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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

oscar predictions -2011 - film awards (ii)

  • Best Documentary feature
Most likely winner : Exit Through the Gift Shop by Bansky and Jamie D'cruz. A very strange film about street art and the evolution of Mr. Brainwash. Some issues as to whether it's a real documentary but thoroughly entertaining nonetheless.

Backup Pick : Gasland by Josh Fox and Trish Adlesic. About natural gas drilling and hydraulic fracturing and the effect on communities. Seems like it'd be dull with those topics but isn't. The green movement should love it

Most deserving (My pick): Exit through the Gift Shop is a great film. I don't even care about street art and I liked it. Nothing should stop it from winning except the aura that the film is about a well-engineered con.

  • Best Foreign Language Film
Most likely winner : In a Better World (Denmark) in Danish and Swedish by Susanne Bier. Won at the Golden Globes. Got that whole refugee, emotional drama thing going for it. Seems set. But this award is usually the least predictable.

Backup Pick : Biutiful (Mexico) in Spanish by Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu. Bleak crime-drama but very family oriented. Sounds a bit like its channeling The Godfather,right? It isn't. But it's still very good.

Most deserving (My pick): Biutiful (Mexico) in Spanish by Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu. I like depressing crime-drama films.

  • Best Picture
Most likely winner : The Social Network from Dana Brunetti, Ceán Chaffin, Michael De Luca, and Scott Rudin .Possibly the movie that best reflects the tech-era attitude and vibe. One of the best films of the year in terms of soundtrack, acting, script, score and direction. Combine all that and that film should win.

Backup Pick : The King's Speech from Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, and Gareth Unwin. The best out of the UK. A great period piece which is superbly acted and written. Would be a winner on a day it didn't have the competition mentioned above.

Most deserving (My pick): Toy Story 3 from Darla K. Anderson. It's not that I think Toy Story should win over The Social Network. But I think animated films need to be taken seriously. (How was Wall-E not even nominated for this award?)

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