(300) Days of 2009: Our Oscar Picks So Far


The Oscars are upon us already! Just yesterday they announced the hosts, Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin. To get prepared for the upcoming season, I asked each member of the staff (if they could find the time, which is difficult these days) to make a list of their 5 favorite films so far and two picks each for the other major categories (although they didn’t have to use all the spots). Here are the full lists for those who were able to participate:

Spencer’s Picks

Best Picture

  • (500) Days of Summer
  • Coraline
  • The Hurt Locker
  • Moon
  • Where the Wild Things Are

Best Director

  • Spike Jonze, Where the Wild Things Are
  • Robert Siegel, Big Fan

Best Actor

  • Sharlto Copley, District 9
  • Sam Rockwell, Moon

Best Actress

  • Zooey Deschanel, (500) Days of Summer
  • Ellen Page, Whip It

Best Supporting Actor

  • Anthony Mackie, The Hurt Locker
  • Fred Melamed, A Serious Man

Best Supporting Actress

  • Rinko Kikuchi, The Brothers Bloom
  • Lorna Raver, Drag Me to Hell

Mike’s Picks

Best Picture

  • (500) Days of Summer
  • Inglorious Basterds
  • Up
  • Watchmen
  • Where the Wild Things Are

Best Director

  • Spike Jonze, Where the Wild Things Are
  • Quentin Tarantino, Inglorious Basterds

Best Actor

  • Jackie Earle Haley, Watchmen
  • Adam Sandler, Funny People

Best Actress

  • Marion Cotillard, Public Enemies
  • Zooey Deschanel, (500) Days of Summer

Best Supporting Actor

  • Michael Fassbender, Inglorious Basterds
  • Christoph Waltz, Inglorious Basterds

Best Supporting Actress

  • Catherine Keener, Where the Wild Things Are
  • Melanie Laurent, Inglorious Basterds

Joe’s Picks

Best Picture

  • The Hangover
  • The Hurt Locker
  • State of Play
  • Sunshine Cleaning
  • Where the Wild Things Are

Best Director

  • Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker
  • Spike Jonze, Where the Wild Things Are

Best Actor

  • Robert Downey, Jr., The Soloist
  • Jeremy Renner, The Hurt Locker

Best Actress

  • Amy Adams, Sunshine Cleaning
  • Maya Rudolph, Away We Go

Best Supporting Actor

  • Ed Helms, The Hangover
  • Anthony Mackie, The Hurt Locker

Best Supporting Actress

  • Emily Blunt, Sunshine Cleaning
  • Marion Cotillard, Public Enemies

Dave’s Picks

Best Picture

  • (500) Days of Summer
  • Away We Go
  • Drag Me to Hell
  • Observe and Report
  • Zombieland

Best Director

  • Francis Ford Coppola, Tetro
  • Spike Jonze, Where the Wild Things Are

Best Actor

  • Matt Damon, The Informant!
  • Jeremy Renner, The Hurt Locker

Best Actress

  • Zooey Deschanel, (500) Days of Summer
  • Maya Rudolph, Away We Go

Best Supporting Actor

  • Christoph Waltz, Inglorious Basterds
  • Sam Worthington, Terminator: Salvation

Best Supporting Actress

  • Amy Adams, Julie & Julia
  • Diane Kruger, Inglorious Basterds

Veer’s Picks

Best Picture

  • District 9
  • Star Trek
  • Up
  • Where the Wild Things Are
  • Zombieland

Best Director

  • Spike Jonze, Where the Wild Things Are

Best Actor

  • Sharlto Copley, District 9

Best Supporting Actor

  • Christoph Waltz, Inglorious Basterds

Best Supporting Actress

  • Amy Adams, Julie & Julia

Rene’s Picks

Best Picture

  • The Hangover
  • The Hurt Locker
  • Star Trek
  • Watchmen

Best Director

  • J. J. Abrams, Star Trek
  • Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker

Best Actor

  • Jeremy Renner, The Hurt Locker

Best Supporting Actor

  • Brian Geraghty, The Hurt Locker
  • Zachary Quinto, Star Trek

Tallying up the nominations, the winners of our Oscar race so far are the following:

Best PictureWhere the Wild Things Are

Best Director– Spike Jonze, Where the Wild Things Are

Best Actor– Jeremy Renner, The Hurt Locker

Best Actress– Zooey Deschanel, (500) Days of Summer

Best Supporting Actor– Christoph Waltz, Inglorious Basterds

Best Supporting Actress– Amy Adams, Julie & Julia

Can’t wait to see what the rest of the year holds!

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Posted on November 4, 2009, in Film Review and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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