We have a winner

But just one, thank goodness.  Here are the Oscar winners:

Best picture: The King’s Speech

Best director: Tom Hooper, The King’s Speech

Best actress: Natalie Portman, Black Swan

Best actor:  Colin Firth, The King’s Speech

Best actress, supporting role: Melissa Leo, The Fighter

Best actor, supporting role:  Christian Bale, The Fighter

Tie breaker; Cinematography:  Inception, Wally Pfister

Fortunately, I didn’t have to resort to tie-breakers, as reader Lee Phelan got all of them right, including “Cinematography”.   Esra Resnick got all six winners, but lost on the tie-breaker.

Lee, contact me at my email (easily found on the internet) to receive your prize.   And if I’ve missed some winners (not hard since it’s 6 a.m. and I haven’t had coffee), do correct me.

So many of the guesses were nearly identical, but fell down in two categories, Best Director, and, especially, Best Actress in a Supporting Role (many people guessed Helena Bonham Carter from The King’s Speech or Haille Steinfeld from True Grit). The winner, Melissa Leo from The Fighter, was notable for dropping the f-bomb in her acceptance speech.

Here’s an Oscar for Lee, more on this one later:


8 thoughts on “We have a winner

  1. She didn’t drop any bombs, f- or otherwise. She said the word “fuck”. Good grief, it’s 2011… are we still so shocked and awed by those four little letters we can’t even reference the word literally?

    And what media idiot decided that “f-bomb” was a good euphemism? If you really can’t bring yourself to say it, or write it… you can at least just say “f-word”. Calling it a “bomb” attributes far too much drama.

    For further enlightenment, consult the wisdom of Penn & Teller:

    http://www.220.ro/funny/Penn-Teller-Bullshit-Profainity/bOSnUR756k/

    Wondering if this comment will pass automated and/or human moderation.

  2. One day perhaps “best actor” etc. will refer to both male & female (& non-assigned). It’s absurd to differentiate…

    Isn’t it ?

    1. Yeah but then you only give out one prize, we must have moar prizes!! 🙂

      The whole thing is pretty meaningless anyway, I don’t think we need to get our knickers in knot about how its done.

  3. Are you absolutely sure that I didn’t win? I might have. I think it’s possible. I really want the prize, so I’m sure you’ll find there’s been an error somewhere. Just look, ok?

  4. “Fortunately, I didn’t have to resort to tie-breakers, as reader Lee Phelan got all of them right, including ‘Cinematography’. Esra Resnick got all six winners, but lost on the tie-breaker.”

    How is that not resorting to tie-breakers?

    1. Yes, you’re right. What happened is that I wrote the first sentence, and then discovered later that Esra also got the six right. I added his “win,” but forgot to change the first part!

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