In just 10 days, the Academy will be announcing their nominees for the 83rd Annual Academy Awards, so I think its about that time to make some dauntless and perceptible picks for this year's Oscars.
For all of the dismaying films that came with 2010, it was actually a pretty good year in my opinion, and this year, choosing the best picture award will be the most formidable, as it always is. But it's clear that Toy Story 3, Black Swan, Inception, The King's Speech, True Grit, The Social Network, 127 Hours, The Town, The Fighter and The Kids Are All Right are most likely to be nominated. Although I'd like to see Winter's Bone be nominated, it probably won't happen. So which film am I going with to take it home? With all the buzz going around for Inception it has a great chance, but I think the Academy has come a long way in making laudable choices so with that being said The Social Network will be taking home the oscar this year.
I was a little somber when Colin Firth didn't win the Best Actor Oscar last year, but I was glad Jeff "The Dude" Bridges finally got his. This year, however, if there is one performance to praise, it's Firth in The King's Speech. If the Academy is cool enough, they'll definitely nominate the polished and slick talking Jesse Eisenberg in The Social Network. James Franco could get his for 127 Hours( No one saw Howl). And so could Aaron Eckhart if the Academy can deal with the opression of Rabbit Hole. But it's a no brainer that Colin Firth will be making one last speech on February 27th.
All you hear about is Annette Bening getting her nomination for The Kids Are All Right, which is good, she's deserving. Natalie Portman is sure to get hers as well for Black Swan(She just needs to pretend No Strings Attached doesn't exist). Nicole Kidman who was heartbreaking in Rabbit Hole should have no worries getting noticed this year(It's been a while). Michelle Williams was great in Blue Valentine but it was such a small movie it'll probably just fly over the Academy's head. So who's your best actress winner this year? Definitely Natalie Portman who gives a delicate and pervading performance.
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
It'll be these guys- Darren Aronofsky(Black Swan), Danny Boyle(127 Hours), David Fincher(The Social Network) and Christopher Nolan(Inception). This is another difficult decision seeing how vast all of these films were. However, its gonna come down to David Fincher and Christopher Nolan. Now I'm a huge Nolan fan and would love to finally see him get his oscar but The Social Network was just such an industrious film, its hard not to give the award to Fincher.
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