Well, Oscar nominations have been finally revealed today. Here they are, here. As usual there are quite a few snubs. Michael Douglas didn’t get anything for Best Supporting Actor and Christopher Nolan didn’t get Best Director.
“Inception” was a very good movie, but to be honest with you, Christopher Nolan’s directing style to “Inception” is really nothing special. Any director can make a crazy special effects movie like that. So his Best Director is not worthy of an Oscar, in my opinion.
While I have a feeling that “The King’s Speech” will sweep everything, I’d like to see “The Social Network” or “True Grit” win Best Picture. I’d like to see “The Fighter”, “Winter’s Bone”, or “Black Swan” to win Best Picture as well, but I don’t think they will.This year’s Oscars will be unpredictable for the “Best Picture” category, but the other categories might be a little bit predictable though.
Here are my prediction winners:
BEST PICTURE – As said above, I’d like to see “The Social Network”, “True Grit”, “The Fighter” or “Black Swan” get it, but we all know “The King’s Speech” will get this one.
PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE – Colin Firth for “The King’s Speech”
PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE – Christian Bale for “The Fighter”
PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE – Natalie Portman for “Black Swan” (Although I would love to see Jennifer Lawrence and Michelle Williams get it, I still haven’t seen “Blue Valentine yet but I really want to)
PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE – Hailiee Steinfeld for “True Grit (Though I have a feeling it will go to Melissa Leo for “The Fighter”)
BEST ANIMATED FILM – Toy Story 3
ART DIRECTION – Either “Alice in Wonderland” or “Inception” will get this one.
CINEMATOGRAPHY – “Inception” will get this one, hands down.
COSTUME DESIGN – “Alice In Wonderland”
ACHIEVEMENT IN DIRECTING – Either the Coen Bros. or David Fincher will get this one.
BEST DOCUMENTARY – “Exit Through the Gift Shop” (I haven’t seen this movie yet but want to)
FILM EDITING – Either “The King’s Speech” or “The Social Network” will get this one.
BEST FOREIGN FILM – “Biutiful”
MAKEUP – “The Wolfman”
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE – Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross for “The Social Network”
BEST ORIGINAL SONG -“We Belong Together” by Randy Newman “Toy Story 3”
SOUND EDITING – “Inception”
VISUAL EFFECTS – “Inception”
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY – “The Social Network” by Aaron Sorkin
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY – “Inception” will get this one. Even if Chris won’t get Best Director, he should be happy with this award.
There are my predictions. Feel free to agree or disagree.