Monday, January 24, 2011

Predicting the Oscar Nominees: Part 3/3 (Picture)

Best Picture

"127 Hours"
"Black Swan"
"The Fighter"
"The Kids Are All Right"
"The King's Speech"
"The Social Network"
"Toy Story 3"
"True Grit"
"Winter's Bone"

Alternate: "The Way Back"
Still in the Hunt: "The Town", "Shutter Island"

When searching for alternatives to the perceived big eleven, it struck me how many films have huge detractors. "The Way Back" and "Another Year" came out way too late in the year; "Shutter Island" is essentially a psychological thriller/horror, and "The Ghost Writer" didn't do well at all in the precursors. I've gone with "127 Hours" because it's had a lot more coverage than "The Town" or "Winter's Bone", though dropping the latter felt like a silly move, since it's one of the few truly baity films in this bunch.

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