And the Oscar Could Go To…

Tomorrow is the big day. The oscar nominations are being announced by the lovely Anne Hathaway, and we’re excited. (Okay, brent’s excited for Anne Hathaway, bill’s excited for the noms). So we did a little armchair nominating, and here’s who we think will get the nom for the Oscars this year.

BEST PICTURE (The Big Ten)

Bill:
Avatar
The Hurt Locker
Up In he Air
Inglorious Basterds
Precious
Invictus
Up
The Blind Side
The Hangover
Nine
Still Up for Consideration: An Education, A Single Man, A Serious Man, (500) Days of Summer, Star Trek, District 9, The Last Station, The Lovely Bones, Crazy Heart

Brent:
Avatar
The Hurt Locker
Up In The Air
Inglorious Basterds
Precious
Invictus
Up
The Messenger
The Hangover
An Education
Possibilities: Star Trek, A Serious Man, District 9, (500) Days Of Summer, It’s Complicated

BEST ACTOR

Bill:
Jeff Bridges, Crazy Heart
George Clooney, Up In The Air
Jeremy Renner, The Hurt Locker
Colin Firth, A Single Man
Morgan Freeman, Invictus
Possibilities: Sam Worthington (Avatar), Matt Damon (The Informant), Michael Stuhlbarg (A Serious Man), Daniel Day-Lewis (Nine)

Brent:
Jeff Bridges, Crazy Heart
George Clooney, Up In The Air
Jeremy Renner, The Hurt Locker
Colin Firth, A Single Man
Morgan Freeman, Invictus
Possibilities: Matt Damon (The Informant!), Ben Foster (The Messenger)

BEST ACTRESS

Bill:
Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side
Carey Mulligan, An Education
Gabourey Sibide, Precious
Meryl Streep, Julie & Julia
Emily Blunt, The Young Victoria
Possibilities: Zoe Saldana (Avatar), Helen Mirren (The Last Station), Meryl Streep (It’s Complicated), Saorise Ronan (The Lovely Bones), Audrey Tatou (Coco Before Chanel)

Brent:
Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side
Carey Mulligan, An Education
Gabourey Sibide, Precious
Meryl Streep, Julie & Julia
Emily Blunt, The Young Victoria
Possibilities: Helen Mirren (The Last Station), Zoe Saldana (Avatar)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR:

Bill:
Christoph Waltz, Inglorious Basterds
Matt Damon, Invictus
Stanley Tucci, The Lovely Bones
Alfred Molina, An Education
Christopher Plummer, The Last Station
Possibilities: Woody Harrelson (The Messenger), Zach Galifianakis (The Hangover), Colin Farrell (Crazy Heart)

Brent:
Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds
Matt Damon, Invictus
Stanley Tucci, The Lovely Bones
Woody Harrelson, The Messenger
Christopher Plummer, The Last Station
Possibilities: Alfred Molina (An Education), Alec Baldwin (It’s Complicated)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS:

Bill:
Mo’Nique, Precious
Anna Kendrick, Up In The Air
Vera Farmiga, Up In The Air
Julianne Moore, A Single Man
Penelope Cruz, Nine
Possibilities: Sigourney Weaver (Avatar), Amy Adams (Julie & Julia), Marion Cotillard (Nine), Stacey Ferguson (Nine) [Real long shot], Melanie Laurent (Inglorious Basterds)

Brent:
Mo’Nique, Precious
Anna Kendrick, Up In The Air
Vera Farmiga, Up In The Air
Julianne Moore, A Single Man
Samantha Morton, The Messenger
Possibilities: Penolpe Cruz (Nine), Diane Kruger (Inglourious Basterds)

BEST DIRECTOR:

Bill:
James Cameron, Avatar
Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker
Lee Daniels, Precious
Jason Reitman, Up In The Air
Quentin Tarantino, Inglorious Basterds
Possibilities: Clint Eastwood (Invictus), Tom Ford (A Single Man), Joel & Ethan Coen (A Serious Man), Neill Blomkamp (District 9), Rob Marshall (Nine)

Brent:
James Cameron, Avatar
Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker
Lee Daniels, Precious
Jason Reitman, Up In The Air
Quentin Tarantino, Inglourious Basterds
Possibilities: Clint Eastwood (Invictus), Neill Blomkamp (District 9)

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY:

Bill:
Inglorious Basterds
Avatar
Up
A Serious Man
The Hurt Locker
Possibilities: It’s Complicated, 500 Days of Summer, Adventureland

Brent:
Inglorious Basterds
(500) Days Of Summer
Up
A Serious Man
The Hurt Locker
Possibilities: It’s Complicated, Avatar

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY:

Precious
Up In The Air
An Education
Fantastic Mr. Fox
District 9
Possibilities: A Single Man, Where The Wild Things Are

Brent:
Precious
Up In The Air
An Education
Fantastic Mr. Fox
District 9
Possibilities: Crazy Heart, Julie & Julia

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1 COMMENT

  1. If you guys saw “Up in the Air” please tell me what you thought was so good about a picture in the middle of one of the longest periods of unemployment showing people getting fired while Rosemary Clooney’s nephew gets laid?