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It’s the Eleventh Hour, You’re Going to An Oscar Party, You’re Going to Have to Enter an Oscar Poll, and You Don’t Want to Embarrass Yourself. Here’s Our Oscar Picks–Including The Really Tough Ones, Like Short Films

Mar 7, 2010  •  Post A Comment

Our guesses are probably as good as yours. Though we DID once win a contest the Village Voice had for picking Oscar winners.

The best thing about our choices is that they give you a great out…If you use our choices and you do terrible, just blame us. If you use ours and do well, it’s fine with us if you just take the credit…

[Update: The Oscars have now been given out, and we got 15 right and 9 wrong. We did well in most of the major categoriies, but blew the screenwriting awards, the two sound awards, and the one’s that are tough for most of us, the short films.]

Best Picture—The Hurt Locker
Best Director—Kathryn Bigelow
Best Actor—Jeff Bridges
Best Actress—Sandra Bullock
Best Supporting Actress—Mo’nique
Best Supporting Actor—Christoph Waltz

Best Original Screenplay—Quentin Tarantino “Inglourious Basterds” WRONG winner was Mark Boal, The Hurt Locker
Best Adopted Screenplay—Jason Reitman, Shelton Turner, “Up in the Air” WRONG winner was Geoffrey Fletcher, Precious: Based on the Novel `Push’ by Sapphire
Best Foreign Film—Ajami WRONG winner was El Secreto de sus Ojos, Argentina
Best Film Editing—The Hurt Locker
Best Cinematography—The Hurt Locker WRONG winner was Avatar
Best Makeup—Star Trek

Best Costume Design—The Young Victoria
Best Art Direction—Avatar
Best Visual Effects—Avatar
Best Sound Editing—Avatar WRONG winner was The Hurt Locker
Best Sound Mixing—Avatar WRONG winner was The Hurt Locker

Best Documentary (Feature)—The Cove
Best Documentary (Short Subject)—China’s Unnatural Disaster: The Tears of Sichuan Province WRONG winner was Music By Prudence
Best Short Film (Animated)—A Matter of Loaf and Death WRONG winner was Logomania
Best Short Film (Live Action)—Kavi WRONG winner was The New Tenants
Best Animated Feature—Up

Best Original Score—Up
Best Original Song—The Weary Kind (from Crazy Heart)

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