Thursday, November 17, 2011

Second Oscar Predictions: Visual Categories

Best Art Direction
1. Dante Ferretti-Hugo
2. Laurence Bennett- The Artist
3. Stuart Craig-Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part2
4. Rick Carter-War Horse-NEW
5. James McAteer-A Dangerous Method
Rick Henrichs-Captain America:The First Avenger-The film looks gorgeous but prestige films should easily land a slot in this category taking Captain America out.

Best Cinematography
1. Janusz Kaminski-War Horse
2. Emanuel Lubezki-The Tree of Life
3. Eduardo Serra-Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 2
4. Robert Richardson-Hugo-NEW
5. Guillame Schiffman-The Artist
Previously on the List-Tom Stern-J. Edgar-The film received mixed reviews and Tom Stern was criticized for some lighting choices. This is never a good thing in such a competitive category.

Best Costume Design
1. Sandy Powell-Hugo
2. Ariane Phillips-W.E.
3. Michael O'Connor-Jane Eyre
4. Jill Taylor-My Week with Marilyn-NEW

5. Mark Bridges-The Artist

Previously on the List-Denise Cronenberg-A Dangerous Method-This category is alwys difficult to predict especially when there are so many period films this year. Never the less, Cronenberg's costumes should be fierce competition.

Best Editing
1. Michael Kahn-War Horse
2. Kirk Baxter and Angus wall-The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
3. Matthew Newman-Drive
4. Dino Jansater-Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
5. Thelma Schoonmaker-Hugo-NEW
Previously on the list-Stephen Mirrone-The Ides of March-I've compared this to Michael Clayton but this film looks like all the buzz is gone

Visual Effects
1. Rise of the Planet of the Apes-NEW
2. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2-NEW
3. Hugo-NEW
4. Transformers:Dark of the Moon-NEW
4. Pirates of the Carribean: On Strangers Tide -NEW

1. J.Edgar-NEW
2. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2-NEW
3. Hugo-NEW

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