2011 Nomination Predictions

80.2% ACCURACY ON OSCAR PREDICTIONS

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The Social Network

The King’s Speech

Inception

Black Swan

True Grit

Toy Story 3

The Fighter

127 Hours

Winter’s Bone

The Kids Are All Right

*The Town – Blue Valentine possible upsets


Director

 – Christopher Nolan – Inception

 – Joel & Ethan Coen – True Grit

 – Tom Hooper – The King’s Speech

 – Darren Aronofsky – Black Swan

 – David Fincher – The Social Network

*The Coens replace David O. Russell

Actor

 – Colin Firth – The King’s Speech

 – James Franco – 127 Hours

 – Jesse Eisenberg – The Social Network

 – Ryan Gosling – Blue Valentine

 – Jeff Bridges – True Grit

*Mark Whalberg-The Fighter or Javier Bardem-Biutiful possible upsets


Actress

 – Natalie Portman – Black Swan

 – Nicole Kidman – Rabbit Hole

 – Jennifer Lawrence – Winter’s Bone

 – Annette Benning – The Kids Are All Right

 – Michelle Williams – Blue Valentine

*Lesley Manville – Another Year possible upset

Supporting Actor

 – Christian Bale – The Fighter

 – Geoffrey Rush – The King’s Speech

 – John Hawkes – Winter’s Bone

 – Mark Ruffalo – The Kids Are All Right

 – Jeremy Renner – The Town

*Andrew Garfield – The Social Network possibility

Supporting Actress

 – Amy Adams – The Fighter

 – Hailee Steinfeld – True Grit

 – Melissa Leo – The Fighter

 – Helena Bonham Carter – The King’s Speech

 – Jacki Weaver – Animal Kingdom

*Juliette Lewis – Conviction possible upset

Adapted Screenplay

 – The Social Network – Aaron Sorkin

 – The Town – whoever that guy/gal is

 – 127 Hours – Danny Boyle, Simon Beaufoy, Aron Ralston

 – True Grit – Joel & Ethan Coen, Charles Portis

 – Toy Story 3 – Michael Arndt

*Winter’s Bone possible upset

Original Screenplay

 – Inception – Christopher Nolan

 – The King’s Speech – David Seidler

 – The Fighter – Silver, Tamasy, Johnson, Dorrington

 – Black Swan – Heyman, Heinz, McLaughlin

 – The Kids Are All Right

Original Score

 – Inception – Hans Zimmer

 – Alice In Wonderland – Danny Elfman

 – The King’s Speech – Alexandre Desplate

 – The Social Network – Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross

 – 127 Hours – A.R. Rahman

*The Ghost Writer or Toy Story 3 possible upsets

Cinematography

 – Inception – Wally Pfister

 – Black Swan – Matthew Libatique

 – The Social Network – Cronenweth

 – The King’s Speech – Danny Cohen

 – True Grit – Roger Deakins

*127 Hours possible upset

Film Editing

 – Inception – Lee Smith

 – The King’s Speech – Tariq Anwar

 – Black Swan – Andrew Weisblum

 – The Social Network – Kirk Baxter, Angus Wall

 – The Fighter The Fighter

*127 Hours possible upset

Sound Editing

 – Inception

 – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1

 – Black Swan

 – True Grit

 – The Social Network

*Shutter Island possible upset

Sound Mixing:

 – Inception

 – Black Swan

 – True Grit

 – The Social Network

 – Toy Story 3

*Shutter Island – Tron Legacy – How To Train Your Dragon possible upsets

Art Direction:

 – Harry Potter the Deathly Hallows Part 1 – Stuart Craig

 – The King’s Speech – Netty Chapman

 – Inception – Freeborn, Ricker, Wolcott

 – Black Swan – David Stein

 – Alice In Wonderland – Stefan Dechant

*Tron Legacy possible upset

Costume Design:

 – Harry Potter the Deathly Hallows Part 1

 – The King’s Speech – Jenny Beavan

 – Black Swan – Amy Westcott

 – Alice In Wonderland – Colleen Atwood

 – True Grit – Mary Zophres

Make-up:

 – Alice In Wonderland

 – The Fighter

 – True Grit

 – Barney’s Version

 – Jonah Hex

*Could Josh Brolin get 2 makeup noms in 1 year?!?!

Visual Effects:

 – Inception

 – Harry Potter the Deathly Hallows Part 1

 – Iron Man 2

*Alice In Wonderland – Tron Legacy possible upsets

Animated

 – Toy Story 3

 – How To Train Your Dragon

 – Tangled

 – Despicable Me

 – Megamind

*in order if only 3 nominees

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