Jennifer Lawrence will announce this year's Academy Award nominees live from Los Angeles, Calif. MSNBC is hosting a live feed of the event -- watch it here.

Below are our predictions in a few of the categories (see more of our predictions here). Stay tuned for a complete list of nominees -- did we get it right?

Remember, these are our predictions only -- a nominee list will follow.

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


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