C&R Oscar Picks: Part Two

Yesterday you learned that Mikey & Adam agreed on a lot of their Oscar picks. Will they do the same when we look at their picks for the more popular categories? Let’s find out…

Best Foreign Language Film

Adam: While Biutiful was fantastic, I’m going to choose Dogtooth. The sheer creepiness of Dogtooth still sticks with me.  And I’m a sucker for zombies.

Mikey: I didn’t see any of these movies, but I like Denmark because they are really liberal.  I’m gonna go with their movie In a Better World.

Readers: 50% of the readers voted for Biutiful.

Best Animated Feature

Mikey: Toy Story 3 was better than the previous two movies and was one of the best movies of the year.  It stands no chance of losing this award.

Adam: I still haven’t seen The Illusionist, but Toy Story 3 just felt like it was missing something for me.  I LOVED How To Train Your Dragon, so that’s my pick for the win.

Readers: Toy Story 3 won an overwhelming majority.

Best Original & Adapted Screenplay

Mikey:Aaron Sorkin is my homeboy…so he will walk and talk his way up to the podium and collect his very first Oscar for The Social Network.  And anyone who can write in the Queen’s English and make him stutter and stammer his way into our hearts deserves to win.  And The King’s Speech will.

Adam: I’ve seen all of the movies in these two categories, and while most of them were impressive, I was especially impressed with the writing in 127 Hours, The Social Network, True Grit, and The King’s Speech. Which will win?  My money’s on The Social Network and The King’s Speech.

Readers: The readers agree, with most picking The Social Network and The King’s Speech.

Best Director

Mikey: Years in the making, David Fincher has slowly made his way to the upper echelons of the industry.  His talent and connections will be rewarded with this Oscar for The Social Network, over The King’s Speech‘s Tom Hooper’s objections of course.

Adam: Who should win?  I’d give it to the Black Swan‘s Darren Aronofsky.  But who will win?  I’ll follow the buzz and go with The Social Network’s David Fincher.

Readers: 50% of the readers chose The Social Network‘s David Fincher.

Best Supporting Actor & Actress

Adam: Jackie Weaver was great in Animal Kingdom, but Hailee Steinfeld’s gruff little girl in True Grit will win the prize.  As for the boys, I’d love to see Jeremy Renner (The Town) or Geoffrey Rush (The King’s Speech) take the prize.  And I don’t even know how John Hawkes (Winter’s Bone) made it onto this list.  But I’ll side with the majority of the professional predictors and pick the Christian Bale, who played a creepy thin drug addict in The Fighter.

Mikey: Supporting Actress is the tightest race of the top categories, but Hailee Steinfeld’s nomination for True Grit will be rewarded because she’s really the lead actress. Also her campaign ads aren’t skanky like Melissa Leo’s (The Fighter). I haven’t seen The Fighter, but from what I’ve heard Christian Bale becomes his character to a frightening degree.  Voters like that.  So he will knock out the competition.

Readers: The majority of the readers picked Melissa Leo and Christian Bale, for their supporting turns in The Fighter.

Best Actor & Actress

Mikey: Colin should have won last year and he will get his revenge on Jeff Bridges by doing so this year.  Long live the King.  And if Natalie Portman (Black Swan) doesn’t win this award it would be a crime.  Not that Annette Bening (The Kids Are All Right) knows anything about that kind of crime…  In the end, I think that Natalie’s stunning  performance during which she is almost entirely on screen will triumph.  Sorry lezzies.

Adam: While I’d LLOOVVEE to see Oscar Host, James Franco win the statue for his amazing performance in 127 Hours, I can’t help but vote for Colin Firth’s performance in The King’s Speech.  But if it wasn’t for the stammer…  For Best Actress, there’s no choice that deserves it more than Natalie Portman (Black Swan).  Her performance was truly remarkable.

Readers: Natalie Portman (Black Swan) and Colin Firth (The King’s Speech) won the majority.

Best Picture

Mikey: The King’s Speech has become the odds on favorite to win and it will live up to its name.  It is the kind of picture that the Academy loves to reward and for good reason.

Adam: Of course The King’s Speech will win.  But I’d like to recognize a few of the other movies, by ranking the ten in my list of deservedness.  10. Toy Story 3, 9. The Kids Are All Right, 8. The Fighter, 7. The Social Network, 6. True Grit, 5. Inception, 4. Black Swan, 3. The King’s Speech, 2. Dogtooth, 1. 127 Hours!  That’s right, 127 Hours was my favorite movie of the year! And the snorey, crap-fest Winter’s Bone didn’t even place.  Blechk!

Readers: Nearly all the contestants chose The King’s Speech for the prize!


2 thoughts on “C&R Oscar Picks: Part Two”

  1. Interesting that there was a majority because I was kind of picking randomly or based on media buzz. However I heard the kid going through a list of film festival winners last night and nearly every single one had Social Network as best picture. Not sure King’s Speech was in the running though. However based on that it doesn’t look good for the royal family.

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