2009 was a huge year for movies. We had the drama of Precious, the awe-inspiring Avatar, the suspense of Inglourious Basterds, and much more. And now, this Sunday, we’re finally going to find out who did it all best at the Academy Awards!
Everyone’s got their own predictions of who’s gonna win (or, more realistically, if anything can beat Avatar), so we thought we’d make things interesting and turn it into a little contest.
You have between now and Sunday, March 7th at 3pm ET to choose who you think will win for Best Picture, Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Actress in a Leading Role, Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Best Actress in a Supporting Role, and Best Director. Make your picks (you have to do all 6 or you will not be eligible to win!) and leave them in the comments section below.
We’ll keep a tally as we watch the show (and sip on a delicious Champagne cocktail!) and at the end of the (long, looong) night, we’ll see who got the most correct and send them a $200 gift bag courtesy of Tarte Cosmetics, our absolute favorite makeup line. (Seriously, check out their website. This stuff is awesome.)
If there is a tie, we will take all the top scorers, put their names in a hat (or the empty bowl that was once full of Doritos before we got our hands on it) and draw a winner at random.
And that’s it. Check out the nominees below, make your predictions, then watch and see if you’ll be the big winner at the end of the night!
Avatar, The Blindside, District 9, An Education, The Hurt Locker, Inglourious Basterds, Precious, A Serious Man, Up, Up in the Air
Jeff Bridges (Crazy Heart), George Clooney (Up in the Air), Colin Firth (A Single Man), Morgan Freeman (Invictus), Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker)
Sandra Bullock (The Blindside), Helen Mirren (The Last Station), Carey Mulligan (An Education), Gabourey Sidibe (Precious), Meryl Streep (Julie & Julia)
Best Supporting Actor:
Matt Damon (Invictus), Woody Harrelson (The Messenger), Christopher Plummer (The Last Station), Stanley Tucci (The Lovely Bones), Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds)
Best Supporting Actress:
Penelope Cruz (Nine), Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air), Maggie Gyllenhaal (Crazy Heart), Anna Kendrick (Up in the Air), Mo’Nique (Precious)
James Cameron (Avatar), Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker), Quentin Tarantino (Inglourious Basterds), Lee Daniels (Precious), Jason Reitman (Up in the Air)