Oscar predictions

With tonight being the big one, the 83rd The Academy Awards, I thought I’d offer my own predictions for what and who I think might take home the much coveted golden statue, limited to the biggest categories …

Best Picture

The Fighter

Best Director

Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan)

Best Actor

Colin Firth  (The king’s Speech)

Best Actress

Natalie Portman  (Black Swan)

Best Animated Feature

The Illusionist

Actress In A Supporting Role

Hailee Steinfeld  (True Grit)

Actor In A Supporting Role

Christian Bale  (The Fighter)

Visual Effects


Foreign Language Film


Will be interesting to see how many of those listed above, I guess correctly.  I have my personal favourites I’d like to see get the nod, but what actually will is usually very different.  Stay tuned.

Oscar hopefuls

UPDATED: (10/03/2010)

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…

Best Actor:

Jeff Bridges for Crazy Heart.

Heard good things about this performance, and Bridges is well overdue a nod from the academy.

Supporting Actor:

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.

Best Actress:

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.

Supporting Actress:

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.

Best Director:

James Cameron for Avatar.

I think the academy will award Cameron the directing honours and not best film.

Best Film:

The Hurt Locker, Kathryn Bigelow.

The favourite at the Golden Globes, and I think the same will happen here.