oscars | predictions

by eug
February 2, 2010 2:55 AM
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Here's my first round of predictions, based on today's Oscar nominations. Sending my list to Movie City News now for Gurus o' Gold...

The predictions:

Best motion picture of the year
"The Hurt Locker"

Performance by an actor in a leading role
Jeff Bridges in "Crazy Heart"

Performance by an actor in a supporting role
Christoph Waltz in "Inglourious Basterds"
 
Performance by an actress in a leading role
Sandra Bullock in "The Blind Side"
 
Performance by an actress in a supporting role
Mo'Nique in "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire"
 
Achievement in directing
"The Hurt Locker", Kathryn Bigelow
 
Adapted screenplay
"Up in the Air", Screenplay by Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner
 
Original screenplay
"Inglourious Basterds", Written by Quentin Tarantino
 
Best animated feature film of the year
"Up"
 
Best documentary feature
"Food, Inc."
 
Best foreign language film of the year
"The White Ribbon", Germany 
 
Achievement in art direction
"Avatar", Art Direction: Rick Carter and Robert Stromberg Set Decoration: Kim Sinclair
 
Achievement in cinematography
"The Hurt Locker", Barry Ackroyd
 
Achievement in costume design
"Nine", Colleen Atwood
  
Best documentary short subject
"The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant", Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert

Achievement in film editing
"Inglourious Basterds", Sally Menke
 
Achievement in makeup
"Star Trek", Barney Burman, Mindy Hall and Joel Harlow
 
Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score)
"Avatar", James Horner
 
Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song)
"The Weary Kind (Theme from Crazy Heart)" from "Crazy Heart"
 
Best animated short film
"A Matter of Loaf and Death", Nick Park

Best live action short film
"Kavi", Gregg Helvey

Achievement in sound editing
"Avatar", Christopher Boyes and Gwendolyn Yates Whittle
 
Achievement in sound mixing
"Avatar", Christopher Boyes, Gary Summers, Andy Nelson and Tony Johnson
 
Achievement in visual effects
"Avatar", Joe Letteri, Stephen Rosenbaum, Richard Baneham and Andrew R. Jones

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  • Gary Palmucci/Kino Intl | February 7, 2010 9:16 AMReply

    Eugene, why are Kino's Ajami grosses being ignored? We have the best performance of any new release this weekend but are not even mentioned in Peter Knegt's report.
    HOw can we get that changed? This automatic deference to IFC is very frustrating. gp