Me-Movies’ Predictions For The 83rd Academy Awards Tomorrow
Who will win? Who should win? And who might just win? Oscar predictions for Sunday night here!
Sunday brings us a night of glamor and celebration of film with the 83rd Academy Awards airing. There’s a lot of amazing movies nominated yet as always, the race is close between two top contenders while the rest don’t stand much of a chance. With predictions arising everywhere, we thought who is to stop use from chiming in and giving in our (non) expert opinion on who might take the statue come Oscar time?
Below is the analysis of who will win what Oscars in our opinion, and who should win it, while who ‘might’ just take it away. If you want to make bets, refer here. If you lose though, it’s as they say – the statue is deceptive (we made that up).
‘The Kids Are All Right’
‘The King’s Speech’
‘The Social Network’
‘Toy Story 3′
Who Will Win – The King’s Speech
Who Might Win – The Social Network
Who Should Win – The King’s Speech
Commentary – Although ‘The Social Network’ was a confirmed lock for winning the big prize for a long time, the last month changed it all as ‘The King’s Speech’ crept up and sweeped some of the biggest awards in Hollywood. Now, it’s almost a lock to win Best Picture but don’t underestimate ‘The Social Network’ to make an upset. No other movie stands a chance, though. Although ‘The Social Network’ is brilliant and carefully crafted filmmaking, ‘The King’s Speech’ just emotionally connected to me much more and deserves a win.
Darren Aronofsky, ‘Black Swan’
Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, ‘True Grit’
David Fincher, ‘The Social Network’
Tom Hooper, ‘The King’s Speech’
David O’Russell, ‘The Fighter’
Who Will Win – David Fincher
Who Might Win – Tom Hooper
Who Should Win – David Fincher
Commentary – Even though ‘The King’s Speech’ might take the Best Picture win, the Academy will most likely award David Fincher for Best Director as compensation. But that doesn’t mean that the movie wasn’t any good – it rode on the strength of Fincher’s vision and careful handling of a topic that could have easily been a throwaway film. Tom Hooper might stand a chance if ‘The King’s Speech’ is on sweep mode, but it’s Fincher who really deserves it.
Javier Bardem, ‘Biutiful’
Jeff Bridges, ‘True Grit’
Jesse Eisenberg, ‘The Social Network’
Colin Firth, ‘The King’s Speech’
James Franco, ’127 Hours’
Who Will Win – Colin Firth
Who Might Win – No One Else
Who Should Win – Colin Firth
Commentary – Now here’s an Oscar bet that you can safely make and not worry about losing at all. If there’s a single true ‘lock’ for an Oscar this year, it’s Colin Firth’s fantastic and career high performance as King Edward in ‘The King’s Speech’ and deserves much applaud and the statue. Although every other nominee gave a great performance, none comes close this year to the achievement that was Firth’s emotional performance in an amazing film. It’s his Oscar to take.
Annette Bening, ‘The Kids Are All Right’
Nicole Kidman, ‘Rabbit Hole’
Jennifer Lawrence, ‘Winter’s Bone’
Natalie Portman, ‘Black Swan’
Michelle Williams, ‘Blue Valentine’
Who Will Win – Natalie Portman
Who Might Win – Annette Benning
Who Should Win – Natalie Portman
Commentary – When I first saw ‘Black Swan’, there was no doubt in my mind that Natalie Portman’s intense performance in the movie might just be the best female performance I’ve seen in a film. Those are no small words, but the role was a physical transformation for Portman and her recent shot in fame is not unwarranted. While pretty much everyone agrees she will win Best Actress, a dark horse in the form of Annette Benning for ‘The Kids Are All Right’ might just pose trouble. Hollywood has consistently not given her a statue for her nominations and they might look at this opportunity to do so. But Portman’s performance is on a different level and Benning was more of a supporting role than anything.