Saturday, March 6, 2010

academy award predictions 2010

Every year I always make a list of Oscar predictions including who I think SHOULD win and who I think WILL win. Usually I have a party to go to which makes it more fun to guess, but this year I'll be plugging along on my thesis and won't be watching the ceremony live. I was hoping to throw an Oscar party this year (I made a fun how to throw an Oscar party post last year) but schoolwork comes first so I'll have to wait until 2011!

To be honest, I wasn't that thrilled with the selection of films up for awards this year--2008 was like, the best year ever for the Oscars. So many amazing films/actors/actresses were nominated. Hopefully 2010 is a great year for film so next year's selection is better.

Now, on to my list!

Best Picture
should win: The Hurt Locker
will win: The Hurt Locker
Two things: 1. The Hurt Locker's chances of winning might have been sabotaged by some lame shenanigans, but I really hope not 2. If Avatar wins I will punch a baby.

Best Actor in a Leading Role
should win: Jeff Bridges, Crazy Heart
will win: Jeff Bridges, Crazy Heart
Meh, I'm pretty confident about this one but Clooney was amazing (as he always is) and Renner is from my home town so if any of them win I'll be happy.

Best Actor in a Supporting Role
should win: Christoph Waltz
will win: Christoph Waltz
He's going to win. Hands. down.

Best Actress
should win: anyone but Sandra Bullock
will win: Sandra Bullock

Best Actress in a Supporting Role
should win: Mo'Nique, Precious
will win: Mo'Nique, Precious
Vera was awesome in Up in the Air (she's def my next pick after Mo'Nique) but Mo'Nique's performance was crazy powerful.

Best Animated Feature Film
should win: Up
will win: Up
I want a new dog just so I can name him Dug.

Best Art Direction
should win: Sherlock Holmes
will win: Avatar
Robert Downey Jr. is effing hot.

Best Cinematography
should win: The Hurt Locker
will win: The Hurt Locker

Best Director
should win: The Hurt Locker
will win: please don't be Avatar

Best Documentary Feature
should win: The Cove
will win: The Cove (though Food, Inc. got waaaay more press)

Best Film Editing
should win: The Hurt Locker
will win: Avatar
Avatar HAS to win something.

Best Adapted Screenplay
should win: Up in the Air
will win: Up in the Air
Let's see if Oprah has any power here.

Best Original Screenplay
should win: Inglourious Basterds
will win: Inglourious Basterds
If Tarantino doesn't win this I will be completely shocked. He is a master with words.

I really want District 9 to win something...but it's up against King James Cameron so I doubt it. Don't get me wrong, I really did like Avatar, but story-wise District 9 was SOOOO much better. Go see it now if you haven't already!

Who do you think is going to win??

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