Thursday, October 07, 2010

october oscar talk

Well, as the fall labors on, and my life continues to hang in limbo (the nomadic lifestyle - I don't recommend it), October has arrived. And with it, a new batch of predictions from yours truly about the state of the Oscar race. So here are my latest predictions (in order of my confidence in their nomination potential) about the big six categories. Give me your input in the comments, compadres!

Best Picture
The King's Speech, The Social Network, Inception, Toy Story 3,
Black Swan, True Grit, The Town, Another Year,
The Kids Are All Right, 127 Hours

Best Director
Christopher Nolan (Inception), David Fincher (The Social Network),
Danny Boyle (127 Hours), Tom Hooper (The King's Speech),
Ben Affleck (The Town)

Best Lead Actress
Annette Bening (The Kids Are All Right), Natalie Portman (Black Swan)
Lesley Manville (Another Year), Hilary Swank (Conviction),
Diane Lane (Secretariat)

Best Lead Actor
Colin Firth (The King's Speech), Robert Duvall (Get Low),
Jim Broadbent (Another Year), Jeff Bridges (True Grit),
Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network)

Best Supporting Actress
Helena Bonham Carter (The King's Speech),
Jacki Weaver (Animal Kingdom), Rebecca Hall (The Town),
Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit), Melissa Leo (The Fighter)

Best Supporting Actor
Christian Bale (The Fighter), Geoffrey Rush (The King's Speech),
Bill Murray (Get Low), Andrew Garfield (The Social Network),
Mark Ruffalo (The Kids Are All Right)


Castor said...

Doubt Rebecca Hall gets a nod in such a crowded year but that would be neat!

Simon said...

I swear, if either Secretariat or Conviction get anything, anything at all, I will lose faith in the Oscars entirely. Also, the world will implode.

Luke said...

Castor: I don't know - it sort of feels like she's built up enough cache that it could happen with enough momentum for The Town.

Simon: Ha! Somehow I feel like your faith in the Oscars was probably lost sometime around the announcement of The Blind Side for Best Picture... :)

Simon said...

You know me so well.

TomS said...

If the rumor is true, and Julianne Moore is placed in the Supporting category, she should get a nod for "Kids Are All Right".

Not sure "The Town" will maintain its following coming into January...