I'll probably miss one, maybe two (but not often). These are my predictions for the 2012 Oscar winners.
Picture: The Artist
Director: Hazanavicius- The Artist
Actor: Dujordin- The Artist
Actress: Davis- The Help
Sup. Actor: Plummer- The Beginners
Sup Actress: Spencer- The Help
Adapted Screenplay: Descendants
Original Screenplay: Midnight in Paris
I would like to point out that Woody Allen and the Academy have a somewhat troubled history, which puts Midnight at a disadvantage. Nobody ever heard of Beginners, except for us film nerds. Bet on it to win. Finally, there will definitely be more than four syllables in the Directors last name.