Monday, May 31, 2010
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Just like the title says. I pick what I think should win, and put in parentheses what I think will win. Random comments throughout. I skip over a few categories because I just have no clue... Disagree at your own risk.
Best Picture: The Hurt Locker (The Hurt Locker) - tossup between this and Avatar, but The Hurt Locker has been doing well in the awards so far (outside of the Globes) and has a lot of momentum going forward. Up in the Air lost its steam unfortunately. Avatar winning would be a disgrace (it's enjoyable and visually stunning, but the writing is atrocious). The Blindside got nominated?
Actor in a Leading Role: Jeremy Renner (Jeff Bridges)
Actor in a Supporting Role: Christoph Waltz (Christoph Waltz)
Actress in a Leading Role: Sandra Bullock (Sandra Bullock) - please not Meryl Streep...
Actress in a Supporting Role: Mo'Nique (Vera Farmiga) - haven't seen Precious, Nine, or Crazy Heart, so I'm just guessing...
Animated Feature Film: Up (Up) - Fantastic Mr. Fox has a chance to pull an upset, but I don't see it. and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs got robbed of a deserving nomination by umm... what's its name... The Secret of Kells?
Art Direction: Avatar (Avatar) - the story kinda sucked, but a visually beautiful film. Sherlock Holmes is my second pick for this, but too bad it came out in the wrong year.
Cinematography: The Hurt Locker (Avatar) - film over digital, sorry. the 16mm shooting of The Hurt Locker was perfect.
Costume Design: The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus) - again, just guessing.
Directing: Kathryn Bigelow for The Hurt Locker (Kathryn Bigelow for The Hurt Locker) - it's between her and her egomaniac ex-husband...
Film Editing: Up in the Air (Avatar) - Avatar will probably cleanup the visual awards. The Hurt Locker has a good shot at this statuette too...
Foreign Language Film: The White Ribbon (The White Ribbon) - haven't seen any of them, but The White Ribbon has been getting a lot of hype.
Makeup: Star Trek (Star Trek)
Music (Original Score): Up (Up)
Sound Editing: The Hurt Locker (Avatar)
Sound Mixing: The Hurt Locker (Avatar) - Transformers got nominated for an Oscar? wtf?
Visual Effects: Avatar (Avatar)
Writing (Adapted Screenplay): Up in the Air (Up in the Air)
Writing (Original Screenplay): The Hurt Locker (The Hurt Locker)
That's that. Waiting 'till March...