My 2010 Oscar Picks

The Academy Awards: A celebration of excellence in the art of film making. A celebration that happens once a year in which we look back on what was good about the previous year and award those who exceled above everyone else. Here are my predictions for the 82nd Annual Academy Awards; A list of who will win, who should win, and who could win.

BEST PICTURE

1. The Hurt Locker  2. Inglourious Basterds

3. Avatar                  4. An Education

5. Precious              6. Up In The Air

7. Up                       8. A Serious Man

9. The Blind Side   10. District 9

WHO WILL WIN: The Hurt Locker

WHO SHOULD WIN: Inglourious Basterds

WHO COULD WIN: Inglourious Basterds, Avatar

Seriously, If the Academy had not expanded The Best Picture category to ten, the five movies that would have been picked would be The Hurt Locker, Inglourious Basterds, Avatar, Up In The Air, and Precious.  The Hurt Locker is the favorite to win but Avatar could swoop in for the win while Tarantino’s Basterds could scalp the rest of the competition and take home the prize.

BEST ACTOR

1. Jeff Bridges, Crazy Heart

2. George Clooney, Up In The Air

3. Colin Firth, A Single Man

4. Morgan Freeman, Invictus

5. Jeremy Renner, The Hurt Locker

WHO WILL WIN: Jeff Bridges

WHO SHOULD WIN: Jeff Bridges

WHO COULD WIN: George Clooney

This is Jeff Bridges award hands down. His performance in Crazy Heart outshines the rest of the nominees performances by a mile. The only competition he could face is George Clooney.

BEST ACTRESS

1. Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side

2. Carey Mulligan, An Education

3. Helen Mirren, The Last Station

4. Gabourey Sidibe, Precious

5. Meryl Streep, Julie & Julia

WHO WILL WIN: Sandra Bullock

WHO SHOULD WIN: Carey Mulligan

WHO COULD WIN: Carey Mulligan, Gabourey Sidibe

I admittedly haven’t seen An Education. I have seen the trailer for it and I was so impressed with Carey Mulligan’s performance that I think she should win the Oscar. While Sandra Bullock performance in The Blind Side was impressive, I would really like to see the young Mulligan take home the statue. Another young actress who could come away with gold is Gabourey Sidibe.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

1.Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds

2. Matt Damon, Invictus

3. Woody Harrelson, The Messanger

4. Christopher Plummer, The Last Station

5. Stanley Tucci, The Lovely Bones

WHO WILL WIN: Christoph Waltz

WHO SHOULD WIN: Christoph Waltz

WHO COULD WIN: Christoph Waltz

‘Nuff Said.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

1. Penelope Cruz, Nine

2. Maggie Gyllenhaal, Crazy Heart

3. Mo’ Nique, Precious

4. Anna Kendrick, Up In The Air

5. Vera Farmiga, Up In The Air

WHO WILL WIN: Mo’ Nique

WHO SHOULD WIN: Maggie Gyllenhaal

WHO COULD WIN: Vera Fermiga

I have not seen Precious. I have not seen Up In The Air. And I most certainly will never see Nine. Out of all these nominees, I have only seen Maggie Gyllenhaal’s amazing performance in Crazy Heart so this category is a shot in the dark for me.

BEST DIRECTOR

1. Quentin Tarantino, Inglourious Basterds

2. James Cameron, Avatar

3. Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker

4. Lee Danials, Precious

Jason Reitman, Up In The Air

WHO WILL WIN: Kathryn Bigelow

WHO SHOULD WIN: Quentin Tarantino

WHO COULD WIN: Quentin Tarantino, Jason Reitman

Sorry Cameron, If you had named your film How To Steal Billions of Dollars From the World, then you may of had a slight chance at winning best director. This category is essentially the same as the Best Picture category.

What are your Oscar picks? What films and actors do you think got snubbed this year (Ex: Sam Rockwell in Moon). Leave your thoughts and comments below.

 

 

 

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3 Responses to “My 2010 Oscar Picks”

  1. Josh Mason Says:

    who I think should win-
    Best Picure- Avatar or District 9 (they both deserve it)
    Best Actor- Don’t care, don’t like any of the performances nominated
    Best Supporting Actor- Staney Tucci
    Best Director- James Cameron

    Dont care about the other catgories

  2. Josh Mason Says:

    oh and I love the new background image or the blog by the way

  3. Aaron Gilbert Says:

    Avatar should not win Best Picture. The requirement to win Best Picture is that it has to be a good film and Avatar is not that. Also, anyone but James Cameron should win Best Director.

    I agree with Kevin’s picks. They are pretty much what everyone else is thinking from what I’ve heard.

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