On February 7th below is what I posted as the Academy Award Winners — however I sense there will be a slight change – although I stlll feel a possible tie with Sandra and Merel, Sandra has the edge because this may be her only nomination ever, and Merel will be back next year, and the next, with possible nominations. The change I see is Best Director. I sense that Avatar and James Cameron will be passed over. You know that this award is more political than not. I announced with the Cancer Eclipse on New Year’s Eve that this is the year for women. Kathryn Bigelow may be the FIRST woman ever to win Best Director, and her film The Hurt Locker will take Best Picture. By tomorrow morning we’ll know how close I came when I projected these wins the day they announced the nominees.
Everyone wants to be his “BABY.”
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I usually don’t do this on my website—but thought it might be fun. Here are the winners who will be announced on March 7th, 2010 in Los Angeles—and before the voting has begun! (I am usually about 80% right.)
BEST PICTURE = “The Hurt Locker“
BEST ACTOR – Jeff Bridges = “Crazy Heart“
BEST ACTRESS – Sandra Bullock = “The Blind Side”
Merel Streep – Julia & Julie
THERE COULD BE A TIE
It doesn’t happen often, but a tie is “allowed” at the Oscars.
The 1968 Oscar awards ceremony was noteable for producing the only tie in votes for Best Actress, resulting in 2 female acting Oscar awards for Best Actress being presented. The tie for Best Actress occurred between KATHERINE HEPBURN (for “The Lion In Winter“) and BARBARA STREISAND (for “Funny Girl“).
The only other tie in votes for acting occurred in the 1931/2 awards season (some five years before separate Oscars were created for supporting roles). The 1931/2 tie occurred between FREDERICK MARCH (for “Dr.Jekyll And Mr.Hyde“) and WALLACE BEERY (for “The Champ“).
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR – Christoph Waltz = “Inglourious Basterds”
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS – Mo’Nique = “Precious”
BEST DIRECTOR – James Cameron = “Avatar” – (3-5-2010) REVISED TO Kathryn Bigelow “The Hurt Locker”
“Up” BEST ANIMATED FILM Pete Docter