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Sunday, June 5, 2011

the contenders

dearest readers,
sorry i haven't had the time to blog lately! i swear i will be back to blogging regularly soon. in the meanwhile, here are some of the possible contenders for next year's academy awards. so far i've only seen midnight in paris, which was FANTASTIC! if you're a fan of the 1920's, well-read, & enjoy woody allen films, you'll love it!

best picture: 
the girl with the dragon tattoo 
the ides of march 
midnight in paris 
super 8 
the tree of life 
war horse
best director: 
steven soderbergh - contagion 
nicholas winding refn - drive 
david fincher - the girl with the dragon tattoo 
george clooney - the ides of march 
woody allen - midnight in paris 
j.j. abrams - super 8 
terrence malick - the tree of life 
steven spielberg - war horse
best actor: 
jean dujardin - the artist 
matt damon - contagion 
ryan gosling - drive 
george clooney - the ides of march 
owen wilson - midnight in paris 
michael shannon - take shelter 
brad pitt - the tree of life
best actress: 
Marion Cotillard - Contagion 
Juliette Binoche - Copie conforme (Certified Copy) 
Rooney Mara - The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo 
Kirsten Dunst - Melancholia 
Michelle Williams - Meek's Cutoff 
Tilda Swinton - We Have To Talk About Kevin
best supporting actor: 
John Hawkes - Contagion
Jude Law - Contagion
Ryan Gosling - The Ides of March
Philip Seymour Hoffman - The Ides of March
Corey Stoll - Midnight in Paris
Sean Penn - The Tree of Life
Niels Arestrup - War Horse
best supporting actress
Kate Winslet - Contagion
Gwyneth Paltrow - Contagion
Marisa Tomei - The Ides of March
Alison Pill - Midnight in Paris
Michelle Williams - My Week With Marilyn
Elle Fanning - Super 8
Jessica Chastain - The Tree of Life
best animated feature
best adapted screenplay:
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - Steven Zaillian
The Ides of March - George Clooney & Grant Heslov
The Muppets - Jason Segel
My Week With Marilyn - Adrian Hodges
War Horse - Lee Hall & Richard Curtis
best original screenplay:
The Tree of Life - Terrence Malick
Contagion - Scott Z. Burns
Midnight In Paris - Woody Allen
Rango - John Logan, Gore Verbinski and James Ward Byrkit
Super 8 - J.J. Abrams
best cinematography
The Artist
Jane Eyre
Meek's Cutoff
Super 8
The Tree of Life
War Horse
best editing
The Tree of Life
best art direction
Jane Eyre
My Week With Marilyn
The Tree of Life
Midnight in Paris

best costume design
The Conspirator
Jane Eyre
Meek's Cutoff
Midnight in Paris
My Week With Marilyn
The Tree of Life
best makeup
My Week With Marilyn
best original score
The Tree of Life
best visual effects
Cowboys and Aliens
Super 8
The Tree of Life