Hey Kids – Funtime Oscar Picks 2011!
February 25, 2011 Leave a comment
It’s that time of year again – the Oscars are Sunday so I’ve got to make my annual predictions. If you’ve followed this blog in previous years you’ll know I’m no expert – I usually do okay with the major categories, but come up short in my picks for the smaller awards.
Still here’s what I got:
1. BEST PICTURE: THE SOCIAL NETWORK
Yes, many are saying THE KING’S SPEECH will win this, having won many previous awards, and boasting the most nominations, but I am so feeling the Facebook film to go home with the gold.
2. BEST DIRECTOR: David Fincher for THE SOCIAL NETWORK. Yep, likewise.
Christian Bale for THE FIGHTER.
None of the other actors nominated have that unhinged intensity that Bale brought to his role as a boxer gone to seed – or crack.
6. BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Hailee Steinfeld for TRUE GRIT. Seems about time for such a young actress to win this – also seems time because Steinfeld was so good holding her own up to Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, and Josh Brolin in this instant Western classic.
And the rest:
7. ART DIRECTION: ALICE IN WONDERLAND
12. FILM EDITING: THE SOCIAL NETWORK
17. ANIMATED SHORT: THE GRUFFALO
18. LIVE ACTION SHORT: THE CONFESSION