Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
DEMIÁN BICHIR / A BETTER LIFE
GEORGE CLOONEY / THE DESCENDANTS
LEONARDO DiCAPRIO / J. EDGAR
JEAN DUJARDIN /THE ARTIST
BRAD PITT /MONEYBALL
Who will win: George Clooney, there isn't a clear favorite yet, but this was the film I enjoyed the most.
Who should win: Leonardo DiCaprio. Give this guy a damn Oscar already, he obviously wants one.
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
GLENN CLOSE /ALBERT NOBBS
VIOLA DAVIS /THE HELP
MERYL STREEP /THE IRON LADY
TILDA SWINTON /WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN
MICHELLE WILLIAMS /MY WEEK WITH MARILYN
Who will win: Michelle Williams
Who should win: Williams, this is her year.
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
KENNETH BRANAGH / MY WEEK WITH MARILYN
ARMIE HAMMER /J. EDGAR
JONAH HILL /MONEYBALL
NICK NOLTE /WARRIOR
CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER /BEGINNERS
Who will win: Kenneth Branagh
Who should win: Branagh, the hype for Marilyn is very high. I don't think Hill has a change, I don't think anyone is familiar enough with Hammer, and Warrior and Beginners just don't stand out enough.
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
BÉRÉNICE BEJO /THE ARTIST
JESSICA CHASTAIN /THE HELP
MELISSA McCARTHY /BRIDESMAIDS
JANET McTEER /ALBERT NOBBS
OCTAVIA SPENCER /THE HELP
Who will win: Jessica Chastain
Who should win: Chastain. She's really getting nominated not only for her wonderful work in The Help, but for the other great performances she turned in this year. She deserves it.
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
MIDNIGHT IN PARIS
Who will win: The Artist
Who should win: The Help. I haven't seen Midnight in Paris or The Artist, Bridesmaids surely doesn't deserve a win. the Descendants was great, but the movie really belonged to Clooney and Woodley. The Help had the best cast all around, they all turned in great performances
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
LAURENCE FISHBURNE /THURGOOD
PAUL GIAMATTI /TOO BIG TO FAIL
GREG KINNEAR /THE KENNEDYS
GUY PEARCE /MILDRED PIERCE
JAMES WOODS/TOO BIG TO FAIL
Who will win: Guy Pearce
Who should win: Guy Pearce, Mildred Pierce was just wonderful all around.
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
DIANE LANE /CINEMA VERITE
MAGGIE SMITH /DOWNTON ABBEY
EMILY WATSON /APPROPRIATE ADULT
BETTY WHITE /HALLMARK HALL OF FAME: THE LOST VALENTINE
KATE WINSLET /MILDRED PIERCE
Who Will Win: Kate Winslet
Who should win: Kate Winslet, see previous category.
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
PATRICK J. ADAMS /SUITS
STEVE BUSCEMI /BOARDWALK EMPIRE
KYLE CHANDLER /FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS
BRYAN CRANSTON /BREAKING BAD
MICHAEL C. HALL /DEXTER
Who will win: Bryan Cranston, he's the best.
Who should win: Bryan Cranston. What Cranston does on Breaking Band is outstanding. While others like Buscemi and Hall are great, Cranston takes the cake. No one does it better.
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
KATHY BATES /HARRY’S LAW
GLENN CLOSE /DAMAGES
JESSICA LANGE /AMERICAN HORROR STORY
JULIANNA MARGULIES /THE GOOD WIFE
KYRA SEDGWICK / THE CLOSER
Who will win: Glenn Close/Kyra Sedgwick. I can't pick, it's Sedgwick's last season, but Close is a popular vote as well.
Who should win: Glenn Close. I don't think she'll win for Albert Nobbs, but she'll make up for it here.
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
ALEC BALDWIN /30 ROCK
TY BURRELL MODERN FAMILY
STEVE CARELL / THE OFFICE
JON CRYER /TWO AND A HALF MEN
ERIC STONESTREET MODERN FAMILY
Who will win: Steve Carell for his last season on the office.
Who should win: Alec Baldwin. His performance is great, but I have a feeling him acting like a total douche on that flight will make his peers think less of him.
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
JULIE BOWEN / MODERN FAMILY
EDIE FALCO / NURSE JACKIE
TINA FEY /30 ROCK
SOFIA VERGARA /MODERN FAMILY
BETTY WHITE /HOT IN CLEVELAND
Who will win: Tina Fey
Who should win: Tina Fey
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
GAME OF THRONES
THE GOOD WIFE
Who will win: Breaking Bad.
Who should win: Breaking Bad. The others are great, but Breaking Bad is outstanding.
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
THE BIG BANG THEORY
Who will win: Modern Family
Who should win: Modern Family, while I'd love to see The Big Bang Theory win..