I can't believe another year has passed and we stand on the brink of another Academy Awards ceremony. I'm not sure if there will any surprises this year, but it's always wonderful to sit down and celebrate films. I've waited until the last moment to post my predictions, but as the days have crawled by, I've found that not one of my initial reactions has changed.
This is going to be a bare bones prediction. No frills, no bells and sure as heck no whistles. I'm hoping that all the pizzazz comes tonight when the stars hit the stage and the celebration begins. I'll be blogging throughout the telecast tonight, so check back and see how my picks are stacking up.
So go grab for finest attire, ready the champagne and Spam and sit back and enjoy the show.
2010 Oscar Predictions
Best Picture: The Hurt Locker
Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker)
Best Actor: Jeff Bridges (Crazy Heart)
Best Actress: Carey Mulligan (An Education)
Best Supporting Actor: Christph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds)
Best Supporting Actress: Mo'Nique (Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire)
Animated Feature: Up
Art Direction: Avatar
Cinematography: The Hurt Locker
Costume Design: The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
Documentary Feature: The Cove
Documentary Short: The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant
Film Editing: The Hurt Locker
Foreign Language Film: The White Ribbon
Makeup: The Young Victoria
Original Score: Up
Original Song: The Weary Kind (Theme from Crazy Heart)
Short Film (Animated): A Matter of Loaf and Death
Short Film (Live Action): The New Tenants
Sound Editing: The Hurt Locker
Sound Mixing: The Hurt Locker
Visual Effects: Avatar
Screenplay (Adapted): Jason Reitman, Sheldon Turner (Up in the Air)
Screenplay (Original): Mark Boal (The Hurt Locker)
For a full list of nominees, visit www.oscars.org.