And welcome to the first Oscars Prediction Blog here at the Oscars Edition. For the first time in recent history there are ten nominees for best picture. So let's start at the top. Your nominees for Best Picture are...Avatar, The Blind Side, District 9, Up, Up In The Air, The Hurt Locker, A Serious Man, Precious, An Education and Inglorious Basterds.
Honestly? Even though there is 10 nominees, I can really see only 4 films with a serious chance. Nothing against films like An Education or District 9. The two best chances to win are Avatar but I am honestly hoping for The Hurt Locker. So my pick.... The Hurt Locker. Why? First off, war films in the last 9 years haven't been exactly box office gold. It was a risky choice to make. Add almost all unknown actors to a movie about war directed by a female? That just screams RISKY!
Best Director Your nominees are James Cameron-Avatar, Kathyrn Bigalow - The Hurt Locker, Jason Reitman- Up In The Air, Lee Daniels - Precious and Quentin Tarantino - Inglorious Basterds. YOur winner... James Cameron for Avatar.
Best Actor Jeff Bridges - Crazy Heart. George Clooney - Up In The Air. Jeremy Renner - The Hurt Locker. Morgan Freeman - Invictus. Colin Firth - A Serious Man. Your Winner- Jeff Bridges for Crazy Heart. Finally.
Best ActressMeryl Streep - Julie and Julia. Sandra Bullock - The Blind Side. Carey Mulligan - An Education. Helen Mirren - The Last Station. Gabourey Sidibe - Precious. I think this might be the closest race. It's hard to pick against Meryl Streep. But I will. It comes down to Sandra Bullock or Gabourey Sidibe. In an upset, I pick Gabourey Sidibe.
Best Supporting Actor Matt Damon - InVictus. Christopher Waltz - Inglorious Basterds. Woody Harrelson - Zombieland... oh... sorry... wrong movie - The Messenger. Christopher Plummer - The Last Station. Stanly Tucci - The Lovely Bones. Your winner. Christopher Waltz - Inglorious Basterds.
Best Supporting Actress Mo'Nique - Precious. Anna Kendrick - Up In The Air. Vera Farminga - Up In The Air. Maggie Gyllenhall - Crazy Heart. Penelope Cruz - Nine. The winner. Mo'Nique - Precious.
For any technical awards, (sound, editing, etc) just pick Avatar.
Best Animated: Up
Best Original Screenplay: The Hurt Locker
Best Adapated Screenplay: Precious
Original Song : Crazy Heart
Let's see how good I am at this. Check back next week for my Post Oscar Edition!