And the Nominees should be…

This is MY personal Oscar nominations. Hate them or love them, but let me know what you think! The asterisk represents what I think should be the overall winner.

Best Picture:

  • Antichrist
  • Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans
  • Inglorious Basterds
  • A Serious Man
  • A Single Man *

    If you’re pressing me for ten:

    • Watchmen
    • The Road
    • The Hurt Locker
    • Avatar
    • Nine

Best Director

  • Kathryn Bigelow for “The Hurt Locker” (even though I think it’s overrated, it’s still a very good movie and does deserve a nomination of this kind)
  • Joel & Ethan Coen for “A Serious Man”
  • Tom Ford for “A Single Man” *
  • Quentin Tarantino for “Inglorious Basterds”
  • Lars von Trier for “Antichrist”

Best Actor:

  • Jeff Bridges for “Crazy Heart”
  • Nicholas Cage for “Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans”
  • Willem Dafoe for “Antichrist”
  • Daniel Day-Lewis for “Nine”
  • Colin Firth for “A Single Man” *

Best Actress:

  • Charlotte Gainsbourg for “Antichrist” *
  • Melanie Laurent for “Inglorious Basterds”
  • Eva Mendez for “Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans”
  • Carey Mulligan for “An Education”
  • Meryl Streep for “Julie & Julia”

Best Supporting Actor:

  • Mathew Goode for “A Single Man”
  • Collin Farrell for “Crazy Heart”
  • Brad Pitt for “Inglorious Basterds”
  • Stanley Tucci for “Julie & Julia”
  • Christoph Waltz for “Inglorious Basterds” *

Best Supporting Actress:

  • Marion Collitard for “Nine”
  • Judi Dench for “Nine”
  • Anna Kendrick for “Up in the Air”
  • Julianne Moore for “A Single Man” *
  • Mo’Nique for “Precious…blah blah blah”

Best Original Screenplay:

  • Joel & Ethan Coen for “A Serious Man” *
  • David Levien and Brian Koppelman for “The Girlfriend Experience”
  • Quentin Tarantino for “Inglorious Basterds”
  • Lars for Trier for “Antichrist”
  • Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber for “(500) Days of Summer”

Best Adapted Screenplay:

  • Tom Ford for “A Single Man” *
  • Michael Tolkin and Anthony Minghella for “Nine”
  • Joe Penhal for “The Road”
  • Jason Reitman for “Up in the Air”
  • David Hayter and Alex Tse for “Watchmen”*

Best Achievement in Cinematography:

  • “Antichrist” *
  • “Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans”
  • “Inglorious Basterds”
  • “The Hurt Locker”
  • “The Road”

Best Achievement in Editing:

  • “Antichrist”
  • “Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans”
  • “Inglorious Basterds”
  • “Nine” *
  • “A Single Man”

Best Achievement in Costume Design:

  • “Nine”
  • “The Road”
  • “Watchmen” *
  • “A Single Man”

Best Original Score:

  • “Antichrist”
  • “A Single Man” *
  • “The Road”
  • “The Hurt Locker”
  • “Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans”

NEW CATEGORIES THAT ARE NEEDED – Best Acting Ensemble:

  • “Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans”
  • “Inglorious Basterds” *
  • “A Serious Man”
  • “A Single Man”
  • “Watchmen”

Lifetime Achievement Award:

  • Roger Corman

Special Selection Award of Excellence:

  • Lars von Tier for “Antichrist”

That’s it for now. This is just what I think they should be – if the Academy had any balls what-so-ever!



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Author: Frank Mengarelli

Everybody relax, Frank's here. After going to film school at Columbia College Chicago, Frank decided to underachieve with his vast knowledge of film into a career in civil service. Frank had a brief stint as a film blogger, and then he met the heterosexual love of his life, Nick Clement. The two instantly bonded over their love from everything to Terence Malick to THE EXPENDABLES films. Some of Frank's favorite filmmakers are Terence Malick, Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, Sylvester Stallone, Oliver Stone and Spike Lee. Some of his favorite films are THE TREE OF LIFE, STAR WARS (all of them), BAD LIEUTENANT, THE THING and ALL THAT JAZZ. Frank spends his free time with his dog Roger, collecting any Star Wars collectible he can find and trying to finish his pretentious, first person narrative novel(la), LARGE MEN IN SMALL CARS..

3 thoughts on “And the Nominees should be…”

  1. I still think Anna Kendrick sucked. Looks good otherwise, except you still haven’t seen “Brothers.”

    I can’t wait til my store gets “Port of Call” so I can watch crazy Nic do work.

  2. You know what Kevin, you suck! I still can’t believe that The Road did not get an actual cinematography nomination! At least it got your nomination, Frank.

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