My predications of the runners for the 84th Academy Awards Part 1: Best Picture to Best Adapted Screenplay Final Contenders

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)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
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. (146 mins.)
“ Best Picture
Besat Director: Steven Spielberg
Best Actor: Jeremy Irvine
Best Adapted Screenplay: Richard Curtis and Lee Hall ” - adog1990
 
2.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
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. (158 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
“ Best Picture
Best Director: David Fincher
Best Actor: Daniel Craig
Best Actress: Rooney Mara
Best Adapted Screenplay: Steven Zaillian ” - adog1990
 
3.
The Tree of Life (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
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. (139 mins.)
Director: Terrence Malick
“ Best Picture
Best Director: Terrence Malick
Best Supporting Actor: Brad Pitt
Best Supporting Actress: Jessica Chastain
Best Original Screenplay: Terrence Malick ” - adog1990
 
4.
J. Edgar (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
J. Edgar Hoover, powerful head of the F.B.I. for nearly 50 years, looks back on his professional and personal life. (137 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
“ 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 ” - adog1990
 
5.
The Descendants (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A land baron tries to reconnect with his two daughters after his wife is seriously injured in a boating accident. (115 mins.)
Director: Alexander Payne
“ 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 ” - adog1990
 
6.
A Dangerous Method (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A look at how the intense relationship between Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud gives birth to psychoanalysis. (99 mins.)
“ Best Actor: Michael Fassbender
Best Actress: Keira Knightley
Best Supporting Actor: Viggo Mortensen ” - adog1990
 
7.
We Bought a Zoo (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Set in Southern California, a father moves his young family to the countryside to renovate and re-open a struggling zoo. (124 mins.)
Director: Cameron Crowe
“ Best Picture
Best Actor: Matt Damon
Best Adapted Screenplay: Aline Brosh McKenna and Cameron Crowe ” - adog1990
 
8.
The Ides of March (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
An idealistic staffer for a new presidential candidate gets a crash course on dirty politics during his stint on the campaign trail. (101 mins.)
Director: George Clooney
“ 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 ” - adog1990
 
9.
The Iron Lady (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
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. (105 mins.)
Director: Phyllida Lloyd
“ Best Picture
Best Actress: Meryl Streep
Best Supporting Actor: Jim Broadbent
Best Supporting Actor: Anthony Head
Best Original Screenplay: Abi Morgan ” - adog1990
 
10.
Win Win (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
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. (106 mins.)
Director: Tom McCarthy
“ Best Actor: Paul Giamatti
Best Actress: Amy Ryan
Best Original Screenplay: Thomas McCarthy and Joe Tiboni ” - adog1990
 
11.
My Week with Marilyn (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Colin Clark, an employee of Sir Laurence Olivier's, documents the tense interaction between Olivier and Marilyn Monroe during the production of The Prince and the Showgirl. (99 mins.)
Director: Simon Curtis
“ Best Picture
Best Actress: Michelle Williams
Best Supporting Actor: Kenneth Branagh
Best Adapted Screenplay: Adrian Hodges ” - adog1990
 
12.
Carnage (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
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. (80 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
“ Best Picture
Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz
Best Supporting Actress: Kate Winslet
Best Supporting Actor: John C. Reilly
Best Supporting Actress: Jodie Foster ” - adog1990
 
13.
The Help (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
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. (146 mins.)
Director: Tate Taylor
“ Best Picture
Best Actress: Viola Davis
Best Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer
Best Adatped Screenplay: Tate Taylor ” - adog1990
 
14.
Super 8 (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
During the summer of 1979, a group of friends witness a train crash and investigate subsequent unexplained events in their small town. (112 mins.)
Director: J.J. Abrams
“ Best Picture
Best Director: J. J. Abrams
Best Original Screenplay: J.J. Abrams ” - adog1990
 
15.
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced from semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet agent within MI6. (122 mins.)
Director: Tomas Alfredson
“ Best Picture
Best Actor: Gary Oldman
Best Adapted Screenplay: Peter Straughan and Bridget O'Connor ” - adog1990
 
16.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
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. (130 mins.)
Director: David Yates
“ Best Picture
Best Adapted Screenplay: Steve Kloves ” - adog1990
 
17.
Moneyball (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
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. (133 mins.)
Director: Bennett Miller
“ Best Picture
Best Director: Bennett Miller
Best Actor: Brad Pitt
Best Supporting Actor: Jonah Hill
Best Adapted Screenplay: Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin ” - adog1990
 
18.
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
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. (129 mins.)
Director: Stephen Daldry
“ 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 ” - adog1990
 
19.
The Artist (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A silent movie star meets a young dancer, but the arrival of talking pictures sends their careers in opposite directions. (100 mins.)
“ Best Picture
Best Director: Michel Hazanavicus
Best Actor: Jean Dujardin
Best Supporting Actress: Berenice Bejo
Best Original Screenplay: Michel Hazanavicius ” - adog1990
 
20.
Midnight in Paris (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
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. (94 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
“ Best Picture
Best Original Screenplay: Woody Allen ” - adog1990
 
21.
Young Adult (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
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. (94 mins.)
Director: Jason Reitman
“ Best Picture
Best Actress: Charlize Theron
Best Original Screenplay: Doable Cody ” - adog1990
 
22.
Albert Nobbs (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
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. (113 mins.)
Director: Rodrigo García
“ Best Actress: Glenn Close
Best Supporting Acteress: Janet McTeer ” - adog1990
 
23.
Melancholia (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Two sisters find their already strained relationship challenged as a mysterious new planet threatens to collide with Earth. (135 mins.)
Director: Lars von Trier
“ Best Actress: Kristen Dunst ” - adog1990
 
24.
Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Haunted by painful memories and increasing paranoia, a damaged woman struggles to re-assimilate with her family after fleeing an abusive cult. (102 mins.)
Director: Sean Durkin
“ Best Actress: Elizabeth Olsen
Best Supporting Actor: John Hawkens
Best Original Screenplay: Sean Durkin ” - adog1990
 
25.
Beginners (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
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. (105 mins.)
Director: Mike Mills
“ Best Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer
Best Original Screenply: Mike Mills ” - adog1990
 
26.
Drive (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A mysterious Hollywood stuntman and mechanic moonlights as a getaway driver and finds himself in trouble when he helps out his neighbor. (100 mins.)
“ Best Picture
Best Director: Nicolas Winding Refn
Best Supporting Actor: Albert Brooks
Best Adapted Screenplay: Hossein Amini ” - adog1990
 
27.
50/50 (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
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. (100 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Levine
“ Best Actor: Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Best Original Screenplay: Will Reiser ” - adog1990
 
28.
The Adventures of Tintin (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Intrepid reporter Tintin and Captain Haddock set off on a treasure hunt for a sunken ship commanded by Haddock's ancestor. (107 mins.)
“ Best Adapted Screenplay: Steven Moffat, Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish ” - adog1990
 
29.
Hugo (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Set in 1930s Paris, an orphan who lives in the walls of a train station is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton. (126 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
“ Best Picture
Best Supporting Actor: Ben Kingshley
Best Adapted Screenplay: John Logan ” - adog1990