There's 24 categories (I think) but I'm just going to predict the big five for brevity's sake as best I can, as this year I didn't get see as many of the nominated movies as I would have liked.
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Best Suppourting actress:
- Amy Adams – The Fighter as Charlene Fleming
- Helena Bonham Carter – The King's Speech as Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon / Queen Elizabeth
- Melissa Leo – The Fighter as Alice Ward
- Hailee Steinfeld – True Grit as Mattie Ross
- Jacki Weaver – Animal Kingdom as Janine "Smurf" Cody
Plus, I didn't think the actresses of The Fighter or The Kings Speech, while notable, were all that award worthy.
Best Supporting Actor
- Christian Bale – The Fighter as Dicky Eklund
- John Hawkes – Winter's Bone as Teardrop
- Jeremy Renner – The Town as James "Jem" Coughlin
- Mark Ruffalo – The Kids Are All Right as Paul
- Geoffrey Rush – The King's Speech as Lionel Logue
However, Roger Ebert thinks Geoffrey Rush will take this one, and it's hard to disagree with him. Rush was excellent, engaging, entertaining, eloquent, if he wins this award I won't be surprised, but I will be disappointed.
- Annette Bening – The Kids Are All Right as Nic
- Nicole Kidman – Rabbit Hole as Becca Corbett
- Jennifer Lawrence – Winter's Bone as Ree Dolly
- Natalie Portman – Black Swan as Nina Sayers
- Michelle Williams – Blue Valentine as Cindy
- Javier Bardem – Biutiful as Uxbal
- Jeff Bridges – True Grit as Rooster Cogburn
- Jesse Eisenberg – The Social Network as Mark Zuckerberg
- Colin Firth – The King's Speech as Prince Albert / King George VI
- James Franco – 127 Hours as Aron Ralston
But, I'm going to guess Colin Firth. You could almost feel the pain and frustration his character suffered. It made you want to shake the man. Plus, The Academy likes brits. I'll be happy to see either win.
- 127 Hours
- Black Swan
- The Fighter
- The Kids Are All Right
- The King's Speech
- The Social Network
- Toy Story 3
- True Grit
- Winter's Bone
If best picture were up to me, I think I'd have to give it to Black Swan. It was a film in which the lead actress truly gave it her all. The visual effects and cinemetography were creepy, yet engrossing. The way you began to question what was happening in the film as Portman's reality became distorted was mindblowing.
But, what will The Academy pick? the King's Speech probably. Once more, Brits are something they like, history based movies are something they like, and it really was an amazing movie.
To hell with the Academy though, I think Black Swan will take it. I really hope it does.
So, to recap:
- Best Suppourting Actress - Haley Steinfeld
- Best Suppourting Actor - Christian Bale
- Best Actress - Natalie Portman
- Best Actor - Colin Firth
- Best Picture - Black Swan
Your picks? Your likes and dislikes? I want to hear them all!
Smashing Pumpkins - Perfect