Best Art Direction
Academy Winner - Alice In Wonderland
My Pick - The King's Speech
Best Costume Design
Academy Winner/My Pick - Alice In Wonderland
Commentary - While I am still weary of honor more CGI heavy Art Direction, the Costumes in Alice in Wonderland were definitely the best of the year, and I would have voted for Atwood, even if I'm weary of the double win.
Academy Winner - Wally Pfister "Inception"
My Pick - Roger Deakins "True Grit"
Commentary - So, while I feel that Inception had the better cinematography, Roger Deakins deserves an Oscar plain and simple, so I would have voted to give it to him.
Best Film Editing
Academy Winner/My Pick - The Social Network
Commentary - This film zipped by so fast, you wish there was more. It was fast-paced, energetic, and entertaining, and that is due in part to the incredible Editing job. Definitely a worthy winner.
Academy Winner - The Wolfman
My Pick - Barney's Version
Commentary - Once again, I am choosing subtle over flashy. I thought that while the makeup in Barney's Version was subtle, it was uber important to the story, and did a great job of aging its characters. Plus it is the better movie. To be honest something seems weird about Academy Award winning film The Wolfman.
Commentary - The Academy got this one right, period.
Best Sound Editing
Academy Winner/My Pick - Inception