Who Will Win At The Oscars?

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Blog post written for the Oscars 2012.

I love the Oscars but rarely stay up to watch them on TV. It’s a big ask to be up all night on a Sunday. The last time I did was 2002 when Jim Broadbent was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the movie Iris.

He wasn’t the favourite but won and I was delighted. I met him some years previously when he was a member of The National Theatre of Brent and before he became one of the UK’s best-loved actors. I was at university with his nephew, hence the connection.

Can astrology predict who will win at the Oscars? Here’s a quick look at what the Stars up above have to say about the Stars on the red carpet. I have listed the five nominees in each category in betting order, i.e. the current favourite to win an Academy Award at the top of the list. I only have birth times for some of the actors so my predictions are a mix of Sun signs and additional astrological factors.

Best Actor:

Jean Dujardin (The Artist) – Gemini – Winner

George Clooney (The Descendants) – Taurus

Brad Pitt (Moneyball) – Sagittarius

Gary Oldman (Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy) – Aries

Demian Bichir (A Better Life) – Leo

The stars say that it’s Taurus’ year. In mythology, Jupiter was King of the Gods, and Jupiter’s in Taurus until 11th June 2012. The money’s on Gemini Jean Dujardin to win but let’s see if Jupiter can propel Taurus George Clooney to his second Academy Award. Aries Gary Oldman has Uranus, planet of surprises, close to his 10th house Sun (10th house rules fame and glory), so could be the surprise contender. Astrologer says: George Clooney

Best Actress:

Viola Davis (The Help) – Leo

Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady) – Cancer – Winner

Michelle Williams (My Week With Marilyn) – Virgo

Glenn Close (Albert Nobbs) – Pisces

Rooney Mara (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo) – Aries

Leo Viola Davis is the favourite to win but Cancer Meryl Streep is the one to watch. Natally she has Jupiter on the Descendant, her relationship point, which is her chameleon-like ability to transform in to the characters she portrays so brilliantly. Her Moon in Taurus in the 10th house suggests it’s her year. Don’t count out Aries Rooney Mara, who has four planets in Aries and Uranus could spring yet another surprise. Astrologer says: Meryl Streep

Best Supporting Actor:

Christopher Plummer (Beginners) – Sagittarius – Winner

Max Von Sydow (Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close) – Aries

Kenneth Branagh (My Week With Marilyn) – Sagittarius

Nick Nolte (Warrior) – Aquarius

Jonah Hill (Moneyball) – Sagittarius

This category is the battle of the oldies as Sagittarius Christopher Plummer and Aries Max Von Sydow were born in 1929 and both men are approaching their Uranus return, an 84 year cycle. Uranus is a livewire energy and this feels like the comeback kid. Christoper Plummer has the Moon in Taurus and Max von Sydow has Venus and Jupiter in Taurus so astrologically both are contenders for the Oscar. Aquarius Nick Nolte also has the Ascendant, Jupiter and Saturn in Taurus so this is a tough one to call. Astrologer says: Christopher Plummer

Best Supporting Actress:

Octavia Spencer (The Help) – Gemini – Winner

Berenice Bejo (The Artist) – Cancer

Jessica Chastain (The Help) – Aries

Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids) – Virgo

Janet McTeer (Albert Nobbs) – Taurus

Gemini Octavia Spencer is the favourite to win but Janet McTeer could come up trumps as her Sun is in Taurus. Cancer Berenice Bejo will be 36 this year and is celebrating her Jupiter Return, a 12 year cycle, which often brings rewards and good times. Astrologer says: Berenice Bejo

Best Director:

Michel Hazavanicius (The Artist) – Aries – Winner

Martin Scorsese (Hugo) – Scorpio

Alexander Payne (The Descendants) – Aquarius

Woody Allen (Midnight in Paris) – Sagittarius

Terence Malick (The Tree of Life) – Sagittarius

I don’t have Aries Michel Hazavanicius’ time of birth but he was born on a Sun-Saturn conjunction which suggests a hard worker and with Uranus exactly on his Saturn, I’m going to go with the favourite as I feel this represents a major accomplishment for him. Astrologer says: Michel Hazavanicius

Best Film:

The Artist – Winner – is hotly tipped as the favourite to win the accolade of Best Film this year. Recently, Neptune, planet of illusion, came home to its sign of Pisces, exact on 3rd February 2012. Neptune was discovered during an era of major development in photography and film and Neptune in Pisces symbolises all things creative and artistic. A black and white film that transports us back to the days of silent film, The Artist is in totally in tune with the current Zeitgeist. Astrologer says: The Artist

I’ll be waiting excitedly to see whether my astrological predictions come true. What are your personal opinions about the Oscars and which films and actors do you think will be this year’s big winners?

[photo by David Alonso Rincon]


17 thoughts on “Who Will Win At The Oscars?”

  1. How insightful, Sally, thank you. I have only seen “The Iron Lady” out of all the films in the running, but I really think Meryl Streep deserves to win Best Actress. Her performance as Margaret Thatcher was spell-binding, from the moment she uttered the first word – took my breath away – it was literally like hearing MT speaking. Hope she wins 🙂

    1. Funnily enough, having written about the Oscars, I haven’t yet seen one of the films. I want to though! I have seen some of the trailers and Ms Streep as always was jaw-droppingly acurrate in her portrayal of Mrs T.
      Thanks for sharing, Sally

  2. I love the Oscars, Sally. And am most excited about tomorrow night, and I’m very diligent and make it my business to see ALL the films in advance, or at least those that interest me. I have swerved round The Artist this year though, probably a mistake since it swept the board at the BAFTAs as you know. Your predictions have given an extra dimension to these now for me. Go the Taureans! Just like me, I want them to have a good year. I agree with Yvonne, Meryl was good, but Meryl’s always good. But I’d be equally happy with Viola or Michelle in that category. Yvonne, if you can see The Help (or read it) and My Week With Marilyn which had so much to commend it, that would be very enjoyable leisure time. And Christopher Plummer in Beginners was a quirky delight. We only saw that last weekend after he’d already won the BAFTA, because he’d won it so that reminds us of the value of these hotly contested gongs. I hope if I were an actor I would truly regard it as an honour to be nominated because really all this work is of an exemplary standard. Good luck to all of them. x

    1. I love that you love the Oscars and diligently watched the films. I have read The Help which I thought was an outstanding book and I was totally engrossed with those courageous women. Yes, very exciting that Oscar night is now so close. Can’t wait to see the results.

  3. The stars for the Stars – how appropriate Sally. It’s a few months since I’ve been to the cinema so I’ve not seen any of the movies but I love the glamour and excitement of the Oscars all the same.

  4. Thank you for your comments, Marion and Jan. “Stars for the Stars”.. great name for a celebrity astrology website!

  5. What a curious way to look at the oscars! Which I also love. I only managed to see A Week With Marion; it was very intense and so good I thought I was watching Marilyn. But I think Meryl will win and George, oh George… Thanks again for an insightful post.

    1. Was that “A Week With Marion Ryan?!”… I know, you mean Marilyn.
      Yes, it may be new for a lot of people that you can use astrology to make predictions on all kind of things. Celebrity and sporting predictions are one of my niches.
      When people ask what astrology does, a quick answer is that it can give you a new and different perspective on life. Sometimes that’s all it takes to help people make choices and decisions about their own lives.
      Thanks for your comment.
      best, Sally

  6. Mmm. I have seen The Iron Lady and The Descendants and I think both Meryl Streep and George Clooney deserve Oscars for their performances. Ah, George, the perfect man. Proves himself time and time again, despite his gorgeous looks. Sally, are Taurus and Cancerians closely linked? As a Taurean, yes I too feel this is my year. But also for Cancerians. Wot you fink?

    1. hi Allison, interesting question. Taurus and Cancer connect well in astrology. They are two signs apart in the zodiac so they have an easy relationship together and yes, when things are going well for Taurus, this has a knock on effect for Cancer. Cancer’s big year comes mid 2013 when Jupiter enters their sign for the first time in 12 years. Think big, be expansive, be bold.
      Thanks for your comment.
      best, Sally

  7. I am also packing in all the movies before tonight, seen three this week on the list and the rest before that. Keen film watcher me.

    This post has prompted me to consult you Sally regarding the Lotto tickets I sometimes buy!

    Will be watching the results keenly!

    best B

    1. Go you, Bianca, Ms Film Buff. Let me know which ones are your favourites, your must sees. I don’t do lottery numbers…. I like having a punt at sporting predictions though, if that’s any help? Thanks for your comment, Sally

  8. The Stars for the stars…. Very good! I love watching films. Only seen one so far off this list of nominees… Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy which I wasn’t that impressed with. It went a bit over my head & I found the ending very abrupt. Quite a few I would like to see though. I have always loved Meryl Streep and imagine she has done a great job of portraying Maggie Thatcher. She’s be a deserving winner, in my eyes. Love the it’s and your predictions. Will also be watching Oscar’s with renewed interest. Thanks for your insight Sally. Always a pleasure to read. Amanda

    1. hi Amanda, Thanks for your lovely comment. Hmm, not the first person I’ve heard from who didn’t overly enjoy Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. Not sure whether to watch it or not… best, Sally

  9. Hi Sally,
    Enjoy your Site!
    As the following 3 are already strongly favoured, Clint Eastwood/Daniel Day-Lewis/
    Bill Murray for Best Actor, who do you fancy?
    Best wishes.

    1. Thank you for your kind comment. I love the Oscars and I will be blogging about them nearer the awards.
      Will tell you all about it then. best, Sally

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