Friday, February 25, 2011

Oscar pix

It's always a struggle making Oscar picks. There are those that SHOULD win, and then those that WILL win. Here's how I see things going down this Sunday night:

The Big Ones

Best Picture
Should Win: The King's Speech
Will Win: The King's Speech

Best Director
Should Win: Darren Aronofsky, Black Swan (actually Christopher Nolan for Inception, but he wasn't nominated)
Will Win: David Fincher, The Social Network

Best Actor
Should Win: Colin Firth, The King's Speech
Will Win: Colin Firth, The King's Speech

Best Actress
Should Win: Jennifer Lawrence, Winters Bone
Will Win: Natalie Portman, Black Swan

Best Supporting Actor
Should Win: Christian Bale, The Fighter
Will Win: Christian Bale, The Fighter

Best Supporting Actress
Should Win: Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit
Will Win: Melissa Leo, The Fighter

Adapted Screenplay
Should Win: The Social Network
Will Win: The Social Network

Original Screenplay
Should Win: The King's Speech
Will Win: The King's Speech

Animated Feature Film
Should Win: Toy Story 3 (should change the category name to Pixar)
Will Win: Toy Story 3

The Other Ones

Art Direction
Should Win: Inception
Will Win: Inception

Cinematography
Should Win: True Grit (there's no one better than Roger Deakins)
Will Win: Black Swan

Costume Design
Should Win: Alice In Wonderland
Will Win: The King's Speech

Documentary Feature
Should Win: Exit Through A Gift Shop (would love to see Banksy accept the award)
Will Win: Inside Job

Documentary Short Subject
Should Win: Killing In The Name
Will Win: Killing In The Name

Editing
Should Win: 127 Hours
Will Win: Black Swan

Foreign Language
Should Win: Incendies
Will Win: Incendies

Makeup
Should Win: The Wolfman (should name the category after Rick Baker)
Will Win: The Wolfman

Original Score
Should Win: The Social Network
Will Win: The Social Network

Original Song
Should Win: No one. These songs are awful.
Will Win: We Belong Together, Toy Story 3  (should name the category after Randy Newman)

Animated Short Film
Should Win: The Gruffalo
Will Win: The Gruffalo

Live Action Short Film
Should Win: Wish 143
Will Win: Na Wewe

Sound Editing
Should Win: Inception
Will Win: Inception

Sound Mixing
Should Win: Inception
Will Win: Inception

Visual Effects
Should Win: Inception
Will Win: Inception

14 comments:

  1. John Hein is a fat loser!!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. Looking forward to seeing how insightful you are John. Good luck!

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  3. Hope Social Network wins for origianl score. I LOVE TRENT REZNOR!!!! NIN RULESSSSS. LOL

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  4. Winter's Bone? Terrible movie full of ugly depressing people, including you pick for Best Supporting Actress.

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  5. Why is it that no one brings up the fact that Randy Newman wins so much because of nepotism. Most of the academy members are so old that they either worked with or hired one of his 3 uncles who also were composers for films.

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  6. Did you actually watch all the nominations?

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  7. Michigan blows.......

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  8. you're not a loser jon!

    you could stand to lose a couple, though

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  9. Just watched Social Network last night. Very good film. They tried to make the CFO look like he got fucked. But he really had nothing to do with Facebook besides the money and it was very little. He didn't understand what Mark was trying to create and deserved very little.

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  10. Thanks Jon...It's unfortunate Inception did not get all the nominations it deserved, by far the most intelligent, challenging, entertainig, unique film I personally watched this year

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  11. are you having a blizzard at 10am ?

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  12. Animated Short Film
    Should Win: The Gruffalo
    Will Win: The Gruffalo
    come on john, do didn't watch all the shorts in this category @ a certain point the who give a fxxk quotient kick in, ya just type & something & hope nobody calls ya out on it...am i right?
    but beside that...jon you rule...geeks revolt!

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  13. @monkeyBeat - I know you're just being hilarious but Randy Newman has only actually won once (for a retread of 'You Got a Friend in Me' with 'If I Didn't Have You' in Monsters Inc)--he's been Nominated 20 times.

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