Nick from VoucherCodes got in touch a couple of weeks back to see whether I wanted to chance my arm at predicting the 2010 Oscars, which occur this Sunday. I'm always a bit wary of awards like the Oscars and often feel like they don't celebrate the films that I would like them to celebrate. Having said that, they do produce wonderful moments like Philippe Petit's acceptance speech (see embed) for 'Man On Wire'.
And seeing as I usually take on the Mercury Music Prize, I thought I might as well join in here as well. So here's my 2010 Oscar predictions.
Best Picture: Avatar
Other nominees - The Blind Side, District 9, An Education, The Hurt Locker, Inglourious Basterds, Precious, A Serious Man , Up, Up in the Air
Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker)
Other nominees - James Cameron (Avatar), Lee Daniels (Precious), Jason Reitman (Up In The Air), Quentin Tarantino (Inglourious Basterds)
Best Actor: Jeff Bridges (Crazy Heart)
Other nominees - George Clooney (Up In The Air), Colin Firth (A Single Man), Morgan Freeman (Invictus), Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker)
Best Actress: Sandra Bullock (The Blind Side)
Other nominees - Helen Mirren (The Last Station), Carey Mulligan (An Education), Gabourey Sidibe (Precious), Meryl Streep (Julie & Julia)
Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds)
Other nominees - Matt Damon (Invictus), Woody Harrelson (The Messenger), Christopher Plummer (The Last Station), Stanley Tucci (The Lovely Bones)
Best Supporting Actress: Mo'Nique (Precious)
Other nominees - Penelope Cruz (Nine), Vera Farmiga (Up In The Air), Maggie Gyllenhaal (Crazy Heart), Anna Kendrick (Up In The Air)
Best Original Screenplay: Inglourious Basterds
Other nominees - The Messenger, A Serious Man, Up
Best Adapted Screenplay: Up In The Air
Other nominees - District 9, An Education, In The Loop, Precious
Best Animated Feature: Up
Other nominees - Coraline, Fantastic Mr Fox, The Princess And The Frog, The Secret Of Kells
Best Foreign Language Film: Das Weisse Band (The White Ribbon)
Other nominees - Ajami, El Secreto De Sus Ojos, La Teta Asus Tada, Un Prophete
Best Documentary Feature: The Cove
Best Film Editing: The Hurt Locker
Best Visual Effects: Avatar
Best Sound Editing: Avatar
Best Sound Mixing: Avatar
Best Original Song: The Weary Kind (Crazy Heart)
Best Costume Design: The Young Victoria
I got a bit lazy toward the end in not producing the other nominees. Then again, I am that confident that I've nailed the winners in all those categories. Or more likely, I'm knackered from my bout of man flu.
Anyway, those are the nominations that I think will win, not necessarily my favourites. If you agree or disagree then I'd welcome your thoughts in the comments. Otherwise, we'll just have to find out on Sunday won't we?
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