Oscars 2011 – Nominations & Predictions

20 Days to go until the 2011 Oscar ceremony, so I thought it was about time that I made the effort to actually post the nominations and my predictions for the awards as well. Looking forward to it this year and will be making the effort to stay up late to watch all the drama unfold!

Best Picture

  • “Black Swan” Mike Medavoy, Brian Oliver and Scott Franklin, Producers
  • “The Fighter” David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman and Mark Wahlberg, Producers
  • “Inception” Emma Thomas and Christopher Nolan, Producers
  • “The Kids Are All Right” Gary Gilbert, Jeffrey Levy-Hinte and Celine Rattray, Producers
  • “The King’s Speech” Iain Canning, Emile Sherman and Gareth Unwin, Producers
  • “127 Hours” Christian Colson, Danny Boyle and John Smithson, Producers
  • “The Social Network” Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca and Ceán Chaffin, Producers
  • “Toy Story 3” Darla K. Anderson, Producer
  • “True Grit” Scott Rudin, Ethan Coen and Joel Coen, Producers
  • “Winter’s Bone” Anne Rosellini and Alix Madigan-Yorkin, Producers

Prediction: The King’s Speech

I think it has gained the most momentum leading up to the Oscars over the last few weeks. So I fancy it to pick up the big award.

Actor in a Leading Role

  • Javier Bardem in “Biutiful”
  • Jeff Bridges in “True Grit”
  • Jesse Eisenberg in “The Social Network”
  • Colin Firth in “The King’s Speech”
  • James Franco in “127 Hours”

Prediction: Colin Firth

I really cannot see anyone else coming close to Firth this year, he has picked up every award on the route to the Oscars, so pretty much nailed on that he will win it.

Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Christian Bale in “The Fighter”
  • John Hawkes in “Winter’s Bone”
  • Jeremy Renner in “The Town”
  • Mark Ruffalo in “The Kids Are All Right”
  • Geoffrey Rush in “The King’s Speech”

Prediction: Christian Bale

Same as Firth really, Bale has been winning all the plaudits for his role in ‘The Fighter’.

Actress in a Leading Role

  • Annette Bening in “The Kids Are All Right”
  • Nicole Kidman in “Rabbit Hole”
  • Jennifer Lawrence in “Winter’s Bone”
  • Natalie Portman in “Black Swan”
  • Michelle Williams in “Blue Valentine”

Prediction: Natalie Portman

I think Portman will walk away with this award and add it to the collection she already has for her work in ‘Black Swan’. I would think the only person who could come close would be Annette Bening, we all know that the Oscars eventually give a person an award. Bening is probably long overdue hers!

Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Amy Adams in “The Fighter”
  • Helena Bonham Carter in “The King’s Speech”
  • Melissa Leo in “The Fighter”
  • Hailee Steinfeld in “True Grit”
  • Jacki Weaver in “Animal Kingdom”

Prediction: Melissa Leo

Again it seems as though she has been winning everything for ‘The Fighter’ so I think she will have the edge for the Oscar too.

Animated Feature Film

  • “How to Train Your Dragon” Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois
  • “The Illusionist” Sylvain Chomet
  • “Toy Story 3” Lee Unkrich

Prediction: Toy Story 3

One of the best films from last year, everyone loved it! It just has to take this Oscar home as the Best Picture one is a bit out of reach for it.

Art Direction

  • “Alice in Wonderland”
    Production Design: Robert Stromberg; Set Decoration: Karen O’Hara
  • “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1”
    Production Design: Stuart Craig; Set Decoration: Stephenie McMillan
  • “Inception”
    Production Design: Guy Hendrix Dyas; Set Decoration: Larry Dias and Doug Mowat
  • “The King’s Speech”
    Production Design: Eve Stewart; Set Decoration: Judy Farr
  • “True Grit”
    Production Design: Jess Gonchor; Set Decoration: Nancy Haigh

Prediction: Alice in Wonderland


    • “Black Swan” Matthew Libatique
    • “Inception” Wally Pfister
    • “The King’s Speech” Danny Cohen
    • “The Social Network” Jeff Cronenweth
    • “True Grit” Roger Deakins

    Prediction: Inception

      Costume Design

      • “Alice in Wonderland” Colleen Atwood
      • “I Am Love” Antonella Cannarozzi
      • “The King’s Speech” Jenny Beavan
      • “The Tempest” Sandy Powell
      • “True Grit” Mary Zophres

      Prediction: The King’s Speech


        • “Black Swan” Darren Aronofsky
        • “The Fighter” David O. Russell
        • “The King’s Speech” Tom Hooper
        • “The Social Network” David Fincher
        • “True Grit” Joel Coen and Ethan Coen

        Prediction: David Fincher for “The Social Network”

          Documentary (Feature)

          • “Exit through the Gift Shop” Banksy and Jaimie D’Cruz
          • “Gasland” Josh Fox and Trish Adlesic
          • “Inside Job” Charles Ferguson and Audrey Marrs
          • “Restrepo” Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger
          • “Waste Land” Lucy Walker and Angus Aynsley

          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
          • “The King’s Speech” Tariq Anwar
          • “127 Hours” Jon Harris
          • “The Social Network” Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter

          Prediction: 127 Hours

            Foreign Language Film

            • “Biutiful” Mexico
            • “Dogtooth” Greece
            • “In a Better World” Denmark
            • “Incendies” Canada
            • “Outside the Law (Hors-la-loi)” Algeria

            Prediction: Biutiful


              • “Barney’s Version” Adrien Morot
              • “The Way Back” Edouard F. Henriques, Gregory Funk and Yolanda Toussieng
              • “The Wolfman” Rick Baker and Dave Elsey

              Prediction: The Wolfman

                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

                Prediction: Inception

                  Music (Original Song)

                  • “Coming Home” from “Country Strong” Music and Lyric by Tom Douglas, Troy Verges and Hillary Lindsey
                  • “I See the Light” from “Tangled” Music by Alan Menken Lyric by Glenn Slater
                  • “If I Rise” from “127 Hours” Music by A.R. Rahman Lyric by Dido and Rollo Armstrong
                  • “We Belong Together” from “Toy Story 3″ Music and Lyric by Randy Newman

                  Prediction: We Belong Together – Toy Story 3

                    Short Film (Animated)

                    • “Day & Night” Teddy Newton
                    • “The Gruffalo” Jakob Schuh and Max Lang
                    • “Let’s Pollute” Geefwee Boedoe
                    • “The Lost Thing” Shaun Tan and Andrew Ruhemann
                    • “Madagascar, carnet de voyage (Madagascar, a Journey Diary)” Bastien Dubois

                    Short Film (Live Action)

                    • “The Confession” Tanel Toom
                    • “The Crush” Michael Creagh
                    • “God of Love” Luke Matheny
                    • “Na Wewe” Ivan Goldschmidt
                    • “Wish 143” Ian Barnes and Samantha Waite

                    Sound Editing

                    • “Inception” Richard King
                    • “Toy Story 3” Tom Myers and Michael Silvers
                    • “Tron: Legacy” Gwendolyn Yates Whittle and Addison Teague
                    • “True Grit” Skip Lievsay and Craig Berkey
                    • “Unstoppable” Mark P. Stoeckinger

                    Sound Mixing

                    • “Inception” Lora Hirschberg, Gary A. Rizzo and Ed Novick
                    • “The King’s Speech” Paul Hamblin, Martin Jensen and John Midgley
                    • “Salt” Jeffrey J. Haboush, Greg P. Russell, Scott Millan and William Sarokin
                    • “The Social Network” Ren Klyce, David Parker, Michael Semanick and Mark Weingarten
                    • “True Grit” Skip Lievsay, Craig Berkey, Greg Orloff and Peter F. Kurland

                    Visual Effects

                    • “Alice in Wonderland” Ken Ralston, David Schaub, Carey Villegas and Sean Phillips
                    • “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1” Tim Burke, John Richardson, Christian Manz and Nicolas Aithadi
                    • “Hereafter” Michael Owens, Bryan Grill, Stephan Trojansky and Joe Farrell
                    • “Inception” Paul Franklin, Chris Corbould, Andrew Lockley and Peter Bebb
                    • “Iron Man 2” Janek Sirrs, Ben Snow, Ged Wright and Daniel Sudick

                    Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

                    • “127 Hours” Screenplay by Danny Boyle & Simon Beaufoy
                    • “The Social Network” Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin
                    • “Toy Story 3” Screenplay by Michael Arndt; Story by John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich
                    • “True Grit” Written for the screen by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen
                    • “Winter’s Bone” Adapted for the screen by Debra Granik & Anne Rosellini

                    Prediction: True Grit

                      Writing (Original Screenplay)

                      • “Another Year” Written by Mike Leigh
                      • “The Fighter” Screenplay by Scott Silver and Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson;
                        Story by Keith Dorrington & Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson
                      • “Inception” Written by Christopher Nolan
                      • “The Kids Are All Right” Written by Lisa Cholodenko & Stuart Blumberg
                      • “The King’s Speech” Screenplay by David Seidler

                      Prediction: Inception

                        4 thoughts on “Oscars 2011 – Nominations & Predictions

                        1. Some pretty good predictions there!!

                          I am pleased for Firth et al in The Kings Speech. But I cant force myself to see it. It is so not my bag. I know I need to broaden my horizons but I cant do it!! 😦

                          Nice post as ever Caz


                          • Thanks!

                            I am disappointed that I have not seen as many of the films as I should have this year. Totally slipped!

                            The King’s Speech really is fantastic. Firth is just brilliant.


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