WEIRDLAND: 2010 Oscar Candidates?

Monday, February 23, 2009

2010 Oscar Candidates?

"The Oscars are still fresh in our memories, but no matter how you cut it they are over and it it is time to move forward as we have a whole new year of films to embark on.

Of course, we are heading into the summer months very soon and they aren’t exactly prime for Oscar pickin’s so we will have to wait a while for a few of these to come out, but I have put together a list of ten films I am going to be keeping my eye on for Oscar’s big prize in 2010. Have any you care to add to the list?

Biutiful (Alejandro González Iñárritu with Javier Bardem)
The Lovely Bones (I heard a small bit of good buzz on Peter Jackson’s next recently)
Broken Embraces (Penelope Cruz won last night and now she’s back with Pedro Almodvar)
Nine (Rob Marshall’s new musical with a fleet of talent along for the ride)
Adam (Max Mayer’s dramedy is already stirring some buzz)
The Ghost (Roman Polanski won’t enter the U.S. but his films will)
A Serious Man (The Coen brothers directing a bunch of unknowns. Perfect!)
Up In the Air (Jason Reitman has George Clooney along for his next)
Whatever Works (Woody Allen and Larry David together just sounds sooooooo right)
The Tree of Life (Terrence Malick with Sean Penn and Brad Pitt)
It’s not a scientific list by any means, just a little bit of fun speculation and below are ten more films that could potentially make some waves.

Julie & Julia (Meryl Streep is in it, can’t ignore it)
Agora (Alejandro Amenabar with Rachel Weisz)
Brothers (Jim Sheridan directs Natalie Portman and Jake Gyllenhaal)

I worry Terry Gilliam’s The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus will have the sentiment but still be a bit too “out there” for the Academy". Source:

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