83rd Academy Award Nominations Predictions

Awards and Oscars are a funny thing. I’m not always sure how they will turn out and you can only have an educated guess. So with the Oscar nominations imminent and the Gloden Globes just gone, I’m going to try and position in place who I think will pick up nods at the forthcoming ceremony. Firstly, I’d just like to say that this is who I think will be nominated and not who I would like to see nominated (Although Lesley Manville’s nod is purely wishful thinking on my part). Also I’ve marked the ones I think will win with  (*) if of course they even turn up in the Oscar nominations.

I would love to see Danny Boyle nominated for Best Director for his extraordinary work in making 127 Hours the experience it was, there is still a possibility of nomination after securing one at the BAFTAs. I would also like to continue to stand up for the cast of Inception who will sadly go unrecognised, and although I think Melissa Leo will win, I’d love to see Hailee Steinfeld take the Oscar for her truly remarkable performance in the Coen bros wonderful True Grit.

Lastly, keep in mind, this isn’t every category, just what I consider the major ones. The nominations are announced on the 25th January, with the ceremony on the 27th February.

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

Best Director
Darren Aronofsky – Black Swan
Joel & Ethan Coen – True Grit
David Fincher – The Social Network*
Tom Hooper – The King’s Speech
Christopher Nolan – Inception

Best Actor in a Leading Role
Jeff Bridges – True Grit
Jesse Eisenberg – The Social Network
Colin Firth – The King’s Speech*
James Franco – 127 Hours
Ryan Gosling – Blue Valentine

Best Actress in a Leading Role
Annette Bening – The Kids Are All Right
Nicole Kidman – Rabbit Hole
Jennifer Lawrence – Winter’s Bone
Lesley Manville – Another Year
Natalie Portman – Black Swan*

Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Christian Bale – The Fighter*
Andrew Garfield – The Social Network
John Hawkes – Winter’s Bone
Mark Ruffalo – The Kids Are All Right
Geoffrey Rush – The King’s Speech

Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Amy Adams – The Fighter
Helena Bonham Carter – The King’s Speech
Mila Kunis – Black Swan
Melissa Leo – The Fighter*
Hailee Steinfeld – True Grit

Best Original Screenplay
Black Swan – Mark Heyman, Andres Heinz, John McLaughlin
Blue Valentine – Derek Cianfrance, Cami Delavigne, Joey Curtis
Inception – Christopher Nolan*
The Kids Are All Right – Lisa Cholodenko, Stuart Blumberg
The King’s Speech – David Seidler

Best Adapted Screenplay
127 Hours – Danny Boyle, Simon Beaufoy
The Social Network – Aaron Sorkin*
Toy Story 3 – Michael Ardnt, John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich
True Grit – Joel & Ethan Coen
Winter’s Bone – Debra Granik, Anne Rosellini

Best Foreign Language Film
Biutiful – Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu*
Dogtooth – Giorgos Lanthimos
Honey – Semig Kaplanoglu
Of Gods and Men – Xavier Beauvois
Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives – Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Best Animated Feature
How To Train Your Dragon – Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders
The Illusionist – Sylvian Chomet
Toy Story 3 – Lee Unkrich*

Best Original Score
127 Hours – A.R. Rahman
Inception – Hans Zimmer*
The King’s Speech – Alexandre Desplat
The Social Network – Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross
Winter’s Bone – Dickon Hinchliffe

Your thoughts?