Mar 4, 2010

Oscar predictions: it's going to be Avatar's night

Sorry fellow bloggers, but I cannot see The Hurt Locker winning Best Picture. My test with Oscar predictions, as with life decisions, is to flip it on its back and see how that feels. Otherwise known as the "can I live with this in the morning?" test. For example, the reason Jeff Bridges will win is because for him not to win would be tantamount to saying: you'll never be good enough. Can't live with it in the morning. Director will go to Bigelow, and all the usual categories that make up a Best Picture winner — editing, script, cinematography, art direction etc — will be divided up between them. Best Actress is a closer race than many think but will still go to Bullock. Tarantino could sneak original screenplay away from Mark Boal. My own personal wish, that The Hurt Locker and Avatar be inserted into a Jeff Goldbum-designed telepod, where an accident results in their genes being magically combined to make Dances-with-Wolves-in-Iraq with blue people, looks like going sadly unheeded.
Best Film: Avatar
Best Director
: Kathryn Bigelow
Best Actress
: Sandra Bullock
Best Actor
: Jeff Bridges
Supporting Actress
: Monique
Supporting Actor
: Christoph Waltz
Original Screenplay: Mark Boal
Adapted Screenplay:
Jason Reitman
Best Animated Film: Up
Best Special Effects: Avatar
Best Editing: The Hurt Locker
Costumes: The Young Victoria
Sound Mixing: Avatar
Sound Editing: Avatar
Best Score: Michael Giacchino
Cinematography: Avatar
Art Direction: Avatar
Best Documentary:
The Cove
Best Documentary Short:
China's Unnatural Disaster
Foreign Language Film:
El Secreto De Sus Ojos
Best Makeup:
Star Trek
Best Original Song:
The Weary Kind
Short Film (Live-Action):
The Door
Short Film (Animated):
A Matter of Loaf and Death

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