27 FebRed Carpet Pre-Game

For the third year in a row I have watched the Oscar nominated movies for the major categories. And before the show begins I want to put my predictions out into the world:

Actor in a Leading Role
Colin Firth in “The King’s Speech”
Javier Bardem in “Biutiful”
Jeff Bridges in “True Grit”
Jesse Eisenberg in “The Social Network”
James Franco in “127 Hours”

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 Leading Role
Natalie Portman in “Black Swan”
Annette Bening in “The Kids Are All Right”
Nicole Kidman in “Rabbit Hole”
Jennifer Lawrence in “Winter’s Bone”
Michelle Williams in “Blue Valentine”

Actress in a Supporting Role
Melissa Leo in “The Fighter”
Amy Adams in “The Fighter”
Helena Bonham Carter in “The King’s Speech”
Hailee Steinfeld in “True Grit”
Jacki Weaver in “Animal Kingdom”

Directing This is a tough category for me. I threw a dart at these names and came up with The Social Network, but I could see any one of these winning.
“The Social Network” David Fincher
“Black Swan” Darren Aronofsky
“The Fighter” David O. Russell
“The King’s Speech” Tom Hooper
“True Grit” Joel Coen and Ethan Coen

Best Picture
“The King’s Speech” Iain Canning, Emile Sherman and Gareth Unwin, Producers
“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
“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

The following are not what I would call major categories, but I watched them, so here are my predictions:

Short Film (Animated)
“The Gruffalo” Jakob Schuh and Max Lang
“Day & Night” Teddy Newton
“Let’s Pollute” Geefwee Boedoe
“The Lost Thing” Shaun Tan and Andrew Ruhemann
“Madagascar, carnet de voyage (Madagascar, a Journey Diary)” Bastien Dubois

Short Film (Live Action)
“The Confession” Tanel Toom
“The Crush” Michael Creagh
“God of Love” Luke Matheny
“Na Wewe” Ivan Goldschmidt
“Wish 143” Ian Barnes and Samantha Waite

See you on the Red Carpet.

2 Responses to “Red Carpet Pre-Game”

  1. erm's mom says:

    So, how did you do?

  2. Liz says:

    Two wrong. Directing (which I wasn’t feeling confident about) and Short Film Animated. Had fun watching with my girlfriends. It was a boring ceremony otherwise and no big surprises.

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