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Oscar Predictions

Oscar Predictions
By David Denis

Well, it’s another day and that means another blog post! As you may or may not know, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recently released its list of this year’s nominees for the Academy Awards or Oscars as they’re commonly known and every year I pick my predictions for who will win in each category based on trends, other awards and actually seeing the movies that are nominated. Now, obviously I haven’t seen all of the movies that have been nominated, so I’m not 100% informed, but I do my best anyway. So, what I’ve compiled here is a list of who I think will win in each category, not who I want to win, just keep that in mind. Also, I haven’t included anything for short films, documentaries and foreign films because I don’t know anything about any of them, which is unfortunate, but the theatres around here really suck. Anyways, this is going to be a really short blog post featuring the predictions with no explanation, because really who cares? Besides, I said I’d be keeping these things brief and as for explanations, the only explanation I’ll need is if I’m right or not. I usually have pretty good accuracy with these things, so let’s see how I do this time with all of my blog reader(s) keeping me accountable. Anyways, here goes:

Best Motion Picture of the Year: The King’s Speech

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Colin Firth for The King’s Speech

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Natalie Portman for Black Swan

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Christian Bale for The Fighter

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Melissa Leo for The Fighter

Best Achievement in Directing: David Fincher for The Social Network

Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen: David Seidler for The King’s Speech

Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published: Aaron Sorkin for The Social Network

Best Animated Feature Film of the Year: Lee Unkrich for Toy Story 3

Best Achievement in Cinematography: True Grit

Best Achievement in Editing: The Social Network

Best Achievement in Art Direction: The King’s Speech

Best Achievement in Costume Design: The King’s Speech

Best Achievement in Make-Up: The Way Back

Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score: Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross for The Social Network

Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song: A.R. Rahman, Rollo Armstrong, Dido for “If I Rise” from 127 Hours

Best Achievement in Sound Mixing: Inception

Best Achievement in Sound Editing: Inception

Best Achievement in Visual Effects: Inception

So, that’s about it. It wasn’t too hard to predict with the exception of Cinematography. I figured Roger Deakins stood the best chance because he’s been nominated 9 times and still hasn’t won yet, so it’s about damn time for him to get a statue. The rest are pretty self-explanatory. So, let’s see what happens, but I’m starting to notice that the Oscars are becoming more and more easy to predict every year. I don’t know if that’s a good sign or not.

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