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Academy Awards from the 2010-2011 season



The 83rd Academy Awards aired live February 27, 2011 on ABC hosted by
James Franco and Anne Hathaway

This is where I briefly discuss the "should" and "should not" part of the nominations. The King's Speech got the most with 12 nominations. True Grit received 10 nods. The ten best picture nominations sound almost right. Toy Story 3 is now the third animated feature to get in history. I saw 9 out of the 10 nominated films before the nominations were announced. Afterwards, I had to see Winter's Bone to complete the 10 and this film should not be nominated. Other movies like The Town and Blue Valentine were suited more for it. Not only did it get best picture nod, but also it scored supporting actor, which was a surprise over Andrew Garfield for The Social Network. Other people left out were clearly Ryan Gosling for Blue Valentine and Mila Kunis for Black Swan.

Worst of all, Christopher Nolan didn't get an Oscar directing nod for Inception. If you remember, he was also overlooked for The Dark Knight not so long ago. Danny Boyle, who won a couple years ago for Slumdog Millionaire, for directing 127 Hours didn't get in either. In the end, it comes down to two movies: The King's Speech and The Social Network. They have been battling it out the past few months winning in different precursors leading up to the final movie award show of the season. Tom Hooper won the Directors Guild Award. In its 62-year history of that award, the DGA and best Oscar director winner have only been different six times. David Fincher did win the Golden Globe.

 

Seventh Annual Coverage!
(Film Prophet's Frontrunners are in order from top to bottom in each column)

 

The Social Network

David Fincher

Colin Firth

Natalie Portman

And the Oscar goes to...
The King's Speech
And the Oscar goes to...
 Tom Hooper
And the Oscar goes to...
Colin Firth
And the Oscar goes to...
Natalie Portman
Will Win:
The King's Speech
Will Win:
Tom Hooper or David Fincher
Will Win:
Colin Firth
Will Win:
Natalie Portman
Should Win:
The Social Network
Should Win:
David Fincher
Should Win:
Colin Firth or James Franco
Should Win:
Natalie Portman
Final Prediction:
The Social Network
Final Prediction:
David Fincher
Final Prediction:
Colin Firth
Final Prediction:
Natalie Portman
BEST PICTURE
The Social Network
The King's Speech
The Fighter
True Grit
Black Swan
Inception
127 Hours
Toy Story 3
The Kids Are All Right
Winter's Bone
BEST DIRECTOR
David Fincher
(The Social Network)
Tom Hooper
(The King's Speech)
Darren Aronofsky
(Black Swan)
Joel and Ethan Coen
(True Grit)
David O. Russell
(The Fighter)
BEST ACTOR
Colin Firth
(The King's Speech)

James Franco
(127 Hours)
Jesse Eisenberg
(The Social Network)
Jeff Bridges
(True Grit)
Javier Bardem
(Biutiful)
BEST ACTRESS
Natalie Portman
(Black Swan)
Annette Bening
(The Kids Are All Right)

Jennifer Lawrence
(Winter's Bone)
Michelle Williams
(Blue Valentine)
Nicole Kidman
(Rabbit Hole)

Christian Bale

Melissa Leo

The Social Network The King's Speech
And the Oscar goes to...
 Christian Bale
And the Oscar goes to...
 Melissa Leo
And the Oscar goes to...
 The Social Network
And the Oscar goes to...
 The King's Speech
Will Win:
Christian Bale
Will Win:
Melissa Leo
Will Win:
The Social Network
Will Win:
The King's Speech
Should Win:
Christian Bale
Should Win:
Melissa Leo or Amy Adams
Should Win:
The Social Network
Should Win:
Inception
Final Prediction:
Christian Bale
Final Prediction:
Melissa Leo
Final Prediction:
The Social Network
Final Prediction:
The King's Speech
SUPPORTING ACTOR
Christian Bale
(The Fighter)
Geoffrey Rush
(The King's Speech)
Jeremy Renner
(The Town)
Mark Ruffalo
(The Kids Are All Right)
John Hawkes
(Winter's Bone)
SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Melissa Leo
(The Fighter)
Hailee Steinfeld
(True Grit)

Helena Bonham Carter
(The King's Speech)
Amy Adams
(The Fighter)

Jacki Weaver
(Animal Kingdom)
ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
The Social Network
Toy Story 3
True Grit
127 Hours
Winter's Bone
ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
The King's Speech
Inception
The Kids Are All Right
The Fighter
Another Year

Oscar night notes:
 

Film Prophet's highlights of the show:

~ The rowing competing scene score from The Social Network scores the opening part to the Oscars
~ Gone with the wind is mentioned to Titanic leading us to whoever wins art direction hints at winning best picture... but that fell flat when Alice in Wonderland won
~ Kirk Douglas had the most memorable part and probably longest... his 'you know...' was never-ending... the guy was born in 1916
~ I wonder who picks the scenes that are shown during the nominations
~ Pretty basic hosting... nothing superb or horrible... they just told each other how well they were doing throughout the night... the  musical numbers by the guests were nothing to mention either
~ Tom Hooper somehow won for direction even though this was his real first film... boring speech... boring win
~ All the montages were forgettable... most of the speeches were also... probably due to no surprises in the main categories... the PS22 kids chorus at the end didn't cut it
~ The night was ruined when The King's Speech won in the battle over The Social Network for best picture... the entire nomination clips were heard through the king's final speech in the movie.... another unremarkable year in the history books