Well congratulations to Kathryn Bigelow! I am not overly surprised Avatar didn’t sweep the boards, that when you look past the visual wizardry, the story, good as it is, is nothing perticularly ground-breaking. I have yet to see Hurt Locker though, so reserve my judgement in the mean time.
By now movie fans know the results of the Oscars, but if your curious, here’s what I predicted…
Jeff Bridges for Crazy Heart.
Heard good things about this performance, and Bridges is well overdue a nod from the academy.
Christoph Waltz for Inglorious Basterdz.
Probably the most celebrated performance of the year, and the main reason to see Quentin Tarantino’s hit and miss WWII epic.
Sandra Bullock for The Blind Side.
I know nothing about this, but I predict Sandra will get the nod as she’s otherwise up against the same old names, and the academy always likes to surprise us.
Mo’Nique for Precious.
Lots of buzz about this movie and especially for this role from the former stand-up comedienne.
Best Animated Film:
UP, Pete Doctor.
Very highly regarded and Pixar are usually a shoe-in for this category, but another movie could surprise us.
James Cameron for Avatar.
I think the academy will award Cameron the directing honours and not best film.
The Hurt Locker, Kathryn Bigelow.
The favourite at the Golden Globes, and I think the same will happen here.