The Real Reel’s Official Oscar Ballot

The final ballots for the 83rd Academy Awards were due today, making this awards season a done deal. Yep, you heard right the  2010-2011 awards season campaign is officially a wrap, and now we must wait.

Members of the Academy had strict orders to turn in their ballots by 5pm/PST today, or risk their vote not being counted.  Since I’m an active member of the Academy, in my head, here’s how my ballot would have looked:

**the following are not official predictions

Best Picture
1. The Social Network
2. Black Swan
3. The Fighter
4. Inception
5. Toy Story 3
6. 127 Hours
7.The King’s Speech
8. The Kids Are All Right
9. Winter’s Bone
10. True Grit

Leading Actor
Jesse Eisenberg in “The Social Network”

Supporting Actor
Christian Bale in “The Fighter”

Leading Actress
Natalie Portman in “Black Swan”

Supporting Actress
Melissa Leo in “The Fighter”

Animated Feature
Toy Story 3

Art Direction
Alice in Wonderland

The Social Network

Costume Design
Alice in Wonderland

David Fincher for “The Social Network”

Documentary Feauture
Exit Through the Gift Shop

Film Editing
The Social Network

Foreign Language Film

The Wolfman

Original Score
The Social Network, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross

Original Song
“If I Rise” 127 Hours

Sound Editing

Sound Mixing

Visual Effects

Adapted Screenplay
Aaron Sorkin for “The Social Network”

Original Screenplay
Christopher Nolan for “Inception”


**Per Academy rules, you’re not allowed to vote for any of the nominated short film unless you’ve watched them all in their entirety, which is why the categories have been omitted from the ballot**


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