The 83rd Oscars

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  1. ShadowSoldier

    ShadowSoldier GBAtemp Guru

    Oct 8, 2009
    List got released:

    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”
    * James Franco in “127 Hours”

    Actor in a Supporting Role

    * Christian Bale in “The Fighter”
    * 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”
    * Michelle Williams in “Blue Valentine”

    Actress in a Supporting Role

    * Amy Adams in “The Fighter”
    * Helena Bonham Carter in “The King's Speech”
    * Melissa Leo in “The Fighter”
    * 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

    Art Direction

    * “Alice in Wonderland”
    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
    * “Inception”
    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
    * “The King's Speech” Danny Cohen
    * “The Social Network” Jeff Cronenweth
    * “True Grit” Roger Deakins

    Costume Design

    * “Alice in Wonderland” Colleen Atwood
    * “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
    * “The Social Network” David Fincher
    * “True Grit” Joel Coen and Ethan Coen

    Documentary (Feature)

    * “Exit through the Gift Shop” Banksy and Jaimie D'Cruz
    * “Gasland” Josh Fox and Trish Adlesic
    * “Inside Job” Charles Ferguson and Audrey Marrs
    * “Restrepo” Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger
    * “Waste Land” Lucy Walker and Angus Aynsley

    Documentary (Short Subject)

    * “Killing in the Name” Nominees to be determined
    * “Poster Girl” Nominees to be determined
    * “Strangers No More” Karen Goodman and Kirk Simon
    * “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
    * “The Social Network” Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter

    Foreign Language Film

    * “Biutiful” Mexico
    * “Dogtooth” Greece
    * “In a Better World” Denmark
    * “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

    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

    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
    * “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

    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
    * “127 Hours” Christian Colson, Danny Boyle and John Smithson, Producers
    * “The Social Network” Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca and Ceán 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)

    * “Day & Night” Teddy Newton
    * “The Gruffalo” Jakob Schuh and Max Lang
    * “Let's Pollute” Geefwee Boedoe
    * “The Lost Thing” Shaun Tan and Andrew Ruhemann
    * “Madagascar, carnet de voyage (Madagascar, a Journey Diary)” Bastien Dubois

    Short Film (Live Action)

    * “The Confession” Tanel Toom
    * “The Crush” Michael Creagh
    * “God of Love” Luke Matheny
    * “Na Wewe” Ivan Goldschmidt
    * “Wish 143” Ian Barnes and Samantha Waite

    Sound Editing

    * “Inception” Richard King
    * “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
    * “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
    * “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1” Tim Burke, John Richardson, Christian Manz and Nicolas Aithadi
    * “Hereafter” Michael Owens, Bryan Grill, Stephan Trojanski and Joe Farrell
    * “Inception” Paul Franklin, Chris Corbould, Andrew Lockley and Peter Bebb
    * “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
    * “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
    * “The Kids Are All Right” Written by Lisa Cholodenko & Stuart Blumberg
    * “The King's Speech” Screenplay by David Seidler

    Honestly, I'm shocked Nolan isn't nominated for Director for Inception, same with the Dark Knight, wasn't nominated for that either. Personally, I just want Toy Story 3, The Social Network, and Inception to just do well. Toy Story 3 should win the Animation Award, easily the best out of the 3.
  2. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip Reporter
    Nov 21, 2005
    United States
    I guess this just validates my personally held belief that the oscars have not been relevant (so much as being able to point me towards a film I might enjoy) for many years.

    A pity, I am always on the lookout for films I might have missed.
  3. AsPika2219

    AsPika2219 Pikachu going beach!

    Jun 17, 2010
    Cats City
    Is time to waiting for academy awards aired on Star Movies this February! [​IMG]
  4. RE4zombie

    RE4zombie GBAtemp Regular

    Aug 24, 2010
    United States
    Raccoon City
    I'm so glad that Trent Reznor got nominated for Best Score for The Social Network. It's another great way for Nine Inch Nails' mastermind to give the record labels and the RIAA a resounding FUCK YOU after leaking his music and DVDs on torrent sites and releasing The Slip for free.
  5. ShadowSoldier

    ShadowSoldier GBAtemp Guru

    Oct 8, 2009
    All though I hate Trent, Social Network did a really great job with the Soundtrack. It really set the mood perfectly for whatever was going on in the film.

    From the films that I seen this year, this is a tough decision for Best Picture. I honestly have no idea who to vote for if I had to.
  6. nasune

    nasune GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Sep 13, 2009
    You know, it's funny but from all of these movies I've only seen three (namely Inception, Harry Potter, and Iron Man 2). And of these the only one that I liked was inception (the others were not bad, but I'm pissed about the dragging on in HP and Iron Man 2 just missed something) only thing that bothered me about Inception was the lack of truly dreamlike worlds (I mean were inside a dream, make someone fly, or give me a fairy tale like environment, though Limbo was cool). So I'll be rooting for Inception, because that is the only one I know and like enough (though I hope to see Tron soon).
  7. Vidboy10

    Vidboy10 Tsardom

    Dec 15, 2008
    Vancouver, B.C
    Why the hell is "The kids are alright" nominated for best picture?

    I really, REALLY, hope TKS wins best picture, its a masterpiece of cinema.
  8. KingdomBlade

    KingdomBlade Blade v3+ (I R SHMEXY)

    Apr 24, 2009
    In Vulpes' Fur
    I genuinely liked "The Kids Are All Right". It was nominated due to its obvious social relevance.

    The best part about The King's Speech is obviously the masterful acting of Firth. It was a fantastic performance that will likely win Best Actor. The problem with it in general is its reliance on period. While the movie is fantastic, The Social Network is quite possibly the most relevant movie of this year. It's plot is excellent and it had good acting. (well executed, but not as memorable as Firth) As you can remember, the movies that won in previous years mostly had something to do with social relevance, as I had said. Crash. Slumdog Millionare. Hurt Locker. Titanic. Schindler's List. Rain Man. Gandhi. While The King's Speech is excellent, The Social Network is the most likely winner.

    If there is anything that does stand any chance to beat The Social Network and The King's Speech, it would be Black Swan and True Grit. They both have extremely dedicated fanbases and a huge following, and they are both fantastically directed movies.

    For Directing, I would say Fincher, Hooper and Aronofsky have equal chances of winning. It's anyone's game in my opinion for now.

    You don't even have to talk about Animated Picture. Toy Story 3 will win. (although my friend seems convinced How to Train Your Dragon will win)

    Actually, since I'm bored, I'll post who's likely to win. And the possible spoiler.

    Best Picture: The Social Network
    Spoiler: The King's Speech

    Best Director: Aronofsky, Fincher and Hooper
    Spoiler: Coen Brothers

    Best Actor: Colin Firth
    Spoiler: Jesse Eisenberg, James Franco

    Best Actress: Natalie Portman
    Spoiler: Anette Bening

    Best Supporting Actor: Christian Bale
    Spoiler: Geoffry Rush

    Best Supporting Actress: Hailee Steinfeld
    Spoiler: Melissa Leo

    Best Animated Picture: Toy Story 3
    Spoiler: None (like How to Train Your Dragon or Illusionist will actually win)

    Best Adapted Screenplay: The Social Network
    Spoiler: 127 Hours, True Grit

    Best Original Screenplay: The King's Speech
    Spoiler: The Fighter

    Cinematography: Every movie has a too good a chance, but True Grit or King's Speech both have good chances.

    Editing: The Social Network
    Spoiler: 127 Hours

    Art Direction: Inception and The King's Speech
    Spoiler: True Grit

    Costume Design: Alice in Wonderland
    Spoiler: True Grit, The King's Speech

    Foreign Language: Biutiful (but it's the only one I've seen so..)

    Makeup: Don't Really Care.

    Original Score: The Social Network and Inception
    Spoiler: All the rest but "How to Train Your Dragon"

    Original Song: We Belong Together
    Spoilers: If I Rise

    Sound Editing: Inception
    Spoiler: True Grit

    Sound Mixing: Inception and The Social Network
    Spoilers: True Grit

    Visual Effects: Inception
    Spoilers: TRON: Legacy, Alice in Wonderland

    Haven't watched any shorts so I can't comment, and none of the documentaries either.
  9. GundamXXX

    GundamXXX Ergo Ego

    Sep 25, 2007
    We need something like Oscars for games ;<

    Yes I know loads of GOTY compitions are there but a big on, on TV and red carpet and stuff would be awesome
  10. ShadowSoldier

    ShadowSoldier GBAtemp Guru

    Oct 8, 2009
    It's called the Video Game Awards and it fucking sucks.
  11. Arm73

    Arm73 GBAtemp Addict

    Mar 4, 2006
    Hollywood is full of crap.
    This big budgets , mass produced for mass market audience just don't cut it for me anymore.
    God bless Netflix instant, for all those Indie foreign movies that even made on a badget, usually rely on a good story and good acting to get your attention rather that a multi million dollars in special effects and production.
    I used to care, but homestly, there are so many good , underrated movies out there.
    That said, I enjoyed Inception and I wish it to do well.
  12. GundamXXX

    GundamXXX Ergo Ego

    Sep 25, 2007
    Obviously cuz I never heard of it :X
    Well I might have heard of it but I thought it was something Gamespot does online lol
  13. ShadowSoldier

    ShadowSoldier GBAtemp Guru

    Oct 8, 2009
    No, it's something SpikeTV does, awards show and all that stuff. Its still bad.
  14. Jakob95

    Jakob95 I am the Avatar

    Jan 15, 2009
    United States
    New York City
    Why is the Social Network so hyped? I watched it and found it the most boring movie I have ever seen I was about to get up and leave the movie half way through it in the theaters.
  15. KingdomBlade

    KingdomBlade Blade v3+ (I R SHMEXY)

    Apr 24, 2009
    In Vulpes' Fur
    Because it has social relevance. Nearly everyone has Facebook nowadays, and it's beautifully acted, scripted and scored.
  16. BionicC

    BionicC GBAtemp Regular

    Sep 14, 2006
    Exit through the Gift Shop is ACE. I'm still not convinced it even IS a documentary; I suspect it's mostly staged and acted, and Banksy is trolling everyone on a major scale (seriously, imagine if it WON AN OSCAR and was later revealed to be fake?)
  17. AsPika2219

    AsPika2219 Pikachu going beach!

    Jun 17, 2010
    Cats City
    Alright! Is time to watching Academy Awards live today! [​IMG]
  18. Stevetry

    Stevetry Most perverted person in GBATEMP

    Jan 15, 2009
    the same people always win
  19. Guild McCommunist

    Guild McCommunist (not on boat)

    May 6, 2009
    United States
    The Danger Zone
    My predictions:

    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Inception got snubbed for so much. They hate Christopher Nolan like all hell, the Dark Knight got snubbed for a lot too outside of Best Supporting Actor and that's only really because Heath Ledger died.

    Odds are the sweeper is gonna be The King's Speech with True Grit and The Social Network doing well.

    The King's Speech just seems to be made to win Oscars and I really have a personal hatred for movies that do that. They're artsy as all hell but damn boring. I'd really be rooting for Inception (probably my personal favorite of 2010), although True Grit was great and The Social Network looks really good.

    No cinematography nomination for Scott Pilgrim sucks though, definitely was done very well in that respect.

    Generally I don't care for these awards things, they're usually full of crap. Good movies often get snubbed and the awards only go to the movies that basically just get critics hard, not movies that people actually like.
  20. TehSkull

    TehSkull Living the life

    Nov 29, 2009
    United States
    Out of all the movies nominated, I've only watched Toy Story 3, The Social Network, Inception, and How to Train Your Dragon.

    Are any of the other movies(most of which I've never even heard of) worth watching?