Friday, December 11, 2009

LATEST 2010 OSCAR PREDICTIONS

With only Nine, Sherlock Holmes, It's Complicated and The Last Station left to see, here's where we now stand in this year's race...

BEST PICTURE

An Education
Avatar
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
The Last Station
Nine
Precious
A Single Man
Up
Up in the Air

BEST DIRECTOR

Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker
James Cameron, Avatar
Lee Daniels, Precious
Peter Jackson, The Lovely Bones
Jason Reitman, Up in the Air

BEST ACTOR

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

BEST ACTRESS

Marion Cotillard, Nine
Helen Mirren, The Last Station
Carey Mulligan, An Education
Gabourey Sidibe, Precious
Meryl Streep, Julie & Julia

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Anthony Mackie, The Hurt Locker
Tobey Maguire, Brothers
Christopher Plummer, The Last Station
Stanley Tucci, The Lovely Bones
Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Penelope Cruz, Nine
Vera Farmiga, Up in the Air
Anna Kendrick, Up in the Air
Melanie Laurent, Inglourious Basterds
Mo’Nique, Precious

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

500 Days of Summer
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
A Serious Man
Up

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

An Education
Precious
A Single Man
Up in the Air
Where the Wild Things Are

BEST ANIMATED FILM

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
Coraline
Fantastic Mr. Fox
The Princess and the Frog
Up

BEST DOCUMENTARY

The Beaches of Agnes
Burma VJ
The Cove
Every Little Step
Mugabe and the White African

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Avatar
Bright Star
Nine
A Single Man
The White Ribbon

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

Bright Star
The Informant!
A Single Man
Star Trek
Up

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Bright Star
Inglourious Basterds
Nine
Public Enemies
A Single Man

BEST ART DIRECTION

The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus
Inglourious Basterds
The Lovely Bones
Nine
Star Trek

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Avatar
Star Trek
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

The (Non-Doc/Foreign/Short) Contenders: 9, 500 Days of Summer, Agora, Amelia, An Education, Antichrist, Anvil: The Story of Anvil, Avatar, Away We Go, The Blind Side, The Boys Are Back, Bright Star, Broken Embraces, Bronson, Brothers, Bruno, Capitalism: A Love Story, Cheri, A Christmas Carol, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, Coco Before Chanel, Collapse, Coraline, The Cove, Crazy Heart, Creation, Crude, The Damned United, District 9, Everybody's Fine, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Fish Tank, Food Inc., Funny People, The Hangover, Harry Brown, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Humpday, The Hurt Locker, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus, The Informant!, Inglourious Basterds, In the Loop, Invictus, It's Complicated, Julie & Julia, The Last Station, London River, Love Ranch, The Lovely Bones, The Men Who Stare at Goats, Micmacs, Moon, Nine, Ondine, Ponyo, Precious, The Princess and the Frog, Public Enemies, The Road, A Serious Man, A Single Man, Sin Nombre, The Soloist, Soul Kitchen, Star Trek, The Stoning of Soraya M., Sugar, Taking Woodstock, The Tempest, Terminator Salvation, Tetro, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Up, Up in the Air, Valentino: The Last Emperor, Watchmen, Whatever Works, Where the Wild Things Are, The White Ribbon, The Young Victoria

7 comments:

Dylan York said...

I think Up probably has the best shot at winning the Best Film Oscar. I also saw on a past post that someone said that Joan Cusack deserved a supporting nod for her role in "My Sister's Keeper" and I completely agree.

Rafhael said...

As much of a Pixar fan that I am, I really enjoyed Fantastic Mr. Fox, I felt it was creatively moving. The execution was brilliant.

I'm very glad there is a competition in the animated category this year.

Jake said...

I would agree that Up is a strong Best Score contender, but I would guess Where the Wild Things Are and The Fantastic Mr. Fox are more probable nominees than some of your other choices, with Where the Wild Things Are taking home the gold. Karen O. and Carter Burwell are a once-in-a-lifetime pairing, and I think Academy voters will recognize that this is the statue WTWTA deserves to win after being snubbed in the Best Picture and Best Director categories.

(As an aside, it KILLS me that James Cameron will get a Best Director nod over Spike Jonze... saw the midnight premier of Avatar last night, and some of the choices he made were just ridiculous. How egotistical did he have to be not to bring on a writer who was better than, say, himself? Can't wait for his ex-wife to win best director for The Hurt Locker.)

The InSneider said...

Jake, thanks for posting. I wasn't such a big fan of Karen O's music. There were a couple moments that really stood out, as there are in all movies, but overall, it wasn't something that stuck with me. Granted I don't have the sdtk but I am a fan of YYY so I dunno what to tell ya. Regarding Best Director, I think there it's a 3-person race, but I think Bigelow takes it, being the Year of the Woman and all, plus the fact that it's a woman working outside of the stereotypical female comfort zone, doing an action movie, that just so happens to be my choice for the best film of the year, no contest. Cameron has a shot. What he's doing for the industry and its future, the technological advances he's been a part of, automatically keep him in the discussion. It may hurt that Avatar's flaws are a direct result of his less-than-impressive "original" screenplay but I still think he's a major contender, and some may even credit some of Bigelow's success to him... Reitman is still there and I think UITA is MUCH better directed than TYFS and Juno. It's a very confident film and he made some very interesting choices. He has the Oscar pedigree, plus his father's old cronies... who knows. I think it's Bigelow's to lose but Cameron and Reitman are definitely in the discussion. The other 2 directors are just lucky to be there...

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