>I’m looking forward to the Oscars coverage tomorrow, from the Red Carpet to interviews of the winners. Although there seemed to be some controversy over the choice of hosts, I think both James Franco and Anne Hathaway will be great for this year’s ceremony. I am a fan of both of these very talented stars and love the films they’ve been in. Now, onto my favorites…here are the ones I hope will win tomorrow, along with guesses as to the winners will be in a few categories.

  • Best Picture – “127 Hours,” “Inception,” or “The King’s Speech”
  • Best Director – Darren Aronofsky, “Black Swan”
  • Best Actor – James Franco, “127 Hours”
  • Best Actress – Natalie Portman, “Black Swan”
  • Best Supporting Actor – Christian Bale, “The Fighter”
  • Best Supporting Actress – Amy Adams, “The Fighter”
  • Best Original Screenplay – “Inception”
  • Best Adapted Screenplay – “127 Hours”
  • Best Animated Feature – “Toy Story 3”
  • Best Foreign Language Film – “Biutiful”
  • Best Documentary Feature – “Inside Job”
  • Best Animated Short – ?
  • Best Documentary Short – ?
  • Best Art Direction – “Alice in Wonderland” or “Inception”
  • Best Cinematography – “Inception”
  • Best Costume Design – “Alice in Wonderland”
  • Best Film Editing – “127 Hours” or “Black Swan”
  • Best Live Action Short – ?
  • Best Original Score – “127 Hours” or “Inception”
  • Best Original Song – “If I Rise,” “127 Hours”
  • Best Makeup – “The Wolfman”
  • Best Visual Effects – “Inception”
  • Best Sound Editing – “Inception”
  • Best Sound Mixing – “Inception”

I can’t really choose for the three short film categories, not knowing much at all about the nominees. Also, I was glad to see “The Wolfman” had been nominated for Best Makeup. Some remakes aren’t very good, as most people might say, and I usually agree that the original is better. However, that particular remake was really good due to the atmospheric look it was given, as well as the time period and filming locations it was set to.