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The official 83rd Academy Awards Nomination and Predictions Thread

Discussion in 'Movies' started by Ronald Epstein, Jan 25, 2011.

  1. Robert Crawford

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    Okay, I've seen all ten films nominated for Best Picture and I must say that two of them stick out for me. One is Inception and other The Social Network. However, we've that said, I think The King's Speech is going to get the award because such Brit films usually appeal to the AA voters. I thought The KIng's Speech was a very fine film, but it doesn't do enough for me to warrant it being a Best Picture winner. After further thought, I would rather 127 Hours get the award besides The King's Speech as it might be the most underrated of the films nominated.






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  2. Patrick Sun

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    Since I didn't really rate "Inception" all that highly (gave it a C+ at the time of its release), I'd easily replace its BP nomination with "The Ghost Writer", but it was released far too early in the year (February) for any appreciable support for it, but I found it to be a solid film all around.


    "The Social Network" has that cultural zeitgeist thing working for it, plus, it's easily on my top 10 list for the year, so no complaints for its BP nomination from me.


    I'm surprised by all the love "Winter's Bone" got, but it was a decent movie with a good lead performance by Jennifer Lawrence (and surprised by the best supporting actor nomination for John Hawkes, though he did good work in the film) , but it's a film I'd never watch again.
     
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    The feature animation category is 3 nominations unless 16+ films are submitted in the year, which has only happened twice (2002, 2009), and then it goes to 5 nominations.
     
  4. Steve Christou

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    I didn't know that. Thanks for the info.
     
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    With the SAG Award for the cast, the Director's Guild Award for Tom Hooper and the Producer's Guild Award for the film, The King's Speech appears to be the near-certain choice for best picture.
     
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    Trying to catch up and watch all nominee's before I make my final predictions. But after watching the King's Speech last night I would say with confidence that Colin Firth is a lock for Best Actor and Tom Hooper is almost a lock for Best Director. Every scene in the King's Speech was just beautifully shot. I am really hoping David Fincher takes the trophy, but man the direction in The King's Speech was great.

    Christian Bale is a fricking lock for Best Supporting Actor, he was incredible in the Fighter. I still have not seen Mark Ruffalo or John Hawkes' performances though, but I don't see how you can top Bale's.

    Hailee Steinfeld was great in True Grit, she should have it wrapped up.


    Haven't seen How to Train Your Dragon (yet), but a Pixar movie is in the running so..... lol


    I will post more predictions, or updated predictions once I see the rest of the nominee's.
     
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    I totally agree about that scene. It is the best part of the whole film, and Ted Levine is amazing. At least as good as Anthony Hopkins in in Silence of the Lambs (in terms of limited screen time and impact of performance).


    On the whole though, Shutter Island is pretty weak all around, including the editing. In fact, I've not been impressed in the editing of any of Scorsese's movies since Casino. OK, I'll give you The Aviator was at least done well in editing, but the others have all seemed very weak.
     
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    ^ Thelma Schoonmaker has actually impressed me with the versatility that she's brought to her decades-long collaboration with Scorcese. The editing choices vary wildly from film to film, but the techinque for each seems well-suited to the project at hand.
     
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    Ruffalo is good and Hawkes is great but in my opinion, Bale beats them both (and that's coming from someone who doesn't worship the man just because he played Batman).
     
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    Watched 127 Hours last night, very good movie but doesn't knock out my top 3 or 4 from the list.

    And Franco was very good but I think Colin Firth is still the front runner in the Leading category.


    Two more Best Picture nominee's to watch. The Kids are All Right and Winter's Bone. :D
     
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    How to Train Your Dragon wins Best Animated Film of 2010 at the Annie Awards. A Pixar snub? Toy Story 3 Oscar chances dimmed? ;)



     
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    Oh please, The Annies have been practically bought and sold by DreamWorks for a while. They mean little to nothing anymore.
     
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    Yeah, Disney/Pixar pulled out of the Annie Awards last summer, following a disagreement with the ASIFA's governing board. The problem is that unlike most industry awards, ASIFA membership is open to anybody who bought a membership. Dreamworks Animation started paying for memberships for all current employees and all new hires, which meant that the voting pool was heavily skewed toward Dreamworks staff.
     
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    Well, the important thing is the best film won. :)




    "Ex..ter...mi..nate!" Lord Dalek, Doctor Who here, it means a lot to me. If only there was a similar upset at the Oscars, but it's unlikely.
     
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    I feel the same way. To me, the Scorsese-Schoonmaker partnership is the most important Hollywood creative partnership of the last 30 years.
     
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    Hope you guys can make it!
     
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    Biggest omission: The Fantastic Mr. Fox for best animated feature.
     
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    The Fantastic Mr. Fox was released in 2009 and nominated for Best Animated Film at last years Oscars. Up was the winner.
     
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    Has it been that long already?!? Thanks, Steve. It doesn't help when I so rarely see movies in a theater, waiting until they come out on DVD.

     
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    Just a reminder about the chat. Should be fun and we have a lot of great give-aways we will be doing: Paramount has given us several copies of Oscar nominated The Fighter on Blu-ray (slated for release on 3/15). Have a 3D TV? We have some 3D demo discs from Panasonic that are not currently available anywhere else, and lots of other great blu-rays: Alice in Wonderland, Toy Story 3, Secretariat, and lots more, including some TV on BD, we may even have some DVDs too....
     

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