Saturday, March 6, 2010
Let's see how we do after Sunday night. Here are my predictions for the 2010 Oscars:
"The Hurt Locker" ("Avatar"...really? I mean seriously now..."Avatar"?)
Kathryn Bigelow for "The Hurt Locker"
Jeff Bridges (and he'll make an excellent Rooster Cogburn in "True Grit" next year.
Sandra Bullock (that's who I think WILL win...Gabourey Sidibe was excellent in "Precious", Carey Mulligan was excellent in "An Education" and Meryl Streep was excellent in "Julie and Julia". If I were voting, I'd vote for Streep.)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Christolph Waltz. No contest.
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Mo'nique for "Precious"
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
BEST FOREIGN FILM
"The White Ribbon" (Germany)
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
"Inglorius Basterds" (because...well I don't know why, but they'll at least give Tarrantino this.)
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
"Up In The Air" Jason Reitman, Sheldon Turner
BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
"Up" will win, but I think it SHOULD go to Hans Zimmer's "Sherlock Holmes"
BEST ORIGINAL SONG
"The Weary Kind" from "Crazy Heart"
BEST FILM EDITING
"The Hurt Locker" (This is tough, because this is where "Avatar" could start cleaning up on awards.)
"The Hurt Locker" (Again, this could be taken by "Avatar". A toss up.)
BEST COSTUME DESIGN
"The Young Victoria"
BEST ART DIRECTION
"Avatar" is going to take this over equally imaginative and well-executed production designs.
"Star Trek". (But if "Avatar" takes this, I expect Rick Baker to lodge a formal complaint.)
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
"Avatar" No contest. ("Avatar" should actually be in the best "Animated Feature category...)
BEST DOCUMENTARY (SHORT)
"China's Unnatural Disaster"
BEST SHORT FILM (ANIMATED)
"A Matter of Loaf and Death" (Can't beat Wallace and Grommit---but "Logorama" is brilliant.)
BEST SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION)
"Kavi" (A pure guess--sight unseen--on my part.)
BEST SOUND EDITING
"Avatar" (Unless loud and noisy means something, then "Transformers" will win this and sound mixing.)
BEST SOUND MIXING
"Avatar" (see above)
That's it. Let's see how I did tomorrow night.