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Oscars 2011 Predictions

The day has finally arrived. The big event is here. The Oscars will be held tonight and we folk here at Switch The Shift are ecstatic. Who will win best picture, The King’s Speech or The Social Network? Who will win Best Actor, Colin Firth or James Franco? Who will take home Best Original Screenplay, Chris Nolan or David Seidler? Is this David Fincher’s night or will there be a shock in the director category? Does Darren Aronofsky have an inside chance?

Here are out predictions for what will happen tonight:

BEST PICTURE

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

BEST DIRECTOR

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

BEST ACTOR

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

BEST ACTRESS

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

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)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

  • Amy Adams (The Fighter)
  • Helena Bonham Carter (The King’s Speech)
  • Melissa Leo (The Fighter)
  • Jackie Weaver (Animal Kingdom)
  • Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit)

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

  • Paul Attanasio, Eric Johnson, Scott Silver and Paul Tamasy (The Fighter)
  • Christopher Nolan (Inception)
  • Stuart Blumberg and Lisa Cholodenko (The Kids Are All Right)
  • David Seidler (The King’s Speech)
  • Mike Leigh (Another Year)

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

  • Simon Beaufoy and Danny Boyle (127 Hours)
  • Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network)
  • Michael Arndt, story by John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich (Toy Story 3)
  • Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (True Grit)
  • Debra Granik and Anne Rosellini (Winter’s Bone)

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

  • Biutiful  – Mexico
  • Dogtooth – Greece
  • In A Better World – Denmark
  • Incendies – Canada
  • Outside The Law – Algeria

BEST ANIMATED FILM

  • The Illusionist
  • How To Train Your Dragon
  • Toy Story 3

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

  • 127 Hours (AR Rahman)
  • The Social Network (Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross)
  • How To Train Your Dragon (John Powell)
  • Inception (Hans Zimmer)
  • The King’s Speech (Alexandre Desplat)

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

  • 127 Hours – If I Rise
  • Country Song- Coming Home
  • Tangled – I See The Light
  • Toy Story 3 – We Belong Together

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

  • The Social Network (Jeff Cronenweth)
  • Black Swan (Matthew Libatique)
  • Inception (Wally Pfister)
  • The King’s Speech (Danny Cohen)
  • True Grit (Roger Deakins)

BEST EDITING

  • 127 Hours (Jon Harris)
  • Black Swan (Andrew Weisblum)
  • The Fighter (Pamela Martin)
  • The King’s Speech (Tariq Anwar)
  • The Social Network (Kirk Baxter, Angus Wall)

BEST ART DIRECTION

  • Alice In Wonderland
  • Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 1
  • Inception
  • The King’s Speech
  • True Grit

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

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

BEST SOUND MIXING

  • The Social Network
  • Salt
  • Inception
  • The King’s Speech
  • True Grit

BEST SOUND EDITING

  • Inception
  • Toy Story 3
  • TRON:Legacy
  • True Grit
  • Unstoppable

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

  • Alice In Wonderland
  • Hereafter
  • Harry  Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 1
  • Inception
  • Iron Man 2

BEST MAKE UP

  • Barney’s Version
  • The Way’s Back
  • The Wolfman

BEST SHORT FILM, LIVE ACTION

  • The Confession
  • The Crush
  • God Of Love
  • Na Wewe
  • Wish 143

BEST SHORT FILM ANIMATION

  • Day And Night
  • The Gruffalo
  • Let’s Pollute
  • The Lost Thing
  • Madagascar, A Journey Diary

BEST  DOCUMENTARY, FEATURES

  • Exit Through The Gift Shop
  • GasLand
  • Inside Job
  • Restrepo
  • Waste Land

BEST  DOCUMENTARY, SHORT SUBJECTS

  • Killing In The Name
  • Poster Girl
  • Strangers No More
  • Sun Come Up
  • The Warriors of Quigang
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