Friday, January 21, 2011

2011 Oscar Nominations Predictions (Partly)

Schedule for the 2011 Oscar Awards is listed below (source: As of this writing, the nomination polls have already closed and nominations will be released on the 25th of January (that's a Tuesday here in the Philippines).

Friday, Jan. 14:    
Nominations polls close 5:00 p.m., PT

Tuesday, Jan. 25:    
Nominations announced 5:30 a.m., PT, Samuel Goldwyn Theater

Wednesday, Feb. 2:    
Final ballots mailed

Monday, Feb. 7:        
Nominees Luncheon

Saturday, Feb. 12.:    
Scientific and Technical Awards presentation

Tuesday, Feb. 22:    
Final polls close 5:00 p.m., PT

Sunday, Feb. 27:    
83rd Annual Academy Awards presentation


Quoting Will Letch's article on the upcoming Oscars this year (cf. Our Oscar Nominations Predictions (First Sequence)) and Matt Holmes (cf. Oscar 2011 Predictions: State of the Race at Halfway Stage) same films which were nominated in the Golden Globe Awards earlier this week were predicted to come out. 

I'm not really into Oscars but this year marks significantly my heightened interest in Hollywood movies which are making waves. Actually, I just want to know what movies to watch when I go to the movie house so I won't have to waste money on some crappy films. So listed below are the potential nominees in some categories:

"Blue Valentine"
"Toy Story 3"
"Shutter Island"
"Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps"
"Another Year"

"Javier Bardem (Biutiful)"
"Leonardo DiCaprio (Shutter Island)"
"Ryan Gosling (Blue Valentine)"
"Casey Affleck (The Killer Inside Me)"

"Michelle Williams (Blue Valentine)"

Supporting Actor
"Josh Brolin (Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps)"
"Jim Broadbent (Another Year)"
"Pierce Brosnan (Ghost Writer)"

Supporting Actress
"Marion Cotillard (Inception)"
"Lesley Manville (Another Year)"

"Martin Scorsese (Shutter Island)"
"Christopher Nolan (Inception)"
Derek Cianfrance (Blue Valentine)"

Original Screenplay
"Christopher Nolan (Inception)"

Adapted Screenplay
"Michael Ardnt (Toy Story 3)"

Best Cinematography
"Robert Richardson (Shutter Island)"
"Wally Pfister (Inception)"

 Animated Film
"How To Train Your Dragon"
"Toy Story 3"

Art Direction
"Alice In Wonderland"
"Black Swan"
"The King's Speech"
"The Social Network"

"Black Swan"
"The King's Speech"
"The Social Network"
"True Grit"

Costume Design
"Alice in Wonderland"
"Black Swan"
"The King's Speech"
"The Tempest"
"True Grit"

Documentary (Feature)
"Client 9"
"Exit Through The Gift Shop"
"Inside Job"
"Waiting For Superman"

Documentary (Short)
"Killing In The Name"
"Living For 32"
"One Thousand Pictures: RFK's Last Journey"
"Poster Girl"
"Sun Come Up"

"Black Swan"
"The Fighter"
"The King's Speech"
"The Social Network"

Foreign Language Film
"In A Better World"
"Simple Simon"

"Alice In Wonderland"
"Black Swan"
"The Wolfman"

Music (Original Score)
 "Alice In Wonderland"
"127 Hours"
"The King's Speech"
"The Social Network"

Music (Original Song)
"Coming Home," "Country Strong"
"I See The Light," "Tangled"
"If I Rise," "127 Hours"
"Shine," "Waiting For Superman"
"We Belong Together," "Toy Story 3"

Short Film (Animated)
"The Cow Who Wanted To Be A Hamburger"
"Day and Night"
"Let's Pollute"

Short Film (Live Action)
"The Crush"
"God Of Love"
"Seeds Of The Fall"
"The Six Dollar Fifty Man"

Sound Editing
"Black Swan"
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part I"
"The Social Network"
"Tron: Legacy"

Sound Mixing
"Black Swan"
"The Social Network"
"Toy Story 3"
"Tron: Legacy"

Visual Effects
"Tron: Legacy"

Again these are not official yet. Just speculations from the Hollywood insiders but early as now, I would want to watch the top picks for this award season so I can have a better idea who deserves what. 

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