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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