Versus: The 83rd Academy Award Predictions
The Social Network vs. The King's Speech
There will be blood! Harvard geek is everyone’s favorite, but King George VI has its army and could sweep this whole thing. Both movies achieved critical praises and tons of winning from previous awards and with fine plot, excellent cast, distinct-not to mention their creativeness in modifying the facts (both are ‘based on true story’ movies which are not 100% reliable and stick to the real story), The Social Network and The King’s Speech has the same chance to win this most prestigious category on Oscar.
BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Colin Firth vs. Javier Bardem
Playing the role of a stutter king, Colin Firth absorbs all the attention and successfully getting our sympathy. How at last in his victorious moment, Firth made King George VI soared in his humanity. As the king’s contender, Javier Bardem played Uxbal who emotionally and physically fought cancer, tried to make things better while the clock is ticking. The final result from this ‘clash of the sick’ is hard to be determined.
BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Natalie Portman vs. Annette Bening
Who would’ve thought Natalie Portman being a skinny ballerina who gave it all in a thrilling and ravishing performance of a lifetime? Or Annette Bening playing a role of protective and conservative suburb lesbian mother along with her partner try to keep the kids from unveils the truth of their sperm donor father? Both performers are astonishing, unbelievably raw but somehow Portman got the X factor to nail this category.
BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Christian Bale vs. John Hawkes
Portraits it perfectly, Christian Bale blew us through his act as a temperamental falling boxer who is also a drug addict trying to get back under the spotlight. On the same category, John Hawkes in his simplicity but can move the ground plays the role of Teardrop. This is a 60-40 chance of winning.
BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Melissa Leo vs. Amy Adams
Looks like the catfight between ‘monster-in-law’ and girlfriend comes to reality! Who will win this time? Unlike the movie where they finally united as one to support the same person they love, in Oscars someone has to claim to the spot and it’s not easy.
David Fincher vs. Tom Hooper
It would be harder if Christopher Nolan is in the category, and although I adore Aronofsky and Hooper’s style but no one can deny that David Fincher is in the game and he’ll do anything to win!
Black Swan vs. Inception
There is a grey area in here. Black Swan delivered great pictures and unique camera angle, but Inception raised the bar for every cinematographer to push it even better. Some techniques are unusual and never seen on pictures before.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I vs. Alice in Wonderland
Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland has a winning point in color effects inside the décor of his own version and interpretation. However Harry Potter has a great design too and with both hands they could win this award.
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
The Social Network vs. 127 Hours
They have the best script for the best adapted movies of the year! No more left to say.
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
The Social Network vs. 127 Hours
The score is just flawless. Original score helps to build the emotion and from that definition, these movies have the best of it.
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
Toy Story 3 vs. How to Train Your Dragon
These animations emerge as a symbol of love and loyalty. Both are excellent, but Toy Story 3 can walk away easily with the trophy.
To see the complete list of nominations, visit:http://www.oscars.org/awards/academyawards/83/nominees.html