Pada tanggal 21 November, Scott Bettencourt dari situs FSM mem-publish artikel mengenai prediksi score yang akan mendapat nominasi Oscar di acara 2011 83rd Academy Awards 25 Januari nanti (acaranya 27 Februari 2011), berikut kutipan untuk bagian Danny Elfman:
ALICE IN WONDERLAND - Danny Elfman
PROS: This 13th collaboration between Elfman and director Tim Burton is the highest grossing film of their quarter-century partnership, and is the kind of symphonic fantasy score that Music Branch members tend to favor. Elfman's "Alice" theme is one of the most memorable melodies of the film music year.
CONS: Only one Elfman-Burton score has ever received an Oscar nomination (Big Fish). Elfman's score wasn't singled out in many of the reviews, which were mixed to negative overall.
THE ODDS: Fair
THE NEXT THREE DAYS - Danny Elfman
PROS: The director is Paul Haggis, whose first film, Crash, was the 2005 Best Picture winner. It stars Oscar winner Russell Crowe, and Elfman himself is a four-time nominee.
CONS: It's a suspense thriller, a genre that rarely gets attention from the Music Branch.
THE ODDS: Poor
Peluangnya terdiri dari tiga kategori: good, fair dan poor, berarti peluang Elfman untuk mendapat nominasi keempat (setelah Men in Black, Good Will Hunting dan Big Fish) kecil yak menurut Scott Bettencourt. Baca lengkapnya di sini.