Award Contenders Reader’s Predictions

For the second season, we held an Oscar predictions contest. That event closed today at noon (est.) and allowed us to compile the consensus of our readers and select who you think is most likely to take home the Oscar.   Many of the categories were close to capturing 100% of the votes, such as Toy Story 3for Best Animated and both, Best Actor/Actress in a Leading Role, for Firth and Portman.  There were a few very close “races”, especially for Documentary Feature. Inside Job just barely edged out Exit through the Gift Shop  -with a single vote.  The Live Action Short category was also very close and the votes were spread evenly across all 5 choices.  Here are the results:

Best Picture: The King’s Speech [79%]
Best Director: David Fincher – The Social Network [45%]
Best Actor in a Leading Role: Colin Firth – The King’s Speech [92%]
Best Actress in a Leading Role: Natalie Portman – Black Swan [90%]
Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Christian Bale – The Fighter [94%]
Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Melissa Leo – The Fighter [77%]
Best Adapted Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin – The Social Network [90%]
Best Original Screenplay: David Seidler – The King’s Speech [71%]
Best Animated Feature Film: Toy Story 3 [96%]
Best Documentary Feature Film: Inside Job [35%]
Best Foreign Language Film: Biutiful (Mexico) [57%]
Best Original Score: Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross – The Social Network [46%]
Best Original Song: “We Belong Together” by Randy Newman – Toy Story 3 [50%]
Best Cinematography: True Grit [57%]
Best Art Direction: Alice in Wonderland [38%]
Best Costume Design: Alice in Wonderland [61%]
Best Makeup: The Wolfman [75%]
Best Film Editing: The Social Network [45%]
Best Visual Effects: Inception [92%]
Best Sound Editing: Inception [87%]
Best Sound Mixing: Inception [90%]
Best Animated Short Film: Day & Night [44%]
Best Live Action Short Film: Wish 143 [27%]
Best Documentary Short Film: Strangers No More [31%]

   Thank you to all those that participated! And if you made it ‘ official’ by including your name and email address, you are entered into the 2nd Annual Award Contenders Oscar Contest.  Best of luck to you all.