CyniCritics has complied its quick, yet bold list of predictions without a stutter for the 2011 Academy Award nominations which will be announced this Tuesday. It’s not our fault for playing things on the white swan side; it’s been quite a predictable season. Don’t expect a list of surprises or shockers when the nominees are revealed. Sure there will be a few slip ups and a few that incept themselves in, but with 10 slots and Pixar in the mix, this is no wild west of Oscar races. So go ahead, update your statuses, well unless you live in the Ozarks, in which case you probably shouldn’t talk about the Oscars… or have a Facebook.
The Social Network
The King’s Speech
The Kids Are All Right
Toy Story 3
David Fincher- The Social Network
Tom Hooper- The King’s Speech
Christopher Nolan- Inception
Darren Aronokfsky- Black Swan
David O. Russell- The Fighter
Best Original Screenplay
Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg- The Kids Are All Right
Christopher Nolan– Inception
David Seidler- The King’s Speech
Mark Heyman, Andres Heinz and John McLaughlin- Black Swan
Nicole Holofcener- Please Give
Best Adapted Screenplay
Aaron Sorkin- The Social Network
Peter Craig, Ben Affleck and Aaron Stockard- The Town
Rob Harris and Roman Polanski- The Ghost Writer
Danny Boyle and Simon Beaufoy- 127 Hours
Joel and Ethan Cohen- True Grit
Colin Firth- The King’s Speech
James Franco- 127 Hours
Jeff Bridges- True Grit
Jesse Eisenberg- The Social Network
Javier Bardem- Biutiful
Natalie Portman- Black Swan
Annette Bening- The Kids Are All Right
Jenifer Lawrence- Winter’s Bone
Nicole Kidman- Rabbit Hole
Julianne Moore- The Kids Are All Right
Best Supporting Actor
Christian Bale- The Fighter
Geoffery Rush- The King’s Speech
Andrew Garfield- The Social Network
Jeremy Renner- The Town
Mark Ruffalo- The Kids Are All Right
Best Supporting Actress
Melissa Leo- The Fighter
Amy Adams- The Fighter
Helena Bonham Carter- The King’s Speech
Hailee Steinfield- True Grit
Jackie Weaver- Animal Kingdom
NOMINEES TO BE ANNOUNCED ON Tuesday, January 25, 2011 at 8:30 p.m. ET on ABC.
those seem fairly spot on predictions to me, gonna find out soon…
Looks like you’ve got all of your Best Picture noms correct, Luke. So did I even though my post was still in my draft. I was really surprised by that since I hadn’t seen some of the films. I’ve got my thoughts on the nominations posted today.
Whhhooooo! Congrats. It is going to be a bit of a predictable year i feel. I will be sure to check out your reactions!
I might try to predict the winners when it gets closer to the telecast date. Are you going to do that too, Luke? As you said, it’s pretty predictable this year.
Matt and I are definitely going to collaborate on something for that one I assume. Looking forward to it!
I’d love to see The King’s Speech or even Black Swan burst The Social Network’s bubble.