Wednesday, July 1, 2009


Welcome back. You can see a lot has changed. Here goes nothing.


An Education
The Hurt Locker
The Lovely Bones
Where the Wild Things Are


Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker
James Cameron, Avatar
Peter Jackson, The Lovely Bones
Rob Marshall, Nine
Lone Scherfig, An Education


Javier Bardem, Biutiful
Matt Damon, The Informant
Daniel Day-Lewis, Nine
Morgan Freeman, Invictus
Jeremy Renner, The Hurt Locker


Abbie Cornish, Bright Star
Carey Mulligan, An Education
Saoirse Ronan, The Lovely Bones
Gabby Sidibe, Precious
Hilary Swank, Amelia


Richard Gere, Amelia
Tobey Maguire, Brothers
Alfred Molina, An Education
Stanley Tucci, The Lovely Bones
Christoph Waltz, Inglorious Basterds


Marion Cotillard, Public Enemies
Penelope Cruz, Nine
Judi Dench, Nine
Mo’Nique, Precious
Meryl Streep, Julie & Julia


Bright Star
Broken Embraces
The Hurt Locker


An Education
The Lovely Bones

Contenders I Have a Good Feeling About: An Education, Avatar, Away We Go, Biutiful, Bright Star, Broken Embraces, Brothers, Funny People, The Hurt Locker, Julie & Julia, The Lovely Bones, Nine, Precious, Up, Where the Wild Things Are

Contenders I Can’t Fully Back Just Yet, For One Reason Or Another: A Serious Man, Agora, Amelia, Antichrist, Cheri, Green Zone, Invictus The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus, The Informant, The Last Station, Love Ranch, Public Enemies, Shutter Island, Taking Woodstock, Tetro, The Tree of Life, Whatever Works


David Marin-Guzman said...

You don't think The Road has a chance of nomination? The book got so much Oprah hype it's hard to think that won't rub off on the film...

About Me said...

The Road is just not an Oscar movie. At least the version that I saw wasn't. I saw the Director's 6th pass on the film. Viggo's narration had not yet been added. But the cut will turn out close enough that I can wager a guess that it won't be Academy material. Way too bleak, even with Oprah in its corner. Besides, Oprah will be backing Precious, not The Road. Then again, Harvey may be all it needs. Not a big Viggo fan here to begin with (can't believe he got nommed for Eastern Promises) and wasn't impressed by Smit-McPhee... Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. It was a good movie that will only get better (I hope) but I just don't think it's up the Academy's alley.

David Marin-Guzman said...

Damn, that's disappointing! It just seemed to have all the elements:

Adapted from Cormac McCarthy's Pulitzer Prize winning/Oprah recommended book.

It was a bestseller and its legions of films had high anticipation for the film.

Author wrote last year's Oscar winner, also a very bleak film.

Harvey Weinstein's trumping it as Oscar bait along with Nine.

That Esquire piece claimed it was brilliant (even headlining the article - The Road is the most important movie of the year).

Anonymous said...

I would love to see "The Brothers Bloom" "Away We Go" or 500 Days of Summer get a nomiation...lvoed all of those films

Mark said...

You really think Daniel Day-Lewis can get a nomination for just his voice?

TheInSneider said...

Mark, Nine is not to be confused with 9, but if you were just making a joke, forgive me. I did laugh to myself at home.

Anonymous said...

Having seen the trailer for Into the Whirlwind, I'm continually puzzled by the lack of oscar buzz for the great Emily Watson who seems to have the role of a lifetime.

Bradley Pennington said...

I honestly think that Joan Cusack could be a long shot for the Supporting Actress Category for her small but powerful performance as the judge in "My Sister's Keeper."

karen schomberg said...

The Hurt Locker is the best film of the year. Thank you to director Kathryn Bigelow and actor Jeremy Renner for this outstanding picture.

avi said...

you did not mention district 9 at all.i think the movie will be nominated for an academy award for the best director,the best picture and best original screenplay.district 9 is one of the best movies of 2009.

Anonymous said...

ur predition sucks

Anonymous said...

what about jamie foxx in the soloist for best actor.....or michael mann for public enemies for best director

Anonymous said...

i think "the hurt locker" will be this year"s top winner

Garsh said...

No love for "Up In the Air"?

Jeff said...

Have a look at this prediction - The writer claims that he knows who will win -

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