Just for Fun – Phil’s 2011 Oscar predictions

Just for Fun – Phil’s 2011 Oscar predictions

It’s not all law, law, law – here are my predictions for the Oscars.

There is barely a cigarette paper between The Kings Speech, The Social Network and Inception for many of the big awards but I think that Colin Firth is going to reign supreme (sorry I could not resist it!), and bring it home for London.

Here are my thoughts on all the categories:

Actor in a Leading Role

  • Colin Firth in “The King’s Speech”

Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Christian Bale in “The Fighter”

Actress in a Leading Role

  • Natalie Portman in “Black Swan”

Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Melissa Leo in “The Fighter”

Animated Feature Film

  •  “Toy Story 3” Lee Unkrich

Art Direction

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


  • “Black Swan” Matthew Libatique

Costume Design

  •  “The King’s Speech” Jenny Beavan


  •  “The King’s Speech” Tom Hooper

Documentary (Feature)

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

Documentary (Short Subject)

  • “The Warriors of Qiugang” Ruby Yang and Thomas Lennon

Film Editing

  •  “The Social Network” Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter

Foreign Language Film

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


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

Music (Original Score)

  •  “Inception” Hans Zimmer

Music (Original Song)

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

Best Picture

  •  “Inception” Emma Thomas and Christopher Nolan, Producers

Short Film (Animated)

  •  “The Gruffalo” Jakob Schuh and Max Lang

Short Film (Live Action)

  •  “God of Love” Luke Matheny

Sound Editing

  • “Tron: Legacy” Gwendolyn Yates Whittle and Addison Teague

Sound Mixing

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

Visual Effects

  •  “Inception” Paul Franklin, Chris Corbould, Andrew Lockley and Peter Bebb

 Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

  •  “The Social Network” Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin

Writing (Original Screenplay)

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

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One response to “Just for Fun – Phil’s 2011 Oscar predictions

  1. As much as I would kill for Nolan to win for screenplay, the fact remains the Academy has an unreasonable hard on for The King’s Speech so original screenplay will probably go to that movie rather Inception, despite it should win. Check out my list and opinions when you can!

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