I’m offering a free basic story notes package on a screenplay to any reader who can correctly predict the Oscar winners in the following categories:
1. Best Picture
2. Actor in a Leading Role
3. Actor in a Supporting Role
4. Actress in a Leading Role
5. Actress in a Supporting Role
8. Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
9. Writing (Original Screenplay)
Email me at screenwritertoscreenwriter @ gmail.com with your selections by Friday, March 5 at midnight, PST.
For a complete list of nominees, click here.
If there are multiple winners, I will put their names in a hat and choose at random. I will post the winner’s name on Monday, March 8th, here on the blog.
Okay, so here are my picks: Monica’s Oscar Picks
Best Picture: For political reasons, I’m choosing Avatar, even though (should I admit this?) I didn’t see it.
Actor in a Leading Role: I’m going to guess that Jeff Bridges will probably win, even though that type of film isn’t my thing, and I thought Jeremy Renner was fantastic. George, you’re always a winner in our hearts (and, actually, that goes for Morgan and Mr. Darcy as well).
Actor in a Supporting Role: I’m going to go with Christopher Plummer for a wonderful lifetime of work. This was a charming film and is worth seeing. Although Christoph Waltz may well win.
Actress in a Leading Role: Who else but our lady Meryl? I’m sorry, but Meryl Streep’s performance in that film was so amazing. I also loved The Blind Side and am very happy Sandra Bullock was nominated. Carey Mulligan and Gabourey Sidibe were amazing, and Helen Mirren is wonderful. But Meryl takes the cake.
Actress in a Supporting Role: Mo’Nique! I also enjoyed Vera Farmiga in Up in the Air and hope we see more of her to come.
Cinematography: No idea here, but I’ll guess Christian Berger, just since that White Ribbon rubbish has gotten so much buzz and they have to throw it some kind of bone.
Directing: Jim Cameron, for reasons stated above. Although, I very much enjoyed The Hurt Locker and will be sad if it doesn’t win anything. Kathryn, we hope you win.
Writing (Adapted Screenplay): Despite the fact that I really enjoyed Up in the Air and found it to be an enjoyable film, I’m going with Inglourious Basterds simply because Jason Reitman has acted like such a douche about Sheldon Turner, who apparently really wrote the script.
Writing (Original Screenplay): Precious with the really long and now kind of annoying after-title based on the book I really enjoyed.