Well, it's that time again. How predictable did this year in Oscar turn out to be? Just about the usual, I'd say. But, who knows, maybe "Inglourious Basterds" will just be a dark house and astound everyone.
My verdict for how the night will unfold: "The Hurt Locker" will sweep while "Avatar" will win for Art Direction, Visual Effects and nothing more.
Best Picture: While "Avatar" might have been the talk of the town, "The Hurt Locker" has this one locked.
Directing: Without any question, Kathryn Bigelow.
Best Actor: As much as I may want Colin Firth to take this one, it'll be going to Jeff Bridges for "Crazy Heart."
Best Actress: Sandra Bullock for "The Blind Side" cannot be beat at this point.
Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz for "Inglourious Basterds" is certain.
Best Supporting Actress: Another lock: Mo'Nique for "Precious."
Animated Feature: "Up" has it.
Best Original Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino's "Inglourious Basterds" will most likely nab this one. Who else could proclaim that the power of cinema is what beat the Nazis in WWII?
Best Adapted Screenplay: Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner for "Up in the Air" seems to be the most logical choice.
Sound Editing: This is tough. Although "Avatar" could likely take this, the tides have changed, and I'm predicting "The Hurt Locker."
Sound Mixing: Again, I'm going with "The Hurt Locker."
Film Editing: Since I have it winning Best Picture, it can only go to say this: "The Hurt Locker."
Documentary Feature: I'm predicting "The Cove" for this one because it's the most well-known and best reviewed documentary of the year.
Foreign Language Film: It could randomly be given to "A Prophet," but I'm still going to go with "The White Ribbon."
Cinematography: Another tough one. While I first thought "Avatar" had this one in the bag, since the British Academy gave it to "The Hurt Locker," my prediction will lie there.
Makeup: "Star Trek," right? I mean, there were green people.
Costume Design: "The Young Victoria" because it's a period piece from a lovely looking period of time.
Visual Effects: Here's your win, "Avatar." Enjoy it.
Original Song: "The Weary Kind" from "Crazy Heart" has this locked because the music was such a huge part of that movie.
Original Score: Michael Giacchino for "Up" nailed this.
Art Direction: I'm predicting a second win for "Avatar" here. The movie was gorgeous, and there's no denying that.
Tune in to ABC on March 7 at 8:00pm to catch the 82nd Annual Academy Award ceremony to find out how correct your own predictions turn out to be!