Final Oscar Nomination Predictions

I’ve made my final predictions of what I think the Academy will announce tomorrow morning. The nominations are broadcast live at 5:30AM PST/ 8:30AM EST tomorrow morning. There’s always a few surprise nominees (think Maggie Gyllenhaal for Best Supporting Actress last year, The Blind Side up for Best Picture). I’ve only predicted in 21 of the 24 categories (I have no idea about the animated/live action/documentary shorts), also I’ve included alternates.

Best Picture:
Black Swan
The Fighter
Inception
The Kids Are All Right
The King’s Speech
The Social Network
The Town
Toy Story 3
True Grit
Winter’s Bone
Alternates: 127 Hours, The Ghost Writer, Shutter Island

Best Director:
Darren Aronofsky – Black Swan
David Fincher – The Social Network
Tom Hooper – The King’s Speech
Christopher Nolan – Inception
David O. Russell – The Fighter
Alternates: Danny Boyle – 127 Hours, Lisa Cholodenko – The Kids Are All Right, The Coen Bros. – True Grit

Best Actor:
Jeff Bridges – True Grit
Jesse Eisenberg – The Social Network
Ryan Gosling – Blue Valentine
Colin Firth – The King’s Speech
James Franco – 127 Hours
Alternates: Javier Bardem – Biutiful, Robert Duvall – Get Low, Mark Wahlberg – The Fighter

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
Alternates: Julianne Moore – The Kids Are All Right, Tilda Swinton – I Am Love, Hailee Steinfeld – True Grit

Best Supporting Actor:
Christian Bale – The Fighter
Andrew Garfield – The Social Network
John Hawkes – Winter’s Bone
Mark Ruffalo – The Kids Are All Right
Geoffrey Rush – The King’s Speech
Alternates: Vincent Cassel – Black Swan, Jeremy Renner – The Town, Sam Rockwell – Conviction,

Best Supporting Actress
Amy Adams – The Fighter
Helena Bonham Carter – The King’s Speech
Melissa Leo – The Fighter
Hailee Stienfeld – True Grit
Jacki Weaver – Animal Kingdom
Alternates: Mila Kunis – Black Swan, Barbara Hershey – Black Swan, Rooney Mara – The Social Network

Best Animated Feature
How To Train Your Dragon
The Illusionist
Toy Story 3
Alternates: Despicable Me, My Dog Tulip, Tangled

Best Adapted Screenplay:
127 Hours
The Social Network
True Grit
Winter’s Bone
Toy Story 3
Alternates: The Ghost Writer, Never Let Me Go, The Town

Best Original Screenplay:
Black Swan
The Fighter
Inception
The King’s Speech
The Kids Are All Right
Alternates: Another Year, Blue Valentine, Somewhere

Best Cinematography
Black Swan
Inception
The King’s Speech
The Social Network
True Grit
Alternates: 127 Hours, Somewhere, The Way Back

Best Foreign Language:
Biutiful
Outside the Law
In a Better World
Dogtooth
Simple Simon
Alternates: Confessions, Incendies, Life Above All

Best Documentary Feature:
Exit Through The Gift Shop
Inside Job
The Tillman Story
Restrepo
Waiting For “Superman”
Alternates: Earth Made of Glass, Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer, Smash His Camera

Best Film Editing:
Black Swan
The Fighter
Inception
The King’s Speech
The Social Network
Alternates: 127 Hours, Shutter Island, True Grit

Best Art Direction:
Alice In Wonderland
Black Swan
Inception
The King’s Speech
True Grit
Alternates: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, The Social Network, TRON: Legacy

Best Costume Design:
Alice in Wonderland
Black Swan
The King’s Speech
True Grit
Made in Dagenham
Alternates: Inception, Get Low, Shutter Island

Best Makeup:
Alice In Wonderland
The Fighter
True Grit
Alternates: Barney’s Version, The Wolfman

Best Original Score:
127 Hours
How to Train Your Dragon
Inception
The King’s Speech
The Social Network
Alternates: Alice in Wonderland, The Ghost Writer, Never Let Me Go, Toy Story 3, TRON: Legacy

Best Original Song:
If I Rise (127 Hours)
You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me Yet (Burlesque)
I See the Light (Tangled)
We Belong Together (Toy Story 3)
Shine (Waiting for Superman)
Alternates: Coming Home (Country Strong), There’s a Place for Us (The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader), Bound to You (Tangled)

Visual Effects:
Inception
The Social Network
TRON: Legacy
Alternates: Alice In Wonderland, Clash of the Titans, Shutter Island

Sound:
The Fighter
Inception
TRON: Legacy
True Grit
The Social Network
Alternates: Hereafter, Shutter Island

Sound Editing:
The Fighter
Inception
TRON: Legacy
True Grit
The Social Network
Alternates: Hereafter, Shutter Island

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Posted on January 24, 2011, in Nominations, the Academy Awards. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I think I would like to get up early to see the nominations live – even if it is at 0B30. LOL

    I’m glad I’ve seen so many of these. But gosh I have to see the King’s Speech soon. Hate to have to drive 150 miles. sheesh.

    Thanks for the list.

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