Oscar Picks and Winners

27 Feb

Will it Suck’s up to the minute listing of our picks and winners from the 83rd Academy Awards

The Academy Awards are all over, and here’s our scorecard of how we though “The Big 6” was going to go down – Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Supporting Actress.

Best Picture
Black Swan
The Fighter
The Kids Are Alright
The King’s Speech
127 Hours
The Social Network – it was the best movie we saw this year
Toy Story 3
True Grit
Winter’s Bone
And the winner is: The King’s Speech

Best Director
Darren Aronofsky – Black Swan
David O. Russell – The Fighter
Tom Hooper – The King’s Speech
David Fincher – The Social Network – we’ve been wanting Fincher to win an Oscar for years, and finally he directs a movie that was truly the best directed film of the year
Joel and Ethan Coen – True Grit
And the winner is: Tom Hooper

Actor in a Leading Role
Javier Bardem – Biutiful
Jeff Bridges – True Grit
Jesse Eisenberg – The Social Network
Jame Franco – 127 Hours – we know it’s going to Colin Firth, but wouldn’t you like to see the Oscar host  win the Best Actor award?! That, and he actually did have pretty good onscreen chemistry with that boulder…
Colin Firth – The King’s Speech
And the winner is: Colin Firth

Actress in a Leading Role
Annette Bening – The Kids Are Alright
Nicole Kidman – Rabbit  Hole
Jennifer Lawrence – Winter’s Bone – we’re always one for rooting for the underdog, so despite the fact that the Academy loves Annette Bening and in the wake of Natalie Portman’s completely average performance, we’re going with relative unknown Jennifer Lawrence
Natalie Portman – Black Swan
Michelle Williams – Blue Valentine
And the winner is: Natalie Portman

Actor in a Supporting Role
Christian Bale – The Fighter – Bale had possibly the best performace at the theaters this year, and on top of the slight the Academy gave to Andrew Garfield in this category for The Social Network, we’ll have to say this one is all sown up
John Hawkes – Winter’s Bone
Jeremy Renner – The Town
Mark Ruffalo – The Kids Are Alright
Geoffrey Rush – The King’s Speech
And the winner is: Christian Bale

Actress in a Supporting Role
Amy Adams – The Fighter
Helena Bonham Carter – The King’s Speech
Melissa Leo – The Fighter
Hailee Steinfeld – True Grit – we think the Academy already recognized a great South Boston portrayal when they nominated the well deserved Amy Ryan for 2008’s Gone Baby Gone, but she didn’t win the Oscar, and neither will either of the two actresses nominated from The Fighter. Hailee Steinfeld could capitalize on Adams and Leo cancelling each other out, and pull a Tatum O’Neal at the Oscars this year. Hopefully, she doesn’t completely follow in O’Neal’s footsteps, though.
Jacki Weaver – Animal Kingdom
And the winner is: Melissa Leo

How’d we do?

Ouch, but we’ve gotta say, with a relative sweep by The King’s Speech, we probably could’ve assumed such an outcome. It’s British, pretentious, historical and based on a true story? Just what Hollywood likes to reward, to try to mask the fact that they released a Sex and the City sequel and two Katherine Heigl movies. Whatever gets you through the night…


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