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Postby Reza » Thu Mar 04, 2010 3:13 am

Damien wrote:
The Original BJ wrote:
Damien wrote:Best Suporting Actor: Woody Harrelson in The Messenger
(RU: Christoph Waltz in Inglourious Basterds)

I would be very interested to hear your reasoning behind this, Damien, since the common assumption is that this is one of the most locked-up categories of the night.

Well, it's no fun to do predictions if you don't make at least one that goes against the grain. And I admit this is largely wishful thinking because I just don't get the acclaim for Waltz, whose performance is a mess. One moment, he's a chillingly cold monster, the next a cartoon buffoon.

Plus, I think there may be some hesitancy among Academy voters to vote for a sadistic Nazi. Ralph Fiennes much more accomplished (and star-making) performance in the beloved Schindler's List got short shrift, so maybe once again they'll confuse the actor with the role. Plus Woody Harrelson gibes a wonderful, much more textured (and sympathetic) performance. And he's one of the coolest guys in Hollywood.

This horoscope site that sends me daily predictions has also jumped onto the Oscar prediction bandwagon. According to them:

''In the Best Supporting Actor department, Woody Harrelson, a Water Sign Cancer with a fiery Sagittarius Moon, nominated for The Messenger, will enjoy a double-shot of astrological support. Expect him to be standing tall on the podium on Oscar night. His most powerful competition is likely to come from Libra Christoph Waltz for Inglourious Basterds''.

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Postby Damien » Thu Mar 04, 2010 2:34 am

The Original BJ wrote:
Damien wrote:Best Suporting Actor: Woody Harrelson in The Messenger
(RU: Christoph Waltz in Inglourious Basterds)

I would be very interested to hear your reasoning behind this, Damien, since the common assumption is that this is one of the most locked-up categories of the night.

Well, it's no fun to do predictions if you don't make at least one that goes against the grain. And I admit this is largely wishful thinking because I just don't get the acclaim for Waltz, whose performance is a mess. One moment, he's a chillingly cold monster, the next a cartoon buffoon.

Plus, I think there may be some hesitancy among Academy voters to vote for a sadistic Nazi. Ralph Fiennes much more accomplished (and star-making) performance in the beloved Schindler's List got short shrift, so maybe once again they'll confuse the actor with the role. Plus Woody Harrelson gibes a wonderful, much more textured (and sympathetic) performance. And he's one of the coolest guys in Hollywood.
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Postby Damien » Thu Mar 04, 2010 2:28 am

Hustler wrote:
Damien wrote:Best Actress: Sandra Bullock in The Hurt Locker
(RU: Meryl Streep in Julie & Julia)

LOL! Is she behind the bomb?

Ooops.

Um, okay, she's the Down Home American Values our troops are fighting for in Iraq.
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Postby The Original BJ » Wed Mar 03, 2010 3:13 pm

Damien wrote:Best Suporting Actor: Woody Harrelson in The Messenger
(RU: Christoph Waltz in Inglourious Basterds)

I would be very interested to hear your reasoning behind this, Damien, since the common assumption is that this is one of the most locked-up categories of the night.

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Postby Hustler » Wed Mar 03, 2010 2:01 pm

Damien wrote:Best Actress: Sandra Bullock in The Hurt Locker
(RU: Meryl Streep in Julie & Julia)

LOL! Is she behind the bomb?

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Postby Big Magilla » Wed Mar 03, 2010 8:33 am

barrybrooks8 wrote:Now that I've seen the shorts, I want to change my predictions for the Live Action Short:

winner: Instead of Abracadabra
runner up: Miracle Fish

Okie dokie.

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Postby Damien » Wed Mar 03, 2010 2:13 am

Best Picture: The Hurt Locker
(RU: Avatar)

Best Actor: Jeff Bridges in Crazy Heart
(RU: Jeremy Renner in The Hurt Locker)

Best Actress: Sandra Bullock in The Hurt Locker
(RU: Meryl Streep in Julie & Julia)

Best Suporting Actor: Woody Harrelson in The Messenger
(RU: Christoph Waltz in Inglourious Basterds)

Best Supporting Actress: Mo'Nique in Precious Based On The Novel "Push" By Sapphire
(RU: Vera Fermiga in Up In The Air)

Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow -- The Hurt Locker
(RU: James Cameron -- Avatar)

Best Original Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino -- Inglourious Basterds
(RU: Mark Boal -- The Hurt Locker)

Best Adapted Screenplay: Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner -- Up In The Air
(RU: Geoffrey Fletcher -- Precious Based On The Novel "Push" By Sapphire)

Best Editing: The Hurt Locker
(RU: Avatar)

Best Cinematography: Mauro Fiore -- Avatar
(RU: Robert Richardson -- Inglourious Basterds)

Best Art Direction: Avatar
(RU: Sherlock Holmes)

Best Sound Mixing: Avatar
(RU: The Hurt Locker)

Best Sound Editing: Avatar
(RU: The Hurt Locker)

Best Costume Design: Sandy Powell -- The Young Victoria
(RU: Janet Patterson -- Bright Star)

Best Original Score: Michael Giacchino -- Up
(RU: James Horner -- Avatar)

Best Foreign Film: El Secreto de Sus Ojos (Argentina)
(RU: The White Ribbon (Germany))

Best Documentary Feature: The Cove
(RU: The Most Dangerous Man In America)

Goddamn Cartoon: Up
(RU: The Fantastic Mr. Fox)

Best Visual Effects: Avatar
(RU: District 9)

Best Makeup: Star Trek
(RU: The Young Victoria)

Best Song: "The Weary Kind
(RU: "Almost There")

Best Live Action Short: Instead Of Abracadabra
(RU: Kavi)

Best Animated Short: A Matter Of Loaf And Death
(RU: Logorama)

Best Documentary Short: Music By Prudence
(RU: The Last Truck: Closing Of A GM Plant)
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Postby Zahveed » Wed Mar 03, 2010 1:08 am

Haven't had time to keep up with the board. Thought I should at least participate in this.


Best Picture
Inglourious Basterds (The Hurt Locker)

Best Animated Feature
The Fantastic Mr. Fox (Up)

Best Director
The Hurt Locker – Kathryn Bigelow
(James Cameron)

Best Actor
Jeff Bridges – Crazy Heart
(George Clooney)

Best Actress
Sandra Bullock – The Blind Side
(Meryl Streep)

Best Supporting Actor
Christoph Waltz – Inglourious Basterds
(Christopher Plummer)

Best Supporting Actress
Mo’Nique – Precious
(Maggie Gyllenhal)

Best Original Screenplay
Inglourious Basterds
(The Hurt Locker)

Best Adapted Screenplay
Up in the Air
(In the Loop)

Best Original Score
Up
(Sherlock Holmes)

Best Original Song
"The Weary Kind" - Crazy Heart
("Almost There")

Best Editing
Inglourious Basterds
(The Hurt Locker)

Best Cinematography
The Hurt Locker
(The White Ribbon)

Best Art Direction
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
(The Young Victoria)

Best Costume Design
Nine
(Bright Star)

Best Makeup
Star Trek
(The Young Victoria)

Best Sound Mixing
Inglourious Basterds
(The Hurt Locker)

Best Sound Editing
The Hurt Locker
(Avatar)

Best Visual Effects
Avatar
(District 9)

Best Foreign Language Film
The White Ribbon – Germany
(A Prophet)

Best Documentary Feature
The Cove
(Which Way Home?)

Best Documentary Short Subject
The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant
(China's Unnatural Disaster)

Best Animated Short Film
A Matter of Loaf and Death
(Granny O'Grimm's Sleeping Beauty)

Best Live-Action Short Film
Miracle Fish
(The New Tenants)
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Postby barrybrooks8 » Wed Mar 03, 2010 12:16 am

Now that I've seen the shorts, I want to change my predictions for the Live Action Short:

winner: Instead of Abracadabra
runner up: Miracle Fish
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Postby Cinemanolis » Tue Mar 02, 2010 3:46 pm

BEST PICTURE
Inglourious Basterds (The Hurt Locker)

BEST DIRECTOR
Kathryn Bigelow (Quentin Tarantino)

BEST ACTOR
Jeff Bridges (Jeremy Renner)

BEST ACTRESS
Meryl Streep (Sandra Bullock)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Christoph Waltz (Christopher Plummer)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Mo’Nique (Maggie Gyllenhaal)

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Up in the Air (In the Loop)

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Inglourious Basterds (The Hurt Locker)

BEST ANIMATED FILM
Up (Fantastic Mr. Fox)

BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM
The Cove (Which Way Home)

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
The White Ribbon (Ajami)

BEST ART DIRECTION
Avatar (Nine)

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
The Hurt Locker (The White Ribbon)

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
The Young Victoria (Nine)

BEST FILM EDITING
The Hurt Locker (Avatar)

BEST MAKEUP
Star Trek (Il Divo)

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
Up (Sherlock Holmes)

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
Crazy Heart (Nine)

BEST SOUND EDITING
Avatar (The Hurt Locker)

BEST SOUND MIXING
The Hurt Locker (Avatar)

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Avatar (District 9)

BEST SHORT FILM (ANIMATED)
Logorama (La Dama y la Muerte)

BEST SHORT FILM (DOCUMENTARY)
China's Unnatural Disaster: The Tears of Sichuan Province (The Last Campaign of Governor....)

BEST SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION)
Kavi (Miracle Fish)

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Postby jack » Tue Mar 02, 2010 8:34 am

Best Picture - Avatar (alt The Hurt Locker)
Best Director - Kathryn Bigelow (alt James Cameron)
Best Actor - Jeff Bridges (alt Jeremy Renner)
Best Actress - Sandra Bullock (alt Meryl Streep)
Best Supporting Actor - Christoph Waltz (alt Woody Harrelson)
Best Supporting Actress - Mo’Nique (alt Maggie Gyllenhaal)
Best Original Screenplay - The Hurt Locker (alt Inglourious Basterds)
Best Adapted Screenplay - Up in the Air (alt An Education)
Best Original Score - Up (alt Avatar)
Best Original Song - "The Weary Kind" from Crazy Heart (alt "Loin de Paname" from Paris 36 -- why not!!!)
Best Editing - The Hurt Locker (alt Avatar)
Best Cinematography - The White Ribbon (alt Avatar)
Best Art Direction - The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (alt The Young Victoria)
Best Costume Design - The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (alt Bright Star)
Best Makeup - Star Trek (alt Il Divo)
Best Sound Mixing - Avatar (alt Star Trek)
Best Sound Editing - Avatar (alt The Hurt Locker)
Best Visual Effects - Avatar (Star Trek)
Best Animated Feature - Up (alt Fantastic Mr. Fox)
Best Foreign Language Film The White Ribbon (alt A Prophet)
Best Documentary Feature - The Cove (alt The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers)
Best Documentary Short Subject - The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant (alt China's Unnatural Disaster: The Tears of Sichuan Province -- a total guess for both)
Best Animated Short Film - A Matter of Loaf and Death (alt Granny O'Grimm's Sleeping Beauty)
Best Live-Action Short Film - Instead of Abracadabra (alt The New Tenants)

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Postby Precious Doll » Tue Mar 02, 2010 7:20 am

1'l pass this year for most categoriers - so many of theme (Waltz, Jeff Bridges, Mo'Nique, Kathryn Bigelow) are now forgone conclusions.

My predictions are just a couple of catergories is:

The Film = The Hurt Locker
Actress = Meryl Streep
Foreign Language Film = The Secret in Their Eyes with A Prophet as a spoiler.
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Postby VanHelsing » Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:39 am

Hi Magilla, oh that's totally intentional hehe. I'm also in the midst of updating my predictions... soon. :D
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Postby rudeboy » Mon Mar 01, 2010 3:24 am

Picture: The Hurt Locker (Avatar)
Director: Kathryn Bigelow (James Cameron)
Actor: Jeff Bridges (Colin Firth)
Actress: Sandra Bullock (Meryl Streep)
Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz (Woody Harrelson)
Supporting Actress: Mo'Nique (Maggie Gyllenhaal)
Original Screenplay: Inglorious Basterds (The Hurt Locker)
Adapted Screenplay: Up in the Air (Precious)
Animated Feature: Up (Fantastic Mr Fox)
Foreign Language Film: The Secret in Their Eyes (A Prophet)
Documentary Feature: The Cove (Which Way Home?)
Original Song: "The Weary Kind" ("Almost There")
Original Score: Up (Avatar)
Cinematography: Inglorious Basterds (The White Ribbon)
Film Editing: The Hurt Locker (Inglorious Basterds)
Art Direction: Avatar (The Young Victoria)
Costume Design: The Young Victoria (Bright Star)
Makeup: Star Trek (The Young Victoria)
Sound Mixing: The Hurt Locker (Avatar)
Sound Editing: Avatar (The Hurt Locker)
Visual Effects: Avatar (District 9)
Documentary Short: China's Unnatural Disaster: The Tears of Sichuan Province (The Last Truck: Closing Of A GM Plant)
Animated Short: Granny O'Grimm's Sleeping Beauty (A Matter Of Loaf And Death)
Live Action Short: Miracle Fish (The New Tenants)

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Postby Big Magilla » Sun Feb 28, 2010 7:53 pm

Van Helsing, you don't have an alternate/runner-up for Visual Effects. Is that intentional or did you forget?


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