Academy Awards Nominations and Predictions

by Nicholas Robinson

Now every year I sit down and watch the academy awards and try and predict who will win what on the spot.  Every year I barely get any right.  However, this year I am thoroughly prepared.  I have actually seen most of the nominees for this year and have an honest voice.  So here are the nominees. (my predictions are in bold)

BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

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

BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

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

BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

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

BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Penelope Cruz – Nine
Vera Farmiga – Up in the Air
Maggie Gyllenhaal – Crazy Heart
Anne Kendrick – Up in the Air
Mo’Nique – Precious

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

Coraline
Fantastic Mr. Fox
The Princess and the Frog
Up
The Secret of Kells

BEST ART DIRECTION

Avatar
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
Nine
Sherlock Holmes
The Young Victoria

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Avatar
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
The White Ribbon

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Bright Star
Coco Before Chanel
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
Nine
The Young Victoria

BEST DIRECTING

James Cameron – Avatar
Kathryn Bigelow – The Hurt Locker
Quentin Tarantino – Inglourious Basterds
Lee Daniels – Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire
Jason Reitman – Up In The Air

BEST DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE)

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

BEST 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 à la Berlin

BEST FILM EDITING

Avatar
District 9
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

Ajami
El Secreto de Sus Ojos
The Milk of Sorrow
Un Prophète
The White Ribbon

BEST MAKEUP

Il Divo
Star Trek
The Young Victoria

BEST MUSIC (ORIGINAL SCORE)

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

BEST MUSIC (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

BEST PICTURE

Avatar
The Blind Side
District 9
An Education
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
Precious: Based on a Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire
A Serious Man
Up
Up In The Air

BEST SHORT FILM (ANIMATED)

French Roast
Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty
The Lady and the Reaper
Logorama
A Matter of Loaf and Death

BEST SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION)

The Door
Instead of Abracadabra
Kavi
Miracle Fish
The New Tenants

BEST SOUND EDITING

Avatar
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
Star Trek
Up

BEST SOUND MIXING

Avatar
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
Star Trek
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Avatar
District 9
Star Trek

BEST WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY)

District 9
An Education
In the Loop
Precious: Based on a Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire
Up in the Air

BEST WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY)

The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
The Messenger
A Serious Man
Up

As with the Golden Globes, even though I have seen a lot of these movies, I have not seen all of them.  In fact I have only seen one of the short films, none of the documentaries and none of the foreign language films.  Updates may come.

~ by sputnikreviews on February 2, 2010.

One Response to “Academy Awards Nominations and Predictions”

  1. FYI. for the record… the ‘Up’ in Best Picture is the Pixar film…

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