The Twenty-First Century

Oscar Picks and Predictions

This is my favorite time of the year. The Academy Awards will air on February 27, and I love the fact that they’re naming ten nominees in the best picture category. Because lets face it, this isn’t really about being the best (every movie nominated is a potential oscar winner in my opinion); it’s about recognizing quality filmmaking. Of course some movies were omitted (“The Ghost Writer”and “Shutter Island” come to mind), but overall, the ten nominees are all excellent. I thought I’d share with you my predictions for the winners in the major categories. I feel it’s a tough one this year, but oscar season wouldn’t be the same without the “prediction game”.

                                       

                                      
                                                                                           The “Dude” finally won his first Oscar in 2010

Best Picture – “The King’s Speech”
Best Director – David Fincher, “The Social Network”
Best Actor – Colin Firth, “The King’s Speech”
Best Actress – Natalie Portman, “Black Swan”
Best Supporting Actor – Christian Bale, “The Fighter”
Best Supporting Actress – Melissa Leo, “The Fighter”
Adapted Screenplay – “The Social Network”
Original Screenplay – “Another Year”
Animated Feature – “Toy Story 3″
Cinematography – “True Grit”
Costume Design – “Alice In Wonderland”
Makeup – “The Wolfman”
Visual Effects – “Inception”
Documentary – “Exit Through the Gift Shop”
Foreign Language Film – “Biutiful”

8 replies »

  1. I agree with you on almost all the predicted winners except the best picture. Imo i believe “inception” should take home the oscar for this category. As for the other titles, BAFA can be a good benchmark to base your predictions on; and i guess you were influenced by it, right?

    • Well to be honest I’ve had these predictions in my mind for a while now. Every year I manage to predict at least the winners in the major categories (best picture, acting and directing). Let’s hope I’m not wrong this year :p Concerning the best picture category, I’m rooting for 127 hours myself, but I know it won’t happen. “The King’s Speech” sounds like a more solid contender for the award. Inception will never win in my opinion, simply because it was a huge commercial success, and the academy voters always prefer to choose movies that not everyone has seen (“The Hurt Locker” was a fine example of that).

    • I had to sleeep kamen! I have to go to work now. I will watch it again tonight at 7 on fox movies! U do the same if u missed it last night!

  2. Inception should have won more awards honestly:/
    i ct say anything abt the king’s speech since i didnt watch it yet and neither True Grit…ill have to watch em and judge later.

    • Inception won 4 oscars, which is excellent. Its true that it didnt win any awards in the acting categories, but at least it swept every technical award. It’s still a great result in my opinion!

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