Saturday, February 26, 2011

Academy Awards Predictions

So I might watch most of it since the Oscars seems like they are trying to make the Oscars less boring this year. I hope there are surprises, it seems like the Academy Awards are always very predictable.

Best Picture- Will Win: The King's Speech. Should Win: Toy Story 3. The King's Speech is the type of film they usually go for. An animated movie has never won before, and if Toy Story 3 doesn't win then one probably never will. With the Oscars wanting a bigger audience though, and going younger with Anne Hathaway and James Franco hosting, Toy Story 3 could be ripe for an upset that would make big headlines. They could honor the franchise that put Pixar on the map, and one of the most emotional movies of the year that famously had adults crying. Probably not though. The King's Speech will probably win, but it doesn't seem all that special. Toy Story 3 will stand the test of time, while The King's Speech may fade away like so many other Best Picture winners. [Surprising fact about this category...The Kids Are Alright is the only nominee that was filmed in Los Angeles. LA losing it's touch? Probably just too expensive to film there.]

Leading Actress- Will Win: Natalie Portman. Should Win: Natalie Portman. Black Swan deserves something and Natalie Portman is one of the reasons it was so great.

Leading Actor- Will Win: Colin Firth. Should Win: Colin Firth. Colin Firth has never won an Oscar before, and this has been the most obvious choice. Much like Sandra Bullock, he is very popular and will get his award.

The funniest Oscar moment: South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker spoof the infamous Jennifer Lopez dress.

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