82nd Academy Awards: Picks and Predictions

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On March 7, millions will be watching as an array of mainstream sensations, independent hits, accomplished thespians and devoted filmmakers assemble for the Academy Awards. From memorable acceptance speeches to disappointing upsets, the Oscars have generated lively discussions on the merits of mainstream American cinema, and this year's ceremony looks to accomplish the same.The 82nd rendition of the Oscars comes with one major makeover. Returning to a format discontinued in 1943, the Academy has expanded the Best Picture category from five to 10 films, widening the playing field. The result makes for the most fascinating array of nominees in years: Among them stands a visionary space opera, a bombastic WWII revenge fantasy, a riveting war picture and a corporate parable for our times, each extraordinary feats in their own regard.

-David Liu

BEST PICTURE

Hayley Hosman

Pick: A Serious Man

Prediction: Avatar

Ryan Lattanzio

Pick: A Serious Man

Prediction: The Hurt Locker

David Liu

Pick: The Hurt Locker

Prediction: Avatar

Jawad Qadir

Pick: The Hurt Locker

Prediction: The Hurt Locker

Max Siegel

Pick: The Hurt Locker

Prediction: The Hurt Locker

BEST DIRECTOR

Hayley Hosman

Pick: Quentin Tarantino, Inglourious Basterds

Prediction: James Cameron, Avatar

Ryan Lattanzio

Pick: Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker

Prediction: Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker

David Liu

Pick: Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker

Prediction: Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker

Jawad Qadir

Pick: Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker

Prediction: Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker

Max Siegel

Pick: James Cameron, Avatar

Prediction: Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker

BEST ACTOR

Hayley Hosman

Pick: Colin Firth, A Single Man

Prediction: Jeff Bridges, Crazy Heart

Ryan Lattanzio

Pick: Colin Firth, A Single Man

Prediction: Jeff Bridges, Crazy Heart

David Liu

Pick: Colin Firth, A Single Man

Prediction: Jeff Bridges, Crazy Heart

Jawad Qadir

Pick: Jeff Bridges, Crazy Heart

Prediction: Jeff Bridges, Crazy Heart

Max Siegel

Pick: Colin Firth, A Single Man

Prediction: Jeff Bridges, Crazy Heart

BEST ACTRESS

Hayley Hosman

Pick: Carey Mulligan, An Education

Prediction: Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side

Ryan Lattanzio

Pick: Carey Mulligan, An Education

Prediction: Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side

David Liu

Pick: Carey Mulligan, An Education

Prediction: Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side

Jawad Qadir

Pick: Carey Mulligan, An Education

Prediction: Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side

Max Siegel

Pick: Gabourey Sidibe, Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire

Prediction: Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Hayley Hosman

Pick: The Messenger

Prediction: Inglourious Basterds

Ryan Lattanzio

Pick: A Serious Man

Prediction: The Hurt Locker

David Liu

Pick: Inglourious Basterds

Prediction: Inglourious Basterds

Jawad Qadir

Pick: Inglourious Basterds

Prediction: Inglourious Basterds

Max Siegel

Pick: Inglourious Basterds

Prediction: Inglourious Basterds

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Hayley Hosman

Pick: Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds

Prediction: Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds

Ryan Lattanzio

Pick: Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds

Prediction: Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds

David Liu

Pick: Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds

Prediction: Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds

Jawad Qadir

Pick: Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds

Prediction: Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds

Max Siegel

Pick: Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds

Prediction: Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Hayley Hosman

Pick: Mo'Nique, Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire

Prediction: Mo'Nique, Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire

Ryan Lattanzio

Pick: Vera Farmiga, Up in the Air

Prediction: Mo'Nique, Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire

David Liu

Pick: Mo'Nique, Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire

Prediction: Mo'Nique, Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire

Jawad Qadir

Pick: Mo'Nique, Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire

Prediction: Mo'Nique, Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire

Max Siegel

Pick: Mo'Nique, Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire

Prediction: Mo'Nique, Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire

BEST ANIMATED FILM

Hayley Hosman

Pick: Fantastic Mr. Fox

Prediction: Up

Ryan Lattanzio

Pick: Fantastic Mr. Fox

Prediction: Up

David Liu

Pick: Coraline

Prediction: Up

Jawad Qadir

Pick: Up

Prediction: Up

Max Siegel

Pick: Fantastic Mr. Fox

Prediction: Up

Tags: OSCARS, 82ND ACADEMY AWARDS


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