Sunday, September 27, 2009

Oscar Predictions: Volume #2

With some recent developments this week, I have decided to update my Oscar predictions. First off is the big news that Sony Pictures Classics has decided to move Get Low to 2010. This is a shocking revelation after this film opened up to overwhelmingly positive reception after it premiered at TIFF, and Robert Duvall was certainly looking like a strong contender in the Best Actor race.

The next piece of news is that I saw Bright Star today. My review will be up shortly, but to sum up my opinions very quickly, it was a solid film with two great lead performances. In my opinion, the film should only be recognized for its performances, but I feel like this is the type of film that the Academy would love to throw nominations towards.
With that being said, lets jump into the updated charts...

Best Picture:

1. Invictus
2. Precious based on the novel 'Push' by Sapphire
3. Up in the Air
4. Nine
5. An Education
6. The Hurt Locker
7. Up
8. Bright Star
9. A Serious Man
10. The Lovely Bones
11. Amelia
12. Avatar
13. The Road
14. A Single Man
15. The Informant!

Best Actor in a Leading Role:

1. Morgan Freeman, Invictus
2. George Clooney, Up in the Air
3. Daniel Day-Lewis, Nine

4. Ben Whishaw, Bright Star
5. Matt Damon, The Informant!
6. Jeremy Renner, The Hurt Locker
7. Viggo Mortensen, The Road
8. Colin Firth, A Single Man
9. Robert De Niro, Everybody's Fine
10. Sam Rockwell, Moon

Best Actor in a Supporting Role:

1. Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds
2. Alfred Molina, An Education
3. Matt Damon, Invictus
Stanley Tucci, The Lovely Bones
5. Paul Schneider, Bright Star
6. Anthony Mackie, The Hurt Locker

7. Richard Gere, Amelia
8. Tobey Maguire, Brothers
9. Richard Kind, A Serious Man

10. Richard Gere, Amelia

Best Actress in a Leading Role:

1. Carey Mulligan, An Education
2. Gabourey Sidibe, Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire
3. Meryl Streep, Julie & Julia
4. Hilary Swank, Amelia
5. Abbie Cornish, Bright Star
6. Penélope Cruz, Broken Embraces
7. Michelle Monaghan, Trucker
8. Saoirse Ronan, The Lovely Bones
9. Charlotte Gainsbourg, Antichrist
10. Natalie Portman, Brothers

Best Actress in a Supporting Role:

1. Mo'Nique, Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire
2. Marion Cotillard, Nine
3. Judi Dench, Nine
4. Anna Kendrick, Up in the Air
5. Penélope Cruz, Nine
6. Rachel Weisz, The Lovely Bones
7. Mariah Carey, Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire
8. Marion Cotillard, Public Enemies
9. Vera Farmiga, Up in the Air

10. Julianne Moore, A Single Man

Best Director:

1. Lee Daniels, Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire
2. Clint Eastwood, Invictus
3. James Cameron, Avatar
4. Jason Reitman, Up in the Air
5. Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker
6. Rob Marshall, Nine
7. Jane Campion, Bright Star
8. Peter Jackson, The Lovely Bones
9. Lone Scherfig, An Education
10. Ethan Coen & Joel Coen, A Serious Man

Best Adapted Screenplay:

1. Damien Paul, Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire
2. Jason Reitman & Sheldon Turner, Up in the Air
3. Anthony Peckham, Invictus
4. Nick Hornby, An Education
5. Anthony Minghella & Michael Tolkin, Nine
6. Ronald Bass, Amelia
7. Scott Z. Burns, The Informant!
8. Joe Penhall, The Road
9. Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson, & Fran Walsh, The Lovely Bones
10. Nora Ephron, Julie & Julia

Best Original Screenplay:

1. Mark Boal, The Hurt Locker
2. Ethan Coen & Joel Coen, A Serious Man
3. Bob Peterson, Up
4. Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber, 500 Days of Summer
5. Jane Campion, Bright Star
6. Quentin Tarantino, Inglourious Basterds
7. James Cameron, Avatar
8. Pedro Almodóvar, Broken Embraces
9. Neill Blomkamp, Terri Tetchell, District 9
10. Judd Apatow, Funny People


Rae Kasey said...

The three films I'm most anxious to see are An Education, Precious, and A Single Man.

I'm rooting for Colin Firth this year.

Danny King said...

All three are near the top of my list as well. Precious would probably stand above the rest because I really loved the novel, but there are also so many others. This Awards season looks like it's going to be terrific.

Univarn said...

I'm really looking forward to Invictus (this year's winner for most annoying to remember spelling title). I still have to see Precious, but I've got a lot of built up negativity towards it so it won't take it much to impress me...

Danny King said...

I'm a huge Eastwood fan so I hope Invictus does well -- I just wish we knew more about it at this point.

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