January 25, 2010

It's New Prediction day at The Awards Circuit!

Indeed, Clayton has updated all of his official predictions. Start with Best Picture here, and work your way through all of them. Be sure to let us know what you think!
We also have updated staff predictions, so go here and see how everyone here at The Awards Circuit sees the nominations shaking out.
John Foote also has an article on the best male performances of the decade. It's another great read, so go here and check that out!
-Thoughts on the new predictions and article?


  1. The technical categories haven't been updated even though it says "Updated"

  2. Following the article's lead, I'll do my Top 15 Lead Male Performances of the Decade.

    1. Daniel Day-Lewis - There Will Be Blood
    2. Russell Crowe - A Beautiful Mind
    3. Johnny Depp - Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl
    4. Leonardo DiCaprio - The Departed
    5. Sean Penn - Mystic River
    6. Heath Ledger - Brokeback Mountain
    7. Casey Affleck - The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
    8. Matt Damon - The Informant!
    9. George Clooney - Up in the Air
    10. Bill Murray - Lost in Translation
    11. Johnny Depp - Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
    12. Tom Hanks - Road to Perdition
    13. Johnny Depp - Finding Neverland
    14. Brad Pitt - The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
    15. Mickey Rourke - The Wrestler

    Honorable Mentions:
    Clint Eastwood - Million Dollar Baby
    Leonardo DiCaprio - The Aviator
    Colin Farrell - In Bruges
    Colin Firth - A Single Man

  3. They were updated...Foreign Film was updated, the rest have stayed the same in Clayton's eyes

  4. OK, this is what I want to say:
    I think theres kinda not much to say/update about the predictions unless very very few changes... and I agree in almost everything but regarding Best Actress:Sandra Bullock winning?? wont the Academy loose a bit of credibilty?? ... I mean if there werent in her way a Overdue Meryl Streep or a Breakthrough and more complex role of Carey Mulligan in AE, it will be reasonable... her performance is not the best, im starting to think: can this camaraderie among actors can affect the result? (today for you, tomorrow for me)

  5. Just curious why you're not predicting 'a Matter of Loaf and Death' to win best animated short. Wallace and Gromit have won every time they've been nominated the last 15 years (that's 3/3) and, honestly, 'Partly Cloudy' isn't Pixar's greatest work. Just a thought....

  6. I saw District 9 just recently and while it was very different to the usual "aliens" film, I don't know if I can see it in the top ten, particularly over something like The Hangover, which was so popular. As you said, Avatar may pull the sci-fi vote so a second film may be stretching it. I don't even know what to make of the idea of Star Trek possibly getting in there.

  7. Being a film score geek to the extreme, and having a collection of over hundreds and hundreds of different scores, a fantastic website dedicated to the art of film music put up this note which, word for word, describes EXACTLY how I feel about the Best Original Score oscar.


    Just curious as to the opinions of the fine bloggers here at Awards Circuit. :)

  8. And thank you for the updates, by the way, this race is getting incredibly interesting.

  9. Thanks for the link Anthony! I love film scores, and a decision over which film to watch has often fallen to who the composer is. I really admire a film as a whole, and sometimes when I just can't decide whether to watc A or B, it's down to the score, director, supporting actor, writer etc.