And My Picks Are…

Ok, so here are my picks for the 83rd Annual Academy Awards.  I have listed all the nominees and note my winners within so you can start to attack me now.  However, I will say this, this year I tried to pick with my brain and not my heart for a change and we will see how this treats me but when I look this over I generally want to hang myself as it is so not inspired and so not who I think SHOULD win –

BEST PICTURE – 7 POINTS
Black Swan
The Fighter
Inception
The Kids Are All Right
The King’s Speech
127 Hours
The Social Network
Toy Story 3
True Grit
Winter’s Bone

PERFORMANCE BY ACTOR IN LEADING ROLE – 5 POINTS
Javier Bardem – Biutiful
Jeff Bridges – True Grit
Jesse Eisenberg – The Social Network
Colin Firth – The King’s Speech
James Franco – 127 Hours

PERFORMANCE BY ACTRESS IN LEADING ROLE – 5 POINTS
Annette Bening – The Kids Are All Right
Nicole Kidman – Rabbit Hole
Jennifer Lawrence – Winter’s Bone
Natalie Portman – Black Swan
Michelle Williams – Blue Valentine

PERFORMANCE BY ACTOR IN SUPPORTING ROLE – 4 POINTS
Christian Bale – The Fighter
John Hawkes – Winter’s Bone
Jeremy Renner – The Town
Mark Ruffalo – The Kids Are All Right
Geoffery Rush – The King’s Speech

PERFORMANCE BY ACTRESS IN SUPPORTING ROLE- 4 POINTS
Amy Adams – The Fighter
Helena Bonham Carter – The King’s Speech
Melissa Leo – The Fighter
Hailee Steinfeld – True Grit
Jackie Weaver – Animal Kingdom

ACHIEVEMENT IN DIRECTING – 8 POINTS
Black Swan – Darren Arnofsky
The Fighter – David O. Russell
The King’s Speech – Tom Hooper
The Social Network – David Fincher
True Grit – Joel & Ethan Coen

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY – 4 POINTS
Another Year
The Fighter
Inception
The Kids Are All Right
The King’s Speech

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY – 4 POINTS
127 Hours
Toy Story 3
True Grit
Winter’s Bone
The Social Network

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM – 5 POINTS
How To Train Your Dragon
The Illusionist
Toy Story 3

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE – 3 POINTS
Exit through the Gift Shop
Gasland
Inside Job
Restrepo
Waste Land

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORTS SUBJECT – 2 POINTS
Killing In The Name
Poster Girl
Strangers No More
Sun Come Up
The Warriors of Qiugang

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM OF THE YEAR – 3 POINTS
Biutiful – Mexico
Dogtooth – Greece
In A Better World
Incendies – Canada
Outside The Law (Hors-la-loi) – Algeria

ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY – 2 POINTS
Black Swan
Inception
The King’s Speech
The Social Network
True Grit

ACHIEVEMENT IN ART DIRECTION – 3 POINTS
Alice In Wonderland
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part 1)
Inception
The King’s Speech
True Grit

ACHIEVEMENT IN FILM EDITING – 2 POINTS
Black Swan
The Fighter
The King’s Speech
127 Hours
The Social Network

ACHIEVEMENT IN VISUAL EFFECTS – 3 POINTS
Alice In Wonderland
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part 1)
Hereafter
Inception
Iron Man 2

ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN – 2 POINTS
Alice In Wonderland
I AM Love
The King’s Speech
The Tempest
True Grit

ACHIEVEMENT IN MAKEUP – 2 POINTS
Barney’s Version
The Way Back
The Wolfman

ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND MIXING – 2 POINTS
Inception
The King’s Speech
Salt
The Social Network
True Grit

ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND EDITING – 3 POINTS
Inception
Toy Story 3
Tron: Legacy
True Grit
Unstoppable

ACHIEVEMENT IN MUSIC / ORIGINAL SCORE – 2 POINTS
How To Train Your Dragon
Inception
The King’s Speech
127 Hours
The Social Network

ACHIEVEMENT IN MUSIC / ORIGINAL SONG – 2 POINTS
Coming Home – Country Strong
I See The Light – Tangled
If I Rise – 127 Hours
We Belong Together – Toy Story 3

BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM – 1 POINT
Day & Night
The Gruffalo
Let’s Pollute
The Lost Thing
Madagascar, carnet de voyage (Madagascar, A Journey Diary)

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM – 1 POINT
The Confession
The Crush
God Of Love
Na Wewe
Wish 143

TIE BREAKERS
Number of People To Be Come On Stage For Best Film Award (not including presenters)?  14
Best Supporting Actress Dress Color?   CREAM

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