2011 Oscars: Who will win and who should win?

It’s almost February 27 and the 2011 Academy Awards is just around the corner. As a result, I have joined the bandwagon of movie lovers and decided to share my opinion as to who will win at the Oscars and who should win.

There’s a big difference. The ones who I think will win aren’t necessarily the ones I’m rooting for. Movie politics have been a little more complicated than before, and because it’s the Oscars, it will be the pinnacle of all awards shows criticized by professionals and average moviegoers alike. Those who should win are those movies which I think deserve it more, neglecting the opinions of others.

I will also show the results of a poll conducted over at boxofficemojo, which tackles the same issue as I am blogging about.

HERE ARE MY PREDICTIONS:

BEST PICTURE:

Who Will Win: The King’s Speech – I haven’t watched this film yet, and I probably won’t. Not because I think it’s awful, but because it’s unappealing. Nevertheless, critics love these types of films, and I don’t think some people could relate to the facebook phenomenon. The 12 nominations is a giveaway. Plus, the poster sucks. 🙂

Who Should Win: The Social Network – This movie can represent the generation, but I don’t think the academy sees that. The movie has everything you would need to win an Oscar, great actors, great direction and cinematography, and an engaging story. But once again, the Academy will favor a periodical film rather than a facebook story.

Box Office Mojo Prediction: Will Win – The King’s Speech, Should Win – Inception

BEST DIRECTOR:

Who Will Win: Tom Hooper – The King’s Speech

Who Should Win: David Fincher – The Social Network

BOM Prediction: Will Win – David Fincher, Should Win – David Fincher

BEST ACTOR:

Who Will Win: Colin Firth – The King’s Speech

Who Should Win: James Franco – 127 Hours

BOM Prediction: Will Win – Colin Firth, Should Win – Colin Firth

BEST ACTRESS:

Who Will Win: Natalie Portman – Black Swan

Who Should Win: Natalie Portman – Black Swan

BOM Prediction: Will Win – Natalie Portman, Should Win – Natalie Portman

SUPPORTING ACTOR:

Who Will Win: Christian Bale – The Fighter

Who Should Win: Christian Bale – The Figher

BOM Prediction: Will Win – Christian Bale, Should Win – Christian Bale

SUPPORTING ACTRESS:

Who Will Win: Melissa Leo – The Fighter

Who Should Win: Helena Bonham Carter – The King’s Speech

BOM Prediction: Will Win – Melissa Leo, Should Win – Hailee Steinfeld – True Grit

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Who Will Win: The King’s Speech

Who Should Win: Inception

BOM Prediction: Will Win – The King’s Speech, Should Win – Inception

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY:

Who Will Win: The Social Network

Who Should Win: The Social Network

BOM Prediction: Will Win – The Social Network, Should Win – What else?

EDITING:

Who Will Win: The King’s Speech

Who Should Win: Black Swan

BOM Prediction: Will Win – The Social Network, Should Win – The Social Network

CINEMATOGRAPHY:

Who Will Win: Inception

Who Should Win: Inception

BOM Prediction: Will Win & Should Win – Inception

ART DIRECTION:

Who Will Win: Alice in Wonderland

Who Should Win: Alice in Wonderland

BOM Prediction: Will Win – Inception, Should Win – Inception

COSTUME DESIGN:

Who Will Win: Alice in Wonderland

Who Should Win: Alice in Wonderland

BOM Prediction: Will Win – The King’s Speech, Should Win – Alice in Wonderland

MAKE-UP:

Who Will Win: Barney’s Vision

Who Should Win: The Wolfman

BOM Prediction: Will Win – The Wolfman, Should Win – The Wolfman

VISUAL EFFECTS:

Who Will Win: Inception

Who Should Win: Harry Potter 7 Part 1

BOM Prediction: Will Win – Inception, Should Win – Inception

SOUND EDITING:

Who Will Win: Inception

Who Should Win: Tron Legacy

BOM Prediction: Will Win – Inception, Should Win – Inception

SOUND:

Who Will Win: Inception

Who Should Win: Inception

BOM Prediction: Will Win – Inception, Should Win – Inception

ORIGINAL SCORE:

Who Will Win: Inception

Who Should Win: Inception

BOM Prediction: Will Win – The Social Network, Should Win – Inception

ORIGINAL SONG:

Who Will Win: I See The Light – Tangled

Who Should Win: I See The Light

BOM Prediction: Will Win – We Belong Together – Toy Story 3, Should Win – We Belong Together

ANIMATED FEATURE:

Who Will Win: Toy Story 3

Who Should Win: How To Train Your Dragon

BOM Prediction: Will Win – Toy Story 3, Should Win – Toy Story 3

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FEATURE:

Who Will Win: Biutiful

Who Should Win: Biutiful

BOM Prediction: Will Win – Biutiful, Should Win – Biutiful

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

Who Will Win: Exit Through the Gift Shop

Who Should Win: Exit Through The Gift Shop

BOM Prediction: Will Win – Same, Should Win – Same

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