Oscar Predictions 2011

Come back and see where the Academy screwed up

…. and didn’t listen to us!

BEST PICTURE
Should be: The King’s Speech
If they could give two: The Social Network and Winter’s Bone
Harebrained Academy Possibility: True Grit
Questionable Nomination: 127 Hours

LEADING ACTOR
Should be: Colin Firth, The King’s Speech
If they could give two: Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network
Harebrained Academy Possibility: Javier Bardem, Biutiful
Questionable Nomination: Jeff Bridges, True Grit

SUPPORTING ACTOR
Should be: Geoffrey Rush, The King’s Speech
If they could give two: Christian Bale, The Fighter
Harebrained Academy Possibility: Mark Ruffalo, The Kids Are All Right
Questionable Nomination: Jeremy Renner, The Town
Deserved but missing: Bill Murray, Get Low

LEADING ACTRESS
Should be: Natalie Portman, Black Swan
If they could give two: Jennifer Lawrence, Winter’s Bone
Harebrained Academy Possibility: Annette Bening, The Kids Are All Right
Questionable Nomination: Michelle Williams, Blue Valentine

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Should be: Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit
If they could give two: Amy Adams, The Fighter
Harebrained Academy Possibility: None
Questionable Nomination: Jacki Weaver, Animal Kingdom

ANIMATED FEATURE
Should be: Toy Story 3
If they could give two: No Opinion
Harebrained Academy Possibility: How to Train Your Dragon
Questionable Nomination: None
Deserved but missing: Megamind

ART DIRECTION
Who really cares and the requirements for this award are vague.

CINEMATOGRAPHY
Should be: Inception
If they could give two: Black Swan
Harebrained Academy Possibility: True Grit
Questionable Nomination: The Social Network

COSTUME DESIGN
Should be: The King’s Speech
If they could give two: None
Harebrained Academy Possibility: I Am Love
Questionable Nomination: True Grit

DIRECTING
Should be: The Social Network
If they could give two: Black Swan
Harebrained Academy Possibility: True Grit
Questionable Nomination: True Grit

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Should be: Restrepo
If they could give two: None
Harebrained Academy Possibility: Exit Through the Gift Shop
Questionable Nomination: None
Deserved but missing: Waiting for Superman—a huge oversight

FILM EDITING
Should be: Black Swan
If they could give two:
The King’s Speech
Harebrained Academy Possibility: None
Questionable Nomination:
The Fighter

Skipping: Foreign Language, Makeup, Original Score, Original Song, Animated Short film and Live Action Short Film because no one really cares that much. The Way Back might get for Make Up—a little bone to toss what was otherwise a bad film.

SOUND MIXING
Should be: Who cares?  Too much inside the studio award.

VISUAL EFFECTS
Should be: Inception
If they could give two: None
Harebrained Academy Possibility: Harry Potter
Questionable Nomination: Iron Man 2

ADAPTED SCREEN PLAY
Should be: The Social Network
If they could give two: Winter’s Bone
Harebrained Academy Possibility: True Grit
Questionable Nomination: Toy Story 3

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Should be: The Fighter
If they could give two: The King’s Speech
Harebrained Academy Possibility: The Kids are All Right
Questionable Nomination: Inception









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