My predications of the runners for the 84th Academy Awards Part 1: Best Picture to Best Adapted Screenplay Final Contendersby adog1990 | created - 02 May 2011 | updated - 02 Jan 2012 | Public
Here is my real list of who will be in the semi-finals to be nomanatied for the 84th Academy Awards. This will also be what movies I think will be the best movies of 2011. Part One is Best Picture to Best Adapted Screenplay which I will post today. Part Two will be Best Animated Feature which I will post on Monday May 2. Part Three is Best Visual Awards (Best Original Score to Best Visual Effects) which will be on May 3. While Parts Four and Five (AKA Best Documentary Feature and Best Foreign Language Film) will arrive when the time is right to post them up.
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1. War Horse (2011)
PG-13 | 146 min | Drama, War
Young Albert enlists to serve in World War I after his beloved horse is sold to the cavalry. Albert's hopeful journey takes him out of England and to the front lines as the war rages on.
Votes: 127,412 | Gross: $79.88M
Best Picture Besat Director: Steven Spielberg Best Actor: Jeremy Irvine Best Adapted Screenplay: Richard Curtis and Lee Hall
2. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
R | 158 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Journalist Mikael Blomkvist is aided in his search for a woman who has been missing for forty years by Lisbeth Salander, a young computer hacker.
Votes: 362,371 | Gross: $102.52M
Best Picture Best Director: David Fincher Best Actor: Daniel Craig Best Actress: Rooney Mara Best Adapted Screenplay: Steven Zaillian
3. The Tree of Life (2011)
PG-13 | 139 min | Drama, Fantasy
The story of a family in Waco, Texas in 1956. The eldest son witnesses the loss of innocence and struggles with his parents' conflicting teachings.
Votes: 148,287 | Gross: $13.30M
Best Picture Best Director: Terrence Malick Best Supporting Actor: Brad Pitt Best Supporting Actress: Jessica Chastain Best Original Screenplay: Terrence Malick
4. J. Edgar (2011)
R | 137 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
J. Edgar Hoover, powerful head of the F.B.I. for nearly 50 years, looks back on his professional and personal life.
Votes: 110,333 | Gross: $37.31M
Best Picture Best Director: Clint Eastwood Best Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio Best Supporting Actor: Armie Hammer Best Supporting Actress: Judi Dench Best Original Screenplay: Dustin Lance Black
5. The Descendants (2011)
R | 115 min | Comedy, Drama
A land baron tries to reconnect with his two daughters after his wife is seriously injured in a boating accident.
Votes: 215,596 | Gross: $82.58M
Best Picture Best Director: Alexander Payne Best Actor: George Clooney Best Supporting Actress: Shailene Woodley Best Adapted Screenplay: Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash
6. A Dangerous Method (2011)
R | 99 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
A look at how the intense relationship between Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud gives birth to psychoanalysis.
Votes: 88,162 | Gross: $5.70M
Best Actor: Michael Fassbender Best Actress: Keira Knightley Best Supporting Actor: Viggo Mortensen
7. We Bought a Zoo (2011)
PG | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
Set in Southern California, a father moves his young family to the countryside to renovate and re-open a struggling zoo.
Votes: 120,352 | Gross: $75.62M
Best Picture Best Actor: Matt Damon Best Adapted Screenplay: Aline Brosh McKenna and Cameron Crowe
8. The Ides of March (2011)
R | 101 min | Drama, Thriller
An idealistic staffer for a new presidential candidate gets a crash course on dirty politics during his stint on the campaign trail.
Votes: 200,520 | Gross: $40.96M
Best Picture Best Director: George Clooney Best Actor: Ryan Gosling Best Supporting Actor: Paul Giamatti Best Supporting Actor: Philip Seymour Hoffman Best Supporting Actress: Evan Rachel Wood Best Supporting Actress: Marisa Tomei Best Adapted Screenplay: George Clooney & Grant Heslov
9. The Iron Lady (2011)
PG-13 | 105 min | Biography, Drama
An elderly Margaret Thatcher talks to the imagined presence of her recently deceased husband as she struggles to come to terms with his death while scenes from her past life, from girlhood to British prime minister, intervene.
Votes: 90,310 | Gross: $30.02M
Best Picture Best Actress: Meryl Streep Best Supporting Actor: Jim Broadbent Best Supporting Actor: Anthony Head Best Original Screenplay: Abi Morgan
10. Win Win (2011)
R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport
A struggling lawyer and volunteer wrestling coach's chicanery comes back to haunt him when the teenage grandson of the client he has double-crossed comes into his life.
Votes: 50,382 | Gross: $10.18M
Best Actor: Paul Giamatti Best Actress: Amy Ryan Best Original Screenplay: Thomas McCarthy and Joe Tiboni
11. My Week with Marilyn (2011)
R | 99 min | Biography, Drama
Votes: 76,193 | Gross: $14.60M
Best Picture Best Actress: Michelle Williams Best Supporting Actor: Kenneth Branagh Best Adapted Screenplay: Adrian Hodges
12. Carnage (2011)
R | 80 min | Comedy, Drama
Two pairs of parents hold a cordial meeting after their sons are involved in a fight, though as their time together progresses, increasingly childish behavior throws the discussion into chaos.
Votes: 105,076 | Gross: $2.55M
Best Picture Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz Best Supporting Actress: Kate Winslet Best Supporting Actor: John C. Reilly Best Supporting Actress: Jodie Foster
13. The Help (2011)
PG-13 | 146 min | Drama
An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African American maids' point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis.
Votes: 358,190 | Gross: $169.71M
Best Picture Best Actress: Viola Davis Best Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer Best Adatped Screenplay: Tate Taylor
14. Super 8 (2011)
PG-13 | 112 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
During the summer of 1979, a group of friends witness a train crash and investigate subsequent unexplained events in their small town.
Votes: 306,879 | Gross: $127.00M
Best Picture Best Director: J. J. Abrams Best Original Screenplay: J.J. Abrams
15. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
R | 122 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced from semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet Agent within MI6.
Votes: 163,314 | Gross: $24.15M
Best Picture Best Actor: Gary Oldman Best Adapted Screenplay: Peter Straughan and Bridget O'Connor
16. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
PG-13 | 130 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Harry, Ron, and Hermione search for Voldemort's remaining Horcruxes in their effort to destroy the Dark Lord as the final battle rages on at Hogwarts.
Votes: 623,712 | Gross: $381.01M
Best Picture Best Adapted Screenplay: Steve Kloves
17. Moneyball (2011)
PG-13 | 133 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to assemble a baseball team on a lean budget by employing computer-generated analysis to acquire new players.
Votes: 306,412 | Gross: $75.61M
Best Picture Best Director: Bennett Miller Best Actor: Brad Pitt Best Supporting Actor: Jonah Hill Best Adapted Screenplay: Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin
18. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011)
PG-13 | 129 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery
A nine-year-old amateur inventor, Francophile, and pacifist searches New York City for the lock that matches a mysterious key left behind by his father, who died in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.
Votes: 88,611 | Gross: $31.85M
Best Picture Best Director: Stephen Daldry Best Actor: Thomas Horn Best Supporting Actor: Max von Sydow Best Supporting Actress: Sandra Bullock Best Adapted Screenplay: Eric Roth
19. The Artist (I) (2011)
PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A silent movie star meets a young dancer, but the arrival of talking pictures sends their careers in opposite directions.
Votes: 205,685 | Gross: $44.67M
Best Picture Best Director: Michel Hazanavicus Best Actor: Jean Dujardin Best Supporting Actress: Berenice Bejo Best Original Screenplay: Michel Hazanavicius
20. Midnight in Paris (2011)
PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
While on a trip to Paris with his fiancée's family, a nostalgic screenwriter finds himself mysteriously going back to the 1920s everyday at midnight.
Votes: 333,693 | Gross: $56.82M
Best Picture Best Original Screenplay: Woody Allen
21. Young Adult (2011)
R | 94 min | Comedy, Drama
Soon after her divorce, a fiction writer returns to her home in small-town Minnesota, looking to rekindle a romance with her ex-boyfriend, who is now happily married and has a newborn daughter.
Votes: 68,810 | Gross: $16.31M
Best Picture Best Actress: Charlize Theron Best Original Screenplay: Doable Cody
22. Albert Nobbs (2011)
R | 113 min | Drama, Romance
Albert Nobbs struggles to survive in late 19th-century Ireland, where women aren't encouraged to be independent. Posing as a man so she can work as a butler in Dublin's most elegant hotel, Albert meets a handsome painter and looks to escape the lie she has been living.
Votes: 21,110 | Gross: $3.01M
Best Actress: Glenn Close Best Supporting Acteress: Janet McTeer
23. Melancholia (2011)
R | 135 min | Drama
Two sisters find their already strained relationship challenged as a mysterious new planet threatens to collide with Earth.
Votes: 142,543 | Gross: $3.03M
Best Actress: Kristen Dunst
24. Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011)
R | 102 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Haunted by painful memories and increasing paranoia, a damaged woman struggles to re-assimilate with her family after fleeing an abusive cult.
Votes: 43,431 | Gross: $2.98M
Best Actress: Elizabeth Olsen Best Supporting Actor: John Hawkens Best Original Screenplay: Sean Durkin
25. Beginners (2010)
R | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A young man is rocked by two announcements from his elderly father: that he has terminal cancer, and that he has a young male lover.
Votes: 79,967 | Gross: $5.79M
Best Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer Best Original Screenply: Mike Mills
26. Drive (I) (2011)
R | 100 min | Crime, Drama
A mysterious Hollywood stuntman and mechanic moonlights as a getaway driver and finds himself in trouble when he helps out his neighbor.
Votes: 483,133 | Gross: $35.06M
Best Picture Best Director: Nicolas Winding Refn Best Supporting Actor: Albert Brooks Best Adapted Screenplay: Hossein Amini
27. 50/50 (2011)
R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Inspired by a true story, a comedy centered on a 27-year-old guy who learns of his cancer diagnosis, and his subsequent struggle to beat the disease.
Votes: 288,493 | Gross: $35.01M
Best Actor: Joseph Gordon-Levitt Best Original Screenplay: Will Reiser
28. The Adventures of Tintin (2011)
PG | 107 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
Intrepid reporter Tintin and Captain Haddock set off on a treasure hunt for a sunken ship commanded by Haddock's ancestor.
Votes: 190,814 | Gross: $77.59M
Best Adapted Screenplay: Steven Moffat, Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish
29. Hugo (2011)
PG | 126 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
In Paris in 1931, an orphan named Hugo Cabret who lives in the walls of a train station is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton.
Votes: 268,430 | Gross: $73.86M
Best Picture Best Supporting Actor: Ben Kingshley Best Adapted Screenplay: John Logan