Right after this year’s Academy Award nominees were announced, Locke and I entered our predictions for the biggest categories into redbox’s Movie Awards Game. He and I chose the same winners for every slot except one:
Best Actor – Colin Firth, The King’s Speech
Best Actress – Natalie Portman, Black Swan
Best Supporting Actor – Christian Bale, The Fighter
Best Animated Feature – Toy Story 3
Best Directing – David Fincher, The Social Network
Best Picture – The King’s Speech
For Best Supporting Actress, I picked Hailee Steinfeld in True Grit and he picked Melissa Leo in The Fighter. However, to be real honest with you, at this point I’m most curious to see if our man Raul sweeps again!
I stand by all of my original picks, though I think Fincher might lose out to Tom Hooper for Best Directing, as The King’s Speech has been on quite a roll lately.
We’ll see tonight when the 83rd annual Academy Awards airs at 8 PM ET on ABC.
On a related note, I’m experiencing a huge logistical FAIL because I’ll be en route from Arizona this evening! I guess that gives me an excuse to fast-forward through any boring parts once I get home… but this show is usually one I like to watch real-time, so I’m bummed and mad at myself.
Here’s hoping new hosts James Franco and Anne Hathaway keep us entertained, and that there are at least a few surprises. Enjoy the show!
Last chance to enter YOUR picks into the redbox Movie Awards Game!