Thursday, February 25, 2010

Oscar Predictions 2010

The Academy Awards are looming and I was recently invited to take part in an Oscar sweepstake organised by, where I can test my predictive abilities against various other film writers. I'll be giving my full take on this year's ceremony next week, but for now, here is where I think those small golden men will be going on March 7th.

Best Film Avatar

Best Director Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker)

Best Actor Jeff Bridges (Crazy Heart)

Best Actress Sandra Bullock (The Blind Side)

Best Suporting Actor Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds)

Best Supporting Actress Mo’Nique (Precious)

Best Foreign Language Film The White Ribbon

Best Animated Feature Up

Best Original Screenplay Inglourious Basterds

Best Adapted Screenplay Up in the Air

Best Visual Effects Avatar

Best Original Score Up

Best Cinematography Inglourious Basterds

Best Film Editing The Hurt Locker

Best Original Song The Weary Kind (Crazy Heart)

Best Documentary Feature The Cove

Best Art Direction Avatar

Best Costume Design The Young Victoria

Best Makeup Star Trek

Best Sound Editing The Hurt Locker

Best Sound Mixing Avatar

Best Documentary Short China's Unnatural Disaster: The Tears of Sichuan Province

Best Live Action Short Miracle Fish

Best Animated Short French Roast

You can see how everyone else is voting here. There's a prize of £250 worth of Amazon vouchers to the critic whose predictions are most accurate, so here's hoping the above selection mirrors what happens on Oscar night.