Sunday, March 07, 2010

Is it too late for Oscar predictions?

I'm watching the pre-show right now, and experiencing profound dissatisfaction with the dresses I've seen so far (Sarah Jessica Parker is particularly gruesome in what is apparently Chanel, and Charlize Theron's boob-roses are ridiculous). Well ok, Kathryn Bigelow (pictured) is a super-babe, Helen Mirren looks classy, and Tina Fey can't help being hot.

As I watch the parade of fashion, I'm overcome with regret for not having put my predictions down anywhere at all that I'll be able to point to after the fact to say "I called that" or "boy was I wrong". So, here they are for posterity, and we'll see how well I do. Full confession: many of my predictions in the lesser categories are random guesses fueled by half a bottle of Merlot, but I always trust my Oscar night intuition. I used it two years ago at an Oscar party with friends and ended up winning the pool, so, fingers crossed?

Best Picture: The Hurt Locker
Best Actor: Jeff Bridges (though I hope for Jeremy Renner, who really deserves it)
Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz
Best Actress: Sandra Bullock (I think she can't actually act, but I have a gut feeling she'll get this guy)
Best Supporting Actress: Mo'Nique
Best Animated Feature: Up (My vote is for Fantastic Mr Fox, though)
Best Art Direction: Avatar
Best Cinematography: Avatar
Best Costume Design: Coco Before Chanel
Best Director: The Hurt Locker
Best Documentary: The Cove
Best Documentary Short: Rabbit à la Berlin
Best Editing: The Hurt Locker
Best Foreign Language Film: The White Ribbon
Best Makeup: Star Trek
Best Original Score: Fantastic Mr Fox
Best Original Song: "Down in New Orleans" from The Princess and the Frog
Best Animated Short: French Roast
Best Live Action Short: Kavi
Best Sound Editing: Avatar
Best Sound Mixing: Avatar
Best Visual Effects: Avatar
Best Adapted Screenplay: Up in the Air
Best Original Screenplay: Inglorious Basterds

Post script: I'm watching with my mother, who so far has commented that Jeff Bridges sounds "like he's lost all his teeth", Sandra Bullock "looks awfully old" and one of the red carpet interviewers "needs a breast reduction". This is going to be an awesome Oscar night!


aaron said...

Two posts a year + you went with Oscar predictions, Kat? Really? Baaaaaaarf.

katarina said...

Oh, get over it. I've posted twice since then, and one of the posts had nothing at all to do with the Oscars.

aaron said...

You might as well have written about online banking.