Oscar Results of 2011

Oscar Predictions ratio by Stevennix2001 without the possible upsets:

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Oscar Predictions ratio by Stevennix2001 with the possible upsets included:

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Oscar Thoughts and Message to All My Readers

I just want to say first of all, thank you to everyone that's followed me throughout the past year. For those of you that remember during my last Oscar results hub, I promised that I would try to be a better film critic for my readers. Did I succeed? I don't know. I'd like to think in some ways I did improve quite a bit substantially. However, I know I still have a long ways to go to keep improving. To be honest, I didn't exactly watch the entire Oscars the other night, as I fell asleep during most of it. However, I was still awake to catch the last hour of it. To be honest, I was pleasantly surprised to see all my predictions come into fruition, as I know that didn't happen last year. However, if there's one fundamental flaw about my Oscar hubs this year, it's that I wished that I would've had them published sooner. For that, I do apologize, and I promise next year's Oscar hubs will be published at least a week or so before the Academy Awards; versus the few days beforehand.

Anyways, I appreciate all my readers following me and as I said last year, I do promise these reviews and predictions will continued to be improved upon year after year. During this hub, I not only plan on showing readers all the winners of the 83rd Oscars, but we'll be providing the Oscar snubs for this year. For those that don't know what I mean by that, it's fairly simple. The Oscar snubs are a collection of nominees that were snubbed out a potential victory in this year's awards; along with people that were snubbed out of a well deserved nomination. Of course, we'll also be doing a special tribute to this year's "Best Picture"..."The King's Speech." Having said all that, lets get started now shall we.

Oscar Results

Best Picture
The King's Speech
 
Best Actor
Colin Firth
The King's Speech
Best Supporting Actor
Christian Bale
The Fighter
Best Actress
Natalie Portman
Black Swan
Best Supporting Actress
Melissa Leo
The Fighter
Best Animated Feature
Toy Story 3
 
Best Art Direction
Alice In Wonderland
 
Best Cinematography
Inception
 
Best Costume Design
Alice In Wonderland
 
Best Director
Tom Hooper
The King's Speech
Best Documentary Feature
Inside Job
 
Best Short Documentary
Strangers No More
 
Best Film Editing
The Social Network
 
Best Foreign Language Film
In A Better World
 
Best Make-up
The Wolfman
 
Orignal Score
The Social Network
 
Original Song
Toy Story 3
We Belong Together
Animated Short Film
The Lost Thing
 
Short Film
God of Love
Luke Matheny
Sound Editing
Inception
 
Sound Mixing
Inception
 
Visual Effects
Inception
 
Adapted Screenplay
The Social Network
Aaron Sorkin
Original Screenplay
The King's Speech
David Seidler

The King's Speech!

Like last year, I made a special tribute to the winner of the "Best Picture" award. Now, it's time I do the same with "The King's Speech." Not only was film every bit as deep and potent as one could hope for. It's certainly deserving of it's victory. Therefore, I hope you all will join me in congratulating "The King's Speech" for it's triumphant victory as this year's best film of the year.

Oscar Snubs of 2011

Before we begin naming the Oscar snubs of this year, I would first like to thank the following hubpage writers that helped make this list possible with their insightful suggestion:

Filmchick1987, tony0724, Cogerson, and kerryg, for their insightful contributions to this topic. Of course, lets not forget optimus grimlock, who didn't exactly list any snubs, but he did suggest a unique idea of forming a award hub called the Grouchies, where action and comedy films would get recognized. Something I wasn't considering before but if there turns out to be hub called the Grouchies in the future, then you'll probably know why. Anyways, without further delay, let's go over the Oscar snubs for this year. As we list each snub, I'll gladly go over valid reasons why the Academy missed out on nominating them. Some from my own perspective, while quoting some of the other hubber's thoughts on this. By the way, I would highly recommend you read their work too, as you can just click on their names if anyone desires to check out their profiles.

Christopher Nolan: This snub came from filmchick1987 and Cogerson. Although even if they didn't suggest this snub, I was going to put Nolan's name in anyway. However, I'm glad they mentioned him though, as I couldn't agree more. Cogerson made an excellent point comparing how the Academy snubbed Spielberg in his early days for such critically acclaimed films like "Jaws", then only to be recognized later for his work on "Schindler's List." Frankly, I couldn't agree more. Nolan has always been known to make great films. Even before his "Batman Begins" movie, he was known for making such films like "Memento" and "Insomnia." Films that only challenged the imagination of his audience, but creating dramatic themed films that stick with you long after you see his movies. If there was any director that deserved the nomination this year, it was surely Christopher Nolan.

Hailee Steinfeld: Although she was nominated for an Oscar for her well deserved role in "True Grit." However, as kerryg pointed out, she wasn't the supporting actress in that movie. No, she was the lead actress, as the story was focused from her point of view. Why would the Academy nominate her for "Supporting Actress", when she was clearly the lead? Oh well, this isn't the first time the Academy got something like this botched up, as I seem to remember John Travolta being nominated for his role in "Pulp Fiction" as the lead actor. Which is funny considering that there was no main character in that film, but they nominated him as the lead actor anyway.

Ryan Gosling: For those that don't remember the film, "Blue Valentine", Ryan Gosling was simply brilliant in his performance, and he should've been nominated for "Best Actor." Not only did he add a great deal of complexity and vulnerability to the film, he also fed off of Michelle Williams quite a bit, as both actors had a lot of chemistry together. This is the main reason why if the Oscars were going to nominate Michelle Williams, then they should've nominated Ryan Gosling as well. As it was their unique chemistry together that enhanced both their performances, and made "Blue Valentine" as great as it was.

TRON Legacy: Although I have yet to write my review on this, I'm just going to come out and say it. It should've gotten nominated for "Visual Effects", "Sound Editing", "Sound Mixing", and "Original Score." Not only were the special effects vastly superior than to "Iron Man 2" in every fathomable way, it didn't lack the consistency problems that "Iron Man 2" ran into. Therefore, the Oscars should've nominated this film in those technical categories, as the sound and visual effects were simply exquisite in this film. Sure, the story was a bit sub par, but the visual and sound effects were clearly a step above the rest. It definitely deserve a nomination in those technical categories.

Leonardo DiCaprio: Another year where the Academy not only snubs a great actor out of a well deserved nomination, it's also the second year in a row where they failed to recognize the person who should've won "Best Actor." Last year, it was Toby Maguire in "Brothers", who was robbed for a Academy Award nomination. For those that never seen the film, Toby plays a Marine who suffers from post traumatic stress syndrome, when he's forced to kill his best friend in Iraq by terrorists, in order to survive. A tragic story if there ever was one. This year, it looks like Leonardo is the one to get snubbed for his portrayal in "Shutter Island." Not only was his performance in "Shutter Island" deep and introspective. He also managed to display just the right amount of integrity and subtlety to not allow the audience to catch on what was really going on, until the very end. Truly a great performance indeed. One that should've won Leo the Oscar this year.

Shutter Island: Speaking of "Shutter Island", why wasn't it nominated this year? Sure, it was released so early last year, it might've allowed the Oscar voters to forget about it. However, that's still no excuse for failing to recognize arguably one of the best films of last year. Not only did it have a story that could easily rival any of the films nominated for "Best Picture", it also featured one of the most engaging character driven stories ever portrayed in a psychological thriller piece. That's why I don't care what anyone says, it should've gotten nominated for "Best Picture" and "Best Adapted Screenplay."

Martin Scorsese: Say what you want about the man, but you'll be hard pressed to find any other director that carries the clout he does. Not only has Scorsese constantly provided Hollywood cinema with some it's more prestigious films, he continues to show why he's arguably one of histories' greatest film makers. With "Shutter Island", it should've been a foregone conclusion to get him a nomination for "Best Director", as he truly deserved it. However, because it was released so early last year, the Oscars failed to remember it in time for nominations. Truly, another great director getting robbed out of a well deserved nomination.

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: I know I'll probably get some flak for this, but "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World" certainly deserved a nomination for "Sound effects" and "Sound Mixing", as it was highly clever with it's use of sounds reminiscent of a video game.

The Town: This snub comes from tony0724, as he claims "The Town" was one of the best movies of last year. Quite frankly, I couldn't agree more. Why wasn't "The Town" more prominently recognized? Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying it should've won "Best Picture" or anything like that. However, it did deserve a "Best Picture" nomination if you ask me.

Inception: Although this film was nominated for "Best Picture", it should've won. Sure, "The King's Speech" was a deeply emotional period piece, but it didn't have the same originality and uniqueness that "Inception" brought to the table. Oh well. At least it's not as bad as when the Oscars elected "Rocky" to win over "Taxi Driver" and "Network." Don't get me wrong, "Rocky" was a great film, but it wasn't as great as those other two films it was up against. Same thing here with "The King's Speech" and "Inception", but both films are great in their own right. I would still highly recommend both of them to anyone.

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Eric Prado 5 years ago from Webster, Texas

Thanks for this hub! I really found it insightful. I thought, personally, that a few actors no longer with us should have been mentioned (at least) and shown in the In Memorium portion of the show. Beatrice Arthur, Rue McLanahan, and Corey Haim were all left out and they all were very funny, well loved and will be missed indeed. At any rate, I did enjoy the ceremony even though James Franco did seem VERY uninterested in his duties for some reason. Anyhoo, thank for this hub. =)


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Cogerson 5 years ago from Virginia

I agree with you about the telecast, way too sluggish and dozing off was occuring, I hope they bring Billy Crystal back next as host. I also agree Shutter Island and The Town should have received some more love from Hollywood. Great hub...you are the man.


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Julie2 5 years ago from New York City

Loved your hub. You are so right about Shutter Island. It was such an intense movie and a complex role for Leonardo to portray which he did brilliantly. It should have at least been mentioned. I guess they firgured since he was in Inception that it was enough... Damn the Academy! LOL


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Stevennix2001 5 years ago Author

Thanks guys. I appreciate all your support. :)


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The Reminder 5 years ago from Canada

Great hub and I am 100% right with you concerning Leonardo Dicaprio. His acting in Shutter Island was awesome as I never saw what was coming my way at the end. Talking of Dicaprio, I would have picked him over Whitaker for best leading role in Blood Diamond in 2007 but Forest Whitaker also deserved it for his role in King of Scotland.


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Stevennix2001 5 years ago Author

Well to my shame, I still haven't seen any of those movies, "Blood Diamond" and "King of Scotland." However, i have heard about them, and hopefully one of these days i'll get around to seeing them. Anyways, I'm glad to see someone out there agrees with me about Leonardo DiCaprio this year. I don't know why the Academy snubbed him, as he should've easily been the favorite this year. Thanks again for stopping by.

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