"And the Oscar goes to . . . "


Front Runners?  Favourites?   Thoughts?   Predictions?  

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”

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

  •                                    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”

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”

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


  •                                  “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


  •                                   “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

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


I'll kick things off -

Best Actor - Colin Firth.

Best Supporting Actor - I actually haven't seen several of these films - eeeek . . . after seeing SO many films this year.

Best Actress - Natalie Portman was spectacular in Black Swan. Gotta love her.

Best Supporting Actress - Though I seemed to have missed a few of these as well - Hailee Steinfeld was simply amazing in "True Grit!"

Animated. TOY STORY 3 !!!!!

Art Direction - I could just close my eyes and point - they were ALL such great films - and had such a clear vision.

Cinematography - Agin with another wealth of choices, but maybe "Black Swan?"

Costume Design - "I Am Love" (which I actually wish was up for a 'best picture' oscar as well!)

Director - Either "Black Swan" or "Social Network." Both were incredibly complicated stories -

Best Picture - Lots of favourites here - "Black Swan," "The King' Speech," "The Social Network," and "True Grit."

Can't wait to see the show!
Colin Firth
Jeremy Renner
Annette Bening
Helena Bonham Carter
Toy Story 3
I Am Love
The Social Network
The King's Speech

I like James Franco's take on doing the hosting...such a smart fellow!
Colin Firth
Geoffrey Rush
Natalie Portman
The Social Network
and then...
I am Love
I am Love
I am love should have been the best foreign (not foreign for me) language film.
The King's Speech.
Every time it's nominated.
Brilliant film.

And I do agree about I Am Love. It should have been included. It was wonderful!
Cyndia said…
Colin Firth
Geoffrey Rush
Natalie Portman
Hailee Steinfeld
Toy Story 3
Alice in Wonderland
The King's Speech
Alice in Wonderland
True Grit
Best Picture is a toss-up between Black Swan and The King's Speech.

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