I apologize (mostly to myself, for letting myself down) for not posting in awhile. I'm going to make a greater effort to keep posting in the future. Since every relevant pop culture blog in the world includes an Oscar prediction post, I decided that sharing my predictions would be a great opportunity to mark my comeback to the blogosphere.
Unfortunately, in the past few years, I've discovered that the Oscars bore me. This is most likely the result of my growing love for television, which coincides with my increasing lack of interest in film. But I also find them boring due their sheer predictability (of course, I may eat these words in the morning). Since the Oscars come at the end of the awards season, it's really not much of a surprise to see the winners walk onstage to accept their Academy Award. And the Academy itself has made it easy to guess the results based on obvious voting patterns created throughout the years. Nevertheless, I will still be watching the Oscars tonight, just as I have for as long as I can remember.
So without further ado, my 2010 Oscar Predictions:
The Hurt Locker
When it comes to the Oscars, art house snob trumps visually dazzling blockbuster.
Possible Upsets - Avatar or even Inglourious Basterds
Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker
Say hello the first female Academy Award-winning director.
Jeff Bridges, Crazy Heart
Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side
Possible Upsets - Any of the other ladies but most likely Meryl Streep for Julie & Julia
Best Supporting Actor:
Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds
Best Supporting Actress:
The supporting categories are such locks, it's not even funny.
Quentin Tarantino, Inglourious Basterds
Possible Upset - Mark Boal, The Hurt Locker
Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner, Up in the Air
Fantastic Mr. Fox was a better film. Yeah. I said it.
And now for the lesser categories, which I make no guarantees that my predictions will be anywhere near correct...
The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant
Foreign Language Film:
The White Ribbon - Germany
Animated Short Film:
A Matter of Loaf and Death
Live Action Short Film:
The New Tenants
The Young Victoria
The Hurt Locker
Fun Fact: Michael Giacchino, who composed the score for Up, also composed the score for Lost!
"The Weary Kind" - Crazy Heart
There you have it. I'm not making any promises, but I did go six for six in the major categories last year, and I'm pretty confident in my picks this year as well. But the only guarantee I can make tonight, is that once the show is over, I will be heading over to HBOgo.com to watch the season four finale of Big Love. Enjoy!
Dexter Season 1
Episode 5: Love American Style