Who should win the Best Picture Oscar?

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On February 27th – that’s this Sunday folks – all the stars in Hollywood will be out in their posh frocks and black tie for the 83rd Academy Awards. But the big question on everyone’s lips is: Who will win Best Picture?

Thanks to those movie battlers RossvRoss.com, eight movie bloggers and writers joined them for the film fight to end all film fights. Popcorn was tossed around the room and ten hardened, battle-ready film buffs made a case for each of the Best Picture nominees to win the golden statue.

The fires of war were stoked and things got so intense people were forgetting about foldable cinema chairs and ending up on the floor. A mistake I’ve made so many times I now never forget a cushion.

Check out the war of words at the Metro Film Fight Club. Which film do you think should win Best Picture at the 83rd Academy Awards?

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Editor of Top 10 Films, Dan Stephens is usually found pondering his next list. An unhealthy love of 1980s Hollywood sees most of his top 10s involving a time-travelling DeLorean and an adventurous archaeologist going by the name Indiana.

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    rtm Reply

    Y’know Dan… I certainly won’t cry foul if TS3 wins. I mean, that is one of the most enjoyable Best PIc noms I’ve seen in years! And my argument that “a film doesn’t have to be dark, brain-twisting or nightmarish to be engaging” certainly applies to this Pixar masterpiece, too.

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    Dan Reply

    Since writing my 100 words for the ‘fight’ I’ve grown more and more fond of Toy Story 3. But I still think the Academy will go for a ‘safe’ option and Toy Story 3, like Winter’s Bone and Black Swan, and more than likely, Inception, will find themselves lagging behind The King’s Speech and The Social Network.

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    Novroz Reply

    I’m rooting for The King’s Speech because it is the only one I’m eager to watch just by seeing its trailer. Hehehe weird excuse for choosing an Oscar winning movie heh?

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    amy Reply

    I think TS3 would be a really pleasant win. One more reason why they shouldn’t make sequels to it, not even in tv show format. xD

    This is my order of who’s going to win listed by chances:

    The King’s Speech
    The Social Network
    The Fighter
    Black Swan
    Toy Story 3
    True Grit
    The Kids Are All Right
    Winter’s Bone
    127 Hours


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    filmgurl Reply

    Both Inception and Black Swan are at the top of my list. Looking forward to the results!

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    Ross McG Reply

    would be happy Dan if your pic walked off with the prize. still think Social Network has it tied up though, which is a good fallback winner when Black Swan doesnt get it

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    Dave B. Reply

    WILL WIN – Probably The Social Network

    MY PICK – True Grit (but then, I’m a big-time fan of westerns!)

    Looking forward to the results. There are some great films up this year.

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    Andrew Buckle Reply

    I think Best Picture should go to The Social Network. All this support for The King’s Speech is puzzling. I mean, I enjoyed the film, but it’s in the bottom half of the nominees for me. A Black Swan/Aronofsky win would also please me, but that is very unlikely. I think The Social Network was the best film of the year, and deserves to take out Picture, Director, Adapted Screenplay, Editing and Score.

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    Dan Reply

    @Andrew: I think The King’s Speech ticks the boxes – that might be why it’s tipped as one of the favourites. By virtue of being a period piece about a noted figure, and the fact Colin Firth will/should win best actor, puts it ahead of 127 Hours/Winter’s Bone which have no chance of winning. Black Swan, Inception and Toy Story 3 should have a chance but again, the Academy will lean towards King’s Speech and The Social Network.

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    Dan Reply

    @Ross: I’d actually really like Black Swan to get it. Aronofsky deserved it for The Wrestler – and that film should have won the Best Actor nod for Mickey Rourke.

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    Marc Reply

    My vote (for the past 2 months) has been Black Swan. Bold choice and a film you don’ want to watch with your parents but certainly the most deserving.

    The safe bet and most Oscar baited…I mean Oscar potential film is The King’s Speech. It’s a great movie (only quasi-preachy) but to me, it just doesn’t do anything different than period pieces have done in the past.

    127 Hours, Swan, Social Network, hell even Inception all give new looks at storytelling and had a smashing story and acting to back it all up. If King wins, I see it being forgotten in a few years like Crash and The English Patient. Eh, that’s just what I think.

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    John Reply

    Unfortunately, I still haven’t seen 127 HOURS or THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT, so my list is a bit incomplete. Having said that, here’s how I’d rank the eight that I’ve seen. This is my opinion (i.e. I don’t at all think that this is how the Academy will vote):

    1. Black Swan
    2. The King’s Speech
    3. Winter’s Bone
    4. The Social Network
    5. True Grit
    6. Toy Story 3
    7. Inception
    145th best picture made in 2010: The Fighter

    As for how they will vote, the love their safe picks, which more or less disqualifies Black Swan. And The King’s Speech is about as safe as a pick can get. I could also see The Social Network winning, but I’d place the odds lower for it than The King’s Speech.

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    amy Reply

    After the show, I still like the idea of TS3 xD

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