By now, visitors to The Wife Hates Sports know that this is a sports site with a tendency to dabble in the entertainment world from time to time.

Nothing symbolizes Hollywood more than the Oscars, which is why – like last year – yours truly will go head-to-head against the wife in hopes to achieve gender domination for one evening.

It’s time to post some award predictions for the Oscars.  Feel free to chime in with your picks.

83rd Annual Academy Awards: Oscar Predictions

Music (Original Song)

 

The Nominees Are: Country Strong (“Coming Home” – Music and Lyric by Tom Douglas, Troyoscars-statue Verges and Hillary Lindsey), Tangled (“I See the Light” – Music by Alan Menken; Lyric by Glenn Slater, 127 Hours (“If I Rise” – Music by A.R. Rahman; Lyric by Dido and Rollo Armstrong) and Toy Story 3 (“We Belong Together” – Music and Lyric by Randy Newman)

KP’s Prediction: Toy Story 3 (“We Belong Together” – Music and Lyric by Randy Newman)

The Wife’s Prediction: 127 Hours (“If I Rise” – Music by A.R. Rahman; Lyric by Dido and Rollo Armstrong)

 

Music (Original Score)

 

The Nominees Are: How to Train Your Dragon (John Powell), Inception (Hans Zimmer), The King’s Speech (Alexandre Desplat), 127 Hours (A.R. Rahman) and The Social Network (Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross)

KP’s Prediction: The Social Network (Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross)

The Wife’s Prediction: Inception (Hans Zimmer)

 

Directing

 

The Nominees Are: Black Swan (Darren Aronofsky), The Fighter (David O. Russell), The King’s Speech (Tom Hooper), The Social Network (David Fincher) and True Grit (Joel Coen and Ethan Coen)

KP’s Prediction: The Social Network (David Fincher)

The Wife’s Prediction: Black Swan (Darren Aronofsky)

 

Costume Design

The Nominees Are: Alice in Wonderland (Colleen Atwood), I Am Love (Antonella Cannarozzi), The King’s Speech (Jenny Beavan), The Tempest (Sandy Powell) and True Grit (Mary Zophres)

KP’s Prediction: The King’s Speech (Jenny Beavan)

The Wife’s Prediction: The King’s Speech (Jenny Beavan)

Cinematography

The Nominees Are: Black Swan (Matthew Libatique), Inception (Wally Pfister), The King’s Speech (Danny Cohen), The Social Network (Jeff Cronenweth) and True Grit (Roger Deakins)

KP’s Prediction: Inception (Wally Pfister)

The Wife’s Prediction: Black Swan (Matthew Libatique)

Animated Feature Film

The Nominees Are: How to Train Your Dragon (Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois), The Illusionist (Sylvain Chomet) and Toy Story 3 (Les Unkrich)

KP’s Prediction: Toy Story 3 (Les Unkrich)

The Wife’s Prediction: Toy Story 3 (Les Unkrich)

Actress in a Supporting Role

The Nominees Are: Amy Adams (The Fighter), Helena Bonham Carter (The King’s Speech), Melissa Leo (The Fighter), Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit) and Jacki Weaver (Animal Kingdom)

KP’s Prediction: Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit)

The Wife’s Prediction: Melissa Leo (The Fighter)

Actress in a Leading Role

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KP and The Wife think Natalie Portman will take home the Oscar for her performance in Black Swan

The Nominees Are: Annette Bening (The Kids Are All Right), Nicole Kidman (Rabbit Hole), Jennifer Lawrence (Winter’s Bone), Natalie Portman (Black Swan) and Michelle Williams (Blue Valentine)

KP’s Prediction: Natalie Portman (Black Swan)

The Wife’s Prediction: Natalie Portman (Black Swan)

Actor in a Supporting Role

The Nominees Are: Christian Bale (The Fighter), John Hawkes (Winter’s Bone), Jeremy Renner (The Town), Mark Ruffalo (The Kids Are All Right) and Geoffrey Rush (The King’s Speech)

KP’s Prediction: Christian Bale (The Fighter)

The Wife’s Prediction: Christian Bale (The Fighter)

Actor in a Leading Role

The Nominees Are: Javier Bardem (Biutiful), Jeff Bridges (True Grit), Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network), Colin Firth (The King’s Speech) and James Franco (127 Hours)

KP’s Prediction: Colin Firth (The King’s Speech)

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KP picks darkhorse The Social Network to steal Best Picture from The King’s Speech

The Wife’s Prediction: Colin Firth (The King’s Speech)

Best Picture

The Nominees Are: Black Swan (Mike Medavoy, Brian Oliver and Scott Franklin), The Fighter (David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman and Mark Wahlberg), Inception (Emma Thomas and Christopher Nolan), The Kids Are All Right (Gary Gilbert, Jeffrey Levy-Hinte and Celine Rattray), The King’s Speech (Iain Canning, Emile Sherman and Gareth Unwin), 127 Hours (Christian Colson, Danny Boyle and John Smithson), The Social Network (Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca and Cean Chaffin), Toy Story 3 (Darla K. Anderson), True Grit (Scott Rudin, Ethan Coen and Joel Coen) and Winter’s Bone (Anne Rosellini and Alix Madigan-Yorkin)

KP’s Prediction: The Social Network

The Wife’s Prediction: The King’s Speech


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