My Oscar predictions

By Jon Sandys

Thu 25th Feb 2010 is running a movie bloggers Oscar predictions sweepstake. They award one point for a correct prediction and take a point away for an incorrect one, so I've skipped some categories as a guess won't be much use!

You can see the predictions from the other movie critics, including Mark Kermode from BBC Five Live, Andrew Collins from the Radio Times, and Xan Brooks from The Guardian, by clicking here:

If you're interested, my Movie Banter cohost Paul's predictions are here:

I feel I should clarify one point - I based my choices on what I think will win, rather than what I want to win. In almost every case the two overlap, with the exception of best director. I think The Hurt Locker deserves that too, but the academy will want to give Avatar something, and I think James Cameron made a hell of an achievement getting Avatar together, so for me that's a closer call than best film, which The Hurt Locker definitely deserves over Avatar.

Best Film: The Hurt Locker

Best Director: James Cameron for Avatar

Best Actor: Jeff Bridges

Best Actress: Sandra Bullock

Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz

Best Supporting Actress: Mo'Nique

Best Original Screenplay: Inglourious Basterds by Quentin Tarantino

Best Adapted Screenplay: An Education by Nick Hornby

Best Foreign Language Film: Un Prophete

Best Animated Feature: Up

Best Art Direction: Sherlock Holmes

Best Cinematography: The Hurt Locker

Best Original Score: Sherlock Holmes (Hans Zimmer)

Best Visual Effects: Avatar

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