Archive for February 2010

My 2010 Oscar Checklist

“X” marks the movies I’ve seen.
Best picture
X – “Avatar”
X – “The Hurt Locker”
X – “Precious: Based on the novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire”
X – “Up in the Air”
X – “Inglourious Basterds”
X – “Up”
X – “The Blind Side”
X – “District 9″
X – “An Education”
X – “A Serious Man”
Actor
X – George Clooney, “Up in the Air”
X – Jeff Bridges, “Crazy Heart”
X – Colin Firth, “A Single Man”
X – Morgan Freeman, “Invictus”
X – Jeremy Renner, “The Hurt Locker”
Actress
X – Meryl Streep, “Julie & Julia”
X – Sandra Bullock, “The Blind Side”
X – Gabourey Sidibe, “Precious: Based on the novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire”
X – Helen Mirren, “The Last Station”
X – Carey Mulligan, “An Education”
Supporting actor
X – Matt Damon, “Invictus”
X – Woody Harrelson, “The Messenger”
X – Christopher Plummer, “The Last Station”
X – Stanley Tucci, “The Lovely Bones”
X – Christoph Waltz, “Inglourious Basterds”
Supporting actress
X – Vera Farmiga, “Up in the Air”
X – Mo’Nique, “Precious”
X – Anna Kendrick, “Up in the Air”
X – Penelope Cruz, “Nine”
X – Maggie Gyllenhaal, “Crazy Heart”
Director
X – Quentin Tarantino, “Inglourious Basterds”
X – Kathryn Bigelow, “The Hurt Locker”
X – James Cameron, “Avatar”
X – Lee Daniels, “Precious: Based on the novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire”
X – Jason Reitman, “Up in the Air”
Animated feature
X – “Up”
X – “Coraline”
X – “Fantastic Mr. Fox”
X – “The Princess and the Frog”
X – “The Secret of Kells”
Animated Short
X – “French Roast”
X – “Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty”
X – “The Lady and the Reaper”
X – “Logorama”
X – “A Matter of Loaf and Death”
Live Action Short
   – “The Door”
   – “Instead of Abracadabra”
   – “Kavi”
   – “Miracle Fish”
   – “The New Tenants”
Original screenplay
X – “The Hurt Locker”
X – “Inglourious Basterds”
X – “The Messenger”
X – “A Serious Man”
X – “Up”
Adapted screenplay
X – “District 9″
X – “An Education”
X – “In the Loop”
X – “Precious”
X – “Up in the Air”
Best foreign-language film
   – “Ajami”
   – “El Secreto de Sus Ojos”
   – “The Milk of Sorrow”
   – “Un Prophete”
X – “The White Ribbon”
Best film editing
X – “Avatar”
X – “District 9″
X – “The Hurt Locker”
X – “Inglourious Basterds”
X – “Precious”
Best documentary feature
   – “Burma VJ”
X – “The Cove”
X – “Food, Inc.”
   – “The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers”
   – “Which Way Home”
Best documentary short
X – “China’s Unnatural Disaster: The Tears of Sichuan Province”
   – “The Last Campaign of Governor Booth Gardner”
   – “The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant”
   – “Music by Prudence”
   – “Rabbit à la Berlin”
Art direction
X – “Avatar”
X – “The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus”
X – “Nine”
X – “Sherlock Holmes”
X – “The Young Victoria
Cinematography
X – “Avatar”
X – “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”
X – “The Hurt Locker”
X – “Inglourious Basterds”
X – “The White Ribbon”
Costume
X – “Bright Star”
X – “Coco before Chanel”
X – “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus”
X – “Nine”
X – “The Young Victoria”
Original Score
X – “Avatar”
X – “Fantastic Mr. Fox”
X – “The Hurt Locker”
X – “Sherlock Holmes”
X – “Up”
Original Song
X – “Almost There” from “The Princess and the Frog”
X – “Down in New Orleans” from “The Princess and the Frog”
X – “Loin de Paname” from “Paris 36″
X – “Take It All” from “Nine”
X – “The Weary Kind (Theme from Crazy Heart)” from “Crazy Heart”
Sound Editing
X – “Avatar”
X – “The Hurt Locker”
X – “Inglourious Basterds”
X – “Star Trek”
X – “Up”
Sound Mixing
X – “Avatar”
X – “The Hurt Locker”
X – “Inglourious Basterds”
X – “Star Trek”
X – “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen”
Visual Effects
X – “Avatar”
X – “District 9″
X – “Star Trek”
Makeup
X – “Il Divo”
X – “Star Trek”
X – “The Young Victoria
–2/5/2010: Added “Paris 36″
–2/5/2010: Added “I’ll Divo”
–2/11/2010: Added “Logorama”
–2/11/2010: Added “French Roast”
–2/11/2010: Added “Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty”
–2/11/2010: Added “The Lady and the Reaper”
–2/11/2010: Added “China’s Unnatural Disaster: The Tears of Sichuan Province”
–2/19/2010: Added “A Matter of Loaf and Death”
–2/19/2010: Added “Bright Star”
–2/19/2010: Added “Food, Inc.”
–2/21/2010: Added “A Single Man”
–2/24/2010: Added “Crazy Heart”
–2/24/2010: Added “Coco before Chanel”
–2/25/2010: Added “The Secret of Kells”
–2/27/2010: Added “The Lovely Bones”
–2/27/2010: Added “The Cove”
–2/28/2010: Added “The Last Station”
–3/4/2010: Added “The White Ribbon”