After watching the Golden Globes this Sunday, X17online has decided to predict the principal nominees for the upcoming 82nd Academy Awards!
The actual nominees will be announced on February 2, 2010.
BEST PICTURE - There will be ten nominees this year, so watch out! You can probably expect Avatar, The Hurt Locker, Inglourious Basterds, Precious, Up, Up in the Air and maybe even Nine... but what about box office hits like Star Trek and the MJ doc This Is It? Not to mention indie winners like District 9 or the star-studded drama Brothers.
BEST ACTOR - Jeff Bridges from Crazy Heart feels like the winner here, but George Clooney from Up in the Air and Jeremy Renner from The Hurt Locker will likely get noms. Then there's indie faves Colin Firth for A Single Man and Viggo Mortensen for The Road. Personally, I think Joseph Gordon-Levitt should get a nomination for (500) Days of Summer, but I know he won't!
BEST ACTRESS - It's Meryl Streep in Julie & Julia versus Sandra Bullock in The Blind Side. Oh, and the lovely Carey Mulligan for An Education, but she won't win. Who's your pick - Meryl or Sandra? I think it's Sandra's year!
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR - I think it's down to Matt Damon in Invictus (he's never won an acting Oscar) and Christoph Waltz in Inglourious Basterds. Also, a shout out to the great Stanley Tucci who creeped everyone out in The Lovely Bones.
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS - Vera Farmiga and Anna Kendrick will cancel each other out, sadly, for Up in the Air, leaving Mo'Nique to win for Precious. Still, I'm hoping for Anna!
BEST DIRECTOR - James Cameron for Avatar, hands down. Also in the running? Kathryn Bigelow for The Hurt Locker, Jason Reitman for Up in the Air and Quentin Tarantino - who should win - for Inglourious Basterds. Oh, and maybe they'll give Clint Eastwood a nod for Invictus... he always gets nominated!
But the question on everyone's mind is, will Avatar win Best Picture at the Academy Awards, just like it did at the Golden Globes? Does James Cameron have another Titanic on his hands?
And more importantly, does it deserve to win???