Woodward Spine Oscar Predictions

This Sunday, February 27, 2011 on ABC at 8PM are the 83rd Academy Awards presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. This year’s hosts will be the duo of James Franco (nominated for his portrayal of  Aron Ralston in “127 Hours” for Best Actor in a Leading Role) and Anne Hathaway live from the Kodak theater in Hollywood, California.

The King’s Speech” leads nominees with a total of 12 followed by “True Grit” with ten and “The Social Network” and “Inception” each with eight.

Collin has joined us in casting our votes, so be sure to tune in and also vote for your favorites below the jump:

Our Picks:

Mike – “Black Swan”

Jeff – “The King’s Speech”

Collin – “The Social Network”

Our Picks:

Mike – “True Grit” – The Coen Brothers

Jeff – “The King’s Speech” – Tom Hooper

Collin – “The King’s Speech” – Tom Hooper

Our Picks:

Mike – Colin Firth – “The King’s Speech”

Jeff – Colin Firth – “The King’s Speech”

Collin – Colin Firth – “The Kings Speech”

Our Picks:

Mike – Natalie Portman – “Black Swan”

Jeff – Annette Bening – “The Kids Are All Right”

Collin – Natalie Portman – “Black Swan”

Our Picks:

Mike – Jeremy Renner – “The Town”

Jeff – Christian Bale – “The Fighter”

Collin – Christian Bale – “The Fighter”

Our Picks:

Mike – Melissa Leo – “The Fighter”

Jeff – Helena Bonham Carter – “The King’s Speech”

Collin – Melissa Leo – “The Fighter”

Our Picks:

Mike – “Toy Story 3” – Lee Unkrich

Jeff – “Toy Story 3” – Lee Unkrich

Collin – “Toy Story 3” – Lee Unkrich

Our Picks:

Mike – “Gasland” – Josh Fox and Trish Adlesic

Jeff – “Exit Through The Gift Shop” – Banksy & Jaimie D’Cruz

Collin – “Restrepo” – Tim Hetherington & Sebastian Junger

Our Picks:

Mike – “Country Strong” – By Rod Allen Tom Douglas, Troy Verges and Hillary Lindsey

Jeff – “We Belong Together” – By Randy Newman for “Toy Story 3”

Collin – “We Belong Together” – By Randy Newman for “Toy Story 3”

Our Picks:

Mike – “The King’s Speech” – David Seidler

Jeff – “Inception” – Christopher Nolan

Collin – “The King’s Speech” – David Seidler

Our Picks:

Mike – “The Social Network” – Aaron Sorkin

Jeff – “The Social Network” – Aaron Sorkin

Collin – “The Social Network” – Aaron Sorkin

Our Picks:

Mike – “Black Swan” – Andrew Weisblum

Jeff – “Black Swan” – Andrew Weisblum

Collin – “Black Swan” – Andrew Weisblum


– MF, JB & CP


Mayor Dave Bing warned that Gov. Snyder’s proposed cutbacks could have potentially devastating effects on Detroit’s turnaround Tuesday in his second State of the City speech.

Bing reported that earlier pledges to bring several departments up to code fiscally and from a compliance standpoint remain on track.

According to Bing, the Detroit Police Department, which has been hamstrung by compliance issues for seven years, will reach its goal by the end of the year.

One of the more hotly-contested issues of late, Bing moved quickly to quell concerns from citizens over the newfound oversight of the water and sewage system from outlying cities.

“Detroit built this system; Detroit owns this system, and Detroit will manage this system going forward,” Bing said.

Bing also vowed to continue his crusade to cease the era of corruption that has plagued the city for years, and move forward with efforts to work cooperatively with other regional leaders.


About The Woodward Spine

The Woodward Spine was the brainchild of Michael Fossano and Jeffrey Buck, two Royal Oak, Mich. natives who met nearly 10 years ago while attending the now-defunct George A. Dondero High School. It seemed fitting for the two Wayne State University alums to craft an outlet to help continually refine their writing skills, while also serving as a trusted source of information for the metro Detroit community. The Woodward Spine aims to inform its readers about relevant news and events through creative and informative posts not only by Mike and Jeff, but other upstanding citizens as well who are driven and proficient in these core areas: news, opinion, entertainment, history, sports and development. The Woodward Spine serves the tri-county metro Detroit area, however concentrating mainly on the communities that lie along the Woodward corridor.
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