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Final Oscar Predictions

Final Oscar Predictions

I might as well just lay it on the line, even if I still feel remarkably unconfident about two categories in particular – best picture and best original screenplay. Here are my final predictions and a bit of analysis, and please don’t judge how safe I played it across the board. But to adopt a little game from Sasha Stone over at, here’s five “no guts, no glory” predictions (aka predictions you’d never risk making officially but that somewhere inside you feel there’s some slight possibility):

Gabourey Sidibe for best actress.
“In The Loop” for best adapted screenplay.
“Fantastic Mr. Fox” for best animated feature.
“Food, Inc.” for best documentary.
“Bright Star” for best costume design.

And to celebrate the first of those predictions, I’ll leave you with this wonderful (and very, very purple) collection of Gabby Sidibe’s awards season dresses that Nat Rogers at The Film Experience has put together:

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Best Picture: Avatar
Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow
Best Actor: Jeff Bridges
Best Actress: Meryl Streep
Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz
Best Supporting Actress: Mo’Nique
Best Original Screenplay: Inglourious Basterds
Best Adapted Screenplay: Up In The Air
Best Animated Feature: Up
Best Foreign Language Film: A Prophet
Best Documentary Feature: The Cove
Best Film Editing: Avatar
Best Cinematography: Avatar
Best Art Direction: The Young Victoria
Best Costume Design: The Young Victoria
Best Original Score: Up
Best Original Song: “The Weary Kind” from Crazy Heart
Best Sound Mixing: The Hurt Locker
Best Sound Editing: Avatar
Best Visual Effects: Avatar
Best Makeup: Star Trek

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