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Queens Films in Academy Awards Lineup

Four Movies Shot in the Borough are in the Running for the Gold

The borough of Queens will be well-represented at the 83rd Academy Awards on Sunday as four films shot in its streets will compete for Oscar gold.

One of the films, “,” nabbed a Best Actress nomination for Nicole Kidman. That movie, directed by John Cameron Mitchell, was primarily shot in Douglaston and Bayside, including sequences in Douglaston Manor and along Bell Boulevard.

Michelle Williams was also given a Best Actress nod for “Blue Valentine,” which featured filming in Astoria, while “Salt,” which also included some scenes in Astoria, picked up a Best Sound Mixing nomination.

“GasLand” is one of the five films nominated for Best Documentary this year. That picture includes an interview with Councilman James Gennaro, D-Fresh Meadows.

But all four films are considered long shots in their respective categories.

The Academy Awards begin at 8 p.m. Sunday on ABC. This year's show will be hosted by James Franco and Anne Hathaway.

Here’s the rundown of this year’s nominations. Under each category, I’ve included whom I expect to win as well as my own personal picks. We’d love to hear whom you’d like to win, so please post your comments on our board.

Best Picture
Nominated: Black Swan, The Fighter, Inception, The Kids Are All Right, The King’s Speech, 127 Hours, The Social Network, Toy Story 3, True Grit, Winter’s Bone
Who Will Win: The King’s Speech
Who Should Win: The Social Network

Best Actor
Nominated: Javier Bardem (Biutiful), Jeff Bridges (True Grit), Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network), Colin Firth (The King’s Speech), James Franco (127 Hours)
Who Will Win: Colin Firth
Who Should Win: Colin Firth

Best Actress:
Nominated: Annette Bening (The Kids Are All Right), Nicole Kidman (Rabbit Hole), Jennifer Lawrence (Winter’s Bone), Natalie Portman (Black Swan), Michelle Williams (Blue Valentine)
Who Will Win: Natalie Portman
Who Should Win: Natalie Portman

Best Supporting Actor
Nominated: Christian Bale (The Fighter), John Hawkes (Winter’s Bone), Jeremy Renner (The Town), Mark Ruffalo (The Kids Are All Right), Geoffrey Rush (The King’s Speech)
Who Will Win: Christian Bale
Who Should Win: Christian Bale

Best Supporting Actress
Nominated: Amy Adams (The Fighter), Helena Bonham Carter (The King’s Speech), Melissa Leo (The Fighter), Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit), Jacki Weaver (Animal Kingdom)
Who Will Win: Hailee Steinfeld
Who Should Win: Melissa Leo

Best Animated Feature
Nominated: How to Train Your Dragon, The Illusionist, Toy Story 3
Who Will Win: Toy Story 3
Who Should Win: Toy Story 3

Art Direction
Nominated: Alice in Wonderland, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, Inception, The King’s Speech, True Grit
Who Will Win: Alice in Wonderland
Who Should Win: Inception

Cinematography
Nominated: Black Swan, Inception, The King’s Speech, The Social Network, True Grit
Who Will Win: True Grit
Who Should Win: Black Swan

Costume Design
Nominated: Alice in Wonderland, I Am Love, The King’s Speech, The Tempest, True Grit
Who Will Win: Alice in Wonderland
Who Should Win: Alice in Wonderland

Best Director
Nominated: Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan), David O. Russell (The Fighter), Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech), David Fincher (The Social Network), Joel and Ethan Coen (True Grit)
Who Will Win: David Fincher
Who Should Win: David Fincher

Best Documentary
Nominated: Exit Through the Gift Shop, GasLand, Inside Job, Restrepo, Waste Land
Who Will Win: Inside Job
Who Should Win: Exit Through the Gift Shop

Best Documentary Short Subject
Nominated: Killing in the Name, Poster Girl, Strangers No More, Sun Come Up, The Warriors of Qiugang

Film Editing
Nominated: Black Swan, The Fighter, The King’s Speech, 127 Hours, The Social Network
Who Will Win: The Social Network
Who Should Win: The Social Network

Foreign Language Film
Nominated: Biutiful (Mexico), Dogtooth (Greece), In a Better World (Denmark), Incendies (Canada), Outside the Law (Algeria)
Who Will Win: Biutiful
Who Should Win: Dogtooth

Makeup
Nominated: Barney’s Version, The Way Back, The Wolfman
Who Will Win: The Wolfman
Who Should Win: Barney’s Version

Original Score
Nominated: How to Train Your Dragon, Inception, The King’s Speech, 127 Hours, The Social Network
Who Will Win: The King’s Speech
Who Should Win: The Social Network

Original Song
Nominated: “Coming Home” (Country Strong), “I See the Light” (Tangled), “If I Rise” (127 Hours), “We Belong Together” (Toy Story 3)
Who Will Win: “We Belong Together”
Who Should Win: “We Belong Together”

Short Film Animated
Nominated: Day & Night, The Gruffalo, Let’s Pollute, The Lost Thing, Madagascar - Carnet de Voyage

Short Film Live Action
Nominated: The Confession, The Crush, God of Love, Na Wewe, Wish 143

Sound Editing
Nominated: Inception, Toy Story 3, Tron: Legacy, True Grit, Unstoppable
Who Will Win: Inception
Who Should Win: Inception

Sound Mixing
Nominated: Inception, The King’s Speech, Salt, The Social Network, True Grit
Who Will Win: Inception
Who Should Win: The Social Network

Visual Effects
Nominated: Alice in Wonderland, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, Hereafter, Inception, Iron Man 2
Who Will Win: Inception
Who Should Win: Inception

Adapted Screenplay
Nominated: 127 Hours, The Social Network, Toy Story 3, True Grit, Winter’s Bone
Who Will Win: The Social Network
Who Should Win: The Social Network

Original Screenplay
Nominated: Another Year, The Fighter, Inception, The Kids Are All Right, The King’s Speech
Who Will Win: The King’s Speech
Who Should Win: The Kids Are All Right

dan February 27, 2011 at 06:58 PM
a long shot...L D Silver for his role as Mr Footlong Brian Kelly napa Ca accepting as he is a member of Clarence Thomas entourage as the Oscar Mr Footlong.
Rainey Duke February 28, 2011 at 05:28 AM
Loved the statement made by the director [?] of Inside Job about how none of the CEO's who brought about the failure of the economy have been jailed.! Business as usual, unfortunately.

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