The 2010 Academy Awards thread


#1

Funny how I always end up doing this thread every year. :rofl: Awards are on Sunday, March 7th BTW.

Anyway, here are the nominees. Predictions anyone?

BEST PICTURE

  • Avatar
  • The Blind Side
  • District 9
  • An Education
  • The Hurt Locker
  • Inglorious Bastards
  • Precious: based on the novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire
  • A Serious Man
  • Up
  • Up In The Air

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

  • Jeff Bridges (Crazy Heart)
  • George Clooney (Up In The Air)
  • Colin Firth (A Single Man)
  • Morgan Freeman (Invictus)
  • Jeremy Renmer (The Hurt Locker)

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

  • Matt Damon (Invictus)
  • Woody Harrelson (The Messenger)
  • Christopher Plummer (The Last Station)
  • Stanley Tucci (The Lovely Bones)
  • Christoph Waltz (Inglorious Bastards)

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

  • Sandra Bullock (The Blind Side)
  • Helen Mirren (The Last Station)
  • Carey Mulligan (An Education)
  • Gabourey Sidibe (Precious: based on the novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire)
  • Meryl Streep (Julie & Julia)

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

  • Penelope Cruz (Nine)
  • Vera Farmiga (Up In The Air)
  • Maggie Gyllenhaal (Crazy Heart)
  • Anna Kendrick (Up In The Air)
  • Mo’Nique (Precious: based on the novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire)

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

  • Coraline
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox
  • The Princess and The Frog
  • The Secret of Kells
  • Up

ART DIRECTION

  • Avatar
  • The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
  • Nine
  • Sherlock Holmes
  • The Young Victoria

CINEMATOGRAPHY

  • Avatar
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • The Hurt Locker
  • Inglorious Bastards
  • The White Ribbon

COSTUME DESIGN

  • Bright Star
  • Coco Before Chanel
  • The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
  • Nine
  • The Young Victoria

DIRECTING

  • James Cameron (Avatar)
  • Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker)
  • Quentin Tarantino (Inglorious Bastards)
  • Lee Daniels (Precious: based on the novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire)
  • Jason Reitman (Up In The Air)

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

  • Burma VJ
  • The Cove
  • Food, Inc.
  • The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers
  • Which Way Home

DOCUMENTARY SHORT

  • China’s Unnatural Disaster: The Tears of Sichuan Province
  • The Last Campaign of Governor Booth Gardner
  • The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant
  • Music by Prudence
  • Rabbit la Berlin

FILM EDITING

  • Avatar
  • District 9
  • The Hurt Locker
  • Inglorious Bastards
  • Precious: based on the novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

  • Ajami
  • El Secreto de sus Ojos
  • The Milk of Sorrow
  • Un Prophte
  • The White Ribbon

MAKEUP

  • Il Divo
  • Star Trek
  • The Young Victoria

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SCORE)

  • James Horner (Avatar)
  • Alexandre Desplat (Fantastic Mr. Fox)
  • Marco Beltrami and Buck Sanders (The Hurt Locker)
  • Hans Zimmer (Sherlock Holmes)
  • Michael Giacchino (Up)

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SONG)

  • “Almost There” (The Princess and The Frog)
  • “Down in New Orleans” (The Princess and The Frog)
  • “Loin de Paname” (Paris 36)
  • “Take It All” (Nine)
  • “The Weary Kind” (Crazy Heart)

SHORT FILM (ANIMATED)

  • French Roast
  • Granny Oapos: Grimmapos’ Sleeping Beauty
  • The Lady and The Reaper (La Dama y La Muerte)
  • Logorama
  • A Matter of Loaf and Death

SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION)

  • The Door
  • Instead of Abracadabra
  • Kavi
  • Miracle Fish
  • The New Tenants

SOUND EDITING

  • Avatar
  • The Hurt Locker
  • Inglorious Bastards
  • Star Trek
  • Up

SOUND MIXING

  • Avatar
  • The Hurt Locker
  • Inglorious Bastards
  • Star Trek
  • Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

VISUAL EFFECTS

  • Avatar
  • District 9
  • Star Trek

WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY)

  • District 9
  • An Education
  • In The Loop
  • Precious: based on the novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire
  • Up In The Air

WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY)

  • The Hurt Locker
  • Inglorious Bastards
  • The Messenger
  • A Serious Man
  • Up

COMMENTS

LOL Cameron vs. ex-wife (Kathryn Bigelow) GO GO GO! IT’S MAHVEL BAYBEE!

Clusterfuck of Best Picture nominees. :wtf:

I wonder what would happen if Sandra Bullock won the Oscar AND the Razzie IN THE SAME YEAR? Mindfuck of epic proportions! :looney:


#2

Do they have more best picture nominees than normal or is it just me?

And I still only saw 3 of them :bluu:


#3

Let’s go Jew Hunter!!! :woot: :woot: :woot:

And Up being in Best Picture and Best Animated Feature is retarded as it defeats the purpose in having the Best Animated Feature category.

lol Oscars.


#4

Wow you are dumb.

imo.


#5

I read earlier that ROTF didn’t get nominated for VFX. I’m not surprised. Even if it was, it wouldn’t beat Avatar.


#6

What a shitty year for movies.


#7

guilty pleasure is for inglorious to win…but we all know its gonna be avatar wins the universe.


#8

The Fantastic Mr. Fox must win.


#9

Best Picture nominees need to be cut by at least 1/2…District 9, WTF?
Inglorious Basterds even?


#10

Care to elaborate on that rather than just throw out random insults?

Prior to having the Best Animated Feature category, cartoons were also in the running for Best Picture, but of course that changed when the Oscars introduced said new category.

Or do you just have a huge hardon for Pixar and Up that it just has to get all accolades in the world or else you won’t be able to sleep well at night? :rolleyes:


#11

Why would winning a best film of one subcategory preclude the film from winning the best film of a more general category. It is the logical equivalent of saying, “Carrot cake already won the best cake award, therefore they cannot win the best dessert award.” That don’t make no sense.

Also, good assumption about my huge, raging boner about Pixar. It was pretty close to being accurate.

imo.


#12

you are so white


#13

OMG it’s longer than a toothbrush.


#14

Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz
Best Picture: Inglourious Basterds

This is just me, though. That movie blew me away.


#15

i thought district 9 was great and one of the best movies of 2009. visually avatar was great but the story was very cliche


#16

They purposely expanded the Best Picture category from 5 to 10 movies this year to broaden the appeal of the show and help sagging tv ratings over the past couple of years. If you wanna know what the real best picture nominees are, just take the films from the best director category, those usually are the ones nominated every year anyway.

Pretty cool seeing some lower profile movies gonna get some primetime spotlight (looking at you District 9)


#17

^
Interesting. I’d love for the Oscars to fall into obscurity. They are way out of touch anyway.

Not that I care but Up in the Air or one of the other best pic nominees I haven’t heard of will sweep this because scifi/cartoons/a story about an impoverish black girl have no chance imo.


#18

Since no films this year focused on gays, I cant predict who is going to win. That is the big thing in Hollywood right now, to show the hardships of Gays, about 15 years ago it was to show the hardships of the mentally challenged like in Rain Man and Forest Gump. Soon it will be the in thing to show the daily challenges of fat women and Smash fan boys.


#19

I hope avatar doesnt win best picture. that story was weak like i was watching a blend of dances with wolves with tarzan mixed with space


#20

Go Inglorious Basterds! Best movie of the year hands down and Christopher Waltz deserves best actor like no other.