Saturday, February 27, 2010

Oscar Picks


As the Oscars are nearly upon us, I decided to make my picks now instead of the day before or the day of. The nominations list below is courtesy of the official Oscars website. My picks are highlighted in red.

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

Supporting Actor
Matt Damon- Invictus
Woody Harrelson- The Messenger
Christopher Plummer- The Last Station
Stanley Tucci- The Lovely Bones
Christoph Waltz- Inglourious Basterds

Leading Actress
Sandra Bullock- The Blind Side
Helen Mirren- The Last Station
Carey Mulligan- An Education
Gabourey Sidibe- Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire
Meryl Streep- Julie & Julia

Supporting Actress
Penélope Cruz- Nine
Vera Farmiga- Up in the Air
Maggie Gyllenhaal- Crazy Heart
Anna Kendrick- Up in the Air
Mo'Nique- Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire

Best Animated Feature
Coraline
Fantastic Mr. Fox
The Princess and the Frog
The Secret of Kells
Up

Art Direction
Avatar
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
Nine
Sherlock Holmes
The Young Victoria

Cinematography
Avatar
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
The White Ribbon

Costume Design
Bright Star
Coco Before Chanel
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
Nine
The Young Victoria

Directing
Avatar
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire
Up in the Air

Feature Documentary
Burma VJ
The Cove
Food, Inc.
The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers
Which Way Home

Short Documentary
China's Unnatural Disaster: The Tears of Sichuan Province
The Last Campaign of Governor Booth Gardner
The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant
Music by Prudence
Rabbit à la Berlin

Editing
Avatar
District 9
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire

Feature Foreign Language
Ajami
El Secreto de Sus Ojos
The Milk of Sorrow
Un Prophète
The White Ribbon

Makeup
Il Divo
Star Trek
The Young Victoria

Original Score
Avatar
Fantastic Mr. Fox
The Hurt Locker
Sherlock Holmes
Up

Original Song
"Almost There" from The Princess and the Frog
"Down in New Orleans" from The Princess and the Frog
"Loin de Paname" from Paris 36
"Take It All" from Nine
"The Weary Heart" from Crazy Heart

Best Picture
Avatar
The Blind Side
District 9
An Education
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire
A Serious Man
Up
Up in the Air

Best Animated Short
French Roast
Granny Grimm's Sleeping Beauty
The Lady and the Reaper (La Dama y la Muerta)
Logorama
A Matter of Loaf and Death

Best Live Action Short
The Door
Instead of Abracadabra
Kavi
Miracle Fish
The New Tenants


Sound Editing
Avatar
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
Star Trek
Up

Sound Mixing
Avatar
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
Star Trek
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Visual Effects
Avatar
District 9
Star Trek

Adapted Screenplay
District 9
An Education
In the Loop
Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire
Up in the Air

Original Screenplay
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
The Messenger
A Serious Man
Up

2 comments:

Crazeeguy said...
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Anne said...

Ok I'm going to give you my picks just in the nick of time... 1 hour to go!

Leading Actor: Jeff Bridges
Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz
Leading Actress: Sandra Bullock
Supporting Actress: Mo'Nique
Animated Film: Up
Achievement in Art Direction: Avatar
Cinematography: Avatar
Costume Design: The Young Victoria
Directing: The Hurt Locker
Best Documentary Feature: The Cove
Best Documentary Short Subject: The Last Truck
Film Editing: Avatar
Foreign Language: The White Ribbon
Makeup: Star Trek
Original Score: Up
Original Song: The Weary Kind
Best Picture: Avatar
Animated Short Film: A Matter of Loaf and Death
Live Action Short Film: The New Tenants
Sound Editing: The Hurt Locker
Sound Mixing: The Hurt Locker
Visual Effects: Avatar
Adapted Screenplay: Up in the Air
Original Screenplay: Inglourious Basterds

Whew, that was long!

-Anne / myflamingparrot