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And the Oscar prediction for Best Pic ’09 goes to…

February 15, 2010


It was a nail biter, folks, but the bomb squad has beaten out the G.I. Jews. Even though I was rooting for Basterds, both were great and worthy of Best Pic. As long as Avatar doesn’t win – even though it probably will – I will be a very happy man. 

Avatar: 6 votes
The Blind Side: 0 votes
District 9: 5 votes
An Education: 0 votes
The Hurt Locker: 16 votes
Inglourious Basterds: 13 votes
Precious: 3 votes
A Serious Man: 2 votes
Up: 4 votes
Up in the Air: 5 votes

Onto the next category!

12 Comments leave one →
  1. February 15, 2010 4:33 pm

    I wonder who the other person to vote for A Serious Man was?

  2. February 15, 2010 7:13 pm

    Are these predictions of who WILL win or who SHOULD win?

    • February 15, 2010 7:20 pm

      Good question, left it up in the air, thinking the voting is more of a SHOULD win scenario judging by the numbers for Serious Man and District 9.

  3. rsought permalink
    February 15, 2010 8:15 pm

    I voted for ASeriousMan! Just saw HL last night and was not impressed… ah well. Sometimes the best movies never win (i.e. 2006 when Crash won instead of Capote… obviously still bitter)

    • February 15, 2010 9:50 pm

      Still need to see Serious Man, but I’m right there with ya’ on Crash, was not a fan of that one. But I think ’06 should have gone to Brokeback. Phenomenal movie, but Capote was pretty damn good, too. Thanks for the comment, man.

    • February 15, 2010 11:41 pm

      Instead of “Capote?!?!”
      I’m sorry, I missed the part where Best Picture became Best Nap.

      And I think “Brokeback” is way overhyped. It was all so passive. I guess because I just saw it, I obviously knew what was going to happen between the two of them, so it was kind of like “GET ON WITH IT!” Beautiful movie though, with excellent cinematography.

      My two favorites of 2005 were the ones that went winless: “Good Night and Good Luck” and “Munich.”

      • February 16, 2010 8:25 am

        Loved Good Night and Good Luck, need to give that one a re-watch soon. Munich was a snoozefest though, man. Had its moments, but didn’t do it for me otherwise.

  4. Branden permalink
    February 15, 2010 9:52 pm

    I would vote for “Inglourious Basterds”, too, but loved “The Hurt Locker” way too much.

    I’m glad “The Blind Side” didn’t get a single vote. Justice!

    • February 15, 2010 9:57 pm

      Hell yeah it didn’t!

    • February 15, 2010 11:42 pm

      It does upset me, though, that “An Education” got the same number of votes as “The Blind Side.” Love that movie to death … just love “Up in the Air” more.

  5. February 16, 2010 10:22 am

    My opinion is as long as Avatar and The Blind Side doesn’t receive Best Picture, I’m happy! All the other nominations I wouldn’t have any grudge against, but as the poll suggest I feel the strongest contender for it would be The Hurt Locker.

  6. mcarteratthemovies permalink
    February 19, 2010 1:58 pm

    By gum I hope you’re right. I don’t want to cheat on “Inglourious Basterds,” but I’ll be jumping for joy if “Hurt Locker” takes the Oscar — an unbelievably tense thrill ride and a hell of an amazing performance by Renner.

    However, if “Hurt Locker” wins Best Picture, I’d like Quentin Tarantino to win Best Director, please. The T-Man’s gotta have some love somewhere.

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