Sunday, March 07, 2010

Oscar predictions, just hours in advance

Here are my Oscar predictions, just for the record. For me, the toughest 2 categories to predict are Foreign Language Film: White Ribbon has the art, Prophet has the raw quality (many think) and Secret in Their Eyes has the heart, even though the 40 minutes I’ve seen were rather boring. AND Cinematography. Also, Original Screenplay. Here I go:

Best Picture: The Hurt Locker (should win: Precious or Hurt Locker)

Director: Kathryn Bigelow, for The Hurt Locker (should win: Bigelow)

Actor: Jeff Bridges, for Crazy Heart (unfortunately haven’t seen Firth yet, but I’m sure he’s great; also, Clooney and Renner were better, imo)

Actress: Sandra Bullock, for The Blind Side (should win: Carey Mulligan)

Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, for Inglourious Basterds (should win: Woody Harelson)

Supporting Actress: Mo’Nique, for Precious (should win: Mo’Nique)

Original Screenplay: Inglourious Basterds (should win: Up)

Adapted Screeplay: Up in the Air (should win: Precious)

Cinematography: The Hurt Locker (should win: The White Ribbon)

Editing: The Hurt Locker (should win: The Hurt Locker)

Original Score: Up (should win: Up)

Original Song: Crazy Heart (should win: Crazy Heart)

Art Direction: Avatar (should win: Sherlock Holmes)

Costume Design: The Young Victoria (should win: Bright Star)

Sound Mixing: The Hurt Locker (should win: The Hurt Locker)

Sound Editing: Avatar (should win: Avatar)

Visual Effects: Avatar (should win: Avatar)

Makeup: Star Trek (should win: Il Divo)

Animated Feature: Up (should win: Up)

Foreign Language Film: The White Ribbon (should win: haven’t seen all yet)

…and I don’t care about the rest of the categories.

Are you on team Avatar? :)


Andrew: Encore Entertainment said...

I am on team Avatar actually, I mean I know An Education is winning zip so I won't go there. I hope Avatar sweeps : hee. Like that's going to happen (sigh).

joe burns said...

See A Single Man! Firth is great! I haven't seen Locker yet, but Precious is my favorite, followed by Up In The Air.

Anonymous said...

Not a bad list! I really hope Sandra Bullock doesn't win Best Actress though.

stingo said...

I saw both "The Hurt Locker" and "Avatar" and I think that, although the former has its unquestionable merits, "Avatar" should have won, hands down. Years from now on, we will still be talking about how groundbreaking "Avatar" was. "The Hurt Locker"... not so much.

Alex in Movieland said...

hmmm, but what does groundbreaking have to do with Best Picture? :) It had groundbreaking Visual Effects, so it won for that. Even the fact that it won Art Direction for sets not entirely built (never happens) or Cinematography for most of it fully computer generated (never happens and imo NEVER SHOULD) is also an achievement.
But from that to Best Picture... long way.