Oscar wishlist! What would YOU like to see nominated?

The nominees for the 82nd Academy Awards will be announced in Los Angeles next Tuesday at 5:30AM (Tuesday night in Australia) by a very tired Anne Hathaway. No doubt there will be the requisite number of surprises and overwhelming disappointments that come with every Oscar nomination announcement. (Seriously, The Reader for Best Picture!)

I considered posting my predictions just like last year, but I found myself begrudgingly placing Avatar and Precious in the Best Picture category, despite not thinking either deserved such a nomination.

Seeing as any predictions are pretty much irrelevant (actually, pretty much anything to do with the Oscars are irrelevant), I thought I would instead post my nomination wishlist. The below categories include the films, filmmakers and actors that I would LIKE to see receive an Oscar nod, regardless of their likelihood of getting the Academy’s attention. I’ve also included the picks that I would like to see win.

Let us know in the comments section below what YOU would like to see get a nod next Tuesday, ignoring all the publicists buzz and For Your Consideration ads. Let loose! Go on! Which of you thinks Nic Cage deserves a Best Actor nom for Knowing?

If I wish upon a star….

BEST PICTURE

INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS (Winner)
(500) DAYS OF SUMMER
UP
UP IN THE AIR
WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE
A SERIOUS MAN
WATCHMEN
THE HURT LOCKER
FANTASTIC MR FOX
IN THE LOOP

BEST DIRECTOR

Quentin TarantinoINGLOURIOUS BASTERDS (Winner)
Kathryn BigelowTHE HURT LOCKER
Jason ReitmanUP IN THE AIR
Spike JonzeWHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE
Joel Coen, Ethan CoenA SERIOUS MAN

BEST ACTOR

Jeremy RennerTHE HURT LOCKER (Winner)
George ClooneyUP IN THE AIR
Michael StuhlbargA SERIOUS MAN
Sam RockwellMOON
Seth RogenOBSERVE AND REPORT

BEST ACTRESS

Charlotte GainsbourgANTICHRIST (Winner)
Meryl Streep JULIE AND JULIA
Carey MulliganAN EDUCATION
Gabourey SidibePRECIOUS
Kim Ok-binTHIRST

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Christoph WaltzINGLOURIOUS BASTERDS (Winner)
Peter CapaldiIN THE LOOP
James GandolfiniWHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE
Michael FassbenderINGLOURIOUS BASTERDS
Fred MelamedA SERIOUS MAN

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Melanie LaurentINGLOURIOUS BASTERDS (Winner)
Vera FarmigaUP IN THE AIR
Anna Kendrick UP IN THE AIR
Zoe SaldanaAVATAR
Lauren AmbroseWHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS (Winner)
(500) DAYS OF SUMMER
UP
A SERIOUS MAN
THE HURT LOCKER

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

UP IN THE AIR (Winner)
WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE
IN THE LOOP
FANTASTIC MR FOX
AN EDUCATION

BEST ANIMATED FILM

UP (Winner)
FANTASTIC MR FOX
CORALINE
MARY AND MAX
CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS

Finally, I’d like to give my BEST DOCUMENTARY award to ANVIL: THE STORY OF ANVIL; BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM to THIRST; BEST SCORE to Clint Mansell for MOON; BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY to Lance Acord for WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE; BEST FILM EDITING to Chris Innis and Bob Murawski for THE HURT LOCKER. And all the VFX prizes to AVATAR, obviously.

The real nominees will be announced February 2nd. The winners will be announced March 7th.

Discuss: So, what films would you give your hypothetical Oscars to?

4 Responses to “Oscar wishlist! What would YOU like to see nominated?”

  1. Man, I want YOUR Oscars! Lotsa noms for SERIOUS, BASTERDS, WILD THINGS, UP IN THE AIR & ANTICHRIST? I wish I wish I wish…Only caveats: I'd sub out (500) DAYS for AWAY WE GO in Best Pic & Adapted Script, and THE COVE would be best doc.

  2. District 9, Moon and An Education for Best Pic. Carey Mulligan for Best Actress. No Best Pic for Avatar. And nothing for The Hangover.

  3. yours is soooo much better and i agree with almost all chiuces except i'd give best supporting actress to zoe saldana and best animated feature to fantastic mr fox.

  4. oh – the cove for best doc!

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