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27 February 2011

Oscar Reactions

I'm upset that God of Love won best short. It was a really good short, I admit, but The Confession should have won.

Sorry Banksy

I'm surprised Alice in Wonderland has won so many awards. The costumes seemed obvious, although well done.

Video editing better than the Black Swan? Looking back though, The Social Network was very well done.

It's not the load that brings you down, it's the way you carry it. was a wonderful quote

Directing called it!

Randy Newman....

Best picture called it. 

My Oscar predictions

Some categories have multiple movies selected (usually 1 underlined and 1 not). If there are more than 2 (other than best picture), it means I haven't seen enough of the selected films to decide.
Underline = Which one I predict the Academy will choose.
Not Underlined = Which one was my favorite.
In the case of best picture, I think the underlined film will win although the bold italicized film (in my opinion) was better. The third film was my choice.

Actor in a Leading Role
  • Jeff Bridges in “True Grit”
  • Colin Firth in “The King's Speech”
Actor in a Supporting Role
    • Christian Bale in “The Fighter”
    Actress in a Leading Role
      • Natalie Portman in “Black Swan”
      Actress in a Supporting Role
      • Melissa Leo in “The Fighter”
      • Hailee Steinfeld in “True Grit”
      Animated Feature Film
      • “Toy Story 3” Lee Unkrich
      Art Direction
      • “Inception”
        Production Design: Guy Hendrix Dyas; Set Decoration: Larry Dias and Doug Mowat
      • “Inception” Wally Pfister
      Costume Design
      • “True Grit” Mary Zophres
      • “Black Swan” Darren Aronofsky
      • “The King's Speech” Tom Hooper
      Documentary (Feature)
        • “Exit through the Gift Shop” Banksy and Jaimie D'Cruz
        Documentary (Short Subject)
          • “Killing in the Name” Jed Rothstein
          • “Poster Girl” Sara Nesson and Mitchell W. Block
          • “Strangers No More” Karen Goodman and Kirk Simon
          • “Sun Come Up” Jennifer Redfearn and Tim Metzger
          • “The Warriors of Qiugang” Ruby Yang and Thomas Lennon
          Film Editing
          • “Black Swan” Andrew Weisblum
          • “The Fighter” Pamela Martin
          Foreign Language Film
            • “Biutiful” Mexico
            • “Dogtooth” Greece
            • “In a Better World” Denmark
            • “Incendies” Canada
            • “Outside the Law (Hors-la-loi)” Algeria
            • “Barney's Version” Adrien Morot
            • “The Way Back” Edouard F. Henriques, Gregory Funk and Yolanda Toussieng
            • “The Wolfman” Rick Baker and Dave Elsey
            Music (Original Score)
            • “How to Train Your Dragon” John Powell
            • “Inception” Hans Zimmer
            • “The King's Speech” Alexandre Desplat
            • “127 Hours” A.R. Rahman
            • “The Social Network” Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
            Music (Original Song)
            • “Coming Home” from “Country Strong” Music and Lyric by Tom Douglas, Troy Verges and Hillary Lindsey
            Best Picture
            • “The King's Speech” Iain Canning, Emile Sherman and Gareth Unwin, Producers
            • “True Grit” Scott Rudin, Ethan Coen and Joel Coen, Producers
            • “Toy Story 3” Darla K. Anderson, Producer
            Short Film (Animated)
            • “Day & Night” Teddy Newton (60% confident)
            • “The Gruffalo” Jakob Schuh and Max Lang
            Short Film (Live Action)
            • “The Confession” Tanel Toom
            Sound Editing
            • “Inception” Richard King
            • “Unstoppable” Mark P. Stoeckinger (I left this to be fair because I didn't see it)
            Sound Mixing
            • “Inception” Lora Hirschberg, Gary A. Rizzo and Ed Novick
            Visual Effects
              • “Inception” Paul Franklin, Chris Corbould, Andrew Lockley and Peter Bebb
              Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
              • “The Social Network” Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin
              • “Winter's Bone” Adapted for the screen by Debra Granik & Anne Roselliniv
              Writing (Original Screenplay)
              • “The King's Speech” Screenplay by David Seidler