For the record, this year is harder than most. I won’t even tell you how long it took to come up with these. I’m not very happy with them, but it’s hard to feel confident with all the back and forth going around this year. I only put what I want to win for the categories in which I saw the majority of the nominees. In the case of the Sound categories, I don’t feel like I know enough to pick what I want wih accuracy. That being said, if there is one thing I want to happen tomorrow, it is a win for Dogtooth. Considering the reaction it had to screenings for the Academy though, to say it is impossible is an understatement. Coming up…my long overdue Dream Ballot.

2011 Academy Award Predictions:

Best Actor:
Think: Colin Firth – The King’s Speech
Want: Colin Firth – The King’s Speech

Best Actress:
Think: Natalie Portman – Black Swan
Want: Natalie Portman – Black Swan

Best Adapted Screenplay:
Think: The Social Network – Aaron Sorkin
Want: The Social Network – Aaron Sorkin

Best Animated Film:
Think: Toy Story 3
Want: Toy Story 3

Best Animated Short:
Madagascar: A Journey Diary

Best Art Direction:
Think: The King’s Speech
Want: The King’s Speech

Best Cinematography:
Think: Roger Deakins  – True Grit
Want: Roger Deakins – True Grit

Best Costume Design:
Think: Jenny Beavan, The King’s Speech
Want: Antonella Cannarozzi, I Am Love

Best Director:
Think: David Fincher – The Social Network
Want: Darren Aronofsky – Black Swan

Best Documentary:
Think: Inside Job
Want: Exit Through the Gift Shop

Best Documentary Short:
Think: Poster Girl

Best Editing:
Think: Kirk Baxter, Angus Wall – The Social Network
Want: Andrew Weisblum, Black Swan

Best Foreign Language Film:
Think: In a Better World

Best Live-Action Short:
Think: Wish 143

Best Makeup:
Think: The Wolfman

Best Original Score:
Think: Alexandre Desplat – The King’s Speech
Want: Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross – The Social Network (by a hair. It’s hard to pass up the Inception score and the brilliance of Johnny Marr’s guitar)

Best Original Screenplay:
Think: David Seidler – The King’s Speech
Want: Mike Leigh – Another Year

Best Original Song:
Think: “We Belong Together” – Randy Newman – Toy Story 3
Want: “We Belong Together” – Randy Newman – Toy Story 3

Best Picture:
Think: The King’s Speech
Want: The Social Network

Best Sound Editing:
Think: Inception

Best Sound Mixing:
Think: Inception

Best Supporting Actor:
Think: Christian Bale – The Fighter
Want: John Hawkes – Winter’s Bone

Best Supporting Actress:
Think: Melissa Leo – The Fighter
Want: Hailee Steinfeld – True Grit

Best Visual Effects:
Think: Inception
Want: Inception


2 thoughts on “Oscar Predictions 2011

  1. As much as I would kill for Nolan to win for screenplay, the fact remains the Academy has an unreasonable hard on for The King’s Speech so original screenplay will probably go to that movie rather Inception, despite it should win. Check out my list and opinions when you can!

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