Oscar Predictions

Best Picture

The Hurt Locker (Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal, Nicolas Chartier, and Greg Shapiro)


Avatar (James Cameron)

Actor in a Leading Role

Jeff Bridges (Crazy Heart)

Actor in a Supporting Role

Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds)

Actress in a Leading Role

Gabourey Sidibe (Precious: Based on the novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire)

Actress in a Supporting Role

Mo’Nique (Precious: Based on the novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire)

Animated Feature Film

Up (Peter Docter)

Writing (Original Screenplay)

Inglourious Basterds (Quentin Tarantino)

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

District 9 (Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell)

Film Editing

District 9 (Julian Clarke)


Inglourious Basterds (Robert Richardson)

Visual Effects

Avatar (Joe Letten, Stephen Rosenbaum, Richard Baneham, and Andrew R. Jones)

Sound Mixing

Avatar (Christopher Boyes, Gary Summers, Andy Nelson, and Tony Johnson)

Sound Editing

Star Trek (Mark Stoeckinger and Alan Rankin)

Music (Original Song)

The Weary Kind (“Crazy Heart” Theme; Music and Lyrics by Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett)

Music (Original Score)

Up (Michael Giacchino)

Art Direction

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (Dave Warren and Anastasia Masaro - Art Direction; Caroline Smith - Set Decoration)

Costume Design

Nine (Colleen Atwood)


The Young Victoria (Jon Henry Gordon and Jenny Shircore)

Documentary (Feature)

Food, Inc. (Robert Kenner and Elise Pearlstein)

Documentary (Short Subject)

Rabbit à la Berlin (Bartek Konopka and Anna Wydra)

Short Film (Live Action)

Instead of Abracadabra (Patrik Eklund and Mathias Fjellström)

Short Film (Animated)

A Matter of Loaf and Death (Nick Park)

Foreign Language Film

Un Prophète (France; Jacques Audiard)