Oscar 2010 Nomination Predictions

So its taken me a long time but Iv’e finally got round to doing my Oscar 2010 nomination predictions. With the Best feature category expanded to 10 films this years its gonna be a hard race to call, but I’ve highlighted at the top of each category which film I think will win in bold. I’ve included all the main feature film and acting categories but not done ones for cinematography and shorts etc yet.. that’s next weeks task!

Films among the main contenders for more than one nomination are Invictus, Up in the Air, The Hurt Locker, Precious, An education and A Serious Man. After seeing The Road I don’t think it will get any nominations and although I’ve still yet to see quite a few of these films this is what I think will win, what do you reckon?

Update – Ive now seen a lot more of the films so have chnaged my winner predictions!

Best Picture
Up in the Air
The Hurt Locker
Inglorious Basterds
A Serious Man
The Lovely Bones

Best Director
Kathryn Bigelow – The Hurt Locker
Jason Reitman – Up in the Air
Clint Eastwood – Invictus
James Cameron – Avatar
Lee Daniels – Precious

Best Actor
George Clooney – Up in the Air
Jeff Bridges – Crazy Heart
Morgan Freeman – Invictus
Daniel Day-Lewis -Nine
Colin Firth – A Single Man

Best Actress
Carey Mulligan -An Education
Meryl Streep – Julie & Julia
Gabby Sidibe – Precious
Helen Mirren – The Last Station
Abbie Cornish – Bright Star

Best Supporting Actor
Christoph Waltz -Inglourious Basterds
Stanley Tucci – The Lovely Bones or Julie & Julia
Woody Harrelson – The Messenger
Alfred Molina – An Education
Christian McKay – Me and Orson Welles

Best Supporting Actress
Mo’Nique – Precious
Anna Kendrick – Up in the Air
Penelope Cruz – Nine
Julianne Moore – A Single Man
Vera Farmiga – Up in the Air

Best Adapted Screenplay
Jason Reitman & Sheldon Turner – Up in the Air
Nick Hornby – An Education
Geoffrey Fletcher – Precious
Anthony Peckham – Invictus
Nora Ephron – Julie & Julia

Best Original Screenplay
Ethan Coen, Joel Coen – A Serious Man
Mark Boal – The Hurt Locker
Quentin Tarantino – Inglourious Basterds
Jane Campion – Bright Star
Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber – 500 Days of Summer

Best Animated Feature
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Fantastic Mr. Fox
Monsters vs. Aliens

Best Foreign Language Film
A Prophet
The White Ribbon
Sin Nombre
I Killed My Mother

Best Documentary Feature
The Cove
Burma VJ
Mugabe and the White African
Valentino: The Last Emperor
The Beaches of Agnes

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2 Responses

  1. Becky

    Don’t think Moon or District 9 are in with a shot at best picture? I’d hope so over the likes of Nine and The Lovely Bones.

  2. UrbanCineaste

    Interesting List.
    Invictus is an Eastwood film having had two oscars already I see the Academy passing unless the film is incredibly good. No, I think it’s a straight shoot out between Precious & Up in the Air, with the latter winning.


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