For Your Consideration

Oscar Season is now upon us and studios are releasing their Oscar-friendly products every week. Because of this some of the movies that have already come out tend to be forgotten for the major categories. No AMPAS member will ever read this, but I’d still like to go over what films that I love that have already come out deserve to be in the running for Oscars in the major categories and some of the technical categories.

Best Picture: Where the Wild Things Are, Star Trek, Up

Best Director: Spike Jonze, Where the Wild Things Are; Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker; Pete Docter, Up

Best Actor: Sam Rockwell, Moon; Michael Stuhlbarg, A Serious Man; John Malkovich, The Great Buck Howard; Jeremy Renner, The Hurt Locker; Max Records, Where the Wild Things Are

Best Actress: Maya Rudolph, Away We Go; Gwyneth Paltrow, Two Lovers; Amy Adams, Sunshine Cleaning

Best Supporting Actor: Jackie Earl Hayley, Watchmen; Michel Gambon, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Best Supporting Actress: Kristen Stewart, Adeventureland; Emily Blunt, Sunshine Cleaning; Ginnifer Goodwin, He’s Just Not That Into You; Rachel McAdams, State of Play

Best Original Screenplay: Adventureland, Moon, Sin Nombre, Up

Best Adapted Screenplay: Where the Wild Things Are, Coraline, Star Trek

Original Score: Up, Star Trek, Drag Me To Hell, Coraline, Moon, Where the Wild Things Are, A Serious Man

Sound Mixing & Editing: Drag Me To Hell, Star Trek, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Make-Up: Drag Me to Hell, Star Trek, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Watchmen

Costume Design: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Confessions of a Shopaholic, Where the Wild Things Are, A Serious Man, Watchmen, Easy Virtue

Art Direction: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, A Serious Man, Coraline, Moon, Watchmen, Easy Virtue

Cinematography: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Sin Nombre, Where the Wild Things Are, The International

Visual Effects: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Moon, Star Trek, Watchmen, Where the Wild Things Are


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