Final Oscar Predictions

A few days ago I posted a set of predictions, but I thought I should make another set with updates  since the nominations are coming out on Tuesday. No major changes, some of them will definitely be wrong, but I just feel right by posting them. I will list them with a couple of alternates for each category.

Here they Are:

(Bumped for tomorrow’s anouncement)

Best Picture:

  • Avatar
  • District 9
  • An Education
  • The Hurt Locker
  • Inglourious Basterds
  • Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire
  • A Serious Man
  • Star Trek
  • Up
  • Up in the Air

Alternates: Invictus, The Messenger, Crazy Heart

Best Director:

  • James Cameron, Avatar
  • Neil Blomkamp, District 9
  • Katrhyn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker
  • Quentin Tarantino, Inglourious Basterds
  • Jason Reitman, Up in the Air

Alternates: Clint Eastwood (Invictus), Lee Daniels (Precious), Spike Jonze (Where the Wild Things Are)

Best Actor:

  • Jeff Bridges, Crazy Heart
  • George Clooney, Up in the Air
  • Colin Firth, A Single Man
  • Viggo Mortensen, The Road
  • Jeremy Renner, The Hurt Locker

Alternates: Morgan Freeman (Invictus), Matt Damon (The Informant!), Michael Stuhlbarg (A Serious Man)

Best Actress

  • Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side
  • Carey Mulligan, An Education
  • Gabourey Sidibe, Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire
  • Meryl Streep, Julie & Julia
  • Tilda Swinton, Julia

Alternates: Emily Blunt (The Young Victoria), Helen Mirren (The Last Station), Zoe Saldana (Avatar)

Best Supporting Actor:

  • Woody Harrelson, The Messenger
  • Alfred Molina, An Education
  • Stanley Tucci, The Lovely Bones (or Julie & Julia)
  • Anthony Mackie, The Hurt Locker
  • Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds

Alternates: Christopher Plummer (The Last Station), Matt Damon (Invictus), Alec Baldwin (It’s Complicated)

Best Supporting Actress:

  • Vera Farmiga, Up in the Air
  • Anna Kendrick, Up in the Air
  • Diane Kruger, Inglourious Basterds
  • Mo’Nique, Precious
  • Samantha Morton, The Messenger

Alternates: Julianne Moore (A Single Man), Penelope Cruz (Nine), Mariah Carey (Precious)

Best Original Screenplay:

  • (500) Days of Summer
  • The Hurt Locker
  • Inglourious Basterds
  • A Serious Man
  • Up

Alternates: The Messenger, Avatar, The Hangover

Best Adapted Screenplay:

  • An Education
  • Crazy Heart
  • District 9
  • Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire
  • Up in the Air

Alternates: Fantastic Mr. Fox, Julie & Julia, A Single Man

Art Direction

  • Avatar
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • Inglourious Basterds
  • A Serious Man
  • Sherlock Holmes

Alternates: Public Enemies, The Young Victoria, Where the Wild Things Are

Cinematography:

  • The Hurt Locker
  • Inglourious Basterds
  • Nine
  • The White Ribbon
  • Where the Wild Things Are

Alternates: Avatar, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, A Serious Man

Costume Design:

  • Bright Star
  • Inglourious Basterds
  • Nine
  • Sherlock Holmes
  • The Young Victoria

Alternates: Where the Wild Things Are, Brüno, Coco Before Chanel

Film Editing:

  • Avatar
  • District 9
  • The Hurt Locker
  • Inglourious Basterds
  • Star Trek

Alternates: Precious, Up in the Air, A Serious Man

Make-Up:

  • District 9
  • The Road
  • Star Trek

Alternates: Il Divo, The Young Victoria, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.

Original Score:

  • Avatar
  • The Informant!
  • Sherlock Holmes
  • Star Trek
  • Up

Alternates: Public Enemies, A Single Man, Fantastic Mr. Fox

Original Song

  • “I See You” from Avatar
  • “The Weary Kind” from Crazy Heart
  • “Cinema Italiano” from Nine
  • “Down in New Orleans” from The Princess and the Frog
  • “All is Love” from Where the Wild Things Are

Alternates: “Take it All” from Nine, “Almost There” from The Princess and the Frog, “I Want to Come Home” from Everybody’s Fine

Sound Editing

  • Avatar
  • District 9
  • The Hurt Locker
  • Star Trek
  • Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Alternates: 2012, Inglourious Basterds, Up

Sound Mixing

  • Avatar
  • District 9
  • The Hurt Locker
  • Star Trek
  • Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Alternates: 2012, Inglourious Basterds, Up

Visual Effects

  • Avatar
  • District 9
  • Star Trek

Alternates: 2012, Terminator Salvation, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Animated Film

  • Coraline
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox
  • Mary and Max
  • The Princess and the Frog
  • Up

Alternates: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Ponyo, A Christmas Carol

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