Oscar Predictions 2012: Cinematography and Art Direction

Last Updated: January 22, 2012 (FINAL PREDICTIONS)

Red = virtually guaranteed a nomination

Oscar Predictions Home | Picture | Director | Actor | Actress | Supporting Actor | Supporting Actress


1. War Horse

Janusz Kaminski

Watch the trailer. How could it not get nominated?

2. The Tree of Life

Emmanuel Lubezki

I’m doubtful about its chances for Picture or Director, but this seems like a category that this film will get some love in.

3. Hugo

Robert Richardson

The visual scope on this film is quite impressive, and it’s clearly very carefully shot. This film will probably do very well in the technical categories.

4. The Artist

Guillame Shiffman

It’s probably going to get nominated for everything else, so why not this?

5. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Eduardo Serra

It’s the last year for this franchise to get nom’d. I don’t think the Academy will go nuts, but I could see it getting in here.

Other Possibilities: Moneyball, Tinker Tailor Solider Spy, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Drive, Jane Eyre


Art Direction

1. Hugo

Dante Ferretti

Well, it certainly looks pretty.

2. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Stuart Craig

The franchise often gets nominated in this category, so and I wouldn’t be surprised if this one finally ends up winning.

3. The Artist

Laurence Bennett

The silent film era is full of rich visuals. This film is bound to do well in a lot of other categories, so why not here, too?

4. War Horse

Rick Carter

Looks like your typically stunning period epic. Seems like a sure-fire bet in many technical categories.

5. Captain America: The First Avenger

Rick Heinrichs

The retro stylings of the film are very nice to look at, and Heinrichs has three noms under his belt (he won for Sleepy Hollow).

Other Possibilities: Water For Elephants, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Midnight in Paris, Jane Eyre


Oscar Predictions Home


One response to “Oscar Predictions 2012: Cinematography and Art Direction

  1. Girl with the Dragon Tattoo as a possibility for art direction too, no? Does it *have* to period and/or fantasy?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s