Random Oscar Thoughts

Here is a completely misquided collection of things that went through my mind last night while watching the Oscars. Where the hell was Farrah Fawcett during that memorial segment?  I guess she didn’t make the cut.  How the fuck are Michael Jackson and Brittany Murphy more deserving of making it?  Apparently dying of a drug … Continue reading

Final Oscar Predictions

Here are my final projections for tomorrow’s Academy Awards. Best Picture: The Hurt Locker Actor: Jeff Bridges for Crazy Heart Actress: Carey Mulligan for An Education Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz for Inglourious Basterds Supporting Actress: Mo’Nique for Precious Director: Kathryn Bigelow for The Hurt Locker Original Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino for Inglourious Basterds Adapted Screenplay: Jason … Continue reading

Oscar Predictions: Best Picture

The Nominees: Avatar The Blind Side District 9 An Education The Hurt Locker Inglourious Basterds Precious A Serious Man Up Up in the Air First off, 10 nominations is ridiculous.  It completely cheapens the award.  In any given year, there are only 2 or 3 (at most) nominees that have a realistic chance of winning anyway.  … Continue reading

Oscar Predictions: Best Director

The Nominees: Kathryn Bigelow for The Hurt Locker James Cameron for Avatar Lee Daniels for Precious Jason Reitman for Up in the Air Quentin Tarantino for Inglourious Basterds Surprisingly, this has turned out to be the most interesting competition this year (outside the one for “Best Picture”), at least from a “drama” standpoint.  For what … Continue reading

Oscar Predictions: Best Actress

The Nominees: Sandra Bullock for The Blind Side Meryl Streep for Julie & Julia Helen Mirren for The Last Station Carey Mulligan for An Education Gabourey Sidibe for Precious Like I said in my supporting actress post, this category is extremely weak this year.  I can’t help but think that if some of last year’s … Continue reading

Oscar Predictions: Best Actor

The Nominees: Colin Firth for A Single Man Morgan Freeman for Invictus Jeremy Renner for The Hurt Locker Jeff Bridges for Crazy Heart George Clooney for Up in the Air This is an exceptionally strong category this year.  Last year we had Sean Penn, Mickey Rourke and three guys who didn’t have a shot.  All … Continue reading

Oscar Predictions: Best Supporting Actor

The Nominees: Woody Harrelson in The Messenger Matt Damon in Invictus Stanley Tucci in The Lovely Bones Christopher Plummer in The Last Station Christoph Waltz in Inglourious Basterds I didn’t even realize this until now, but I’ve only seen two of these movies (Basterds and Invictus).  The Messengers looks great but was only seen by about … Continue reading

Oscar Predictions: Best Supporting Actress

The Nominees: Mo’Nique in Precious (I refuse to call it by its full title) Anna Kendrick in Up in the Air Vera Farmiga in Up in the Air Maggie Gyllenhaal in Crazy Heart Penelope Cruz in Nine Let me preface this by saying that this is an extremely weak category this year (as is the … Continue reading

Oscar Predictions: Best Animated Feature

I’m going to try to stretch these predictions out, posting each category (or at least the major ones) in a separate post leading up to the ceremony on March 7.  This will give me an opportunity to discuss each category at  some length without making one nauseatingly long post. The Nominees: Coraline Fantastic Mr. Fox … Continue reading