Tuesday, February 2, 2010

And the 82nd Annual Academy Award Nominees Are...

Best Motion Picture of the Year

Avatar
The Blind Side
District 9
An Education
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
Precious
A Serious Man
Up
Up in the Air

How'd I do? 8/10 (9/10 with alternate)

Best Direction

James Cameron for Avatar
Kathryn Bigelow for The Hurt Locker
Quentin Tarantino for Inglourious Basterds
Lee Daniels for Precious
Jason Reitman for Up in the Air

How'd I do? 4/5 (5/5 with alternate)

Best Actor in a Leading Role

Jeff Bridges for Crazy Heart
George Clooney for Up in the Air
Colin Firth for A Single Man
Morgan Freeman for Invictus
Jeremy Renner for The Hurt Locker

How'd I do? 5/5

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Sandra Bullock for The Blind Side
Helen Mirren for The Last Station
Carey Mulligan for An Education
Gabourey Sidibe for Precious
Meryl Streep for Julie & Julia

How'd I do? 4/5 (5/5 with alternate)

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Matt Damon for Invictus
Woody Harrelson for The Messenger
Christopher Plummer for The Last Station
Stanley Tucci for The Lovely Bones
Christoph Waltz for Inglourious Basterds

How'd I do? 4/5 (5/5 with alternate)


Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Penelope Cruz for Nine
Vera Farmiga for Up in the Air
Maggie Gyllenhaal for Crazy Heart
Anna Kendrick for Up in the Air
Mo'Nique for Precious

How'd I do? 3/5 (4/5 with alternate)

Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen

Mark Boal for The Hurt Locker
Quentin Tarantino for Inglourious Basterds
Alessandro Camon and Oren Moverman for The Messenger
Joel and Ethan Coen for A Serious Man
Pete Docter, Bob Peterson and Thomas McCarthy for Up

How'd I do? 4/5

Best Screenplay Based on Another Source

Terri Tatchell and Neill Blomkamp for District 9
Nick Hornby for An Education
Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Armando Ianucci and Tony Roche for In the Loop
Geoffrey Fletcher for Precious
Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner for Up in the Air

How'd I do? 4/5 (5/5 with alternate)

Best Animated Film

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

How'd I do? 4/5

Best Foreign Language Film

Ajami
El Secreto de Sus Ojos
The Milk of Sorrow
Un Prophete
The White Ribbon

How'd I do? 3/5 (4/5 with alternate)

Best Documentary Film

Burma VJ
The Cove
Food, Inc.
The Most Dangerous Man in America
Which Way Home

How'd I do? 2/5 (3/5 with alternate)

Best Art Direction/Set Decoration

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

How'd I do? 3/5

Best Cinematography

Avatar, Mauro Fiore
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Bruno Delbonnel
The Hurt Locker, Barry Ackroyd
Inglourious Basterds, Robert Richardson
The White Ribbon, Christian Berger

How'd I do? 4/5

Best Costume Design

Bright Star, Janet Patterson
Coco Avant Chanel, Catherine Leterrier
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, Monique Prudhomme
Nine, Colleen Atwood
The Young Victoria, Sandy Powell

How'd I do? 3/5 (4/5 with alternate)

Best Film Editing

Avatar, Stephen Rivkin, John Refous and James Cameron
District 9, Julian Clarke
The Hurt Locker, Bob Murawski and Chris Innis
Inglourious Basterds, Sally Menke
Precious, Joe Klotz

How'd I do? 4/5

Best Original Score

Avatar, James Horner
Fantastic Mr. Fox, Alexandre Desplat
The Hurt Locker, Marco Beltrami and Buck Sanders
Sherlock Holmes, Hans Zimmer
Up, Michael Giaccino

How'd I do? 2/5 (3/5 with alternate)


Best Sound Mixing

Avatar
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
Star Trek
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

How'd I do? 2/5 (3/5 with alternate)

Best Sound Editing

Avatar
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
Star Trek
Up

How'd I do? 3/5 (4/5 with alternate)

Best Visual Effects

Avatar
District 9
Star Trek

How'd I do? 3/3

Best Makeup

Il Divo, Aldo Signoretti and Vittorio Sodano
Star Trek, Barney Burman, Mindy Hall and Joel Harlow
The Young Victoria, Jon Henry Gordon and Jenny Shircone

How'd I do? 1/3

Best Original Song

"Almost There" from The Princess and the Frog
"Down in New Orleans" from The Princess and the Frog
"Loin de Panama" from Paris 36
"Take it All" from Nine
"The Weary Kind" from Crazy Heart

How'd I do? 3/5

Nominations Leaders

Avatar - 9
The Hurt Locker - 9
Inglourious Basterds - 8
Up in the Air - 6
Precious - 6
Up - 5
District 9 - 4
Star Trek - 4
Nine - 4
A Serious Man - 3
The Young Victoria - 3
Crazy Heart - 3
An Education - 3

How'd I do?

"Top 8" categories: 80% correct (93% with alternates)
Overall: 69% correct (80% with alternates)

Compare to last year: overall predictions 73% correct, 81% with alternates

More commentary and number counting later in the day

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