There were a couple of surprises tonight, however the 2013 Oscars was a pretty predictable affair with (and to the actual surprise of no one) Argo took home the big Best Picture prize, Anne Hathaway walked away with the Best Supporting Actress Oscar and Daniel Day-Lewis taking the trophy home for Best Actor.
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).
BEST ORIGINAL SONG
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
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
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
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
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
Black Swan Inception The King’s Speech The Social Network True Grit
Oscar Pool pick: The King’s Speech Dark Horse: Inception
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
127 Hours The Social Network Toy Story 3 True Grit Winter’s Bone Oscar Pool pick: The Social Network Dark Horse: None
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
How to Train Your Dragon The Illusionist Toy Story 3
Oscar Pool pick: Toy Story 3 Dark Horse: The Illusionist
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
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
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’
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
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
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
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.
So the Oscar season is quickly coming upon us. It’s time where we all get our critic hat and decide who is worthy and who is not.
The lead up to the Academy Awards is filled with other awards that act as indicators. The first of these awards is the National Board of Review which announced its winners yesterday.
Sony Pictures’ The Social Network kicked a little ass (and rightfully so) winning Best Film of 2010 with David Fincher winning Best Director, Aaron Sorkin winning Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Actor went to Jesse Eisenberg. NBR President went on to say.
We believe the film portrays a dramatic story that will stand up over time and appeal to many generations
Now before we start popping Champagne for the Facebook guys, it is worthy to note that last year, Up In the Air won the best film honor here and didn’t go on to win the Oscar.
What will happen? Do we have another Wall Street type run here? Will Aaron Sorkin get the Oscar he rightfully deserves? Is anyone going to care because the hosts will suck?
We will found out in the New Year.
Below is the full list of winners:
Best Film: The Social Network (Sony Pictures)
Best Director: David Fincher, The Social Network
Best Actor: Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network
Best Actress: Lesley Manville, Another Year
Best Supporting Actor: Christian Bale, The Fighter (Paramount/Relativity)
Best Supporting Actress: Jacki Weaver, Animal Kingdom
Best Foreign Language Film: Of Gods and Men
Best Documentary: Waiting for “Superman”
Best Animated Feature: Toy Story 3
Best Ensemble Cast: The Town
Breakthrough Performance: Jennifer Lawrence, Winter’s Bone
Debut Directors: Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington, Restrepo
Spotlight Award: Sylvain Chomet and Jacques Tati, The Illusionist
Best Original Screenplay: Chris Sparling, Buried
Best Adapted Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin, The Social Network
Special Filmmaking Achievement Award: Sofia Coppola for writing, directing, and producing Somewhere
William K. Everson Film History Award: Leonard Maltin
NBR Freedom of Expression: Fair Game, Conviction, Howl
Production Design Award: Dante Ferretti, Shutter Island
Ten Best Films (in alphabetical order)
Another Year, The Fighter, Hereafter, Inception, The King’s Speech, Shutter Island, The Town, Toy Story 3, True Grit, Winter’s Bone
Five Best Foreign-Language Films (in alphabetical order)
I Am Love, Incendies, Life, Above All, Soul Kitchen, White Material
Five Best Documentaries (in alphabetical order)
A Film Unfinished, Inside Job, Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work, Restrepo, The Tillman Story
Top Ten Independent Films: (in alphabetical order)
Animal Kingdom, Buried, Fish Tank, The Ghost Writer, Greenberg, Let Me In, Monsters, Please Give, Somewhere, Youth in Revolt
source - Deadline.com.