New Jack City: Oscar Nominations in Line with Predictions

No big surprises in this morning’s announcements of the 83rd Academy Awards nominations…

Leading the pack with 12 nominations is THE KING’S SPEECH followed by 10 for TRUE GRIT and 8 each for THE SOCIAL NETWORK and INCEPTION.

For my money there only 3 tight races this year!

They’re in the BEST PICTURE catagory where THE KING’S SPEECH could split the vote with THE SOCIAL NETWORK.
Ditto for the BEST ACTOR catagory where Colin Firth (The King’s Speech) will be fighting it out with Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network.)
And in the BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR catagory where it’s a toss-up between Christian Bale (The Fighter) and Geoffrey Rush (The King’s Speech.)

I was thrilled to see TRUE GRIT’s 10 nominations.

Especially in the major catagories including Best Picture, Best Actor: Jeff Bridges, Best Supporting Actress: Hailee Steinfeld, Best Director: The Coen Brothers and Best Adapted Screenplay.

That after the lame GOLDEN GLOBE’s (a.k.a. The Pia Zadora Memorial Awards) had totally overlooked this fine film in favor of such turkey’s like THE TOURIST and BURLESQUE.

Here then this year’s Oscar nominations in the major catagories:

BEST PICTURE:
* Black Swan
* The King’s Speech
* Inception
* The Fighter
* The Kids Are All Right
* 127 Hours
* The Social Network
* Toy Story 3
* True Grit
* Winter’s Bone

BEST ACTOR:
* Colin Firth (The King’s Speech)
* James Franco (127 Hours)
* Javier Bardem (Biutiful)
* Jeff Bridges (True Grit)
* Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network)

BEST ACTRESS:
* Annette Bening (The Kids are All Right)
* Jennifer Lawrence (Winter’s Bone)
* Michelle Williams (Blue Valentine***)
* Natalie Portman (The Black Swan)
* Nicole Kidman (Rabbit Hole)
   (***Blue Valentine opens this Friday in Kansas City!)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR:
* Christian Bale (The Fighter)
* Geoffrey Rush (The King’s Speech)
* Jeremy Renner (The Town)
* John Hawkes (Winter’s Bone)
* Mark Ruffalo (The Kids are All Right)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS:
* Amy Adams (The Fighter)
* Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit)
* Helena Bonham Carter (The King’s Speech)
* Jacki Weaver (Animal Kingdom)
* Melissa Leo (The Fighter)

BEST DIRECTOR:
* 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 ANIMATED FEATURE FILM:
* How To Train Your Dragon
* The Illusionist
* Toy Story 3

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY:
* Another Year
* The Fighter
* Inception
* The Kids Are All Right
* The King’s Speech

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY:
* 127 Hours
* The Social Network
* True Grit
* Toy Story 3
* Winter’s Bone

Oscar Night is Sunday, February 27th and will be hosted on ABC-TV by James Franco and Anne Hathaway.

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5 Responses to New Jack City: Oscar Nominations in Line with Predictions

  1. jolie says:

    Agree on Golden Globe awards
    You’re absolutely right about those stupid golden Globe awards. Those foreign press idiots should all be deported or become facebook friends with Shawn Edwards.

  2. Carnac says:

    And the award goes to…….
    THESE PREDICTIONS ARE NOT based on who I think should (NOR WHO I WANT TO) win, these predictions based on who will win based on the fact that the Acadamy members are a bunch of ivory tower assholes….. but still it is fun to play.

    BEST PICTURE:
    The Social Network

    BEST ACTOR:
    * Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network)

    BEST ACTRESS:
    * Jennifer Lawrence (Winter’s Bone)

    BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR:
    * Jeremy Renner (The Town)

    BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS:
    * Helena Bonham Carter (The King’s Speech)

    BEST DIRECTOR:
    * Coen (True Grit)

    BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM:
    * Toy Story 3

    BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY:
    * Inception
    or
    * The King’s Speech

    BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY:
    * The Social Network

  3. jack p. says:

    Interesting Picks—-B U T…..
    Hey Carnac,
    I agree with most of your winner predictions—even about your assessment of many Academy members.
    But in two catagories I think you’re way off.
    In the best supporting actor catagory I think it’s almost even money between Christian Bale and Geoffrey Rush—with the scale tipping in Chris Bale’s favor.
    And in the best actress catagory I would predict for Natalie Portman to be the solid SURE BET!

    ….but then again, I could be wrong 🙂 Jack P.

  4. Carnac says:

    Hi Jack : )
    Hi Jack,
    I think the Academy may still punish Natalie for being in Star Wars, this is not my opinion of Natalie, it is not what I would do, I liked Natalie in that (for what it was, it shows her range)…. ( heck imuho I think Natalie has been great in everything she has done from “Leon” to “Beautiful Girls” to “V for Vendetta” to everything, she is beautiful and talented and HOT!!! ) I just think the warped Academy works funny (but then again they may give it to her for the G/L aspect, and her long re’sume) …….
    and….
    Using the same crazy Hollywood logic, I think they may still be unhappy with (and punish) Bale for his now famous tirade against the lighting man on the set of T4. ……. But I will defer to the great Jack P, and I am serious about that. I have respected your silver screen opinion (along with your other opinions) since 1978, because I know, that you know, more about this stuff than I.

    I just love the movies, and films too…. and I always enjoy hearing what you think, Thanks Jack.

  5. jack p. says:

    Swooning
    I’m humbled 🙂

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