Oscars 2010: winners and wish list guide

It’s the week of the 82nd Academy Awards and guessing, predicting, wishing and knowing who will bag that career changing gold statuette is forever keeping us entertainment folks busy in Hollywood. If you believe that you probably also believe that the Oscars is a fair race. Wish lists and predictions are often completely different animals when it comes to Academy Award winners. Much of it is spin of course; for instance, pitting The Hurt Locker and Avatar as a 21st century battle between David and Goliath.
I don’t know what is with the Academy Awards but whenever a Brit is nominated the competition turns into a nationalist Olympic fight and I will be the first to admit that sometimes these biases get in the way of solid reporting. But as this falls into the wish list category then I am saved.
The following are my predictions and wish list  winners of this years main awards:
Best Picture:
Winner: Avatar
Wish: District 9
Actor in a Leading Role:

Winner: Jeff Bridges “Crazy Heart”
Wish: Colin Firth “A Single Man”

Actor in a Supporting Role:

Winner: Christopher Waltz “Inglourious Basterds”
Wish: Christopher Waltz “Inglourious Basterds”

Actress in a Leading Role:
Winner: Sandra Bullock “The Blind Side”
Wish: Sandra Bullock “The Blind Side”

Actress in a Supporting Role:
Winner: Mo’Nique “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire”
Wish: Vera Farmiga “Up in the Air”

Winner: Kathryn Bigelow “The Hurt Locker”
Wish: Kathryn Bigelow “The Hurt Locker”

Writing (Adapted Screenplay):
Winner: “Up in the Air”, Screenplay by Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner
Wish: “District 9”, Written by Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell“

Writing (Original Screenplay):
Winner: “The Hurt Locker”, Written by Mark Boal“
Wish: Inglourious Basterds”, Written by Quentin Tarantino

Animated Feature Film:

Winner: “Up” Peter Docter

Wish: “Up” Peter Docter

Documentary (Feature):
Winner: “The Cove”, Louie Pshihoyos
Wish: “The Cove”, Louie Pshihoyos and “Food, Inc.”, Robert Kenner and Elise Pearlstein

Foreign Language Film:
Winner: The White Ribbon – Germany
Wish: The White Ribbon – Germany

Inside Hollywood Examiner

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