Academy Awards 2011

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  1. Andres

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    The nominees are out. The King's Speech got 12 nominations.

    Who'll take the cake? ;)
     
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  2. Bartelby

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

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    It's mostly Americans that vote so that makes a big difference for a film like the kings speech.



     
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  6. ollinger

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    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.
     
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  7. ollinger

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    (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")
     
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  8. Tchocky

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    Haven't seen King's Speech. Liked Social Network. True Grit was very good.
     
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  9. Bartelby

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    It's got to do mainly with whether the film is an american production. For example, Crowe in Gladiator is in an American film.



     
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  10. JustBob

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    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.
     
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