Nate’s 2010 Oscar Predictions and Picks

March 7, 2010

Edit: 14 right, 9 wrong.  That’s 60%, could have been worse.

These are my Oscar predictions, and picks (who I think should win).

I have to admit, there are a few categories where I haven’t seen any of the nominees, (like Best Supporting Actress) so I’ll refrain from making picks for those categories, but I’ll still be a sport and make a prediction.

So without further ado, I’ll start off with the big ones:

Best Actor:

Prediction: Jeff Bridges (Crazy Heart)

Pick: Jeff Bridges (Crazy Heart)

Best Supporting Actor:

Prediction: Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds).  If they don’t, they’re morons.

Pick: Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds)

Best Actress:

Prediction: Meryl Streep (Julie & Julia)

Pick: Streep kind of overacted in my opinion, so I’m going with Sandra Bullock, because she basically carried The Blind Side.

Best Supporting Actress:

Prediction: Mo’Nique (Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire) – And the Oscar for Worst Movie Title of the Year goes to…!

Achievement in Directing:

Prediction: Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker).  Or they might give it to Cameron as a consolation prize for not giving him Best Picture.

Pick: I’m gonna go with Tarantino, because Inglourious Basterds was amazing.  Kathryn Bigelow can have runner up, because the directing was the best part about The Hurt Locker.

Best Picture:

Prediction: The Hurt Locker

Pick: Inglourious Basterds

Best Animated Feature Film:

Prediction: Up

Pick: Up

Achievement in Cinematography:

Prediction: Avatar

Pick: Inglourious Basterds… or maybe Avatar… or Inglourious Basterds

Best Original Screenplay:

Prediction: Up

Pick: Up or Inglourious Basterds

Best Adapted Screenplay:

Prediction: Up in the Air

Pick: District 9

…And now for the stuff most people don’t care about:

Best Original Score:

Prediction: Up

Pick: Sherlock Holmes

Best Original Song:

Prediction: The Weary Kind (Crazy Heart)

Pick: The Weary Kind (Crazy Heart)

Achievement in Film Editing:

Prediction: Avatar

Pick: District 9

Achievement in Sound Editing:

Prediction: The Hurt Locker

Pick: Star Trek

Achievement in Sound Mixing:

Prediction: Star Trek or Avatar

Pick: Star Trek

Achievement in Visual Effects:

Prediction: Avatar

Pick: Probably Avatar.

…And now the stuff abso-friggin-lutely nobody cares about:

Achievement in Makeup:

Prediction: The Young Victoria

Pick: Star Trek I guess…

Achievement in Art Direction:

Prediction: The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (although they do kind of have a thing for movies about British queens, so who knows.)

Pick: Probably The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

Achievement in Costume Design:

Prediction: The Young Victoria

Pick: The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

Best Documentary Feature:

Prediction: Food, Inc

Best Documentary, Short:

Prediction: The Last Truck, Closing of a GM Plant

Best Foreign Language Film:

Prediction: I’m gonna go with El Secreto de Sus Ojos, because it’s from Argentina.

Best Animated Short:

Prediction: A Matter of Loaf and Death, duh, it’s Nick Park!

Best Live Action Short:

Prediction: I have no freakin’ clue, but Instead of Abracadabra has a nice ring to it.

We’ll see how I did tomorrow night.

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3 Responses to “Nate’s 2010 Oscar Predictions and Picks”

  1. Isaac Says:

    I say Avatar, all the way.
    I know it’s not the most creative movie ever (in a broad sense), but it really raised the bar in multiple ways, especially animation. And since Avatar, pretty much everyone wants their movie to be in 3D, (not sure if that’s a good thing yet).

  2. Isaac Says:

    A pick. I definitely predict it for best cinematography and special effects. Probably not best original screenplay. But it really stands out as phenomenal compared to a rather mediocre year (in my opinion).


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