2011 Oscar Winners and My Oscar Predictions Results!

Natalie Portman wins Best Actress Oscar for her performance in Black Swan.

Natalie Portman wins Best Actress Oscar for her performance in Black Swan.

Well, Oscar has come and gone for another year and it was a rather low key event. Anne Hathaway and James Franco scored an A from me, and the musical numbers, the montages and the tributes were par for the course but also enjoyable and nostalgic to watch. Except for notables like Sandra Bullock and Halle Berry, there was a notable lack of mega watt stars this year, but the talent was outstanding, the performances Oscar worthy and the movies — well the movies as always are why we are here.

Are you wondering how I did with my predictions? Here’s the final tally. Out of the 20 categories I made predictions for I made 15 correct predictions. 15 out of 20 isn’t bad. There are 24 categories altogether, but I didn’t predict 4 of those categories since I didn’t see any of the films in those categories. So overall, 15 out of a total of 24 ain’t bad. Guess I better make a point of rounding out my film viewing regimen and add some more documentaries and short films! How did you do with your predictions? I’d love to hear from you!

Colin Firth wins Best Actor Oscar for his role in The Kings Speech.

Colin Firth wins Best Actor Oscar for his role in The King's Speech.

So without further ado, here are the 2011 Oscar winners list along with my predictions.

Actor in a Leading Role

Javier Bardem in “Biutiful”

Jeff Bridges in “True Grit”

Jesse Eisenberg in “The Social Network”

Colin Firth in “The King’s Speech” ***WINNER*** Also my pick to win! πŸ™‚

James Franco in “127 Hours”

Actor in a Supporting Role

Christian Bale in “The Fighter” ***WINNER*** Also my pick to win! πŸ™‚

John Hawkes in “Winter’s Bone”

Jeremy Renner in “The Town”

Mark Ruffalo in “The Kids Are All Right”

Geoffrey Rush in “The King’s Speech”

Actress in a Leading Role

Annette Bening in “The Kids Are All Right”

Nicole Kidman in “Rabbit Hole”

Jennifer Lawrence in “Winter’s Bone”

Natalie Portman in “Black Swan” ***WINNER!*** Also my pick to win! πŸ™‚

Michelle Williams in “Blue Valentine”

Actress in a Supporting Role

Amy Adams in “The Fighter”

Helena Bonham Carter in “The King’s Speech” –> My pick to win. πŸ™

Melissa Leo in “The Fighter” ***WINNER*** Also F-BOMB dropper and Scandalous Oscar Speeches 2011 Winner!

Hailee Steinfeld in “True Grit”

Jacki Weaver in “Animal Kingdom”

Animated Feature Film

“How to Train Your Dragon” Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois

“The Illusionist” Sylvain Chomet

“Toy Story 3” Lee Unkrich ***WINNER!*** Also my pick to win! J

Art Direction

Alice in Wonderland” ***WINNER!*** Also my pick to win! πŸ™‚
Production Design: Robert Stromberg; Set Decoration: Karen O’Hara

“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1”
Production Design: Stuart Craig; Set Decoration: Stephenie McMillan

Production Design: Guy Hendrix Dyas; Set Decoration: Larry Dias and Doug Mowat

“The King’s Speech”
Production Design: Eve Stewart; Set Decoration: Judy Farr

“True Grit”
Production Design: Jess Gonchor; Set Decoration: Nancy Haigh


“Black Swan” Matthew Libatique

“Inception” Wally Pfister ***WINNER!*** also my pick to win! πŸ™‚

“The King’s Speech” Danny Cohen

“The Social Network” Jeff Cronenweth

“True Grit” Roger Deakins

Costume Design

Alice in Wonderland” Colleen Atwood ***WINNER!*** Also my pick to win! πŸ™‚

“I Am Love” Antonella Cannarozzi

“The King’s Speech” Jenny Beavan

“The Tempest” Sandy Powell

“True Grit” Mary Zophres


“Black Swan” Darren Aronofsky

“The Fighter” David O. Russell

“The King’s Speech” Tom Hooper ***WINNER!*** Also my pick to win! πŸ™‚

“The Social Network” David Fincher

“True Grit” Joel Coen and Ethan Coen

Documentary (Feature) – I did not predict this category

“Exit through the Gift Shop” Banksy and Jaimie D’Cruz

“Gasland” Josh Fox and Trish Adlesic

“Inside Job” Charles Ferguson and Audrey Marrs ***WINNER!***

“Restrepo” Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger

Waste LandLucy Walker and Angus Aynsley

Documentary (Short Subject) – I did not predict this category

“Killing in the Name” Jed Rothstein

“Poster Girl” Sara Nesson and Mitchell W. Block

“Strangers No More” Karen Goodman and Kirk Simon ***WINNER!***

“Sun Come Up” Jennifer Redfearn and Tim Metzger

“The Warriors of Qiugang” Ruby Yang and Thomas Lennon

Film Editing

“Black Swan” Andrew Weisblum

“The Fighter” Pamela Martin

“The King’s Speech” Tariq Anwar

“127 Hours” Jon Harris Γ  My pick to win. πŸ™

“The Social Network” Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter ***WINNER!***

Foreign Language Film

“Biutiful” Mexico Γ  My pick to win. πŸ™

“Dogtooth” Greece

“In a Better World” Denmark ***WINNER!***

“Incendies” Canada

“Outside the Law (Hors-la-loi)” Algeria


“Barney’s Version” Adrien Morot

“The Way Back” Edouard F. Henriques, Gregory Funk and Yolanda Toussieng

“The Wolfman” Rick Baker and Dave Elsey ***WINNER!*** Also my pick to win! πŸ™‚

Music (Original Score)

“How to Train Your Dragon” John Powell

“Inception” Hans Zimmer

“The King’s Speech” Alexandre Desplat

“127 Hours” A.R. Rahman

“The Social Network” Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross ***WINNER!* Also my pick to win! πŸ™‚

Music (Original Song)

“Coming Home” from “Country Strong” Music and Lyric by Tom Douglas, Troy Verges and Hillary Lindsey

“I See the Light” from “Tangled” Music by Alan Menken Lyric by Glenn Slater Γ  My pick to win. πŸ™

“If I Rise” from “127 Hours” Music by A.R. Rahman Lyric by Dido and Rollo Armstrong

“We Belong Together” from “Toy Story 3” Music and Lyric by Randy Newman ***WINNER!***

Best Picture

“Black Swan” Mike Medavoy, Brian Oliver and Scott Franklin, Producers

“The Fighter” David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman and Mark Wahlberg, Producers

“Inception” Emma Thomas and Christopher Nolan, Producers

“The Kids Are All Right” Gary Gilbert, Jeffrey Levy-Hinte and Celine Rattray, Producers

“The King’s Speech” Iain Canning, Emile Sherman and Gareth Unwin, Producers ***WINNER!*** also my pick to win! πŸ™‚

“127 Hours” Christian Colson, Danny Boyle and John Smithson, Producers

“The Social Network” Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca and CeΓ‘n Chaffin, Producers

“Toy Story 3” Darla K. Anderson, Producer

“True Grit” Scott Rudin, Ethan Coen and Joel Coen, Producers

“Winter’s Bone” Anne Rosellini and Alix Madigan-Yorkin, Producers

Short Film (Animated) – I did not predict this category

“Day & Night” Teddy Newton

“The Gruffalo” Jakob Schuh and Max Lang

“Let’s Pollute” Geefwee Boedoe

“The Lost Thing” Shaun Tan and Andrew Ruhemann ***WINNER!***

Madagascar, carnet de voyage (Madagascar, a Journey Diary)” Bastien Dubois

Short Film (Live Action) – I did not predict this category

“The Confession” Tanel Toom

“The Crush” Michael Creagh

“God of Love” Luke Matheny ***WINNER!***

“Na Wewe” Ivan Goldschmidt

“Wish 143” Ian Barnes and Samantha Waite

Sound Editing

“Inception” Richard King ***WINNER!*** Also my pick to win! πŸ™‚

“Toy Story 3” Tom Myers and Michael Silvers

“Tron: Legacy” Gwendolyn Yates Whittle and Addison Teague

“True Grit” Skip Lievsay and Craig Berkey

“Unstoppable” Mark P. Stoeckinger

Sound Mixing

“Inception” Lora Hirschberg, Gary A. Rizzo and Ed Novick ***WINNER!*** Also my pick to win! πŸ™‚

“The King’s Speech” Paul Hamblin, Martin Jensen and John Midgley

“Salt” Jeffrey J. Haboush, Greg P. Russell, Scott Millan and William Sarokin

“The Social Network” Ren Klyce, David Parker, Michael Semanick and Mark Weingarten

“True Grit” Skip Lievsay, Craig Berkey, Greg Orloff and Peter F. Kurland

Visual Effects

Alice in Wonderland” Ken Ralston, David Schaub, Carey Villegas and Sean Phillips Γ  My pick to win. πŸ™

“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1” Tim Burke, John Richardson, Christian Manz and Nicolas Aithadi

“Hereafter” Michael Owens, Bryan Grill, Stephan Trojansky and Joe Farrell

“Inception” Paul Franklin, Chris Corbould, Andrew Lockley and Peter Bebb ***WINNER!***

“Iron Man 2” Janek Sirrs, Ben Snow, Ged Wright and Daniel Sudick

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

“127 Hours” Screenplay by Danny Boyle & Simon Beaufoy

“The Social Network” Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin ***WINNER!*** also my pick to win! πŸ™‚

“Toy Story 3” Screenplay by Michael Arndt; Story by John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich

“True Grit” Written for the screen by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen

“Winter’s Bone” Adapted for the screen by Debra Granik & Anne Rosellini

Writing (Original Screenplay)

“Another Year” Written by Mike Leigh

“The Fighter” Screenplay by Scott Silver and Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson;
Story by Keith Dorrington & Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson

“Inception” Written by Christopher Nolan Γ  My pick to win. πŸ™

“The Kids Are All Right” Written by Lisa Cholodenko & Stuart Blumberg

“The King’s Speech” Screenplay by David Seidler ***WINNER!***

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