James Franco has to be expecting it. Natalie Portman has probably known it for months. I’m sure Annette Bening is feeling it. Ditto for Darren Aronofsky and probably his mustache. I mean seriously we all do at this point. Come Tuesday morning all of those names will wake up to much deserved Oscar nominations as predicted by just about everyone in and out of the industry. When the 83rd Annual Academy Award nominees are announced expect a similar script that’s been playing out at recent award shows lately.
Jesse Eisenberg getting snubbed is the only shocking thing I can imagine happening when the nominations are announced on Jan. 26. The field for Best Actor is so competitive this year – it’s very possible “The Social Network” actor gets left off the ballot in favor of Javier Bardem, Paul Giamatti or even Mark Wahlberg. Don’t bank on that happening though. The Mark Zuckerberg portrayer should earn one of the presumed ten nominations or so for his film. It’d be interesting to see if Kunis or Franco gets snubbed. If the latter does you can expect hosting duties to be, well, awkward. Don’t count on that either. Anyway, below are my predictions in major categories only. I seriously doubt you care whom I feel has the best shot at a Best Makeup nod.
The King’s Speech
Toy Story 3
The Social Network
The Kids Are All Right
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Spoiler alert: Ben Stiller and Amy Adams share a kiss scene in the filming of Night at the Museum 2 in front of the Museum of Natural History last night. Adams plays Amelia Earhart in the film. Glad to see we finally found that woman.