Friday, January 15, 2010

OSCAR WATCH: Critics Choice Awards

This is why I don't bet. From my predictions, I got 11 right and 13 wrong, which is less than 50%...BUT, I got 5 of the 6 important ones right. Now that I have a better idea of where the buzz is in the various categories, I should hopefully do better with my Golden Globe predictions tommorrow. The big winner was The Hurt Locker winning Best Director and Best Picture(pictured above) while Avatar swept the 6 more technical categories. Also noteworthy is Inglourious Basterds winning Original Screenplay, Supporting Actor and Best Ensemble, while Up In the Air only picked up a win for Original Screenplay. The biggest shocker for me was the tie between Sandra Bullock and Meryl Streep for Best Actress, as I was sure it was going to be a showdown between Meryl and Carey. Based on what happened tonight, The Hurt Locker is the frontrunner, right ahead of Avatar and Inglourious Basterds, which seems to have overtaken Up in the Air. And the winners were...

Best Picture

The Hurt Locker

Best Actor
Jeff Bridges, Crazy Heart

Best Actress
Meryl Streep, Julie & Julia AND Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side

Best Supporting Actor
Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds

Best Supporting Actress

Mo'Nique, Precious

Best Director

Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker

Best Young Actor/Actress

Saoirse Ronan, The Lovely Bones

Best Acting Ensemble
Inglourious Basterds

Best Original Screenplay
Quentin Tarantino, Inglourious Basterds

Best Adapted Screenplay
Jason Reitman & Sheldon Turner, Up in the Air

Best Cinematography

Best Art Direction

Best Editing

Best Costume Design
The Young Victoria

Best Makeup
District 9

Best Visual Effects


Best Sound

Best Animated Feature


Best Action Movie

Best Comedy Movie

The Hangover

Best Foreign Language Film
Broken Embraces

Best Documentary Feature
The Cove

Best Song
"The Weary Kind" - T-Bone Burnett & Ryan Bingham, Crazy Heart

Best Score
Michael Giacchino, Up

So, the final scoreboard is:
Avatar - 6
Inglourious Basterds - 3
The Hurt Locker - 2
Crazy Heart - 2
Up - 2
And 9 movies picked up 1 award

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