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82nd Academy Awards – Colin’s Big Fat Noms…

So, another awards season has descended upon us, which culminates with the ultimate awards ceremony – the Golden Ras…err…the Academy Awards!  And here are my choice picks for all the big gongs up for grabs.

Best Performance By An Actor In A Leading Role:

My Prediction: Jeremy Renner – “The Hurt Locker”

Most Likely To Win: Colin Firth – “A Single Man”

Best Performance By An Actress In A Leading Role:

My Prediction: Sandra Bullock – “The Blind Side”

Most Likely To Win: Sandra Bullock – “The Blind Side”

Best Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role:

My Prediction: Matt Damon – “Invictus”

Most Likely To Win: Christoph Waltz – “Inglourious Basterds”

Best Performance By An Actress In A Supporting Role:

My Prediction: Mo’Nique – “Precious: Based on the novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire”

Most Likely To Win: Mo’Nique – “Precious: Based on the novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire”

Best Achievement In Visual Effects:

My Prediction: Joe Letteri, Stephen Rosenbaum, Richard Baneham & Andrew R. Jones – “Avatar”

Most Likely To Win: Joe Letteri, Stephen Rosenbaum, Richard Baneham & Andrew R. Jones – “Avatar”

Best Adapted Screenplay:

My Prediction: Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci & Tony Roche – “In The Loop”

Most Likely To Win: Geoffrey Fletcher – “Precious: Based on the novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire”

Best Original Screenplay:

My Prediction: Mark Boal – “The Hurt Locker”

Most Likely To Win: Mark Boal – “The Hurt Locker”

Best Animated Short Film Of The Year:

My Prediction: “A Matter Of Loaf And Death” (Aardman Animations)

Most Likely To Win: “A Matter Of Loaf And Death” (Aardman Animations)

Best Animated Feature Film Of The Year:

My Prediction: “Up” (Walt Disney)

Most Likely To Win: “Up” (Walt Disney)

Best Achievement In Directing:

My Prediction: Kathryn Bigelow – “The Hurt Locker”

Most Likely To Win: Kathryn Bigelow – “The Hurt Locker”

Best Motion Picture Of The Year:

My Prediction: “The Hurt Locker” (Summit Entertainment)

Most Likely To Win: “Avatar” (20th Century Fox)

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Greg "Colin" Bowden is a long-standing alumnus of the Fernby Films community, and an equally passionate lover of all things film. When he's not watching films at the cinema, he's watching them at home on BluRay, so any opinion he puts out here is as equally valid as any you'll read from anyone else. A veritable font of knowledge on film, Greg's the one man we turn to for quality, unbiased opinions on this subject.