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Andres
01-26-2011, 03:34 AM
The nominees are out. The King's Speech got 12 nominations.

Who'll take the cake? ;)

Bartelby
01-26-2011, 04:42 AM
The social network and true grit will be the most prominent. The former for acting and script writing and the latter for acting and direction. The kings speech is basically a foreign film.

Arrows
01-26-2011, 11:07 PM
You consider a British film to be foreign? Sure; it's not an American production, but it's definitely not foreign.

CanadianChic
01-27-2011, 01:15 AM
As great as the acting was in True Grit, past precedent dictates it will not win any 'writing' awards given that it is, after all, a remake. These will be the winners:

Best Picture: The King's Speech

Actor in a Leading Role: Jeff Bridges

Actor in a Supporting Role: John Hawkes

Actress in a Leading Role: Annette Bening

Actress in a Supporting Role: Hailee Steinfeld

Animated Feature Film: How to Train Your Dragon

Art Direction: Alice in Wonderland

Cinematography: True Grit

Costume Design: Alice in Wonderland

Directing: The Social Network (David Fincher)

Documentary Feature: Gasland

Documentary Short Subject: Sun Come Up

Film Editing: 127 Hours

Foreign Language Film: Dogtooth

Makeup: The Wolfman

Music (Original Score): The King's Speech (Alexandre Desplat)

Music (Original Song): Toy Story 3 (We Belong Together)

Short Film (Animated): The Gruffalo

Short Film (Live Action): Wish 143

Sound Editing: Inception

Sound Mixing: The Social Network

Visual Effects: Iron Man 2

Writing (Adapted Screenplay): Winter's Bone

Writing (Original Screenplay): The King's Speech

Bartelby
01-27-2011, 01:26 AM
It's mostly Americans that vote so that makes a big difference for a film like the kings speech.



You consider a British film to be foreign? Sure; it's not an American production, but it's definitely not foreign.

ollinger
01-27-2011, 04:31 AM
I don't see evidence that mostly Americans voting impairs chances of a foreigner or foreign film. In the last 10 years best actor has gone to 3 foreign men (Bardem, Day-Lewis, Crowe) and best actress to 4 foreign women (Cotillard, Winslet, Mirren, Kidman). In fact, based on their share of the roles in major films, it's likely that foreign award winners are overrepresented statistically. I imagine this lack of national bias would apply to best film as well.

ollinger
01-27-2011, 04:39 AM
(note: concerning best film this year, we see that the Golden Globe, voted by the Hollywood FOREIGN Press Association, went to "Social Network". They too did not prefer "King's Speech")

Tchocky
01-27-2011, 08:54 PM
Haven't seen King's Speech. Liked Social Network. True Grit was very good.

Bartelby
01-27-2011, 09:02 PM
It's got to do mainly with whether the film is an american production. For example, Crowe in Gladiator is in an American film.



I don't see evidence that mostly Americans voting impairs chances of a foreigner or foreign film. In the last 10 years best actor has gone to 3 foreign men (Bardem, Day-Lewis, Crowe) and best actress to 4 foreign women (Cotillard, Winslet, Mirren, Kidman). In fact, based on their share of the roles in major films, it's likely that foreign award winners are overrepresented statistically. I imagine this lack of national bias would apply to best film as well.

JustBob
01-27-2011, 10:25 PM
Best Picture = Best film in the english language

It doesn't have to be American or produced by Americans. The main criteria is that the film must have had a run in an L.A. County theater during the previous year.