Friday, November 20, 2009

Early Oscar Predictions

2009 hasn't been a great year for Hollywood, most of the movies that have opened this year have closed within a few weeks, a few of the big Hollywood summer blockbusters were just plain busters. The last few months of the year will see what The Cynic hopes will be movies worth talking about throughout the remaining months of this year, a year that I consider one of the worst for movies. I'm not saying that there have not been any movies that have actually been worth seeing this year, I'm saying that there have been only a handful of movies worth seeing a second time. This time last year I had a list of about twenty movies to opt from to fill out my year end best of list. This year I have five. Here's to that hoping December rocks.

The academy has opted to increase it's best picture category to ten. This is the only category that has been increased the other five remaining categories stayed at five options. So here are what I feel deserve the distinction of a nomination in all six categories for 2009.

Best Motion Picture
A Single Man > Colin Firth and Julianne Moore
An Education > Carey Mulligan and Peter Sarsgaard
The Hurt Locker > Jeremy Renner and Anthony Mackie
Inglourious Basterds > Brad Pitt and Christoph Waltz
Invictus > Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon
The Lovely Bones > Rachel Weisz and Stanley Tucci
Nine > Marion Cotillard and Daniel Day-Lewis
Precious > Gabourey Sidibe and Mo'Nique
Up > Edward Asner and Christopher Plummer
Up In The Air > Vera Farmiga and George Clooney

Best Director
Clint Eastwood > Invictus
Lee Daniels > Precious
Jason Reitman > Up In The Air
Kathryn Bigelow > The Hurt locker
Peter Jackson > The lovely Bones

Best Actor
Colin Firth > A Single Man
Daniel Day-Lewis > Nine
George Clooney > Up In The Air
Jeremy Renner > The Hurt Locker
Morgan Freeman > Invctus

Best Actress
Carey Mulligan > An Education
Gabourey Sidibe > Precious
Meryl Streep > Julie & Julia
Penelope Cruz > broken Embraces
Saoirse Ronan > The Lovely Bones

Best Supporting Actor
Alfred Molina > An Education
Christoph Waltz > Inglourious Basterds
Matt Damen > Invictus
Stanley Tucci > The Lovely Bones
Woody Harrelson > The Messenger

Best Supporting Actress
Anna Kendrick > Up In The Air
Judi Dench > Nine
Julianne Moore > A Single Man
Mo'Nique > Precious
Susan Sarandon > The Lovely Bones

The nominations are revealed on February 02nd, check back and see how many of my choices were actually picked by the Academy Of motion Pictures. I will reveal my pick for winners in a later entry.

The Cynic

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