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83rd ANNUAL OSCAR WINNERS
(individual category pages, accessible by clicking on their titles are in process of updating.)

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BEST PICTURE

WINNER
THE KING'S SPEECH

NOMINEES
127 Hours
Black Swan
The Fighter
Inception
The Kids Are All Right
The Social Network
Toy Story 3
True Grit
Winter's Bone

win prediction
correct

nominee predictions
9/10 missing The Town for 127 hours which i had in 11th place.

April Fools Predictions
(next attempt 04/01/2011)
4 of 10 -correctly guessed Fighter, Inception, Kids, and King's a year in advance

BEST DIRECTOR

WINNER
Hooper, King's Speech

NOMINEES
Darren Aronofsky

Black Swan
Joel and Ethan Coen
True Grit
David Fincher
The Social Network
David O. Russell

The Fighter

win prediction
incorrect

nominee predictions
4/5 missing Coen Bros (who i had in 6th place) for Nolan.

April Fools Predictions
(next attempt 04/01/2011)
1 of 5... only guessed Hooper a year in advance. Boo.

BEST ACTOR



WINNER
Colin Firth, The King's Speech

NOMINEES

Javier Bardem
Biutiful
Jeff Bridges

True Grit
Jesse Eisenberg
The Social Network
James Franco
127 Hours

win prediction
correct

nominee predictions
5/5 but i feel bad for Gosling

April Fools Predictions
(next attempt 04/01/2011)
1 of 5 -Ouch. Only got Firth a year ago.

BEST ACTRESS



WINNER
Portman, Black Swan

NOMINEES
Annette Bening

The Kids Are All Right
Nicole Kidman
Rabbit Hole
Jennifer Lawrence
Winter's Bone
Michelle Williams
Blue Valentine

win prediction
correct

nominee predictions
5/5

April Fools Predictions
(next attempt 04/01/2011)
3 of 5 correctly guessed a year ago. Tying my best years ever (also managed 60% a year early in 2008 & 2001)

SUPPORTING ACTOR



WINNER
Christian Bale
The Fighter


NOMINEES
John Hawkes

Winter's Bone
Jeremy Renner
The Town
Mark Ruffalo
The Kids Are All Right
Geoffrey Rush
The King's Speech

win prediction
correct

nominee predictions
4/5 missing Hawkes for Garfield (who i had in 7th)

April Fools Predictions
(next attempt 04/01/2011)
  managed 2 of 5 a year in advance (Bale, Rush)






 SUPPORTING ACTRESS

WINNER
Melissa Leo, The Fighter


NOMINEES
Amy Adams

The Fighter
Helena Bonham Carter
The King's Speech
Hailee Steinfeld
True Grit
Jacki Weaver
Animal Kingdom

win prediction
correct

my predictions
5/5 sensing they didn't like Black Swan as much as others

April Fools Predictions
(next attempt 04/01/2011)
1 of 5 only a year in advance (HBC) ouch.

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

WINNER
The King's Speech
David Seidler


Mike Leigh
Another Year
Silver, Johnson & Tamasy
The Fighter
Nolan
Inception
Cholodenko & Blumberg
The Kids Are All Right

win prediction
correct

my predictions
4/5 missing Another Year (which i had in 7th) for Blue Valentine

April Fools Predictions
(next attempt 04/01/2011)
  3 of 5 year in advance. BEST YEAR EVER

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

WINNER
The Social Network
Aaron Sorkin

NOMINEES
Boyle &
127 Hours
Arndt (and others)
Toy Story 3
The Coen Bros
True Grit
Granik & Rosellini
Winter's Bone

win prediction
correct

my predictions
4/5 missing 127 Hours (which i had in 6th) for The Ghost Writer a hunch

April Fools Predictions
(next attempt 04/01/2011)
2 of 5 a year in advance

CINEMATOGRAPHY

WINNER
Pfister, Inception

NOMINEE
Libatique
Black Swan
Cohen
The King's Speech
Cronenwerth
The Social Network
Deakins
True Grit

win prediction
wrong

my predictions
4/5 missing The King's Speech (what?) for 127 Hours. 

April Fools Predictions
(next attempt 04/01/2011)
2 of 5 a year in advance guessed Black Swan and Inception

COSTUME DESIGN

WINNER
Atwood
Alice in Wonderland

NOMINEES
Cannarozzi
I Am Love
Beavan
The King's Speech
Powell
The Tempest
Zophres
True Grit

win prediction
wrong. i switched at last second. argh.

my predictions
3/5 missing The Tempest and I Am Love (yay!)

April Fools Predictions
(next attempt 04/01/2011)
2 of 5 a year in advance (king's and tempest)






 ART DIRECTION

WINNER
Stromberg
Alice in Wonderland

NOMINEES
Craig
Harry Potter
Dyas
Inception
Stewart
The King's Speech
Gonchor
True Grit

win prediction
wrong

my predictions
4/5 missing Harry Potter (again? Jesus this is getting ridiculous. How many times can you reward someone for the same work?)

April Fools Predictions
(next attempt 04/01/2011)
2 of 5 -correctly guessed Inception and King's a year in advance

FILM EDITING

WINNER
Baxter and Wall
The Social Network

NOMINEES
Harris
127 Hours
Weisblum
Black Swan
Martin
The Fighter
Anwar
The King's Speech

win prediction
correct

my predictions
4/5 missing 127 Hours for Inception

April Fools Predictions
(next attempt 04/01/2011)
1 of 5 a year in advance (fighter) though i'm still surprised it wasn't 2 of 5 (inception)

VISUAL EFFECTS


WINNER
Inception

NOMINEES
Alice in Wonderland
Harry Potter and Death Hallows Pt. 1
Hereafter
Iron Man 2

win prediction

correct
 

my predictions
4/5 missing Hereafter as I'd predicted Tron Legacy instead.

April Fools Predictions
(next attempt 04/01/2011)
2 of 5 but I only guessed 3 candidates. they expanded the category.

MAKEUP



WINNER
The Wolfman

NOMINEES
Barney's Version
The Way Back

win prediction
wrong -stupid to vote against werewolves. stupid me.

my predictions
1/3 missing Barney's Version and The Way Back assuming they'd go with Alice and True Grit

April Fools Predictions
(next attempt 04/01/2011)
0 of 3 always the hardest category

FOREIGN FILM



WINNER
Denmark
IN A BETTER WORLD

NOMINEES
Algeria
Outside the Law
Canada

Incendies
Greece
Dogtooth
Mexico

Biutiful

win prediction
wrong. alternate won

my predictions
4/5 missing Dogtooth (which i had in 9th. oops) for South Africa's film.

April Fools Predictions
(next attempt 04/01/2011)
0 of 5 0wwwwch.






 ORIGINAL SONG



WINNER
"We Belong Together"
TOY STORY 3

nominees
"If I Rise"
127 Hours
"Coming Home"

Country Strong
"I See The Light"
Tangled
"We Belong Together"
Toy Story 3

win prediction
WRONg - DUMB to vote against their urge to give Toy Story an additional statue despite the song being so rote.

my predictions
3/4I missed "If I Rise" (which I had in 6th place) for the Cher song. I'M SO PISSED.)

April Fools Predictions
(next attempt 04/01/2011)
2 of 4 (tangled and toy story 3)

 ORIGINAL SCORE

WINNER
Ross & Reznor
The Social Network

NOMINEES
Rahman
127 Hours
Powell
How To Train...
Zimmer
Inception
Desplat
The King's Speech

win prediction
wrong and am genuinely shocked that such a deserving but non-traditioaal score won.

my predictions 3/5
I missed The Social Network (thinking it too progressive for them -- i had it in 7th and 127 Horus which is more of a mixed tape. Strange.alt. Elfman "Alice"
Reznor and Ross "Social"

April Fools Predictions
(next attempt 04/01/2011)
1 of 5. only Inception. oops

SOUND EDITING

WINNER
Inception

NOMINEES
Toy Story 3
Tron Legacy
True Grit
Unstoppable

win prediction
correct

my predictions
3/5 missing Toy Story 3 (which I had in 7th) and Unstoppable  

April Fools Predictions
(next attempt 04/01/2011)
2 of 5 inception & toy story

SOUND MIXING

WINNER
Inception

NOMINEES
The King's Speech
Salt
The Social Network
True Grit

win prediction
correct

my predictions
2/5 WOW screwed up here. Though Salt and Social Network were my two highest alternated.
my predictions
alt. Salt
Social Network

April Fools Predictions
(next attempt 04/01/2011)
1 of 5. ouch.

ANIMATED FILM

WINNER
Toy Story 3

NOMINEES
How to Train...
The Illusionist

win prediction
correct

my predictions
3/3

April Fools Predictions
(next attempt 04/01/2011)
3/3 but i guessed 5 given that we thought at the time there would be.






 ANIMATED SHORT

WINNER
The Lost Thing

NOMINEES
Day and Night
The Gruffalo
Let's Pollute
The Lost Things
Madagascar

win prediction
totally wrong

my predictions
4/5 missing only Madagascar (my top alternate) for The Silence

LIVE ACTION SHORT

WINNER
God of Love

NOMINEES
The Confession
The Crush
God of Love
Na Wewe
Wish 143

win prediction
correct

my predictions
1/5 OUCH. I picked all the wrong finalists but Na Wewe

DOCUMENTARY SHORT

WINNER
Strangers No More

NOMINEES
Killing in the Name
Poster Girl
Strangers No More
Sun Come Up
The Warriors of Qiugang

win prediction
correct

my predictions
3/5
though the Warriors was my top alternate

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

WINNER
inside Job

NOMINEES
Exit Through...
Gasland
Inside Job
Restrepo
Wasteland

win prediction
totally wrong

my predictions
3/5 missing Exit which i assumed they'd snub in place of the more traditional frontrunner (Superman) which didn't even get nominated!

 
 

 

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Nomination Tally

12 nominations
THE KING'S SPEECH

10 nominations
TRUE GRIT

8 nominations
INCEPTION
THE SOCIAL NETWORK

7 nominations
THE FIGHTER

6 nominations
127 HOURS

5 nominations

BLACK SWAN
TOY STORY 3

4 nominations
THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT
WINTER'S BONE

3 nominations
ALICE IN WONDERLAND

2 nominations

BIUTIFUL
HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PT 1
HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON
TANGLED

lone nomination
ANIMAL KINGDOM
ANOTHER YEAR
BARNEY'S VERSION
COUNTRY STRONG
HEREAFTER
I AM LOVE
IRON MAN 2
THE ILLUSIONIST
RABBIT HOLE
SALT
THE TEMPEST
THE TOWN
TRON LEGACY
UNSTOPPABLE
THE WAY BACK
THE WOLFMAN

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WILL BE POSTED ON APRIL 1ST, 2011

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