The Spyglas Blog Oscar Pool


You know the drill: Post your picks for these 16 Oscar categories in the comment feed below to enter the Spyglass Blog Pool. The reader with the most correct predictions wins a one-year subscription to Los Angeles. It’s not a gold trophy, sure, but we like to think it’ll make people really, really like you.


Best Picture
Avatar,  James Cameron and Jon Landau
The Blind Side, Gil Netter, Andrew A. Kosove and Broderick Johnson
District 9, Peter Jackson and Carolynne Cunningham
An Education, Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey
The Hurt Locker, Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal, Nicolas Chartier and Greg Shapiro
Inglourious Basterds, Lawrence Bender
Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire, Lee Daniels, Sarah Siegel, Magness and Gary Magness
A Serious Man, Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
Up, Jonas Rivera
Up in the Air, Daniel Dubiecki, Ivan Reitman and Jason Reitman

Actor in a Leading Role
Jeff Bridges, Crazy Heart
George Clooney, Up in the Air
Colin Firth, A Single Man
Morgan Freeman, Invictus
Jeremy Renner, The Hurt Locker

Actor in a Supporting Role
Matt Damon, Invictus
Woody Harrelson, The Messenger
Christopher Plummer, The Last Station
Stanley Tucci, The Lovely Bones
Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds

Actress in a Leading Role
Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side
Helen Mirren, The Last Station
Carey Mulligan, An Education
Gabourey Sidibe, Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire
Meryl Streep, Julie & Julia

Actress in a Supporting Role
Penélope Cruz, Nine
Vera Farmiga, Up in the Air
Maggie Gyllenhaal, Crazy Heart
Anna Kendrick, Up in the Air
Mo’Nique, Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire

Animated Feature Film
Coraline, Henry Selick
Fantastic Mr. Fox, Wes Anderson
The Princess and the Frog, John Musker and Ron Clements
The Secret of Kells, Tomm Moore
Up, Pete Docter

Avatar, Mauro Fiore
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Bruno Delbonnel
The Hurt Locker, Barry Ackroyd
Inglourious Basterds, Robert Richardson
The White Ribbon (Das Weisse Band), Christian Berger

Costume Design
Bright Star, Janet Patterson
Coco Before Chanel, Catherine Leterrier
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, Monique Prudhomme
Nine, Colleen Atwood
The Young Victoria, Sandy Powell

Avatar, James Cameron
The Hurt Locker, Kathryn Bigelow
Inglourious Basterds, Quentin Tarantino
Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire, Lee Daniels
Up in the Air, Jason Reitman

Documentary Feature
Burma VJ, Anders Østergaard and Lise Lense-Møller
The Cove, Louie Psihoyos and Fisher Stevens
Food, Inc., Robert Kenner and Elise Pearlstein
The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers, Judith Ehrlich and Rick Goldsmith
Which Way Home, Rebecca Cammisa

Film Editing
Avatar, Stephen Rivkin, John Refoua and James Cameron
District 9, Julian Clarke
The Hurt Locker, Bob Murawski and Chris Innis
Inglourious Basterds, Sally Menke
Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire, Jo