My 2011 Oscar Picks

Oscar 2011
All that glitters is gold

And with mere minutes to spare, here are my picks for the Oscars for 2011:

Actor in a Leading Role
* Colin Firth in “The King’s Speech”

Actor in a Supporting Role
* Christian Bale in “The Fighter”

Actress in a Leading Role
* Natalie Portman in “Black Swan”

Actress in a Supporting Role
* Melissa Leo in “The Fighter”

Animated Feature Film
* “Toy Story 3” Lee Unkrich

Art Direction
* “Inception”
Production Design: Guy Hendrix Dyas; Set Decoration: Larry Dias and Doug Mowat

Cinematography
* “Black Swan” Matthew Libatique

Costume Design
* “The King’s Speech” Jenny Beavan

Directing
* “The Social Network” David Fincher

Documentary (Feature)
* “Exit through the Gift Shop” Banksy and Jaimie D’Cruz

Documentary (Short Subject)
* “Killing in the Name” Nominees to be determined

Film Editing
* “Black Swan” Andrew Weisblum

Foreign Language Film
* “Outside the Law (Hors-la-loi)” Algeria

Makeup
* “Barney’s Version” Adrien Morot

Music (Original Score)
* “The Social Network” Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross

Music (Original Song)
* “I See the Light” from “Tangled” Music by Alan Menken Lyric by Glenn Slater

Best Picture
* “The King’s Speech” Iain Canning, Emile Sherman and Gareth Unwin, Producers

Short Film (Animated)
* “Day & Night” Teddy Newton

Short Film (Live Action)
* “The Confession” Tanel Toom

Sound Editing
* “True Grit” Skip Lievsay and Craig Berkey

Sound Mixing
* “Inception” Lora Hirschberg, Gary A. Rizzo and Ed Novick

Visual Effects
* “Inception” Paul Franklin, Chris Corbould, Andrew Lockley and Peter Bebb

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
* “The Social Network” Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin

Writing (Original Screenplay)
* “The King’s Speech” Screenplay by David Seidler

I’ve not seen some of these films, but am going off my instincts and love of movies for my picks. We’ll have to see how well I did after tonight.

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