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    83rd Annual Academy Award Nominations: Place your bets!

    For the first time years, maybe ever, I'm really looking forward to the Oscars.
    There were so many great films and performances this year, most of the best ones actually got nominations, and only a handful or real surprises and snubs.


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


    DIRECTING:
    Darren Aronofsky, Black Swan
    David O. Russell, The Fighter
    Tom Hooper, The King’s Speech
    David Fincher, The Social Network
    Joel and Ethan Coen, True Grit

    ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE:
    Javier Bardem, Biutiful
    Jeff Bridges, True Grit
    Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network
    Colin Firth, The King’s Speech
    James Franco, 127 Hours


    ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE:
    Annette Bening, The Kids Are All Right
    Nicole Kidman, Rabbit Hole
    Jennifer Lawrence, Winter’s Bone
    Natalie Portman, Black Swan
    Michelle Williams, Blue Valentine


    ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE:
    Christian Bale, The Fighter
    John Hawks, Winter’s Bone
    Jeremy Renner, The Town
    Geoffrey Rush, The King’s Speech
    Mark Ruffalo, The Kids Are All Right


    ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE:
    Amy Adams, The Fighter
    Helena Bonham Carter, The King’s Speech
    Melissa Leo, The Fighter
    Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit
    Jackie Weaver, Animal Kingdom


    ADAPTED SCREENPLAY:
    127 Hours (Fox Searchlight), Screenplay by Danny Boyle & Simon Beaufoy
    The Social Network (Sony Pictures Releasing), Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin
    Toy Story 3 (Walt Disney), Screenplay by Michael Arndt. Story by John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich
    True Grit (Paramount), Written for the screen by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen
    Winter’s Bone (Roadside Attractions), Adapted for the screen by Debra Granik & Anne Rosellini


    ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY:

    Another Year (Sony Pictures Classics), Written by Mike Leigh
    The Fighter (Paramount), Screenplay by Scott Silver and Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson. Story by Keith Dorrington & Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson
    Inception (Warner Bros.), Written by Christopher Nolan
    The Kids Are All Right (Focus Features), Written by Lisa Cholodenko & Stuart Blumberg
    The King’s Speech (The Weinstein Company), Screenplay by David Seidler


    FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM:
    Biutiful
    Dogtooth
    In a Better World
    Incendies
    Outside the Law


    ANIMATED FEATURE FILM:
    How to Train Your Dragon
    The Illusionist
    Toy Story 3


    CINEMATOGRAPHY:
    Black Swan (Fox Searchlight) Matthew Libatique
    Inception (Warner Bros.) Wally Pfister
    The King’s Speech (The Weinstein Company) Danny Cohen
    The Social Network (Sony Pictures Releasing) Jeff Cronenweth
    True Grit (Paramount) Roger Deakins


    FILM EDITING:
    Black Swan (Fox Searchlight) Andrew Weisblum
    The Fighter Paramount Pamela Martin
    The King’s Speech (The Weinstein Company) Tariq Anwar
    127 Hours (Fox Searchlight) Jon Harris
    The Social Network (Sony Pictures Releasing) Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter


    DOCUMENTARY:
    Exit Through The Gift Shop(Producers Distribution Agency) Banksy and Jaimie D’Cruz A Paranoid Pictures Production
    Gasland Josh Fox and Trish Adlesic A Gasland Production
    Inside Job (Sony Pictures Classics) Charles Ferguson and Audrey Marrs A Representational Pictures Production
    Restrepo (National Geographic Entertainment) Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger An Outpost Films Production
    Waste Land Lucy Walker and Angus Aynsley (Arthouse Films) An Almega Projects Production


    ORIGINAL SCORE:
    How to Train Your Dragon (Paramount) John Powell
    Inception (Warner Bros.) Hans Zimmer
    The King’s Speech (The Weinstein Company) Alexandre Desplat
    127 Hours (Fox Searchlight) A.R. Rahman
    The Social Network (Sony Pictures Releasing) Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross


    ORIGINAL SONG:
    Coming Home from Country Strong (Sony Pictures Releasing (Screen Gems)) Music and Lyric by Tom Douglas, Troy Verges and Hillary Lindsey
    I See the Light from Tangled (Walt Disney) Music by Alan Menken Lyric by Glenn Slater
    If I Rise from 127 Hours (Fox Searchlight) Music by A.R. Rahman Lyric by Dido and Rollo Armstrong
    We Belong Together from Toy Story 3 (Walt Disney) Music and Lyric by Randy Newman


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


    ART DIRECTION:
    Alice in Wonderland (Walt Disney), Robert Stromberg (Production Design), Karen O’Hara (Set Decoration)
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 (Warner Bros.), Stuart Craig (Production Design), Stephenie McMillan (Set Decoration)
    Inception (Warner Bros.), Guy Hendrix Dyas (Production Design), Larry Dias and Doug Mowat (Set Decoration)/span>
    The King’s Speech (Paramount), Eve Stewart (Production Design), Judy Farr (Set Decoration)
    True Grit (Paramount), Jess Gonchor (Production Design), Nancy Haigh (Set Decoration)


    COSTUME DESIGN:
    Alice in Wonderland (Walt Disney) Colleen Atwood
    I Am Love (Magnolia Pictures) Antonella Cannarozzi
    The King’s Speech (The Weinstein Company) Jenny Beavan
    The Tempest (Miramax) Sandy Powell
    True Grit (Paramount) Mary Zophres
    [FONT=Book Antiqua]He passes to Moses - He shoots, he scores![/FONT]
    Mummy of the raincoat is a gigantic trollop.
    DOMINATE!


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    The only movie I've seen on the Best Picture nominations list is Toy Story 3. However, I'm looking forward to seeing True Grit the most of the ones I haven't seen (with Black Swan and 127 Hours coming in second and third), so I'm going to root for that one.

    Definitely rooting for Natalie Portman to win Best Actress.
    "To be concerned about being grown up, to admire the grown up because it is grown up, to blush at the suspicion of being childish; these things are the marks of childhood and adolescence… When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up." - C.S. Lewis

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    After finally getting to see True Grit earlier this week, followed by The King's Speech tonight, I've seen 7 of the 10 Best Picture nominees so far.
    I can still see The Kids Are Alright and Winter's Bone which are both on DVD. 127 Hours is the only one I might miss, as I'm not sure if its still playing in theaters near me.

    Anyway, here is what I think will win so far:

    BEST PICTURE:
    The King's Speech - Not because its the best film (still a great movie), but because this is the type of film usually picked by the Academy. My personal pick would be The Social Network.
    Really tough one this year. Black Swan, True Grit & Inception would also be great choices.

    DIRECTING:
    Darren Aronofsky, Black Swan - Robbed of a nomination two years ago for The Wrestler, he should get it this time, but Fincher and Hooper could also easily get the win.

    ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE:
    Colin Firth, The King’s Speech - Bridges won't win two years in a row and Eisenberg was great in The Social Network, but Firth deserves it.

    ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE:
    Natalie Portman, Black Swan - No question, hands down the best performance of the year. Reading the nominees is just a formality.

    ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE:
    Christian Bale, The Fighter - Rush was great, but Bale was better.

    ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE:
    Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit - Although Leo or Adams are the safer choices, I felt Steinfeld delivered big time in what should have been a Lead Role nomination (even though she wouldn't have a chance in hell against Portman).

    ADAPTED SCREENPLAY:
    The Social Network (Sony Pictures Releasing), Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin

    ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY:
    Inception (Warner Bros.), Written by Christopher Nolan

    ANIMATED FEATURE FILM:
    Toy Story 3

    CINEMATOGRAPHY:
    Inception (Warner Bros.) Wally Pfister

    FILM EDITING:
    The Social Network - Inception deserves it, but sadly it wasn't nominated.

    DOCUMENTARY:
    Exit Through The Gift Shop(Producers Distribution Agency) Banksy and Jaimie D’Cruz A Paranoid Pictures Production - Although Retrepo was better, Gift Shop is not a lock due to questions about the film's authenticity.

    ORIGINAL SCORE:
    The Social Network (Sony Pictures Releasing) Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross

    VISUAL EFFECTS:
    Inception

    ART DIRECTION:
    Inception

    COSTUME DESIGN:
    True Grit (Paramount) Mary Zophres
    [FONT=Book Antiqua]He passes to Moses - He shoots, he scores![/FONT]
    Mummy of the raincoat is a gigantic trollop.
    DOMINATE!


  4. #4
    Any discussion on this year's 84th ceremony? Weird Al, do a parody of "Crimson and Clover" to "Hugo and The Artist," over and over...
    CU Later. Contracted Universe? Later. :(

  5. #5
    Do they still televise this thing?

    I was watching the news this morning and they had video clips from the ceremony, which leads me to believe it was televised somewhere!?!?!

    Can anyone confirm?
    May the force be with you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sith_killer_99 View Post
    Do they still televise this thing?
    I didn't even realize this was on last night. I don't go to the movies very often any more (example: last time in a theater was to see "LOTR: Return of the King"). I'm tired of self-serving award programs and don't have much respect for "celebrities" or porfessional athletes as it is.
    ¡Que la fuerza te acompañe!

  7. #7
    This was the first time I'd ever seen it from the opening seconds. I usually forget and catch it a few award presentations in.
    CU Later. Contracted Universe? Later. :(

  8. #8
    Quote Originally Posted by TeeEye7 View Post
    I'm tired of self-serving award programs and don't have much respect for "celebrities" or porfessional athletes as it is.
    I have not watched the Academy Awards (or any other award show) since I was a kid stuck at home without cable television.

    I also agree with the whole self-serving aspect.
    May the force be with you.

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