Saturday, March 06, 2010

2010 Oscar Predictions

The frontrunner for Best Picture
The Hurt Locker has had a few bumps in the home stretch, but it should hold on fine and dandy for tomorrow night in what's been a rather unexciting and predictable Oscar race. Sure, Sunday night will be wonderful to watch, and lord knows I'll be in heaven, but I'm still disappointed in the Academy's choices for best picture. They got the ones we knew were going to get nominated right (Hurt Locker, Avatar, Up in the Air, Inglourious Basterds), but they missed the mark with other forgotten genres such as comedy. However, no matter what they choose, there is always a winner. And I must now predict them. I have already given my analysis of the movies (click here for that article), so here are simply my predictions and snubs.

Best Picture
The Blind Side
District 9
An Education
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
A Serious Man
Up in the Air

Who will win: The Hurt Locker
Who should win:
Who got snubbed:
Where the Wild Things Are, (500) Days of Summer, & Star Trek
Who shouldn't be there: The Blind Side

Best Director

Kathryn Bigelow for
The Hurt Locker
James Cameron for
Quentin Tarantino for
Inglourious Basterds
Jason Reitman for Up in the Air
Lee Daniels for

Who will win: Kathryn Bigelow
Who should win: Bigelow
Who got snubbed: Spike Jonze for
Where the Wild Things Are
Who shouldn't there: Jonze would take Lee Daniels place

Best Actor

Jeff Bridges for
Crazy Heart
George Clooney for
Up in the Air
Jeremy Renner for
The Hurt Locker
Morgan Freeman for
Colin Firth for
A Single Man

Who will win: Jeff Bridges

Who should win: Bridges

Who got snubbed: Sam Rockwell for
Who shouldn't be there: All five are worthy, but if it were the case, Rockwell would take Freeman's place.

Best Actress
Sandra Bullock for
The Blind Side
Meryl Streep for Julie and Julia
Carey Mulligan for
An Education
Gabourey Sidibe for Precious
Helen Mirren for The Last Station

Who will win: Sandra Bullock for
The Blind Side
Who should win: I have no say in this category
Who got snubbed: Saoirse Ronan for The Lovely Bones

Who shouldn't be there: This category is very weak this year.

Best Supporting Actor
Christopher Waltz for Inglourious Basterds
Christopher Plummer for
The Last Station
Matt Damon for
Woody Harrelson for
The Messenger
Stanley Tucci for
The Lovely Bones

Who will win: Christopher Waltz

Who should win: Waltz
Who got snubbed: Anthony Mackie for The Hurt Locker

Best Supporting Actress


Monique for Precious
Anna Kendrick Up in the Air
Vera Farmiga Up in the Air
Maggoe Gyllenhaal for Crazy Heart
Penelope Cruz for Nine

Who will win: Monique
Who should win: Doesn't matter. Monique's going to win. She is worthy. So is Farmiga.

Who got snubbed: Any actress from
Inglourious Basterds

Best Adapted Screenplay


Mark Boal for The Hurt Locker
Quentin Tarantino for Inglourious Basterds
Alessandro Camon and Oren Moverman for
The Messenger
Joel and Ethan Coen for
A Serious Man
Bob Peterson and Pete Docter for Up

Who will win: Quentin Tarantino for Inglourious Basterds
Who should win: Quentin Tarantino for
Inglourious Basterds
Who got snubbed: (500) Days of Summer

Best Original Screenplay

District 9
(Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell)
An Education
(Nick Hornby)
In the Loop
(Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci, Tony Roche)
Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire
(Geoffrey Fletcher)
Up in the Air
(Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner)

Who will win: Up in the Air

Who should win: Up in the Air
Who got snubbed: Where the Wild Things Are, Star Trek


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