Our money is on The Social Network… How about you?
There were very few surprises in todays Oscar nominations, all our predictions made it into the Best Picture category, though we were rooting for Ben Affleck to get a nod for The Town.
Big congratulations for Irish short THE CRUSH, which was nominated for Live Action Short. The Crush, tells the story of an 8-year-old schoolboy with a ‘deadly’ infatuation with his teacher. It premiered at the Kerry Film Festival and went on to win Best Irish Short at Foyle last year. The Crush is written and directed by first-timer Michael Creagh, it was produced by Damon Quinn.
Commenting on this success Teresa McGrane, Deputy Chief Executive at Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board said “An Academy Award nomination for a short film is a fantastic achievement. Irish short films have gained outstanding recognition and international profile in recent years with seven short film nominations since 2002. This is an indication of the high level of new talent we have working in the Irish film industry today. “
What are your thoughts on the nominees? Any surprises?
The 2011 Oscar nominees in full are….
Best Picture Black Swan The Fighter Inception The Kids Are All Right The King’s Speech 127 Hours The Social Network Toy Story 3 True Grit Winter’s Bone
Director Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan) Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (True Grit) David Fincher (The Social Network) Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech) David O. Russell (The Fighter)
Best Actor Jeff Bridges (True Grit) Javier Bardem (Biutiful) Colin Firth (The King’s Speech) James Franco (127 Hours) Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network)
Best Actress Annette Bening (The Kids Are All Right) Nicole Kidman (Rabbit Hole) Jennifer Lawrence (Winter’s Bone) Natalie Portman (Black Swan) Michelle Williams (Blue Valentine)
Best Supporting Actor 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) Melissa Leo (The Fighter) Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit) Jackie Weaver (Animal Kingdom)
Adapted Screenplay Danny Boyle, Simon Beaufoy (127 Hours) The Social Network (Aaron Sorkin) Toy Story 3 (John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich, Michael Arndt) True Grit (Joel Coen, Ethan Coen) Winter’s Bone (Debra Granik, Anne Rossllini)
Original Screenplay Mike Leigh (Another Year) Scott Silver, Paul Tamasy, Eric Johnson, Keith Dorrington (The Fighter) Christopher Nolan (Inception) Lisa Cholodenko, Stuart Blumberg (The Kids Are All Right) David Seidler (The King’s Speech)
Animated Feature How To Train Your Dragon The Illusionist Toy Story 3
Best Foreign Language Film Biutiful Dogtooth In A Better World Incendies Outisde The Law
Art Direction Alice In Wonderland Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Inception The King’s Speech True Grit
Cinematography Black Swan Inception The King’s Speech The Social Network True Grit
Costume Design Alice In Wonderland I Am Love The King’s Speech The Tempest True Grit
Documentary Feature Exit Through The Gift Shop Gasland Inside Job Restropo Wasteland
Documentary Short Killing In The Name Poster Girl Strangers No More Sun Come Up The Warriors Of Qiugang
Editing Black Swan The Fighter The King’s Speech 127 Hours The Social Network
Makeup Barney’s Version The Way Back The Wolfman
Original Score How To Train Your Dragon Inception The King’s Speech 127 Hours The Social Network
Original Song ‘Coming Home’ (Country Strong) ‘I See The Light’ (Tangled) ‘If I Rise’ (127 Hours) ‘We Belong Together’ (Toy Story 3)
Sound Editing Inception Toy Story 3 Tron: Legacy True Grit Unstoppable
Sound Mixing Inception The King’s Speech Salt The Social Network True Grit
Visual Effects Alice In Wonderland Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Hereafter Inception Iron Man 2
Animated Short Day & Night The Gruffalo Let’s Pollute The Lost Thing Madagascar, A Journey Diary
Live Action Short The Confession The Crush Gods Of Love Na Wewe Wish 143