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82nd Academy Awards: the Open Line


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Okay, let's make this short and sweet.

The Oscars are on Sunday, but if you're reading this blog, you're the type that already know that. Duh.

And what's an Oscar night without taking a stab at predicting the winners and, usually, betting petty to grandiose amounts of money throughout the night with friends while getting progressively drunker because the Oscars haven't been worth a hooey since the mid '70s?

Nothing, that's what.

So Rock Candy's doing our own version of just that. Whoever correctly predicts the most winners gets eight free movie passes, courtesy of our friends at Rave on Colonel Glenn. Eight. That's a lot of movies, y'all.

Ballots/tips/instructions after the jump. A few things:

-Mail your predictions to rockcandyoscarpool@gmail.com in the format I'm using in the comments. Only one per person. (Oh, and if anyone copies of of Nate Silver or the like, yerrout.)

-Different categories are worth 1-5 points a piece, as written beside each.

-Keep in mind that the Best Picture is determined by weighted voting instead of popular vote this year.

And, again, to the winner go the spoils. If no one beats me I may just take the tickets for myself and take your sister out on a date.

Winners will be announced Monday afternoon.

Good luck!

Best Picture (5)
The Blind Side
District 9
An Education
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
A Serious Man
Up in the Air

Best Director (5)
Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker
James Cameron, Avatar
Lee Daniels, Precious
Jason Reitman, Up in the Air
Quentin Tarantino, Inglourious Basterds

Best Actor (4)
Jeff Bridges, Crazy Heart
George Clooney, Up in the Air
Colin Firth, A Single Man
Morgan Freeman, Invictus
Jeremy Renner, The Hurt Locker

Best Actress (4)
Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side
Helen Mirren, The Last Station
Carey Mulligan, An Education
Gabourey Sidibe, Precious
Meryl Streep, Julie & Julia

Best Supporting Actor (3)
Matt Damon, Invictus
Woody Harrelson, The Messenger
Christopher Plummer, The Last Station
Stanley Tucci, The Lovely Bones
Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds

Best Supporting Actress (3)
Penélope Cruz, Nine
Vera Farmiga, Up in the Air
Maggie Gyllenhaal, Crazy Heart
Anna Kendrick, Up in the Air
Mo'Nique, Precious

Best Adapted Screenplay (3)
Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell, District 9
Nick Hornby, An Education
Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell and Armando Iannucci, In the Loop
Geoffrey Fletcher, Precious
Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner, Up in the Air

Best Original Screenplay (3)
Mark Boal, The Hurt Locker
Ethan Coen and Joel Coen, A Serious Man
Pete Docter and Bob Peterson, Up
Alessandro Camon and Oren Moverman, The Messenger
Quentin Tarantino, Inglourious Basterds

Best Animated Film (3)
Fantastic Mr. Fox
The Princess and the Frog
The Secret of Kells

Best Foreign Film (4)
El Secreto de Sus Ojos
The Milk of Sorrow
A Prophet
The White Ribbon

Best Art Direction (3)
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
Sherlock Holmes
The Young

Best Cinematography (3)
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
The White Ribbon

Best Sound Mixing (2)
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
Star Trek
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Best Sound Editing (2)
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
Star Trek

Best Original Score (2)
Avatar, James Horner
Fantastic Mr. Fox, Alexandre Desplat
The Hurt Locker, Marco Beltrami and Buck Sanders
Sherlock Holmes, Hans Zimmer
Up, Michael Giacchino

Best Original Song (2)
"Almost There" from The Princess and the Frog, Randy Newman
"Down in New Orleans" from The Princess and the Frog, Randy Newman
"Loin de Paname" from Paris 36, Reinhardt Wagner and Frank Thomas
"Take It All" from Nine, Maury Yeston
"The Weary Kind (Theme from Crazy Heart)" from Crazy Heart, Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett

Best Costume Design (2)
Bright Star
Coco Before Chanel
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
The Young

Best Documentary Feature (3)
Burma VJ
The Cove
Food, Inc.
The Most Dangerous Man in
America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers
Which Way Home

Best Documentary Short (2)
China's Unnatural Disaster: The Tears of Sichuan Province
The Last Campaign of Governor Booth Gardner
The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant
Music by Prudence
Rabbit a la Berlin

Best Film Editing (2)
District 9
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds

Best Makeup (1)
Star Trek
The Young

Best Animated Short Film (1)
French Roast
Granny O'Grimm's Sleeping Beauty
The Lady and the Reaper (La Dama y la Muerte)
A Matter of Loaf and Death

Best Live-Action Short Film (1)
The Door
Instead of Abracadabra
Miracle Fish
The New Tenants

Best Visual Effects (1)
District 9
Star Trek



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