Oscar Picks

Written by Lotus on Sunday, 27 of February , 2011 at 7:25 pm

I’ve been playing catch-up over the last two weeks.  In the past, most of the Academy-nominated movies were a mystery to me.  This year I really wanted to see more of them since I’ve been feeling the need to spend more free time away from politics.  I’m pleased to say that I saw six out of the 10 best movie nominees!  Since my Golden Globe picks were based on stereotypes (and mostly correct), my Oscar picks are a little more educated.  There seem to be a lot of sure bets this year, so below are my personal picks and those likely to win.  Bonus: Twice the chance of being right!

Best Motion Picture
My Pick — Inception
Likely Winner — The King’s Speech

Best Performance by Actor in a Leading Role
My Pick — Colin Firth, The King’s Speech
Likely Winner — Colin Firth, The King’s Speech

Best Performance by Actress in a Leading Role
My Pick — Natalie Portman, The Black Swan
Likely Winner — Natalie Portman, The Black Swan

Best Performance by Actor in a Supporting Role
My Pick — Geoffrey Rush, The King’s Speech
Likely Winner — Christian Bale, The Fighter

Best Performance by Actress in a Supporting Role
My Pick — None
Likely Winner — Helena Bonham Carter, The King’s Speech

Best Achievement in Directing
My Pick — David Fincher, The Social Network (Since Chris Nolan wasn’t nominated for Inception)
Likely Winner — Darren Aronofsky, The Black Swan

Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen
My Pick — The King’s Speech
Likely Winner — The King’s Speech

Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published
My Pick — The Social Network
Likely Winner — The  Social Network

Best Animated Feature
My Pick — Toy Story 3
Likely Winner — Toy Story 3

Best Foreign Language Film
My Pick — Biutiful
Likely Winner — Biutiful

Best Achievement in Cinematography
My Pick — Inception
Likely Winner — Inception

Lots of other categories, but the “experts” know more about them than I do.

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LOTUS lives in Northern Virginia. NOTE: The views expressed on LOTUS blog are the author’s alone. Organizations listed on this blog are for identification purposes only.