26 January 2011

Oscar Contest





I'm using the six major awards plus a tie breaker for this year's contest.  Put your choices in comments or email me in the next 20 days.  I'll remind you at regular intervals to get your guesses in.  For those who want to make it "interesting" and actually know my address (or ask for it), send a dollar.  The collection will be forwarded to the eventual winner, even if they don't know my address.  I'll get theirs.


Best Motion Picture of the Year

• Black Swan
• The Fighter
• Inception
• The Kids Are All Right
• The King's Speech
• 127 Hours
• The Social Network
• Toy Story 3
• True Grit
• Winter's Bone


Achievement in Directing

• Darren Aronofsky, Black Swan
• David O. Russell, The Fighter
• Tom Hooper, The King's Speech
• David Fincher, The Social Network
• Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, True Grit

Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

• Javier Bardem, Biutiful
• Jeff Bridges, True Grit
• Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network
• Colin Firth, The King's Speech
• James Franco, 127 Hours

Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

• Christian Bale, The Fighter
• John Hawkes, Winter's Bone
• Jeremy Renner, The Town
• Mark Ruffalo, The Kids Are All Right
• Geoffrey Rush, The King's Speech

Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

• Annette Bening, The Kids Are All Right
• Nicole Kidman, Rabbit Hole
• Jennifer Lawrence, Winter's Bone
• Natalie Portman, Black Swan
• Michelle Wiliams, Blue Valentine


Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

• Amy Adams, The Fighter
• Helena Bonham Carter, The King's Speech
• Melissa Leo, The Fighter
• Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit
• Jacki Weaver, Animal Kingdom


Tie Breaker – Film with most Oscars & How Many

13 comments:

Nick said...

Best Motion Picture of the Year
• The King's Speech

Achievement in Directing
• David Fincher, The Social Network

Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
• Colin Firth, The King's Speech

Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
• Christian Bale, The Fighter

Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
• Natalie Portman, Black Swan

Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
• Helena Bonham Carter, The King's Speech

Tie Breaker
Film with most Oscars - The Social Network with 6 wins

I don't know how many dollar bills Imight win, but here are my guesses

Jamie said...

This one is for honor only, but there is a $10,000 contest being run by Roger Ebert. Just click on link.

Jamie said...

Best Motion Picture of the Year
• The King's Speech

Achievement in Directing
• Darren Aronofsky, Black Swan

Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
• Colin Firth, The King's Speech

Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

• Geoffrey Rush, The King's Speech

Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
• Nicole Kidman, Rabbit Hole

Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
• Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit

Tie Breaker – Film with most Oscars & How Many
The King's Speech - 6

prem adheesh lekhi said...

THE KING'S SPEECH
TOM HOOPER
COLIN FIRTH
CHRISTIAN BALE
NATALIE PORTMAN
MELISSA LEO

THEKING'S SPEECH=8

Jamie said...

jamie:
picture - king's speech
director - tom hooper king's speech
actor - colin firth king's speech
supporting actor - geoffrey rush king's speech
actress - natalie portman black swan
supporting actress - hailee steinfeld true grit
most oscars - king's speech
how many - a gazillion

Patd

Jamie said...

From Craig Crawford

Best Motion Picture of the Year
• The King's Speech
Achievement in Directing
• David Fincher, The Social Network
Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
• Colin Firth, The King's Speech
Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
• Christian Bale, The Fighter
Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
• Natalie Portman, Black Swan
Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
• Helena Bonham Carter, The King's Speech
Tie Breaker – Film with most Oscars & How Many
The King's Speech -- 4

Jamie said...

From Pogo

Best Motion Picture - True Grit. (Even with 10 of them, the only ones I've seen (well, not really seen these, but...) are the ORIGINAL True Grit and the 2 prior Toy Stories (LP: was of the age then), and animation is fun, but really)
Achievement in Directing - The Coens - True Grit (Same explanation as BMP)
Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Jeff Bridges (Only know 3 - Firth has a funny accent and Franco isn't much of an actor IMHO)
Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role - Geoffrey Rush - The King's Speech (Only know 2 of them, and despite his funny accent, Rush is twice the actor that Bale is - but if they'd starred opposite each other in The Fighter, Bale woulda kicked his ass)
Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Nicole Kidman, Rabbit Hole (This one was really tough - of the 3 nominees I know, I love Annette Bening and Natalie Portman...yowza, but there's just something about Nicole - maybe it's the accent)
Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role - Amy Adams, The Fighter (Couldn't pick any of them out of a lineup except Amy Adams, but liked her Amelia Earhart)
Tie Breaker - The King's Speech - 5 (I'm not stupid enough not to pick that one ... but I'd be happy if True Grit won - having seen the original and all)
:-)

Jamie said...

From Exrepublican

Best Movie The King's Speech
Director David Russel
Actor Jeff Bridges
Sup Actor Jeremy Renner
Actress Annette Bening
Sup Actress Amy Adams
Most gold The King's Speech - 4

George Monkey said...

Here are the Oscar Picks from George Monkey:

Best Picture : The King's Speech

Best Director : David Fincher, The Social Network

Best Actor : Colin Firth

Best Supporting Actor: Christian Bale

Best Actress: Natalie Portman

Best Supporting Actress: Melissa Leo

Most Oscars: The King's Speech, 5.

Anonymous said...

Scooter say:

Picture: "The King's Speech
Actor: Colin Firth
Actress: Natalie Portman
Supporting Actor: Christian Bale
Supporting Actress: Melissa Leo
Director: Tom Hooper

Tie Breaker: "Inception" with 6

dvddelirium@yahoo.com

Phil said...

Best Motion Picture of the Year
• The King's Speech

Achievement in Directing
• David Fincher, The Social Network

Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
• Colin Firth, The King's Speech

Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
• Christian Bale, The Fighter

Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
• Natalie Portman, Black Swan

Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
• Melissa Leo, The Fighter

King's Speech = 5


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Donna said...

Best Motion Picture of the Year
• The King's Speech

Achievement in Directing
• David Fincher, The Social Network

Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
• Colin Firth, The King's Speech

Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
• Christian Bale, The Fighter

Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
• Natalie Portman, Black Swan

Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
• Melissa Leo, The Fighter
Tie Breaker
Film with most Oscars - The King's Speech with 5 WINS

Klaus said...

THE KING'S SPEECH
TOM HOOPER
COLIN FIRTH
CHRISTIAN BALE
NATALIE PORTMAN
HENELA B. CARTER

THEKING'S SPEECH=6