Posted by: Trisha Leigh | January 26, 2011

It’s Award Season…and YOU COULD WIN STUFF

I love movies. Duh, right? I have a degree in film (which doesn’t mean I know anything, promise), and I love awards season. It’s silly, it’s frilly, it’s fraught with favoritism and injustice…so what’s not to love?

The 2011 Oscar nominations came out today and I thought, why not have a contest? I’m having an Oscar party this year, and there will be door prizes (and wine!). It got me thinking…why not share the love with the readers of my ranting blog? All you have to do to enter is leave a comment with your picks in the categories listed below. The contest will open today, January 26, and end Saturday, Feb 26th at 11:59pm. This gives you plenty of time to see the performances and/or films you’ve missed. I still have a couple to see as well. You receive one point per category for choosing the winner, two points for choosing the correct Best Picture, making a possible 10 points for a perfect prediction!

The winner will receive a DVD copy of the Best Picture nominee of their choice, a copy of the novel that spawned (my own picks for) Best Adapted Screenplay of their choice, and a $20 movie theatre gift card.

1 – BEST 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)

2 – BEST 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)

3 – BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

Annette Benning (The Kids Are All Right)

Nicole Kidman (Rabbit Hole)

Jennifer Lawrence (Winter’s Bone) (If you read Hunger Games, this chick IS Katniss Everdeen).

Natalie Portman (Black Swan)

Michelle Williams (Blue Valentine)

4 – BEST 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)

5 – BEST DIRECTOR

Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan)

David O. Russell (The Fighter)

Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech)

David Fincher (The Social Network)

Joel and Ethan Coen (True Grit)

6 – BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY*

Danny Boyle and Simon Beaufoy (127 Hours)

Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network)

Michael Arndt (screenplay) John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, and Lee Unkrich (story) (Toy Story 3)

Joel and Ethan Coen (True Grit)

Debra Granik and Anne Rosellini (Winter’s Bone)

7 – BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Mike Leigh (Another Year)

Scott Silver, Paul Tamasy, and Eric Johnson (The Fighter)

Christopher Nolan (Inception)

Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg (The Kids Are All Right)

David Seidler (The King’s Speech)

8 – BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

John Powell (How to Train Your Dragon)

Hans Zimmer (Inception)

Alexandre Desplat (The King’s Speech)

A.R. Rahman (127 Hours)

Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross (The Social Network)

9 – BEST PICTURE

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

*The winner will choose a novel-to-screenplay based on my favorites of the year, listed here:

Winter’s Bone by Daniel Woodrell

Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

Dear John by Nicholas Sparks

Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

True Grit by Charles Portis

The Social Network (The Accidental Billionaires by Ben Mezrich)

There they are! Just pick one entry from each category and leave your predictions in the comments!

Come back by on Friday, January 28, when I’ll share my predictions along with who deserves to be nominated, who got snubbed, and who should take home the golden statue.

What I’m watching right this minute: Kim Clijsters (Belgium) and Aggie Radwanska (Poland) in their Quarterfinal match. Word.

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Responses

  1. Fun! Okay, here are my picks:

    Best Leading Actor: Colin Firth
    Best Supporting Actor: Geoffrey Rush
    Best Leading Actress: Natalie Portman (with hopes that Bill Cameron will forgive me)
    Best Supporting Actress: Helena Bonham Carter
    Best Director: Darren Aronfsky
    Best Adapted Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin
    Best Original Screenplay: Chris Nolan
    Best Score: John Powell
    Best Picture: King’s Speech
    Enjoy your party!

  2. Awesome! My picks:

    1 – Colin Firth
    2 – Christian Bale
    3 – Natalie Portman
    4 – Hailee Steinfeld
    5 – Darren Aronofsky
    6 – The Social Network
    7 – The Kids Are Alright
    8 – Hans Zimmer
    9 – The Social Network

  3. 1 – Eisenberg
    2 – Bale
    3 – Portman
    4 – Adams
    5 – Hooper
    6 – Social Network
    7 – Fighter
    8 – Social Network
    9 – King’s Speech

  4. OK here we go and, as promised, this is either going to be a 0 as it is COMPLETELY based on guesses or a perfect (and pyschic) score! 🙂

    1 – BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

    Colin Firth (The King’s Speech)

    2 – BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

    John Hawkes (Winter’s Bone)

    3 – BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

    Michelle Williams (Blue Valentine)

    4 – BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

    Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit)

    5 – BEST DIRECTOR

    Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan)

    6 – BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY*

    Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network)

    7 – BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

    David Seidler (The King’s Speech)

    8 – BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

    John Powell (How to Train Your Dragon)

    9 – BEST PICTURE

    The King’s Speech

  5. Best Leading Actor: Colin Firth (though I’m rooting for Eisenberg)
    Best Supporting Actor: Christian Bale
    Best Leading Actress: Natalie Portman
    Best Supporting Actress: Melissa Leo (though I preferred Amy Adams)
    Best Director: David Fincher (though Nolan was ROBBED!)
    Best Adapted Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin
    Best Original Screenplay: David Seidler (don’t know why, but he’ll take it)
    Best Score: Trent Reznor (though I want Hans Zimmer to win)
    Best Picture: King’s Speech (though I think Inception or Social Network deserves it)

  6. 1 – BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
    Colin Firth (The King’s Speech)

    2 – BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
    Christian Bale (The Fighter)

    3 – BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
    Natalie Portman (Black Swan)

    4 – BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
    Melissa Leo (The Fighter)

    5 – BEST DIRECTOR
    Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech)

    6 – BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY*
    Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network)

    7 – BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
    David Seidler (The King’s Speech)

    8 – BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
    Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross (The Social Network)

    9 – BEST PICTURE
    The King’s Speech

  7. 1 – Colin Firth
    2 – Christian Bale
    3 – Natalie Portman
    4 – Helena Bonham Carter
    5 – Darren Aronofsky
    6 – Joel and Ethan Coen
    7 – David Seidler
    8 – Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
    9 – Black Swan

  8. 1 – Colin Firth
    2 – Christian Bale
    3 – Natalie Portman
    4 – Melissa Leo
    5 – Tom Hooper
    6 – The Social Network
    7 – The King’s Speech
    8 – Alexandre Desplat
    9 – The King’s Speech

  9. 1 – BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

    Colin Firth (The King’s Speech)

    2 – BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

    Christian Bale

    3 – BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

    Natalie Portman

    4 – BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

    Hailee Steinfeld

    5 – BEST DIRECTOR

    David Fincher

    6 – BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY*

    The Social Network

    7 – BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

    The King’s Speech

    8 – BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

    The King’s Speech

    9 – BEST PICTURE

    The King’s Speech

  10. 1. Colin Firth

    2.Christian Bale

    3. Michelle Williams

    4. Hailee Steinfeld

    5. David Fincher

    6. Danny Boyle and Simon Beaufoy (127 Hours)

    7. Christopher Nolan (Inception)

    8. Hans Zimmer (Inception)

    9. The King’s Speech

    I’ve only seen like three of these movies hahaha, see you Sunday!

  11. 1 – BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
    Colin Firth (The King’s Speech)

    2 – BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
    Christian Bale (The Fighter)

    3 – BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
    Natalie Portman (Black Swan)

    4 – BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
    Melissa Leo (The Fighter)

    5 – BEST DIRECTOR
    David Fincher (The Social Network)

    6 – BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY*
    Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network)

    7 – BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
    David Seidler (The King’s Speech)

    8 – BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
    Alexandre Desplat (The King’s Speech)

    9 – BEST PICTURE
    The King’s Speech

  12. 1. Franco
    2. Firth
    3. Portman
    4. Steinfeld
    5. Coens
    6. 127
    7. Inception
    8. Zimmer
    9. King’s Speech

    You’re going to hate when I win and I’ve only seen two of these movies, aren’t you?

  13. 1 – BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
    Colin Firth (The King’s Speech)

    2 – BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
    Christian Bale (The Fighter)

    3 – BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
    Natalie Portman (Black Swan)

    4 – BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
    Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit)

    5 – BEST DIRECTOR
    Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech)

    6 – BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY*
    Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network)

    7 – BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
    David Seidler (The King’s Speech)

    8 – BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
    Alexandre Desplat (The King’s Speech)

    9 – BEST PICTURE
    The King’s Speech


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