December 31, 2009

EW's Dave Karger brings out his Oscar predictions...

...and he's usually pretty close in his picks, though this year all bets are off, especially in Best Picture. The full article with his explanations is here, but here's what he's predicting:

Best Picture
An Education
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
The Messenger
A Serious Man
Up in the Air

Best Actor
Jeff Bridges, Crazy Heart
George Clooney, Up in the Air
Colin Firth, A Single Man
Morgan Freeman, Invictus
Jeremy Renner, The Hurt Locker

Best Actress
Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side
Helen Mirren, The Last Station
Carey Mulligan, An Education
Gabourey Sidibe, Precious
Meryl Streep, Julie & Julia

Best Supporting Actor
Matt Damon, Invictus
Woody Harrelson, The Messenger
Christopher Plummer, The Last Station
Stanley Tucci, The Lovely Bones
Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds

Best Supporting Actress
Vera Farmiga, Up in the Air
Anna Kendrick, Up in the Air
Mo’Nique, Precious
Julianne Moore, A Single Man
Samantha Morton, The Messenger

Best Director
Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker
James Cameron, Avatar
Clint Eastwood, Invictus
Jason Reitman, Up in the Air
Quentin Tarantino, Inglourious Basterds

Best Original Screenplay
Mark Boal, The Hurt Locker
Joel Coen & Ethan Coen, A Serious Man
Pete Docter & Bob Peterson, Up
Scott Neustatder & Michael H. Weber, (500) Days of Summer
Quentin Tarantino, Inglourious Basterds

Best Adapted Screenplay
Wes Anderson & Noah Baumbach, Fantastic Mr. Fox
Neill Blomkamp & Terri Tatchell, District 9
Geoffrey Fletcher, Precious
Nick Hornby, An Education
Jason Reitman & Sheldon Turner, Up in the Air

-Thoughts on his predictions?


  1. I'm glad to see someone else is predicting The Messenger besides me, but overall these are very logical and safe picks, so I'd say they turn out to be 75% right...

  2. I don't think Clint will be nominated for Invictus ... other than that I think these might be closer to about 90% accurate

    Bound to be that one upset in the acting categories. It was Kruger for SAG, who will it be for OSCAR?

  3. I think he's gonna miss a few in Best Pic, one in supporting actor, maybe not Eastwood for Director, and one in Adapted screenplay.