2010 Academy Awards

lovelysarahg

Advocate of Glamour
Jan 3, 2010
515
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'
 

Espinosa

O.G.
Jun 26, 2009
1,561
8
Toronto
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.
 

boxermom

O.G.
Aug 26, 2006
27,084
591
North Carolina
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.
 

caitlin1214

tPF Bish
O.G.
Jul 7, 2006
29,122
771
41
Toronto
www.facebook.com
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'
 

boxermom

O.G.
Aug 26, 2006
27,084
591
North Carolina
^^^^^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.
 

caitlin1214

tPF Bish
O.G.
Jul 7, 2006
29,122
771
41
Toronto
www.facebook.com
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.
 

LADC_chick

African violet
O.G.
Dec 13, 2009
5,545
3
The District
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.
 

lovelysarahg

Advocate of Glamour
Jan 3, 2010
515
1
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.
 

MichelleAntonia

<3
O.G.
Jan 17, 2007
13,855
2
East Bay, CA
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:
 

Tangerine

Layered.Like nachos.
O.G.
Jan 16, 2007
4,211
0
35
California
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.
 

boxermom

O.G.
Aug 26, 2006
27,084
591
North Carolina
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.