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The Oscars are this Sunday. Who do you think is going to win?

BEST PICTURE:

Avatar
The Blind Side
District 9
An Education
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire
A Serious Man
Up
Up in the Air

BEST DIRECTOR:

Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker
James Cameron, Avatar
Lee Daniels, Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire
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:

Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side
Helen Mirren, The Last Station
Carey Mulligan, An Education
Gabourey Sidibe, Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire
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:

Penélope Cruz, Nine
Vera Farmiga, Up in the Air
Maggie Gyllenhaal, Crazy Heart
Anna Kendrick, Up in the Air
Mo'Nique, Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY:

The Hurt Locker by Mark Boal
Inglourious Basterds by Quentin Tarantino
The Messenger by Alessandro Camon and Oren Moverman
A Serious Man by Joel and Ethan Coen
Up by Pete Docter and Bob Petersen

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY:

District 9 by Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell (based on the short film Alive in Joburg by Neill Blomkamp)
An Education by Nick Hornby (based on the memoir An Education by Lynn Barber)
Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire by Geoffrey Fletcher (based on the novel Push by Sapphire)
Up in the Air by Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner (based on the novel Up in the Air by Walter Kirn)
In the Loop by Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci, Ian Martin and Tony Roche (based on the BBC television series The Thick of It created by Armando Iannucci)

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE:

Coraline
Fantastic Mr. Fox
The Princess and the Frog
The Secret of Kells
Up

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE:

Burma VJ
The Cove
Food, Inc.
The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers
Which Way Home

BEST ANIMATED SHORT:

French Roast
Granny O'Grimm's Sleeping Beauty
The Lady and the Reaper (La Dama y la Muerte)
Logorama
A Matter of Loaf and Death

BEST LIVE-ACTION SHORT:

The Door
Instead of Abracadabra
Kavi
Miracle Fish
The New Tenants

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT:

China's Unnatural Disaster: The Tears of Sichuan Province
The Last Campaign of Governor Booth Gardner
The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant
Music by Prudence
Rabbit à la Berlin

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM:

Ajami (Israel)
Un prophète (A Prophet) (France)
Los secretos do sus ojos (The Secret of Their Eyes) (Argentina)
La teta asustada (The Milk of Sorrow) (Peru)
Das weiße Band (The White Ribbon) (Germany)

BEST ART DIRECTION:

Avatar: Rick Carter and Robert Stromberg (art decoration), Kim Sinclair (set decoration)
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus: Dave Warren and Anastasia Masaro (art decoration), Caroline Smith (set decoration)
Nine: John Myhre (art decoration), Gordon Sim (set decoration)
Sherlock Holmes: Sarah Greenwood (art decoration), Katie Spencer (set decoration)
The Young Victoria: Patrice Vermette (art decoration), Maggie Gray (set decoration)

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY:

Avatar: Mauro Fiore
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: Bruno Delbonnel
The Hurt Locker: Barry Ackroyd
Inglourious Basterds: Robert Richardson
Das weiße Band (The White Ribbon): Christian Berger

BEST COSTUME DESIGN:

Bright Star: Janet Patterson
Coco avant Chanel (Coco Before Chanel): Catherine Leterrier
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus: Monique Prudhomme
Nine: Colleen Atwood
The Young Victoria: Sandy Powell

BEST FILM EDITING:

Avatar: Stephen Rivkin, John Refoua and James Cameron
District 9: Julian Clarke
The Hurt Locker: Bob Murawski and Chris Innis
Inglourious Basterds: Sally Menke
Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire: Joe Klotz

BEST MAKEUP:

Il Divo: Aldo Signoretti and Vittorio Sodano
Star Trek: Barney Burman, Mindy Hall and Joel Harlow
The Young Victoria: Jon Henry Gordon and Jenny Shircore

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE:

Avatar: James Horner
Fantastic Mr. Fox: Alexandre Desplat
The Hurt Locker: Marco Beltrami and Buck Sanders
Sherlock Holmes: Hans Zimmer
Up: Michael Giacchino

BEST ORIGINAL SONG:

"Almost There" from The Princess and the Frog: music/lyric by Randy Newman
"Down in New Orleans" from The Princess and the Frog: music/lyric by Randy Newman
"Loin de Paname" from Faubourg 36 (Paris 36): music by Reinhardt Wagner, lyric by Frank Thomas
"Take It All" from Nine: music/lyric by Maury Yeston
"The Weary Kind (Theme from Crazy Heart)" from Crazy Heart: music/lyric by Ryan Bingham and T-Bone Burnett

BEST SOUND EDITING:

Avatar: Christopher Boyes and Gwendolyn Yates Whittle
The Hurt Locker: Paul N.J. Ottosson
Inglourious Basterds: Wylie Stateman
Star Trek: Mark Stoeckinger and Alan Rankin
Up: Michael Silvers and Tom Myers

BEST SOUND MIXING:

Avatar: Christopher Boyes, Gary Summers, Andy Nelson and Tony Johnson
The Hurt Locker: Paul N.J. Ottosson and Ray Beckett
Inglourious Basterds: Michael Minkler, Tony Lamberti and Mark Ulano
Star Trek: Anna Behlmer, Andy Nelson and Peter J. Devlin
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen: Greg P. Russell, Gary Summers and Geoffrey Patterson

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS:
Avatar: Joe Letteri, Stephen Rosenbaum, Richard Baneham and Andrew R. Jones
District 9: Dan Kaufman, Peter Muyzers, Robert Habros and Matt Aitken
Star Trek: Roger Guyett, Russell Earl, Paul Kavanagh and Burt Dalton



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I saw all the Best Picture nominees, with the exception of The Blind Side (I can't stand Sandra Bullock). The Hurt Locker should win Best Picture and Jeremy Renner Best Actor, but it isn't as flashy or commercial as all that other crap. Precious is so damn heavy, I don't believe 90% of the voters watched it.



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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.03
    Originally posted by Teapot
    The Oscars are this Sunday. Who do you think is going to win?


BEST PICTURE:

The Hurt Locker


BEST DIRECTOR:

Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker

BEST ACTOR:

Jeff Bridges, Crazy Heart

(My Dad attended an advance screening of this, and told Bridges that he was going to win the Oscar. When my Dad told me this, I was thinking that he was being a total mark. Boy, was I wrong.)

BEST ACTRESS:

Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR:

Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS:

Mo'Nique, Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY:

The Hurt Locker by Mark Boal

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY:

Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire by Geoffrey Fletcher (based on the novel Push by Sapphire)

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE:

Fantastic Mr. Fox

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE:

Burma VJ

BEST ANIMATED SHORT:

The Lady and the Reaper (La Dama y la Muerte)

BEST LIVE-ACTION SHORT:

Kavi

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT:

The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant

Not that I know anything about these shorts beyond the titles.

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM:

Das weiße Band (The White Ribbon) (Germany)

BEST ART DIRECTION:

Avatar: Rick Carter and Robert Stromberg (art decoration), Kim Sinclair (set decoration)

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY:

Avatar: Mauro Fiore

BEST COSTUME DESIGN:

Coco avant Chanel (Coco Before Chanel): Catherine Leterrier

BEST FILM EDITING:

District 9: Julian Clarke

BEST MAKEUP:

The Young Victoria: Jon Henry Gordon and Jenny Shircore

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE:

The Hurt Locker: Marco Beltrami and Buck Sanders

BEST ORIGINAL SONG:

"The Weary Kind (Theme from Crazy Heart)" from Crazy Heart: music/lyric by Ryan Bingham and T-Bone Burnett

BEST SOUND EDITING:

Avatar: Christopher Boyes and Gwendolyn Yates Whittle

BEST SOUND MIXING:

Avatar: Christopher Boyes, Gary Summers, Andy Nelson and Tony Johnson

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS:
Avatar: Joe Letteri, Stephen Rosenbaum, Richard Baneham and Andrew R. Jones
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Best Picture- Up in the Air
Best Director- Jason Reitman
Best Actor- Jeff Bridges
Best Actress- The one from "Precious"
Best Supporting Actor- Christopher Waltz
Best Supporting Actress- MoNiQue
Best Original Screenplay- The Hurt Locker
Best Adapted Screenplay- Up in the Air
Best Animated- Up
Best Documentary- Food, Inc. (I am starting to stretch it here. I have no idea what these movies are.)
In order now because I am sicking of typing "Best"
French Roast
Miracle Fish
Music by Prudence
The French One
Avatar (should sweep all visual categories)
Avatar
Nine
District 9
Star Trek
Avatar
The Theme from Crazy Heart
Star Trek
Avatar



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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.87
I predict that Up in the Air will get shafted completely, and therefore I will be pissed as I thought it was the best movie of the year.

My only reckless prediction is that Coraline upsets Up for Best Animated Feature.



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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.98
BEST PICTURE, BEST DIRECTOR, BEST ACTOR, BEST ACTRESS, BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR, BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS, BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY, BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY, BEST ANIMATED FEATURE, BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE, BEST ANIMATED SHORT, BEST LIVE-ACTION SHORT, BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT, BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM, BEST ART DIRECTION, BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY, BEST COSTUME DESIGN, BEST FILM EDITING, BEST MAKEUP, BEST ORIGINAL SCORE, BEST ORIGINAL SONG, BEST SOUND EDITING, BEST SOUND MIXING, BEST VISUAL EFFECTS: Which/whoever best symbolizes or exemplifies the annoying political issue that Hollywood wants to harp on this year.

I hate the Politicals...I mean, the Oscars.





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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.89
    Originally posted by BoromirMark
    BEST PICTURE, BEST DIRECTOR, BEST ACTOR, BEST ACTRESS, BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR, BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS, BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY, BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY, BEST ANIMATED FEATURE, BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE, BEST ANIMATED SHORT, BEST LIVE-ACTION SHORT, BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT, BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM, BEST ART DIRECTION, BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY, BEST COSTUME DESIGN, BEST FILM EDITING, BEST MAKEUP, BEST ORIGINAL SCORE, BEST ORIGINAL SONG, BEST SOUND EDITING, BEST SOUND MIXING, BEST VISUAL EFFECTS: Which/whoever best symbolizes or exemplifies the annoying political issue that Hollywood wants to harp on this year.

    I hate the Politicals...I mean, the Oscars.



2000: Gladiator. POLITICAL ISSUE: Roman occupation of Germany.
2001: A Beautiful Mind. POLITICAL ISSUE: The CIA's use of hallucinations in the Cold War.
2002: Chicago. POLITICAL ISSUE: Women ain't nothing but trouble, amiright?
2003: Return of the King. POLITICAL ISSUE: Faulty intelligence lead to invasion of Mordor (Sauron had no WMDs).
2004: Million Dollar Baby. POLITICAL ISSUE: Foxy boxing.
2005: Crash. POLITICAL ISSUE: Having sex in cars.
2006: The Departed. POLITICAL ISSUE: Fitness freaks that are anti-smoking.
2007: No Country for Old Men. POLITICAL ISSUE: Dog killing.
2008: Slumdog Millionaire. POLITICAL ISSUE: Corruption in game shows.

Seriously, though, max 2-3 of those could actually be described as "political" in some respect, and one of them, "Million Dollar Baby", was made by notorious hippie Clint Eastwood.



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Sing this special song. It's just for you.
    Originally posted by hansen9j
    2005: Crash. POLITICAL ISSUE: Having sex in cars.
Wrong "Crash" bro.



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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.89
    Originally posted by J. Kyle
      Originally posted by hansen9j
      2005: Crash. POLITICAL ISSUE: Having sex in cars.
    Wrong "Crash" bro.
Was a joke.



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#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.12
I haven't seen The Blind Side (and don't plan on seeing it either). What did Sandra Bullock do to her earn her nomination besides being able to talk with a Southern accent?
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#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.94
I've heard a lot of people say that Bullock's nomination is a "body of work" nod.

I guess I ought to give my picks, too.

BEST PICTURE: The Hurt Locker (probably between this and Avatar and I don't know if I could stomach it if that one won)
BEST DIRECTOR: Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker
BEST ACTOR: Jeff Bridges, Crazy Heart (near lock)
BEST ACTRESS: Meryl Streep, Julie & Julia (between her and Bullock, and I didn't care for The Blind Side)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds (lock)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Mo'Nique, Precious (lock)
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: The Hurt Locker by Mark Boal (I'd give it to Tarantino, but it seems to be The Hurt Locker's year)
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: Up in the Air by Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner
BEST FOREIGN FEATURE: Das weiße Band (Germany) (it got nominated in another category, too, so the Academy must really like it)
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE: Up (lock)
BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE: Food, Inc. (between this and The Cove)
BEST ANIMATED SHORT: A Matter of Loaf and Death (it's Wallace and Gromit, how can it lose?)
BEST LIVE-ACTION SHORT: The New Tenants (based solely on the title - I hope to watch the animated and live-action shorts this week after they're released on iTunes tomorrow)
BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT: The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant (probably topical)
BEST ART DIRECTION: The Young Victoria
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: The Hurt Locker
BEST COSTUME DESIGN: The Young Victoria (Powell's won in this category before)
BEST FILM EDITING: The Hurt Locker
BEST MAKEUP: Star Trek (token nod to non-Avatar sci-fi)
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE: Up (gut feeling)
BEST ORIGINAL SONG: "The Weary Kind (Theme from Crazy Heart)"
BEST SOUND EDITING: Avatar
BEST SOUND MIXING: Avatar
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS: Avatar



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I'm just doing the major nominees because I'm so very lazy.

BEST PICTURE: Inglourious Basterds. That's right. In addition to the ten nominees, the Academy is doing runoff voting for Best Picture for the first time, with everyone casting a total of five votes. Meaning that while Avatar is going to get a lot of first place votes, it's going to get a lot of people who don't vote for it at all, and meaning something that gets a lot of second or third place votes can sneak in and win the award. Just as likely to be The Hurt Locker, but I have almost 20-year hardon for Tarantino so I'm hoping it's him.

BEST DIRECTOR: Saint James of Cameron because, really, they're making sure that overrated asshat goes home with something big.

ALL FOUR ACTING CATEGORIES: What everyone says. The four of them are called locks for a reason, for the most part - although Sandra Bullock being anywhere near an Academy Award field is ab-fucking-surd (and if you call it a "body of work" nod, then it makes even less sense.)

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: Inglourious Basterds

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: Was Precious an adaptation? You'd think they'd credit the novelist once in a while. Doesn't matter - this'll be what Up In The Air wins, although I'll be pulling for District 9.

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE: Up is pretty much a lock - a deserving one since it's, you know, the best movie of 2009 - but I wouldn't be 100% shocked (or completely heartbroken, if only because Pixar's gotta be using these things as paperweights by now) if Fantastic Mr. Fox steals it.

EVERYTHING VISUAL: That blue frog movie.
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#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.45
    Originally posted by hansen9j
    all that


ahaha

    Originally posted by OlFuzzyBastard
    I have almost 20-year hardon for Tarantino so I'm hoping it's him.


Contact your doctor if hards-on last for more than two decades

    Originally posted by OFB
    BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: Was Precious an adaptation? You'd think they'd credit the novelist once in a while.


ahaha
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#14 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.84
Sing this special song. It's just for you.
    Originally posted by hansen9j
      Originally posted by J. Kyle
        Originally posted by hansen9j
        2005: Crash. POLITICAL ISSUE: Having sex in cars.
      Wrong "Crash" bro.
    Was a joke.
I was tired? It was Lord Xenu's fault? I'm not sure why I missed that.

I predict George Clooney will win nearly everything he can, with the possible exceptions of where antiwar sentiment/liberal bias/the fake AmericaDONTCHAKNOW trumps him.

But they both lose to Dances With Smurfs (joke courtesy of everyone else on the internet)

Though I wish Basterds would sweep.

BEST PICTURE:
Avatar

BEST DIRECTOR:
James Cameron, Avatar

BEST ACTOR:
Jeremy Renner, The Hurt Locker

BEST ACTRESS:
Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR:
Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS:
Mo'Nique, Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: Inglourious Basterds by Quentin Tarantino (his Miss Congeniality statue)

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY:
In the Loop by Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci, Ian Martin and Tony Roche (based on the BBC television series The Thick of It created by Armando Iannucci)

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE:
Fantastic Mr. Fox

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE:
The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers

BEST ANIMATED SHORT:
A Matter of Loaf and Death

BEST LIVE-ACTION SHORT:
Kavi

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT:
The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant


BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM:
Un prophète (A Prophet) (France)

BEST ART DIRECTION:
Avatar: Rick Carter and Robert Stromberg (art decoration), Kim Sinclair (set decoration)
(should win: The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus)

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY:
Avatar: Mauro Fiore

BEST COSTUME DESIGN:
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus: Monique Prudhomme
(Gilliam's Miss Congeneality Award)

BEST FILM EDITING:
Avatar: Stephen Rivkin, John Refoua and James Cameron

BEST MAKEUP:
Star Trek: Barney Burman, Mindy Hall and Joel Harlow
(to send those "kids" younger than 90 home happy)

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE:
Avatar: James Horner
(though Alexandre Desplat owned everyone this year.)


BEST ORIGINAL SONG:
Pick a Randy Newman song.

BEST SOUND EDITING:
Avatar: Christopher Boyes and Gwendolyn Yates Whittle


BEST SOUND MIXING:
Avatar: Christopher Boyes, Gary Summers, Andy Nelson and Tony Johnson
(though I would love to be able to say "Academy Award Winning Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen")

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS:
Avatar: Joe Letteri, Stephen Rosenbaum, Richard Baneham and Andrew R. Jones

Titanic didn't deserve it, neither will Avatar. Le sigh.



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AVATAR might nick Picture, but Cameron's done as a contender for Director. Aside from the Globes, which are almost an irrelevance, Bigelow has won everything going. Plus, first female winner - history made right there.

I pretty much side with all Peter the Hegemon's picks.
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Sing this special song. It's just for you.
    Originally posted by Amos Cochran
    AVATAR might nick Picture, but Cameron's done as a contender for Director. Aside from the Globes, which are almost an irrelevance, Bigelow has won everything going. Plus, first female winner - history made right there.

    I pretty much side with all Peter the Hegemon's picks.
I'm just using Zero Punctuation's expectation system: expect the worst on the off chance that I might be pleasantly surprised.



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#17 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.52
Well, I wouldn't be surprised if Cameron won, so I'm kind of in the same boat. Bigelow or QT winning is the best outcome, but my expectations are always suitably lowered come the night itself.
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#18 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.41
BEST PICTURE:
Inglourious Basterds


BEST DIRECTOR:


Quentin Tarantino, Inglourious Basterds

BEST ACTOR:

Jeff Bridges, Crazy Heart


BEST ACTRESS:

Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side


BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR:

Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS:

Mo'Nique, Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY:

The Hurt Locker by Mark Boal

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY:

Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire by Geoffrey Fletcher (based on the novel Push by Sapphire)

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE:
Up

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE:
Food, Inc.


BEST ANIMATED SHORT:

A Matter of Loaf and Death

BEST LIVE-ACTION SHORT:

The Door

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT:

The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant


BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM:

Das weiße Band (The White Ribbon) (Germany)

BEST ART DIRECTION:

Avatar: Rick Carter and Robert Stromberg (art decoration), Kim Sinclair (set decoration)


BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY:

Avatar: Mauro Fiore


BEST COSTUME DESIGN:

Nine: Colleen Atwood

BEST FILM EDITING:
The Hurt Locker: Bob Murawski and Chris Innis

BEST MAKEUP:

Star Trek: Barney Burman, Mindy Hall and Joel Harlow

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE:

Sherlock Holmes: Hans Zimmer

BEST ORIGINAL SONG:

"Almost There" from The Princess and the Frog: music/lyric by Randy Newman

BEST SOUND EDITING:

Avatar: Christopher Boyes and Gwendolyn Yates Whittle


BEST SOUND MIXING:

Avatar: Christopher Boyes, Gary Summers, Andy Nelson and Tony Johnson


BEST VISUAL EFFECTS:
Avatar: Joe Letteri, Stephen Rosenbaum, Richard Baneham and Andrew R. Jones


Avatar wins all the special effects stuff and I am calling Bastards on the upset for director and picture.
Amos Cochran
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#19 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.52
Are people who're picking BASTERDS picking it because they want it to win, or because they think it will? Because it's clearly the best in both top categories, but I don't think it has anything other than an outside shot at Picture and no hope at all in Director.
lotjx
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#20 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.41
I want it to win and I am thinking it deserves to win. As of now, the "buzz" is all about the Hurt Locker which I can see winning director, but not picture. Bastards is a nice combination of storytelling with a message while still being action packed. Hurt Locker is more substance then flash and Avatar is all flash. If Star Wars didn't win then this winning would be an abortion. District 9 is not going anywhere due Avatar being the sci-fi film. UP is going to get animation as a consolidation. Blind Sight was the obvious chick choice. Up in the Air is too much comedy to win. An Education, Serious Man and Precious suffer from no one being able to see them and really people not really wanting to see it. I also have heard less then stellar reviews of Serious Man plus Coens already won for No Country. I pick Bastards, because even though it had a slow middle part, it was still the best flick I saw this year.

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