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The Scorecard ’09

March 6, 2010

Best Picture
– Will Win: Avatar
– Should Win: The Hurt Locker
– In A Perfect World…: Up or Inglourious Basterds

Best Actor
– Will Win: Jeff Bridges
– Should Win: Colin Firth

Best Actress
– Will Win: Sandra Bullock
– Should Win: Carey Mulligan or Gabourey Sidibe

Best Supporting Actor
– Will Win: Christoph Waltz
– Should Win: Christoph Waltz

Best Supporting Actress
– Will Win: Mo’Nique
– Should Win: Mo’Nique

Best Animated Feature Film
– Will Win: Up
– Should Win: Up

Best Art Direction (whatever that is)
– Will Win: Avatar
– Should Win: Avatar (sure, why not)

Best Cinematography
– Will Win: Avatar
– Should Win: Avatar

Best Costume Design
– Will Win: The Young Victoria
– Should Win: The Young Victoria (period piece = shoe in)

Best Documentary
– Will Win: The Cove
– Should Win: The Cove
– In A Perfect World…: Anvil! The Story of Anvil

Best Documentary Short
– Will Win: The Last Campaign of Governor Booth Gardner
– Should Win: Who the hell cares

Best Editing
– Will Win: Avatar
– Should Win: The Hurt Locker

Best Foreign Film
– Will Win: The White Ribbon
– Should Win: Haven’t seen a single foreign film all year, but I’ll go with A Prophet or The White Ribbon anyway.

Best Makeup
– Will Win: The Young Victoria
– Should Win: No opinion whatsoever

Best Original Score
– Will Win: Avatar
– Should Win: Again, no opinion whatsoever. Still sore that There Will Be Blood didn’t get recognized back in ’07.

Best Original Song
– Will Win: “The Weary Kind” – Crazy Heart
– Should Win: “The Weary Kind” – Crazy Heart

Best Animated Short Film
– Will Win: A Matter of Loaf and Death
– Should Win: A Matter of Loaf and Death (haven’t seen it, but it’s Wallace and Gromit, and Wallace and Gromit rocks)

Best Short Film
– Will Win: The Door
– Should Win: How the hell should I know

Best Sound Editing
– Will Win: Avatar
– Should Win: Avatar, based on my “expertise” on the subject which is more fully explored in a recent piece I wrote for The LAMB.

Best Sound Mixing
– Will Win: Avatar
– Should Win: Whatever

Best Visual Effects
– Will Win: Avatar
– Should Win: Avatar
– In A Perfect World…: Zeroes

Best Adapted Screenplay
– Will Win: Up in the Air
– Should Win: I hear In the Loop was really good

Best Original Screenplay
– Will Win: Quentin Tarantino – Inglourious Basterds
– Should Win: Quentin Tarantino – Inglourious Basterds

Well, that’s what I’m thinkin’, folks. Won this thing in last year’s family pool, here’s to hoping I don’t totally screw the pooch this time around.

FUN FACT: The crew over at Rotten Tomatoes has put together a nifty little Oscar ballot here for everyone to play along. So print that sucker out and get pumped for Sunday! YEEHAW!

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9 Comments leave one →
  1. March 6, 2010 1:19 pm

    I love that you wedged your film in there, Aiden, If we can do that, can you throw my script “After Life” down for original screenplay? 🙂

  2. March 6, 2010 4:06 pm

    I would make a similar list, but damn the Oscars are zzZZZZzzzZ. They really need to make it more exciting somehow. Heck the presenters look more interesting than the nominees.

    List of presenters:

    Pedro Almodóvar
    Elizabeth Banks
    Jason Bateman
    Kathy Bates
    Jeff Bridges
    Sandra Bullock
    Gerard Butler
    Steve Carell
    Bradley Cooper
    Penélope Cruz
    Miley Cyrus
    Matt Damon
    Cameron Diaz
    Robert Downey Jr.
    Zac Efron
    Tina Fey
    Colin Firth
    Tom Ford
    Jake Gyllenhaal
    Tom Hanks
    Samuel L. Jackson
    Anna Kendrick
    Taylor Lautner
    Jennifer Lopez
    Rachel McAdams
    Demi Moore
    Carey Mulligan
    Sarah Jessica Parker
    Sean Penn
    Tyler Perry
    Chris Pine
    Queen Latifah
    Keanu Reeves
    Ryan Reynolds
    Zoe Saldana
    Amanda Seyfried
    Kristen Stewart
    Ben Stiller
    Barbra Streisand
    Quentin Tarantino
    Charlize Theron
    John Travolta
    Sigourney Weaver
    Robin Williams
    Kate Winslet
    Sam Worthington

    • Darren permalink
      March 6, 2010 4:43 pm

      It’s just a shame they cancelled Sacha Baron Cohen’s Nav’i baby-daddy bit. Cameron really needs to get a sense of humour if he wants to be King of the World.

      And the increasing likelihood of an Avatar win scares the pants off me.

  3. March 6, 2010 4:45 pm

    I don’t think you have anything to worry about Aiden, Darren. Avatar peaked before the ballots went out; Hurt Locker is winning (Basterds is a dark horse) but Avatar won’t.

  4. March 7, 2010 11:49 am

    man I am so bored of this year’s Oscars
    Zeroes is way better than Precious

    • March 7, 2010 2:58 pm

      Have a feeling tonight’s gonna be kinda boring, too. Hope they actually lighten up and let Sacha Baron Cohen do his thing at least.

      Zeroes does not think it is too good for the welfare.

  5. March 7, 2010 3:44 pm

    “Again, no opinion whatsoever. Still sore that There Will Be Blood didn’t get recognized back in ‘07.”

    Shit… you and me both. I think Up is gonna with this though, the Avatar score just sounded like a rehash of the Celine Dion. I say along the whole time to Avatar, “my heart will go onnn”

    • March 8, 2010 12:44 pm

      Haha. Totally forgot about the music from Up until I heard it last night right before it won. Totally deserved it, Giacchino (sp?) gave a great speech, too.

  6. March 7, 2010 5:40 pm

    Great list! Should definitely be interesting how it turns out.

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