WILL WIN: Hugo
oscar.go.com/nominees/art-direction/hugo

UPSET POTENTIAL: Possible. A very competitive field, but Hugo is visually stunning. Still, The Artist could pull this out.


BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY

The Artist
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Hugo
The Tree of Life
War Horse

WILL WIN: The Artist
oscar.go.com/nominees/cinematography/the-artist

UPSET POTENTIAL: Strong. The Tree of Life should really win this and will no doubt get a lot of votes.  But love for The Artist will put it over the top here, likely in a squeaker (though we’ll never truly know).


BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN

Anonymous
The Artist
Hugo
Jane Eyre
W.E.

WILL WIN: The Artist
oscar.go.com/nominees/costume-design/the-artist

UPSET POTENTIAL: Possible. Costume dramas like Anonymous, Jane Eyre and Hugo almost exclusively win this category, but again—too much love for The Artist this year, and those other three will likely split votes. But if one pulls it out, it’ll be Hugo.


BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

Hell and Back Again
If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front
Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory
Pina
Undefeated

WILL WIN: Pina
oscar.go.com/nominees/documentary-feature/pina

UPSET POTENTIAL: Weak. Critics have been in awe of Pina’s 3D visualization of the Art of Dance, but if there is an upset it’ll be Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory.


BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN FILM EDITING

The Artist
The Descendants
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Hugo
Moneyball

WILL WIN: The Artist
oscar.go.com/nominees/film-editing/the-artist