Who SHOULD Win the Oscar in the Main Categories (2011)

*This is who I believe should, not will, win the Oscar for each category....I am only choosing from those who are actually nominated...(I've seen all 9 movies nominated for Best Picture and most of the performances in the acting categories)
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1.
George Clooney
Actor, Gravity
George Timothy Clooney was born on May 6, 1961, in Lexington, Kentucky, to Nina Bruce (née Warren), a former beauty pageant queen, and Nick Clooney, a former anchorman and game show host (who was also the brother of singer Rosemary Clooney). He has Irish, English, and German ancestry. Clooney spent most of this youth in Ohio and Kentucky...
“ Best Actor: The Descendants ” - dolphinsrock81
 
2.
Rooney Mara
Rooney Mara is an American actress. She made her screen debut in the slasher film Urban Legends: Bloody Mary (2005) and went on to have a breakout role in the independent coming-of-age drama Tanner Hall (2009), followed by roles in the 2010 remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street and the biographical drama film The Social Network (2010)...
“ Best Actress: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo ” - dolphinsrock81
 
3.
Max von Sydow
Max von Sydow was born Carl Adolf von Sydow on April 10, 1929 in Lund, Skåne, Sweden, to a middle-class family. He is the son of Baroness Maria Margareta (Rappe), a teacher, and Carl Wilhelm von Sydow, an ethnologist and folklore professor. His surname traces back to his father's partial German ancestry...
“ Best Supporting Actor: Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close ” - dolphinsrock81
 
4.
Octavia Spencer
Actress, The Help
Spencer is a native of Montgomery, Alabama, which she claims is the proverbial buckle of the Bible belt. She's the sixth of seven siblings and holds a BS in Liberal Arts from Auburn University. A "closet" lover of acting, this practical Alabamian knew that she'd someday work in the film industry, but never dreamed it would be in front of the camera...
“ Best Supporting Actress: The Help ” - dolphinsrock81
 
5.
Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese directed landmark films such as the crime film Mean Streets (1973), the vigilante-thriller Taxi Driver (1976), the biographical sports drama Raging Bull (1980), the black comedy The King of Comedy (1983), and the crime films Goodfellas (1990) and Casino (1995), all of which he collaborated on with actor and close friend Robert De Niro...
“ Best Director: Hugo ” - dolphinsrock81
 
6.
Alexander Payne
Producer, The Descendants
Director, producer and screenwriter Alexander Payne was born in Omaha, Nebraska. His parents, Peggy (Constantine) and George Payne, ran a Greek restaurant. His father is of Greek and German ancestry, and his mother is of Greek descent; the family name was originally Papadopoulos. He has two older brothers...
“ Best Picture w/Jim Burke & Jim Taylor: The Descendants ” - dolphinsrock81
 
7.
Woody Allen
Writer, Annie Hall
Woody Allen was born Allan Stewart Konigsberg on December 1, 1935 in Brooklyn, New York, to Nettie (Cherrie), a bookkeeper, and Martin Konigsberg, a waiter and jewellery engraver. His father was of Russian Jewish descent, and his maternal grandparents were Austrian Jewish immigrants. As a young boy...
“ Best Writing (Original Screenplay): Midnight in Paris ” - dolphinsrock81
 
8.
Alexander Payne
Producer, The Descendants
Director, producer and screenwriter Alexander Payne was born in Omaha, Nebraska. His parents, Peggy (Constantine) and George Payne, ran a Greek restaurant. His father is of Greek and German ancestry, and his mother is of Greek descent; the family name was originally Papadopoulos. He has two older brothers...
“ Best Writing w/Nat Faxon & Jim Rash (Adapted Screenplay): The Descendants ” - dolphinsrock81
 
9.
Gore Verbinski
Gore Verbinski, one of American cinema's most inventive directors who was a punk-rock guitarist as a teenager and had to sell his guitar to buy his first camera, is now the director of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest which made the industry record for highest opening weekend of all time ($135,600,000) and grossed over $1 billion dollars worldwide...
“ Best Animated Feature: Rango ” - dolphinsrock81
 
10.
“ Best Original Score: The Artist ” - dolphinsrock81
 
11.
Lon Bender
Sound Department, The Hunger Games
“ Best Sound Editing w/Victor Ray: Hugo ” - dolphinsrock81
 
12.
Tom Fleischman
Sound Department, The Departed
“ Best Sound Mixing w/John Midgley: Hugo ” - dolphinsrock81
 
13.
Laurence Bennett
Production Designer, Crash
“ Best Art Direction w/Robert Gould: Hugo ” - dolphinsrock81
 
14.
“ Best Cinematography: Hugo ” - dolphinsrock81
 
15.
“ Best Film Editing: The Descendants ” - dolphinsrock81
 
16.
Robert Legato
Visual Effects, Avatar
“ Best Visual Effects w/team: Hugo ” - dolphinsrock81