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My Fantasy Oscars vs. The Real Oscars 2012

Chris from The Blogulator is proud to announce his nominees and winners of the 2012 Fantasy Oscars for those of us already or about to be heartbroken/disappointed with the 2012 Real Oscars. Fantasy award recipients are listed first and bold in each category.

Best Picture: 

The Tree of Life
Attack the Block
Meek's Cutoff
The Descendants
Midnight in Paris

Best Director:

Terrence Malick for The Tree of Life
Mike Mills for Beginners
Kelly Reichardt for Meek's Cutoff
Alexander Payne for The Descendants
Nicolas Winding Refn for Drive

[Note: Martin Scorsese is only not nominated for Hugo here because he's already won statuettes in this alternate reality for Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, GoodFellas, and Bringing Out the Dead. Yes, Malick probably would have already gotten the award in this reality too, but don't think too hard about this. It's my fantasy.]

Best Actress:

Michelle Williams for Meek's Cutoff
Kirsten Dunst for Melancholia
Jessica Chastain for The Tree of Life
Kristen Wiig for Bridesmaids
Charlize Theron for Young Adult

Best Actor:

John Boyega for Attack the Block
George Clooney for The Descendants
Brad Pitt for The Tree of Life
Joseph Gordon-Levitt for 50/50
Andy Serkis for Rise of the Planet of the Apes

[Note: Gary Oldman is only not nominated for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy here because he's already won statuettes in this alternate reality for Sid & Nancy, JFK, The Fifth Element, and Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban]

Best Supporting Actress:

Shailene Woodley for The Descendants
Alison Pill for Midnight in Paris
Melanie Laurent for Beginners
Anna Kendrick for 50/50
Melissa McCarthy for Bridesmaids

Best Supporting Actor:

Christopher Plummer for Beginners
Corey Stoll for Midnight in Paris
Ben Kingsley for Hugo

Bruce Greenwood for Meek's Cutoff
Phillip Seymour Hoffman for Moneyball

[Note: In my fantasy world, there would also be a category for "Best Child Actor" and the award would go to Hunter McCracken for The Tree of Life. Otherwise he would eligible here.]

Best Original Screenplay:

Terrence Malick for The Tree of Life
Mike Mills for Beginners
Woody Allen for Midnight in Paris
Will Reiser for 50/50
Kristen Wiig & Annie Mumolo for Bridesmaids

Best Adapted Screenplay:

Alexander Payne & Nat Faxon for The Descendants
John Logan for Hugo
Steven Zaillian & Aaron Sorkin for Moneyball
Hossein Amini for Drive
Bridget O'Connor & Peter Straughan for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Best Animated Feature Film:

Winnie the Pooh
[the others I haven't seen yet can fill out this category]

Best Original Score:

Alexandre Desplat for The Tree of Life
Cliff Martinez for Drive
Mychael Danna for Moneyball
Kristian Eidnes Andersen for Melancholia
Alberto Iglesias for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Best Cinematography:

Emmanuel Lubezki for The Tree of Life
Wally Pfister for Moneyball
Robert Richardson for Hugo
Newton Thomas Sigel for Drive 
Hoyte van Hoytema for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Sorry if this makes me sound dismissive, but I honestly could not care less about the other categories. I could probably choose a few for Best Film Editing if/when I end up watching some of these movies multiple times. And I do think the unique budget-conscious design of the aliens/monsters from Attack the Block should put that movie in contention for Best Visual Effects. And Hugo should win for Best Costume Design. Oh and duh, Bret McKenzie & The Muppets should win Best Original Song. And they will. So that's good. Drive should win the sound award it's up for, but it probably won't, because 62-year-olds don't like the sound of skull crushing.

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