Oscars 2012 Predictions

MTV News compiles our guesses for who will win — and our opinions on who should win.

Will "The Artist" dominate the 2012 Oscars? Should "The Artist" dominate the 2012 Oscars? Might wonderful films like "Hugo" get shut out in the major categories? Can the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honestly not bestow a single statuette on "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2"?

These are the sorts of questions that have been preoccupying the MTV Movies team as of late. For the last two weeks, we've been doing our best to predict the Oscar winners — and oftentimes pointing out that the one that will win isn't always the one that should win.

Below, we've gathered together all our predictions.

With just hours to go until show time, take a look at our picks and see how they stack up against your own:

Best Music (Original Score)

Who will win: "The Artist"

Who should win: "The Artist"

Best Animated Feature Film

Who will win: "Rango"

Who should win: "The Adventures of Tintin" (even though it's not nominated)

Best Visual Effects

Who will win: "Rise of the Planet of the Apes"

Who should win: "Rise of the Planet of the Apes"

Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

Who will win: Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash, "The Descendants"

Who should win: Bridget O'Connor and Peter Straughan, "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy"

Best Writing (Original Screenplay)

Who will win: Woody Allen, "Midnight in Paris"

Who should win: Asghar Farhadi, "A Separation"

Best Supporting Actress

Who will win: Octavia Spencer, "The Help"

Who should win: Octavia Spencer, "The Help"

Best Supporting Actor

Who will win: Christopher Plummer, "Beginnings"

Who should win: Christopher Plummer, "Beginnings"

Best Actor

Who will win: Jean Dujardin, "The Artist"

Who should win: Gary Oldman, "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy"

Best Actress

Who will win: Viola Davis, "The Help"

Who should win: Viola Davis, "The Help"

Best Director

Who will win: Martin Scorsese, "Hugo"

Who should win: Woody Allen, "Midnight in Paris"

Best Picture

Who will win: "The Artist"

Who should win: "Tree of Life"

The MTV Movies team has the 2012 Oscars covered! Stick with us for everything you need to know leading up to the awards show, and head to Next Movie for a printable Oscar ballot. On Sunday, tune into MTV.com at 5 p.m. ET for our two-and-a-half-hour red-carpet live stream and updates on the night's big winners. To join the live conversation, tweet @MTVNews with the hashtag #Oscars.