Saturday, February 26, 2011

Our Picks for the 2011 Oscars

The 83rd Annual Academy Awards are happening THIS coming Sunday and our film expert, Leticia Cambre is on hand to predict the winners.  We hope you win the Oscar pool...
As a hip urban girl that enjoys film, my guess for best supporting actress is Helena Bonham Carter.  She’ll win her first Oscar not only because of her excellence in many films such as Room With a View, but for the subtle nuances that only Carter could contribute to much of the humor, but also moments of sadness and warmth in The King’s Speech.  

As for best supporting actor, I think it’ll be a close race between Geoffrey Rush (The King’s Speech) and Christian Bale (The Fighter).  The latter has never won an award, whereas Geoffrey Rush won best actor for Shine in 1996.   As we all know, the academy loves to award historical pieces and Rush would deserve it. 

Best actress is most likely going to be Natalie Portman for Black Swan.  She played the lead with such intensity and was nominated for Closer in 2004.  I think this is her turn to win it!  
Best Actor will go to Colin Firth for The King’s Speech.  Firth’s performance as King George VI, the British monarch who seeks help from a speech therapist for his severe stammer was impeccable.  Of course I’m also biased because of his role as Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice.  

As for Best Picture, many critics predict The King’s Speech and I agree, it has depth and heart so it deserves to win.  If you haven’t seen it, you still have time.  So have fun watching the Oscars tomorrow.  I can’t wait for all the fashion!

Start time for the Oscars is 8 PM.  Red carpet coverage with various entertainment news programs will start at around 7 PM.  The whole thing usually runs over time and run for at least three hours.  James Franco and Anne Hathaway are co-hosting this year.  So who do you think is going to win for sure?

Leticia Cambre is a Business Development Coordinator for Education First as well as a Hip + Urban Girl.  Her blog, Artsy news, will be coming out shortly.          

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