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The Oscars Thread
A thread to discuss everything and anything regarding the Oscars. Who do you think is going to win? What are your favorite nominees? Your picks and predictions, let’s discuss them all in here.
Best Motion Picture of the Year
The Kids are All Right
The King's Speech
The Social Network
Toy Story 3
Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Annette Bening (The Kids are All Right)
Nicole Kidman (Rabbit Hole)
Jennifer Lawrence (Winter's Bone)
Natalie Portman (Black Swan)
Michelle Williams (Blue Valentine)
Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Javier Bardem (Biutiful)
Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network)
Colin Firth (The King's Speech)
James Franco (127 Hours)
Jeff Bridges (True Grit)
Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Christian Bale (The Fighter)
John Hawkes (Winter's Bone)
Jeremy Renner (The Town)
Mark Ruffalo (The Kids are All Right)
Geoffrey Rush (The King's Speech)
Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Amy Adams (The Fighter)
Helena Bonham Carter (The King's Speech)
Melissa Leo (The Fighter)
Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit)
Jacki Weaver (Animal Kingdom)
Best Animated Feature Film of the Year
How to Train Your Dragon
Toy Story 3
Best Documentary Short Subject
Killing in the Name
Strangers No More
Sun Come Up
The Warriors of Qiugang
Best Short Film (Animated)
Day & Night Teddy Newton
The Gruffalo Jakob Schuh and Max Lang
Let's Pollute Geefwee Boedoe
The Lost Thing Shaun Tan and Andrew Ruhemann
Madagascar, carnet de voyage (Madagascar, a Journey Diary) Bastien Dubois
Best Short Film (Live Action)
The Confession Tanel Toom
The Crush Michael Creagh
God of Love Luke Matheny
Na Wewe Ivan Goldschmidt
Wish 143 Ian Barnes and Samantha Waite
Achievement in Art Direction
Alice in Wonderland
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1
The King's Speech
Achievement in Cinematography
Black Swan (Matthew Libatique)
Inception (Wally Pfister)
The King's Speech (Danny Cohen)
The Social Network (Jeff Cronenweth)
True Grit (Roger Deakins)
Achievement in Costume Design
Alice in Wonderland (Colleen Atwood)
I Am Love (Antonella Cannarozzi)
The King's Speech (Jenny Beaven)
The Tempest (Sandy Powell)
True Grit (Mary Zophres)
Achievement in Directing
Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan)
David O. Russell (The Fighter)
Tom Hooper (The King's Speech)
David Fincher (The Social Network)
Joel and Ethan Coen (True Grit)
Best Documentary Feature
Exit through the Gift Shop Banksy, director (Paranoid Pictures)
Gasland Josh Fox, director (Gasland Productions, LLC)
Inside Job Charles Ferguson, director (Representational Pictures)
Restrepo Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger, directors (Outpost Films)
Waste Land Lucy Walker, director (Almega Projects)
Achievement in Makeup
The Way Back
Achievement in Film Editing
Black Swan (Andrew Weisblum)
The Fighter (Pamela Martin)
The King's Speech (Tariq Anwar)
127 Hours (Jon Harris)
The Social Network (Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall)
Best Foreign Language Film of the Year
In a Better World (Denmark)
Hors la Loi (Algeria)
Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Score)
How to Train Your Dragon (John Powell)
Inception (Hans Zimmer)
The King's Speech (Alexandre Desplat)
127 Hours (A.R. Rahman)
The Social Network (Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross)
Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Song)
"Coming Home" from Country Strong Music and Lyric by Tom Douglas, Troy Verges and Hillary Lindsey
"I See the Light" from Tangled Music and Lyric by Alan Menken Lyric by Glenn Slater
"If I Rise" from 127 Hours Music by A.R. Rahman Lyric by Dido and Rollo Armstrong
"We Belong Together" from Toy Story 3 Music and Lyric by Randy Newman
Achievement in Sound Editing
Toy Story 3
Achievement in Sound Mixing
The King's Speech
The Social Network
Achievement in Visual Effects
Alice in Wonderland
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
Iron Man 2
127 Hours (Simon Beaufoy and Danny Boyle)
The Social Network (Aaron Sorkin)
Toy Story 3 (Michael Arndt, story by John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich)
True Grit (Joel Coen and Ethan Coen)
Winter's Bone (Debra Granik and Anne Rossellini)
Another Year (Mike Leigh)
The Fighter (Paul Attanasio, Lewis Colich, Eric Johnson, Scott Silverand Paul Tamasy)
Inception (Christopher Nolan)
The Kids are All Right (Stuart Blumberg and Lisa Cholodenko)
The King's Speech (David Seidler)
Last edited by igotthegoods; February 26, 2011 at 01:19 PM.
I think that Black Swan is one of the best movies ever in the industry...it is certainly one of the best IMO...I still can't find words how beautiful it was....in every single aspect...that's why it should win in every category where it is nominated
I made my picks and predictions in another thread already, but I guess I'll share it here as well.
(and I've skipped the ones I haven't seen enough of the nominees to have an opinion about, and the ones where I just wouldn't know which one is better..)
Out of all the movies I've seen for the Oscars, my ratings would be as follows:
Black Swan - 9/10
Inception - 9/10
Toy Story 3 - 9/10
The King’s Speech - 8/10
127 Hours - 8/10
The Social Network - 8/10
True Grit - 8/10
The Fighter - 8/10
Winter’s Bone - 8/10
The Kids Are All Right - 8/10
How To Train Your Dragon - 8/10
Alice In Wonderland - 5/10
I have heard and read that Black Swan is a magnificent movie, I haven’t watched it yet but a friend of mine told me it was incredible! And even though I haven’t watched it yet, I must admit I would really like for Natalie Portman to win in the Best actress category.
Interesting picks and predictions, Organizized. I have just watched “Inception” so I can’t really make an informative and fair decision on which nominees I think should be the winners, but…I thought Inception was pretty cool so I wouldn’t mind if ends up taking the gold in some categories.
From the entire Oscars List, I have only seen 4 of these movies. Alice in the Wonderland, Toy Story 3, How to Train Your Dragon, and Iron Man 2. Let the best movie win.
Here is the list of winners :
"The King's Speech"
Colin Firth - "The King's Speech"
Natalie Portman - "Black Swan"
Tom Hooper - "The King's Speech"
Best Supporting Actor
Christian Bale - "The Fighter"
Best Supporting Actress
Melissa Leo - "The Fighter"
Best Original Song
"We Belong Together" from "Toy Story 3"
Music and lyrics by Randy Newman
Best Film Editing
"The Social Network"
Angus Wall & Kirk Baxton
Best Visual Effects
Paul Franklin, Chris Corbould, Andrew Lockley & Peter Bebb
Best Documentary Feature
Best Short Film (Live Action)
"God of Love" - Luke Matheny
Best Documentary (Short Subject)
"Strangers No More"
Best Costume Design
"Alice in Wonderland" - Colleen Atwood
"The Wolfman" - Rick Baker & Dave Elsey
Best Sound Editing
"Inception" - Richard King
Best Sound Mixing
"Inception" - Lora Hirschberg, Gary A. Rizzo & Ed Novick
Best Original Score
"The Social Network" - Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
Best Foreign Language Film
"In a Better World"
Best Original Screenplay
David Seidler - "The King's Speech"
Best Adapted Screenplay
Aaron Sorkin - "The Social Network"
Best Animated Feature Film
"Toy Story 3"
Best Short Film (Animated)
"The Lost Thing" - Shaun Tan & Andrew Ruhemann
"Inception" - Wally Pfister
Best Art Direction
"Alice in Wonderland"
Production Design: Robert Stromberg
Set Decoration: Karen O'Hara
I'm a bit butthurt that Black Swan didn't win more...at least in the music categories...it's freaking Tsaikovsky, with some mixing and editing from Clint Mansell-_-...at least Natalie won, and that was a relief, because I'm a bit ashamed but I have to admit, that I started to doubt...U can punish me whenever U want Natalie...
I didn't see King's Speech, yet, but I heard from many people that it's a well deserved win, but I still would've wanted Black Swan to take at least Best Cinematography or Best Adapted Screenplay
The only win which was kinda surprising was Melissa Leo winning Best Supporting Actress. I thought Bonham-Carter would win that one for sure, though hoping for Hailee Steinfeld. Leo was great in The Fighter, though, so it was well deserved.
Other than that, there wasn't really any big whoop... Even though I predicted The Social Network to win Best Director, "Best Picture" and "Best Director" have shared winners like 80% of the years so far, so that wasn't anything surprising either..
I'm glad Christian Bale got the Best Supporting Actor award.. He's been the #1 for voters on all the big movie sites, but I thought the Academy would be typical and pick Geoffrey Rush because Bale is... well, Bale.
What did everyone think of James Franco and Anne Hathaway as hosts? Personally, I thought they had their moments but at times it was really quite disastrous...
I am sorry for my ignorance because I haven't watched the Oscars fully yet. I missed it out on TV! When will it be replayed?
Anyway, I really cannot find this on the internet. What category was the part where various clips of winning movies were joined together to form a very unique music? I took a glimpse of it while my brother was watching it and it was entitled "He Doesn't Have His Shirt On."
I really want to know because it was so cool. It had Harry Potter, Toy Story and Justin Timberlake (I can't recall) in it - including the guy in Twilight.
Thank you in advance!
The Oscars are just around the corner, so let’s talk about them!! What are your favorite nominees? Which ones are you rooting for?
The complete list of nominees for the 84th Annual Academy Awards:
ACTOR IN A LEAD ROLE
Demin Bichir in "A Better Life"
George Clooney in "The Descendants"
Jean Dujardin in "The Artist"
Gary Oldman in "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy"
Brad Pitt in "Moneyball"
ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Kenneth Branagh in "My Week with Marilyn
Jonah Hill in "Moneyball"
Nick Nolte in "Warrior"
Christopher Plummer in "Beginners"
Max von Sydow in "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close"
ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Glenn Close in "Albert Nobbs"
Viola Davis in "The Help"
Rooney Mara in "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"
Meryl Streep in "The Iron Lady"
Michelle Williams in "My Week with Marilyn"
ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Benice Bejo in "The Artist"
Jessica Chastain in "The Help"
Melissa McCarthy in "Bridesmaids"
Janet McTeer in "Albert Nobbs"
Octavia Spencer in "The Help"
ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
"A Cat in Paris " Alain Gagnol and Jean-Loup Felicioli"
Chico & Rita "Fernando Trueba and Javier Mariscal
"Kung Fu Panda 2" Jennifer Yuh Nelson
"Puss in Boots" Chris Miller
"Rango" Gore Verbinski
"The Artist" Production Design: Laurence Bennett; Set Decoration: Robert Gould
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2" Production Design: Stuart Craig; Set Decoration: Stephenie McMillan
"Hugo" Production Design: Dante Ferretti; Set Decoration: Francesca Lo Schiavo
"Midnight in Paris" Production Design: Anne Seibel; Set Decoration: Hélène Dubreuil
"War Horse" Production Design: Rick Carter; Set Decoration: Lee Sandales
"The Artist" Guillaume Schiffman
"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" Jeff Cronenweth
"Hugo" Robert Richardson
"The Tree of Life" Emmanuel Lubezki
"War Horse" Janusz Kaminski
"Anonymous" Lisy Christl
"The Artist" Mark Bridges
"Hugo" Sandy Powell
"Jane Eyre" Michael O'Connor
"W.E." Arianne Phillips
"The Artist" Michel Hazanavicius
"The Descendants" Alexander Payne
"Hugo" Martin Scorsese
"Midnight in Paris" Woody Allen
"The Tree of Life" Terrence Malick
"Hell and Back Again" Danfung Dennis and Mike Lerner
"If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front" Marshall Curry and Sam Cullman
"Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory" Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky
"Pina" Wim Wenders and Gian-Piero Ringel
"Undefeated" TJ Martin, Dan Lindsay and Richard Middlemas
DOCUMENTARY (SHORT SUBJECT)
"The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement" Robin Fryday and Gail Dolgin
"God Is the Bigger Elvis" Rebecca Cammisa and Julie Anderson
"Incident in New Baghdad" James Spione
"Saving Face" Daniel Junge and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy
"The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom" Lucy Walker and Kira Carstensen
"The Artist" Anne-Sophie Bion and Michel Hazanavicius
"The Descendants" Kevin Tent
"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall
"Hugo" Thelma Schoonmaker
"Moneyball" Christopher Tellefsen
FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
"In Darkness" Poland
"Monsieur Lazhar" Canada
"A Separation" Iran
"Albert Nobbs" Martial Corneville, Lynn Johnston and Matthew W. Mungle
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2" Nick Dudman, Amanda Knight and Lisa Tomblin
"The Iron Lady" Mark Coulier and J. Roy Helland
MUSIC (ORIGINAL SCORE)
"The Adventures of Tintin" John Williams
"The Artist" Ludovic Bource
"Hugo" Howard Shore
"Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" Alberto Iglesias
"War Horse" John Williams
MUSIC (ORIGINAL SONG)
"Man or Muppet" from "The Muppets" Music and Lyric by Bret McKenzie
"Real in Rio"from "Rio" Music by Sergio Mendes and Carlinhos Brown Lyric by Siedah Garrett
"The Artist" Thomas Langmann, Producer
"The Descendants" Jim Burke, Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor, Producers
"Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close" Scott Rudin, Producer
"The Help" Brunson Green, Chris Columbus and Michael Barnathan, Producers
"Hugo" Graham King and Martin Scorsese, Producers
"Midnight in Paris" Letty Aronson and Stephen Tenenbaum, Producers
"Moneyball" Michael De Luca, Rachael Horovitz and Brad Pitt, Producers
"The Tree of Life" Nominees to be determined
"War Horse" Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy, Producers
SHORT FILM (ANIMATED)
"Dimanche/Sunday" Patrick Doyon
"The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore" William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg
"La Luna" Enrico Casarosa
"A Morning Stroll" Grant Orchard and Sue Goffe
"Wild Life" Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby
SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION)
"Pentecost" Peter McDonald and Eimear O'Kane
"Raju" Max Zähle and Stefan Gieren
"The Shore" Terry George and Oorlagh George
"Time Freak" Andrew Bowler and Gigi Causey
"Tuba Atlantic" Hallvar Witzø
"Drive" Lon Bender and Victor Ray Ennis
"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" Ren Klyce
"Hugo" Philip Stockton and Eugene Gearty
"Transformers: Dark of the Moon" Ethan Van der Ryn and Erik Aadahl
"War Horse" Richard Hymns and Gary Rydstrom
"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" David Parker, Michael Semanick, Ren Klyce and Bo Persson
"Hugo" Tom Fleischman and John Midgley
"Moneyball" Deb Adair, Ron Bochar, Dave Giammarco and Ed Novick
"Transformers: Dark of the Moon" Greg P. Russell, Gary Summers, Jeffrey J. Haboush and Peter J. Devlin
"War Horse" Gary Rydstrom, Andy Nelson, Tom Johnson and Stuart Wilson
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2" Tim Burke, David Vickery, Greg Butler and John Richardson
"Hugo" Rob Legato, Joss Williams, Ben Grossman and Alex Henning
"Real Steel" Erik Nash, John Rosengrant, Dan Taylor and Swen Gillberg
"Rise of the Planet of the Apes" Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, R. Christopher White and Daniel Barrett
"Transformers: Dark of the Moon" Scott Farrar, Scott Benza, Matthew Butler and John Frazier
WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY)
"The Descendants" Screenplay by Alexander Payne and Nat Faxon & Jim Rash
"Hugo" Screenplay by John Logan
"The Ides of March" Screenplay by George Clooney & Grant Heslov and Beau Willimon
"Moneyball" Screenplay by Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin. Story by Stan Chervin
"Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" Screenplay by Bridget O'Connor & Peter Straughan
WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY)
"The Artist" Written by Michel Hazanavicius
"Bridesmaids" Written by Annie Mumolo & Kristen Wiig
"Margin Call" Written by J.C. Chandor
"Midnight in Paris" Written by Woody Allen
"A Separation" Written by Asghar Farhadi
Awesome thread destiny, one of the rare occasions I spot a thread and want to me a post in an instant! Well my personal favorite would be Woody Allen and his film, due to personal liking of all of his work. I suspect some tihngs to be obvious though after the Golden Globes so we can clearly have some winners already checked for the Oscars. Also even though it is hyped to get awards I agree with the hype of "The Artist".
I'm disappointed Drive didn't get more nominations... Oh well. Midnight in Paris should win best original screenplay, I loved the dialog in that movie! Even though I haven't seen The Descendants I can sort of see Clooney winning the best actor in a leading role. I'm also wondering why neither Tintin nor Arriety were nominated for best animated picture.
The list of winners:
Robert Richardson, Hugo
Best art direction
Best costume design
Best make up
The Iron Lady
Best foreign language film
Best actress in a supporting role
Octavia Spencer, The Help
Best film editing
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Best sound editing
Best sound mixing
Best documentary feature
Best animated film
Best visual effects
Best actor in a supporting role
Christopher Plummer, Beginners
Best original score
Ludovic Bource, The Artist
Man or Muppet, The Muppets
Best adapted screenplay
Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, and Jim Rash, The Descendants
Best original screenplay
Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris
Best live action short
Best documentary short
Best animated short
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr Morris Lessmore
Michel Hazavanicius, The Artist
Best actor in a leading role
Jean Dujardin, The Artist
Best actress in a leading role
Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady
I think Glenn Close deserved it more than Meyrl Streep, for some reason, must be the movie, I am not really fond of Thatcher as a historical character. :/ Though I think Meyril was right on spot with how the audience reacted to her winning. Albert Nobbs is just a legendary movie, and a legendary role that Glenn played. Transformation of the highest epicness! Also my man Woody won best screenplay, natural and expected of him.