Final Oscar Predictions

I wanted to do write ups for every category, but I’ll just list who I think will win, could win, and should have been nominated.

Best Picture

Will Win- The Hurt Locker

Could Win- Avatar or Inglourious Basterds

Should have been Nominated- Where the Wild Things Are


Best Director

Will Win- Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker

Could Win- James Cameron, Avatar

Should Have Been Nominated- Spike Jonze, Where the Wild Things Are

Best Actor

Will Win- Jeff Bridges, Crazy Heart

Could Win- Jeremy Renner, The Hurt Locker

Should Have Been Nominated- Matt Damon, The Informant!

Best Actress

Will Win- Meryl Streep, Julie & Julia

Could Win- Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side

Should Have Been Nominated- Audrey Tautou, Coco Before Chanel

Best Supporting Actor

Will Win- Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds

Could Win- Christopher Plummer, The Last Station

Should Have Been Nominated- Paul Schneider, Bright Star

Best Supporting Actress

Will Win- Mo’Nique, Precious

Could Win- Maggie Gyllenhaal, Crazy Heart

Should Have Been Nominated- Diane Kruger, Inglourious Basterds

Best Original Screenplay

Will Win- Inglourious Basterds

Could Win- The Hurt Locker

Should Have Been Nominated- Bright Star

Best Adapted Screenplay

Will Win- Up in the Air

Could Win- District 9

Should Have Been Nominated- Where the Wild Things Are

Best Animated Feature:

Will Win- Up

Could Win- Fantastic Mr. Fox

Should Have Been Nominated- Ponyo

Best Foreign Language Film

Will Win- The Secret in Their Eyes

Could Win- The White Ribbon

Best Cinematography

Will Win- Avatar

Could Win- The Hurt Locker

Should Have Been Nominated- Where the Wild Things Are and Bright Star

Best Art Direction

Will Win- Avatar

Could Win- Sherlock Holmes

Should Have Been Nominated- Where the Wild Things Are

Best Costume Design

Will Win- The Young Victoria

Could Win- Bright Star

Should Have Been Nominated- Inglourious Basterds

Best Makeup

Will Win- Star Trek

Could Win- The Young Victoria

Should Have Been Nominated- District 9

Best Visual Effects

Will Win- Avatar

Could Win- District 9

Should Have Been Nominated: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Best Editing

Will Win- The Hurt Locker

Could Win- Avatar

Should Have Been Nominated- A Serious Man

Best Sound Mixing

Will Win- The Hurt Locker

Could Win- Avatar

Best Sound Editing

Will Win- Avatar

Could Win- The Hurt Locker

Best Original Score:

Will Win- Up

Could Win- Avatar

Should Have Been Nominated- Where the Wild Things Are

Best Original Song

Will Win- “The Weary Kind” from Crazy Heart

Could Win- “Almost There” from The Princess and the Frog

Should Have Been Nominated- “All is Love” and “Hidaway” from Where the Wild Things Are

Best Documentary

Will Win- The Cove

Could Win- Which Way Home

Best Animated Short

Will Win- A Matter of Loaf and Death

Could Win- Logorama

Should Have Been Nominated: The Cat Piano

Note: I won’t predict the Live action or Documentary shorts,

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