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Monday, February 01, 2010

Les Oscars--My predix

Best Picture:


District 9

An Education

The Hurt Locker

Inglourious Basterds



A Single Man


Up in the Air

Alternates: A Serious Man, Star Trek, The Hangover (oh please God no), The Blind Side (if Oscar is really going populist with this list of ten)

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

Alternates: Viggo Mortensen, The Road; Tobey Maguire for Brothers

Best Actress:

Emily Blunt, The Young Victoria

Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side

Carey Mulligan, An Education

Gabourey Sidibe, Precious

Meryl Streep, Julie and Julia

Alternate: Helen Mirren, The Last Station; Abbie Cornish, Bright Star

Best Supporting Actor:

Matt Damon, Invictus
Woody Harrelson, The Messenger
Anthony Mackie, The Hurt Locker
Stanley Tucci, The Lovely Bones
Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds

Alternate: Alfred Molina, An Education, Christian McKay, Me and Orson Welles, Christopher Plummer, The Last Station

Note: Mackie is my big longshot here, maybe a little bit of wishful thinking. His spot will probably be occupied by Christopher Plummer.

Best Supporting Actress:
Vera Farmiga, Up in the Air
Anna Kendrick, Up in the Air

Diane Kruger, Inglourious Basterds
Mo’Nique, Precious
Julianne Moore, A Single Man

Alternate: Samantha Morton, The Messenger

Best Original Screenplay
Mark Boal, The Hurt Locker
Joel Coen & Ethan Coen, A Serious Man
Pete Docter & Bob Peterson, Up
Scott Neustatder & Michael H. Weber, (500) Days of Summer
Quentin Tarantino, Inglourious Basterds

Best Adapted Screenplay
Anthony Peckham, Invictus
Neill Blomkamp & Terri Tatchell, District 9
Geoffrey Fletcher, Precious
Nick Hornby, An Education
Jason Reitman & Sheldon Turner, Up in the Air


Blogger Yum-Yum said...

I just took a quick look-see at the nomination list, and I gotta say, your picks are pretty solid. With just a couple of misses here and there.

I haven't seen any the films nominated for best picture... but the titles themselves really annoy me for some reason. I mean, what the fuck is "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire? I understand the 'precious' part, but what the hell all that other nonsense? ;)

Oh, and don't get me started with Inglourious Basterds and The Hurt Locker.

How did you know District 9 was going to get nominated?

It's looks like Helen Mirren nabbed Emily Blunt's spot. Old hag. ;)

Go Vera Farmiga! Alternate: Maggie Gyllenhaal.

Actually, I've had this weird hankering to see A Single Man for past couple of weeks... so, I might be rooting for Julianne Moore by the time the show airs. (My desire to watch new movies has totally dissipated.)

4:37 AM  
Blogger Yum-Yum said...

Oops. Julianne Moore didn't get nominated. I assumed she did. :(

7:50 AM  
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