We at EW managed a decent 18 for 24 in our Oscar predictions this year. But since I’m a glutton for punishment, instead of focusing on the categories we predicted correctly (including all three short-film prizes!), let’s look at the six we got wrong…and why.
Best Cinematography I thought The Tree of Life would take home this trophy for its stunningly gorgeous photography, with The Artist as a possible spoiler. Hugo was my third choice, and it won. Clearly overall support for the film helped Robert Richardson’s case, although the film does feature dazzling camerawork, particularly in the opening sequence.
Best Editing Thinking this prize would be part of an overall sweep, I predicted The Artist for the win. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo was my third choice; though it’s the most dizzyingly cut film of the five, I thought it would prove too dark for the Academy. READ FULL STORY »