2011 Academy Award Wishes

I have no vested interest in making predictions this year, but there are still a few people I would love to see with a golden statue. Here’s my list of people and films I think deserve awards in each category (or my best stab for categories where I haven’t seen everything). [In brackets, I’ve listed people who weren’t nominated and deserve a shout out]

Picture: The Artist
Actor: Gary Oldman
Actress: Michelle Williams
Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer
Supporting Actress: Bérénice Bejo
Director: Michel Hazanavicius [Nicolas Winding Refn]
Screenplay: Woody Allen
Adapted Screenplay: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Animated: Rango
Foreign: A Separation
Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki
Editing: Thelma Schoonmaker
Art Direction: Hugo
Costume Design: Hugo
Makeup: Albert Nobbs
Original Score: Howard Shore [Alexandre Desplat, The Ides of March]
Original Song: “Man or Muppet”
Sound Mixing: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Sound Editing: Drive [Rise of the Planet of the Apes]
Visual Effects: Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Documentary: Undefeated