The 2010 Great Oscar Predictions Blog

While I certainly enjoyed many movies in 2009, very few left me completely wowed. Maybe they fell victim to unfairly high expectations, but other than a precious few (and that doesn’t include Precious, which I’ve yet to see), I walked out of the theatres feeling disappointed more often than not.

The best film I saw in 2009 was Up, which has perhaps the best 5-minute sequence of any film in the past 10 years. There’s no chance it will win the Oscar for Best Picture, though. Essentially, that comes down to a race between Avatar and The Hurt Locker, both of which are good, neither of which are as good as Inglourious Basterds.

So, keeping that in mind, I share with you my picks on the upcoming Academy Awards, with my picks in bold:

Best Picture
The Blind Side
District 9
An Education
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
A Serious Man
Up in the Air

Best Actor
Jeff Bridges
George Clooney
Colin Firth
Morgan Freeman
Jeremy Renner

Best Actress
Sandra Bullock

Helen Mirren
Carey Mulligan
Gabourey Sidibe
Meryl Streep

Best Supporting Actor
Matt Damon
Woody Harrelson
Christopher Plummer
Stanley Tucci
Christoph Waltz

Best Supporting Actress
Penelope Cruz
Vera Farmiga
Maggie Gyllenhaal
Anna Kendrick

Best Director
James Cameron
Kathryn Bigelow
Quentin Tarantino
Lee Daniels
Jason Reitman


2 thoughts on “The 2010 Great Oscar Predictions Blog

  1. Agreed – not many “great” movies this year. And is just me or does this shape up to be an unexciting Oscars? Seems like all the awards (major ones anyway) have been preordained for months, without much argument.

  2. Too many movies this past year seemed to be nothing more than something to pass the time.Other than a couple, there was nothing I couldn’t wait to rant or rave about. That’s fine, but may explain my sudden interest in television again.

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