Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Oscar Gold - The Winners Are???


Today the Oscar nominations were announced and there were a few surprises but not many. Since picking the winners, in other words reading the minds of the Academy voters, is an inexact science I have decided to make it even harder because I will be the first member of the entertainment media to pick the winners without seeing a single nominated movie.

The interesting nominations, the movies Avatar directed by James Cameron and The Hurt Locker directed by Kathryn Bieglow pits an ex-husband and wife, Cameron and Bieglow against each other. One was a $200 million blockbuster and the other an independent costing a few million.

Here are my picks:

Best Picture - The Hurt Locker

Best Picture nominees

The Blind Side
District 9
An Education
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
A Serious Man
Up in the Air

Best Director - Kathryn Bieglow

Best Director nominees

James Cameron: Avatar
Kathryn Bigelow: The Hurt Locker
Quentin Tarantino: Inglourious Basterds
Lee Daniels - Precious
Jason Reitman: Up in the Air

Best Actor - Jeff Bridges - Crazy Heart

Best Actor nominees

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 - Sandra Bullock - The Blind Side

Best Actress nomiees

Sandra Bullock: The Blind Side
Helen Mirran: The Last Station
Carey Mulligan: An Education
Gabourey Sidibe: Precious
Meryl Streep: Julie & Julia

Best Supporting Actor - Christoph Waltz - Inglourious Basterds

Best Supporting Actor nominees

Matt Damon: Invictus
Woody Harrelson: The Messenger
Christopher Plummer: The Last Station
Stanley Tucci: The Lovely Bones
Christoph Waltz: Inglourious Basterds

Best Supporting Actress - Mo’Nique - Preciuos

Best Supporting Actress nominees

Penelope Cruz: Nine
Vera Farmiga: Up in the Air
Maggie Gyllenhaal: Crazy Heart
Anna Kendrick: Up in the Air
Mo’Nique: Precious

Best Original Screenplay - Inglourious Basterds

Best Adapted Screenplay - Precious

That's enough.



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Anonymous said...

Sounds about right. I guess I went to all the wrong movies this year!