Predictions for the 82nd Academy Awards

It’s almost Oscar night and here are my predictions for the winners, with runner-ups in descending order:

(Actual winners in red.)

Performance by an actor in a leading role

Crazy Heart – Jeff Bridges

Invictus – Morgan Freeman
The Hurt Locker – Jeremy Renner
A Single Man – Colin Firth
Up In the Air – George Clooney


Performance by an actor in a supporting role

Inglourious Basterds – Christoph Waltz

The Lovely Bones – Stanley Tucci
The Messenger – Woody Harrelson
Invictus – Matt Damon
The Last Station – Christopher Plummer


Performance by an actress in a leading role

Julie & Julia – Meryl Streep

The Blind Side – Sandra Bullock
An Education – Carey Mulligan
The Last Station – Helen Mirren
Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire – Gabourney Sidibe


Performance by an actress in a supporting role

Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire – Mo’Nique

Nine – Penélope Cruz
Crazy Heart – Maggie Gyllenhaal
Up in the Air – Vera Farmiga
Up in the Air – Anna Kendrick


Best animated feature film of the year

Up

Coraline
The Fantastic Mr. Fox
The Princess and the Frog
The Secret of Kells


Achievement in art direction

Avatar

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
Sherlock Holmes
Nine
The Young Victoria


Achievement in cinematography

Inglourious Basterds

Avatar
The White Ribbon
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
The Hurt Locker


Achievement in costume design

Coco Before Chanel

Bright Star
The Young Victoria

Nine
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus


Achievement in directing

The Hurt Locker – Kathryn Bigelow

Avatar – James Cameron
Inglourious Basterds – Quentin Tarantino
Jason Reitman – Up in the Air
Precious:  Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire – Lee Daniels


Achievement in film editing

The Hurt Locker

Inglourious Basterds
District 9
Avatar
Precious:  Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire


Foreign Language Film

The White Ribbon (Das Weisse Band) – Germany

Ajami – Israel
The Milk of Sorrow (La Teta Asustada) – Peru
The Secret in Their Eyes (El Secreto de Sus Ojos) – Argentina
Un Prophète (A Prophet) – France


Achievement in makeup

Star Trek

The Young Victoria
Il Divo


Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score)

Up

Fantastic Mr. Fox
The Hurt Locker
Sherlock Holmes
Avatar


Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song)

Crazy Heart – The Weary Kind

Nine – Take It All
Paris 36 – Loin de Padame
The Princess and the Frog – Almost There
The Princess and the Frog – Down in New Orleans


Best motion picture of the year

Avatar

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


Achievement in sound editing

The Hurt Hocker

Avatar
Inglourious Basterds
Star  Trek
Up


Achievement in sound mixing

Transformers:  Revenge of the Fallen

Star Trek
The Hurt Locker
Avatar
Inglourious Basterds


Achievement in visual effects

Avatar

Star Trek
District 9


Adapted screenplay

Up in the Air

An Education
In the Loop
District 9
Precious:  Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire


Original screenplay

Inglourious Basterds

The Hurt Locker
A Serious Man
Up
The Messenger

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