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Thursday, March 4, 2010

Oscar Predictions

With the Academy Awards happening in two days, I figured I'd go down the list of nominees and with 100% accuracy predict the results. Please don't confuse these for the actual results. I'll post a link to those when they are announced. Here we go!

Best Motion Picture of the Year- The Hurt Locker (2008): Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal, Nicolas Chartier, Greg Shapiro

It's not the Golden Globes anymore biatch.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role- Jeff Bridges for Crazy Heart (2009)

He's been ignored by the Academy for too long, and his performance in this is too good to continue that trend. Bridges is taking it home.

P.S. It should have been you Sam Rockwell

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role- Meryl Streep for Julie & Julia (2009)

*Shrugs* I just don't want Sandra Bullock to win

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role- Christoph Waltz for Inglourious Basterds (2009)

You can bet the farm on this one.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role- Mo'Nique for Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire (2009)

Ugh, I still love you Maggie Gyllenhaal, it's just not gonna happen. What? don't judge me.

Best Achievement in Directing- Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker)

Not today James Cameron.

Oh and not to beat a dead horse but seriously, not even a nomination for Duncan Jones? Sigh.

Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen- Quentin Tarantino (Inglourious Basterds)

This is gonna be one of the more interesting awards. The Coen brothers and Mark Boal are both just as likely to win this one.

Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published- Up in the Air (2009/I): Jason Reitman, Sheldon Turner

Because, well, I'm tired of neglecting it.

Best Achievement in Cinematography- Avatar (2009): Mauro Fiore

C'mon, just this once let's give credit where credit is due.

Best Achievement in Editing- Avatar (2009): Stephen E. Rivkin, John Refoua, James Cameron

It's easy to notice bad editing, kind of hard to notice great editing. I'm just going with my gut on this one.

Best Achievement in Art Direction- Avatar (2009): Rick Carter, Robert Stromberg, Kim Sinclair

Seriously, I'm not an Avatar fanboy. It just smells like Lord of The Rings up in this bitch.

Best Achievement in Costume Design- The Young Victoria (2009): Sandy Powell
Best Achievement in Makeup- Star Trek (2009): Barney Burman, Mindy Hall, Joel Harlow
Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score- Sherlock Holmes (2009): Hans Zimmer
Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song- Crazy Heart (2009): T-Bone Burnett, Ryan Bingham("The Weary Kind")
Best Achievement in Sound Mixing- Avatar (2009): Christopher Boyes, Gary Summers, Andy Nelson, Tony Johnson
Best Achievement in Sound Editing
- Avatar (2009): Christopher Boyes, Gwendolyn Yates Whittle
Best Achievement in Visual Effects- Avatar (2009): Joe Letteri, Stephen Rosenbaum, Richard Baneham, Andy Jones
Best Animated Feature Film of the Year
- Up (2009): Pete Docter
Best Foreign Language Film of the Year- El secreto de sus ojos (2009)(Argentina)
Best Documentary, Features- The Cove (2009): Louie Psihoyos, Fisher Stevens
Best Documentary, Short Subjects- The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant (2009) (TV): Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert
Best Short Film, Animated- Wallace and Gromit in 'A Matter of Loaf and Death' (2008): Nick Park
Best Short Film, Live Action- Miracle Fish (2009): Luke Doolan, Drew Bailey

Summary- (subject to human error)
Avatar- 5
The Hurt Locker- 2
Crazy Heart- 2
Inglourious Basterds- 2
Up in the Air- 1
Up- 1

and a string of other one and done's I just didn't feel like mentioning.

Let's see how I do!

1 comment:

  1. midway through the oscars and you're not doing a bad job so far!