Instead of working on a film paper, here comes the chaos that is: Oscar Predictions 2010
I actually try to guess this the year they’ve got ten nominees. Great choice, me.
Going to go with… The Hurt Locker or Up in the Air. Considering that Avatar is Pocahontas in Space, and as much as I like Inglourious Basterds, from what I hear and what I’ve seen, The Hurt Locker and Up in the Air are the best guesses for front runners.
Actor in Leading Role
Jeff Bridges for Crazy Heart, mostly based on the Buzz in the Air rather than seeing this role, but it sounds pretty solid.
Actor in a Supporting Role
Christoph Waltz for Inglourious Basterds. Again, based on the Buzz in the Air, but his performance as Hans Landa was really awesome from personal experience anyway.
Actress in a Leading Role
Ohhhhh, I do not know! My gut narrows it down to Helen Mirren and Gabourey Sidibe… I think I’ll go with Sidibe.
Actress in a Supporting Role
Instinct/evidence for Mo’nique. She’s been gobbling up them awards for this performance!
Animated Feature Film
I would like it to be Coraline. It will most likely be Up.
Goddamnit, it’s going to be Avatar, isn’t it?
My ideas for strong frontrunners: Avatar, The Hurt Locker, Inglourious Basterds. Because I’m a sucker for traditional cinematography (and it is beautifully shot), I’m saying Inglourious Basterds.
Not at all sure. Probably The Young Victoria or Coco Avant Chanel.
Kathryn Bigelow anyone? Basing this off of the buzz rather than being especially impressed during The Hurt Locker.
* I haven’t seen any of the Documentaries for this year, so we shall skip that for…
Avatar as a frontrunner, The Hurt Locker as an upset win. UPSET WIN! UPSET WIN! GO GO GO GO GO GO!
Foreign Language Film
Internet is telling me The White Ribbon. Thus, my prediction has been made.
Star Trek. Because, dudes, it is Star. Trek.
Music, Original Score
Up had really terrific music. On a similar note, I didn’t really see what was so gleefully awesome about the Sherlock Holmes score, which my friends generally love. Maybe I should see SH again? (I would have no problems with that).
*Skipping the Original Song and Short Films because a) I can’t judge music very well (apparently) and b) I haven’t seen the short films. I wish I could. These nominees are something that I really wished I could see before the awards, if only in some TV special rather than in an actual theater.
The Hurt Locker.
The Hurt Locker…? I am not sure that I know the difference between these two categories.
Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
I am thinking Up in the Air, n’est-ce pas?
Writing (Original Screenplay)
Inglourious Basterds! I will be awesome! On the other hand, I can understand the camps for A Serious Man and maybe The Hurt Locker.