Oscar Sunday (2010)

Because Roommate Matthew rode the "Slumdog Millionaire" train to victory in the Apartment Academy Awards Best Ballot competition last year, I'm in dire need of a win tonight to save face might we cross paths in the living room at some juncture in the future.

On account of my past results, I've trained for this year's contest by viewing a whopping fourteen of the films nominated. Roommate Matthew has seen a scant seven.

While I'm relatively certain that the voters over at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences are more than qualified to pick the year's best in film, I often consider their selections to be, well, ass awful. As a result, I have italicized the nominees below whom I believe will be selected and starred those that I feel should be.

Have joy.

Oh, and good luck. To me.

Best Picture
"Avatar"
"The Blind Side"
"District 9"
"An Education"
"The Hurt Locker"*
"Inglourious Basterds"
"Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire"
"A Serious Man"
"Up"
"Up in the Air"

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

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

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

Actress in a Supporting Role
Penelope Cruz in "Nine"
Vera Farmiga in "Up in the Air"
Maggie Gyllenhaal in "Crazy Heart"*
Anna Kendrick in "Up in the Air"
Mo'Nique in "Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire"

Animated Feature Film
"Coraline"
"Fantastic Mr. Fox"*
"The Princess and the Frog"
"The Secret of Kelis"
"Up"

Directing
"Avatar"
"The Hurt Locker"*
"Inglourious Basterds"
"Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire"
"Up in the Air"

Art Direction: "Avatar"

Cinematography: "Avatar"

Costume Design: "Coco before Chanel"

Documentary Feature: "The Cove"

Documentary Short: "The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant"

Film Editing: "Avatar"

Foreign Language Film: "The White Ribbon"

Makeup: "Star Trek"

Music (Original Score): "Up"

Music (Original Song): "The Weary Kind" from "Crazy Heart"

Short Film (Animated): "The Lady and the Reaper (La Dama y la Muerte)"

Short Film (Live Action): "Kavi"

Sound Editing: "The Hurt Locker"

Sound Mixing: "The Hurt Locker"

Visual Effects: "Avatar"

Writing (Adapted Screenplay): "Up in the Air"

Writing (Original Screenplay): "Inglourious Basterds"