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Earlier in the week, we gave you a list of our most hard-hitting, scientifically calculated Oscars ceremy predictions (like that the camera will cut to Meryl Streep chuckling and smiling warmly precisely six times) and now we've undertaken a straw poll throughout the entire PAPER, PAPERMAG and EXTRA EXTRA office to see who they think we'll take home an Oscar. There were a few close calls (the Best Supporting Actress race was fierce!) but ultimately there could only be one winner. (Also note that we've only included the major awards everyone cares about -- you'll have to find out who's pegged for a Best Sound Mixing for an Animated Foreign Language Documentary Short win elsewhere.) Check out our predictions below and let us know if you agree with us or think we're dead wrong. We'll be live-tweeting the big night so make sure to follow @papermagazine on Twitter Sunday night.

Drum roll please....

BEST PICTURE




best picture.pngNominees:

The Artist
The Descendants
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
The Help
Midnight in Paris
Moneyball
The Tree of Life
War Horse



PAPERMAG Predicts:


Screen shot 2012-02-24 at 12.38.33 PM.pngThe Artist


BEST ACTOR

Screen shot 2012-02-24 at 1.11.10 PM.pngScreen shot 2012-02-24 at 1.11.40 PM.png


Nominees:

Demián Bichir--A Better Life
George Clooney--The Descendants
Jean Dujardin--The Artist
Gary Oldman--Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Brad Pitt--Moneyball


PAPERMAG Predicts:

Screen shot 2012-02-24 at 1.09.21 PM.pngGeorge Clooney--The Descendants

BEST ACTRESS

Screen shot 2012-02-24 at 1.19.45 PM.pngScreen shot 2012-02-24 at 1.20.12 PM.png


Nominees:

Glenn Close--Albert Nobbs
Viola Davis--The Help
Rooney Mara--The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Meryl Streep--The Iron Lady
Michelle Williams--My Week With Marilyn

PAPERMAG Predicts:


Screen shot 2012-02-24 at 1.10.28 PM.pngMeryl Streep--The Iron Lady


BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Screen shot 2012-02-24 at 1.31.59 PM.pngScreen shot 2012-02-24 at 1.32.18 PM.pngNominees:

Kenneth Branagh--My Week With Marilyn
Jonah Hill--Moneyball
Nick Nolte--Warrior
Christopher Plummer--Beginners
Max von Sydow--Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

PAPERMAG Predicts:

Screen shot 2012-02-24 at 1.29.58 PM.pngChristopher Plummer--Beginners



BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE


Screen shot 2012-02-24 at 1.35.02 PM.pngScreen shot 2012-02-24 at 1.35.29 PM.pngNominees:

Bérénice Bejo--The Artist
Jessica Chastain--The Help
Melissa McCarthy--Bridesmaids
Janet McTeer--Albert Nobbs
Octavia Spencer--The Help

PAPERMAG Predicts:

Screen shot 2012-02-24 at 1.31.20 PM.pngOctavia Spencer--The Help




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