IMDb was the only place that suggested J. Edgar was a 2012, and then apparently only because it hadn't made WB's release chart. It was slated to film in early 2011, and because Eastwood works quickly, it always was an obvious release for this year.
The reason A:OC is expected to be 2013 is because at the moment shooting isn't expected to start until next summer at the earliest, maybe later.
I think the hype for Lincoln will be too big too live up to. I still think it will get nominated but it will have a lot of trouble winning (Spielberg and Lincoln too). If War Horse fails though, Spielberg and Lincoln's chances improve.
In terms of Lead Actor I think it will actually go to Clint Eastwood if he signs up for that baseball film he is currently in negotiations for. He still hasn't won an acting award and this film will probably be his last as an actor. That didn't help his case for a nomination in Gran Torino, but the Academy has shown that they love Eastwood when the time is right.
I don't think The Dark Knight Rises will win any awards. I can see it getting nominated in Best Picture and Best Director but they will have no chance at winning. I highly doubt Tom Hardy gets nominated for the film but the film could boost his chances for The Wettest County in the World. The film will also struggle winning the technical awards with The Hobbit in the mix.
Speaking of The Hobbit, it will have trouble getting nominated for Best Picture as a film in the series has already won. It will still dominate the techs and maybe McKellen could get a nomination or Serkis could get a special achievement award.
One more thing about Lincoln, I could definitely see the supporting cast getting some nominations. With James Spader, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Field, Tommy Lee Jones, Jackie Earle Haley, John Hawkes, David Strathairn, Walton Goggins and Hal Holbrook I would be stunned if it didn't win one (or both) of the supporting categories.
The Dark Knight Rises will do fine. People don't expect much because of the set pictures but I think it will smash box office and crticis next year. I think the one to watch is "Prometheus." Riley is the King of Sy-Fy (Alien and Blade Runner). He also has an amazing cast as well. Watch out for Prometheus.
The Danish Girl won't get made soon - no director, and no actress to play Kidman's wife at the moment.
But Stoker, a psychological thriller written by Wentworth Miller, could lead Kidman back to the race. The screenplay was somewhat highly anticipated. The lead actor role originally went to Colin Firth, but he dropped out and now belongs to Matthew Goode. Mia Wasikowska and Jacki Weaver also star.
I respect F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby (one of those books you must read in school), but I have never seen a good film adaptation from it (not the one with Redford, not the one with Sorvino, nothing). If this film is any good - and I have significant doubts, by all means, let it sweep the ceremony; it will be a real triumph.
We are such stuff that dreams are made on, and our lives are rounded by a little sleep.
Of the two previous versions, the original 1927 silent one is long lost. The 1949 version with Alan Ladd is mostly out of sight - I saw a clandestine screening in NYC in the 1990s had little feel for the novel, and made little impact at the time.