Wednesday, March 3, 2010

The Countdown Begins!!

As you know, I am a huge fan of awards season. It officially ends this month with two of my favorite shows: The Independent Spirit Awards and The Academy Awards. I've made my predictions and am now ready to share them with you all as promised. Feel free to use them (though a little "finder's fee" would be much appreciated if you win anything).

Speaking of free stuff, if you are in the DFW area Red Carpet Crash is hosting an Oscar watching party at the Lakewood Theatre complete with prizes. Check it out here for more details.

Best Picture: The Hurt Locker (I'm sticking with my pic, though after hearing that one of the Producer's (the one that sent the "email") was now barred from the event, I'm getting nervous.)

Best Actor: Jeff Bridges (Hope he finally gets his due, though wouldn't it be a coup if Colin Firth won? Considering he won the BAFTA ...)

Best Actress: Meryl Streep (I don't care! I'm taking Meryl. Sandra Bullock should just be glad she's nominated and while Carey Mulligan won the BAFTA, I think that has more to do w/being British and don't think the Americans will reward her with more than the nomination itself)

Best Supporting Actor: Christophe Waltz hands down

Best Supporting Actress: ditto for Mo'nique

Animated Feature: Up

Art Direction: Avatar (while I disagree with this, they've won all the major awards. I would be happy to be proven wrong in my pick if "The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus" wins)

Cinematography: Avatar (again I personally disagree- it's all on computers!- but they've won this before. 2nd runner up: "The Hurt Locker")

Costume: The Young Victoria (period usually wins)

Directing: Kathryn Bigelow (James Cameron will probably get it to be honest, but it's about time a woman won and Bigelow's our best bet. However, if the Academy wants to pretend it's my birthday, they can award Quentin Tarrantino the prize)

Documentary Feature: The Cove

Documentary Short: Rabbit a la Berlin (come on! How do you not vote for bunnies!?)

Film Editing: Inglourious Basterds (Sally Menke, QT's longtime editor, recently won a lifetime achievement prize from the Editor's Guild. Hopefully they remember it's nice to get your 1st Oscar too and vote for her again)

Foreign Language: The White Ribbon (Das Weisse Band)- Germany (2nd runner up: A Prophet (Un Prophete)- France)

Makeup: Star Trek

Original Score: Up

Original Song: The Weary Kind (Theme from Crazy Heart)

Animated Short: Logorama (I just gotta love a movie that's being sued for illegal use of copy write material!)

Live Action Short: The Door

Sound Editing: The Hurt Locker

Sound Mixing: Avatar

Visual Effects: Avatar (do you even have to ask?)

Adapted Screenplay: Up in the Air

Original Screenplay: Inglourious Basterds (2nd place: The Hurt Locker. Information recently released that the producer's are being sued by an ex-Marine who says they stole his story from a Playboy article will hurt this film. That makes it an adapted screenplay)

For a complete list of nominees, visit the Oscar's homepage linked above.

1 comment:

  1. Waltz is the only one I am totally for sure about. I think I will shave my head if he doesn't win. Besides that I agree with *most of your picks. I'm thinking Kathryn Bigelow will win best director but the more this "Hurt Locker" stuff unfolds, I think it's going to really be hurt in the best picture category.