2010 Academy Awards

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  1. Here are the nominees, what are your early picks?

    Best Picture
    'Avatar'
    'The Blind Side'
    'District 9'
    'An Education'
    'The Hurt Locker'
    'Inglourious Basterds'
    'Precious'
    'A Serious Man'
    'Up'
    'Up in the Air'

    Best Director
    James Cameron, 'Avatar'
    Kathryn Bigelow, 'The Hurt Locker'
    Quentin Tarantino, 'Inglourious Basterds'
    Lee Daniels, 'Precious'
    Jason Reitman, '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
    Penelope Cruz, 'Nine'
    Vera Farmiga, 'Up in the Air'
    Maggie Gyllenhaal, 'Crazy Heart'
    Anna Kendrick, 'Up in the Air'
    Mo'nique, 'Precious'

    Best Animated Feature Film
    'Coraline'
    'Fantastic Mr. Fox'
    'The Princess and the Frog'
    'The Secret of Kells'
    'Up'

    Best Foreign Film
    Israel - 'Ajami'
    Argentina - 'El Secreto de sus Ojos'
    Peru - 'The Milk of Sorrow'
    France - 'Un Prophete'
    Germany - 'The White Ribbon'

    Best Original Screenplay
    Mark Boal, 'The Hurt Locker'
    Quentin Tarantino, 'Inglourious Basterds'
    Alessandro Camon and Oren Moverman, 'The Messenger'
    Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, 'A Serious Man'
    Peter Docter, Bob Peterson, Tom McCarthy, 'Up'

    Best Adapted Screenplay
    Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell, 'District 9'
    Nick Hornby, 'An Education'
    Jesse Armstron, Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci, Tony Roche, 'In the Loop'
    Geoffrey Fletcher, 'Precious'
    Jason Reitman, Sheldon Turner, 'Up in the Air'

    Best Documentary Feature
    'Burma VJ'
    'The Cove'
    'Food, Inc.'
    'The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers'
    'Which Way Home'

    Best Original Score
    'Avatar'
    'Fantastic Mr. Fox'
    'The Hurt Locker'
    'Sherlock Holmes'
    'Up'

    Best Original Song
    'Almost There' from 'The Princess and the Frog,' Music and Lyric by Randy Newman
    'Down in New Orleans' from 'The Princess and the Frog,' Music and Lyric by Randy Newman
    'Loin de Paname' from 'Paris 36,' Music by Reinhardt Wagner Lyric by Frank Thomas
    'Take It All' from 'Nine,' Music and Lyric by Maury Yeston
    'The Weary Kind (Theme from Crazy Heart)' from 'Crazy Heart,' Music and Lyric by Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett

    Best Film Editing
    'Avatar'
    'District 9'
    'The Hurt Locker'
    'Inglourious Basterds'
    'Precious'

    Best Cinematography
    'Avatar'
    'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince'
    'The Hurt Locker'
    'Inglourious Basterds'
    'The White Ribbon'

    Best Costume Design
    'Bright Star'
    'Coco Before Chanel'
    'The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus'
    'Nine'
    'The Young Victoria'
     
  2. Avatar will probably win for Best Picture, but I really loved The Hurt Locker. So going to keep my fingers crossed for Jeremy Renner for Best Actor.
     
  3. Have to admit I didn't see most of the nominated movies. Our little town doesn't get any but the biggest name movies. We did see The Blind Side, and would applaud an Academy Award for Sandra Bullock. Did anyone else read that Julia Roberts turned down the role and now she's pissed that it became such a blockbuster ($240 million gross)? I read that around the time of the Golden Globes.

    I don't know if the expansion of Best Picture category to 10 is a good idea.
     
  4. I hope Sandra Bullock wins!
     
  5. Best Picture
    'Avatar'
    'The Blind Side'
    'District 9'
    'An Education'
    'The Hurt Locker'
    'Inglourious Basterds'
    'Precious'
    'A Serious Man'
    'Up'
    'Up in the Air'

    Best Director
    James Cameron, 'Avatar'
    Kathryn Bigelow, 'The Hurt Locker'
    Quentin Tarantino, 'Inglourious Basterds'
    Lee Daniels, 'Precious'
    Jason Reitman, '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
    Penelope Cruz, 'Nine'
    Vera Farmiga, 'Up in the Air'
    Maggie Gyllenhaal, 'Crazy Heart'
    Anna Kendrick, 'Up in the Air'
    Mo'nique, 'Precious'

    Best Animated Feature Film
    'Coraline'
    'Fantastic Mr. Fox'
    'The Princess and the Frog'
    'The Secret of Kells'
    'Up'


    Best Original Screenplay
    Mark Boal, 'The Hurt Locker'
    Quentin Tarantino, 'Inglourious Basterds'
    Alessandro Camon and Oren Moverman, 'The Messenger'
    Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, 'A Serious Man'
    Peter Docter, Bob Peterson, Tom McCarthy, 'Up'

    Best Adapted Screenplay
    Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell, 'District 9'
    Nick Hornby, 'An Education'
    Jesse Armstron, Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci, Tony Roche, 'In the Loop'
    Geoffrey Fletcher, 'Precious'
    Jason Reitman, Sheldon Turner, 'Up in the Air'

    Best Documentary Feature
    'Burma VJ'
    'The Cove'
    'Food, Inc.'
    'The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers'
    'Which Way Home'

    Best Original Score
    'Avatar'
    'Fantastic Mr. Fox'
    'The Hurt Locker'
    'Sherlock Holmes'
    'Up'

    Best Original Song
    'Almost There' from 'The Princess and the Frog,' Music and Lyric by Randy Newman
    'Down in New Orleans' from 'The Princess and the Frog,' Music and Lyric by Randy Newman
    'Loin de Paname' from 'Paris 36,' Music by Reinhardt Wagner Lyric by Frank Thomas
    'Take It All' from 'Nine,' Music and Lyric by Maury Yeston
    'The Weary Kind (Theme from Crazy Heart)' from 'Crazy Heart,' Music and Lyric by Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett


    Best Costume Design
    'Bright Star'
    'Coco Before Chanel'
    'The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus'
    'Nine'
    'The Young Victoria'
     
  6. ^^^^^Caitlin, which color is for who you think should win, and who willwin? I'm guessing purple for will win since for best picture and best director only one nominee is highlighted.
     
  7. When people ask what are my awards show picks? I always pick two: the one I really want to win and my second choice.


    Sorry, I should have said: purple for my first choice, blue for my second.
     
  8. ^^^OK, I guessed wrong. I wish I could see more movies but I would need to be near a much larger city.
     
  9. boxermom, go online and find a site that has free movies. That's what I do. Just watched An Education this evening, and I plan to watch several other nominated movies that way...

    I don't know about this expansion to 10 movies being eligible for Best Picture. That's excessive, and I hope it isn't a sign of things to come--10 Best Actors, 10 Best Actress, 10 Best Directors, and so on and so forth.

    Right now, I only have five of those movies on my list to see. I just watched An Education, which is a good character-driven movie. Next, I have to see Up in the Air, Up, A Serious Man, and Nine. I want to see The Hurt Locker, but war movies and I don't mix well. I'd be covering my eyes for a good majority of the film. In any case, once I see the rest of the movies on my list, I think I'll be in a better position to say if my pick will be different than what I think will win.

    Here are my picks for what I think will win (based solely on GG, SAG, and DGA wins, and not about what I would like to win). The picks in royal blue are what I would like (there are overlaps in two cases):

    Best Picture:
    Inglorious Basterds

    Best Director:
    Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker

    Best Actor:
    Jeff Bridges, Crazy Heart
    George Clooney, Up in the Air

    Best Actress:
    Sandra Bullock*, The Blind Side
    Meryl Streep, Julie & Julia


    Best Supporting Actor:
    Christoph Waltz, Inglorious Basterds

    Best Supporting Actress:
    Mo'nique*, Precious

    Best Original Screenplay:
    Joel & Ethan Cohen, A Serious Man


    * The overlaps.
     
  10. ^^^thanks for the tip!
     
  11. I'll wait and make my picks until I see a few more of the movies (still need see "Up In The Air", "An Education", and "Precious" - maybe this weekend I'll get around to at least one of them), but I am hoping Sandra Bullock wins for "The Blind Side". Not only did Sandra do an amazing job in film, but it would be so wonderful for the real-life family of Michael Oher: The Tuohy's.
    Also saw Mo'Nique on Oprah a few weeks ago and was so impressed with her and all the things that she's had to overcome. I'm rooting for her in the Supporting Actress category in the meantime, until I get around to seeing the movies.

    Also, not a fan of having 10 Best Picture nominations...that seems like a bit much. And is it me, or Meryl Streep nominated EVERY SINGLE YEAR? I heard today that this is her 16th nomination....jeez, give someone else a chance, Meryl.
     
  12. i am absolutely rooting for the hurt locker in every category. there was not a better film this year. sadly, i think the odds aren't that high for it.. but it truly DOES deserve picture, director, actor and original screenplay.

    :woohoo:
     
  13. Avatar - no. Hurt Locker, KB, Jeremy Renner yes PLEASE.

    Waltz was the only worthy thing about IB, but he definitely was QUITE worthy, and 100% deserving of the Oscar. Can't wait to see him in other things.


    Most glaring, offensive omission was def that of Sam ROckwell for Moon. If that doesn't truly impress, nothing does.
     
  14. I would LOVE to see Monique win for Precious!

    Fantastic!
     
  15. Mo'Nique is considered the favorite for winning Best Supporting Actress by just about everyone. I think it would be a huge upset if someone else wins. Am I mistaken or has she lost a significant amount of weight? She looks great and always has, IMO.