Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Oscar Nominations 2011

83rd Academy Awards NomineesThe Oscar nominations came out bright and early this morning. The complete list can be found on the Academy's website, but the nominees in the top award categories are shown below.

I have reviewed four of the 10 (links included below), and three more will be published over the next 2 weeks (Black Swan, The Fighter, and The King's Speech). I aim to see at least a couple more before the February 27 festivities.

I would say Colin Firth and Natalie Portman are a lock on the best actor/actress awards, and Christian Bale and Melissa Leo should win for supporting actor/actress. As for best picture, my favorite film of 2010 was Christopher Nolan's Inception but it won't win. I think it comes down to The Social Network and The King's Speech. Although the former won the Golden Globe award this month, I am tipping the English period piece to take the biggest prize this year.

Best Picture:
Best Director:
  • Darren Aranofsky (Black Swan)
  • David Russell (The Fighter)
  • Tom Hooper (The King's Speech)
  • David Fincher (The Social Network)
  • Joel and Ethan Coen (True Grit)
Best Actor:
  • Javier Bardem (Biutiful)
  • Jeff Bridges (True Grit)
  • Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network)
  • Colin Firth (The King's Speech)
  • James Franco (127 Hours)
Best Actress:
  • Annette Bening (The Kids Are All Right)
  • Nicole Kidman (Rabbit Hole)
  • Jennifer Lawrence (Winter's Bone)
  • Natalie Portman (Black Swan)
  • Michelle Williams (Blue Valentine)
Best Supporting Actor:
  • Christian Bale (The Fighter)
  • John Hawkes (Winter's Bone)
  • Jeremy Renner (The Town)
  • Mark Ruffalo (The Kids Are All Right)
  • Geoffrey Rush (The King's Speech)
Best Supporting Actress:
  • Amy Adams (The Fighter)
  • Helena Bonham Carter (The King's Speech)
  • Melissa Leo (The Fighter)
  • Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit)
  • Jacki Weaver (Animal Kingdom)

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