Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Oscar Nominees Announced

I don't really know why I care about this stuff, but I do. And always have. I don't think I've missed an Academy Awards telecast since I was a little boy in fourth grade, which says something about my future orientation...but who knew?

But I digress. Below are this year's nominees in the major categories. I have italicized those I think will win. I have bold-faced those I liked the best (but don't think will win). If there is no bold-facing, my pick and my favorite agree.

How do your picks stack up with mine?

Best Picture
The Blind Side
District 9
An Education
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
A Serious Man
Up in the Air
Best Actor
Jeff Bridges, Crazy Heart
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
Helen Mirren, The Last Station
Carey Mulligan, An Education
Gabourey Sidibe, Precious
Meryl Streep, Julie & Julia
Best Supporting Actor
Matt Damon, Invictus
Woody Harrelson, The Messenger
Christopher Plummer, The Last Station
Stanley Tucci, The Lovely Bones
Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds
Best Supporting Actress
Penélope Cruz, Nine
Vera Farmiga, Up in the Air
Maggie Gyllenhaal, Crazy Heart
Anna Kendrick, Up in the Air
Mo’Nique, Precious
Best Director
Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker
James Cameron, Avatar
Lee Daniels, Precious
Jason Reitman, Up in the Air
Quentin Tarantino, Inglourious Basterds
Best Original Screenplay
Mark Boal, The Hurt Locker
Alessandro Camon & Oren Moverman, The Messenger
Joel Coen & Ethan Coen, A Serious Man
Pete Docter, Bob Peterson & Tom McCarthy, Up
Quentin Tarantino, Inglourious Basterds
Best Adapted Screenplay
Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci & Tony Roche, In the Loop
Neill Blomkamp & Terri Tatchell, District 9
Geoffrey Fletcher, Precious
Nick Hornby, An Education
Jason Reitman & Sheldon Turner, Up in the Air
Best Animated Film
Fantastic Mr. Fox
The Princess and the Frog
The Secret of Kells
Best Visual Effects
District 9
Star Trek

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1 comment:

  1. I know what you mean about the Academy Awards. I love watching them and picking who I think should win. I haven't missed the show in years and years. I agree with most of your picks. It's unfortunate that Precious is going to get overlooked, that was a great film.

    I wish Oscar would go for first timers because I think that Gabby Sidibe should win hands down for Precious. Julia and Julia was not Meryl's best work. I'd have liked to see Julianne Moore get something for A Single Man.

    And I thought Avatar was really, really pretty, but like a beauty queen it was all style and no substance. This is my WTF is the Academy thinking choice. Like Kim Basinger was in L.A. Confidential.

    In spite of my disappointment is so many overlooks like Hugh Dancy in Adam, I will be watching faithfully on March 7.