WILL WIN: Rango
oscar.go.com/nominees/animated-feature-film/rango

UPSET POTENTIAL: None. This may be the surest thing of the night.


BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

Bullhead (Belgium)
Footnote (Israel)
In Darkness (Poland)
Monsieur Lazhar (Canada)
A Separation (Iran)

WILL WIN: A Separation (Iran)
oscar.go.com/nominees/foreign-language-film/iran-a-separation

UPSET POTENTIAL: Weak. In Darkness is a possible, but there’s universal acclaim for the Iranian domestic drama A Separation.


ORIGINAL SCORE

The Adventures of Tintin, John Williams
The Artist, Ludovic Bource
Hugo, Howard Shore
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, Alberto Iglesias
War Horse, John Williams

WILL WIN: The Artist, Ludovic Bource
oscar.go.com/nominees/music-original-score/the-artist

UPSET POTENTIAL: Weak. It’s hard seeing this go any other way.


BEST ORIGINAL SONG

"Man or Muppet," The Muppets; Music and Lyric by Bret McKenzie
"Real in Rio," Rio; Music by Sergio Mendes and Carlinhos Brown, Lyric by Siedah Garrett

WILL WIN: "Man or Muppet," The Muppets; Music and Lyric by Bret McKenzie
oscar.go.com/nominees/music-original-song/the-muppets

UPSET POTENTIAL: None. And correction—THIS is the surest thing of the night.


BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN ART DIRECTION

The Artist
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Hugo
Midnight in Paris
War Horse