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    2009 Listmania: Ten Oscar Predictions

    By kyle | December 10, 2009

    1. Jeff Bridges will win Best Actor for “Crazy Heart.” Sorry, George. You’re too young to have two Oscars, especially since you’re not much of an actor.
    2. Sandra Bullock will get nominated for Best Actress for “The Blind Side.”
    3. Christoph Waltz will win Best Supporting Actor for “Inglourious Basterds.”
    4. Carey Mulligan will win Best Actress for “An Education.”
    5. “Julie & Julia” will get a Best Picture nomination.
    6. “Invictus” will not. (Though I wouldn’t bet my house on this one. With 10 nominees, the average voter will be hard-pressed to find deserving candidates.)
    7. Paul McCartney will win Best Original Song.
    8. “Inglourious Basterds” will win Best Original Screenplay.
    9. Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie will not entertain questions from the gentlemen of the press.
    10. Ratings will be even worse than last year’s.

    Topics: Movies, Oscars | 3 Comments »

    3 Responses to “2009 Listmania: Ten Oscar Predictions”

    1. Christian Toto Says:
      December 10th, 2009 at 10:06 am

      Hard to disagree with any of these, but I think Clooney has grown remarkably as an actor. Still – I don’t wanna live in a world where he has two statuettes and Julia Roberts only has one …

    2. Robert P. Says:
      December 10th, 2009 at 11:06 am

      RE: Christian

      I’m not saying you’re wrong, I’m just asking why you believe Clooney have grown remarkably as an actor?

      I enjoyed “Up In The Air”, but I just feel like he is playing Danny Ocean as a man who travels often.

    3. kishke Says:
      December 10th, 2009 at 11:51 pm

      CT: For which of Roberts’s movies do you feel she should have received an Oscar?