Amph The Oscar Prediction Thread: the Winner!

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  1. Nevermind Jedi Grand Master

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    Closest to the Academy Choices wins a week of colours. If you change your minds about a prediction PM me and I will change it up to the start of the show.

    Best Picture

    * "Black Swan" Mike Medavoy, Brian Oliver and Scott Franklin, Producers
    * "The Fighter" David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman and Mark Wahlberg, Producers
    * "Inception" Emma Thomas and Christopher Nolan, Producers
    * "The Kids Are All Right" Gary Gilbert, Jeffrey Levy-Hinte and Celine Rattray, Producers
    * "The King's Speech" Iain Canning, Emile Sherman and Gareth Unwin, Producers
    * "127 Hours" Christian Colson, Danny Boyle and John Smithson, Producers
    * "The Social Network" Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca and Ceán Chaffin, Producers
    * "Toy Story 3" Darla K. Anderson, Producer
    * "True Grit" Scott Rudin, Ethan Coen and Joel Coen, Producers
    * "Winter's Bone" Anne Rosellini and Alix Madigan-Yorkin, Producers

    Actor in a Leading Role

    * Javier Bardem in "Biutiful"
    * Jeff Bridges in "True Grit"
    * Jesse Eisenberg in "The Social Network"
    * Colin Firth in "The King's Speech"
    * James Franco in "127 Hours"

    Actress in a Leading Role

    * Annette Bening in "The Kids Are All Right"
    * Nicole Kidman in "Rabbit Hole"
    * Jennifer Lawrence in "Winter's Bone"
    * Natalie Portman in "Black Swan"
    * Michelle Williams in "Blue Valentine"

    Actor in a Supporting Role

    * Christian Bale in "The Fighter"
    * John Hawkes in "Winter's Bone"
    * Jeremy Renner in "The Town"
    * Mark Ruffalo in "The Kids Are All Right"
    * Geoffrey Rush in "The King's Speech"

    Actress in a Supporting Role

    * Amy Adams in "The Fighter"
    * Helena Bonham Carter in "The King's Speech"
    * Melissa Leo in "The Fighter"
    * Hailee Steinfeld in "True Grit"
    * Jacki Weaver in "Animal Kingdom"

    Directing

    * "Black Swan" Darren Aronofsky
    * "The Fighter" David O. Russell
    * "The King's Speech" Tom Hooper
    * "The Social Network" David Fincher
    * "True Grit" Joel Coen and Ethan Coen

    Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

    * "127 Hours" Screenplay by Danny Boyle & Simon Beaufoy
    * "The Social Network" Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin
    * "Toy Story 3" Screenplay by Michael Arndt; Story by John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich
    * "True Grit" Written for the screen by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen
    * "Winter's Bone" Adapted for the screen by Debra Granik & Anne Rosellini

    Writing (Original Screenplay)

    * "Another Year" Written by Mike Leigh
    * "The Fighter" Screenplay by Scott Silver and Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson;
    Story by Keith Dorrington & Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson
    * "Inception" Written by Christopher Nolan
    * "The Kids Are All Right" Written by Lisa Cholodenko & Stuart Blumberg
    * "The King's Speech" Screenplay by David Seidler

    Animated Feature Film

    * "How to Train Your Dragon" Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois
    * "The Illusionist" Sylvain Chomet
    * "Toy Story 3" Lee Unkrich

    Art Direction

    * "Alice in Wonderland"
    Production Design: Robert Stromberg; Set Decoration: Karen O'Hara
    * "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1"
    Production Design: Stuart Craig; Set Decoration: Stephenie McMillan
    * "Inception"
    Production Design: Guy Hendrix Dyas; Set Decoration: Larry Dias and Doug Mowat
    * "The King's Speech"
    Production Design: Eve Stewart; Set Decoration: Judy Farr
    * "True Grit"
    Production Design: Jess Gonchor; Set Decoration: Nancy Haigh

    Cinematography

    * "Black Swan" Matthew Libatique
    * "Inception" Wally Pfister
    * "The King's Speech" Danny Cohen
    * "The Social Network" Jeff Cronenweth
    * "True Grit" Roger Deakins

    Costume Design

    * "Alice in Wonderland" Colleen Atwood
    * "I Am Love" Antonella Cannarozzi
    * "The King's Speech" Jenny Beavan
    * "The Tempest" Sandy Powell
    * "True Grit" Mary Zophres

    Documentary (Feature)

    * "Exit Through the Gift Shop" Banksy and Jaimie D'Cruz
    * "Gasland" Josh Fox and Trish Adlesic
    * "Inside Job" Charles Ferguson and Audrey Marrs
    * "Restrepo" Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger
    * "Waste Land" Lucy Walker and Angus Aynsley

    Documentary (Short Subject)

    * "Killing in the Name" Nominees to be determined
    * "Poster Girl" Nominees to be determined
    * "Strangers No More" Karen Goodman and Kirk Simon
    * "Sun Come Up" Jennifer Redfearn and
  2. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

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    I will PM you my picks in a handy list, but I will also, just for fun, post my comments alongside my picks here. Also, I'm playing for fun, since I already have colors; I suppose if I win, I'll just pass on down to the next person. Not that I'll win. :p

    Best Picture

    Nothing new here; it comes down to The King's Speech and The Social Network, though probably several of the other nominees are actually better films. Certainly some of them are better than

    THE KING'S SPEECH

    which will certainly win. Let's face it; the Academy is the last bastion of people who don't even know what Facebook is.


    Actor in a Leading Role

    I am ambivalent here. Bridges, Eisenberg and Firth all seem right up there. We'll kick out Bridges on the assumption that since Crazy Heart was last year (Crazy Heart was last year, right?), he won't win here. Everyone loves Firth and he even has to affect a verbal disability. But I'm going on a limb here and giving this one to

    JESSE EISENBERG


    Actress in a Leading Role

    Yes, I've heard raves about Kidman; I also don't harbor the pscyhopathic hatred for Bening that some Amp posters do; I'm also thrilled that Michelle Williams copped a nom. But seriously, do I need to spend a lot of time justifying my belief that

    NATALIE PORTMAN

    will win this one? Surely not. Plus, if I turn out to be wrong, I'll just blame the 'buzz.'


    Actor in a Supporting Role

    Lot of good stuff here. Ruffalo is a likable presence in any movie; Jeremy Renner excels at giving great, in every sense of the word, performances in bad movies. And in any given year, Christian Bale has probably given the actual best performance (or second best after the equally consistent Russell Crowe). But who are we kidding?

    GEOFFREY RUSH

    He is lovable.


    Actress in a Supporting Role

    I would love to see Steinfeld get this one. But it's probably going to be

    AMY ADAMS


    Directing

    Once again, I'm torn. Hooper is filler; the Coens won't get a lot of love since they're still riding high on No Country For Old Men. I think this is between Aronofsky and Fincher, but Russell could be a spoiler. But enough dithering.

    DAVID FINCHER

    And he's earned it. You know how many Oscars Se7en was nominated for? Zer0.


    Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

    Hard to say. Maybe

    THE SOCIAL NETWORK

    Backlash be damned.


    Writing (Original Screenplay)

    Another Year, of course. Ha! No, I kid! You know how many Oscars Leigh's Naked was nominated . . . ah, skip it. I bet this one goes to

    THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT

    I bet The Fighter spoils me on this one. Oh, well; what I have written, I have written.


    Animated Feature Film

    As the inestimable Jack Black once put it, "Star in a Dreamworks movie, then, come Oscar time, bet your entire salary in Pixar!" I still wonder why we have this category.

    TOY STORY 3


    Art Direction

    ALICE IN WONDERLAND

    I may get shafted here due to a complete overabundance of love for The King's Speech. There's no telling with these idiots.


    Cinematography

    The King's Speech had cinematography?

    BLACK SWAN


    Costume Design

    Let's see; we're looking for a period piece and nothing at all genuinely visionary or striking.

    THE KING'S SPEECH

    it is!


    Documentary (Feature)

    Exit Through the Gift Shop? Who does the Academy think it's kidding? They've never heard of Banksy in their lives. Any other year, that would be the obvious best doc. This year, though, the best one will probably win it. I speak, of course, of

    INSIDE JOB


    Documentary (Short Subject)

    This category is always hard. I've seen none of them and, as is usually the case in this category, they're all exactly the kind of thing the Academy loves. I'm going out on a limb and calling it for

    POSTER GIRL


    Film Editing

    Only one correct choice here.

    INCEPTION.

    What? What's that you say? Surely you jest.

    Oh, okay, then

    BLACK SWAN


    Foreign Langua
  3. The_Four_Dot_Elipsis Force Ghost

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    Best Picture

    * "The King's Speech" Iain Canning, Emile Sherman and Gareth Unwin, Producers

    Actor in a Leading Role

    * Colin Firth in "The King's Speech"

    Actress in a Leading Role

    * Natalie Portman in "Black Swan"

    Actor in a Supporting Role

    * Christian Bale in "The Fighter"

    Actress in a Supporting Role

    * Hailee Steinfeld in "True Grit"

    Directing

    * "The King's Speech" Tom Hooper

    Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

    * "The Social Network" Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin

    Writing (Original Screenplay)

    * "The King's Speech" Screenplay by David Seidler

    Animated Feature Film

    * "Toy Story 3" Lee Unkrich

    Art Direction

    * "The King's Speech"
    Production Design: Eve Stewart; Set Decoration: Judy Farr

    Cinematography

    * "True Grit" Roger Deakins

    Costume Design

    * "The King's Speech" Jenny Beavan

    Documentary (Feature)

    * "Inside Job" Charles Ferguson and Audrey Marrs

    Documentary (Short Subject)

    * "Strangers No More" Karen Goodman and Kirk Simon

    Film Editing

    * "The Social Network" Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter

    Foreign Language Film

    * "Biutiful" Mexico

    Makeup

    * "The Way Back" Edouard F. Henriques, Gregory Funk and Yolanda Toussieng

    Music (Original Score)

    * "The King's Speech" Alexandre Desplat

    Music (Original Song)

    * "I See the Light" from "Tangled" Music by Alan Menken Lyric by Glenn Slater

    Short Film (Animated)

    * "Day & Night" Teddy Newton

    Short Film (Live Action)

    * "God of Love" Luke Matheny

    Sound Editing

    * "Inception" Richard King

    * "The King's Speech" Paul Hamblin, Martin Jensen and John Midgley

    Visual Effects

    * "Inception" Paul Franklin, Chris Corbould, Andrew Lockley and Peter Bebb
  4. The_Four_Dot_Elipsis Force Ghost

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    Bah. That second-last pick should be for Sound Mixing. Accidentally deleted that.
  5. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

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    Would that the Academy would do the same. :p
  6. The_Four_Dot_Elipsis Force Ghost

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    Actually, the most perplexing and outmoded category, I think, is Best Original Song. They award songs, but not stunt work. Makes No Sense.
  7. emporergerner Jedi Master

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    Time to defend my title [face_cowboy]

    Here are my picks.

    Best Picture- The Social Network

    Best Director - David Fincher "The Social Network"

    Best Actor - Colin Firth "The Kings Speech"

    Best Actress - Natalie Portman "Black Swan"

    Best Supporting Actor - Christain Bale "The Fighter"

    Best Supporting Actress - Melissa Leo "The Fighter"

    Best Animated Feature - Toy Story 3

    Best Adapted Screenplay - The Social Network

    Best Original Screenplay - The Kings Speech

    Best Art Direction - Alice In Wonderland

    Best Cinematography - Roger Deakins "True Grit"

    Best Costume Design - The Kings Speech

    Best Documentary Feature - Inside Job

    Best Documentary Short - Killing, The Name

    Best Film Editing - The Social Network

    Best Foreign Language Film - "Biutiful" Mexico

    Best Makeup - The Wolfman

    Best Original Score - The Social Network

    Best Song - "We Belong Together" Toy Story 3

    Best Animated Short Film - Day & Night

    Best Live Action Short Film - God of Love

    Best Sound Editing - Inception

    Best Sound Mixing - Inception

    Best Visual Effects - Inception


  8. Todd the Jedi Mod and Sitcom Dad of SWTV

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    Best Picture

    * "The Social Network"

    Actor in a Leading Role

    * Colin Firth in "The King's Speech"

    Actress in a Leading Role

    * Natalie Portman in "Black Swan"

    Actor in a Supporting Role

    * Christian Bale in "The Fighter"

    Actress in a Supporting Role

    * Amy Adams in "The Fighter"

    Directing

    * "Black Swan" Darren Aronofsky

    Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

    * "The Social Network" Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin

    Writing (Original Screenplay)

    * "The Kids Are All Right" Written by Lisa Cholodenko & Stuart Blumberg

    Animated Feature Film

    * "Toy Story 3" Lee Unkrich

    Art Direction

    * "Alice in Wonderland"

    Cinematography

    * "Black Swan"

    Costume Design

    * "Alice in Wonderland"

    Documentary (Feature)

    * "Exit Through the Gift Shop" Banksy and Jaimie D'Cruz

    Documentary (Short Subject)

    * "The Warriors of Qiugang" Ruby Yang and Thomas Lennon

    Film Editing

    * "Black Swan" Andrew Weisblum

    Foreign Language Film

    * "Biutiful" Mexico

    Makeup

    * "The Wolfman" Rick Baker and Dave Elsey

    Music (Original Score)

    * "Inception" Hans Zimmer

    Music (Original Song)

    * "I See the Light" from "Tangled" Music by Alan Menken Lyric by Glenn Slater

    Short Film (Animated)

    * "Day & Night" Teddy Newton

    Short Film (Live Action)

    * "God of Love" Luke Matheny

    Sound Editing

    * "Tron: Legacy" Gwendolyn Yates Whittle and Addison Teague

    Sound Mixing

    * "Inception" Lora Hirschberg, Gary A. Rizzo and Ed Novick

    Visual Effects

    * "Alice in Wonderland" Ken Ralston, David Schaub, Carey Villegas and Sean Phillips
  9. Epicauthor Force Ghost

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    And the lurker comes out to play.....

    Best Picture
    * "The King's Speech" Iain Canning, Emile Sherman and Gareth Unwin, Producers

    Actor in a Leading Role
    * Colin Firth in "The King's Speech"

    Actress in a Leading Role
    * Natalie Portman in "Black Swan"


    Actor in a Supporting Role
    * Christian Bale in "The Fighter"


    Actress in a Supporting Role
    * Amy Adams in "The Fighter"


    Directing
    * "The Social Network" David Fincher


    Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
    * "The Social Network" Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin

    Writing (Original Screenplay)
    * "Inception" Written by Christopher Nolan


    Animated Feature Film
    * "Toy Story 3" Lee Unkrich

    Art Direction
    * "Inception"
    Production Design: Guy Hendrix Dyas; Set Decoration: Larry Dias and Doug Mowat


    Cinematography
    * "True Grit" Roger Deakins

    Costume Design
    * "Alice in Wonderland" Colleen Atwood


    Documentary (Feature)
    * "Exit Through the Gift Shop" Banksy and Jaimie D'Cruz

    Documentary (Short Subject)
    * "The Warriors of Qiugang" Ruby Yang and Thomas Lennon

    Film Editing
    * "The King's Speech" Tariq Anwar


    Foreign Language Film
    * "Dogtooth" Greece


    Makeup
    * "The Wolfman" Rick Baker and Dave Elsey

    Music (Original Score)
    * "The Social Network" Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross

    Music (Original Song)
    * "We Belong Together" from "Toy Story 3" Music and Lyric by Randy Newman

    Short Film (Animated)
    * "The Gruffalo" Jakob Schuh and Max Lang

    Short Film (Live Action)
    * "Na Wewe" Ivan Goldschmidt

    Sound Editing
    * "Tron: Legacy" Gwendolyn Yates Whittle and Addison Teague


    Sound Mixing
    * "Inception" Lora Hirschberg, Gary A. Rizzo and Ed Novick

    Visual Effects
    * "Inception" Paul Franklin, Chris Corbould, Andrew Lockley and Peter Bebb
  10. Nevermind Jedi Grand Master

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    Interesting choices.
  11. Nevermind Jedi Grand Master

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  12. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

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    Best Original Song has given some great moments over the years. But it is totally ridiculous that they don't do something for the stunt workers, you're right about that.
  13. solojones Chosen One

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    Upping this, and working on my own predictions. I've been hanging back a bit waiting on the guild awards. So gimme a minute :p


    -sj loves kevin spacey
  14. solojones Chosen One

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    Here go my predictions. Will win and should win are both noted.





    Best Picture

    * "Black Swan" Mike Medavoy, Brian Oliver and Scott Franklin, Producers
    * "The Fighter" David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman and Mark Wahlberg, Producers
    * "Inception" Emma Thomas and Christopher Nolan, Producers
    * "The Kids Are All Right" Gary Gilbert, Jeffrey Levy-Hinte and Celine Rattray, Producers
    * "The King's Speech" Iain Canning, Emile Sherman and Gareth Unwin, Producers
    * "127 Hours" Christian Colson, Danny Boyle and John Smithson, Producers
    * "The Social Network" Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca and Ceán Chaffin, Producers
    * "Toy Story 3" Darla K. Anderson, Producer
    * "True Grit" Scott Rudin, Ethan Coen and Joel Coen, Producers
    * "Winter's Bone" Anne Rosellini and Alix Madigan-Yorkin, Producers


    -- This is tough. I personally loved King's Speech and Black Swan equally, however I think objectively that Black Swan is all and all a more completely astounding work of cinema. But it will never win, so I'm pulling for the frontrunner.




    Actor in a Leading Role

    * Javier Bardem in "Biutiful"
    * Jeff Bridges in "True Grit"
    * Jesse Eisenberg in "The Social Network"
    * Colin Firth in "The King's Speech"
    * James Franco in "127 Hours"


    --Game, set, match.



    Actress in a Leading Role

    * Annette Bening in "The Kids Are All Right"
    * Nicole Kidman in "Rabbit Hole"
    * Jennifer Lawrence in "Winter's Bone"
    * Natalie Portman in "Black Swan"
    * Michelle Williams in "Blue Valentine"


    -- The only thing this film might win will be respect for Natalie Portman as an actor who can push herself to limits many did not think possible. Extra kudos for doing some dancing (and trickery making it look like she did even more)



    Actor in a Supporting Role

    * Christian Bale in "The Fighter"
    * John Hawkes in "Winter's Bone"
    * Jeremy Renner in "The Town"
    * Mark Ruffalo in "The Kids Are All Right"
    * Geoffrey Rush in "The King's Speech"


    -- I'm a fan of Rush's subtlety, but at the same time that real clip of Micky and Dicky at the end of The Fighter will remind viewers that Christian Bale actually *isn't* over the top in his performance.



    Actress in a Supporting Role

    * Amy Adams in "The Fighter"
    * Helena Bonham Carter in "The King's Speech"
    * Melissa Leo in "The Fighter"
    * Hailee Steinfeld in "True Grit"
    * Jacki Weaver in "Animal Kingdom"


    -- Recent drama over her Oscar ads will probably only make people rally to her. I liked Steinfeld but Leo edges out due to an unflattering but bold performance by an old pro.




    Directing

    * "Black Swan" Darren Aronofsky
    * "The Fighter" David O. Russell
    * "The King's Speech" Tom Hooper
    * "The Social Network" David Fincher
    * "True Grit" Joel Coen and Ethan Coen


    -- There's a chance of Fincher pulling an upset here. Frankly, Aronofsky had the most director-heavy film of the year. But Christopher Nolan might be tied, and he's not even nominated. Lame.




    Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

    * "127 Hours" Screenplay by Danny Boyle & Simon Beaufoy
    * "The Social Network" Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin
    * "Toy Story 3" Screenplay by Michael Arndt; Story by John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich
    * "True Grit" Written for the screen by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen
    * "Winter's Bone" Adapted for the screen by Debra Granik & Anne Rosellini


    -- Like anyone's going to beat Aaron Sorkin. His dialogue is too alluring, even though his characterizations leave something to be desired in this particular story, IMHO. More a symbolic sounding board than a story of real people. Toy Story 3 has the most real characters and it's about toys.



    Writing (Original Screenplay)

    * "Another Year" Written by Mike Leigh
    * "The Fighter" Screenplay by Scott Silver and Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson;
    Story by Keith Dorrington & Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson
    * "Inception" Written by Christopher Nolan
    * "The Kids Are All Right" Written by Lisa Cholodenko & Stuart Blumberg
    * "The King's Speech" Screenplay by David Seidler


    -- This was tough. Incepti
  15. solojones Chosen One

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    Whoops! I had marked Art Direction backwards. I meant to mark that Inception *should* win, but that my prediction is that Alice in Wonderland *will* win.


    -sj loves kevin spacey
  16. The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth

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    Best Score... TRON: Legacy by Daft Punk (via write-in)



    (..hey, it could happen, right? right? [face_worried])
  17. Nevermind Jedi Grand Master

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    No write-ins on votes, only on noms (I think).
  18. The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth

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    No, your right, I'm just joking. The Academy obviously didn't want someone accepting a statue on stage wearing a robot helmet.
  19. Drac39 Force Ghost

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    Best Picture-The King's Speech
    Best Actor-Colin Firth in The King's Speech
    Best Actress-Natalie Portman in Black Swan
    Best Supporting Actor-Christian Bale in The Fighter
    Best Supporting Actress-Hailee Steinfeld in True Grit
    Best Director-Tom Hooper for The King's Speech
    Best Adapted Screenplay- Aaron Sorkin for The Social Network
    Best Original Screenplay-David Seidler for The King's Speech
    Best Animated Film-Toy Story 3
    Best Art Direction-The King's Speech
    Best Cinemotography-The Social Network
    Best Costume Design- The King's Speech
    Best Documentary- Inside Job
    Best Short Subject Documentary- Killing in the Name.
    Best Film Editing- The Social Network
    Best Foriegn Film- Dogtooth
    Best Makeup-Barney's Version
    Best Original Score- The King's Speech
    Best Original Song- If I Rise 127 Hourse
    Best Short Film(Animated) - Day and Night
    Best Short Film- Na wewe
    Best Sound Editing-Inception
    Best Sound Mixing- The Social Network


    Yeah every year I kind of respect the Academy Awards less and less. This ten 'Best Picture' nominee thing is to appease people with the reasonable complaint that the Academy is out of touch with mainstream movie goers. Adding five more nominees was a direct response to their snubbing of 'The Dark Knight' in 08 and the backlash they recieved.

    I'm expecting 'King's Speech' to sweep through every category for the most part. I also don't really expect a lot of surprise victories. Maybe Fincher for Director but it's unlikely because he didnj't win the DGA. The King's Speech is a good film but it's strengthes come from it's acting which is truly exceptional, the production values and directing feel like Masterpiece Theatre type Made for Tv production.
  20. Lowbacca_1977 Force Ghost

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    I saw almost everything, so figure I'd come over here to toss my list in to make things interesting. Things are ranked as I'd rank them, but the bolds are my picks to win. The asterisks are the 4 I didn't see this year.

    Best Picture
    The King's Speech
    True Grit
    Inception
    The Social Network
    The Fighter
    Black Swan
    Winter's Bone
    Toy Story 3
    127 Hours
    The Kids Are All Right

    Best Director
    David Fincher ? The Social Network
    Darren Aronofsky ? Black Swan
    David O. Russell ? The Fighter
    Tom Hooper ? The King's Speech
    Ethan Coen and Joel Coen ? True Grit

    Best Actor
    Colin Firth ? The King's Speech
    Jeff Bridges ? True Grit
    Javier Bardem ? Biutiful (2nd or 3rd, but tough to tell as its Spanish)
    Jesse Eisenberg ? The Social Network
    James Franco ? 127 Hours

    Best Actress
    Natalie Portman ? Black Swan
    Jennifer Lawrence ? Winter's Bone
    Nicole Kidman ? Rabbit Hole
    Annette Bening ? The Kids Are All Right
    Michelle Williams ? Blue Valentine

    Best Supporting Actor
    Christian Bale ? The Fighter
    Geoffrey Rush ? The King's Speech
    John Hawkes ? Winter's Bone
    Mark Ruffalo ? The Kids Are All Right
    Jeremy Renner ? The Town

    Best Supporting Actress
    Hailee Steinfeld ? True Grit
    Helena Bonham Carter ? The King's Speech
    Amy Adams ? The Fighter
    Melissa Leo ? The Fighter
    Jacki Weaver ? Animal Kingdom

    Best Writing ? Original Screenplay
    Inception ? Christopher Nolan
    The King's Speech ? David Seidler
    Another Year ? Mike Leigh
    The Fighter ? Scott Silver, Paul Tamasy, and Eric Johnson
    The Kids Are All Right ? Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg

    Best Writing ? Adapted Screenplay
    The Social Network ? Aaron Sorkin
    Toy Story 3 ? Michael Arndt, John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, and Lee Unkrich
    True Grit ? Ethan Coen and Joel Coen
    Winter's Bone ? Debra Granik and Anne Rosellini
    127 Hours ? Danny Boyle and Simon Beaufoy

    Best Animated Feature
    How to Train Your Dragon ? Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois
    The Illusionist ? Sylvain Chomet
    Toy Story 3 ? Lee Unkrich

    Best Foreign Language Film
    Biutiful (Mexico)
    Outside the Law (Algeria)
    *In a Better World (Denmark)*
    *Incendies (Canada)*
    Dogtooth (Greece)

    Best Documentary - Feature
    Gasland ? Josh Fox and Trish Adlesic
    Restrepo ? Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger
    Inside Job ? Charles H. Ferguson and Audrey Marrs
    Exit Through the Gift Shop ? Banksy and Jaimie D'Cruz
    *Waste Land ? Lucy Walker and Angus Aynsley*

    Best Documentary ? Short Subject
    The Warriors of Qiugang ? Ruby Yang and Thomas Lennon
    Killing in the Name ? Jed Rothstein
    Sun Come Up ? Jennifer Redfearn and Tim Metzger
    Strangers No More ? Karen Goodman and Kirk Simon
    Poster Girl ? Sara Nesson

    Best Live Action Short Film
    Na Wewe ? Ivan Goldschmidt
    The Crush ? Michael Creagh
    Wish 143 ? Ian Barnes
    The Confession ? Tanel Toom
    God of Love ? Luke Matheny

    Best Animated Short Film
    Let's Pollute ? Geefwee Boedoe
    Day & Night ? Teddy Newton
    The Gruffalo ? Max Lang and Jakob Schuh
    The Lost Thing ? Andrew Ruhemann and Shaun Tan
    Madagascar, a Journey Diary ? Bastien Dubois

    Best Original Score
    Inception ? Hans Zimmer
    The Social Network ? Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
    127 Hours ? A.R. Rahman
    How to Train Your Dragon ? John Powell
    The King's Speech ? Alexandre Desplat

    Best Original Song
    "We Belong Together" from Toy Story 3
    "If I Rise" from 127 Hours
    "I See the Light" from Tangled
    "Coming Home" from Country Strong

    Best Sound Editing
    Tron: Legacy ? Gwendolyn Yates Whittle and Addison Teague
    Inception ? Richard King
    Unstoppable ? Mark P. Stoeckinger
    Toy Story 3 ? Tom Myers and Michael Silvers
    True Grit ? Skip Lievsay and Craig Berkey

    Best Sound Mixing
    Inception ? Lora Hirschberg, Gary A. Rizzo, and Ed Novick
    Salt ? Jeffrey J. Haboush, Greg P. Russell, Scott Millan, and William Sarokin
    The Social Network ? Ren Klyce, David Parker, Michael Semanick, and Mark Weingarten
    True Grit ? Skip Lievsay, Craig Berkey, Greg Orloff, and Peter F. Kurland
    The King's Speech ? Paul Hamblin, Martin Jensen, and John Midgley

    Best Art Direction
    Inception
    Harry Potter and
  21. WookatMe Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Aug 22, 2010
    star 3
    Best Picture
    * "The King's Speech" Iain Canning, Emile Sherman and Gareth Unwin, Producer
    Actor in a Leading Role
    * Javier Bardem in "Biutiful"
    Actress in a Leading Role
    * Natalie Portman in "Black Swan"
    Actor in a Supporting Role
    * Christian Bale in "The Fighter"
    Actress in a Supporting Role
    * Hailee Steinfeld in "True Grit
    Directing
    * "Black Swan" Darren Aronofsky
    Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
    * "The Social Network" Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin
    Writing (Original Screenplay)
    * "The King's Speech" Screenplay by David Seidler
    Animated Feature Film
    * "Toy Story 3" Lee Unkrich
    Art Direction
    * "Inception"
    Production Design: Guy Hendrix Dyas; Set Decoration: Larry Dias and Doug Mowat
    Cinematography
    * "True Grit" Roger Deakins
    Costume Design
    * "Alice in Wonderland" Colleen Atwood
    Documentary (Feature)
    * "Restrepo" Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger
    Documentary (Short Subject)
    * "The Warriors of Qiugang" Ruby Yang and Thomas Lennon
    Film Editing
    * "127 Hours" Jon Harris
    Foreign Language Film
    * "Biutiful" Mexico
    Makeup
    * "The Way Back" Edouard F. Henriques, Gregory Funk and Yolanda Toussieng
    Music (Original Score)
    * "The Social Network" Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
    Music (Original Song)
    * "We Belong Together" from "Toy Story 3" Music and Lyric by Randy Newman
    Short Film (Animated)
    * "The Gruffalo" Jakob Schuh and Max Lang
    Short Film (Live Action)
    * "Wish 143" Ian Barnes and Samantha Waite
    Sound Editing
    * "Inception" Richard King
    Sound Mixing
    * "True Grit" Skip Lievsay, Craig Berkey, Greg Orloff and Peter F. Kurland
    Visual Effects
    * "Alice in Wonderland" Ken Ralston, David Schaub, Carey Villegas and Sean Phillips
  22. Nevermind Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Oct 14, 2001
    star 6
    Best Picture

    * "Inception" Emma Thomas and Christopher Nolan, Producers

    Actor in a Leading Role

    * Colin Firth in "The King's Speech"

    Actress in a Leading Role

    * Michelle Williams in "Blue Valentine"

    Actor in a Supporting Role

    * Jeremy Renner in "The Town"

    Actress in a Supporting Role

    * Amy Adams in "The Fighter"

    Directing

    * "The Social Network" David Fincher


    Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

    * "The Social Network" Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin

    Writing (Original Screenplay)

    * "Inception" Written by Christopher Nolan

    Animated Feature Film

    * "The Illusionist" Sylvain Chomet

    Art Direction

    * "Inception"
    Production Design: Guy Hendrix Dyas; Set Decoration: Larry Dias and Doug Mowat

    Cinematography

    * "Inception" Wally Pfister

    Costume Design

    * "Alice in Wonderland" Colleen Atwood


    Documentary (Feature)

    * "Exit Through the Gift Shop" Banksy and Jaimie D'Cruz

    Documentary (Short Subject)

    * "Strangers No More" Karen Goodman and Kirk Simon


    Film Editing

    * "Black Swan" Andrew Weisblum

    Foreign Language Film

    * "Incendies" Canada


    Makeup

    * "The Wolfman" Rick Baker and Dave Elsey

    Music (Original Score)

    * "The Social Network" Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross

    Music (Original Song)

    * "We Belong Together" from "Toy Story 3" Music and Lyric by Randy Newman

    Short Film (Animated)

    * "Let's Pollute" Geefwee Boedoe

    Short Film (Live Action)

    * "Wish 143" Ian Barnes and Samantha Waite

    Sound Editing

    * "Inception" Richard King


    Sound Mixing

    * "Inception" Lora Hirschberg, Gary A. Rizzo and Ed Novick

    Visual Effects

    * "Inception" Paul Franklin, Chris Corbould, Andrew Lockley and Peter Bebb

  23. Nevermind Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Oct 14, 2001
    star 6
    The Winners:


    BEST PICTURE
    127 Hours
    Black Swan
    The Fighter
    Inception
    The Kids Are All Right
    WINNER: The King?s Speech
    The Social Network
    Toy Story 3
    True Grit
    Winter?s Bone

    BEST ACTOR
    Javier Bardem, Biutiful
    Jeff Bridges, True Grit
    Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network
    WINNER: Colin Firth, The King?s Speech
    James Franco, 127 Hours

    BEST ACTRESS
    Annette Bening, The Kids Are All Right
    Nicole Kidman, Rabbit Hole
    Jennifer Lawrence, Winter?s Bone
    WINNER: Natalie Portman, Black Swan
    Michelle Williams, Blue Valentine

    BEST DIRECTOR
    Darren Aronofsky, Black Swan
    Joel & Ethan Coen, True Grit
    David Fincher, The Social Network
    WINNER: Tom Hooper, The King?s Speech
    David O. Russell, The Fighter

    BEST SONG
    ?Coming Home,? Country Strong, Tom Douglas, Troy Verges and Hillary Lindsey
    ?I See the Light,? Tangled, Alan Menken, Glenn Slater
    ?If I Rise,? 127 Hours, A.R. Rahman, Dido, Rollo Armstrong
    WINNER: ?We Belong Together,? Toy Story 3, Randy Newman

    BEST EDITING
    127 Hours, Jon Harris
    Black Swan, Andrew Weisblum
    The Fighter, Pamela Martin
    The King?s Speech, Tariq Anwar
    WINNER: The Social Network, Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter

    BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
    Alice in Wonderland, Ken Ralston, David Schaub, Carey Villegas and Sean Phillips
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows ? Part 1, Tim Burke, John Richardson, Christian Manz and Nicolas Aithadi
    Hereafter, Michael Owens, Bryan Grill, Stephan Trojanski and Joe Farrell
    WINNER: Inception, Paul Franklin, Chris Corbould, Andrew Lockley and Peter Bebb
    Iron Man 2, Janek Sirrs, Ben Snow, Ged Wright and Daniel Sudick

    BEST DOCUMENTARY
    Exit Through the Gift Shop, Banksy and Jaimie D?Cruz
    Gasland, Josh Fox and Trish Adlesic
    WINNER: Inside Job, Charles Ferguson and Audrey Marrs
    Restrepo, Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger
    Waste Land, Lucy Walker and Angus Aynley

    BEST LIVE-ACTION SHORT
    The Confession, Tanel Toom
    The Crush, Michael Creagh
    WINNER: God of Love, Luke Matheny
    Na Wewe, Ivan Goldschmidt
    Wish 143, Ian Barnes and Samantha Waite

    BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT
    Killing in the Name (Nominees TBD)
    Poster Girl (Nominees (TBD)
    WINNER: Strangers No More, Karen Goodman and Kirk Simon
    Sun Come Up, Jennifer Redfearn and Tim Metzger
    The Warriors of Qiugang, Ruby Yang and Thomas Lenno

    BEST COSTUME DESIGN
    WINNER: Alice in Wonderland, Colleen Atwood
    I Am Love, Antonella Cannarozzi
    The King?s Speech, Jenny Beaven
    The Tempest, Sandy Powell
    True Grit, Mary Zophres

    BEST MAKEUP
    Barney?s Version, Adrien Morot
    The Way Back, Eduoard F. Henriques, Gregory Funk, Yolanda Toussieng
    WINNER: The Wolfman, Rick Baker and Dave Elsey

    BEST SOUND EDITING
    WINNER: Inception, Richard King
    Toy Story 3, Tom Myers and Michael Silvers
    TRON: Legacy, Gwendolyn Yates Whittle and Addison Teague
    True Grit, Skip Lievsay and Craig Berkey
    Unstoppable, Mark P. Stoeckinger

    BEST SOUND MIXING
    WINNER: Inception, Lora Hirschberg, Gary A. Rizzo, and Ed Novick
    The King?s Speech, Paul Hamblin, Martin Jensen, and John Midgley
    Salt, Jeffrey J. Haboush, Greg P. Russell, Scott Millan, and William Sarokin
    The Social Network, Ren Klyce, David Parker, Michael Semanick, and Mark Weingarten
    True Grit, Skip Lievsay, Craig Berkey, Greg Orloff, and Peter F. Kurland

    BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
    127 Hours, A.R. Rahman
    How to Train Your Dragon, John Powell
    Inception, Hans Zimmer
    The King?s Speech, Alexandre Desplat
    WINNER: The Social Network, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross

    BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
    WINNER: Christian Bale, The Fighter
    John Hawkes, Winter?s Bone
    Jeremy Renner, The Town
    Mark Ruffalo, The Kids Are All Right
    Geoffrey Rush, The King?s Speech

    BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
    Hors la Loi (Outside the Law) (Algeria)
    Incendies (Canada)
    WINNER: In a Better World (Denmark)
    Dogtooth (Greece)
    Biutiful (Mexico)

    BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
    Another Year, written by Mike Leigh
    The Fighter, Screenplay by Scott Silver and Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson; ?Story by Keith Dorrington & Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson
    Inception, written by Christopher Nolan
    The Kids Are All Right, written by Lisa Cholodenko & Stuart Blumberg
    WINNER: The King?s Speech, Screenplay by David Seidler

    BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
    127 Hour
  24. Nevermind Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Oct 14, 2001
    star 6
    The Scores:

    Best Supporting Actress really caused trouble, only two of you got all 4 of the acting categories.

    Cinematography was another problem area: "Inception" won.

    Also: "Alice in Wonderland" won two and most of you missed both.

    Rogue and I got 10 right.

    Todd, Epic, Solo, Drac and Wook got 11 right.

    Lowbacca got 12 right.

    4 Dot got 13 right.

    And the winner, for the second year in a row: Emperorgerner with a whopping 16 right.

    Congratulations!!!

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  25. Epicauthor Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Aug 2, 2002
    star 4