Oscar 2011 Wrap-up

I have been making Oscar predictions in this blog since 2005. In all those years, I have never even gotten close to the number of correct predictions I made this year.

At this year’s ceremony, I correctly chose a whopping 18 of the 24 awards!  While some of the technical awards can be attributed to luck, I am proud that I was able to pick ALL of the major awards, including The King’s Speech for Best Picture.  This just shows what paying attention to the guild awards can do for you.

Here is an archive of all the tweets I made during the ceremony.

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Best Oscar ending in years! Good night! #Oscars

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Cute kids. Love this song. #Oscars

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THE KING’S SPEECH wins!!!!! Final tally 18-6. #Oscars
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Lost count at some point. I’m actually at 17-6 #Oscars

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Least surprising win. 16-6 #Oscars

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Wow! Natalie Portman sure has come a long way since STAR WARS. 15-6 #Oscars

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Too bad they don’t give honorary Oscars DURING the ceremony anymore. #Oscars

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The DGA is rarely wrong! 14-6 #Oscars

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I’m fairly confident about my remaining predictions. #Oscars

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The “in memorandum” section is always sad, since there is always at least one death I didn’t know about. #Oscars

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Yay Randy Newman! 13-6 #Oscars

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Only 5 more awards left. I hope I made a good choice for Best Song. #Oscars

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The climb continues. 12-6 #Oscars

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After a small slip, I’m climbing again! 11-6 #Oscars

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BILLY CRYSTAL!!!!!!! #Oscars

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Wow! Didn’t expect INSIDE JOB to win. 10-6 #Oscars

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Let’s see if Banksy shows up. #Oscars

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Autotuned movies!!!!!! #Oscars

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Jake was right. Missed out on both short film categories. 10-5 #Oscars

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I sure missed the Best Song performances after they were scrapped last year. #Oscars

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Wow! I’m doing good! 11-3 #Oscars

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Rick Baker deserved this one. 10-3 #Oscars

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INCEPTION wins both sound awards. 9-3 #Oscars

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Either way 8-3 #Oscars

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It’s so hard to tell the difference between the sound categories #Oscars

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Who’d thought I’d ever see “Oscar winner Trent Reznor” 7-3 #Oscars

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Loved that classic score montage. #Oscars

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Bale wins. 6-3 #Oscars

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Did IN A BETTER WORLD even open in Canada? 5-3 #Oscars

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Oh…my…god #Oscars

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KING’S SPEECH wins screenplay. 5-2 #Oscars

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No surprise with Sorkin’s win. 4-2 #Oscars

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Very nostalgic tone to this year’s #Oscars

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No surprise here. 3-2 #Oscars

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Never saw THE LOST THING, but it does look good. 2-2 #Oscars

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F-Bomb!!!! #Oscars

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Despite Kirk Douglas taking forever to present, I am now 2-1 with my predictions. #Oscars

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Well INCEPTION wins this time! 1-1 #Oscars

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Darn I picked INCEPTION. 0-1 #Oscars

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Wasn’t too blown away with the monologue. #Oscars

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Did Franko say nomineed? #Oscars

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Yes!!! I sure missed these “insert host into the films” montages! #Oscars

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Almost time for the #Oscars!

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Well that’s enough #RedCarpet. I’ll continuing tweeting during the ceremony. #Oscars

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Anne Hathaway’s dress looks too bunched up to me. #Oscars #RedCarpet

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Warren Betty looks old compared to Annette Benning. #Oscars #RedCarpet

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Thanks for the #TIFF shout out Helena Bonham Carter #Oscars

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Printing the official oscar.com nominee checklist (http://bit.ly/ea0bD8) #Oscars

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Yeah, ABC’s #RedCarpet coverage is better than E!’s – no skeletons. #Oscars

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I need to locate a checklist for the ceremony. #Oscars

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Amy Adams is sparkly. #Oscars #RedCarpet

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I have to say that I miss the Barbara Walters Special and there doesn’t seem to be a replacement scheduled. #Oscars

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OK, I’m switching from E! to ABC. Hopefully it has better #RedCarpet coverage. #Oscars

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The Oscars have a bar? I thought they were more prestige than the Globes. #Oscars #RedCarpet

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Geoffrey Rush is bald!!!!!! #Oscars #redcarpet

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I miss Russell Brand’s beard. #Oscars #RedCarpet

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I know. It crashed TweetDeck. :/ RT @TheAcademy: At this moment, 1600 tweets per minute about #Oscars!

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My live Oscar tweets can now be seen at http://bit.ly/gyIlVu (and I got Tweetdeck working again)

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They started talking about baby bumps. *GROAN* #Oscars #RedCarpet
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Twilight moment? No thanks. #Oscars #RedCarpet

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2011 Oscar Tweets http://bit.ly/eUHKPp

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Red carpet time! #Oscars

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Tweetdeck won’t work (that’s what I get for adding a column for the Oscars hashtag)

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Red carpet begins on E! in about 15 minutes. I really hope they don’t keep talking about baby bumps like they did at the Globes. #oscars

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Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described über-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).