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Saturday, February 27, 2010

Oscar predix







The ballots for this years Oscars are due this coming Tuesday to be tabulated in time for next Sunday's Oscar ceremony. With that in mind, these are my final, cast-iron, full-proof* predictions for who or what will bag the main gold next weekend.

*Terms and conditions apply.

BEST PICTURE:
My bet: The Hurt Locker
Upset: Avatar

BEST DIRECTOR:
My bet: Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker)
Upset: James Cameron (Avatar)

BEST ACTOR:
My bet: Jeff Bridges (Crazy Heart)
Upset: Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker)

BEST ACTRESS:
The toughest race, and I'm defying/reversing the odds to say...
My bet: Meryl Streep (Julie & Julia)
Upset: Sandra Bullock (The Blind Side)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR:
My bet: Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds)
Upset: Nobody. But if I had to pick one Woody Harrelson (The Messenger)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS:
My bet: Mo'Nique (Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire)
Upset: Again, nobody, but perhaps Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air) is the only one who could sneak through.

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY:
My bet: The Hurt Locker
Upset: Inglourious Basterds

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY:
My bet: Up in the Air
Upset: Precious

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM:
My bet: A Prophet
Upset: The White Ribbon

BEST ANIMATED FILM:
My bet: Up
Upset: Secret of Kells

7 comments:

ticklepickleme said...

No one is going to beat Bullock. Otherwise I would agree your predictions are indeed cast-iron.

=)

Declan Cashin said...

Man I just have this mental block on Bullock winning that award! I know her success this year is all tied up in the politics of Hollywood money-spinning, and she's all endearing and humble on the circuit, but I just can't see it! 99.5% chance I'm going to be proved wrong, but I'm sticking with Meryl

ticklepickleme said...

You go for it. That was like me with Kristin last year...I was certain she'd get nominated.

I'm still a bit bitter about it actually.

This year she would have waltzed into the category.

Declan Cashin said...

True - by rights they should have held the movie back a year. She'd have a great supporting role in Nowhere Boy to boost it. Timing is everything - just look at Sandy!

Declan Cashin said...

Sean Penn: "And the Oscar goes to...[grimace] Sandra Bullock" [throws envelope on ground; storms off stage. Embarrassed, Sandra starts speech; Kanye West rushes in from stage left, disrupts her, gives shout-out to Meryl]

ticklepickleme said...

KST could have been a double nominee this year! Fuck time! (As in time is an asshole, not that it's time for sex.)

And I'm not against the idea that Bullock deserves the Oscar. I said it!

ChewingGumForTheSoul said...

Haha, I understood...or Did I?
You know what, I don't hate Sandy: I just hate that movie. So conflicted