The Real Reel’s final Oscar nomination predictions

The time has finally come! The moment we’ve all been waiting for – Oscar nominations are finally upon us!  Bright and early tomorrow morning, Academy Award winner Monique will join AMPAS president Tom Sherak to announce the nominees for the 83rd Academy Awards and we all can breathe a collective sigh of relief.  Finally, all of the predictions, speculations and chitter chatter will officially be put to rest. OK, not officially considering that we’ll spend the next month predicting the winners of the coveted gold statue but the hard (and fun) part is sadly coming to end.

What can you expect tomorrow? For starters, be on the lookout for a few surprises; last year surprise entries included a best picture nomination for The Blind Side and a best supporting actress nomination for Maggie Gyllenhaal.  Also, look for some of your favorite films of the year to make the grade in the Best Picture category, which will honor 10 films with nominations for the second year in a row.

With that being said, let’s get to the predictions. For the record, I’ve only made predictions in the main categories that will be announced on tomorrow morning which includes Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress.

I’ll be up bright and early tomorrow morning at 8:30am et/ 5:30am pt, live tweeting the nominations as they come in.  You can join in on the fun by watching the nominations live here.

Best Picture
The Social Network
The King’s Speech
Black Swan
The Fighter
Toy Story 3
True Grit
127 Hours
The Kids Are All Right
Winter’s Bone

Surprise Entries: Blue Valentine, The Town

Best Director
David Fincher, The Social Network
Christopher Nolan, Inception
Darren Aronofsky, Black Swan
Tom Hooper, The King’s Speech
David O. Russell, The Fighter

Surprise Entries: Joel & Ethan Coen, True Grit,  Lisa Cholodenko,The Kids Are All Right

Best Actor
Colin Firth, The King’s Speech
Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network
James Franco, 127 Hours
Jeff Bridges, True Grit
Robert Duvall, Get Low

Surprise Entries: Mark Wahlberg,  The Fighter,  Ryan Gosling,  Blue Valentine,  Javier Bardem, Biutiful

Best Actress
Natalie Portman, Black Swan
Annette Bening, The Kids Are All Right
Jennifer Lawrence, Winter’s Bone
Nicole Kidman, Rabbit Hole
Michelle Williams, Blue Valentine

Surprise Entries: Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit,   Hilary Swank, Conviction

Best Supporting Actor
Christian Bale, The Fighter
Andrew Garfield, The Social Network
Jeremy Renner, The Town
Geoffrey Rush, The King’s Speech
John Hawkes, Winter’s Bone

Surprise Entries: Sam Rockwell, Conviction , Matt Damon, True Grit,  Vincent Cassel, Black Swan

Best Supporting Actress
Hailee Steinfeld,True Grit
Melissa Leo,The Fighter
Helena Bonham-Carter, The King’s Speech
Jackie Weaver, Animal Kingdom
Mila Kunis, Black Swan

Surprise Entries: Barbara Hershey, Black Swan

Missed Episode 1 of The Real Reel’s Oscar Podcast Series? No worries- listen down below!



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