Oscar Predictions

So before the Golden Globes this evening, I'd like to take a moment to share my Oscar Predictions.  I saw a lot of movies this year and I'm feeling pretty confident with my selection, I'm curious to see how well I do 50 days out... my theories may change after tonight (and more importantly after Feb. 2nd, seeing how the Oscar nominations go):


2010 OSCAR NOMINATIONS

Best Picture
(500) DAYS OF SUMMER
AVATAR
AN EDUCATION
* THE HURT LOCKER (winner)
INGLORIOUS BASTERDS
INVITCUS
PRECIOUS
A SERIOUS MAN
UP
UP IN THE AIR

... wishing "Where the Wild Things Are" would make it.

Best Director
* KATHRYN BIGALOW, The Hurt Locker (winner)
JAMES CAMERON, Avatar
LEE DANIELS, Precious
CLINT EASTWOOD, Invitcus
JASON RIETMAN, Up in the Air

... and Spike Jonze here too.

Best Actor
JEFF BRIDGES, Crazy Heart
* GEORGE CLOONEY, Up in the Air (winner)
COLIN FIRTH, A Serious Man
MORGAN FREEMAN, Inviticus
JEREMY RENNER, Hurt Locker

... I think Colin Firth should win, but this is Clooney's year.

Best Actress
SANDRA BULLOCK, The Blind Side
HELEN MIRREN, The Station Agent
* CAREY MULLIGAN, An Education (winner)
GABOUREY SIDIBE, Precious
MERYL STREEP, Julie & Julia

... I think Gabourey Sidibe based solely on hearing her 
real attitude in interviews, she was acting.

Best Supporting Actress
VERA FARMIGA, Up in the Air
ANNA KENDRICK, Up in the Air
* MO'NIQUE, Precious (winner)
JULIANNE MOORE, A Single Man
SAMATHA MORTEN, The Messenger

... definitely agree with this pick.

Best Supporting Actor
MATT DAMON, Invictis
WOODY HARRELSON, The Messenger
CHRISTIAN MCKAY, Me & Orson Wells
STANLEY TUCCI, The Lovely Bones
* CHRISTOLPH WALTZ, Inglorious Basterds (winner)


... and this one - although Alec Baldwin may replace Damon.

Adapted Screenplay
AN EDUCATION
JULIE & JULIA
PRECIOUS
A SINGLE MAN
* UP IN THE AIR (winner)


... agree with this pick.

Original Screenplay
* (500) DAYS OF SUMMER (winner)
HURT LOCKER
INGLORIOUS BASTERDS
A SERIOUS MAN
UP

... Inglorious Basterds or Hurt Locker deserves this one.

Best Foreign Film
I KILLED MY MOTHER
THE MILK OF SORROW
MOTHER
POLICE, ADJECTIVE
A PROPHET
* THE WHITE RIBBON (winner)


... A Prophet may take this one, but White Ribbon was my favorite of the year.


Best Editing
AVATAR
* THE HURT LOCKER (winner)
INGLORIOUS BASTERDS
STAR TREK
UP IN THE AIR

... I think this is a good choice.

Best Cinematography

AVATAR
THE HURT LOCKER
* INGLORIOUS BASTERDS (winner)
WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE
UP IN THE AIR

... And I think this is also a good choice as well, 
however Lance Accord's "Where the Wild Things Are" is amazing.

Best Animated Film
CORALINE
THE FANTASTIC MR. FOX
* UP (winner)


... no contest here.