Academy Award nominee Jennifer Lawrence will be up at the crack of dawn Tuesday, Jan. 24 to announce the 2012 Oscar nominations.

We've put together a list of predictions (where we feel qualified to do so). Stay tuned for a complete list of nominees shortly after 5:30 a.m. PST Tuesday.

Actor in a Leading Role

George Clooney, The Descendants

Brad Pitt, Moneyball

Jean Jujardin, The Artist

Michael Fassbender, Shame

Leonardo DiCaprio, J. Edgar

Actor in a Supporting Role

Christopher Plummer, Beginners

Albert Brooks, Drive

Jonah Hill, Moneyball

Kenneth Branagh, My Week With Marilyn

Patton Oswalt, Young Adult

Actress in a Leading Role

Meryl Streep, Iron Lady

Viola Davis, The Help

Tilda Swinton, We Need to Talk About Kevin

Kirsten Dunst, Melancholia

Glenn Close, Albert Nobbs

Actress in a Supporting Role

Octavia Spencer, The Help

Jessica Chastain, The Help

Shailene Woodley, The Descendants

Berenice Bejo, The Artist

Melissa McCarthy, Bridesmaids


Alexander Payne, The Descendants

Martin Scorsese, Hugo

Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris

Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist

Nicolas Winding Refn, Drive

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

The Descendants

The Help



The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

Writing (Original Screenplay)

Midnight in Paris

The Artist


A Separation


Documentary (Feature)

Bill Cunningham New York

Project Nim


Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory


Foreign Language Film

A Separation (Iran)

In Darkness (Poland)

Monsieur Lazhar (Canada)

Footnote (Israel)

Pina (Germany)

Best Picture

There will be anywhere from five to ten nominations in this category. We predict the following seven:

The Artist

The Descendants

The Help



Midnight in Paris

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo