Nick Allen’s Oscar Picks for the 83rd Annual Academy Awards

Like Jeff Bayer and his “Movie B.S” co-host Eric D. Snider, I have arranged my picks for tonight’s Oscars in the form of a “confidence list,” as devised by Bayer himself. As described by the man, the rules go like this: There are 24 nominees categories. In this list, my most confident pick will receive 24 points. My least confident will receive 1 point.

This is much more exciting than your brother’s printed-off Oscar ballot, and it’s apparently, (according to Jeff) the way of the future. Give it a shot, but before you do – check out my predictions. If you want to win 300 points on your first “bowling” attempt, just copy and paste my guesses below. (And if you win, split your prize with me.)

24 – Best Animated Feature – Toy Story 3
23 – Best Adapted Screenplay – The Social Network
22 – Best Supporting Actor – Christian Bale, The Fighter
21 – Best Actress – Natalie Portman, Black Swan
20 – Best Achievement In Visual Effects – Inception
19 – Best Original Score – The Social Network
18 – Best Sound Mixing – Inception
17 – Best Sound Editing – Inception
16 – Best Actor – Colin Firth, The King’s Speech
15 – Best Supporting Actress – Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit
14 – Best Original Screenplay – The King’s Speech
13 – Best Cinematography – Inception
12 – Best Editing – The Social Network
11 – Best Picture – The Social Network
10 – Best Achievement in Art Direction – Inception
09 – Best Original Song – “I See the Light,” from Tangled
08 – Best Director – David Fincher, The Social Network
07 – Best Foreign Language Film of the Year – In A Better World
06 – Best Costume Design – Alice in Wonderland
05 – Best Achievement in Makeup – The Wolfman
04 – Best Documentary, Features – Exit Through The Gift Shop
03 – Best Documentary, Short Subjects – Killing In the Name
02 – Best Short Film, Animated – Let’s Pollute
01 – Best Short Film, Live-Action – Na Wewe

Possible points … 300.

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