Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Who's Taking Home The Gold '10

Well, it's that time again. How predictable did this year in Oscar turn out to be? Just about the usual, I'd say. But, who knows, maybe "Inglourious Basterds" will just be a dark house and astound everyone.

My verdict for how the night will unfold: "The Hurt Locker" will sweep while "Avatar" will win for Art Direction, Visual Effects and nothing more.

Best Picture: While "Avatar" might have been the talk of the town, "The Hurt Locker" has this one locked.

Directing: Without any question, Kathryn Bigelow.

Best Actor: As much as I may want Colin Firth to take this one, it'll be going to Jeff Bridges for "Crazy Heart."

Best Actress: Sandra Bullock for "The Blind Side" cannot be beat at this point.

Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz for "Inglourious Basterds" is certain.

Best Supporting Actress: Another lock: Mo'Nique for "Precious."

Animated Feature: "Up" has it.

Best Original Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino's "Inglourious Basterds" will most likely nab this one. Who else could proclaim that the power of cinema is what beat the Nazis in WWII?

Best Adapted Screenplay: Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner for "Up in the Air" seems to be the most logical choice.

Sound Editing: This is tough. Although "Avatar" could likely take this, the tides have changed, and I'm predicting "The Hurt Locker."

Sound Mixing: Again, I'm going with "The Hurt Locker."

Film Editing: Since I have it winning Best Picture, it can only go to say this: "The Hurt Locker."

Documentary Feature: I'm predicting "The Cove" for this one because it's the most well-known and best reviewed documentary of the year.

Foreign Language Film: It could randomly be given to "A Prophet," but I'm still going to go with "The White Ribbon."

Cinematography: Another tough one. While I first thought "Avatar" had this one in the bag, since the British Academy gave it to "The Hurt Locker," my prediction will lie there.

Makeup: "Star Trek," right? I mean, there were green people.

Costume Design: "The Young Victoria" because it's a period piece from a lovely looking period of time.

Visual Effects: Here's your win, "Avatar." Enjoy it.

Original Song: "The Weary Kind" from "Crazy Heart" has this locked because the music was such a huge part of that movie.

Original Score: Michael Giacchino for "Up" nailed this.

Art Direction: I'm predicting a second win for "Avatar" here. The movie was gorgeous, and there's no denying that.

Tune in to ABC on March 7 at 8:00pm to catch the 82nd Annual Academy Award ceremony to find out how correct your own predictions turn out to be!


  1. somebody has turned anti-avatar!!!

  2. I like your pics. I think with the wins at BAFTA, 'The Hurt Locker' has finally removed the cloud 'Avitar' casted over all other contenders. My one point of contention: 'The Milk of Sorrow' is extremely underrated. I've seen it, as well as all the other nominations for best foreign film, and I wouldn't be surprised if it slips in. 'The White Ribbon' is a good choice though. We'll see!