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The 2011 Oscars – Panda’s Wish List

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

I do hope you get up, Jackie, but unlikely.

Well the noms are out.

I am not going to say who is going to win, but I am going to say who I would like to win / should win if I was in charge.

  • Best Motion Picture of the Year: The King’s Speech
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Colin Firth for The King’s Speech
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Jennifer Lawrence for Winter’s Bone
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Geoffrey Rush for The King’s Speech (very close second is John Hawkes for Winter’s Bone)
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Jacki Weaver for Animal Kingdom (always meant to write a review… whoops)
  • Best Achievement in Directing: Tom Hooper for The King’s Speech (so pleased Inception wasn’t nominated here)
  • Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen: The King’s Speech
  • Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published: Winter’s Bone
  • Best Animated Feature Film of the Year: How to Train Your Dragon (my go to movie after a long day)

Unfortunately I haven’t seen anything nominated in Best Foreign Language Film of the Year category and the only doco I saw nominated for Best Documentary, Features was GasLand which I don’t think should win.

There you have it.
Very The King’s Speech focused, and avoiding The Social Network and Inception. While I enjoyed The Social Network’s writing, I loved The King’s Speech more. I think The Black Swan will get up in art direction or something and Portman is prolly going to pick up a little guy.

I think I will get Colin Firth for Best Actor and that is about it for my preferences.

Bring on awards night (or afternoon as it is for us).

PS. True Grit is released TODAY in Australia, so I am heading down this afternoon to my local – so this may change after seeing it.