Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York


Best Picture:
Will Win: "Avatar"
Should Win: "A Serious Man"

Best Director:
Will Win: Kathryn Bigelow, "The Hurt Locker"
Should Win: Kathryn Bigelow, "The Hurt Locker"

Best Actor:
Will Win: Jeff Bridges, "Crazy Heart"
Should Win: George Clooney, "Up in the Air"

Best Actress:
Will Win: Sandra Bullock, "The Blind Side"
Should Win: Meryl Streep, "Julie & Julia"

Best Supporting Actor:
Will Win: Christoph Waltz, "Inglourious Basterds"
Should Win: Woody Harrelson, "The Messenger"

Best Supporting Actress:
Will Win: Mo'Nique, "Precious"
Should Win: Vera Farmiga, "Up in the Air"

Best Original Screenplay:
Will Win: "Inglourious Basterds"
Should Win: "A Serious Man"

Best Adapted Screenplay:
Will Win: "Up in the Air"
Should Win: "Up in the Air"

Best Animated Feature:
Will Win: "Up"
Should Win: "The Secret of Kells"

Best Doc Feature:
Will Win: "The Cove"
Should Win: "The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers"

Best Foreign Film:
Will Win: "Ajami"
Should Win: "A Prophet" (but this is an extremely worthy field of contenders)

Best Cinematography:
Will Win: "The White Ribbon"
Should Win: "The White Ribbon"

Best Art Direction:
Will Win: "Avatar"
Should Win: "Avatar"