While this won't be the last Oscar prediction post here, this fourth installment concludes my list of 12 contending films for the 2012 Oscars. I am quite pleased that most of these films are legitimately Oscar-worthy films. From the unlikely Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Pt. II to the hands-down favorite, Moneyball, many of the films prove and project to be heavy hitters come the Award season.
This fourth post features a dark horse (literally!) full of new Hollywood's rising stars, a soppy, sentimental favorite led by seasoned Oscar veterans, and the necessary indie flick of heavy-hearted source material. While Moneyball is STILL my favorite at this point, these films have a chance to knock Bennett Miller's movie off its perch.