Tuesday 2 March 2010

News: Oscar Picks


Your friends Count Vardulon and The Divemistress have been invited to participate in VoucherCodes' Oscar Sweepstakes.  VoucherCodes is a money-saving website out of London, and they offer loads of coupons.  As you can imagine, a fair bit of money is up for grabs, so The Count and The DM put their heads together and came up with the picks below.  We'll find out soon if the two are really as smart as they claim.  Meantime, take a gander at the competition.

Actor in a Leading Role

  • Morgan Freeman in “Invictus”

Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Christoph Waltz in “Inglourious Basterds”

Actress in a Leading Role

  • Meryl Streep in “Julie & Julia”

Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Maggie Gyllenhaal in “Crazy Heart”

Animated Feature Film

  • Up” Pete Docter

Art Direction

  • Avatar” Art Direction: Rick Carter and Robert Stromberg; Set Decoration: Kim Sinclair


  • Inglourious Basterds” Robert Richardson


  • The Hurt Locker” Kathryn Bigelow

Film Editing

  • Avatar” Stephen Rivkin, John Refoua and James Cameron

Best Picture

  • Avatar” James Cameron and Jon Landau, Producers

Short Film (Animated)

  • Logorama” Nicolas Schmerkin

Sound Editing

  • Avatar” Christopher Boyes and Gwendolyn Yates Whittle

Sound Mixing

  • Avatar” Christopher Boyes, Gary Summers, Andy Nelson and Tony Johnson

Visual Effects

  • Avatar” Joe Letteri, Stephen Rosenbaum, Richard Baneham and Andrew R. Jones

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

  • Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire” Screenplay by Geoffrey Fletcher

Writing (Original Screenplay)

  • The Hurt Locker” Written by Mark Boal

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