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MarketBob's Oscar Predictions 2011

MarketBob's Oscar Predictions 2011

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Published by Craig Forgrave
My money is on The King’s Speech to take the most high-quality Oscar gold home, followed by The Social Network and True Grit, with Inception picking up the tech statues. Here are the nominees and my picks. I will be watching and scoring myself, so I won’t care so much about how lame the actual show is from an entertainment point of view. I hope you do the same and get more picks right than wrong. Good luck!
My money is on The King’s Speech to take the most high-quality Oscar gold home, followed by The Social Network and True Grit, with Inception picking up the tech statues. Here are the nominees and my picks. I will be watching and scoring myself, so I won’t care so much about how lame the actual show is from an entertainment point of view. I hope you do the same and get more picks right than wrong. Good luck!

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Published by: Craig Forgrave on Feb 18, 2011
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MarketBOB
s Oscar Picks for 2011
 February 17, 2011
The annual Oscar awards show is a terriblebore, but everybody watches it to see thestars embarrass themselves and truly givethe performance of their lives as
goodsport
losers. Yes, one star wins and actsmodestly appreciative to all the others who
“helped” them achieve th
is ultimate treasurefor their ego-driven career. But even theyare
acting
humble. So, why watch? Topick the winners, of course!The Oscars are a competition of sorts, a voteby industry peers on the quality of work displayed on movie screens each week (if 
you’re lucky). Most of the time, the awards
go to movies few have seen or even care tosee. The Academy voters reward artisticefforts over box office hits. Art
isn’t what
Hollywood is about, although the movie studios strive towin because winners sells more tickets and allows them tohire more creative talent who aspire to win Oscars. In anincestuous business of mutual back-scratching, the annualAcademy Awards show is the social zenith of the moviebusiness.MarketBOB concentrates on box office hits and theiremotional impact on audiences so the Oscar best picture
 
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list rarely includes movies I review on a weekly basis.
However, despite Hollywood’s best efforts, a few rogue
blockbusters receive nominations and this year is nodifferent:
The Social Network, Inception, Toy Story 3
 and
True Grit
made both lists. For my money, this makesthem winners. However, you can
t enjoy the spectacle of the Oscar show if you restrict yourself to the big moviesyou really liked on opening weekend. No, you have to dig
around the multiplex and watch the anomalies, the “black swans” of Hollywood that didn’t sell tickets but impressed
the hell out of Academy voters.The movie with the most nominations (12) is a dull littlestory about a pompous ass with a speech impediment whohas to, after a build-up of decades, make the bloody speechof his life as Britain enters the bloody war against Hitler.No special effects, no 3D imagery but just a few actors in afew rooms, talking. And they are the same sex, no less.
So, you wouldn’t walk across the street to see it but whenit wins a ton of awards, you’ll be dying to s
-s-see it.
The King
’ 
 s Speech
is the top contender for the top awards.Now the second most-nominated movie (10) is
True Grit
,a remake of a John Wayne movie produced and directedby the quirky Coen Brothers, who essentially work outsideof the Hollywood system and have the ability to makewhatever damn movie they want. They keep costs down,attract top actors and stay true to their inner vision of story
and visual themes. They didn’
t make #1 at the box officeuntil the third week of release, which is a remarkableaccomplishment to the power of word of mouth and the

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Thanks, Scribd for featuring the Oscar picks. Hope everyone picks some winners!
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Oscar's persistent allure, I think, is built around in part our collective sublime notion that movies are also an art form. People vote at the box office with their money for the movies' entertainment values. Therefore, it makes sense to me, the Academy voters look for something more than or other than mass entertainment appeal - ultimately for its own entertainment value?
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