Ok, it's 30 minutes to the live red carpet feed so before it all starts, I just wanted to quickly post about who I want to win/who I actually think will win. Let's see how I fare.
The Kids Are Alright
The King's Speech
The Social Network
Toy Story 3
The Winter's Bone
I want either the King's Speech or The Social Network to win, but I think The Social Network will win. We all know the Oscars likes to give this one to a current, relevant film. I don't think a period piece will cut it. But who knows?
Actor in a Leading Role
Javier Bardem - Biutiful
Jeff Bridges - True Grit (no way, he won like, last year or something. Very recently anyway so he's got no chance)
Jesse Eisenberg - The Social Network (love him, but he's got no chance)
Colin Firth - The King's Speech
James Franco - 127 Hours
COLIN. COLIN. COLIN. Colin will win and I can't wait. He will be charming, effervescent and funny and clad in custom-made Tom Ford. YES.
P.S. Can I just say how criminal it is that Ryan Gosling was not nominated for this category? Michelle Williams was nominated for Blue Valentine but there is no way in hell she would have pulled off that performance without Ryan. The movie was all about both of them. Grr.
Actor in a Supporting Role
Christian Bale - The Fighter
John Hawkes - Winter's Bone
Jeremy Renner - The Town
Mark Ruffalo - The Kids Are Alright
Geoffrey Rush - The King's Speech
Would be lovely if Geoffrey won (don't count him out just yet - he got the BAFTA) but I think Christian Bale will win. And I'm totally down with that.
Actress in a Leading Role
Annette Bening - The Kids Are Alright
Nicole Kidman - Rabbit Hole
Jennifer Lawrence - Winter's Bone
Natalie Portman - Black Swan
Michelle Williams - Blue Valentine
Duh. Natalie will win. But I WANT Annette to steal it from right under her pregnant little self. How brilliant would that be? Can you imagine Natalie's face? In her cutsey mumsy little girl dress? (She has not been dressing herself well throughout this pregnancy, ugh).
Actress in a Supporting Role
Amy Adams - The Fighter
Helena Bonham Carter - The King's Speech
Melissa Leo - The Fighter
Hailee Steinfeld - True Grit
Jacki Weaver - Animal Kingdom
WANT: HBC, obv (also I want her to be dressed cray-cray or it's not the same) but Melissa Leo will get it.
Animated Feature Film
Toy Story 3
I want Toy Story 3 and it will be Toy Story 3.
Ok, they're the only categories I care about. LET'S GO SEE THE DRESSES!!!!