Predict the 2009 Oscars

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  1. Doctor Q Administrator

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    The 82nd annual Academy Awards (Oscars) broadcast will be Sunday, March 7. They couldn't make up their minds who should host so they are having two hosts: Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin.

    This is the 8th annual MacRumors Oscar contest for those who are interested in these movie awards. This year there are 121 nominations for 58 movies in 24 categories. Our traditional grand prize for this contest is more valuable that those goodie bags they give to presenters. It's MacRumors bragging rights!

    Here's how to vote:
    • Copy the ballot from the next post below.
    • Delete all but one line in each category, leaving 1 choice per category (your prediction).
    • Post it in this thread.
    I will check the predictions against the award winners and post the results on Monday, March 8.

    Contest rules:
    • Post between now and the end of Saturday.
    • Do not edit your post after voting.
    • Only one ballot per person.
    • You need not vote in every category, but there's no penalty for guessing.
    • If you vote for "Pirates of Silicon Valley" for Best Picture you probably won't get that one right.
    Good luck!

    You can post other discussion of the Oscars in this thread, or in this related thread: Oscars doubling best-picture nominees to 10

    Previous MacRumors "Predict the Oscars" contests:
    2008: winner: Doctor Q (20 correct)
    2007: winners NEENAHBOY and Doctor Q (13 correct)
    2006: winner Doctor Q (15 correct)
    2005: winner Doctor Q (18 correct)
    2004: winners VincentVega and Pittsax (16 correct)
    2003: winners wdlove and Doctor Q (20 correct)
    2002: winner Doctor Q (13 correct)​
     
  2. Doctor Q thread starter Administrator

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    --- MacRumors Oscar Ballot ---

    Best Actor: Jeff Bridges for Crazy Heart
    Best Actor: Jeremy Renner for The Hurt Locker
    Best Actor: Morgan Freeman for Invictus
    Best Actor: Colin Firth for A Single Man
    Best Actor: George Clooney for Up in the Air

    Best Actress: Sandra Bullock for The Blind Side
    Best Actress: Carey Mulligan for An Education
    Best Actress: Meryl Streep for Julie & Julia
    Best Actress: Helen Mirren for The Last Station
    Best Actress: Gabourey Sidibe for Precious

    Best Adapted Screenplay: Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell for District 9
    Best Adapted Screenplay: Nick Hornby for An Education
    Best Adapted Screenplay: Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci, and Tony Roche for In the Loop
    Best Adapted Screenplay: Geoffrey Fletcher for Precious
    Best Adapted Screenplay: Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner for Up in the Air

    Best Animated Feature Film: Henry Selick for Coraline
    Best Animated Feature Film: Wes Anderson for Fantastic Mr. Fox
    Best Animated Feature Film: John Musker and Ron Clements for The Princess and the Frog
    Best Animated Feature Film: Tomm Moore for The Secret of Kells
    Best Animated Feature Film: Pete Docter for Up

    Best Animated Short Film: Fabrice O. Joubert for French Roast
    Best Animated Short Film: Nicky Phelan and Darragh O'Connell for Granny O'Grimm's Sleeping Beauty
    Best Animated Short Film: Javier Recio Gracia for The Lady and the Reaper
    Best Animated Short Film: Nicolas Schmerkin for Logorama
    Best Animated Short Film: Nick Park for A Matter of Loaf and Death

    Best Art Direction: Rick Carter, Robert Stromberg, and Kim Sinclair for Avatar
    Best Art Direction: Dave Warren, Anastasia Masaro, and Caroline Smith for The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
    Best Art Direction: John Myhre and Gordon Sim for Nine
    Best Art Direction: Sarah Greenwood and Katie Spencer for Sherlock Holmes
    Best Art Direction: Patrice Vermette and Maggie Gray for The Young Victoria

    Best Cinematography: Mauro Fiore for Avatar
    Best Cinematography: Bruno Delbonnel for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
    Best Cinematography: Barry Ackroyd for The Hurt Locker
    Best Cinematography: Robert Richardson for Inglourious Basterds
    Best Cinematography: Christian Berger for The White Ribbon - Germany

    Best Costume Design: Janet Patterson for Bright Star
    Best Costume Design: Catherine Leterrier for Coco before Chanel
    Best Costume Design: Monique Prudhomme for The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
    Best Costume Design: Colleen Atwood for Nine
    Best Costume Design: Sandy Powell for The Young Victoria

    Best Director: James Cameron for Avatar
    Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow for The Hurt Locker
    Best Director: Quentin Tarantino for Inglourious Basterds
    Best Director: Lee Daniels for Precious
    Best Director: Jason Reitman for Up in the Air

    Best Documentary Feature: Anders Ostergaard and Lise Lense-Moller for Burma VJ
    Best Documentary Feature: The Cove
    Best Documentary Feature: Robert Kenner and Elise Pearlstein for Food, Inc.
    Best Documentary Feature: Judith Ehrlich and Rick Goldsmith for The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers
    Best Documentary Feature: Rebecca Cammisa for Which Way Home

    Best Documentary Short Subject: Jon Alpert and Matthew O'Neill for China's Unnatural Disaster: The Tears of Sichuan Province
    Best Documentary Short Subject: Daniel Junge and Henry Ansbacher for The Last Campaign of Governor Booth Gardner
    Best Documentary Short Subject: Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert for The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant
    Best Documentary Short Subject: Roger Ross Williams and Elinor Burkett for Music by Prudence
    Best Documentary Short Subject: Bartek Konopka and Anna Wydra for Rabbit a la Berlin

    Best Film Editing: Stephen Rivkin, John Refoua, and James Cameron for Avatar
    Best Film Editing: Julian Clarke for District 9
    Best Film Editing: Bob Murawski and Chris Innis for The Hurt Locker
    Best Film Editing: Sally Menke for Inglourious Basterds
    Best Film Editing: Joe Klotz for Precious

    Best Foreign Language Film: Ajami - Israel
    Best Foreign Language Film: The Milk of Sorrow - Peru
    Best Foreign Language Film: A Prophet - France
    Best Foreign Language Film: The Secret in Their Eyes - Argentina
    Best Foreign Language Film: The White Ribbon - Germany

    Best Live Action Short Film: Juanita Wilson and James Flynn for The Door
    Best Live Action Short Film: Patrik Eklund and Mathias Fjellstrom for Instead of Abracadabra
    Best Live Action Short Film: Gregg Helvey for Kavi
    Best Live Action Short Film: Luke Doolan and Drew Bailey for Miracle Fish
    Best Live Action Short Film: Joachim Back and Tivi Magnusson for The New Tenants

    Best Makeup: Aldo Signoretti and Vittorio Sodano for Il Divo
    Best Makeup: Barney Burman, Mindy Hall, and Joel Harlow for Star Trek
    Best Makeup: Jon Henry Gordon and Jenny Shircore for The Young Victoria

    Best Original Score: James Horner for Avatar
    Best Original Score: Alexandre Desplat for Fantastic Mr. Fox
    Best Original Score: Marco Beltrami and Buck Sanders for The Hurt Locker
    Best Original Score: Hans Zimmer for Sherlock Holmes
    Best Original Score: Michael Giacchino for Up

    Best Original Screenplay: Mark Boal for The Hurt Locker
    Best Original Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino for Inglourious Basterds
    Best Original Screenplay: Alessandro Camon and Oren Moverman for The Messenger
    Best Original Screenplay: Joel Coen and Ethan Coen for A Serious Man
    Best Original Screenplay: Bob Peterson, Pete Docter, and Tom McCarthy for Up

    Best Original Song: Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett: "The Weary Kind" from Crazy Heart
    Best Original Song: Maury Yeston: "Take It All" from Nine
    Best Original Song: Reinhardt Wagner and Frank Thomas: "Loin de Paname" from Paris 36
    Best Original Song: Randy Newman: "Down in New Orleans" from The Princess and the Frog
    Best Original Song: Randy Newman: "Almost There" from The Princess and the Frog

    Best Picture: James Cameron and Jon Landau for Avatar
    Best Picture: Gil Netter, Andrew A. Kosove, and Broderick Johnson for The Blind Side
    Best Picture: Peter Jackson and Carolynne Cunningham for District 9
    Best Picture: Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey for An Education
    Best Picture: Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal, Nicolas Chartier, and Greg Shapiro for The Hurt Locker
    Best Picture: Lawrence Bender for Inglourious Basterds
    Best Picture: Lee Daniels, Sarah Siegel-Magness, and Gary Magness for Precious
    Best Picture: Joel Coen and Ethan Coen for A Serious Man
    Best Picture: Jonas Rivera for Up
    Best Picture: Daniel Dubiecki, Ivan Reitman, and Jason Reitman for Up in the Air

    Best Sound Editing: Christopher Boyes and Gwendolyn Yates Whittle for Avatar
    Best Sound Editing: Paul N.J. Ottosson for The Hurt Locker
    Best Sound Editing: Wylie Stateman for Inglourious Basterds
    Best Sound Editing: Mark Stoeckinger and Alan Rankin for Star Trek
    Best Sound Editing: Michael Silvers and Tom Myers for Up

    Best Sound Mixing: Christopher Boyes, Gary Summers, Andy Nelson, and Tony Johnson for Avatar
    Best Sound Mixing: Paul N.J. Ottosson and Ray Beckett for The Hurt Locker
    Best Sound Mixing: Michael Minkler, Tony Lamberti, and Mark Ulano for Inglourious Basterds
    Best Sound Mixing: Anna Behlmer, Andy Nelson, and Peter J. Devlin for Star Trek
    Best Sound Mixing: Greg P. Russell, Gary Summers, and Geoffrey Patterson for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

    Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz for Inglourious Basterds
    Best Supporting Actor: Matt Damon for Invictus
    Best Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer for The Last Station
    Best Supporting Actor: Stanley Tucci for The Lovely Bones
    Best Supporting Actor: Woody Harrelson for The Messenger

    Best Supporting Actress: Maggie Gyllenhaal for Crazy Heart
    Best Supporting Actress: Penelope Cruz for Nine
    Best Supporting Actress: Mo'Nique for Precious
    Best Supporting Actress: Anna Kendrick for Up in the Air
    Best Supporting Actress: Vera Farmiga for Up in the Air

    Best Visual Effects: Joe Letteri, Stephen Rosenbaum, Richard Baneham, and Andrew R. Jones for Avatar
    Best Visual Effects: Dan Kaufman, Peter Muyzers, Robert Habros, and Matt Aitken for District 9
    Best Visual Effects: Roger Guyett, Russell Earl, Paul Kavanagh, and Burt Dalton for Star Trek
     
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    Best Actor: Morgan Freeman for Invictus

    Best Actress: Sandra Bullock for The Blind Side

    Best Adapted Screenplay: Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner for Up in the Air

    Best Animated Feature Film: Wes Anderson for Fantastic Mr. Fox

    Best Animated Short Film: Javier Recio Gracia for The Lady and the Reaper

    Best Art Direction: Rick Carter, Robert Stromberg, and Kim Sinclair for Avatar

    Best Cinematography: Mauro Fiore for Avatar

    Best Costume Design: Colleen Atwood for Nine

    Best Director: James Cameron for Avatar

    Best Documentary Feature: The Cove

    Best Documentary Short Subject: Jon Alpert and Matthew O'Neill for China's Unnatural Disaster: The Tears of Sichuan Province

    Best Film Editing: Stephen Rivkin, John Refoua, and James Cameron for Avatar

    Best Foreign Language Film: The Secret in Their Eyes - Argentina

    Best Live Action Short Film: Juanita Wilson and James Flynn for The Door

    Best Makeup: Barney Burman, Mindy Hall, and Joel Harlow for Star Trek

    Best Original Score: James Horner for Avatar

    Best Original Screenplay: Mark Boal for The Hurt Locker

    Best Original Song: Randy Newman: "Almost There" from The Princess and the Frog

    Best Picture: James Cameron and Jon Landau for Avatar

    Best Sound Editing: Christopher Boyes and Gwendolyn Yates Whittle for Avatar

    Best Sound Mixing: Christopher Boyes, Gary Summers, Andy Nelson, and Tony Johnson for Avatar

    Best Supporting Actor: Matt Damon for Invictus

    Best Supporting Actress: Penelope Cruz for Nine

    Best Visual Effects: Joe Letteri, Stephen Rosenbaum, Richard Baneham, and Andrew R. Jones for Avatar
     
  4. King Mook Mook macrumors 6502

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    --- MacRumors Oscar Ballot ---

    Best Actor: George Clooney for Up in the Air

    Best Actress: Meryl Streep for Julie & Julia

    Best Adapted Screenplay: Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner for Up in the Air

    Best Animated Feature Film: Pete Docter for Up

    Best Animated Short Film: Nicolas Schmerkin for Logorama

    Best Art Direction: Rick Carter, Robert Stromberg, and Kim Sinclair for Avatar

    Best Cinematography: Mauro Fiore for Avatar

    Best Costume Design: Colleen Atwood for Nine

    Best Director: James Cameron for Avatar

    Best Documentary Feature: The Cove

    Best Documentary Short Subject: Daniel Junge and Henry Ansbacher for The Last Campaign of Governor Booth Gardner

    Best Film Editing: Stephen Rivkin, John Refoua, and James Cameron for Avatar

    Best Foreign Language Film: The White Ribbon - Germany

    Best Live Action Short Film: Juanita Wilson and James Flynn for The Door

    Best Makeup: Barney Burman, Mindy Hall, and Joel Harlow for Star Trek

    Best Original Score: Michael Giacchino for Up

    Best Original Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino for Inglourious Basterds

    Best Original Song: Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett: "The Weary Kind" from Crazy Heart

    Best Picture: James Cameron and Jon Landau for Avatar

    Best Sound Editing: Christopher Boyes and Gwendolyn Yates Whittle for Avatar

    Best Sound Mixing: Christopher Boyes, Gary Summers, Andy Nelson, and Tony Johnson for Avatar

    Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz for Inglourious Basterds

    Best Supporting Actress: Mo'Nique for Precious

    Best Visual Effects: Joe Letteri, Stephen Rosenbaum, Richard Baneham, and Andrew R. Jones for Avatar

    --- MacRumors Oscar Ballot ---

    Wow, Doctor Q, your reputation precedes you! Are you going to participate this time?

    King Mook Mook
     
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    --- MacRumors Oscar Ballot ---

    Best Actor: Jeremy Renner for The Hurt Locker

    Best Actress: Meryl Streep for Julie & Julia

    Best Adapted Screenplay: Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner for Up in the Air

    Best Animated Feature Film: Pete Docter for Up

    Best Animated Short Film: Nick Park for A Matter of Loaf and Death

    Best Art Direction: Rick Carter, Robert Stromberg, and Kim Sinclair for Avatar

    Best Cinematography: Christian Berger for The White Ribbon - Germany

    Best Costume Design: Sandy Powell for The Young Victoria

    Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow for The Hurt Locker

    Best Documentary Feature: The Cove

    Best Documentary Short Subject: Jon Alpert and Matthew O'Neill for China's Unnatural Disaster: The Tears of Sichuan Province

    Best Film Editing: Bob Murawski and Chris Innis for The Hurt Locker

    Best Foreign Language Film: The White Ribbon - Germany

    Best Live Action Short Film: Joachim Back and Tivi Magnusson for The New Tenants

    Best Makeup: Barney Burman, Mindy Hall, and Joel Harlow for Star Trek

    Best Original Score: Michael Giacchino for Up

    Best Original Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino for Inglourious Basterds

    Best Original Song: Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett: "The Weary Kind" from Crazy Heart

    Best Picture: Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal, Nicolas Chartier, and Greg Shapiro for The Hurt Locker

    Best Sound Editing: Christopher Boyes and Gwendolyn Yates Whittle for Avatar

    Best Sound Mixing: Christopher Boyes, Gary Summers, Andy Nelson, and Tony Johnson for Avatar

    Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz for Inglourious Basterds

    Best Supporting Actress: Mo'Nique for Precious

    Best Visual Effects: Joe Letteri, Stephen Rosenbaum, Richard Baneham, and Andrew R. Jones for Avatar
     
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    I'm pretty sure that Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs should have been a Best Picture nominee. Probably missing due to a clerical error.

    Come to think of it, the acting in that film was great too. :)
     
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    --- MacRumors Oscar Ballot ---

    Best Actor: Morgan Freeman for Invictus

    Best Actress: Sandra Bullock for The Blind Side

    Best Adapted Screenplay: Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell for District 9

    Best Animated Feature Film: Pete Docter for Up

    Best Animated Short Film: Javier Recio Gracia for The Lady and the Reaper

    Best Art Direction: Rick Carter, Robert Stromberg, and Kim Sinclair for Avatar

    Best Cinematography: Mauro Fiore for Avatar

    Best Costume Design: Colleen Atwood for Nine

    Best Director: James Cameron for Avatar

    Best Documentary: Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers

    Best Documentary Short Subject: Jon Alpert and Matthew O'Neill for China's Unnatural Disaster: The Tears of Sichuan Province

    Best Film Editing: Stephen Rivkin, John Refoua, and James Cameron for Avatar

    Best Foreign Language Film: The Milk of Sorrow - Peru

    Best Live Action Short Film: Luke Doolan and Drew Bailey for Miracle Fish

    Best Makeup: Barney Burman, Mindy Hall, and Joel Harlow for Star Trek

    Best Original Score: James Horner for Avatar

    Best Original Screenplay: Joel Coen and Ethan Coen for A Serious Man

    Best Original Song: Randy Newman: "Almost There" from The Princess and the Frog

    Best Picture: James Cameron and Jon Landau for Avatar

    Best Sound Editing: Christopher Boyes and Gwendolyn Yates Whittle for Avatar

    Best Sound Mixing: Christopher Boyes, Gary Summers, Andy Nelson, and Tony Johnson for Avatar

    Best Supporting Actor: Matt Damon for Invictus

    Best Supporting Actress: Penelope Cruz for Nine

    Best Visual Effects: Joe Letteri, Stephen Rosenbaum, Richard Baneham, and Andrew R. Jones for Avatar

    AVATAR FTW!:D
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  8. King Mook Mook macrumors 6502

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    No offense Doctor Q, but I don't think you can really count your 2002 'victory' as a victory. You were the only one who really entered (except vniow who predicted that Chicago would win every single award sans two).

    It appears that someone here is an awards-hog (cough, Doctor Q)!

    :p

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    -- MacRumors Oscar Ballot ---

    Best Actor: Jeff Bridges for Crazy Heart

    Best Actress: Sandra Bullock for The Blind Side

    Best Adapted Screenplay: Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner for Up in the Air

    Best Animated Feature Film: Pete Docter for Up

    Best Animated Short Film: Javier Recio Gracia for The Lady and the Reaper

    Best Art Direction: Rick Carter, Robert Stromberg, and Kim Sinclair for Avatar

    Best Cinematography: Mauro Fiore for Avatar

    Best Costume Design: Monique Prudhomme for The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

    Best Director: James Cameron for Avatar

    Best Documentary Feature: Robert Kenner and Elise Pearlstein for Food, Inc.

    Best Documentary Short Subject: Jon Alpert and Matthew O'Neill for China's Unnatural Disaster: The Tears of Sichuan Province

    Best Film Editing: Stephen Rivkin, John Refoua, and James Cameron for Avatar

    Best Foreign Language Film: Ajami - Israel

    Best Live Action Short Film: Luke Doolan and Drew Bailey for Miracle Fish

    Best Makeup: Jon Henry Gordon and Jenny Shircore for The Young Victoria

    Best Original Score: James Horner for Avatar

    Best Original Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino for Inglourious Basterds

    Best Original Song: Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett: "The Weary Kind" from Crazy Heart

    Best Picture: James Cameron and Jon Landau for Avatar

    Best Sound Editing: Christopher Boyes and Gwendolyn Yates Whittle for Avatar

    Best Sound Mixing: Christopher Boyes, Gary Summers, Andy Nelson, and Tony Johnson for Avatar

    Best Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer for The Last Station

    Best Supporting Actress: Mo'Nique for Precious

    Best Visual Effects: Joe Letteri, Stephen Rosenbaum, Richard Baneham, and Andrew R. Jones for Avatar

    Word.
     
  10. 63dot macrumors 603

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    One prediction:

    Two truly great movies up for Best Oscar won't win:

    District 9 was just too gross.

    Hurt Locker too disturbing.

    With District 9, the gore was not the key issue here, but showing how some seemingly gross aliens had "humanity", and how us humans were the ugly ones.

    With Hurt Locker, director Kathryn Bigelow didn't feel any war movie ever created the true horror of war, and she made her masterpiece which is perhaps the most terrifying movie I have seen in years. Part The Shining and part Blair Witch Project, this movie is so visceral it tries to put you into the shoes of the actors. It's not just the war scenes, but the scene where the PTSD soldier has to buy a box of cereal or talk to his infant son spoke volumes.
     
  11. JNB macrumors 604

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    I predict:

    • The telecast will preempt something far more interesting.
    • A popcorn flick which has no redeeming qualities save grossing a buttload of money will win an award or awards, and be hence deemed a "classic".
    • A thoughtful, well-written, and well-acted film will be utterly overlooked, people will note that it's a shame, and promptly forget it existed.
    • An awardee or awardees will not be able to resist the temptation to make a "statement" about a cause once read about on a website.
    • It will be generally agreed that Billy Crystal should host in perpetuity, if only to prevent a repeat of the David Letterman "Oprah, Uma" bomb.
    • While the attire will be ostentatious and generally tacky, there will sadly be no "malfunctions" to enjoy on YouTube later.
    • When it is over, a streaker running behind David Niven will still remain the most memorable Oscar Moment™.
     
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    This is the year I reclaim my crown.

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    Best Actor: Jeff Bridges for Crazy Heart

    Best Actress: Meryl Streep for Julie & Julia

    Best Adapted Screenplay: Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner for Up in the Air

    Best Animated Feature Film: Pete Docter for Up

    Best Animated Short Film: Nick Park for A Matter of Loaf and Death

    Best Art Direction: Rick Carter, Robert Stromberg, and Kim Sinclair for Avatar

    Best Cinematography: Mauro Fiore for Avatar

    Best Costume Design: Sandy Powell for The Young Victoria

    Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow for The Hurt Locker

    Best Documentary Feature: Anders Ostergaard and Lise Lense-Moller for Burma VJ

    Best Documentary Short Subject: Jon Alpert and Matthew O'Neill for China's Unnatural Disaster: The Tears of Sichuan Province

    Best Film Editing: Stephen Rivkin, John Refoua, and James Cameron for Avatar

    Best Foreign Language Film: The White Ribbon - Germany

    Best Live Action Short Film: Gregg Helvey for Kavi

    Best Makeup: Jon Henry Gordon and Jenny Shircore for The Young Victoria

    Best Original Score: James Horner for Avatar

    Best Original Score: Michael Giacchino for Up

    Best Original Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino for Inglourious Basterds

    Best Original Song: Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett: "The Weary Kind" from Crazy Heart

    Best Picture: Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal, Nicolas Chartier, and Greg Shapiro for The Hurt Locker

    Best Sound Editing: Christopher Boyes and Gwendolyn Yates Whittle for Avatar

    Best Sound Mixing: Christopher Boyes, Gary Summers, Andy Nelson, and Tony Johnson for Avatar

    Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz for Inglourious Basterds

    Best Supporting Actress: Mo'Nique for Precious

    Best Visual Effects: Joe Letteri, Stephen Rosenbaum, Richard Baneham, and Andrew R. Jones for Avatar
     
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    Does that mean that if there's an uncontested election then the winner doesn't win? :p

    As it turned out, there was no bragging-rights prize for the first contest anyway.
     
  14. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    I don't follow any of this stuff so I'll probably lose, but I'll give it a shot :p

    --- MacRumors Oscar Ballot ---

    Best Actor: Morgan Freeman for Invictus

    Best Actress: Sandra Bullock for The Blind Side

    Best Adapted Screenplay: Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell for District 9

    Best Animated Feature Film: Wes Anderson for Fantastic Mr. Fox

    Best Animated Short Film: Javier Recio Gracia for The Lady and the Reaper

    Best Art Direction: Rick Carter, Robert Stromberg, and Kim Sinclair for Avatar

    Best Cinematography: Mauro Fiore for Avatar

    Best Costume Design: Sandy Powell for The Young Victoria

    Best Director: James Cameron for Avatar

    Best Documentary Feature: Anders Ostergaard and Lise Lense-Moller for Burma VJ

    Best Documentary Short Subject: Jon Alpert and Matthew O'Neill for China's Unnatural Disaster: The Tears of Sichuan Province

    Best Film Editing: Stephen Rivkin, John Refoua, and James Cameron for Avatar

    Best Foreign Language Film: The White Ribbon - Germany

    Best Live Action Short Film: Luke Doolan and Drew Bailey for Miracle Fish

    Best Makeup: Barney Burman, Mindy Hall, and Joel Harlow for Star Trek

    Best Original Score: Michael Giacchino for Up

    Best Original Screenplay: Bob Peterson, Pete Docter, and Tom McCarthy for Up

    Best Original Song: Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett: "The Weary Kind" from Crazy Heart

    Best Picture: James Cameron and Jon Landau for Avatar

    Best Sound Editing: Mark Stoeckinger and Alan Rankin for Star Trek

    Best Sound Mixing: Christopher Boyes, Gary Summers, Andy Nelson, and Tony Johnson for Avatar

    Best Supporting Actor: Matt Damon for Invictus

    Best Supporting Actress: Penelope Cruz for Nine

    Best Visual Effects: Joe Letteri, Stephen Rosenbaum, Richard Baneham, and Andrew R. Jones for Avatar
     
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    Best Actor: Morgan Freeman for Invictus

    Best Actress: Gabourey Sidibe for Precious

    Best Adapted Screenplay: Geoffrey Fletcher for Precious

    Best Animated Feature Film: Pete Docter for Up

    Best Animated Short Film: Nick Park for A Matter of Loaf and Death

    Best Art Direction: Sarah Greenwood and Katie Spencer for Sherlock Holmes

    Best Cinematography: Bruno Delbonnel for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

    Best Costume Design: Sandy Powell for The Young Victoria

    Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow for The Hurt Locker

    Best Documentary Feature: Rebecca Cammisa for Which Way Home

    Best Documentary Short Subject: Bartek Konopka and Anna Wydra for Rabbit a la Berlin

    Best Film Editing: Bob Murawski and Chris Innis for The Hurt Locker

    Best Foreign Language Film: The White Ribbon - Germany

    Best Live Action Short Film: Best Live Action Short Film: Joachim Back and Tivi Magnusson for The New Tenants

    Best Makeup: Barney Burman, Mindy Hall, and Joel Harlow for Star Trek

    Best Original Score: James Horner for Avatar

    Best Original Screenplay: Bob Peterson, Pete Docter, and Tom McCarthy for Up

    Best Original Song: Randy Newman: "Almost There" from The Princess and the Frog

    Best Picture: James Cameron and Jon Landau for Avatar

    Best Sound Editing: Mark Stoeckinger and Alan Rankin for Star Trek

    Best Sound Mixing: Christopher Boyes, Gary Summers, Andy Nelson, and Tony Johnson for Avatar

    Best Supporting Actor: Matt Damon for Invictus

    Best Supporting Actress: Mo'Nique for Precious

    Best Visual Effects: Joe Letteri, Stephen Rosenbaum, Richard Baneham, and Andrew R. Jones for Avatar
     
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    Best Actor: Jeff Bridges for Crazy Heart

    Best Actress: Sandra Bullock for The Blind Side

    Best Adapted Screenplay: Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner for Up in the Air

    Best Animated Feature Film: Pete Docter for Up

    Best Animated Short Film: Nick Park for A Matter of Loaf and Death

    Best Art Direction: Rick Carter, Robert Stromberg, and Kim Sinclair for Avatar

    Best Cinematography: Mauro Fiore for Avatar

    Best Costume Design: Janet Patterson for Bright Star

    Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow for The Hurt Locker

    Best Documentary Feature: The Cove

    Best Documentary Short Subject: Jon Alpert and Matthew O'Neill for China's Unnatural Disaster: The Tears of Sichuan Province

    Best Film Editing: Stephen Rivkin, John Refoua, and James Cameron for Avatar

    Best Foreign Language Film: The White Ribbon - Germany

    Best Live Action Short Film: Patrik Eklund and Mathias Fjellstrom for Instead of Abracadabra

    Best Makeup: Barney Burman, Mindy Hall, and Joel Harlow for Star Trek

    Best Original Score: Michael Giacchino for Up

    Best Original Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino for Inglourious Basterds

    Best Original Song: Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett: "The Weary Kind" from Crazy Heart

    Best Picture: Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal, Nicolas Chartier, and Greg Shapiro for The Hurt Locker

    Best Sound Editing: Christopher Boyes and Gwendolyn Yates Whittle for Avatar

    Best Sound Mixing: Christopher Boyes, Gary Summers, Andy Nelson, and Tony Johnson for Avatar

    Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz for Inglourious Basterds

    Best Supporting Actress: Mo'Nique for Precious

    Best Visual Effects: Joe Letteri, Stephen Rosenbaum, Richard Baneham, and Andrew R. Jones for Avatar
     
  17. obeygiant macrumors 68040

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    Music (Original Score): Avatar, James Horner
    Animated Feature Film: Up, Pete Docter
    Costume Design: Nine, Colleen Atwood
    Writing (Original Screenplay): Inglourious Basterds, Written by Quentin Tarantino
    Actress in a Leading Role: Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side
    Visual Effects: Avatar, Joe Letteri, Stephen Rosenbaum, Richard Baneham and Andrew R. Jones
    Cinematography: Avatar, Mauro Fiore
    Film Editing: District 9, Julian Clarke
    Sound Mixing: Avatar, Christopher Boyes, Gary Summers, Andy Nelson and Tony Johnson
    Art Direction: Avatar, Art Direction: Rick Carter and Robert Stromberg; Set Decoration: Kim Sinclair
    Best Picture: Avatar, James Cameron and Jon Landau, Producers
    Short Film (Animated): A Matter of Loaf and Death, Nick Park
    Actor in a Leading Role: Jeff Bridges, Crazy Heart
    Documentary (Feature): Food, Inc., Robert Kenner and Elise Pearlstein
    Sound Editing: Avatar, Christopher Boyes and Gwendolyn Yates Whittle
    Makeup: Star Trek, Barney Burman, Mindy Hall and Joel Harlow
    Actress in a Supporting Role: Mo’Nique, Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire
    Actor in a Supporting Role: Christopher Plummer, The Last Station
    Foreign Language Film: Ajami, Israel
    Documentary (Short Subject): The Last Campaign of Governor Booth Gardner, Daniel Junge and Henry Ansbacher
    Music (Original Song): Almost There, from “The Princess and the Frog” Music and Lyric by Randy Newman
    Writing (Adapted Screenplay): Up in the Air, Screenplay by Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner
    Short Film (Live Action): The Door, Juanita Wilson and James Flynn
    Directing: Avatar, James Cameron
     
  18. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    Best Actor: Jeremy Renner for The Hurt Locker

    Best Actress: Gabourey Sidibe for Precious

    Best Adapted Screenplay: Nick Hornby for An Education

    Best Animated Feature Film: Wes Anderson for Fantastic Mr. Fox

    Best Animated Short Film: Nick Park for A Matter of Loaf and Death

    Best Art Direction: Rick Carter, Robert Stromberg, and Kim Sinclair for Avatar

    Best Cinematography: Christian Berger for The White Ribbon - Germany

    Best Costume Design: Colleen Atwood for Nine

    Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow for The Hurt Locker

    Best Documentary Feature: The Cove

    Best Documentary Short Subject: Jon Alpert and Matthew O'Neill for China's Unnatural Disaster: The Tears of Sichuan Province

    Best Film Editing: Bob Murawski and Chris Innis for The Hurt Locker

    Best Foreign Language Film: A Prophet - France

    Best Live Action Short Film: Joachim Back and Tivi Magnusson for The New Tenants

    Best Makeup: Barney Burman, Mindy Hall, and Joel Harlow for Star Trek

    Best Original Score: Marco Beltrami and Buck Sanders for The Hurt Locker

    Best Original Screenplay: Mark Boal for The Hurt Locker

    Best Original Song: Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett: "The Weary Kind" from Crazy Heart

    Best Picture: Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal, Nicolas Chartier, and Greg Shapiro for The Hurt Locker

    Best Sound Editing: Wylie Stateman for Inglourious Basterds

    Best Sound Mixing: Paul N.J. Ottosson and Ray Beckett for The Hurt Locker

    Best Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer for The Last Station

    Best Supporting Actress: Penelope Cruz for Nine

    Best Visual Effects: Joe Letteri, Stephen Rosenbaum, Richard Baneham, and Andrew R. Jones for Avatar


    While I don't agree with all of these predictions that is how I think they will fall, actually I think Avatar will get more but I am hoping that the powers that be see my post and decide to change their mind.

    I haven't had the chance to see all of these films (and some of them I want to avoid) but have the remaining few penciled in for later this month and early next

    Das Weisse Band is a truely brilliant film. Highly recommended although not for kids or those who need cheering up. In a way like "The Cove" however both totally different films.

    I also thought District 9 was a better film than Avatar but feel that Avatar will get more Oscars.
     
  19. Doctor Q thread starter Administrator

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    I'm in a hotel room on vacation but realized I had to make up my mind and vote before my own midnight deadline! I liked Avatar much better than The Hurt Locker but I'm voting for what I think will win, not what I want to see win.

    If you get a chance, see "The Door" (nominted for Live Action Short Film). I saw all five in that category and that's the one I recommend.


    --- MacRumors Oscar Ballot ---

    Best Actor: Jeff Bridges for Crazy Heart

    Best Actress: Sandra Bullock for The Blind Side

    Best Adapted Screenplay: Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner for Up in the Air

    Best Animated Feature Film: Pete Docter for Up

    Best Animated Short Film: Nick Park for A Matter of Loaf and Death

    Best Art Direction: Rick Carter, Robert Stromberg, and Kim Sinclair for Avatar

    Best Cinematography: Mauro Fiore for Avatar

    Best Costume Design: Sandy Powell for The Young Victoria

    Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow for The Hurt Locker

    Best Documentary Feature: The Cove

    Best Documentary Short Subject: Jon Alpert and Matthew O'Neill for China's Unnatural Disaster: The Tears of Sichuan Province

    Best Film Editing: Bob Murawski and Chris Innis for The Hurt Locker

    Best Foreign Language Film: The White Ribbon - Germany

    Best Live Action Short Film: Juanita Wilson and James Flynn for The Door

    Best Makeup: Barney Burman, Mindy Hall, and Joel Harlow for Star Trek

    Best Original Score: Michael Giacchino for Up

    Best Original Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino for Inglourious Basterds

    Best Original Song: Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett: "The Weary Kind" from Crazy Heart

    Best Picture: Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal, Nicolas Chartier, and Greg Shapiro for The Hurt Locker

    Best Sound Editing: Christopher Boyes and Gwendolyn Yates Whittle for Avatar

    Best Sound Mixing: Christopher Boyes, Gary Summers, Andy Nelson, and Tony Johnson for Avatar

    Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz for Inglourious Basterds

    Best Supporting Actress: Mo'Nique for Precious

    Best Visual Effects: Joe Letteri, Stephen Rosenbaum, Richard Baneham, and Andrew R. Jones for Avatar
     
  20. redAPPLE macrumors 68030

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    Best Actor: Jeff Bridges for Crazy Heart

    Best Actress: Sandra Bullock for The Blind Side

    Best Adapted Screenplay: Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner for Up in the Air

    Best Animated Feature Film: Pete Docter for Up

    Best Animated Short Film: Nick Park for A Matter of Loaf and Death

    Best Art Direction: Rick Carter, Robert Stromberg, and Kim Sinclair for Avatar

    Best Cinematography: Christian Berger for The White Ribbon - Germany

    Best Costume Design: Monique Prudhomme for The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

    Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow for The Hurt Locker

    Best Documentary Feature: Judith Ehrlich and Rick Goldsmith for The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers

    Best Documentary Short Subject: Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert for The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant

    Best Film Editing: Bob Murawski and Chris Innis for The Hurt Locker

    Best Foreign Language Film: The White Ribbon - Germany

    Best Live Action Short Film: Luke Doolan and Drew Bailey for Miracle Fish

    Best Makeup: Barney Burman, Mindy Hall, and Joel Harlow for Star Trek


    Best Original Score: James Horner for Avatar

    Best Original Screenplay: Mark Boal for The Hurt Locker

    Best Original Song: Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett: "The Weary Kind" from Crazy Heart

    Best Picture: Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal, Nicolas Chartier, and Greg Shapiro for The Hurt Locker

    Best Sound Editing: Wylie Stateman for Inglourious Basterds


    Best Sound Mixing: Christopher Boyes, Gary Summers, Andy Nelson, and Tony Johnson for Avatar

    Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz for Inglourious Basterds

    Best Supporting Actress: Mo'Nique for Precious


    Best Visual Effects: Joe Letteri, Stephen Rosenbaum, Richard Baneham, and Andrew R. Jones for Avatar

    __________________
     
  21. str1f3 macrumors 68000

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    I predict I won't get a chance to view the Oscars because Cablevision & ABC are in dispute. ABC is currently off the air.
     
  22. mysterytramp macrumors 65816

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    Best Actor: Jeff Bridges for Crazy Heart

    Best Actress: Meryl Streep for Julie & Julia

    Best Adapted Screenplay: Geoffrey Fletcher for Precious

    Best Animated Feature Film: Pete Docter for Up

    Best Animated Short Film: Nick Park for A Matter of Loaf and Death

    Best Art Direction: Rick Carter, Robert Stromberg, and Kim Sinclair for Avatar

    Best Cinematography: Barry Ackroyd for The Hurt Locker

    Best Costume Design: Sandy Powell for The Young Victoria

    Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow for The Hurt Locker

    Best Documentary Feature: Judith Ehrlich and Rick Goldsmith for The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers

    Best Documentary Short Subject: Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert for The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant

    Best Film Editing: Stephen Rivkin, John Refoua, and James Cameron for Avatar

    Best Foreign Language Film: Ajami - Israel

    Best Live Action Short Film: Luke Doolan and Drew Bailey for Miracle Fish

    Best Makeup: Barney Burman, Mindy Hall, and Joel Harlow for Star Trek

    Best Original Score: Michael Giacchino for Up

    Best Original Screenplay: Mark Boal for The Hurt Locker

    Best Original Song: Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett: "The Weary Kind" from Crazy Heart

    Best Picture: Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal, Nicolas Chartier, and Greg Shapiro for The Hurt Locker

    Best Sound Editing: Christopher Boyes and Gwendolyn Yates Whittle for Avatar

    Best Sound Mixing: Christopher Boyes, Gary Summers, Andy Nelson, and Tony Johnson for Avatar

    Best Supporting Actor: Woody Harrelson for The Messenger

    Best Supporting Actress: Maggie Gyllenhaal for Crazy Heart

    Best Visual Effects: Joe Letteri, Stephen Rosenbaum, Richard Baneham, and Andrew R. Jones for Avatar
     
  23. RudyGrow macrumors regular

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    Best Actor: Jeremy Renner for The Hurt Locker

    Best Actress: Sandra Bullock for The Blind Side

    Best Adapted Screenplay: Geoffrey Fletcher for Precious

    Best Animated Feature Film: Pete Docter for Up

    Best Animated Short Film: Javier Recio Gracia for The Lady and the Reaper

    Best Art Direction: John Myhre and Gordon Sim for Nine

    Best Cinematography: Barry Ackroyd for The Hurt Locker

    Best Costume Design: Colleen Atwood for Nine

    Best Director: James Cameron for Avatar

    Best Documentary: RObert Kenner and Elise Pearlstein for Food Inc.

    Best Documentary Short Subject: Jon Alpert and Matthew O'Neill for China's Unnatural Disaster: The Tears of Sichuan Province

    Best Film Editing: Stephen Rivkin, John Refoua, and James Cameron for Avatar

    Best Foreign Language Film: The Milk of Sorrow - Peru

    Best Live Action Short Film: Juanita Wilson and James Flynn for The Door

    Best Makeup: Barney Burman, Mindy Hall, and Joel Harlow for Star Trek

    Best Original Score: James Horner for Avatar

    Best Original Screenplay: Mark Boal for The Hurt Locker

    Best Original Song: Maury Yeston: "Take it All" from Nine

    Best Picture: Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal, Nicolas Chartier, and Greg Shapiro for The Hurt Locker

    Best Sound Editing: Mark Stoeckinger and Alan Rankin for Star Trek

    Best Sound Mixing: Christopher Boyes, Gary Summers, Andy Nelson, and Tony Johnson for Avatar

    Best Supporting Actor: Stanley Tucci for The Lovely Bones

    Best Supporting Actress: Mo'Nique for Precious

    Best Visual Effects: Joe Letteri, Stephen Rosenbaum, Richard Baneham, and Andrew R. Jones for Avatar

    Nine and The Hurt Locker will win the most.
     
  24. Doctor Q thread starter Administrator

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    I'll be on a flight during the broadcast. I guess the pilot will be watching the show, since planes mostly fly themselves right? Maybe he/she will tell us how it turns out. :rolleyes:
     
  25. Veldek macrumors 68000

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    --- MacRumors Oscar Ballot ---

    Best Actor: Jeff Bridges for Crazy Heart

    Best Actress: Sandra Bullock for The Blind Side

    Best Adapted Screenplay: Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell for District 9

    Best Animated Feature Film: Pete Docter for Up

    Best Animated Short Film: Nick Park for A Matter of Loaf and Death

    Best Art Direction: Rick Carter, Robert Stromberg, and Kim Sinclair for Avatar

    Best Cinematography: Christian Berger for The White Ribbon - Germany

    Best Costume Design: Catherine Leterrier for Coco before Chanel

    Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow for The Hurt Locker

    Best Documentary Feature: Anders Ostergaard and Lise Lense-Moller for Burma VJ

    Best Documentary Short Subject: Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert for The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant

    Best Film Editing: Bob Murawski and Chris Innis for The Hurt Locker

    Best Foreign Language Film: The White Ribbon - Germany

    Best Live Action Short Film: Joachim Back and Tivi Magnusson for The New Tenants

    Best Makeup: Jon Henry Gordon and Jenny Shircore for The Young Victoria

    Best Original Score: Michael Giacchino for Up

    Best Original Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino for Inglourious Basterds

    Best Original Song: Maury Yeston: "Take It All" from Nine

    Best Picture: James Cameron and Jon Landau for Avatar

    Best Sound Editing: Michael Silvers and Tom Myers for Up

    Best Sound Mixing: Anna Behlmer, Andy Nelson, and Peter J. Devlin for Star Trek

    Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz for Inglourious Basterds

    Best Supporting Actress: Penelope Cruz for Nine

    Best Visual Effects: Joe Letteri, Stephen Rosenbaum, Richard Baneham, and Andrew R. Jones for Avatar
     

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