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Oscar Predicts Chart 2009

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood September 9, 2009 at 1:26AM

Well here’s the list of predictions for Oscar wins (in italics) in all categories including shorts. Until March 7th!
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Well here’s the list of predictions for Oscar wins (in italics) in all categories including shorts. Until March 7th!

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

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ACTOR
Jeff Bridges Crazy Heart
George Clooney Up in the Air
Colin Firth A Single Man
Morgan Freeman Invictus
Jeremy Renner The Hurt Locker

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ACTRESS
Sandra Bullock The Blind Side
Helen Mirren The Last Station
Carey Mulligan An Education
Gabourey Sidibe Precious
Meryl Streep Julie & Julia

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

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

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SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Penelope 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 by "Push" Sapphire

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ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Mark Boal The Hurt Locker
Alessandro Camon & Oren Moverman The Messenger
Joel Coen & Ethan Coen A Serious Man
Bob Peterson Up
Quentin Tarantino Inglourious Basterds

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ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell District 9
Geoffrey Fletcher Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' By Sapphire
Nick Hornby An Education
Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Armando Ianucci, Tony Roche In the Loop
Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner Up in the Air

ANIMATED FEATURE
Coraline
Fantastic Mr. Fox
Ponyo
The Princess and the Frog

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

FOREIGN FILM
Ajami
The Milk of Sorrow
A Prophet
El Secreto de Sus Ojos
The White Ribbon

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ART DIRECTION
Rick Carter & Robert Stromberg Avatar
Sarah Greenwood, Katie Spencer Sherlock Holmes
John Myhre, Gordon Sim Nine
Dave Warren and Anastasia Masaro, Caroline Smith The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
Patrice Vermette, Maggie Gray The Young Victoria

CINEMATOGRAPHY
Barry Ackroyd The Hurt Locker
Bruno Belbonnel Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Christian Berger The White Ribbon
Mauro Fiore Avatar
Robert Richardson Inglourious Basterds

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

EDITING
Julian Clarke District 9
Joe Klotz Precious
Sally Menke Inglourious Basterds
Bob Murawski & Chris Innis The Hurt Locker
Stephen Rivkin, John Refua, James Cameron Avatar

MAKEUP
Il Divo
Star Trek
The Young Victoria

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

ORIGINAL SONG
"Almost There" The Princess and the Frog
“Down in New Orleans” The Princess and the Frog
"Loin de Paname" Paris 36
"Take it All" Nine
“The Weary Kind (Theme from Crazy Heart)" Crazy Heart

SOUND MIXING
Ray Beckett, Chris M. Jacobson, Paul N.J. Ottoson The Hurt Locker
Anna Behlmer, Peter J. Devlin, David Giammarco, Paul Massey, Andy Nelson Star Trek
Christopher Boyes, Tony Johnson, William B. Kaplan, Andy Nelson, Gary Summers, James M. Tanenbaum Avatar
Michael Minkler, Tony Lamberti and Mark Ulano Inglourious Basterds
Greg P. Russell, Gary Summers, Geoffrey Patterson Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

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

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

ANIMATED SHORT FILM
French Roast
Granny O'Grimm's Sleeping Beauty
The Lady and the Reaper
Logorama
A Matter of Loaf and Death

LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM
The Door
Instead of Abracadabra
Kavi
Miracle Fish
The New Tenants

DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT
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 a la Berlin

Academy Branch Breakdown

Actors 1205
Art Directors 374
Cinematographers 200
Directors 366
Documentary 151
Executives 437
Film Editors 221
Makeup Artists
and Hairstylists 118
Members-at-Large 245
Music 234
Producers 452
Public Relations 368
Short Films and Animation 340
Sound 405
Visual Effects 279
Writers 382

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.