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Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Oscar Nominations


The Academy announced their nominations this afternoon. This is a comeback year for the Oscars, as the favorite to win is also the world's most popular film, which means more people will be watching. With ten Best Picture nominations, there is also a chance to include films that people have actually seen. There will be a full predictive podcast recorded later this week. See the list (with notes) below.

Best Picture
AVATAR - will probably win
THE BLIND SIDE - everybody likes a sleeper hit
DISTRICT 9 - I thought The Hangover would get in, not this
AN EDUCATION - Go UK!
THE HURT LOCKER - critics' fav
INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS - should win
PRECIOUS - The power of Oprah
A SERIOUS MAN
UP
UP IN THE AIR

Best Director
JAMES CAMERON
KATHRYN BIGELOW - will probably win
QUENTIN TARANTINO - should win
LEE DANIELS
JASON REITMAN - take that, dad

Best Actor

JEFF BRIDGES
GEORGE CLOONEY
COLIN FIRTH - he was on this blog here.
MORGAN FREEMAN
JEREMY REINER

Best Actress

SANDRA BULLOCK - America's sweetheart will take this
HELEN MIRREN
CAREY MULLIGAN - go UK!
GABOUREY SIDIBE
MERYL STREEP

Best Supporting Actor

MATT DAMON
WOODY HARRELSON - good for him
CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER
STANLEY TUCCI
CHRISTOPH WALTZ - will probably win

Best Supporting Actress

PENELOPE CRUZ
VERA FARMIGA - should win
MAGGIE GYLLENHALL
ANNA KENDRICK
MO'NIQUE - will probably win

Best Animated Feature
CORALINE
FANTASTIC MR FOX
THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG
THE SECRET OF KELLS
UP

Best Foreign Language Film
AJAMI - ISRAEL
EL SECRETO DE SUS OJOS - ARGENTINA
THE MILK OF SORROW - PERU
A PROPHET - FRANCE - should win
THE WHITE RIBBON - GERMANY - will win

Best Original Screenplay
THE HURT LOCKER
INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS - should and might win
THE MESSENGER
A SERIOUS MAN
UP

Best Adapted Screenplay
DISTRICT 9
AN EDUCATION - Go UK!
IN THE LOOP - Go UK!
PRECIOUS - will probably win
UP IN THE AIR

5 comments:

  1. If Avatar doesn't take best picture, I'll be a happy camper.

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  2. Nothing at ALL for Moon, Duncan Jones or Sam Rockwell?! The best Sci-Fi Movie since Blade Runner has been SERIOUSLY overlooked... Hope the BAFTAS remedy this. I see where you're coming from concerning IB (the most FUN I had in the Cinema last year) and QT - but I'm rooting for all things Hurt Locker in Moon's absence. Oh, and I'd go for The White Ribbon to win Best Foreign Film over A Prophet and Cinematography over (probably) Avatar.
    Ultimately, HollyWEIRD and The Industry is gonna get behind Avatar and 3-D, isn't it?

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  3. Me too - what an over-rated (visually beautiful yet disappointing)film Avatar was. I bore myself just thinking about it.

    I really hope A Serious Man wins something; it was outstanding. District 9 should get something too for originality.

    Inglourious Basterds was also very flakey and left me cold. It was like a 6th former was trying to 'do Tarantino' and dying on his arse. It had a couple of good scenes but was incohesive with a huge identity crisis!

    If it was left to me however - I'd give Star Trek everything!

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  4. I've just seen a trailer for Avatar on one of the commercial TV channels-blue people?relevant to today?I know I'm displaying my naivete but Upin the Air seemed to me to address today's chilling concerns to a fault I don't know whether I've ever left the cinema with such a sense of foreboding;and it was sold as a romantic comedy!

    I agree with you Mr Sunset- you told me you had read nothing about the Prophet befoe watching it-I had and was prepared for the razor blade;I can't see your average ancient academy voter going for it;the Whie Ribbon is set in he past,and as we all know they do things differently there; from Jennifer Seat A9

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  5. The first half hour of A Prophet was almost UNBEARABLY tense! I sat there thinking, "Where the FRAK is THIS going?!"
    I'm almost tempted to go and see Avatar again - as it seems to be me against the World - but I don't want to add to its dominance... Sooner or later, however, a Child will push to the front of the crowd and announce, "The Emperor has no clothes!"

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