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Predictions for the 82nd Academy Awards

March 8, 2010

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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Predictions for the 67th Golden Globe Awards

January 18, 2010

Actual winners in red.

Best Motion Picture – Drama

Inglourious Basterds

Avatar
The Hurt Locker
Precious: Based On The Novel Push By Sapphire
Up In The Air

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama

Carey Mulligan – An Education

Emily Blunt – The Young Victoria
Sandra Bullock – The Blind Side
Helen Mirren – The Last Station
Gabourey Sidibe – Precious: Based On The Novel Push By Sapphire

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama

Morgan Freeman – Invictus

Jeff Bridges – Crazy Heart
George Clooney – Up In The Air
Colin Firth – A Single Man
Tobey Maguire – Brothers

Best Motion Picture – Comedy Or Musical

Julie & Julia

(500) Days Of Summer
The Hangover
It’s Complicated
Nine

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy Or Musical

Meryl Streep – Julie & Julia

Sandra Bullock – The Proposal
Marion Cotillard – Nine
Julia Roberts – Duplicity
Meryl Streep – It’s Complicated

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy Or Musical

Daniel Day-Lewis – Nine

Matt Damon – The Informant!
Robert Downey Jr. – Sherlock Holmes
Joseph Gordon-Levitt – (500) Days Of Summer
Michael Stuhlbarg – A Serious Man

Best Performance by an Actress In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Mo’nique – Precious: Based On The Novel Push By Sapphire

Penélope Cruz – Nine
Vera Farmiga – Up In The Air
Anna Kendrick – Up In The Air
Julianne Moore – A Single Man

Best Performance by an Actor In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Christoph Waltz – Inglourious Basterds

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

Best Animated Feature Film

Coraline

Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs
Fantastic Mr. Fox
The Princess And The Frog
Up

Best Foreign Language Film

Broken Embraces (Spain)

Baaria (Italy)
The Maid (La Nana) (Chile)
A Prophet (Un Prophete) (France)
The Country of France
The White Ribbon (Das Weisse Band – Eine Deutsche Kindergeschichte) (Germany)

Best Director – Motion Picture

Quentin Tarantino – Inglourious Basterds

Kathryn Bigelow – The Hurt Locker
James Cameron – Avatar
Clint Eastwood – Invictus
Jason Reitman – Up In The Air

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture

Jason Reitman, Sheldon Turner – Up In The Air

Neill Blomkamp, Terri Tatchell – District 9
Mark Boal – The Hurt Locker
Quentin Tarantino – Inglourious Basterds
Nancy Meyers – It’s Complicated

Best Original Score – Motion Picture

Abel Korzeniowski – A Single Man

Michael Giacchino – Up
Marvin Hamlisch – The Informant!
James Horner – Avatar
Karen O and Carter Burwell – Where The Wild Things Are

Best Original Song – Motion Picture

“I See You” – Avatar

“Cinema Italiano” – Nine
“I Want To Come Home” – Everybody’s Fine
“The Weary Kind (Theme From Crazy Heart)” – Crazy Heart
“Winter” – Brothers

Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series – Comedy Or Musical

Toni Collette – United States Of Tara (SHOWTIME)

Courteney Cox – Cougar Town (ABC)
Edie Falco – Nurse Jackie (SHOWTIME)
Tina Fey – 30 Rock (NBC)
Lea Michele – Glee (FOX)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Jane Lynch – Glee (FOX)

Jane Adams – Hung (HBO)
Rose Byrne – Damages (FX NETWORK)
Janet McTeer – Into The Storm (HBO)
Chloë Sevigny – Big Love (HBO)

Entertaining Moments in Award Shows 2009

October 5, 2009

Some of the funniest and most entertaining moments of this year’s major awards shows.  Enjoy.


Lifetime Achievement Award for Sesame Street
36th Daytime Emmy Awards
August 30, 2009
118 Emmy Awards!


Ricky Gervais presents the award for Best Variety, Music or Comedy Series
61st Primetime Emmy Awards
September 20, 2009
Hilarious guy.


Dr. Horrible interrupts Emmy broadcast
61st Primetime Emmy Awards
September 20, 2009


Ricky Gervais presents Happy-Go-Lucky
66th Golden Globe Awards
January 11, 2009
IMO Ricky should present in every major awards show every year.


Hugh Jackman’s opening number
Academy Awards
February 22, 2009
Who knew Anne’s been hiding that voice all these years?

Predictions for the 81st Academy Awards

February 23, 2009

It’s Oscar Night and here are my wild predictions for the winners, ranked from winner to runners-up in descending order:

EDIT:  Actual winners in red.

Performance by an actor in a leading role

The Wrestler – Mickey Rourke

Milk – Sean Penn
Frost/Nixon – Frank Langella
The Visitor – Richard Jenkins
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – Brad Pitt

Performance by an actor in a supporting role

Tropic Thunder – Robert Downey, Jr.

Doubt – Philip Seymour Hoffman
The Dark Knight – Heath Ledger
Revolutionary Road – Michael Shannon
Milk – Josh Brolin


Performance by an actress in a leading role

Doubt – Meryl Streep

The Reader – Kate Winslet
Rachel Getting Married – Anne Hathaway
Frozen River – Melissa Leo
Changeling – Angelina Jolie

Performance by an actress in a supporting role

Vicky Cristina Barcelona – Penélope Cruz

Doubt – Amy Adams
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – Taraji P. Henson
Doubt – Viola Davis
The Wrestler – Marisa Tomei

Best animated feature film of the year

WALL-E

Kung Fu Panda
Bolt

Achievement in art direction

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

The Duchess
Changeling
The Dark Knight
Revolutionary Road

Achievement in cinematography

Slumdog Millionaire

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Reader
Changeling
The Dark Knight

Achievement in costume design

The Duchess

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Milk
Revolutionary Road
Australia

Achievement in directing

Slumdog Millionaire – Danny Boyle

Milk – Gus Van Sant
The Reader – Stephen Daldry
Frost/Nixon – Ron Howard
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – David Fincher

Achievement in film editing

Slumdog Millionaire

Milk
The Dark Knight
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Frost/Nixon

Achievement in makeup

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Hellboy II:  The Golden Army
The Dark Knight

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score)

Slumdog Millionaire

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Milk
WALL-E
Defiance

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song)

Slumdog Millionaire – Jai Ho

Slumdog Millionaire – O Saya
WALL-E – Down to Earth


Best motion picture of the year

Slumdog Millionaire

Milk
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Reader
Frost/Nixon

Achievement in sound editing

Slumdog Millionaire

The Dark Knight
Iron Man
Wanted
WALL-E

Achievement in sound mixing

Slumdog Millionaire

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
Wanted
WALL-E

Achievement in visual effects

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Iron Man
The Dark Knight

Adapted screenplay

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – Screenplay by Eric Roth  Screen story by Eric Roth

Doubt – Written by John Patrick Shanley
Slumdog Millionaire – Screenplay by Simon Beaufoy
The Reader – Screenplay by David Hare
Frost/Nixon – Screenplay by Peter Morgan

Original screenplay

In Bruges – Written by Martin McDonagh

Frozen River – Written by Courtney Hunt
Milk – Written by Dustin Lance Black
Happy-Go-Lucky – Written by Mike Leigh
WALL-E – Screenplay by Andrew Stanton, Jim Reardon  Original story by Andrew Stanton, Pete Docter