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"The trailer won me over with two phrases:
1) "Lady art doesn't sell".
2) "I've been lying to my daughter".
- Adri

"A Tim Burton movie with the title Big Eyes that features neither Ricci, Ryder, Keaton nor Bonham Carter just doesn't seem right..." -Paul

 

 

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The 83rd Oscars Are Now History

 

Original Score

 Alexandre Desplat
THE KING'S SPEECH
4th nomination
 Hans Zimmer
INCEPTION
9 noms | 3 wins
A.R. Rahman
127 HOURS
noms | wins
 John Powell
HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON
1st nomination!
 Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross
THE SOCIAL NETWORK
1st nomination & WIN


 
GOLDEN GLOBE WINNER
 

WHO WON  TRENT REZNOR & ATTICUS ROSS, The Social Network
It's the year's more innovative score and truly makes the movie an even more unique standalone triumph. 

 

ALL OTHER ELIGIBLE SCORES
Danny Elfman (Alice in Wonderland) | Alexandre Desplat (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. 1) | Elliott Goldenthal (The Tempest) Daft Punk (Tron Legacy) |  Alexandre Desplat (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. 1) | Kaczmarek (Get Low) | Sylvain Chomet (The Illusionist), The A-Team, The American, Animal Kingdom, Another Year, Apaporis, Babies, Barney's Version, Biutiful, Black Tulip, Brooklyn's Finest, Charlie St Cloud, The Chronicles of Narnia , Clash of the Titans, Conviction, Cyrus, Daybreakers, Despicable Me, Dinner for Schmucks, Edge of Darkness, The Expendables, Fair Game, For Colored Girls, Frankie & Alice, Hereafter, How Do You Know, Howl, Inside Job, Iron Man 2, Just Wright, The Karate Kid, The Last Airbender, Legend of the Guardians, Let Me In, Love and Other Drugs, Mao's Last Dancer, Made in Daghenham, Marmaduke, Middle Men, Morning Glory, Mother and Child, The Next Three Days, Oceans, Percy Jackson, The Perfect Game, Prince of Persia, Pure Country, Rabbit Hole, Ramona & Beezus, Remember Me, Robin Hood, Salt, Secretariat, Tooth Fairy, The Tourist, The Town, Twilight Saga: Eclipse, Vampires Suck, Waiting for Superman, Wall Street Money Never Sleeps, The Way Back, Wild Grass, Winter's Bone, Wretchers and Jaberrers, Yogi Bear.

DISQUALIFIED OR NOT SUBMITTED (ELIGIBILITY ISSUES ARE OFTEN VEXING) Modern movie scores tend to alternate between pre-existing materials and original commissioned music which lands some films in the disqualified zone. Never mind that the Academy rulings here tend to be inconsistent). You won't be seeing Clint Mansell (Black Swan), Carter Burwell (True Grit), John Adams (I Am Love), Alan Menken (Tangled) or Randy Newman (Toy Story 3) in the mix this year.

 

Sound Mixing

 INCEPTION  TRUE GRIT
SALT
SOCIAL NETWORK
THE KING'S SPEECH
         
 

Will Win INCEPTION. The Loudest and showiest often prevails.
Should Win
THE SOCIAL NETWORK which really leans hard on the mix of its effects, score, and always entirely intelligibel dialogue, even when you have to lean in like the bravura night club sequence.

The Challengers

THE SOCIAL NETWORK | SALT | 127 HOURS | TOY STORY 3

Long Shots
IRON MAN | UNSTOPPABLE | THE TOWN | HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON | ROBIN HOOD | THE FIGHTER |

 

Sound Editing

...
 INCEPTION TOY STORY 3
UNSTOPPABLE
TRUE GRIT
TRON LEGACY
         
 
WILL & SHOULD WIN Inception unless they'd *really* like to throw True Grit or Toy Story 3 an extra prize.

 

Original Song Predictions

 
 "I See the Light"
TANGLED
"If I Rise"
127 HOURS
"We Belong Together"
TOY STORY 3

"Coming Home"
COUNTRY STRONG
PROBABLE PROBABLE   PROBABLE    HMMM...
 

WON: "WE BELONG TOGETHER" clearly they wanted Toy Story 3 to have more than just the animated trophy.
SHOULD'VE WON
"I See the Light" Tangled.



Snubbed
It was clear after Bruce Springsteen's song for The Wrestler wasn't nominated that there is no such thing as a lock in the Original Song category. We were rooting hardest for BURLESQUE if merely to see Cher performing at the Oscars. She always livened up those ceremonies in the 80s when she showed up in her eye-popping gowns. But alas, the golden globe winning "you haven't seen the last of me" was not even nominated.

also snubbed
• "Sticks and Stones" from HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON • "Bound to You" from BURLESQUE • "Me and Tennessee" from COUNTRY STRONG • "Chanson Illusionist" from THE ILLUSIONIST • "Nothing" from WHY DID I GET MARRIED TOO

Other Eligible Songs

• "Alice" from Alice in Wonderland• "Forever One Love" from Black Tulip• "Freedom Song" from Black Tulip• "Welcome to Burlesque" from Burlesque• "There’s a Place for Us" from The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader• "Despicable Me" from Despicable Me• "Prettiest Girls" from Despicable Me• "Dear Laughing Doubters" from Dinner for Schmucks• "Better Days" from Eat Pray Love• "If You Run" from Going the Distance• "Darkness before the Dawn" from Holy Rollers• "Sticks & Stones" from How to Train Your Dragon• "Le Gris" from Idiots and Angels• "Never Say Never" from The Karate Kid• "To the Sky" from Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole• "What If" from Letters to Juliet• "Life during Wartime" from Life during Wartime• "Made in Dagenham" from Made in Dagenham• "Little One" from Mother and Child• "Be the One" from The Next Three Days• "When You See Forever" from The Perfect Game• "I Remain" from Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time• "Dream Big" from Pure Country 2: The Gift• "How I Love You" from Ramona and Beezus• "Darling I Do" from Shrek Forever After• "Noka Oi" from Six Days in Paradise• "This Is a Low" from Tamara Drewe•  "Rise" from 3 Billion and Counting• "Eclipse: All Yours" from The Twilight Saga: Eclipse•  "A Better Life" from Unbeaten•  "The Reasons Why" from Wretches & Jabberers