My 2011 Oscar Picks

My picks for who I believe should win the Oscars. On a side note: The Social Network wins Best Picture. Toy Story 3 wins Best Animated Movie. Biutiful wins Best Foreign Film. Gasland wins Best Documentary. Sun Come Up wins Best Short Documentary. The Lost Thing wins Best Animated Short. Wish 143 wins Best Live Action Short.
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1.
Natalie Portman
Natalie Portman is the first person born in the 1980s to have won the Academy Award for Best Actress (for Black Swan). Natalie was born Natalie Hershlag on June 9, 1981, in Jerusalem, Israel, to a Jewish family. She is the only child of Avner Hershlag, an Israeli-born doctor, and Shelley Stevens...
“ Winner for Best Actress in Black Swan. ” - Tyler Scaplen
 
2.
Jesse Eisenberg
Curly haired and with a fast-talking voice, Jesse Eisenberg is a movie actor, known for his Academy Award nominated role as Mark Zuckerberg in the 2010 film The Social Network. He has also starred in the films The Squid and the Whale, Adventureland, The Education of Charlie Banks, 30 Minutes or Less...
“ Winner for Best Actor in The Social Network. ” - Tyler Scaplen
 
3.
Amy Adams
Actress, Arrival
Amy Lou Adams was born in Vicenza, Veneto, Italy, to American parents, Kathryn (Hicken) and Richard Kent Adams, a U.S. serviceman who was stationed at Caserma Ederle in Italy at the time. She was raised in a Mormon family of seven children in Castle Rock, Colorado, and has English, as well as smaller amounts of Danish, Swiss-German, and Norwegian, ancestry...
“ Winner for Best Supporting Actress in The Fighter ” - Tyler Scaplen
 
4.
Christian Bale
Christian Charles Philip Bale was born in Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK on January 30, 1974, to English parents Jennifer "Jenny" (James) and David Charles Howard Bale. His mother was a circus performer and his father, who was born in South Africa, was a commercial pilot. The family lived in different countries throughout Bale's childhood...
“ Winner for Best Supporting Actor in The Fighter ” - Tyler Scaplen
 
5.
David Fincher
Director, Fight Club
David Fincher was born in 1962 in Denver, Colorado, and was raised in Marin County, California. When he was 18 years old he went to work for John Korty at Korty Films in Mill Valley. He subsequently worked at ILM (Industrial Light and Magic) from 1981-1983. Fincher left ILM to direct TV commercials and music videos after signing with N...
“ Winner for Best Director in The Social Network. ” - Tyler Scaplen
 
6.
Christopher Nolan
Best known for his cerebral, often nonlinear storytelling, acclaimed writer-director Christopher Nolan was born on July 30, 1970 in London, England. Over the course of 15 years of filmmaking, Nolan has gone from low-budget independent films to working on some of the biggest blockbusters ever made. At 7 years old...
“ Winner for Best Original Screenplay in Inception. ” - Tyler Scaplen
 
7.
Aaron Sorkin
Aaron Sorkin grew up in Scarsdale, a suburb of New York City where he was very involved in his high school drama and theater club. After graduating from Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater, Sorkin intended to pursue a career in acting. It took him only a short time to realize that his true love...
“ Winner for Best Adapted Screenplay in The Social Network. ” - Tyler Scaplen
 
8.
Hans Zimmer
German-born composer Hans Zimmer is recognized as one of Hollywood's most innovative musical talents. He featured in the music video for The Buggles' single "Video Killed the Radio Star", which became a worldwide hit and helped usher in a new era of global entertainment as the first music video to be aired on MTV (August 1, 1981)...
“ Winner for Best Original Score in Inception. ” - Tyler Scaplen
 
9.
Wally Pfister
Cinematographer, The Dark Knight
“ Best Cinematography for Inception. ” - Tyler Scaplen
 
10.
“ Best Editing for 127 Hours. ” - Tyler Scaplen
 
11.
Guy Hendrix Dyas
Production Designer, Inception
Guy Hendrix Dyas most recently earned an Academy Award Nomination for Best Production Design for this work on "Passengers", he also collaborated with Christopher Nolan on his ambitious sci-fi thriller "Inception" for which he also earned an Academy Award Nomination for Best Production Design. Guy won...
“ Best Art Direction in Inception. ” - Tyler Scaplen
 
12.
Mary Zophres
Costume Designer, Interstellar
“ Best Costume Design in True Grit. ” - Tyler Scaplen
 
13.
“ and Greg Funk and Yolanda Toussieng. Best Makeup for The Way Back. ” - Tyler Scaplen
 
14.
“ and Hillary Lindsey and Troy Verges. Best Original Song in Country Strong. ” - Tyler Scaplen
 
15.
Lora Hirschberg
Sound Department, The Dark Knight
“ and Gary Rizzo and Ed Novick. Best Sound Mixing in Inception. ” - Tyler Scaplen
 
16.
Mark P. Stoeckinger
Sound Department, Gladiator
“ Best Sound Editing for Unstoppable. ” - Tyler Scaplen
 
17.
Chris Corbould
Special Effects, The Dark Knight
“ and Andrew Lockley and Pete Bebb and Paul J Franklin. Best Visual Effects for Inception. ” - Tyler Scaplen