Monday, November 9, 2009

October's Oscar Poll

Last month, I conducted my first poll of the almost 500 Oscar voters representing all the branches who are willing to share with me who plan to cast their nominating votes for in this year's Oscar race. I just finished counting all the returns and here are who the nominees (listed alphabetically within each category) would have been if the Oscar ballots had to be returned to the Academy by the end of October:

Picture
Avatar
An Education
The Hurt Locker
Invictus
The Lovely Bones
Nine
Precious
A Serious Man
Up
Up in the Air

Director
Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker
Lee Daniels, Precious
Clint Eastwood, Invictus
Rob Marshall, Nine
Jason Reitman, Up in the Air

Actor
Jeff Bridges, Crazy Heart
George Clooney, Up in the Air
Daniel Day-Lewis, Nine
Colin Firth, A Single Man
Morgan Freeman, Invictus

Actress
Helen Mirren, The Last Station
Cary Mulligan, An Education
Saorise Ronan, The Lovely Bones
Gabourey Sidibe, Precious
Meryl Streep, Julie & Julia

Supporting Actor
Matt Damon, Invictus
Alfred Molina, An Education
Christopher Plummer, The Last Station
Stanley Tucci, The Lovely Bones
Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds

Supporting Actress
Penelope Cruz, Nine
Anna Kendrick, Up in the Air
Mo'Nique, Precious
Julianne Moore, A Single Man
Susan Sarandon, The Lovely Bones

Original Screenplay
(500) Days of Summer
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
A Serious Man
Up

Adapted Screenplay
An Education
The Lovely Bones
Precious
A Single Man
Up in the Air

Film Editing
Avatar
The Hurt Locker
Nine
Precious
Up in the Air

Cinematography
Bright Star
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
The Lovely Bones
Nine

Art Direction
Bright Star
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Inglourious Basterds
Nine
A Serious Man

Sound Mixing
Avatar
Nine
The Hurt Locker
Star Trek
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Sound Editing
Avatar
The Hurt Locker
Star Trek
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
Up

Costume Design
Bright Star
Cheri
Inglourious Basterds
Nine
The Young Victoria

Make-Up
District 9
The Imaginarium of Doctor Paranassus
Star Trek

Visual Effects
Avatar
Star Trek
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Original Score
Avatar
Bright Star
A Christmas Carol
Coco Before Chanel
Up

Animated Film
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
Coraline
Ponyo
The Princess and the Frog
Up

Foreign Language Film
Baaria
A Letter to Father Jacob
A Prophet
Samson and Delilah
White Ribbon

Documentary Feature
Anvil! The Story of Anvil
Capitalism: A Love Story
The Cove
Food, Inc.
Long Distance Love

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