oscar picks | this week.

By eug | eugonline December 4, 2009 at 7:06AM

Over at Movie City News, the annual Gurus o' Gold Oscar prognosticating continues. Jason Reitman's "Up in the Air," opening today, is in the lead for best picture, according to the Gurus. This week, we're taking a look at the eight big categories, making our best guesses based on the current state of the Oscar race. The chart for the fifteen of us is up over at MCN. My full list of predictions are below, after the jump.
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Over at Movie City News, the annual Gurus o' Gold Oscar prognosticating continues. Jason Reitman's "Up in the Air," opening today, is in the lead for best picture, according to the Gurus.

This week, we're taking a look at the eight big categories, making our best guesses based on the current state of the Oscar race. The chart for the fifteen of us is up over at MCN. My full list of predictions are below, after the jump.

NOTE: These are my current predictions in the Oscar race, not necessarily my personal favorites.

My best guesses as of this week:

BEST PICTURE
1. Precious
2. Up in The Air
3. An Education
4. A Serious Man
5. The Hurt Locker
6. The Last Station
7. Up
8. Inglorious Basterds
9. The Road
10. Julie and Julia

BEST DIRECTOR
1. Jason Reitman
2. Lee Daniels
3. Kathryn Bigelow
4. The Coen Brothers
5. Lone Scherfig

BEST ACTOR
1. George Clooney, "Up in the Air"
2. Jeff Bridges, "Crazy Heart"
3. Morgan Freeman, "Invictus"
4. Colin Firth, "A Single Man"
5. Viggo Mortensen, "The Road"

BEST ACTRESS
1. Carey Mulligan. "An Education
2. Gabourey Sidibe, "Precious"
3. Marion Cotillard, "Nine"
4. Helen Mirren, "The Last Station"
5. Meryl Streep, "Julie and Julia"

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
1. Mo'Nique, "Precious"
2. Anna Kendrick, " Up in the Air"
3. Julianne Moore, "A Single Man"
4. Melanie Laurent, "Inglourious Basterds"
5. Vera Farmiga, "Up in the Air"
6. Mariah Carey, "Precious"

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
1. Christoph Waltz, "Inglourious Basterds"
2. Peter Sarsgaard, "An Education"
3. Matt Damon, "Invictus"
4. Anthony Mackie, "The Hurt Locker"
6. Paul Schneider, Bright Star

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
1. A Serious Man
2. The Hurt Locker
3. 500 Days of Summer
4. Inglourious Basterds
5. Up

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
1. Up in the Air
2. Precious
3. An Education
4. Julie & Julia
5. A Single Man

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