Monday, February 1, 2010

Last Minute Oscar Nom Predix

I decided not to do the same long series of blogs predicting Oscar nominations this year because frankly 2009 was a pretty boring and terrible year for film. It's such a shame that the year they reinstate nominating ten films for Best Picture like they once did in the 30's and early 40's is during a year when I don't think there were even ten films worthy of a nomination. Putting my own top ten list together I came up with only eight titles (Fantastic Mr. Fox, Where the Wild Things Are, Inglourious Basterds, Star Trek, The Hurt Locker, Black Dynamite, Up, 500 Days of Summer) accompanied by two fillers of movies that I enjoyed more as a moviegoing experience than would actually praise as great cinema (Fanboys, Paranormal Activity). At any rate, the following lists are what I expect to be announced tomorrow morning in the major categories. If you're curious what I'm predicting in any of the other categories you can click on the name Garney in the approved time wasters column and check my post there.

BEST PICTURE
An Education
Avatar
District 9
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
Invictus
Nine
Precious
Star Trek
Up in the Air

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

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"

BEST ACTRESS
Emily Blunt "The Young Victoria"
Sandra Bullock "The Blind Side"
Carey Mulligan "An Education"
Gabourey Sidibe "Precious"
Meryl Streep "Julie & Julia"

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Matt Damon "Invictus"
Woody Harrelson "The Messenger"
Christopher Plummer "The Last Station"
Stanley Tucci "The Lovely Bones"
Christoph Waltz "Inglourious Basterds"

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Vera Farmiga "Up in the Air"
Maggie Gyllenhaal "Crazy Heart"
Anna Kendrick "Up in the Air"
Mo'Nique "Precious"
Julianne Moore "A Single Man"

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Neill Blomkamp and Terri Taychell "District 9"
Nora Ephron "Julie & Julia"
Geoffrey Fletcher "Precious"
Nick Hornsby "An Education"
Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner "Up in the Air"

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Mark Boal "The Hurt Locker"
Coen Brothers "A Serious Man"
Jon Lucas and Scott Moore "The Hangover"
Jon Neustadter and Michael H. Weber "(500) Days of Summer"
Quentin Tarantino "Inglourious Basterds"

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
A Christmas Carol
Coraline
Fantastic Mr. Fox
The Princess and the Frog
Up

6 comments:

Liz said...

I forgot they're doing 10 films for Best Picture this year. Its going to be a LOOONG night.

Just saw the Hurt Locker over the weekend, btw. Good flick.

red said...

I think Nine is done. I'd be surprised to see it on the list tomorrow.

words...words...words... said...

I have yet to see an enthusiastic review for "Invictus", but you're probably right that it will be there. Previous Oscar winner + role is a universally admired real person + liberal bent = nomination. Quality is a happy coincidence.

Garney said...

41 out of 50... 73 out of 106 overall. I was wrong about both Nine and Invictus.

Hurt Locker is a good flick, and the front runner to win Picture and Director I think. Should also get Film Editing.

red said...

Guess I need to see The Blind Side now.

And, Jesus, TWO nominations for Randy Newman for Best Song?!? When will that man just die?!

Liz said...

Short people got. No reason to. No reason to liiiiive!