The 83rd Annual Oscars: My Predictions

It’s that time of year. With one week to the main event, it’s time to put my balls on the chopping block and attempt to call this year’s Oscar winners.

But first, a bit of a caveat. While the following films are what I think will win, they’re not necessarily my favourites in each category. For instance, if I had it my way, Jacki Weaver would win Best Supporting Actress, Javier Bardem would win Best Actor, Restrepo would take Best Documentary, and Inception would not only take Best Art Direction, but it’d take the big honour of the night, Best Picture. And this is coming from a guy who loved The King’s Speech.

But hey, who knows maybe my predictions will be wrong and my favourites will win. But, uh, if that happens, please don’t chop off my testicles. I’m fond of them.

Best Actor in a Leading Role: Colin Firth in The King’s Speech

Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Christian Bale in The Fighter

Best Actress in a Leading Role: Natalie Portman in Black Swan

Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Melissa Leo in The Fighter

Best Animated Feature: Toy Story 3

Best Animated Short Film: Day & Night

Best Art Direction: Alice in Wonderland

Best Cinematography: True Grit

Best Costume Design: The King’s Speech

Best Director: David Fincher for The Social Network

Best Documentary Feature: Exit Through the Gift Shop

Best Documentary Short Subject: Poster Girl

Best Film Editing: The Social Network

Best Foreign Language Film: Biutiful

Best Live Action Short Film: Na Wewe

Best Makeup: The Wolfman

Best Original Score: The Social Network

Best Original Song: I See the Light from Tangled

Best Picture: The King’s Speech

Best Sound Editing: Inception

Best Sound Mixing: Inception

Best Visual Effects: Inception

Best Writing – Adapted Screenplay: The Social Network

Best Writing – Original Screenplay: The King’s Speech


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