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2011 Oscars! And the Second Annual a2k Oscar Community Pool!

 
 
ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 26 Feb, 2011 02:41 pm
Art Direction
Inception - it seems the weirdest flic, thus subject to inventive art direction

(so did I ever tell you about my neighbor, the art director? Seemingly entirely tattooed guy and his three legged huge pit bull, both of them sweethearts, and his girlfriend swell too. I still miss 'em.)

Costume Design
The King's Speech - sheer guess

Film Editing
The Social Network - sheer bias on my part.
Having seen none of these movies, I have read some reviews, and I'd probably have to scoot out from the theater running Black Swan, yack, and that was my other guess.

Makeup
The Wolfman - never heard of any of them. Well, maybe The Way Back, but I've no clue what it is about, and figure I'll learn that after the Oscars.

Music (Original Song)
Coming Home - possibly pleasant

Visual Effects
Inception - same reason as for art direction

Animated Feature Film
How to Train Your Dragon - guess

Cinematography
The Social Network - guess

Documentary (Feature)
Gasland - I looked these up (except for the banksy one I knew about)

Foreign Language Film - looked these up too, to see what they are about..
Biutiful, Mexico
I'd also like to see this one - (Hors-la-loi)” Algeria

Directing
The King's Speech, Tom Hooper - slight hunch

Writing (Original Screenplay)
The King's Speech, Screenplay by David Seidler

Actor in a Leading Role
I'm for Javier Bardem in “Biutiful”
but I think Jeff Bridges in “True Grit” will win.

Actor in a Supporting Role
Geoffrey Rush in “The King's Speech” - guess



ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 26 Feb, 2011 02:43 pm
@ossobuco,
oops, posted too soon.
More to follow.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 26 Feb, 2011 03:02 pm
More -
Actress in a Leading Role
Annette Bening in “The Kids Are All Right”

Actress in a Supporting Role
Helena Bonham Carter in “The King's Speech”

Best Picture
The King's Speech - seems the most hollywoody oscary to me.

EXTRA POINT QUESTION: Will the reclusive graffiti artist, Bansky, show up to the ceremony?
No.

TIE BREAKER QUESTION:
How long in minutes will the ceremony run? Closest answer gets the point.
I have no idea. I'll pick 210, for resonance.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sat 26 Feb, 2011 03:14 pm
@ossobuco,
Thanks Ossobuco! I've uploaded your ballot onto the master spreadsheet. You only have one blank remaining: Adapted Screenplay.

I personally had not heard of The Way Back and three of the foreign language films: the Denmark, Algeria, and the Canadian film.

ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 26 Feb, 2011 03:54 pm
@tsarstepan,
Thanks, I had several pages open when I was working this up, egads, what with the red ink and underlining and so on.


Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

The Social Network, Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin - I figure it's a bright screenplay and I tend to like those.
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Irishk
 
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Reply Sat 26 Feb, 2011 04:29 pm
@tsarstepan,
Not who I'd hand the statues to, but who I think the Academy will choose:

ONE POINT:
Art Direction
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1”

Costume Design
“The King's Speech”

Film Editing
“127 Hours”

Makeup
“The Wolfman”

Music (Original Song)
“We Belong Together” from “Toy Story 3"

Visual Effects
“Inception”

TWO POINTS:
Animated Feature Film
“Toy Story 3” Lee Unkrich

Cinematography
“Inception” Wally Pfister

Documentary (Feature)
“Exit through the Gift Shop”

Foreign Language Film
“Biutiful” Mexico

Music (Original Score)
“The King's Speech” Alexandre Desplat

THREE POINTS
Directing
“Black Swan” Darren Aronofsky

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
“The Social Network” Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin

Writing (Original Screenplay)
“The Fighter” Screenplay by Scott Silver and Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson;
Story by Keith Dorrington & Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson

FOUR POINTS
Actor in a Leading Role
Colin Firth in “The King's Speech”

Actor in a Supporting Role
Geoffrey Rush in “The King's Speech”

Actress in a Leading Role
Natalie Portman in “Black Swan”

Actress in a Supporting Role
Melissa Leo in “The Fighter”

FIVE POINTS:
Best Picture
“The King's Speech”

EXTRA POINT QUESTION: Will the reclusive graffiti artist, Bansky, show up to the ceremony?
No.

TIE BREAKER QUESTION:
How long in minutes will the ceremony run? Closest answer gets the point.
209
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sat 26 Feb, 2011 05:16 pm
@Irishk,
Thanks Irishk. You're ballot has been processed and entered onto the big board!

Osso? Did you give a Score pick?
ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 26 Feb, 2011 05:19 pm
@tsarstepan,
Yes, it was 210, in view of the films of 2010.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sat 26 Feb, 2011 05:21 pm
@ossobuco,
I mean original music (score)
ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 26 Feb, 2011 05:28 pm
@tsarstepan,
Was there something besides Original Music (song) in your original post - I did answer that.
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Irishk
 
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Reply Sun 27 Feb, 2011 11:02 am
Tsar, I see you chose Greece's Dogtooth as your pick for Foreign Language Film. Any particular reason? Out of the five nominated, it's actually the only one I've seen (although I think the Academy will give it to Mexico's Biutiful and made my pick accordingly).

So, what's your review of Dogtooth? Inquiring minds want to know!
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sun 27 Feb, 2011 11:09 am
@Irishk,
Sadly, I haven't seen it yet though it's on Netflix streaming. The Foreign Language category is my weakest category. I chosen it because I read a lot of great reviews. Hopefully, I'll watch it this afternoon.

Incendies, In a Better World, and Outside the Law are three films I never heard of until their nominations. Don't even think they ran in the theaters here in NYC yet. So I choose Dogtooth over Biuitiful because of a few tepid reviews held against Biuitiful as well.
Irishk
 
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Reply Sun 27 Feb, 2011 11:11 am
@tsarstepan,
Ah, I see. Well get busy! I don't think you'll be disappointed (still looking forward to your review, though).
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 27 Feb, 2011 11:14 am
Oops -


Music (Original Score)
How to Train Your Dragon, John Powell
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sun 27 Feb, 2011 11:20 am
@ossobuco,
Ballot amended. Smile
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djjd62
 
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Reply Sun 27 Feb, 2011 12:56 pm
have i won yet Cool
parados
 
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Reply Sun 27 Feb, 2011 01:00 pm
@djjd62,
djjd62 wrote:

have i won yet Cool

Not until you stab tsartepan with a broken mirror and we find out you really stabbed yourself.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sun 27 Feb, 2011 01:12 pm
@parados,
That's the part of the premise of my unpublished screenplay, Black Turkey.
djjd62
 
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Reply Sun 27 Feb, 2011 01:20 pm
@tsarstepan,
mmmmmmmmm, turkey
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sun 27 Feb, 2011 06:59 pm
@djjd62,
20 seconds and counting.
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