Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by Andres, Jan 26, 2011.
The nominees are out. The King's Speech got 12 nominations.
Who'll take the cake?
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.
You consider a British film to be foreign? Sure; it's not an American production, but it's definitely not foreign.
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
It's mostly Americans that vote so that makes a big difference for a film like the kings speech.
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.
(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")
Haven't seen King's Speech. Liked Social Network. True Grit was very good.
It's got to do mainly with whether the film is an american production. For example, Crowe in Gladiator is in an American film.
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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