citadel
1937 Night Must Fall
1936 Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
1935 The Informer
1934 It Happened One Night

134 Comments on this Post

  1. Hi Sasha. How are you? Have you seen Young Adult? I’ve noticed on Twitter and on your site you have yet to mention Charlize Theron and/or the film in relation to awards contention. Theron up for that 5th slot, that’s what I’m hearing. Upon seeing the film, I’m convinced. She’s the only candidate out of the 4 presumed nominees that is not only a strong performance but in a STRONG film. Davis, Williams’, Streep, and esp. Close are lacking that. Any insight?

  2. Hi Sasha. How are you? Have you seen Young Adult? I’ve noticed on Twitter and on your site you have yet to mention Charlize Theron and/or the film in relation to awards contention. Theron up for that 5th slot, that’s what I’m hearing. Upon seeing the film, I’m convinced. She’s the only candidate out of the 4 presumed nominees that is not only a strong performance but in a STRONG film. Davis, Williams’, Streep, and esp. Close are lacking that. Any insight?

  3. Winner: The Descendants

    Top 10:
    The Artist
    The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part II
    Hugo
    Moneyball
    Midnight In Paris
    The Tree Of Life
    Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
    The Tree of Life

  4. Winner: The Descendants

    Top 10:
    The Artist
    The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part II
    Hugo
    Moneyball
    Midnight In Paris
    The Tree Of Life
    Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
    The Tree of Life

  5. Robert A.

    Sasha, did you intentionally leave The Artist off the NBR Top 10 or was that an oversight?

  6. Robert A.

    Sasha, did you intentionally leave The Artist off the NBR Top 10 or was that an oversight?

  7. BP – J. Edgar
    Director – Steve McQueen
    Actor – Woody Harrelson
    Actress – Glenn Close
    S. Actor – Max Von Sydow
    S. Actress – Melissa McCarthy

  8. BP – J. Edgar
    Director – Steve McQueen
    Actor – Woody Harrelson
    Actress – Glenn Close
    S. Actor – Max Von Sydow
    S. Actress – Melissa McCarthy

  9. Oh it was an oversight. I think The Artist or War Horse will win. The other will be on the list. I will specify.

  10. Oh it was an oversight. I think The Artist or War Horse will win. The other will be on the list. I will specify.

  11. The Artist
    The Descendants
    The Tree of Life *****
    Moneyball
    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II
    Midnight in Paris
    Hugo
    A Separation
    Shame

  12. The Artist
    The Descendants
    The Tree of Life *****
    Moneyball
    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II
    Midnight in Paris
    Hugo
    A Separation
    Shame

  13. God. I forgot they love Eastwood and I forgot to include War Horse. Take ‘A Separation’ and ‘Shame’ out. I think they’ll like The Tree of Life, but who knows.

  14. God. I forgot they love Eastwood and I forgot to include War Horse. Take ‘A Separation’ and ‘Shame’ out. I think they’ll like The Tree of Life, but who knows.

  15. My picks:

    Winner: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

    The Rest of the Top 10:

    The Descendants
    The Artist
    War Horse
    Tintin
    Bridesmaids
    The Help
    Moneyball
    The Tree of Life
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. 2

  16. My picks:

    Winner: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

    The Rest of the Top 10:

    The Descendants
    The Artist
    War Horse
    Tintin
    Bridesmaids
    The Help
    Moneyball
    The Tree of Life
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. 2

  17. Picture: The Artist
    Director: Terrance Malick
    Actress: Meryl Streep
    Actor: Brad Pitt
    S. Actress: Jessica Chastain
    S. Actor: Christopher Plummer

    Wild card: The Help will NOT be among the Top 10

  18. Picture: The Artist
    Director: Terrance Malick
    Actress: Meryl Streep
    Actor: Brad Pitt
    S. Actress: Jessica Chastain
    S. Actor: Christopher Plummer

    Wild card: The Help will NOT be among the Top 10

  19. Best Film: Moneyball

    Top 10:
    The Artist
    The Descendants
    The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
    Hugo
    Margin Call
    Midnight in Paris
    Shame
    Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
    War Horse
    We Need to Talk About Kevin

    That would be dreamy. But then I wake up and realize two of those Top 10 will probably be replaced by J Edgar and The Help

  20. Best Film: Moneyball

    Top 10:
    The Artist
    The Descendants
    The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
    Hugo
    Margin Call
    Midnight in Paris
    Shame
    Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
    War Horse
    We Need to Talk About Kevin

    That would be dreamy. But then I wake up and realize two of those Top 10 will probably be replaced by J Edgar and The Help

  21. OT: there a live stream Q&A happening right now with Steve McQueen

  22. OT: there a live stream Q&A happening right now with Steve McQueen

  23. Sasha you’ve been forgetting Midnight in Paris every time lol Its so weird.

    Anyway

    Win: War Horse
    Best Director: Spielbergo
    Best Actor: Brad Pitt
    Best Actress: Michelle Williams
    Best Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer
    Best Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer

  24. Sasha you’ve been forgetting Midnight in Paris every time lol Its so weird.

    Anyway

    Win: War Horse
    Best Director: Spielbergo
    Best Actor: Brad Pitt
    Best Actress: Michelle Williams
    Best Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer
    Best Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer

  25. Best Picture– The Artist
    Director – Terrence Malick
    Actor – George Clonney
    Actress – Robin Wright
    S. Actor – Christopher Plummer
    S. Actress – Jessica Chastain

  26. Best Picture– The Artist
    Director – Terrence Malick
    Actor – George Clonney
    Actress – Robin Wright
    S. Actor – Christopher Plummer
    S. Actress – Jessica Chastain

  27. The Artist
    Malick
    Streep
    Fassbender
    Plummer
    Redgrave

    rest of top 10
    Moneyball
    Hugo
    Shame
    GWDT
    Drive
    Tree of Life
    Tinker,Tailer
    Descendants
    War Horse

  28. The Artist
    Malick
    Streep
    Fassbender
    Plummer
    Redgrave

    rest of top 10
    Moneyball
    Hugo
    Shame
    GWDT
    Drive
    Tree of Life
    Tinker,Tailer
    Descendants
    War Horse

  29. Sasha, I’m just curious toward why THE TREE OF LIFE won’t be considered a year’s best. I would have to agree the J. EDGAR will make the list because Board just loves Eastwood.

  30. Sasha, I’m just curious toward why THE TREE OF LIFE won’t be considered a year’s best. I would have to agree the J. EDGAR will make the list because Board just loves Eastwood.

  31. Robert A.

    My “I’m Too Weak to Pick a Winner” list of the eleven NBR will nominate for BP.

    “The Artist”
    “The Descendants”
    “The Help”
    “Hugo”
    “The Ides of March”
    “J. Edgar” (although this may be the movie that stops the NBR love fest with Eastwood?)
    “Midnight in Paris”
    “Moneyball”
    “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” OR “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” (not both, and don’t ask me why because I have no answer…)
    “The Tree of Life”
    “War Horse”

    I fear NBR may not be cool enough to nominate “Shame” or “We Need to Talk About Kevin.” At first I wavered a bit on including “The Tree of Life,” but when you look back at their history you realize they’ve been fairly good about recognizing Malick. “Days of Heaven” won their BP award in 1978, and “The Thin Red Line” was in their Top 10 in 1998.

    I left off Harry Potter just to be perverse!

  32. Robert A.

    My “I’m Too Weak to Pick a Winner” list of the eleven NBR will nominate for BP.

    “The Artist”
    “The Descendants”
    “The Help”
    “Hugo”
    “The Ides of March”
    “J. Edgar” (although this may be the movie that stops the NBR love fest with Eastwood?)
    “Midnight in Paris”
    “Moneyball”
    “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” OR “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” (not both, and don’t ask me why because I have no answer…)
    “The Tree of Life”
    “War Horse”

    I fear NBR may not be cool enough to nominate “Shame” or “We Need to Talk About Kevin.” At first I wavered a bit on including “The Tree of Life,” but when you look back at their history you realize they’ve been fairly good about recognizing Malick. “Days of Heaven” won their BP award in 1978, and “The Thin Red Line” was in their Top 10 in 1998.

    I left off Harry Potter just to be perverse!

  33. Fabinho Flapp

    NBR No Guts No Glory

    Picture: Hugo
    Director: Alexander Payne, The Descendents
    Actress: Rooney Mara, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
    Actor: Ryab Gosling, Drive
    S. Actress: Octavia Spence, The Help
    S. Actor: Armie Hammer , J Edgar

  34. Fabinho Flapp

    NBR No Guts No Glory

    Picture: Hugo
    Director: Alexander Payne, The Descendents
    Actress: Rooney Mara, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
    Actor: Ryab Gosling, Drive
    S. Actress: Octavia Spence, The Help
    S. Actor: Armie Hammer , J Edgar

  35. Tree of Life, Moneyball, Hugo, HPDH2, J.Edgar, War Horse, Shame, The Descendants, The Artist,
    Drive.

    Best Actor: Clooney ( They love him). Best Actress: Meryl Streep Director: Steven Spielberg. or Terence Malick Best Supporting Actor: Viggo Mortensen or Brad Pitt Best Supporting Actress: Jessica Chastain or you know who

  36. Tree of Life, Moneyball, Hugo, HPDH2, J.Edgar, War Horse, Shame, The Descendants, The Artist,
    Drive.

    Best Actor: Clooney ( They love him). Best Actress: Meryl Streep Director: Steven Spielberg. or Terence Malick Best Supporting Actor: Viggo Mortensen or Brad Pitt Best Supporting Actress: Jessica Chastain or you know who

  37. “Jessica Chastain or you know who…” ?????

    I feel left out because I have no idea who you are talking about… (this is directed @ Tara).

    Picture: The Descendants
    Director: Steven Spielberg, War Horse
    Actor: George Clooney
    Actress: Meryl Streep
    Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer
    Supporting Actress: Jessica Chastain for her plethora of performances (this is going to start getting annoying, I fear).
    Breakthrough Actress: Elizabeth Olsen
    Breakthrough Actor: Michael Fassbender
    Screenplay: Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris

    Top 10
    The Descendants*
    The Artist
    Bridesmaids
    Drive
    The Help
    Hugo
    Midnight in Paris
    Moneyball
    The Tree of Life
    War Horse

    Add The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo if they decide to separate the winner from the top ten (and therefore make a top 11, which I think is cheating but they often do that).

  38. “Jessica Chastain or you know who…” ?????

    I feel left out because I have no idea who you are talking about… (this is directed @ Tara).

    Picture: The Descendants
    Director: Steven Spielberg, War Horse
    Actor: George Clooney
    Actress: Meryl Streep
    Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer
    Supporting Actress: Jessica Chastain for her plethora of performances (this is going to start getting annoying, I fear).
    Breakthrough Actress: Elizabeth Olsen
    Breakthrough Actor: Michael Fassbender
    Screenplay: Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris

    Top 10
    The Descendants*
    The Artist
    Bridesmaids
    Drive
    The Help
    Hugo
    Midnight in Paris
    Moneyball
    The Tree of Life
    War Horse

    Add The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo if they decide to separate the winner from the top ten (and therefore make a top 11, which I think is cheating but they often do that).

  39. WINNER: Hugo

    The Artist
    The Descendants
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part II
    The Help
    J Edgar
    Moneyball
    Midnight in Paris
    The Tree of Life
    War Horse

    Director: Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
    Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio, J Edgar
    Actress: Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady
    Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer, Beginners
    Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer, The Help

  40. WINNER: Hugo

    The Artist
    The Descendants
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part II
    The Help
    J Edgar
    Moneyball
    Midnight in Paris
    The Tree of Life
    War Horse

    Director: Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
    Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio, J Edgar
    Actress: Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady
    Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer, Beginners
    Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer, The Help

  41. The Artist*

    The Descendants
    J.Edgar
    The Tree of Life
    Harry Potter
    War Horse
    Moneyball
    Hugo
    Midnight in Paris
    The Help
    The Girl with dragon tattoo

  42. The Artist*

    The Descendants
    J.Edgar
    The Tree of Life
    Harry Potter
    War Horse
    Moneyball
    Hugo
    Midnight in Paris
    The Help
    The Girl with dragon tattoo

  43. Picture – The Artist
    Director – Martin Scorcese
    Actor – George Clooney
    Actress – Elizabeth Olsen
    Supporting Actor – Plummer
    Supporting Actress – Mulligan

  44. Picture – The Artist
    Director – Martin Scorcese
    Actor – George Clooney
    Actress – Elizabeth Olsen
    Supporting Actor – Plummer
    Supporting Actress – Mulligan

  45. Goodness Gracious

    I just.. don’t understand the Albert Brooks thing. I am legitimately confused.

  46. Goodness Gracious

    I just.. don’t understand the Albert Brooks thing. I am legitimately confused.

  47. Ditto the Albert Brooks thing… is it the novelty of it?
    In the contest, I think I said Descendants/Hazanvicious/Clooney/Close/Plummer/Spencer.

    But for No guts, no glory:
    -Film: Margin Call?
    -Actress: Olivia Colman
    -Supp. Actor: Uggie (to steal the spotlight from the NYFCC)

  48. Ditto the Albert Brooks thing… is it the novelty of it?
    In the contest, I think I said Descendants/Hazanvicious/Clooney/Close/Plummer/Spencer.

    But for No guts, no glory:
    -Film: Margin Call?
    -Actress: Olivia Colman
    -Supp. Actor: Uggie (to steal the spotlight from the NYFCC)

  49. ^
    Margin Call…

    uh-oh
    I’m in deep trouble if my real predictions are NGNG for you guys

  50. ^
    Margin Call…

    uh-oh
    I’m in deep trouble if my real predictions are NGNG for you guys

  51. Beginners is my No Guts No Glory pick. Just watched the movie again tonight, and it’s got surprising staying power.

  52. Beginners is my No Guts No Glory pick. Just watched the movie again tonight, and it’s got surprising staying power.

  53. Descendants/ Scorsese/ Pitt/ Streep/ Plummer/ Chastain

    The Descendants (winner)
    Hugo
    The Artist
    J. Edgar
    The Tree of Life
    Midnight in Paris
    Moneyball
    Beginners
    The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
    War Horse
    The Help

  54. Descendants/ Scorsese/ Pitt/ Streep/ Plummer/ Chastain

    The Descendants (winner)
    Hugo
    The Artist
    J. Edgar
    The Tree of Life
    Midnight in Paris
    Moneyball
    Beginners
    The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
    War Horse
    The Help

  55. “Ditto the Albert Brooks thing… is it the novelty of it?”

    Yes, it is, but not in a bad way. the guy who has played nerds his whole career, making a frightening and convincing gangster was amazing to watch. I’ll be rooting for him

    here are my predictions:
    best picture: war horse
    best actor: leonardo dicaprio
    actress: meryl streep
    supporting actress: chastain
    supporting actor: brad pitt
    director: the artist

  56. “Ditto the Albert Brooks thing… is it the novelty of it?”

    Yes, it is, but not in a bad way. the guy who has played nerds his whole career, making a frightening and convincing gangster was amazing to watch. I’ll be rooting for him

    here are my predictions:
    best picture: war horse
    best actor: leonardo dicaprio
    actress: meryl streep
    supporting actress: chastain
    supporting actor: brad pitt
    director: the artist

  57. Macy Kendall

    Despite all the critical acclaim, I’d be hugely surprised if Harry Potter makes it to the Top 10. Why? It’s not a film that the critcs would normally prefer, being fantasy genre and all. Sure, Lord of the Rings won the Oscar, but that’s Lord of the Rings. This last Harry Potter film is heavily loaded with VFX, for obvious reasons, but that’s what might go against it. When a film is loaded heavily with VFX, it is easy to go off the boil, and lose the plot. And that might work against it with the critics.

  58. Macy Kendall

    Despite all the critical acclaim, I’d be hugely surprised if Harry Potter makes it to the Top 10. Why? It’s not a film that the critcs would normally prefer, being fantasy genre and all. Sure, Lord of the Rings won the Oscar, but that’s Lord of the Rings. This last Harry Potter film is heavily loaded with VFX, for obvious reasons, but that’s what might go against it. When a film is loaded heavily with VFX, it is easy to go off the boil, and lose the plot. And that might work against it with the critics.

  59. Site is still crashing with Google Chrome. So much flash on the site that it’s overloading the Shockwave Flash plug-in, probably.

  60. Site is still crashing with Google Chrome. So much flash on the site that it’s overloading the Shockwave Flash plug-in, probably.

  61. Hugo
    Scorsese

    Di Caprio
    Streep

    Supports: Pitt (Tree)
    Redgrave

    Separation

    Breakthroughs: Ezra Miller
    Chastain

  62. Hugo
    Scorsese

    Di Caprio
    Streep

    Supports: Pitt (Tree)
    Redgrave

    Separation

    Breakthroughs: Ezra Miller
    Chastain

  63. My Predix

    Top 10:
    The Descendants
    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II
    Hugo
    The Ides of March
    J. Edgar
    Midnight in Paris
    Moneyball
    The Tree of Life
    War Horse

    Picture: The Artist
    Director: Michel Hazanavicius, “The Artist”
    Actor: George Clooney, “The Descendants”
    Actress: Meryl Streep, “The Iron Lady”
    Supporting Actor: Brad Pitt, “The Tree of Life”
    Supporting Actress: Melissa McCarthy, “Bridesmaids”
    Original Screenplay: Jeff Nichols, “Take Shelter”
    Adapted Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin, Steven Zaillian, “Moneyball”
    Cast Ensemble: The Help
    Animated Feature: The Adventures of Tintin
    Documentary: Project Nim
    Foreign Film: A Separation

    I wouldn’t be shocked if I missed most of these. But they are my real predictions, and not NGNG.
    McCarthy for Supporting Actress because they’ve picked a few “out there” wins in the past few years. And while I was looking back, they didn’t seem to reward any actors for multiple performances in the same year, so I cut Chastain.
    Take Shelter for Original Screenplay looks NGNG, but if my predicted Top 10 matches theirs (unlikely), what are they going to vote for? J. Edgar, The Tree of Life? Hell no. Midnight in Paris seems stronger than The Artist, but after their truly nutso pick of Buried last year, I wouldn’t put it past them to go for something like Take Shelter or Beginners or Martha Marcy May Marlene. Young Adult also has a chance.

    Can’t really offer great reasons as to why I cut Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy and The Help in favor of HP7B and The Ides of March, other than having TTSS and The Help would too closely resemble the Academy’s Top 10 lineup (something NBR doesn’t do 100%)

    And Brad Pitt seems like the sort of deserving supporting actor performance that I could easily see the critics groups starting to rally behind like a Bale/Waltz/Ledger/Bardem.

  64. My Predix

    Top 10:
    The Descendants
    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II
    Hugo
    The Ides of March
    J. Edgar
    Midnight in Paris
    Moneyball
    The Tree of Life
    War Horse

    Picture: The Artist
    Director: Michel Hazanavicius, “The Artist”
    Actor: George Clooney, “The Descendants”
    Actress: Meryl Streep, “The Iron Lady”
    Supporting Actor: Brad Pitt, “The Tree of Life”
    Supporting Actress: Melissa McCarthy, “Bridesmaids”
    Original Screenplay: Jeff Nichols, “Take Shelter”
    Adapted Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin, Steven Zaillian, “Moneyball”
    Cast Ensemble: The Help
    Animated Feature: The Adventures of Tintin
    Documentary: Project Nim
    Foreign Film: A Separation

    I wouldn’t be shocked if I missed most of these. But they are my real predictions, and not NGNG.
    McCarthy for Supporting Actress because they’ve picked a few “out there” wins in the past few years. And while I was looking back, they didn’t seem to reward any actors for multiple performances in the same year, so I cut Chastain.
    Take Shelter for Original Screenplay looks NGNG, but if my predicted Top 10 matches theirs (unlikely), what are they going to vote for? J. Edgar, The Tree of Life? Hell no. Midnight in Paris seems stronger than The Artist, but after their truly nutso pick of Buried last year, I wouldn’t put it past them to go for something like Take Shelter or Beginners or Martha Marcy May Marlene. Young Adult also has a chance.

    Can’t really offer great reasons as to why I cut Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy and The Help in favor of HP7B and The Ides of March, other than having TTSS and The Help would too closely resemble the Academy’s Top 10 lineup (something NBR doesn’t do 100%)

    And Brad Pitt seems like the sort of deserving supporting actor performance that I could easily see the critics groups starting to rally behind like a Bale/Waltz/Ledger/Bardem.

  65. Michael Q.

    Best Film:
    The Artist
    The Descendants
    Drive
    The Help
    Hugo
    The ides of March
    J. Edgar
    Midnight in Paris
    Moneyball
    War Horse

    Best Actor:
    Winner: Jean DuJardin, The Artist
    Alternate: George Clooney, The Descendants

    Best Actress:
    Winner: Michelle Williams, My Week with Marilyn
    Alternate: Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady

    Best Supporting Actor:
    Winner: Christopher Plummer, Beginners
    Alternate: Ben Kingsley, Hugo

    Best Supporting Actress:
    Winner: Shailene Woodley, The Descendants
    Alternate: Vanessa Redgrave, Coriolanus

    Best Director:
    Winner: Martin Scorsese, Hugo
    Alternate: Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist

    Best Adapted Screenplay:
    Winner: The Descendants
    Alternate: Moneyball

    Best Original Screenplay:
    Winner: Midnight in Paris
    Alternative: The Artist

    Breakthrough Performance:
    Winner: Jessica Chastain, The Help, The Tree of Life, Take Shelter
    Alternative: Elizabeth Olsen, Martha Marcy May Marlene

    Best Acting by an Ensemble:
    Winner: The Help
    Alternate: Margin Call

    Best Animated Feature:
    Winner: Rango
    Alternate: Winnie the Pooh

    Best Directorial Debut:
    Winner: Attack the Block
    Alternate: Martha Marcy May Marlene
    (this is my no guts no glory pick, they are a relatively young crowd and as we’ve seen the past few day, maybe MMMM won’t have as big an impact on the race])

    Best Documentary:
    Winner: Into the Abyss
    Alternate: Cave of Forgotten Dreams

    Best Foreign-Language Film:
    Winner: A Separation
    Alternate: Poetry

  66. Michael Q.

    Best Film:
    The Artist
    The Descendants
    Drive
    The Help
    Hugo
    The ides of March
    J. Edgar
    Midnight in Paris
    Moneyball
    War Horse

    Best Actor:
    Winner: Jean DuJardin, The Artist
    Alternate: George Clooney, The Descendants

    Best Actress:
    Winner: Michelle Williams, My Week with Marilyn
    Alternate: Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady

    Best Supporting Actor:
    Winner: Christopher Plummer, Beginners
    Alternate: Ben Kingsley, Hugo

    Best Supporting Actress:
    Winner: Shailene Woodley, The Descendants
    Alternate: Vanessa Redgrave, Coriolanus

    Best Director:
    Winner: Martin Scorsese, Hugo
    Alternate: Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist

    Best Adapted Screenplay:
    Winner: The Descendants
    Alternate: Moneyball

    Best Original Screenplay:
    Winner: Midnight in Paris
    Alternative: The Artist

    Breakthrough Performance:
    Winner: Jessica Chastain, The Help, The Tree of Life, Take Shelter
    Alternative: Elizabeth Olsen, Martha Marcy May Marlene

    Best Acting by an Ensemble:
    Winner: The Help
    Alternate: Margin Call

    Best Animated Feature:
    Winner: Rango
    Alternate: Winnie the Pooh

    Best Directorial Debut:
    Winner: Attack the Block
    Alternate: Martha Marcy May Marlene
    (this is my no guts no glory pick, they are a relatively young crowd and as we’ve seen the past few day, maybe MMMM won’t have as big an impact on the race])

    Best Documentary:
    Winner: Into the Abyss
    Alternate: Cave of Forgotten Dreams

    Best Foreign-Language Film:
    Winner: A Separation
    Alternate: Poetry

  67. 1975 – Barry Lyndon as well.

  68. 1975 – Barry Lyndon as well.

  69. The Artist
    Hazavanicius
    Clooney
    Williams
    Plummer

  70. The Artist
    Hazavanicius
    Clooney
    Williams
    Plummer

  71. And Chastain

  72. And Chastain

  73. Shutter Island, Star Trek, Where the Wild Things Are, Defiance, Lars and the Real Girl, The Bourne Ultimatum, The Bucket List, The Kite Runner, Flags of Our Fathers, The History Boys, etc. were all nominated here so look out for a curveball. Maybe Martha Marcy May Marlene? Coriolanus? Harry Potter?

  74. Shutter Island, Star Trek, Where the Wild Things Are, Defiance, Lars and the Real Girl, The Bourne Ultimatum, The Bucket List, The Kite Runner, Flags of Our Fathers, The History Boys, etc. were all nominated here so look out for a curveball. Maybe Martha Marcy May Marlene? Coriolanus? Harry Potter?

  75. wisconsinkel

    Top 10:

    Hugo
    J. Edgar
    The Artist
    Moneyball
    Harry Potter
    Bridesmaids
    Young Adult
    The Tree of Life
    Midnight in Paris
    The Descendants

    Best Actor-
    Winner: Leonardo DiCaprio, J. Edgar AND Brad Pitt, Moneyball [tie]
    Runner-Up: George Clooney, The Descendants

    Best Actress –
    Winner: Viola Davis, The Help
    Runner-Up: Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady

    Best Supp. Actor –
    Winner: Albert Brooks, Drive
    Runner-Up: Armie Hammer, J. Edgar
    Should Win: Corey Stoll, Midnight in Paris

    Best Supp. Actress –
    Winner: Shailene Woodley, The Descendants
    Runner-Up: Jessica Chastain, The Help

    Best Breakthrough Star – Male
    Winner: Jean Dujardin, The Artist
    Runner-Up: Demian Bichir, A Better Life

    Best Breakthrough Star – Female
    Winner: Jessica Chastain, The Help AND The Tree of Life AND Take Shelter
    Runner-Up: Elizabeth Olsen, Martha Marcy May Marlene

    Best Ensemble Cast
    Winner: The Help
    Runner-Up: Contagion

    Best Director –
    Winner: Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
    Runner-Up:Clint Eastwood, J. Edgar

    Best Directorial Debut [if awarded] –
    Winner: Ralph Fiennes, Coriolanus
    Runner-Up: Sean Durkin, Martha Marcy May Marlene

    Best Adapted Screenplay –
    Winner: Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, & Jim Rash for The Descendants
    Runner-Up: Steve Zaillian & Aaron Sorkin [and Stan Chervin] for Moneyball

    Best Original Screenplay –
    Winner: Scott Z. Burns for Contagion
    Runner-Up: Woody Allen for Midnight in Paris

    Best Picture –
    Winner: The Artist
    Runner-Up: Moneyball

    Best Foreign Film –
    Winner: A Separation
    Runner-Up: In Darkness

    Best Animated Film –
    Winner: Rango
    Runner-Up: Cars 2

    Best Documentary Film –
    Winner: Project Nim
    Runner-Up: The Interrupters

  76. wisconsinkel

    Top 10:

    Hugo
    J. Edgar
    The Artist
    Moneyball
    Harry Potter
    Bridesmaids
    Young Adult
    The Tree of Life
    Midnight in Paris
    The Descendants

    Best Actor-
    Winner: Leonardo DiCaprio, J. Edgar AND Brad Pitt, Moneyball [tie]
    Runner-Up: George Clooney, The Descendants

    Best Actress –
    Winner: Viola Davis, The Help
    Runner-Up: Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady

    Best Supp. Actor –
    Winner: Albert Brooks, Drive
    Runner-Up: Armie Hammer, J. Edgar
    Should Win: Corey Stoll, Midnight in Paris

    Best Supp. Actress –
    Winner: Shailene Woodley, The Descendants
    Runner-Up: Jessica Chastain, The Help

    Best Breakthrough Star – Male
    Winner: Jean Dujardin, The Artist
    Runner-Up: Demian Bichir, A Better Life

    Best Breakthrough Star – Female
    Winner: Jessica Chastain, The Help AND The Tree of Life AND Take Shelter
    Runner-Up: Elizabeth Olsen, Martha Marcy May Marlene

    Best Ensemble Cast
    Winner: The Help
    Runner-Up: Contagion

    Best Director –
    Winner: Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
    Runner-Up:Clint Eastwood, J. Edgar

    Best Directorial Debut [if awarded] –
    Winner: Ralph Fiennes, Coriolanus
    Runner-Up: Sean Durkin, Martha Marcy May Marlene

    Best Adapted Screenplay –
    Winner: Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, & Jim Rash for The Descendants
    Runner-Up: Steve Zaillian & Aaron Sorkin [and Stan Chervin] for Moneyball

    Best Original Screenplay –
    Winner: Scott Z. Burns for Contagion
    Runner-Up: Woody Allen for Midnight in Paris

    Best Picture –
    Winner: The Artist
    Runner-Up: Moneyball

    Best Foreign Film –
    Winner: A Separation
    Runner-Up: In Darkness

    Best Animated Film –
    Winner: Rango
    Runner-Up: Cars 2

    Best Documentary Film –
    Winner: Project Nim
    Runner-Up: The Interrupters

  77. Best Film:
    ***** The Artist *****
    The Descendants
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2
    The Help
    Hugo
    J. Edgar
    Midnight in Paris
    Moneyball
    The Tree of Life
    War Horse

  78. Best Film:
    ***** The Artist *****
    The Descendants
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2
    The Help
    Hugo
    J. Edgar
    Midnight in Paris
    Moneyball
    The Tree of Life
    War Horse

  79. The Artist – picture and director
    Clooney
    Streep
    Plummer
    Spencer
    Descendants for screenplay.

  80. The Artist – picture and director
    Clooney
    Streep
    Plummer
    Spencer
    Descendants for screenplay.

  81. dinasztie

    The Artist/Hazanavicus/Pitt/Olsen/Brooks/Chastain

  82. dinasztie

    The Artist/Hazanavicus/Pitt/Olsen/Brooks/Chastain

  83. Richard Green

    Hi Sasha, You forgot 1988 . . Was it Rain Man or something else?

  84. Richard Green

    Hi Sasha, You forgot 1988 . . Was it Rain Man or something else?

  85. Top 10:

    The Artist
    Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
    War Horse
    The Tree of Life
    Young Adult
    Moneyball
    The Help
    Midnight in Paris
    The Girl with Dragon Tattoo
    Hugo

    Best Picture –
    Winner: The Descendants
    NGNG: The Tree of Life

    Best Actor-
    Winner: Brad Pitt, Moneyball
    NGNG: Michael Fassbender, Shame

    Best Actress –
    Winner: Viola Davis, The Help
    NGNG: Tilda Swinton, We Need to Talk about Kevin

    Best Supp. Actor –
    Winner: Christopher Plum, Beginners
    NGNG: John Hawkes, Martha Marcy May Marlene

    Best Supp. Actress –
    Winner: Jessica Chastain, The Help
    NGNG: Carey Mulligan – Shame

    Best Ensemble Cast
    Winner: Midnight in Paris
    NGNG: Contagion

    Best Director –
    Winner: Terrence mallick, The Tree of Life
    NGNG: Lars von Triers, Melancholia

    Best Directorial Debut [if awarded] –
    Winner: Sean Durkin, Martha Marcy May Marlene
    NGNG: Joe Cornish, Attack the Block

    Best Adapted Screenplay –
    Winner: The Descendants
    NGNG: Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

    Best Original Screenplay –
    Winner: The Artist
    NGNG: Young Adult

    Best Foreign Film –
    Winner: A Separation
    NGNG: Poetry

    Best Animated Film –
    Winner: The Adventures of Tintin
    NGNG: Rango

    Best Documentary Film –
    Winner: Project Nim
    NGNG: Bill Cunningham New York

  86. Top 10:

    The Artist
    Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
    War Horse
    The Tree of Life
    Young Adult
    Moneyball
    The Help
    Midnight in Paris
    The Girl with Dragon Tattoo
    Hugo

    Best Picture –
    Winner: The Descendants
    NGNG: The Tree of Life

    Best Actor-
    Winner: Brad Pitt, Moneyball
    NGNG: Michael Fassbender, Shame

    Best Actress –
    Winner: Viola Davis, The Help
    NGNG: Tilda Swinton, We Need to Talk about Kevin

    Best Supp. Actor –
    Winner: Christopher Plum, Beginners
    NGNG: John Hawkes, Martha Marcy May Marlene

    Best Supp. Actress –
    Winner: Jessica Chastain, The Help
    NGNG: Carey Mulligan – Shame

    Best Ensemble Cast
    Winner: Midnight in Paris
    NGNG: Contagion

    Best Director –
    Winner: Terrence mallick, The Tree of Life
    NGNG: Lars von Triers, Melancholia

    Best Directorial Debut [if awarded] –
    Winner: Sean Durkin, Martha Marcy May Marlene
    NGNG: Joe Cornish, Attack the Block

    Best Adapted Screenplay –
    Winner: The Descendants
    NGNG: Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

    Best Original Screenplay –
    Winner: The Artist
    NGNG: Young Adult

    Best Foreign Film –
    Winner: A Separation
    NGNG: Poetry

    Best Animated Film –
    Winner: The Adventures of Tintin
    NGNG: Rango

    Best Documentary Film –
    Winner: Project Nim
    NGNG: Bill Cunningham New York

  87. A small NGNG Contagion makes into top 10

  88. A small NGNG Contagion makes into top 10

  89. J. Edgar > Hereafter.. so J. Edgar is in my opinion a sure Lock for the Top 10 and Leo a serious Contender!

  90. J. Edgar > Hereafter.. so J. Edgar is in my opinion a sure Lock for the Top 10 and Leo a serious Contender!

  91. NGNG

    Jane Eyre makes the top10
    Elizabeth Olsen wins actress instead of the usual suspects (Streep, Davis, Williams, Close, Swinton)
    Deathly Hallows wins an acting category (supporting actor, either Fiennes or Rickman)

  92. NGNG

    Jane Eyre makes the top10
    Elizabeth Olsen wins actress instead of the usual suspects (Streep, Davis, Williams, Close, Swinton)
    Deathly Hallows wins an acting category (supporting actor, either Fiennes or Rickman)

  93. What time do they announce?

  94. What time do they announce?

  95. Uncle Jay

    PICTURE: THE ARTIST
    DIRECTOR: Malick
    ACTOR: Clooney
    ACTRESS: Streep
    S. ACTOR: Brooks
    S. ACTRESS: Chastain
    O. SCREENPLAY: Tree of Life
    A. SCREENPLAY: Moneyball
    CAST ENSEMBLE: Margin Call
    DOCUMENTARY: Cave of Forgotten Dreams
    FOREIGN: A Separation

  96. Uncle Jay

    PICTURE: THE ARTIST
    DIRECTOR: Malick
    ACTOR: Clooney
    ACTRESS: Streep
    S. ACTOR: Brooks
    S. ACTRESS: Chastain
    O. SCREENPLAY: Tree of Life
    A. SCREENPLAY: Moneyball
    CAST ENSEMBLE: Margin Call
    DOCUMENTARY: Cave of Forgotten Dreams
    FOREIGN: A Separation

  97. Hey Tara – I think Charlize being Charlize and playing against type has a great shot. But the bad news is that she’ll bump Tilda Swinton.

    I think they announce some time kind of early – like 10am my time.

  98. Hey Tara – I think Charlize being Charlize and playing against type has a great shot. But the bad news is that she’ll bump Tilda Swinton.

    I think they announce some time kind of early – like 10am my time.

  99. Would love to see 50/50 sneak in there for picture, actor, supp act. or screenplay. Just anything!

  100. Would love to see 50/50 sneak in there for picture, actor, supp act. or screenplay. Just anything!

  101. Still waiting!

  102. Still waiting!

  103. None of these NGNG are ballsy enough, not even my own! I’m going to say The Muppets or Captain America make the top ten. The former much more likely than the latter.

  104. None of these NGNG are ballsy enough, not even my own! I’m going to say The Muppets or Captain America make the top ten. The former much more likely than the latter.

  105. Contagion making the Top 10 is my NGNG.

  106. Contagion making the Top 10 is my NGNG.

  107. Top 10
    The Artist
    The Descendants
    Hugo
    The Iron Lady
    J. Edgar
    Midnight in Paris
    Moneyball
    Shame
    The Tree of Life
    War Horse

    Director: Martin Scorsese — Hugo
    Actor: Jean Dujardin — The Artist
    Actress: Meryl Streep — The Iron Lady
    Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer — Beginners
    Supporting Actress: Jessica Chastain — Take Shelter; Tree of Life; The Debt, The Help; Coriolanus
    Ensemble — The Help
    Original Screenplay — Midnight in Paris
    Adapted Screenplay — Hugo
    Foreign Film — The Artist
    Animated Feature — The Adventures of Tintin
    First Feature — Vera Farmiga (Higher Ground)
    Documentary Feature — Semper Fi: Always Faithful
    Breatkthrough Performer — Jessica Chastain
    Art Direction — Hugo
    Special Achievement Award — Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Alan Rickman, Ralph Fiennes, Helena Bonham-Carter, Maggie Smith, James Gambon, Richard Harris (posthumous), Robby Coltrane, Julie Walters, Jason Isaacs, Tom Felton, etc., etc. — for more than 10 years of acting collaboration in the Harry Potter series

    NGNG
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 wins best picture
    The entire Harry Potter series wins some sort of an achievement award
    Ralph Fiennes wins best actor (Coriolanus) and best supporting actor (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2)

  108. Top 10
    The Artist
    The Descendants
    Hugo
    The Iron Lady
    J. Edgar
    Midnight in Paris
    Moneyball
    Shame
    The Tree of Life
    War Horse

    Director: Martin Scorsese — Hugo
    Actor: Jean Dujardin — The Artist
    Actress: Meryl Streep — The Iron Lady
    Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer — Beginners
    Supporting Actress: Jessica Chastain — Take Shelter; Tree of Life; The Debt, The Help; Coriolanus
    Ensemble — The Help
    Original Screenplay — Midnight in Paris
    Adapted Screenplay — Hugo
    Foreign Film — The Artist
    Animated Feature — The Adventures of Tintin
    First Feature — Vera Farmiga (Higher Ground)
    Documentary Feature — Semper Fi: Always Faithful
    Breatkthrough Performer — Jessica Chastain
    Art Direction — Hugo
    Special Achievement Award — Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Alan Rickman, Ralph Fiennes, Helena Bonham-Carter, Maggie Smith, James Gambon, Richard Harris (posthumous), Robby Coltrane, Julie Walters, Jason Isaacs, Tom Felton, etc., etc. — for more than 10 years of acting collaboration in the Harry Potter series

    NGNG
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 wins best picture
    The entire Harry Potter series wins some sort of an achievement award
    Ralph Fiennes wins best actor (Coriolanus) and best supporting actor (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2)

  109. sasha ,have u seen my week with marilyn? what do you think of williams’ s portral of monroe?

  110. sasha ,have u seen my week with marilyn? what do you think of williams’ s portral of monroe?

  111. OK, NGNG
    Midnight in Paris
    Eastwood
    Olsen
    Shannon
    Woodley
    Pitt

  112. OK, NGNG
    Midnight in Paris
    Eastwood
    Olsen
    Shannon
    Woodley
    Pitt

  113. My predix:
    Films:
    The Artist
    The Descendants
    Harry Potter
    The Help
    Hugo
    Midnight in Paris
    Moneyball
    The Tree of Life
    War Horse

    Best Picture: Hugo
    Best Director: Martin Scorsese
    Best Actor: Fassbender
    Best Actress: Streep
    Supp. Actor: Brooks
    Supp. Actress: Redgrave

    NGNG:
    Best Picture: Hugo
    Best Director: Scorsese
    Best Adapted Screenplay: Hugo

  114. My predix:
    Films:
    The Artist
    The Descendants
    Harry Potter
    The Help
    Hugo
    Midnight in Paris
    Moneyball
    The Tree of Life
    War Horse

    Best Picture: Hugo
    Best Director: Martin Scorsese
    Best Actor: Fassbender
    Best Actress: Streep
    Supp. Actor: Brooks
    Supp. Actress: Redgrave

    NGNG:
    Best Picture: Hugo
    Best Director: Scorsese
    Best Adapted Screenplay: Hugo

  115. Oops, I’m missing one more film: Shame

  116. Oops, I’m missing one more film: Shame

  117. picture;artist
    director:havanicus (artist)
    ator:fassbender
    actress:streep
    s. actor:plummer
    s.actress:redgrave

  118. picture;artist
    director:havanicus (artist)
    ator:fassbender
    actress:streep
    s. actor:plummer
    s.actress:redgrave

  119. DiCaprio
    Streep
    Plummer
    Chastain

    The 10 films (in no particular order)
    The Descendants
    The Artist
    My Week with Marilyn
    The Help
    Shame
    War Horse
    Moneyball
    Midnight in Paris
    The Tree of Life
    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

  120. DiCaprio
    Streep
    Plummer
    Chastain

    The 10 films (in no particular order)
    The Descendants
    The Artist
    My Week with Marilyn
    The Help
    Shame
    War Horse
    Moneyball
    Midnight in Paris
    The Tree of Life
    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

  121. am I stupid to ask when this will be announced?

  122. am I stupid to ask when this will be announced?

  123. Ricky Schweitzer

    I’m also wondering when the announcement will be made. Anyone know?

  124. Ricky Schweitzer

    I’m also wondering when the announcement will be made. Anyone know?

  125. MikeScott

    I’m wondering the same thing.

  126. MikeScott

    I’m wondering the same thing.

  127. They’ll announce in about an hour!

  128. They’ll announce in about an hour!

  129. My Predix:

    Top 10:
    The Artist
    The Descendants
    Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
    The Help
    Hugo
    Tree of Life
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
    Midnight in Paris
    J Edgar
    War Horse

    Pic: Moneyball
    Actor: George Clooney
    Actress: Meryl Streep
    Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer
    Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer
    Director: Terrence Malick
    Adapted Screenplay: The Descendants
    Original Screenplay: The Artist
    Ensemble: The Help
    Animated Feature: Tintin

    NGNG:
    Actress: Glenn Close
    Supporting Actor: Nick Nolte
    Dir: Steven Spielberg
    Ensemble: Drive

  130. My Predix:

    Top 10:
    The Artist
    The Descendants
    Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
    The Help
    Hugo
    Tree of Life
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
    Midnight in Paris
    J Edgar
    War Horse

    Pic: Moneyball
    Actor: George Clooney
    Actress: Meryl Streep
    Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer
    Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer
    Director: Terrence Malick
    Adapted Screenplay: The Descendants
    Original Screenplay: The Artist
    Ensemble: The Help
    Animated Feature: Tintin

    NGNG:
    Actress: Glenn Close
    Supporting Actor: Nick Nolte
    Dir: Steven Spielberg
    Ensemble: Drive

  131. Christoph

    Best Picture: The Descendants
    NGNG: Harry Potter 8

    Best Actor: George Clooney, The Descendants
    NGNG: Jeremy Irvine, War Horse

    Best Actress: Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady
    NGNG: Mia Wasikowska, Jane Eyre

    Best Supporting Actor: Albert Brooks, Drive
    NGNG: Christoph Waltz, Carnage

    Best Supporting Actress: Jessica Chastain, The Help
    NGNG: Jessica Chastain: The Debt

    Best Director: Terrence Malick, The Tree of Life
    NGNG: Clint Eastwood, J. Edgar

  132. Christoph

    Best Picture: The Descendants
    NGNG: Harry Potter 8

    Best Actor: George Clooney, The Descendants
    NGNG: Jeremy Irvine, War Horse

    Best Actress: Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady
    NGNG: Mia Wasikowska, Jane Eyre

    Best Supporting Actor: Albert Brooks, Drive
    NGNG: Christoph Waltz, Carnage

    Best Supporting Actress: Jessica Chastain, The Help
    NGNG: Jessica Chastain: The Debt

    Best Director: Terrence Malick, The Tree of Life
    NGNG: Clint Eastwood, J. Edgar

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