Best Picture: The King’s Speech
Geek’s Choice: Inception
Best Director: Tom Hooper — The King’s Speech
Geek’s Choice: Darren Aronofsky — Black Swan
Best Actor: Colin Firth — The King’s Speech
Geek’s Choice: Jesse Eisenberg — The Social Network
Basically, geeks would have taken every major award won by the respectable, but also snooze-inducing period drama The King’s Speech and given it to a more deserving victor. Under geek rules, Picture would have gone to Christopher Nolan’s big, brainy blockbuster Inception; cult favorite Darren Aronofsky would score a Director statue for Black Swan (both because it’s a great movie and also due to the fact that he convinced Princess Amidala to indulge her latent Sapphic tendencies); and, finally, Jesse Eisenberg’s portrayal of the ultimate nerd icon, Mark Zuckerberg, would be out Colin Firth’s stuttering king.
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