Thursday, February 11, 2010

My Oscar noms

Well, the Oscar nominations were announced last week and they were the usual mixed bag of shoe-ins and surprises. While I agree with some of their picks, I haven't seen most of the films that they were culled from (and I still don't care for this "10 Best Picture nominees" nonsense). After a cursory glance at the list of films that I did see last year, I'd like to present the Micah World Alternate Reality Oscar nominations for the big six awards*:

Best Picture
Inglourious Basterds
Up in the Air

Best Director
Quentin Tarantino (Inglourious Basterds)
Zack Snyder (Watchmen)
Jason Reitman (Up in the Air)
J.J. Abrams (Star Trek)
Neill Blomkamp (District 9)

Best Actor
Sam Rockwell (Moon)
Patton Oswalt (Big Fan)
Sharlto Copley (District 9)
Jackie Earle Haley (Watchmen)
Liam Neeson (Taken)

Best Actress
Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air)
Katie Featherston (Paranormal Activity)
Mélanie Laurent (Inglourious Basterds)

Best Supporting Actor
Chistoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds)
Woody Harrelson (Zombieland)
Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Watchmen)
Ryan Reynolds (X-Men Origins: Wolverine)

Best Supporting Actress
Diane Kruger (Inglourious Basterds)
Catherine Keener (Where the Wild Things Are)
Anna Kendrick (Up in the Air)
Marcia Jean Kurtz (Big Fan)

As usual, there's really no point in speculating who will win, as Bill Brasky will no doubt sweep all of the categories.

1. This list reflects only the 2009 movies that I've seen. There are plenty of others that I fully intend on catching up on (Namely, The Hurt Locker, An Education, Crazy Heart, Avatar, and House of the Devil, among many others).
2. Unlike last year, I didn't list any filler noms. What you see is what you get.
3. What's a lead performance? What's a supporting one? My list. My rules.

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