It seems that the 2011 Academy Awards have all of the anticipation of an MMA fight between Nick Cannon and Eminem. While there are plenty of good movies that cut across color and class lines (Inception, The Social Network, Toy Story 3) up for nominations it feels like audiences just don’t seem that invested in who wins.
Maybe because there is no drama like last year’s ex-wife/husband battle of Avatar vs The Hurt Locker (James Cameron and Kathryn Bigelow were once married) and not one single African-American up for anything, but hey somebody will be watching.
So the folks at Moviefione have made a comprehensive list of Oscar Predictions. Maybe you can make a cool drinking game out of the night. Every time they say “blockbuster” the whole room takes a shot.
Will Win: ‘The King’s Speech’
Dark Horse: ‘The Social Network’
Commentary: For months, it seemed like nothing could stop ‘The Social Network’ from winning Best Picture, especially after it took home four Golden Globes in January.
But in recent weeks, the Facebook frontrunner has been dethroned by ‘The King’s Speech’ after the British period piece won prizes from the Producers Guild, Directors Guild and Screen Actors Guild of America.
Now we’re left with a very important question: Will the Academy continue to award innovative, more modern movies, as they did with ‘No Country For Old Men’ and ‘The Hurt Locker’? Or will they go for the more emotional, classic Oscar bait choice? Anything can happen, but for now, we think Harvey Weinstein may want to get his speech ready.
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