Oscar 2010 Winning Predictions

EDIT: I have just finished watching The Hurt Locker. What an unbelievably good film. I’m making one edit in the category – sound editing.


It’s Friday and I still haven’t seen all the nominated films but nevertheless, here are my predictions. I’ll do a follow-up post on Monday.

Best Picture
“The Hurt Locker”

Best Direction
“The Hurt Locker” — Kathryn Bigelow

Actor in a Leading Role
Jeff Bridges in “Crazy Heart”

Actress in a Leading Role
Meryl Streep in “Julie & Julia”

Actor in a Supporting Role
Christoph Waltz in “Inglourious Basterds”

Actress in a Supporting Role
Mo’Nique in “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire”

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
“Up in the Air” — Screenplay by Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner

Writing (Original Screenplay)
“Inglourious Basterds” — Written by Quentin Tarantino

Animated Feature Film

Art Direction
“Avatar” — Art Direction: Rick Carter and Robert Stromberg; Set Decoration: Kim Sinclair

“Avatar” — Mauro Fiore

Costume Design
“Coco before Chanel” — Catherine Leterrier

Documentary (Feature)
“Food, Inc.”

Documentary (Short Subject)
“The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant”

Film Editing
“The Hurt Locker” — Bob Murawski and Chris Innis

Foreign Language Film
“The White Ribbon” — Germany

“Star Trek” — Barney Burman, Mindy Hall and Joel Harlow

Music (Original Score)
“Avatar” — James Horner

Music (Original Song)
“The Weary Kind (Theme from Crazy Heart)” from “Crazy Heart” Music and Lyric by Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett

Short Film (Animated)
“Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty” Nicky Phelan and Darragh O’Connell

Short Film (Live Action)
“Miracle Fish” — Luke Doolan and Drew Bailey

Sound Editing
“The Hurt Locker” — Paul N. J. Ottosson

Sound Mixing
“Avatar” — Christopher Boyes, Gary Summers, Andy Nelson and Tony Johnson

Visual Effects
“Avatar” — Joe Letteri, Stephen Rosenbaum, Richard Baneham and Andrew R. Jones


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