Oscar Picks 2011

The 2011 Oscar Awards are coming up, and I guess the thing to do is to make picks about who you think is going to win.

Unfortunately, I don't know movies. The only movie I saw in 2010 was Avatar, and, well, it already got its awards. So, since I can't make any picks, I have a much better idea: let MD5 make picks.

I'm going to be allowing the MD5 hashing algorithm decide. For the sake of this blog post, lowest hash value of the movie name plus who was nominated wins. (Or which song in the case of the Music, Original Song category.) Full results after the break.

BEST PICTURE
Toy Story 3 - Darla K. Anderson
ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Jeff Bridges - True Grit
ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
John Hawkes - Winter's Bone
ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Michelle Williams - Blue Valentine
ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Melissa Leo - The Fighter
ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
How to Train Your Dragon - Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois
ART DIRECTION
True Grit - Jess Gonchor (Production Design); Nancy Haigh (Set Decoration)
CINEMATOGRAPHY
Inception - Wally Pfister
COSTUME DESIGN
I Am Love - Antonella Cannarozzi
DIRECTING
Black Swan - Darren Aronofsky
DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Restrepo - Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger
DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT
Killing in the Name - Jed Rothstein
FILM EDITING
The King's Speech - Tariq Anwar
FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Outside the Law (Hors-la-loi) - Algeria
MAKEUP
The Way Back - Edouard F. Henriques, Gregory Funk and Yolanda Toussieng
MUSIC (ORIGINAL SCORE)
The Social Network - Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
MUSIC (ORIGINAL SONG)
Toy Story 3 - "We Belong Together" - Music and Lyric by Randy Newman
SHORT FILM (ANIMATED)
Madagascar, carnet de voyage (Madagascar, a Journey Diary) - Bastien Dubois
SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION)
God of Love - Luke Matheny
SOUND EDITING
Tron: Legacy - Gwendolyn Yates Whittle and Addison Teague
SOUND MIXING
Inception - Lora Hirschberg, Gary A. Rizzo and Ed Novick
VISUAL EFFECTS
Hereafter - Michael Owens, Bryan Grill, Stephan Trojansky and Joe Farrell
WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY)
Winter's Bone - Adapted for the screen by Debra Granik & Anne Rosellini
WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY)
The Fighter - Screenplay by Scott Silver and Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson. Story by Keith Dorrington & Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson

There you have it. My Oscar picks, as chosen by the lowest MD5 hash value.

For the nerds: the text document containing the exact text hashed and the Perl script used to generate the results.

Edit: Oops, I managed to screw that script up so that it skipped the last entry. Both this page and the script is now fixed.

Also, I wanted to point out that the "foreign language films" being listed by country and not foreign language - such that one is apparently in Canadian - is straight from the Oscars website itself, not something I did.

Topics: