January 24, 2010

In A Just and Right World...

Nomination ballots for the Oscars were due yesterday. This year is shaping up to be a particularly tricky one to predict the outcome of, what with the ten best picture nominees and such. I didn't vote; the Academy doesn't even know I exist (story of my life). Even so, I feel the need to list off who should get nominated if the world behaved the way I saw fit.

Locks Are In Bold (These movies will get nominated.)
Probable Winners Are Bold and Italicized (These movies will get nominated, and most likely win. These may or may not be my preferences in the matter, just what I've observed thus far!)

Best Picture:
The Hurt Locker (It's too tricky to tell who will win, The Hurt Locker or Avatar, but, it's between those two.)
Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire
Up In The Air
Inglourious Basterds
An Education
District 9
(500) Days of Summer
Where the Wild Things Are

Best Director
James Cameron (Avatar)
Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker) (Again, it's too tricky to tell between these two!)
Quentin Tarantino (Inglourious Basterds)
Jason Reitman (Up In The Air)
Neill Blomkamp (District 9)

Best Actor
Jeff Bridges (Crazy Heart)
Colin Firth (A Single Man)
George Clooney (Up in the Air)
Joseph Gordon-Levitt ((500) Days of Summer)
Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker)

Best Actress
Sandra Bullock (The Blind Side) (Completely undeserving, but there it is.)
Meryl Streep (Julie and Julia) (May challenge Sandra, but doubtful.)
Carey Mulligan (An Education)
Gabourey Sidibe (Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire)
Zooey Deschanel ((500) Days of Summer)

Best Supporting Actor
Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds) (It's not even a contest any more.)
Stanley Tucci (The Lovely Bones)
Woody Harrelson (The Messenger)
Anthony Mackie (The Hurt Locker)
Stephen Lang (Public Enemies)

Best Supporting Actress
Mo'Nique (Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire)
Vera Farmiga (Up In The Air) (The deserving winner.)
Anna Kendrick (Up In The Air)
Julianne Moore (A Single Man)
Marion Cottillard (Public Enemies or Nine, I don't care which.)

I don't know. To be honest, these awards are always a crapshoot! I guess we'll see how on the money I am in a few weeks when the noms are announced. Until then, my non-existent readers...


  1. Your readers exist seb. We just don't comment very often.

  2. Your readers exist seb. We just don't comment very often.