2010 Oscar Predictions

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The predictions for the 82nd Academy Awards are based on personal opinion, recent awards and box office performance. The winners for the 82nd Annual Academy Awards will be announced on Sunday, March 7, 2010. The following list gives a comprehensive look at the box office performance for each Oscar prediction. The information includes release date, production budget, approval rating and total lifetime gross. The source is based on estimates by professional researchers and movie industry writers. Movie information is subject to change. For a complete list of the nominees for the 82nd Academy Awards, click here.

Oscar Prediction for Best Picture: Avatar

The movie was directed by James Cameron. “Avatar” was released December 18, 2009 and grossed $77,025,481 over the opening weekend. The movie had a production budget of $237 million. Rotten Tomatoes gave the movie a 88% overall approval rating. “Avatar” grossed $710,842,764 in total domestic box office and generated $2,549,842,764 worldwide. Avatar received a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture

Oscar Prediction for Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow

Kathryn Bigelow directed “The Hurt Locker” which was released June 26, 2009 and grossed $145,352 over the opening weekend. The movie had a production budget of $15 million. Rotten Tomatoes gave the movie a 92% overall approval rating. “The Hurt Locker” grossed $12,671,105 in total domestic box office and generated $16,107,592 worldwide.

Oscar Prediction for Best Actor: Jeff Bridges

Jeff Bridges was the lead actor in “Crazy Heart”. The movie was directed by Scott Cooper. “Crazy Heart“ was released December 16, 2009 and grossed $82,664 over the opening weekend. The movie had a production budget of $7 million. Rotten Tomatoes gave the movie a 92% overall approval rating. “Crazy Heart” grossed $ 25,877,260 in total domestic box office and generated $25,877,260 worldwide. Jeff Bridges won a Golden Globe and SAG award for Best Actor.

Oscar Prediction for Best Actress: Sandra Bullock

Sandra Bullock was the lead actress in “The Blind Side”. The movie was directed by John Lee Hancock. “The Blind Side“ was released November 20, 2009 and grossed $34,119,372 over the opening weekend. The movie had a production budge of $29 million. Rotten Tomatoes gave the movie a 92% overall approval rating. “The Blind Side” grossed $249,075,698 in total domestic box office and generated $249,601,945 worldwide. Sandra Bullock won a SAG award for Best Supporting Actress.

Oscar Prediction for Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz

Christoph Waltz was the supporting actor in “Inglourious Basterds”.The movie was directed by Quentin Tarantino. “Inglourious Basterds” was released August 21, 2009 and grossed $38,054,676 over the opening weekend. The movie had a production budget of $70 million. Rotten Tomatoes gave the movie a 89% overall approval rating. “Inglourious Basterds” grossed $120,540,719 in total domestic box office and generated $313,597,370 worldwide. Christoph Waltz won a Golden Globe and SAG for Best Supporting Actor.

Oscar Prediction for Best Supporting Actress: Mo’Nique

Mo’Nique was the supporting actress in “Precious: Based On The Novel Push By Sapphire”. The movie was directed by Lee Daniels. Precious was released November 6, 2009 and grossed $10,881,772 over the opening weekend. The movie had a production budget of $10 million. Rotten Tomatoes gave the movie a 89% overall approval rating. “Precious: Based On The Novel Push By Sapphire” grossed $47,184,752 in total domestic box office and generated $53,103,457 worldwide. Mo’Nique won a Golden Globe and SAG Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Oscar Prediction for Best Animated Feature Film: Up

The movie was directed by Pete Docter. “Up” was released May 29, 2009 and grossed $68,108,790 over the opening weekend. The movie had a production budget of $175 million. Rotten Tomatoes gave the movie a 94% overall approval rating. Avatar grossed $293,004,164 in total domestic box office and generated $723,012,453 worldwide. Up won a Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature Film.

Oscar Prediction for Best Cinematography: The Hurt Locker

The movie was directed by Kathryn Bigelow. “The Hurt Locker” was released June 26, 2009 and grossed $145,352 over the opening weekend. The movie had a production budget of $15 million. Rotten Tomatoes gave the movie a 92% overall approval rating. “The Hurt Locker” grossed $12,671,105 in total domestic box office and generated $16,107,592 worldwide.

Source:

RottenTomatoes.com
Boxofficemojo.com
the-numbers.com
oscars.org/awards/academyawards/82/nominees.html

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