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Xavierpop Annual Oscar Predictions

It’s Oscar time again. This is our first Academy Awards here at Xavierpop and we are thrilled that you have joined us for our Official Xavierpop Oscar Predictions.

There are many out there and I was able to read up on some great ones. Collider and Vulture had some great insights as did Moviefone.  Peter Howell of the Toronto Star had his usual interesting choices as did some of heavyweights over the Cineplex Movie Blog. Check them all out after you check out the video above with our choices.

So without further ado, here are our official picks:
(Note – Below is a quick summary of my picks. It is meant to be an overview of what I have illustrated in the video. To get a more in-depth background of my choices, please check out the video above).

Inception will take BEST VISUAL EFFECTS, BEST SOUND EDITING, BEST SOUND MIXING

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

The Nominees:

Coming Home – Country Strong
I See the Light – Tangled
If I Rise’ – 127 Hours
We Belong Together – Toy Story 3

Oscar Pool pick – We Belong Together – Toy Story 3
Dark Horse –  If I Rise – 127 Hours

What I would like to see win: I See The Light – Tangled

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

The Nominees:

How to Train Your Dragon
Inception
The King’s Speech
127 Hours
The Social Network

Oscar Pool pick:  The Social Network
Dark Horse:  The King’s Speech


BEST FILM EDITING

The Nominees:

Black Swan
The Fighter
The King’s Speech
127 Hours
The Social Network

Oscar Pool pick:  The King’s Speech
Dark Horse: The Social Network


BEST COSTUME DESIGN

The Nominees:

Alice in Wonderland
I Am Love
The King’s Speech
The Tempest
True Grit

Oscar Pool pick: The King’s Speech
Dark Horse: Alice in Wonderland

BEST ART DIRECTION

The Nominees:

Alice in Wonderland
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I
Inception
The King’s Speech
True Grit

Oscar Pool pick: Alice in Wonderland
Dark Horse: The King’s Speech


BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

The Nominees:

Black Swan
Inception
The King’s Speech
The Social Network
True Grit

Oscar Pool pick: The King’s Speech
Dark Horse: Inception

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

The Nominees:

Biutiful (Mexico)
Dogtooth (Greece)
In a Better World (Denmark)
Incendies (Canada)
Outside the Law (Algeria)

Oscar Pool pick: Biutiful  (Mexico)
Dark Horse: Incendies  (Canada)


BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

The Nominees:

127 Hours
The Social Network
Toy Story 3
True Grit
Winter’s Bone

Oscar Pool pick: The Social Network
Dark Horse: None

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

The Nominees:

Another Year
The Fighter
Inception
The Kids Are All Right
The King’s Speech

Oscar Pool pick: The King’s Speech
Dark Horse: The Fighter


BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

The Nominees:

How to Train Your Dragon
The Illusionist
Toy Story 3

Oscar Pool pick: Toy Story 3
Dark Horse: The Illusionist


BEST DOCUMENTARY

The Nominees:

Exit Through the Gift Shop
Gasland
Inside Job
Restrepo
Waste Land

Oscar Pool pick: Exit Through the Gift Shop
Dark Horse:  Inside Job

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

The Nominees:

Amy Adams, ‘The Fighter’
Helena Bonham Carter, ‘The King’s Speech’
Melissa Leo, ‘The Fighter’
Hailee Steinfeld, ‘True Grit’
Jacki Weaver, ‘Animal Kingdom’

Oscar Pool pick: Hailee Steinfeld, ‘True Grit’
Dark Horse:  Melissa Leo, ‘The Fighter’

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

The Nominees:

Christian Bale, ‘The Fighter’
John Hawkes, ‘Winter’s Bone’
Jeremy Renner, ‘The Town’
Mark Ruffalo, ‘The Kids Are All Right’
Geoffrey Rush, ‘The King’s Speech’

Oscar Pool pick:  Geoffrey Rush, ‘The King’s Speech’
Dark Horse:  Christian Bale, ‘The Fighter’

BEST ACTRESS

The Nominees:

Annette Bening, ‘The Kids Are All Right’
Nicole Kidman, ‘Rabbit Hole’
Jennifer Lawrence, ‘Winter’s Bone’
Natalie Portman, ‘Black Swan’
Michelle Williams, ‘Blue Valentine’

Oscar Pool pick: Natalie Portman
Dark Horse: Annette Bening

BEST ACTOR

The Nominees:

Javier Bardem, ‘Biutiful’
Jeff Bridges, ‘True Grit’
Jesse Eisenberg, ‘The Social Network’
Colin Firth, ‘The King’s Speech’
James Franco, ‘127 Hours’

Oscar Pool pick: Colin Firth
Dark Horse: None

BEST DIRECTOR

The Nominees:

Darren Aronofsky, ‘Black Swan’
Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, ‘True Grit’
David Fincher, ‘The Social Network’
Tom Hooper, ‘The King’s Speech’
David O’Russell, ‘The Fighter’

Oscar Pool pick: David Fincher
Dark Horse: Tom Hooper

BEST PICTURE

The Nominees:

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


Oscar Pool pick: The Social Network
Dark Horse: The King’s Speech

For a more indepth explanation of these choices, make sure you watch my reasonings in the video at the beginning of the blog posts.

Thanks for your support and I look forward to hearing your thoughts.

Cheers
Z