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The 83rd Annual Academy Awards

Postby Boston » Tue Oct 12, 2010 10:40 am

Yup, it's that time of year!

[quote]The 10 Best Picture nominees: my early guesses
by Dave Karger

Today my very early stab at guessing the 10 Best Picture nominees has been posted as part of Movie City News’ Gurus o’ Gold feature. There seems to be some consensus among the 14 of us Oscar predictors as to seven of the eventual nominees. After that it’s pretty much a field day of shot-in-the-dark prognostication. Here is my estimated list of 10 (ranked by probability of making the cut next January) with my reasoning for including each film. We’ll see how wrong I am in just a matter of months!

1. The King’s Speech As soon as I saw this British drama in early September I knew it had the potential to go all the way in at least one major category. Right now its star, Colin Firth, is the man to beat for Best Actor, and it’s an absolute lock for a Best Picture nomination as well.

2. True Grit Four of the 14 “Gurusâ€
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Postby Sim » Tue Oct 12, 2010 1:12 pm

Toy Story 3?

GTFOOH.
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Postby Boston » Tue Oct 12, 2010 1:14 pm

Sim wrote:Toy Story 3?

GTFOOH.


it's absolute lock for a nomination

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Postby Sim » Tue Oct 12, 2010 1:23 pm

*an

Regardless if it gets nominated or not, it won't win. 100% guaranteed.
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Postby Sim » Tue Oct 12, 2010 1:27 pm

He also left out The Town?

Does that get a nomination, Boston?
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Postby Boston » Tue Oct 12, 2010 1:37 pm

Sim wrote:He also left out The Town?

Does that get a nomination, Boston?


I think it does.

I was surprised he had both the James L. Brooks movie and Love & Other Drugs in there.
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Postby lugnutz » Tue Oct 12, 2010 1:38 pm

For cinematography guaranteed, right Boston?
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Postby Boston » Tue Oct 12, 2010 1:44 pm

lugnutz wrote:For cinematography guaranteed, right Boston?


no
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Postby rearadmiral » Thu Oct 14, 2010 12:48 pm

Saw a preview for #10 the other day. Meh.
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Postby Mr. X » Thu Oct 14, 2010 1:32 pm

Think Fincher wins the best director Oscar this year?
The Orangemen are just a rock-solid, consistent winner that hasn't suffered a losing season since 1968-69.
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Postby rearadmiral » Thu Oct 14, 2010 1:57 pm

Too early to tell, though some people (read: Boston) think it's his to lose.

Coens still have their say, among others.
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Postby Boston » Mon Nov 15, 2010 12:26 pm

It's Good to Be 'King': First-Round Oscar Picks
Here are my first-stab Oscar predictions for GoldDerby.com's experts panel (alongside Michael Musto, Kevin Polowy, Keith Simanton, Anne Thompson and Susan Wloszczyna). I think I'm the first blogger who posted the words "King's Speech Oscar" at Telluride, but the more sources I consulted, the more I swapped it back and forth with The Social Network. I felt like Henry James, who said in political discussions, he was always of the opinion of the last speaker. But the King rules, and that's my final word! Until tomorrow.

Like everybody else, I'm betting on a rooster in a poke with the unknowable Coen brothers movie True Grit. The Fighter's magisterially marketed premiere made me favor it over Black Swan, whose fans were equally verklempt at Telluride. After Thursday's AFI premiere, they're doing frantic fouettes fast enough to corkscrew through to the center of the Earth, punching a Fighter fan at every turn. The two movies could incite fights on a million movie dates, which would be scarier than Winona Ryder in Black Swan -- and let me tell you, that's scary.

Best Picture:
1. The King's Speech
2. The Social Network
3. 127 Hours
4. Inception
5. True Grit
6. The Fighter
7. Black Swan
8. Toy Story 3
9. The Kids Are All Right
10. Rabbit Hole

Best Director:
1. Danny Boyle
2. Tom Hooper
3. David Fincher
4. Joel and Ethan Coen
5. Christopher Nolan

Best Actor:
1. Colin Firth
2. James Franco
3. Jesse Eisenberg
4. Robert Duvall
5. Jeff Bridges

Best Actress:
1. Annette Bening
2. Natalie Portman
3. Jennifer Lawrence
4. Lesley Manville
5. Nicole Kidman
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Postby Boston » Mon Nov 15, 2010 4:44 pm

Oscars to have only three Best Animated Film nominees
http://oscar-watch.ew.com/2010/11/15/os ... -nominees/
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Postby Ted Striker » Mon Nov 15, 2010 7:01 pm

Early reviews on The Fighter don't seem great. If this movie turns Dickie Ecklund into a sympathetic figure, that would be a tragedy. Chris Bale is supposedly outstanding in that role.
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Postby Boston » Wed Nov 17, 2010 1:19 pm

OscarWatch: Best Picture predictions
http://insidemovies.ew.com/2010/11/17/o ... edictions/
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