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February 25, 2011

Academy Awards preview

Filed under: On the 6 o'clock news — BJ @ 2:55 pm
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Unlike the recent Grammy Awards, where a ridiculous 95 Grammy Awards are given out, the film equivalent boasts just 24 adequate categories to be given awards for. As you know, and everyone who has to drive through Hollywood Boulevard everyday this week, the 83rd Academy Awards are this Sunday.

To refresh your memory, here are the nominees (and Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award winners) for the top four categories.

Best Picture: Black Swan, The Fighter, Inception, The Kids Are All Right (Best Picture – Comedy – Golden Globe), The King’s Speech (Best Cast – SAG), 127 Hours, The Social Network (Best Picture – Drama – Golden Globe), Toy Story 3, True Grit, Winter’s Bone
Actor in a Leading Role: Javier Bardem, Jeff Bridges, Jesse Eisenberg, Colin Firth (Best Actor – Drama – Golden Globe, Best Actor – SAG), James Franco
Actress in a Leading Role: Annette Bening (Best Actress – Comedy – Golden Globe), Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Lawrence, Natalie Portman (Best Actress – Drama – Golden Globe, Best Actress – SAG), Michelle Williams
Directing: Black Swan, The Fighter, The King’s Speech, The Social Network (Best Director – Golden Globe), True Grit

The total number of awards won from the first two events for the top 10 pictures of the year: Black Swan (1 Golden Globe, 1 SAG Award), The Fighter (2 Golden Globes, 2 SAG Awards), The Kids Are All Right (2 Golden Globes), The King’s Speech (1 Golden Globe, 2 SAG Awards), The Social Network (4 Golden Globes), Toy Story 3 (1 Golden Globe).

The total number of Oscar nominations for the top 10 pictures of the year: Black Swan (5), The Fighter (7), Inception (8), The Kids Are All Right (4), The King’s Speech (12), 127 Hours (6), The Social Network (8), Toy Story 3 (5), True Grit (10), The Winter’s Bone (4).

In the hours leading up to the big event, I’ll post my picks on who I think should win each of the awards.



1 Comment »

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    Comment by Edwardo — February 26, 2011 @ 1:17 pm | Reply

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