Pre-Film Festivals Oscar Predictions

I don’t tend to make Oscar predictions until before the nominations come out but I thought it would be fun to make some right now that I don’t know how some movies will fare with critics, audiences, and the members of AMPAS. Some of these I already know are pure wishful thinking (and they will be obvious to you, the reader), but I’m not shooting for accuracy.

Best Picture:

Another Year

The Fighter

Inception

The Kids Are All Right

The King’s Speech

Never Let Me Go

Secretariat

The Social Network

Toy Story 3

True Grit


Best Director:

Mike Leigh, Another Year

David O. Russell, The Fighter

Christopher Nolan, Inception

David Fincher, The Social Network

Lee Unkrich, Toy Story 3

Best Actor

Jeff Bridges, True Grit

Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network

Colin Firth, The King’s Speech

Ryan Gosling, Blue Valentine

Mark Wahlberg, The Fighter

Best Actress

Annette Bening, The Kids Are All Right

Anne Hathaway, Love & Other Drugs

Diane Lane, Secretariat

Leslie Manville, Another Year

Carrey Mulligan, Never Let Me Go

Best Supporting Actor

Christian Bale, The Fighter

Andrew Garfield, Never Let Me Go (or The Social Network)

John Malkovich, Secretariat

Sam Rockwell, Conviction

Mark Ruffalo, The Kids Are All Right

Best Supporting Actress

Amy Adams, The Fighter

Barbara Hershey, Black Swan

Keira Knightley, Never Let Me Go

Melissa Leo, The Fighter

Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit

Best Original Screenplay

Another Year

Black Swan

The Fighter

Inception

The Kids Are All Right

Best Adapted Screenplay

Never Let Me Go

The Social Network

Toy Story 3

True Grit

Winter’s Bone

Best Art Direction

Alice in Wonderland

Inception

The King’s Speech

The Tempest

True Grit

Best Cinematography

127 Hours

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows, Part 1

Inception

Shutter Island

True Grit

Costume Design

Alice in Wonderland

Get Low

The King’s Speech

Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World

The Tempest

Best Editing

127 Hours

Inception

The Fighter

Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World

The Social Network

Best Makeup

Alice In Wonderland

The Tempest

The Wolfman

Original Score

Alice in Wonderland

How to Train Your Dragon

Inception

The Tempest

Toy Story 3

Original Song

Since the shortlist has not been revealed, I’ll guess these based on what I know will have or is likely to be short listed

The Illusionist

Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World

Tangled

Toy Story 3

Waiting for Superman

Sound Editing

Inception

Iron  Man 2

Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World

Toy Story 3

TRON Legacy

Sound Mixing

127 Hours

Inception

Salt

TRON Legacy

True Grit

Visual Effects

Alice in Wonderland

Harry Potter and the Deadly Hollows, Part 1

Inception

Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World

TRON Legacy

Animated Feature

Despicable Me

How to Train Your Dragon

The Illusionist

Tangled

Toy Story 3

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