[Updated] Oscar Predictions

[Winners now also below – I scored 5 out of 24, for all intents got 1 out of 6 correct. Will not be giving up my day job as I am clearly terrible at picking Oscar winning performances.]

In a moment of Sunday-evening-itis, I’ve been making Oscar picks on my iPhone. As it’s a clever little device that lets me copy-paste all over the place I’ve decided to post these here – will find out my score in the morning but meanwhile you’re most welcome to post your own picks (for all or some of the categories) as comments.

In short – I think Avatar will be this year’s big winner – I haven’t seen it yet though so who knows what qualifies me to say this. [As it turns out, The Hurt Locker was this year’s big winner. I’d still really like to see Precious!]

Ahhhhh…life doesn’t get much more exciting than this 😛

Music (Original Score): Sherlock Holmes, Hans Zimmer (Winner: Up, Michael Giacchino)

Animated Feature Film: Fantastic Mr. Fox, Wes Anderson (Winner: Up, Peter Docter)

Costume Design: Coco before Chanel, Catherine Leterrier (Winner: The Young Victoria, Sandy Powell)

Writing (Original Screenplay): A Serious Man, Written by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen (Winner: The Hurt Locker, Mark Boal)

Actress in a Leading Role: Gabourey Sidibe, Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire (Winner: Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side)

Visual Effects: Avatar, Joe Letteri, Stephen Rosenbaum, Richard Baneham and Andrew R. Jones (Winner:  Avatar – YAY! 1 right!)

Cinematography: Avatar, Mauro Fiore (Winner: Avatar – 2 right!)

Film Editing: Inglourious Basterds, Sally Menke (Winner: The Hurt Locker, Bob Murawski and Chris Innis)

Sound Mixing: Inglourious Basterds, Michael Minkler, Tony Lamberti and Mark Ulano (Winner: The Hurt Locker, Paul N.J. Ottosson and Ray Beckett)

Art Direction: The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, Art Direction: Dave Warren and Anastasia Masaro; (Winner: Avatar, Rick Carter and Robert Stromberg (Art Direction); Kim Sinclair (Set Decoration))

Best Picture: Avatar, James Cameron and Jon Landau, Producers (Winner: The Hurt Locker, Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal, Nicolas Chartier and Greg Shapiro)

Short Film (Animated): A Matter of Loaf and Death, Nick Park (Winner: Logorama, Nicolas Schmerkin)

Actor in a Leading Role: Morgan Freeman, Invictus (Winner: Jeff Bridges, Crazy Heart)

Documentary (Feature): The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers, Judith Ehrlich and Rick Goldsmith (Winner: The Cove, Louie Psihoyos and Fisher Stevens)

Sound Editing: The Hurt Locker, Paul N.J. Ottosson (Winner: The Hurt Locker – 3 right!)

Makeup: Star Trek, Barney Burman, Mindy Hall and Joel Harlow (Winner: Star Trek – 4 right!)

Actress in a Supporting Role: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Crazy Heart (Winner:  Mo’Nique, Precious)

Actor in a Supporting Role: Stanley Tucci, The Lovely Bones (Winner: Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds)

Foreign Language Film: The White Ribbon, Germany (Winner: El Secreto de Sus Ojos, Argentina)

Documentary (Short Subject): Rabbit à la Berlin, Bartek Konopka and Anna Wydra (Winner: Music by Prudence, Roger Ross Williams and Elinor Burkett)

Music (Original Song): The Weary Kind (Theme from Crazy Heart), from “Crazy Heart” Music and Lyric by Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett (Winner: The Weary Kind – 5 right!)

Short Film (Live Action): The Door, Juanita Wilson and James Flynn (Winner: The New Tenants, Joachim Back and Tivi Magnusson)

Writing (Adapted Screenplay): District 9, Written by Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell (Winner: Precious, Geoffrey Fletcher)

Directing: Avatar, James Cameron (Winner: The Hurt Locker, Kathryn Bigelow)

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. qwandor says:

    You should see Avatar in 3D. It is a good fun movie, not amazingly original in plot, but visually spectacular and well enjoyable.

  2. Fi McKenzie says:

    I will – might do that this weekend! You seen anything else good recently?

    1. qwandor says:

      No, I do not watch that many movies. I can recommend lying on the grass in the sun though. (-;

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