Monday, February 1, 2010

My Oscar Ballot: Movie Year 2009

The 82nd Annual Oscar nominations will be announced tomorrow at 5:38 a.m. Here are all the nominees I'm rooting for:

Of the nominees that appear to be "locks":
Best Picture: The Hurt Locker
Best Actor: Jeremy Renner in The Hurt Locker
Best Actress: Meryl Streep in Julie & Julia
Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz in Inglourious Basterds
Best Original Screenplay: Inglourious Basterds
Best Director: Quentin Tarantino for Inglourious Basterds
Best Animated Film: Up

Of the nominees that have a good chance:
Best Picture: Inglourious Basterds
Best Picture: Julie & Julia
Best Supporting Actor: Christian McKay in Me and Orson Welles
Best Supporting Actress: Marion Cotillard in Nine
Best Adapted Screenplay: Julie & Julia
Best Animated Film: Coraline

Of the "dark horse" variety:
Best Picture: District 9
Best Picture: Nine
Best Actor: Sharlto Copley in District 9
Best Actor: Brad Pitt in Inglourious Basterds
Best Supporting Actress: Rosamund Pike in An Education
Best Director: Pedro Almodovar for Broken Embraces
Best Original Screenplay: World's Greatest Dad

No chance, but how cool if:
Best Picture: Paranormal Activity
Best Actor: Robin Williams in World's Greatest Dad
Best Supporting Actor: Ed Begley, Jr. in Whatever Works
Best Original Screenplay: I Love You, Man

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