Imitation of Life

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2010 National Board of Review Awards Predictions

The 2010 National Board of Review Awards will be announced in a couple of hours.

Here are my predictions (not my wishes) in the main categories:


BEST PICTURE: The Social Network

TOP TEN FILMS: The Social Network, The King’s Speech, Toy Story 3, Winter’s Bone, The Kids Are All Right, Inception, The Town, 127 Hours, Black Swan, Rabbit Hole

BEST DIRECTOR: Danny Boyle for 127 Hours (alternative winner: Darren Aronofsky for Black Swan)

BEST ACTOR: Ryan Gosling (alt: James Franco)

BEST ACTRESS: Natalie Portman (alt: Nicole Kidman)

BEST SUP. ACTOR: Mark Ruffalo (alt: Geoffrey Rush)

BEST SUP. ACTRESS: Jacki Weaver (alt: Diane Wiest)

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: Chrsitopher Nolan for Inception (alt: Lisa Cholodenko & S. Blumberg for The Kids Are All Right)

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: Aaron Sorkin for The Social Network (alt: Debra Granik for Winter’s Bone)

BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE ACTOR: Jesse Eisenberg (alt: Justin Timberlake)

BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMNACE ACTRESS: Jennifer Lawrence (alt: Mia Wasikowska)

BEST ACTING BY AN ENSEMBLE: The Town (alt: The Kids Are All Right)

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE: Toy Story 3 (alt: How To Train Your Dragon)

BEST FOREIGN FILM: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

TOP FIVE FOREIGN FILMS: The Secret in Their Eyes, Biutiful, Of Gods and Men, Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall Past Lives, I Am Love


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