Why, hello Oscar…

I feel like such a movie slacker… Usually, by this day every year (it’s a big day around our house) I have seen most of the nominated movies… This year, I haven’t- and it’s unfortunate because I have worked SO HARD not to have to see Avatar. Psh… Darn you, James Cameron. (I am sort of dumb in the fact that I REFUSE to watch the Oscars if I haven’t seen all of the nominated major motion pictures…) I have a month and 5 days. ugh. but then, despite my certainties that i will hate Avatar, i have to wonder: why bother? We all know it will win anyway. (again, I repeat: darn you, James Cameron!!!!)

My to-do list (only rule is major motion pictures) and the other categories with a * for who I think will win, and BOLD for who i want to win…

Best Picture
Avatar *

The Blind Side

District 9

An Education

The Hurt Locker
Inglorious Basterds


A Serious Man

Up in the Air

Best Director
James Cameron, ‘Avatar’ *
Kathryn Bigelow, ‘The Hurt Locker’
Quentin Tarantino, ‘Inglourious Basterds’
Lee Daniels, ‘Precious’
Jason reitman, ‘Up in the Air’
Best Actor
Jeff Bridges, ‘Crazy Heart‘ *
George Clooney, ‘Up in the Air’
Colin Firth, ‘A Single Man’
Morgan Freeman, ‘Invictus’
Jeremy Renner, ‘The Hurt Locker’
Best Actress
Sandra Bullock, ‘Blind Side’ *
Helen Mirren, ‘The Last Station’
Carey Mulligan, ‘An Education’
Gabourey Sidibe, ‘Precious’
Meryl Streep, juli and julia
Best Supporting Actor
Matt Damon, ‘Invictus’
Woody Harrelson, ‘The Messenger’
Christopher Plummer, ‘The Last Station’
Stanley Tucci, ‘The Lovely Bones’ (didn’t I JUST blog about this? he is such a talent!)*
Christoph Waltz, ‘Inglourious Basterds’
Best Supporting Actress
Penelope Cruz, ‘Nine’
Vera Farmiga, ‘Up in the Air’
Maggie Gyllenhaal, ‘Crazy Heart’
Anna Kendrick, ‘Up’
Mo’nique, ‘Precious’*
Best Animated Feature Film
‘Fantastic Mr. Fox’
‘The Princess and the Frog’
The Secret of Kells’
‘Up’ *

Best Original Screenplay
‘The Hurt Locker’*
‘Inglourious Basterds’
‘The Messenger’
‘A Serious Man’
Best Adapted Screenplay
‘District 9’
”An Education’
‘In the Loop’
‘Up in the Air’

So, for you fellow Oscar lovers- thoughts?
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4 thoughts on “Why, hello Oscar…

  1. Gosh, you're fast! Didn't the announcements just come out this morning? I haven't gotten beyond just reading them yet:)With them upping the best film category to ten I guess you have a lot of work to do if you're going to get to watch the awards. I don't think I like the change, personally. It feels like they had to include way too many to get to ten…Anyway, I haven't seen most of the movies this year, but that's nothing new. It doesn't stop me from participating in my family's long standing Oscar betting pool, which I'm happy to say I usually win.I'll use your list as a resource when I start my research.I've heard/read that Kathryn Bigelow will win for best director…

  2. Jason Reitman did such a great job but I haven't seen the hurt locker yet… I am all for (honestly) anyone but James Cameron winning…i hate that they expanded the Best film category. And I'm sort of having issues with UP being in both…

  3. I enjoy the pagentry of the Oscars, but my husband will stand in the doorway and make snide comments through the whole thing if i try to watch the whole thing. I am amazed that there are actually some movies you mentioned that i want to see…although I did see District 9 and can't fathom why it would be nominated…it was okay, but nothing new, like Avatar is nothing new…I do want to see Precious…but i am not one for heartache movies…and I think I might rent Up in the Air,

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