More Oscar Picks: Wall Street vs. Real Street
Check out how readers voted in our Philly Post Oscar poll and my picks for the top awards here.
As for the rest of the night, here are my picks. On Monday, I’ll post a recap of the show.
Art Direction: One of the few wonderful things about Alice in Wonderlandwas its gloriously Burtonesque look.
Cinematography: Part of what made Black Swan so fraking creepy was its camerawork. But, my money is on True Grit—the Academy loves beautiful vistas.
Costume Design: If you want flashy, nothing can compare to Alice in Wonderland.
Documentary (Feature): How I wish the award would go to the excellent Exit Through the Gift Shop—I can only imagine what the street artist (and director) Banksy would do for his speech. But expect the financial doc, Inside Job, to win.
Documentary (Short Subject): Haven’t seen any. So let’s go with Entertainment Weekly’s pick, Killing in the Name.
Film Editing: Still not sure how Inception was overlooked here. But Social Network should be very grateful it was.
Foreign Language Film: In a Better World (just won the Golden Globe).
Makeup: The Wolfman, for its creature-feature effects.
Music (Original Score): Social Network. Because how awesome will it be to say Academy Award winner Trent Reznor?
Music (Original Song): Frankly? Don’t know. How about “If I Rise” from 127 Hours?
Short Film (Animated): Pixar’s Day & Night (shown before Toy Story 3) was absolutely astounding. But there is a possibility that The Gruffalo may win … and make me angry.
Short Film (Live Action): I would give it to Wish 143 about a teenage boy’s Make a Wish wish, which is to lose his virginity. It’s sweet, funny, and endearing. But Na Wewe will probably walk away the winner.
Visual Effects, Sound Editing & Sound Mixing: Inception
Writing (Adapted Screenplay): Aaron Sorkin’s script for Social Network is perfection.
Writing (Original Screenplay): My heart says The Kids Are All Right, but my brain says The King’s Speech.