Monday, January 24, 2011

What Film Will Get the Most Oscar Nominations?

Tomorrow morning at 5:38 AM PST, the Oscar nominations will be announced.  It's time for the annual parlor game: What is your guess for the film that will get the most nominations? Last year it was a tie between AVATAR and THE HURT LOCKER (nine each).

Here are the possible choices for this year:

THE SOCIAL NETWORK and THE KING'S SPEECH: The two Best Picture front-runners have definite nominations as well in such categories as Director, Acting, Screenplay, and Score.  SPEECH has bonus locks in Art Direction and Costume Design.

TRUE GRIT: Many possible nominations including: Picture, Director, Actor, Supporting Actress, Screenplay, Editing, Art Direction, and Cinematography.

BLACK SWAN: Many possible nominations, including: Picture, Director, Actress, Supporting Actress, Screenplay, Editing, Costumes, and Cinematography

INCEPTION: The only likely Best Picture nominee with a strong chance in the effects categories, it would need long-shot acting nominations to put it over the top.

THE FIGHTER and THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT: Both have multiple acting locks and have a definite chance in the Picture/Director/Screenplay categories.

My pick is THE KING'S SPEECH with BLACK SWAN, THE SOCIAL NETWORK, TRUE GRIT, and THE FIGHTER closely behind in a veritable dead heat for second place.

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