Sunday, 27 February 2011

Oscar predictions

The sun is finally shining and people are downgrading their winter coats to something a little more lightweight. The BAFTAs have come and gone and yes you've guessed it - Oscar season is now upon us.

So odds are fairly high that Colin Firth and Natalie Portman will take the Best Actor/Actress gongs but the big question this year is who will win the coveted Best Film Oscar 2011?

The list is long - 127 Hours, Black Swan, The Fighter, Inception, The Kids are All Right, The King's Speech, The Social Network, Toy Story 3, True Grit and Winter's Bone.

 I guess it seems like the battle will be between The King's Speech and Black Swan but spare a thought for the fantastic Toy Story 3. It should win every award for animated films (and probably will!) but this is the first year when I can genuinely say that one of the animated films of the year has earned the right to sit up there with the big dogs. The film is great for adults and children alike and made me feel bad for the poor life long teddy currently gathering dust at my dad's house. Any film that can do that with toys is Oscar-worthy to me.

Then there's the fantastically original Inception which did something very rare in Hollywood - it came up with a new idea! The Kids was a brilliantly refreshing modern day tale of the ever changing family unit and deserves its nomination - but not sure a win is likely given this year's stiff competition. Sorry guys.

Only time will tell...

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