Saturday, February 26, 2011

Predictions for the 83rd Annual Oscar Awards

I studied the guild wins in making the prediction for best picture. Personally, there's nothing I want more than to see The Social Network beat The King's Speech. However, I had to look at the guild wins made by SAG, PGA, and the DGA. SAG has 100,000 voters to the Academy's 6,000 voting members. You can't ignore the run by The King's Speech when it came to being voted on by the industry peers as opposed to only the critics.

Best Picture: The King’s Speech, Iain Canning, Emile Sherman and Gareth Unwin, Producers
Best Actor in a Leading Role: Colin Firth, The King’s Speech
Best Actor in a Supporting Role : Christian Bale, The Fighter
Best Actress in a Leading Role : Natalie Portman, Black Swan
Best Actress in a Supporting Role : Melissa Leo, The Fighter
Animated Feature Film: Toy Story 3, Lee Unkrich
Art Direction: Alice in Wonderland - Production Design: Robert Stromberg; Set Decoration: Karen O'Hara
Cinematography: Roger Deakins, True Grit
Costume Design: Colleen Atwood, Alice in Wonderland
Directing: David Fincher, The Social Network
Documentary (Feature): Inside Job, Charles Ferguson and Audrey Marrs
Documentary (Short Subject): Strangers No More, Karen Goodman and Kirk Simon
Film Editing: Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter, The Social Netrwork
Foreign Language Film: In a Better World, Denmark
Makeup: Rick Baker and Dave Elsey, The Wolfman
Music (Original Score): Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, The Social Network
Music (Original Song): “We Belong Together,” Toy Story 3; Music and Lyrics by Randy Newman
Short Film (Animated): The Gruffalo, Jakob Schuh and Max Lang
Short Film (Live Action): God of Love, Luth Matheny
Sound Editing: Richard King, Inception
Sound Mixing: Lora Hirschberg, Gary A. Rizzo, and Ed Novick, Inception
Visual Effects: Paul Franklin, Chris Corbould, Andrew Lockley, and Peter Bebb, Inception
Writing (Adapted Screenplay): Aaron Sorkin, The Social Network
Writing (Original Screenplay): David Seidler, The King’s Speech

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