Tuesday, February 2, 2010


So the nominations came out this morning for the 82nd Academy Awards (to be televised on March 7th @ 8 PM). There's a new format of TEN best picture nominations. Personally, I couldn't even name 10 movies I liked this year, let alone 10 Academy Award worthy movies. But, here are the nominations:

Best Picture
Avatar ---------------- Basically "Pocahontas" w/ cool special effects. Not worth all the hype. But this will be the Best Picture Oscar recipient. Sigh.
The Blind Side -------- Heart-warming movie, though kind of lagged at moments. Pure fluff.
District 9 ------------- Seriously? It was good, but it was Blockbuster-esque... Not epic enough.
An Education
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds --- My choice for best film. Tarantino is a directorial genius
Precious --------------- Honestly, good movie. Worked its way up there. Won't win, though.
A Serious Man
Up -------------------- Very cute movie. Will win in the animated category.
Up in the Air ----------- Fabulous movie. I'm rooting for Anna Kendrick to get the nod.

Best Director
James Cameron, 'Avatar' --------- I have this nagging feeling he will win. Undeservedly.
Kathryn Bigelow, 'The Hurt Locker'
Quentin Tarantino, 'Inglourious Basterds' ------ Definitely one of Tarantino's best. Deserves it.
Lee Daniels, 'Precious'
Jason Reitman, 'Up in the Air' ----- I like his style (see "Juno" if you haven't already)

Best Actor
Jeff Bridges, 'Crazy Heart'
George Clooney, 'Up in the Air' ----- I love this man. But he won't win.
Colin Firth, 'A Single Man' -------- I think Firth might take this category....
Morgan Freeman, 'Invictus' ----- Ever since "Bruce Almighty", he will always be "God" to me.
Jeremy Renner, 'The Hurt Locker'

Best Actress
Sandra Bullock, 'The Blind Side' ----- No. Just, no.
Helen Mirren, 'The Last Station'
Carey Mulligan, 'An Education'
Gabourey Sidibe, 'Precious' ------ They'll pull a Jennifer Hudson again this year & give it to her.
Meryl Streep, 'Julie and Julia' ---- Best actress alive by far, but she has enough. Not her year.

Best Supporting Actor
Matt Damon, 'Invictus'
Woody Harrelson, 'The Messenger'
Christopher Plummer, 'The Last Station'
Stanley Tucci, 'The Lovely Bones' ---- I love his versatility. Wish he'd win, but it's all Waltz's.
Christoph Waltz, 'Inglourious Basterds' ----- I think a clear choice. His performance was brilliant.

Best Supporting Actress
Penelope Cruz, 'Nine' ------ I can't keep up with her rapid Spanish acceptance speeches, and it is on this basis that I don't want her to win.
Vera Farmiga, 'Up in the Air'
Maggie Gyllenhaal, 'Crazy Heart' ------ I'm sorry, but I just can't stand this woman.
Anna Kendrick, 'Up in the Air' --------- Totally rooting for her in this category!!!!
Mo'nique, 'Precious' ---- After her Globes speech, I never want to see or hear from this woman ever again. *barf*

Best Animated Feature Film
'Fantastic Mr. Fox'
'The Princess and the Frog'
The Secret of Kells'
'Up' ---- Definitely this one, ftw.

Best Original Screenplay
'The Hurt Locker'
'Inglourious Basterds' --------- Again, ftw. I wish this would SWEEP the Oscars. Stupid Avatar.
'The Messenger'
'A Serious Man'

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