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The 8th. Annual Oscar Pool!

A clean and comfortable Songfacts T-shirt to whoever gets the most points. This thread will serve as the pool.

Just post a reply with your choices in the following categories:

Best Picture (25 points):

“Black Swanâ€

“The Fighterâ€

“Inceptionâ€

“The Kids Are All Rightâ€

“The King's Speechâ€

“127 Hoursâ€

“The Social Networkâ€

“Toy Story 3â€

“True Gritâ€

“Winter's Bone"

Best Actor (15 points):

Javier Bardem in “Biutifulâ€

Jeff Bridges in “True Gritâ€

Jesse Eisenberg in “The Social Networkâ€

Colin Firth in “The King's Speechâ€

James Franco in “127 Hoursâ€

Best Actress (15 points):

Annette Bening in “The Kids Are All Rightâ€

Nicole Kidman in “Rabbit Holeâ€

Jennifer Lawrence in “Winter's Boneâ€

Natalie Portman in “Black Swanâ€

Michelle Williams in “Blue Valentineâ€

Best Supporting Actor (10 points):

Christian Bale in “The Fighterâ€

John Hawkes in “Winter's Boneâ€

Jeremy Renner in “The Townâ€

Mark Ruffalo in “The Kids Are All Rightâ€

Geoffrey Rush in “The King's Speechâ€

Best Supporting Actress (10 points):

Amy Adams in “The Fighterâ€

Helena Bonham Carter in “The King's Speechâ€

Melissa Leo in “The Fighterâ€

Hailee Steinfeld in “True Gritâ€

Jacki Weaver in “Animal Kingdomâ€

Best Director (15 points):

“Black Swan†Darren Aronofsky

“The Fighter†David O. Russell

“The King's Speech†Tom Hooper

“The Social Network†David Fincher

“True Grit†Joel Coen and Ethan Coen

Best Original Score (15 points):

“How to Train Your Dragon†John Powell

“Inception†Hans Zimmer

“The King's Speech†Alexandre Desplat

“127 Hours†A.R. Rahman

“The Social Network†Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross

Best Original Song (25 points):

“Coming Home†from “Country Strong†Music and Lyric by Tom Douglas, Troy Verges and Hillary Lindsey

“I See the Light†from “Tangled†Music by Alan Menken Lyric by Glenn Slater

“If I Rise†from “127 Hours†Music by A.R. Rahman Lyric by Dido and Rollo Armstrong

“We Belong Together†from “Toy Story 3" Music and Lyric by Randy Newman

*Best Song is the first tiebreaker, followed by Best Score. The Oscars are Sunday, February 27th. 2011 (5PM/8PM) ABC, so make sure to post your picks by then. Only one entry accepted per person.

Good luck everyone!

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Again, going with my personal favorites, which is never a good strategy, but oh well.

Best Picture: Inception

Best Actor: Jeff Bridges

Best Actress: Natalie Portman

Best Supporting Actor: Geoffrey Rush

Best Supporting Actress: Hailie Steinfeld

Best Director: The Coens (When will Christopher Nolan get some love from the Academy?)

Best Original Score: Inception

Best Original Song: We Belong Together

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Best Picture - The Social Network

Best Actor - Colin Firth

Best Actress - Natalie Portman

Best Supporting Actor - Geoffrey Rush

Best Supporting Actress - Melissa Leo

Best Director - Tom Hooper

Best Original Score - Hans Zimmer (Inception)

Best Original Song - If I Rise (127 Hours)

:afro: :afro: :afro: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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Crikey. Of the nominations for Best Picture, I've seen one - Social Network.

I did, however, read the book "Winter's Bone" and it was a great read.

Looks like I've got some movie watching to do.

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Best Picture: Inception

Best Actor: Colin Firth

Best Actress: Annette Bening

Best Supporting Actor: Geoffrey Rush

Best Supporting Actress: Hailee Steinfeld

Best Director: Joel & Ethan Coen

Best Score: Inception

Best Song: Coming Home

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When will Christopher Nolan get some love from the Academy?

It's absolutely ridiculous, I would go as far as to call him the best director of the past decade with the amount of great films he's directed.

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I've only seen Inception, Social Network, The Town, and part of Toy Story 3 on this list. I will have to view a few more of the major nominees before deciding.

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I have only seen one of the nominated movies, and since I have a 7 year old, I'll give you a guess which one. I am just picking these on who I think will win

Best Picture: Black Swan

Best Actor: James Franco

Best Actress: Natalie Portman

Best Supporting Actor: Geoffrey Rush

Best Supporting Actress: Melissa Leo

Best Director: David Fincher, "The Social Network"

Best Original Score: Hans Zimmer "Inception"

Best Original Song: "I See The Light" from "Tangled"

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Best Picture: The King's Speech

Best Actor: Colin Firth

Best Actress: Natalie Portman

Best Supporting Actress: Melissa Leo

Best Supporting Actor: Christian Bale

Best Director: David Fincher

Best Original Score: Inception

Best Original Song: If I Rise

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These are not my personal choices but I'm

good at guessing what the Academy will choose.

Although they threw me completely off with that "Hurt Locker" thing last year.

Best Picture: The King's Speech

Best Actor: Colin Firth

Best Actress: Natalie Portman

Best Supporting Actor: Christain Bale

Best Supporting Actress :Melissa Leo

Best Director: David Fincher

Best Original Score: Inception

Best Original song: "I See The Light"

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King's Speech (Picture)

Colin Firth (Actor)

Natilie Portman (Actress)

Christian Bale (Sup Actor)

Hailee Steinfeld (Sup Actress)

David Fincher (Director)

King's Speech (Score)

I See the Light (Song)

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Best Picture - The Social Network

Best Actor - Colin Firth

Best Actress - Natalie Portman

Best Supporting Actor - Christian Bale

Best Supporting Actress - Melissa Leo

Best Director - David Fincher

Best Score - Reznor and Ross - Social Network

Best Song - If I Rise - 127 hours

If you want to see a good movie, rent Winter's Bone.

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Best Picture - Gone with the wind

Best Actor - Jack Nicholson

Best Actress - Katherine Hepburn

Best Supporting Actor - Clarke Gable

Best Supporting Actress - Joan Crawford

Best Director - Steven Spielberg

Best Score - John Williams

Best Song - Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)

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I hope I'm not too late:

Best Picture (25 points):

“The King's Speechâ€

Best Actor (15 points):

Colin Firth in “The King's Speechâ€

Best Actress (15 points):

Natalie Portman in “Black Swanâ€

Best Supporting Actor (10 points):

Christian Bale in “The Fighterâ€

Best Supporting Actress (10 points):

Melissa Leo in “The Fighterâ€

Best Director (15 points):

“The Social Network†David Fincher

Best Original Score (15 points):

“The King's Speech†Alexandre Desplat

Best Original Song (25 points):

“We Belong Together†from “Toy Story 3" Music and Lyric by Randy Newman

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Best Picture: True Grit

Best Actor: Javier Bardem in “Biutifulâ€

Best Actress: Nicole Kidman in “Rabbit Holeâ€

Best Supporting Actor: Jeremy Renner in “The Townâ€

Best Supporting Actress: Jacki Weaver in “Animal Kingdomâ€

Best Director: “Black Swan†Darren Aronofsky

Best Original Score: “How to Train Your Dragon†John Powell

Best Original Song: “Coming Home†from “Country Strongâ€

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I think the way they presented the nominees for best picture was really bland, they didn't include a photo or anything. Just a typed in name on a white background. The Academy Awards must be on a budget.

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BEST PICTURE

127 Hours

Black Swan

The Fighter

Inception

The Kids Are All Right

WINNER: The King’s Speech

The Social Network

Toy Story 3

True Grit

Winter’s Bone

BEST ACTOR

Javier Bardem, Biutiful

Jeff Bridges, True Grit

Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network

WINNER: Colin Firth, The King’s Speech

James Franco, 127 Hours

BEST ACTRESS

Annette Bening, The Kids Are All Right

Nicole Kidman, Rabbit Hole

Jennifer Lawrence, Winter’s Bone

WINNER: Natalie Portman, Black Swan

Michelle Williams, Blue Valentine

BEST DIRECTOR

Darren Aronofsky, Black Swan

Joel & Ethan Coen, True Grit

David Fincher, The Social Network

WINNER: Tom Hooper, The King’s Speech

David O. Russell, The Fighter

BEST SONG

“Coming Home,†Country Strong, Tom Douglas, Troy Verges and Hillary Lindsey

“I See the Light,†Tangled, Alan Menken, Glenn Slater

“If I Rise,†127 Hours, A.R. Rahman, Dido, Rollo Armstrong

WINNER: “We Belong Together,†Toy Story 3, Randy Newman

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

127 Hours, A.R. Rahman

How to Train Your Dragon, John Powell

Inception, Hans Zimmer

The King’s Speech, Alexandre Desplat

WINNER: The Social Network, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

WINNER: Christian Bale, The Fighter

John Hawkes, Winter’s Bone

Jeremy Renner, The Town

Mark Ruffalo, The Kids Are All Right

Geoffrey Rush, The King’s Speech

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Amy Adams, The Fighter

Helena Bonham Carter, The King’s Speech

WINNER: Melissa Leo, The Fighter

Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit

Jacki Weaver, Animal Kingdom

...and the Lucky winner IS!

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:blush: Yeah, very lucky. I've seen exactly 1 of the films (True Grit, and you see how many votes I gave it :D ). Those were all total guesses, based on what I was reading/hearing. Except, I thought Randy Newman was a shoe-in just because he's Randy Newman. Then I found out how many times he's been nominated and not won. :laughing: Anyway, thanks! I can use a new shirt.

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