The Oscars are tomorrow and I know I’ll be watching it and tweeting about it over on my twitter page. That’s assuming, of course, that twitter doesn’t go all screwy and spend the entire night putting up that cute little picture of the fail whale.
Anyway, I guess I’m a bit overdue in posting my predictions of what and who will actually win tomorrow. I guess that’s because this year’s Oscar race looks to be one of the most predictable ever. Don’t get me wrong. I like quite a few of the nominees and Black Swan is a contender for my favorite film of all time. It’s just that this year, the winner’s are so predictable.
Let’s be honest, we don’t watch the Oscars because we really think that the best film or performer is going to win. We watch the Oscars for all of the WTF moments and acceptance speech breakdowns. We watch the Oscars because we want to see something weird happen, like a shocking upset win that leaves us all outraged and shaking our heads.
This year, though, the only suspense seemed to center around the Best Documentary category. Will Exit Through The Gift Shop win and if it does, will Banksy be there to accept it? And if he is there, will he wear a monkey mask while accepting it?
Anyway, here’s my list of predictions. These are the movies and performers that I think will win. They’re not necessarily who and what I personally would want to win. (That list can be found here.)
Best Picture: The Social Network
Best Actor: Colin Firth, The King’s Speech
Best Actress: Natalie Portman, Black Swan
Best Supporting Actor: Christian Bale, The Fighter
Best Supporting Actress: Melissa Leo, The Fighter
Best Director: David Fincher, The Social Network
Best Adapted Screenplay: The Social Network
Best Original Screenplay: The Kids Are All Right
Best Animated Film: Toy Story 3
Best Foreign Language Film: Buitiful
Best Art Direction: Alice in Wonderland
Best Cinematography: True Grit
Best Costume Design: The King’s Speech
Best Documentary Feature: The Inside Job (bleh)
Best Editing: Black Swan
Best Makeup: The Wolf Man
Best Original Score: The Social Network
Best Original Song: “We Belong Together” from Toy Story 3
Best Sound Editing: Inception
Best Sound Mixing: Inception
Best Visual Effects: Inception