One Minute Reviews by Kenneth Shinozuka

Read 'em anytime, anywhere.

Review Blog

Oscars 2011 Predictions

Posted by Kenneth Shinozuka on February 26, 2011 at 2:14 AM

After much contemplation and deliberation, I have finally compiled a list of predictions for this year's Academy Award winners. I did not predict winners in the categories of Short Animated Film, Short Live Action Film, Foreign Language Film, and Documentary Short Subject due to the fact that I did not watch ANY of the films nominated for these categories.

All bolded words in each category's list of nominees depicts my predicted winner. 

Best Picture:

Black Swan, Produced by Mike Medavoy, Brian Oliver and Scott Franklin

The Fighter, Produced by David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman, and Mark Wahlberg

Inception, Produced by Emma Thomas and Christopher Nolan

The Kids Are All Right, Produced by Gary Gilbert, Jeffrey Levy-Hinte, and Celine           Rattray

The King’s Speech, Produced by Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, and Gareth Unwin

127 Hours, Produced by Christian Colson, Danny Boyle, and John Smithson

The Social Network, Produced by Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca, and Cean Chaffin

Toy Story 3, Produced by Darla K. Anderson

True Grit, Produced by Scott Rudin, Ethan Coen, and Joel Coen

Winter’s Bone, Produced by Anne Rosellini and Alix Madigan-Yorkin

Best Actor in a Leading Role:

Javier Bardem, Biutiful

Jeff Bridges, True Grit

Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network

Colin Firth, The King’s Speech

James Franco, 127 Hours

Best Actress in a Leading Role:

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 Actor in a Supporting Role:

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 Actress in a Supporting Role:

Amy Adams, The Fighter

Helena Bonham Carter, The King’s Speech

Melissa Leo, The Fighter

Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit

Jacki Weaver, Animal Kingdom

Best Director:

Black Swan, Darren Aronofsky

The Fighter, David O. Russell

The King’s Speech, Tom Hooper

The Social Network, David Fincher

True Grit, Joel Coen and Ethan Coen

Best Original Screenplay:

Another Year, Written by Mike Leigh

The Fighter, Screenplay by Scott Silver, Paul Tamasy, and Eric Johnson; Story by Keith Dorrington, Paul Tamasy, and Eric Johnson

Inception, Written by Christopher Nolan

The Kids Are All Right, Written by Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg

The King’s Speech, Screenplay by David Seidler

Best Adapted Screenplay:

127 Hours, Screenplay by Danny Boyle and Simon Beaufoy

The Social Network, Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin

Toy Story 3, Screenplay by Michael Arndt; Story by John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, and Lee Unkrich

True Grit, Written for the screen by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen

Winter’s Bone, Adapted for the screen by Debra Granik & Anne Rosellini

Best Animated Feature Film:

How to Train Your Dragon

The Illusionist

Toy Story 3

Best Art Direction:

Alice in Wonderland, Production Design: Robert Stromberg; Set Decoration: Karen O’Hara

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, Production Design: Stuart Craig; Set Decoration: Stephenie McMillan

Inception, Production Design: Guy Hendrix Dyas; Set Decoration: Larry Dias and Doug Mowat

The King’s Speech, Production Design: Eve Stewart; Set Decoration: Judy Farr

True Grit, Production Design: Jess Gonchor, Set Decoration: Nancy Haigh

Best Cinematography:

Black Swan, Matthew Libatique

Inception, Wally Pfister

The King’s Speech, Danny Cohen

The Social Network, Jeff Cronenweth

True Grit, Roger Deakins

Best Costume Design:

Alice in Wonderland, Colleen Atwood

I Am Love, Antonella Cannarozzi

The King’s Speech, Jenny Beavan

The Tempest, Sandy Powell

True Grit, Mary Zophres

Best Documentary (Feature):

Exit through the Gift Shop


Inside Job


Waste Land

Best Film Editing:

Black Swan, Andrew Weisblum

The Fighter, Pamela Martin

The King’s Speech, Tariq Anwar

127 Hours, Jon Harris

The Social Network, Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter

Best Makeup:

Barney’s Version, Adrien Morot

The Way Back, Eduoard F. Henriques, Gregory Funk, and Yolanda Toussieng

The Wolfman, Rick Baker and Dave Elsey

Best Music (Original Score):

How to Train Your Dragon, John Powell

Inception, Hans Zimmer

The King’s Speech, Alexandre Desplat

127 Hours, A.R. Rahman

The Social Network, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross

Best Music (Original Song):

“Coming Home” from Country Strong; Music and Lyric by Tom Douglas, Troy Verges, and Hillary Lindsey

“I See the Light” from Tangled; Music by Alan Menken; Lyric by Glenn Slater

“If I Rise” from 127 Hours; Music by A.R. Rahman; Lyric by Dido and Rollo Armstrong

“We Belong Together” from Toy Story 3; Music and Lyric by Randy Newman

Best Sound Editing:

Inception, Richard King

Toy Story 3, Tom Myers and Michael Silvers

Tron: Legacy, Gwendolyn Yates Whittle and Addison Teague

True Grit, Skip Lievsay and Craig Berkey

Unstoppable, Mark P. Stoeckinger

Best Sound Mixing:

Inception, Lora Hirschberg, Gary A. Rizzo, and Ed Novick

The King’s Speech, Paul Hamblin, Martin Jensen, and John Midgley

Salt, Jeffrey J. Haboush, Greg P. Russell, Scott Millan, and William Sarokin

The Social Network, Ren Klyce, David Parker, Michael Semanick, and Mark Weingarten

True Grit, Skip Lievsay, Craig Berkey, Greg Orloff, and Peter F. Kurland

Best Visual Effects:

Alice in Wonderland, Ken Ralston, David Schaub, Carey Villegas, and Sean Phillips

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, Tim Burke, John Richardson, Christian Manx, and Nicolas Aithadi

Hereafter, Michael Owens, Bryan Grill, Stephan Trojansky, and Joe Farrell

Inception, Paul Franklin, Chris Corbould, Andrew Lockley, and Peter Bebb

Iron Man 2, Janek Sirrs, Ben Snow, Ged Wright, and Daniel Sudick


Categories: None

Post a Comment


Oops, you forgot something.


The words you entered did not match the given text. Please try again.

Already a member? Sign In

1 Comment

Reply Jein Park
9:09 PM on March 1, 2011 
it's truly amazing how you got 17/20 predictions right. and that you considered quite thoroughly and thoughtfully (cough cough...iona cough)