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Twitter-sized Oscar Predictions for 2011

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Since this is the year that Facebook ruled Hollywood, it seems appropriate to let Twitter influence my 2011 Oscar Predictions. After all, a biopic about the founders of Twitter can't be far behind, right?

Here it goes, 140 characters (or less) at a time.

Writing, Original Screenplay: "Inception" won the WGA, but "King's Speech" has more momentum overall and will probably eek out a win.

Writing, Adapted Screenplay: "The Social Network" won this award the minute Aaron Sorkin agreed to write the script.

Visual Effects: "Inception" vs. "Alice in Wonderland." Ultimately I'm more impressed by Christopher Nolan's dream world than Tim Burton's.

Sound Mixing: An interesting competition between aural dreamscapes, Silicon Valley, and the Wild West. My money's on "Inception."

Sound Editing: "Inception" may be doomed to clean up in technical awards but fall short in the "creative" categories.

Short Film, Live Action: "God of Love." Because my guess is as good as yours, but "The Confession" is probably favored.

Short Film, Animated: Although I loved "The Gruffalo," I think Pixar's animation awards reign will continue for "Day & Night."

Music, Original Song: "If I Rise" by A.R. Rahman on "127 Hours." If only because I think Rahman would destroy Randy Newman in a fistfight.

Music, Original Score: Atticus Ross and Trent Reznor, who made the mood created by Fincher and Sorkin tangible in the "The Social Network."

Makeup: "Barney's Version." Although this could go to "The Way Back." Along as "The Wolfman" never has "Oscar Winner" on its DVD case.

Foreign Language Film: "Dogtooth," the wrenching, numbing and heartbreakingly poignant film about a brainwashed family will be tough to top.

Film Editing: Andrew Weisblum for "Black Swan." The dark atmosphere of this film were the perfect backdrop for its beauty and brilliance.

Documentary Short Subject: "The Warriors of Qiugang." Coolest title in the category. Why not?

Documentary Feature: "Inside Job" won both DGA and WGA awards, and I doubt it'll get upstaged tonight, but Banksy is capable of anything.

Directing: Tom Hooper for "The King's Speech." The Oscars won't copy the Globes exactly, and the DGA recipient is a worthy recipient.

Costume Design: "Alice in Wonderland" has the benefit of Lewis Carroll's vivid imagination, and the outfits weren't among the film's faults.

Cinematography: "Inception." Mind-bending fight scenes, philosophical discussions, and passionate emotional drama, all filmed beautifully.

Art Direction: "The King's Speech," because of a few key scenes, especially the walk in the fog where royalty rejects the common man.

Animated Feature Film: "Toy Story 3." Easiest choice of the night.

Actress in a Supporting Role: Melissa Leo for "The Fighter." Because being Christian Bale's mom can't be easy.

Actress in a Leading Role: Natalie Portman in "Black Swan." Let's see Meryl Streep do a ballet movie.

Actor in a Supporting Role: Christian Bale in "The Fighter." Actually got addicted to crack for this role.

Actor in a Leading Role: Colin Firth for "The King's Speech." Second easiest choice of the night.

Best Picture: "The Social Network." In 2010, nerds are kings, and Zuckerberg is the new face of royalty.

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