Saturday, November 27, 2010

Pre-Precursor Oscar Predictions: Acting Awards

It's crazy that the award season kicks off into full swing shortly with the Satellite Film nominations and National Board of Review awards right at the beginning of December.

With those sort of deadlines and influences in store, I thought I would provide my current predictions for the Academy Awards in the acting categories.

These will inevitably be very wrong, and are of course, based off perception of films and performances, many of which I haven't seen because they haven't been released in theaters yet, but that's the nature of the beast. Feel free to chime in, and we'll see how poorly these predictions truly are.

In the name of fun &'s my predictions.

Actor in a Lead Role:

Jeff Bridges, True Grit
Robert Duvall, Get Low
Mark Wahlberg, The Fighter
Colin Firth, The King's Speech
James Franco, 127 Hours
{spot 6: Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network}

Actress in a Lead Role:

Annette Benning, The Kids Are All Right
Nicole Kidman, Rabbit Hole
Jennifer Lawrence, Winter's Bone
Lesley Manville, Another Year
Natalie Portman, Black Swan
{spot 6: Sally Hawkins, Made in Dagenhem}

Actor in a Support Role

Christian Bale, The Fighter
Andrew Garfield, The Social Network
Ed Harris, The Way Back
Geoffery Rush, The King's Speech
Mark Ruffalo, The Kid's Are All Right
{spot 6: Justin Timberlake, The Social Network}

Actress in a Support Role:

Amy Adams, The Fighter
Helena Bonhem Carter, The King's Speech
Melissa Leo, The Fighter
Miranda Richardson, Made in Dagenham
Diane Wiest, Rabbit Hole
{spot 6: Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit}

Pictured above: Christian Bale & Mark Whalberg in the fighter.


joe burns said...

I think this is very likely, but I think Julianne will be nominated, but I'm not sure which category she'll be placed in...

RC said...

@ joe - i could see that happening to with the right momentum and if they pushed her in support. The supporting actress race seems open for a new favorite. I felt a little crazy putting two nominees from the fighter in this category.

Actually, felt kind of crazy placing a total of 4 nominees from the Fighter in the acting category.