Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Anne Announcing Oscars

Anne Hathaway has been tapped to announced the nominations for this year's Academy Awards on the morning of Tuesday, February 2nd. One year after being named a nominee and starring in Bride Wars. What names will she be reading out I wonder? Since they've gotten a female to do the co-presenting honours, Anne will be announcing Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor. The former seems locked solid (Bridges, Clooney, Firth, Freeman, Renner) although the latter could throw up a surprise or two. Will Hathaway announce "Stanley Tucci" before pausing for a couple of seconds and following it with "in Julie & Julia"? Will she be able to lay claim to being the first person to ever read Christopher Plummer's name out as an Oscar nominee? We shall see next week (NEXT WEEK!)

I also wonder if Anne gets the honour of announcing all ten of the Best Picture nominees or if she and Academy President Tom Sherak will split the duties. And no matter how they do it, what surprises will we see sprout out of this new-fangled system? I am both excited and bored to tears by the whole process, aren't you?


"Ugh, Invictus? REALLY?"

You tell 'em, Anne!

28 comments:

Howler said...

Her last year's enthusiasm at BFCA doesn't necessarily prove that she has a good taste, so "Invictus" comment doesn't fit. I still can remember her calling Dev Patel's performance "the best".

A N D R E W said...

BAHAHAHAHAHAH. Love the caption.

I'm thinking some surprises definietly in Pic, Actress, Song and One Supporting Catagorey. If Marion gets snubbed...well...youll never hear the end of it

Liz said...

Does anyone know if there's a place to watch the nominations announcement online? This will be the first year I don't have access to a TV on the big morning?

Lara said...

If Marion is still being campaigned as lead, then she has no chance getting in.
I'd love hearing "Stanley Tucci in Julie & Julia".

Ross said...

Best Actor
Jeff Bridges
George Clooney
Colin Firth
Morgan Freeman
Jeremy Renner

Best Actress
Melanie Laurent
Helen Mirren
Carey Mulligan
Gabourey Sidibe
Meryl Streep

Best Supporting Actor
Woody Harrelson
Anthony Mackie
Christopher Plummer
Stanley Tucci - Julie & Julia
Christoph Waltz

Best Supporting Actress
Vera Farmiga
Anna Kendrick
Mo'nique
Julianne Moore
Samantha Morton

Best Directing
Avatar
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
Up in the Air
The White Ribbon

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

Best Adapted Screenplay
Bright Star]
An Education
Fantastic Mr. Fox
Precious
Up in the Air

Best Foreign Language Film
The Milk of Sorrow
A Prophet
The Secret of her Eyes
The White Ribbon
The World Is Big ...

Best Animated Feature Film
Coraline
Fantastic Mr. Fox
Ponyo
The Princess and the Frog
Up

Best Motion Picture of the Year
Avatar
(500) Days of Summer
An Education
Fantastic Mr. Fox
The Hurt Locker
Inglorious Basterds
Precious
Up
Up in the Air
The White Ribbon

Yes, I predict two animated films among the top 10 nominees.

John D. said...

"Will she be able to lay claim to being the first person to ever read Christopher Plummer's name out as an Oscar nominee?"

I'm keeping my fingers crossed for Plummer.

By the way, I guess I'm the only one here who loved Invictus.

Anonymous said...

I hope Bullock gets snubbed. She was awful in the BS.

Sebastian said...

Yay Anne! Glad they picked her to do this. Now nominations day feels all real and close to happening!

Wayne said...

I'm hoping that Anne Hathaway will be calling out Christopher Plummer's name but the lack of critical fire for "The Last Station" makes me doubt.

Terence said...

@Liz

Nominations information will be distributed simultaneously to news media in attendance and via the Internet on the official Academy Awards Web site, www.oscar.com.

Michael said...

"Will she be able to lay claim to being the first person to ever read Christopher Plummer's name out as an Oscar nominee?"

That would be an honor, but an honor that will be somewhat bittersweet when she will also be the first person to read Sandra Bullocks name out as an Oscar nominee...

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't be surprised at all if Tucci gets in for Julie and Julia. If you ask me, its a simple matter of alphabetizing. In the past, people expected Leonardo DiCaprio for The Departed and Kate Winslet for Revolutionary Road...only to find out they were right about the actors, wrong about the movies. Blood Diamand and The Reader (assuming the traditional trend to overlook "The") come before The Departed and Revolutionary Road...if names/movies are listed alphabetically, then people see the name they want to vote for, mark it, and move on (without double checking if it's the right movie). Alas, Stanley Tucci for Julie and Julia (instead of The Lovely Bones). Just some conjecture on my part.

-Catbaskets

The Melancholy of DZ said...

Here are my final predictions for the Oscar nominations

BEST MOTION PICTURE

THE HURT LOCKER
AVATAR
INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS
PRECIOUS
UP IN THE AIR
AN EDUCATION
500 DAYS OF SUMMER
A SERIOUS MAN
UP
DISTRICT 9

BEST DIRECTOR

KATHRYN BIGELOW
JAMES CAMERON
JASON REITMAN
QUENTIN TARENTINO
LEE DANIELS

BEST ACTOR

JEFF BRIDGES
COLIN FIRTH
GEORGE CLOONEY
JEREMY RENNER
MORGAN FREEMAN

BEST ACTRESS

MERYL STREEP
CAREY MULLIGAN
SANDRA BULLOCK
GABOUREY SIDIBE
HELEN MIRREN

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

CHRISTOPH WALTZ
WOODY HARRELSON
CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER
STANLEY TUCCI
ALFRED MOLINA
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

MONIQUE
ANNA KENDRICK
VERA FARMIGA
MELANIE LAURENT
MARION COTTILARD

Andrew R. said...

Can you update YOUR Oscar picks? Please?

My final picks until nominations:
BEST PICTURE/DIRECTOR:
1-2. Hurt Locker or Avatar (note: Bigelow has a better chance in Director, but they're dead even in Pic)
3. Precious
4. Up in the Air (losing steam, plus it's funny and too current)
5. Inglourious Basterds
6. An Education
7. Invictus
8. Up
9. A Serious Man
10. I have no idea.
Alternates: Lots-see Slot 10.

BEST ACTOR:
1. Jeff Bridges (Crazy Heart)
2. George Clooney (Up in the Air)
3. Morgan Freeman (Invictus)
4. Colin Firth (Single Man)
5. Jeremy Renner (Hurt Locker)
Alternates: Viggo Mortensen in The Road

BEST ACTRESS:
1. Meryl Streep in Julie and Julia
2-3. Carey Mulligan in An Education and Sandra Bullock (ugh) in Blind Side
4. Gabourey Sibide in Precious
5. Helen Mirren in Last Station
Alternates: Emily Blunt in Young Victoria, Marion Cotillard in Nine

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR:
1. Christoph Waltz in Basterds
2. Woody Harrelson in Messenger
3. Stanley Tucci for Lovely Bones (no Julie/Julia, sorry)
4. Matt Damon in Invictus
5. Plummer in Last Station
Alternates: Alfred Molina in An Education, Anthony Mackie in Hurt Locker, Christian McKay in Me and Orson Welles

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS:
1. Mo'nique in Precious
2. Anna Kendrick in Up in the Air
3. Vera Farmiga in Up in the Air
4. Melanie Laurent in Basterds (ACADEMY, DON'T PUT HER IN THE LEAD CATEGORY!)
5. Julianne Moore in Single Man
Alternates: Cotillard if her campaign doesn't work out even though I think it will, Cruz in Nine, Diane Kruger in Basterds, Weaver in Avatar

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY:
1. Precious
2. Up in the Air
3. An Education
4. Invictus
5. Fantastic Mr. Fox
Alternate: Bright Star

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY:
1. Hurt Locker
2. Avatar
3. Inglourious Basterds
4. Serious Man
5. (500) Days of Summer

ANIMATED FILM:
1. Up
2. Fantastic Mr. Fox.
3. Coraline
4. Princess and Frog
5. Either Ponyo or Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs-Ponyo's better, but it is getting snub after snub.

DOCUMENTARY:
1. The Cove
2-5. Who cares, they're going to lose now that Capitalism: A Love Story is ineligible.

FOREIGN:
1. White Ribbon (Germany)
2. A Prophet (France)
3. Samson and Delilah (Australia)
4. Secret of her eyes (Argentina)
5. Not sure here since About Elly is gone, I'll take a BIG risk and say Peru's Milk of Sorrow

This is who WILL, not SHOULD, win. Though it's pretty similar in Director, Actor, S. Actor, S. Actress, both Screenplays, to an extent Animated (tie between Up/Fox/Coral/Ponyo), Documentary, and Foreign.

Hmmm...I'll agree with 9/11 of the major award winners unless there's a shocker. 81%. Not bad!

Lola said...

How great would it be if the Actress lineup turned out like this :

Cornish - Bright Star
Mirren - The Last Station
Mulligan - An Education
Sidibe - Precious
Swinton - Julia

Now THAT would make my day.

Runs Like A Gay said...

As long as she can regain composure and not go mental like Salma Hayek then I'm looking forward to seeing her on the big morning.

kent said...

i can still see NINE getting a best pic nod despite all the bad box office, critics reviews, precursors and guild shut outs. maybe there's still life to it.

Victor said...

Salma Hayek going mental for Penélope was one of the funniest things I've ever seen on the nominations announcement.
I wouldn't hold a grudge on Annie if she does a happy dance or something else after Meryl's name.

Anonymous said...

My predictions:

LEAD ACTOR:
1. Jeff Bridges, Crazy Heart
2. George Clooney, Up in the Air
3. Jeremy Renner, The Hurt Locker
4. Colin Firth, A Single Man
5. Morgan Freeman, Invictus (Yikes)
Alt: Viggo Mortensen, The Road
Wild Card: A comedic Actor - Michael Stuhlbarg, Matt Damon (For the right performance) or Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Lead Actress:
1. Meryl Streep, Julie & Julia
2. Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side
2. Carey Mulligan, An Education
4. Gabourey Sidibe, Precious
5. Emily Blunt, The Young Victoria - Maybe with Hathaway presenting the Oscar Nominations that's could mean "The Devil Wears Prada" reunion. double dancing!
Alt: Saoirse Ronan, The Lovely Bones
Wild Card: Abbie Cornish, Bright Star or Shohreh Aghdashloo, The Stoning of Soraya M.

Supporting Actor:
1. Christoph Waltz, Inglorious Basterds
2. Stanley Tucci, The Lovely Bones
3. Woody Harrelson, The Messenger
4. Matt Damon, Invictus
5. Alfred Molina, An Education
Alt: Christian McKay, Me and Orson Welles
Wild Card: Anthony Mackie, The Hurt Locker

Supporting Actress:
1. Mo'Nique, Precious
2. Anna Kendrick, Up in the Air
3. Vera Farmiga, Up in the Air
4. Diane Kruger, Inglorious Basterds
5. Marion Cotillard, Nine (I HOPE So!!)
Alt: Samantha Morton, The Messenger (If Aghdashloo and Morton make it that would be like 2003 in opposite categories)
Wild Card: Melanie Laurent, Inglorious Basterds

Rick said...

Ross...

I so agree with your Best Actress nominees, but I have to believe there will be the name Sandra Bullock in there messing up the whole awards dignity.

tony rock said...

Nathaniel:

You seriously need to update your predictions. Nine is OUT. I know you're a big Nicole Kidman fan but it's time to admit that its Best Picture chances are done, kaput. It'll get a few tech nominations and that's it. Maybe Cruz for supporting actress.

monkey101 said...

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OtherRobert said...

I have seen the light, and her name is Julia, and she is good. If more actors were willing to stretch like Tilda Swinton, cinema would be a more consistently enjoyable place. I know it's unrealistic to expect an out of nowhere surprise nomination for her in Leading Actress. Even surprises like Laura Linney in The Savages had something going for them with awards at some point in the season. I'm officially going to get my hopes up for Swinton (again, she deserved the supporting nod for TCCoBB) so I can rain fire and brimstone upon the Internet when she's snubbed.

I mean, I've backed some crazy horses in recent years. I've given my own award to scream queens, children, even women who've basically had to smile pretty and cry on cue. But this one, this makes sense. Tilda Swinton glams up to deglam, plays an alchie & compulsive liar, and goes through the full gammot of emotions in this performance. WTF? Where is the love? No really. I understand the pain now. I'm retroactively angry at the critics' snubbing.

I'm afraid of what's going to happen when I see Bright Star if this is how I react to a gritty, ambitious, but ultimately flawed film.

brandz said...

i so DO NOT want to hear Sandra Bullock's name announced next Tuesday morning. on the other hand, i would be so happy to hear the names of Julianne Moore and Anthony Mackie announced.

Glenn said...

Nathaniel didn't write this entry, I did. Nathaniel is in Sundance, but I'm sure he'll be doing final predictions before the announcement.

Meanwhile, Salma Heyak's reading of "Water" is one of my defining Oscar memories. HILARIOUS. She might as well have just said "NOT Volver."

gabrieloak said...

After seeing The Last Station, I could see Plummer being replaced by another actor, hopefully Christian McKay.
I found Plummer's performance good but not memorable.

Kirby said...

That caption is priceless!

The Melancholy of DZ said...

Okay some corrections I made.

BEST MOTION PICTURE

THE HURT LOCKER
AVATAR
INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS
PRECIOUS
UP IN THE AIR
AN EDUCATION
500 DAYS OF SUMMER
A SERIOUS MAN
UP
DISTRICT 9

BEST DIRECTOR

KATHRYN BIGELOW
JAMES CAMERON
JASON REITMAN
QUENTIN TARENTINO
LEE DANIELS

BEST ACTOR

JEFF BRIDGES
COLIN FIRTH
GEORGE CLOONEY
JEREMY RENNER
MORGAN FREEMAN

BEST ACTRESS

MERYL STREEP
CAREY MULLIGAN
SANDRA BULLOCK
GABOUREY SIDIBE
TILDA SWINTON ( For Julia)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

CHRISTOPH WALTZ
WOODY HARRELSON
CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER
STANLEY TUCCI
ALFRED MOLINA

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

MONIQUE
ANNA KENDRICK
VERA FARMIGA
MELANIE LAURENT
MARION COTTILARD(For Nine)

What do uall tink?