A&A Predict (and Bitch about) the Oscars

Best Picture

Alex says:

WILL WIN: The Social Network

SHOULD WIN: Toy Story 3

WORST NOMINEE: Black Swan

SHOULDA BEEN NOMINATED: Shutter Island

Aaron says:

WILL WIN: The King’s Speech

SHOULD WIN: Winter’s Bone

WORST NOMINEE: Black Swan

SHOULDA BEEN NOMINATED: I mean, you name it. Uh – The Human Centipede, to name one. (A Prophet was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film last year.)

Best Director

Alex says:

WILL WIN: David Fincher

SHOULD WIN: Joel & Ethan Coen

WORST NOMINEE: Darren Aronofsky

SBN: Lee Unkrich, Toy Story 3

Aaron says:

WILL WIN: Tom Hooper

SHOULD WIN: Joel & Ethan Coen (although these nominees are dumb. The Coens do a good job with a good movie, but I’m not thrilled.)

WORST NOMINEE: Darren Aronofsky

SBN: I mean, am I supposed to pick directors from nominated movies? Eff it – Maren Ade, Everyone Else

 

Best Actress

Alex says:

WILL WIN: Natalie Portman

SHOULD WIN: Jennifer Lawrence

WORST NOMINEE: Natalie Portman

SBN: Allison Janney, Life During Wartime

Aaron says:

WILL WIN: Nat Port

SHOULD WIN: Jennifer Lawrence (but I’m also a big fan of Michelle Williams)

WORST NOMINEE: Nat Port

SBN: Greta Gerwig, Greenberg (again, Greta, call me…)

 

Best Actor

Alex says:

WILL WIN: Colin Firth

SHOULD WIN: Jesse Eisenberg

WORST NOMINEE: No real objections here.

SBN: Jim Carrey, I Love You Phillip Morris

Aaron says:

WILL WIN: Colin Firth

SHOULD WIN: Javier Bardem

WORST NOMINEE: No real objections, but I think Bridges and Eisenberg are thoughtless nominees done to appeal to common people. Bridges is moving into the mechanical actor world of Edward Norton or Kevin Spacey. HE’S THE DUDE!!! AWESOME!

SBN: Vincent Lindon, Madamoiselle Chambon

 

Best Supporting Actress

Alex says:

WILL WIN: Haliee Steinfeld

SHOULD WIN: Haliee Steinfeld

 

WORST NOMINEE: Helena Bonham Carter, The King’s Speech

SBN: Helena Bonham Carter, Alice in Wonderland

Aaron says:

WILL WIN: Melissa Leo

SHOULD WIN: Amy Adams

WORST NOMINEE: Jacki Weaver

SBN: Imelda Staunton, Another Year

 

Best Supporting Actor

Alex says:

WILL WIN: Christian Bale

SHOULD WIN: Eh. Christian Bale, I guess.

SBN: Ned Beatty, Toy Story 3

Aaron says:

WILL WIN: Geoffrey Rush

SHOULD WIN: John Hawkes

WORST NOMINEE: Jeremy Renner

SBN: Christos Stergloglou, Dogtooth

 

Best Original Screenplay

Alex says:

WILL WIN: The King’s Speech

SHOULD WIN: The Kids Are All Right

WORST NOMINEE: Inception

SBN: Please Give

Aaron says:

WILL WIN: The King’s Speech

SHOULD WIN: Another Year (just because I love Mike Leigh always and forever and because he doesn’t really write his scripts)

WORST NOMINEE: The Kids Are All Right

SBN: Everyone Else

 

Best Adapted Screenplay

Alex says:

WILL WIN: The Social Network

SHOULD WIN: Toy Story 3

WORST NOMINEE:

SBN: I Love You Phillip Morris

Aaron says:

WILL WIN: The Social Network

SHOULD WIN: Winter’s Bone

WORST NOMINEE: The Social Network

SBN: Bluebeard

 

Best Art Direction

Alex says:

WILL WIN: The King’s Speech

SHOULD WIN: Alice in Wonderland

WORST NOMINEE: Inception

SBN: Winter’s Bone

Aaron says:

WILL WIN: The King’s Speech

SHOULD WIN: Inception (Alex, don’t hate)

WORST NOMINEE: The King’s Speech

SBN: I Am Love

 

Best Cinematography

Alex says:

WILL WIN: Black Swan

SHOULD WIN: I’m not wild about any of these.

WORST NOMINEE: The King’s Speech

SBN: Shutter Island

Aaron says:

WILL WIN: The King’s Speech

SHOULD WIN: I agree with you, Alex. None of these are great. But I love lots of things that Roger Deakins does so I’ll pick True Grit

WORST NOMINEE: Black Swan

SBN: White Material

 

Best Score

Alex says:

WILL WIN: The Social Network

SHOULD WIN: The Social Network

WORST NOMINEE: The King’s Speech

SBN: John Adams for I Am Love

Aaron says:

WILL WIN: The King’s Speech

SHOULD WIN: Inception

WORST NOMINEE: Black Swan

SBN: John Adams for I Am Love

 

Best Documentary Feature

Alex says:

WILL WIN: Inside Job

SHOULD WIN: Exit through the Gift Shop

WORST NOMINEE: Restrepo

SBN: Sweetgrass

Aaron says:

WILL WIN: Inside Job

SHOULD WIN: Exit through the Gift Shop

WORST NOMINEE: Restrepo

SBN: The Oath (I always feel very passionate about this category and aside from Exit, I feel like these nominees are dumb, boring and safe. I think Inside Job is good, but is very dry. I think Sweetgrass would have been a brilliant nominee too, Alex.)

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About Aaron & Alex

We're two highly opinionated, movie-going, liberal, cynical, (single) New York Jews who like to bitch about movies.
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