Jill has some thoughts about the telecast itself:
While I thought it was appropriate for the Academy to add some pep and, dare I say, youth to the Oscar telecast this year, they have a ways to go in perfecting their strategy. I agree with Roger Ebert’s earlier remark about this telecast being one of the weakest in recent years, however, I by no means blame the very charming hosting pair of Anne Hathaway and James Franco. I do hope we see them again…backed by better writers, directors, and producers. Believe me, I have more to say about this, as well as the Academy’s picks this year for Oscar winners, but it’s best to mull these things over for a day (and prepare for the inevitable sh*tstorm on the internet tomorrow). Plus, this working girl (and boy) needs their beauty rest. More to come tomorrow!!!!
But before we leave you for the evening, on to the exciting part- whether we were successful at picking the winners!
Here is our prediction list; bask in our excellence in correctly guessing the choices of Hollywood!
For a total, we got 19 out of 24 categories correct! That’s pretty good, but it also shows how predictable the awards ended up being this year, especially as the four acting categories were locks from early fall.
Best Actor: Colin Firth, The King’s Speech – Correct!
Best Supporting Actor: Christian Bale, The Fighter – Correct!
Best Actress: Natalie Portman, Black Swan – Correct!
Best Supporting Actress: Melissa Leo, The Fighter –Correct!
Best Picture: The King’s Speech – Correct!
Best Animated Feature: Toy Story 3 – Correct!
Art Direction: Alice in Wonderland – Correct!
Cinematography: Inception –Correct!
Costume Design: Alice in Wonderland- Correct!
Best Director: Tom Hooper, The King’s Speech – Correct!
Best Documentary Feature: Inside Job – Correct!
Best Documentary-Short Subject: Strangers No More- Wrong.
Film Editing: The Social Network – Correct!
Best foreign language film: In a Better World – Wrong.
Makeup: The Wolfman- Correct!
Best Original Score: The Social Network- Correct!
Best Original Song: “We Belong Together” from Toy Story 3 – Correct!
Best Animated Short: The Lost Thing Wrong.
Best Live Action Short Film: God of Love- Correct!
Sound Editing: Inception – Correct!
Sound Mixing: Inception – Wrong.
Visual Effects: Inception – Correct!
Adapted Screenplay: The Social Network – Correct!
Original Screenplay: Inception – Bullshit! (Also, Wrong.)
Thank you to all who followed us on Facebook tonight! It was fun!