2009 Oscar Predictions


Nothing like waiting until the last minute to post these.
(Films I have seen are highlighted in purple.)

Best Picture:
Avatar
The Blind Side
District 9
An Education
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds

Precious: Based on the the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire
A Serious Man
Up
Up in the Air

My pick: Inglourious Basterds
Who will win: The Hurt Locker

  • I’ll be happy as long as anything other than Avatar wins.. other than The Blind Side.

Actor in a Leading Role:
Jeff Bridges – Crazy Heart
George Clooney – Up in the Air
Colin Firth – A Single Man
Morgan Freeman – Invictus
Jeremy Rinner – The Hurt Locker

My pick: Jeff Bridges
Who will win: Jeff Bridges

Actor in a Supporting Role:
Matt Damon – Invictus
Woody Harrelson – The Messenger
Christopher Plummer – The Last Station
Stanley Tucci – The Lovely Bones
Chrisoph Waltz – Inglourious Basterds

My pick: Christoph Waltz
Who will win: Christoph Waltz

  • Waltz has this category locked up, but Tucci and Plummer were both fantastic, as well.

Actress in a Leading Role:
Sandra Bullock – The Blind Side
Helen Mirren – The Last Station
Carey Mulligan – An Education
Gabourey Sidibe – Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire
Meryl Streep – Julie & Julia

My pick: Helen Mirren
Who will win: Sandra Bullock

  • As happy as I’ll be to see Meryl Streep lose, Sandra Bullock? Really?! Mirren was wonderful.

Actress in a Supporting Role:
Penelope Cruz – Nine
Vera Farmiga – Up in the Air
Maggie Gyllenhaal – Crazy Heart
Anna Kendrick – Up in the Air
Mo’Nique – Precious: Blah blah blah..

My pick: Vera Farmiga
Who will win: Mo’Nique

Animated Feature Film:
Coraline
Fantastic Mr. Fox

The Princess and the Frog
The Secret of Kells
Up

My pick: Fantastic Mr. Fox
Who will win: Up

Art Direction:
Avatar
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

Nine
Sherlock Holmes
The Young Victoria

My pick: Avatar
Who will win: Avatar

  • Yes, I hate Avatar but I’m fine with it winning any category dealing with looks. The special fx were the only thing Avatar had going for it.. that’s undeniable.

Cinematography:
Avatar
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds

The White Ribbon

My pick: Avatar
Who will win: Avatar

Costume Design
:
Bright Star
Coco Before Chanel
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
Nine
The Young Victoria

My pick: The Last Station.. wait, what? Bright Star
Who will win: The Young Victoria

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

My pick: Quentin Tarantino
Who will win: Kathryn Bigelow

  • It’ll be nice to see a female director win.

Documentary (Feature):
Burma VJ
The Cove
Food, Inc.

The Most Dangerous Man in America
Which Way Home

My pick: The Cove
Who will win: The Cove

Documentary (Short Subject):
China’s Unnnatural Disaster
The Last Campaign of Governor Booth Gardner
The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant
Music by Prudence
Rabbit a la Berlin

Who will win: The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant

Film Editing:
Avatar
District 9
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds

Precious

Who will win: Avatar

Foreign Language Film:
Ajami – Israel
El Secreto de Sus Ojos – Argentina
The Milk of Sorrow – Peru
Un Prophete – France
The White Ribbon – Germany

Winner: The White Ribbon

Makeup:
Il Devo
Star Trek
The Young Victoria

Winner: Star Trek

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

Winner: Michael Giacchino

  • Michael does music for LOST.. just thought I’d let you know.

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” – Crazy Heart

My pick: “The Weary Kind”
Who will win: “The Weary Kind”

  • I hate country music, but the entire soundtrack from Crazy Heart was solid.

Short Film (Animated):
French Roast
Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty
The Lady and the Reaper
Logorama
A Matter of Loaf and Death

My pick: Logorama
Who will win: Logorama

  • I’d put them in this order (from best to worst): Legorama, The Lady and the Reaper, A Matter of Loaf and Death, Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty, French Roast

Short Film (Live Action):
The Door
Instead of Abracadabra
Kavi
Miracle Fish
The New Tennants

My pick: Instead of Abracadabra
Who will win: Kavi

  • Kavi was very, very good but I enjoyed Abracadabra more.

Sound Editing:
Avatar
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
Star Trek
Up

Who will win: Avatar

Sound Mixing:
Avatar
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
Star Trek

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Who will win: Avatar

Visual Effects:
Avatar
District 9
Star Trek

Who will win: Avatar

Writing (Adapted Screenplay):
District 9
An Education
In the Loop
Precious
Up in the Air

My pick: Up in the Air
Who will win: Up in the Air

Writing (Original Screenplay):
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds

The Messenger
A Serious Man
Up

My pick: Inglourious Basterds
Who will win: The Hurt Locker

  • Thank God Avatar didn’t get nominated for writing.

Results: 17 of 24 correct

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