Oscarfever! 2012: Predictions and Endy Award Winners

It’s once again time for my annual highly mediocre, guaranteed to finish in the top 5 but definitely not win your pool Oscar Predictions.  As always, my guess are paired with my own personal award for each category, The Endy.  The Endys follow different rules than the Oscars because only actual 2011 films are eligible, which excludes such luminaries as Certified Copy, Meek’s Cutoff, Carlos, Mysteries of Lisbon, Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives and many others which all first saw release in 2010.  This year was an unusually light one for me movie-wise, as the Best of the Year list (to be posted this evening) will attest, and some of the Endy categories (I haven’t seen any 2011 foreign language films!) are a bit lacking.

Best Picture:
Endy: The Tree of Life
Oscar: The Artist
Best Director:
Endy: Terrence Malick, The Tree of Life
Oscar: Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
Endy: Brendan Gleeson, The Guard
Oscar: Jean Dujardin, The Artist
Endy: Marion Cotillard, Midnight in Paris
Oscar: Viola Davis, The Help
Supporting Actor:
Endy: Brad Pitt, The Tree of Life
Oscar: Christopher Plummer, Beginners
Supporting Actress:
Endy: Helen McCrory, Hugo
Oscar: Bérénice Bejo, The Artist
Original Screenplay:
Endy: Jason Segel & Nicholas Stoller, The Muppets
Oscar: Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris
Adapted Screenplay:
Endy: Craig Schultz & Stephan Pastis, Happiness is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown
Oscar: Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon & Jim Rash, The Descendants
Foreign Language Film:
Endy: NA
Oscar: A Separation
Documentary Feature:
Endy: Fragments: Surviving Pieces of Lost Films
Oscar: Paradise Lost 3
Animated Feature:
Endy: Happiness is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown
Oscar: Rango
Film Editing:
Endy: The Tree of Life
Oscar: The Artist
Endy: Emmanuel Lubezki, The Tree of Life
Oscar: Emmanuel Lubezki, The Tree of Life
Art Direction:
Endy: Hugo
Oscar: Hugo
Costume Design:
Endy: Midnight in Paris
Oscar: The Artist
Endy: Super 8
Oscar: The Iron Lady
Sound Mixing:
Endy: The Tree of Life
Oscar: Hugo
Sound Editing:
Endy: Drive
Oscar: War Horse
Visual Effects:
Endy: Hugo
Oscar: Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Original Score:
Endy: Alexandre Desplat, The Tree of Life
Oscar: Ludovic Bource, The Artist
Original Song:
Endy: “Man or Muppet”, The Muppets
Oscar: “Man or Muppet”, The Muppets
Documentary Short:
Oscar: Saving Face
Animated Short:
Oscar: The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
Live Action Short:
Oscar: The Shore
Endy: The Tree of Life

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