Quick Oscar Nomination Predictions 2011

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.

Best Picture

The Social Network

The King’s Speech

Black Swan

The Kids Are All Right


The Fighter

True Grit

Winter’s Bone

Toy Story 3

127 Hours

Best Director

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

Best Actor

Colin Firth- The King’s Speech

James Franco- 127 Hours

Jeff Bridges- True Grit

Jesse Eisenberg- The Social Network

Javier Bardem- Biutiful

Best Actress

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.

8 thoughts on “Quick Oscar Nomination Predictions 2011

  1. 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.

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