The Oscar nominations were announced this morning with no real surprises. The ceremony will be held on March 7th and will be broadcast on ABC. I posted a list of the nominations after the jump if you’re interested, but my predictions are below.

Best Picture – I hope it goes to The Hurt Locker or Inglorious Basterds, but there’s some tough competition between Avatar and Up in the Air. And in a long shot I would love to see District 9 win, but it won’t, but I’m glad they got the nomination.

Best Actor – I’m not too sure on this one since I haven’t seen these movies, but I would like to see Jeff Bridges win this one.

Best Actress – I’m pulling for Sandra Bullock on this one.

Best Supporting Actor – If Christoph Waltz does not win this for Inglorious Basterds I will boycott the Oscars.

Best Supporting Actress – I honestly have no clue when it comes to this category so I’m not even going to try.

Best Director – I hope Kathryn Bigelow wins for The Hurt Locker, but I have a feeling James Cameron may walk away with this one. And my longshot pick is Tarantino.

Best Animated Feature – I hope UP wins this one, but a lot of people seemed to give Coraline a lot of praise, I found it kind of boring.

Best Original Screenplay – I think The Hurt Locker will get this one also, but possibly Inglorious Basterds.

Best Adapted Screenplay – Up In The Air will most likely win despite the fact that I have a hard-on for District 9.

Best Foreign Language Film – The Milk of Sorrow only because the title sounds awesome.

Best Film Editing – I think if District 9 can pull out one award it may be this one, it definitely had the most creative editing out of all the nominations, but again, Avatar may take it as well.

Best Documentary Feature – I’ve only seen Food, Inc. and wasn’t too impressed so I’m not sure what to make of these nominees.

Best Art Direction – I think Nine or Avatar will take this one.

Best Cinematography – Either Avatar or Inglorious Basterds

Check out a full list of the nominees after the jump

Best picture

“Avatar”
“The Hurt Locker”
“Precious: Based on the novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire”
“Up in the Air”
“Inglourious Basterds”
“Up”
“The Blind Side”
“District 9”
“An Education”
“A Serious Man”

Actor

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

Actress

Meryl Streep, “Julie & Julia”
Sandra Bullock, “The Blind Side”
Gabourey Sidibe, “Precious: Based on the novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire”
Helen Mirren, “The Last Station”
Carey Mulligan, “An Education”

Supporting actor

Matt Damon, “Invictus”
Woody Harrelson, “The Messenger”
Christopher Plummer, “The Last Station”
Stanley Tucci, “The Lovely Bones”
Christoph Waltz, “Inglourious Basterds”

Supporting actress

Vera Farmiga, “Up in the Air”
Mo’Nique, “Precious”
Anna Kendrick, “Up in the Air”
Penelope Cruz, “Nine”
Maggie Gyllenhaal, “Crazy Heart”

Director

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

Animated feature

“Up”
“Coraline”
“Fantastic Mr. Fox”
“The Princess and the Frog”
“The Secret of Kells”

Original screenplay

“The Hurt Locker”
“Inglourious Basterds”
“The Messenger”
“A Serious Man”
“Up”

Adapted screenplay

“District 9”
“An Education”
“In the Loop”
“Precious”
“Up in the Air”

Best foreign-language film

“Ajami”
“El Secreto de Sus Ojos”
“The Milk of Sorrow”
“Un Prophete”
“The White Ribbon”

Best film editing

“Avatar”
“District 9”
“The Hurt Locker”
“Inglourious Basterds”
“Precious”

Best documentary feature

“Burma VJ”
“The Cove”
“Food, Inc.”
“The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers”
“Which Way Home”

Art direction

“Avatar”
“The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus”
“Nine”
“Sherlock Holmes”
“The Young Victoria

Cinematography

“Avatar”
“Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”
“The Hurt Locker”
“Inglourious Basterds”
“The White Ribbon”

[list courtesy of CNN.com]

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