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The 2011 Academy Awards – Predicting the winners

Last year was a pretty good year for me in terms of predicting the Oscars, as I wound up going a respectable 18/24, including correctly picking the winners for best picture, best director, and the four major acting awards. I don’t know if I’ll be able to top that this time around, but here goes nothin’…

Best Picture: The Social Network
Best Actor: Colin Firth for The King’s Speech
Best Actress: Natalie Portman for Black Swan
Best Supporting Actor: Christian Bale for The Fighter
Best Supporting Actress: Melissa Leo for The Fighter
Best Director: David Fincher for The Social Network
Best Original Screenplay: David Seidler for The King’s Speech
Best Adapted Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin for The Social Network
Best Cinematography: Roger Deakins for True Grit
Best Editing: Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall for The Social Network
Best Art Direction: Eve Stewart and Judy Farr for The King’s Speech
Best Costume Design: Jenny Beavan for The King’s Speech
Best Makeup: Rick Baker and Dave Elsey for The Wolfman
Best Original Score: Alexandre Desplat for The King’s Speech
Best Original Song: “We Belong Together” from Toy Story 3
Best Sound Mixing: Lora Hirschberg, Gary Rizzo and Ed Novick for Inception
Best Sound Editing: Richard King for Inception
Best Visual Effects: Chris Corbould, Andrew Lockley, Pete Bebb and Paul J. Franklin for Inception
Best Animated Feature Film: Toy Story 3
Best Foreign Language Film: In A Better World
Best Documentary, Features: Inside Job
Best Documentary, Short Subjects: Strangers No More
Best Short Film, Animated: The Gruffalo
Best Short Film, Live Action: Na We We

Overall, I feel pretty good about these predictions. The best picture/best director races are tight this year, so I wouldn’t be shocked at all to see one or both of these awards go to Tom Hooper and his film The King’s Speech. If anything, the voting might split. If that happens, I predict Fincher getting best director for The Social Network, and The King’s Speech snagging best picture.

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