Saturday, March 6, 2010

Metro Classics Picks the Oscar Winners (Well, Some of Them. . . Probably)


It's the Super Bowl for movie fans, where we enjoy the annual tradition of gathering in front of the TV, heckling the wardrobes, making sandwiches during the musical performances and complaining about all the films and performances that should have won but didn't, or didn't even get nominated in the first place. It's also about making a bunch of predictions about films you haven't seen in categories you know nothing about, and that's what we're going to do right now.

Lead Actor:

Mike: Jeff Bridges, Crazy Heart
Sean: Jeff Bridges, Crazy Heart

Supporting Actor:

Mike: Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds
Sean: Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds

Lead Actress:

Mike: Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side
Sean: Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side

Supporting Actress:

Mike: Mo'Nique, Precious
Sean: Mo'Nique, Precious

Animated Feature:

Mike: Up
Sean: Up

Art Direction:

Mike: Avatar
Sean: Sherlock Holmes

Cinematography:

Mike: The White Ribbon
Sean: The Hurt Locker

Costume Design:

Mike: Coco Before Chanel
Sean: The Young Victoria

Directing:

Mike: Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker
Sean: Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker

Documentary Feature:

Mike: The Cove
Sean: The Cove

Documentary Short:

Mike: China's Unnatural Disaster: Tears of the Sichuan Province
Sean: China's Unnatural Disaster: Tears of the Sichuan Province

Film Editing:

Mike: Avatar
Sean: The Hurt Locker

Foreign Language Film:

Mike: The White Ribbon
Sean: El Secreto de Sus Ojos

Makeup:

Mike: Star Trek
Sean: Star Trek

Original Score:

Mike: Up
Sean: Up

Original Song:

Mike: "The Weary Kind", Crazy Heart
Sean: "The Weary Kind", Crazy Heart

Animated Short:

Mike: A Matter of Loaf and Death
Sean: A Matter of Loaf and Death

Live Action Short:

Mike: Instead of Abracadabra
Sean: Instead of Abracadabra

Sound Editing:

Mike: Avatar
Sean: Avatar

Sound Mixing:

Mike: Star Trek
Sean: The Hurt Locker

Visual Effects:

Mike: Avatar
Sean: Avatar

Adapted Screenplay:

Mike: Up in the Air
Sean: Up in the Air

Original Screenplay:

Mike: Inglourious Basterds
Sean: Inglourious Basterds

Best Picture:

Mike: The Hurt Locker
Sean: The Hurt Locker