THIS WEEK’S PROJECTIONS

17 Nov

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BEST PICTURE
Projected Nominees
[1] “Invictus” (Warner Brothers, 12/11, trailer)
[2] Avatar” (20th Century Fox, 12/18, trailer)
[3] Up in the Air” (Paramount, 12/4, trailer)
[4] Nine” (The Weinstein Company, 12/18, trailer)
[5] Precious” (Lions Gate, 11/6, trailer)
[6] The Hurt Locker” (Summit, 6/26, trailer)
[7] An Education” (Sony Pictures Classics, 10/9, trailer)
[8] The Lovely Bones” (Paramount, 12/11, trailer)
[9] A Serious Man” (Focus Features, 10/2, trailer)
[10] Julie & Julia” (Columbia, 8/7, trailer)
Major Threats
[11] Bright Star” (Apparation, 9/18, trailer)
[12] “Inglourious Basterds” (The Weinstein Company, 8/21, trailer)
[13] Crazy Heart” (Fox Searchlight, 12/16, trailer)
[14] A Single Man” (The Weinstein Company, 12/11, trailer)
[15] Up” (Disney, 5/29, trailer)
[16] “Star Trek” (Paramount, 5/8, trailer)
[17] The Last Station” (Sony Pictures Classics, 12/23)
On the Outside
[18] “Sherlock Holmes (Warner Brothers, 12/25, trailer) NEW
[19] 500 Days of Summer” (Fox Searchlight, 7/17, trailer)
[20] “This Is It” (Sony, 10/28, trailer)
[21] The Road” (The Weinstein Company, 11/25, trailer)
[22] The Young Victoria” (SPE Worldwide Acquisitions, 12/18, trailer)
[23] “Where the Wild Things Are” (Warner Brothers, 10/16, trailer)
[24] Capitalism: A Love Story” (Overture, 9/23, trailer)
[25] Amelia” (Fox Searchlight, 10/23, trailer)
[26] The Hangover” (Warner Brothers, 6/5, trailer)

BEST DIRECTOR
Projected Nominees
[1] Clint Eastwood (Invictus”)
[2] James Cameron (Avatar”)
[3] Jason Reitman (Up in the Air”)
[4] Rob Marshall (Nine”)
[5] Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker”)
Major Threats
[6] Lee Daniels (Precious”)
[7] Lone Scherfig (An Education”)
[8] Peter Jackson (The Lovely Bones”)
[9] Ethan Coen, Joel Coen (“A Serious Man”)
On the Outside
[10] Nora Ephron (Julie & Julia”)
[11] Jane Campion (Bright Star”)
[12] Quentin Tarantino (Inglourious Basterds”)
[13] Scott Cooper (“Crazy Heart”)
[14] Tom Ford (“A Single Man”)
[15] Pete Docter, Bob Peterson (Up”)
[16] J.J. Abrams (“Star Trek”)

BEST ACTOR
Projected Nominees
[1] Jeff Bridges (“Crazy Heart”)
[2] Morgan Freeman (Invictus”)
[3] George Clooney (Up in the Air”)
[4] Colin Firth (“A Single Man”)
[5] Daniel Day-Lewis (Nine”)
Major Threats
[6] Michael Stuhlbarg (A Serious Man”)
[7] Jeremy Renner (“The Hurt Locker”)
[8] Ben Foster (The Messenger”)
[9] Viggo Mortensen (The Road”)
[10] Matt Damon (The Informant!”)
On the Outside
[11] Clive Owen (The Boys Are Back”)
[12] Ben Whishaw (“Bright Star”)
[13] Nicolas Cage (“Bad Lieutenant”) NEW
[14] Robert Downey, Jr. (“Sherlock Holmes”) NEW
[15] Michael Sheen (The Damned United”)
[16] James McAvoy (The Last Station”)
[17] Hal Holbrook (That Evening Sun”)

BEST ACTRESS
Projected Nominees
[1] Carey Mulligan (An Education”)
[2] Meryl Streep (Julie & Julia”)
[3] Gabby Sidibe (Precious”)
[4] Helen Mirren (“The Last Station”)
[5] Marion Cotillard (“Nine”)
Major Threats
[6] Abbie Cornish (“Bright Star”)
[7] Saoirse Ronan (The Lovely Bones”)
[8] Michelle Monaghan (Trucker”)
[9] Maggie Gyllenhaal (Crazy Heart”)
[10] Emily Blunt (“The Young Victoria”)
[11] Audrey Tautou (Coco Before Chanel”)
On the Outside
[12] Zooey Deschanel (500 Days of Summer”)
[13] Penelope Cruz (Broken Embraces”)
[14] Hilary Swank (Amelia”)
[15] Robin Wright Penn (“The Private Lives of Pippa Lee) NEW
[16] Sandra Bullock (“The Blind Side) NEW
[17] Michelle Pfeiffer (Cheri”)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Projected Nominees
[1] Matt Damon (Invictus”)
[2] Christopher Plummer (The Last Station”)
[3] Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds”)
[4] Stanley Tucci (The Lovely Bones” or Julie & Julia”)
[5] Alfred Molina (An Education”)
Major Threats
[6] Woody Harrelson (“The Messenger”)
[7] Peter Sarsgaard (An Education”)
[8] Paul Schneider (Bright Star”)
[9] Anthony Mackie (The Hurt Locker”)
On the Outside
[10] Christian McKay (Me and Orson Welles”)
[11] Jude Law (“Sherlock Holmes”) NEW
[12] George Clooney (“The Men Who Stare at Goats”)
[13] Robert Duvall (The Road”)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Projected Nominees
[1] Mo’Nique (Precious”)
[2] Penelope Cruz (Nine”)
[3] Anna Kendrick (“Up in the Air”)
[4] Judi Dench (“Nine”)
[5] Julianne Moore (A Single Man”)
Major Threats
[6] Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air”)
[7] Paula Patton (“Precious”)
[8] Mariah Carey (Precious”)
[9] Susan Sarandon (The Lovely Bones”)
[10] Sigourney Weaver (Avatar”)
On the Outside
[11] Samantha Morton (“The Messenger”)
[12] Natalie Portman (“Brothers)
[13] Betty White (The Proposal”)
[14] Rachel Weisz (The Lovely Bones”)
[15] Patricia Clarkson (Whatever Works”)

BEST DOCUMENTARY
Projected Nominees
[1] The Cove” (Roadside Attractions, 7/31, trailer)
[2] Capitalism: A Love Story” (Overture, 9/23, trailer)
[3] Anvil! The Story of Anvil” (Abramorama, 4/10, trailer)
[4] Tyson” (Sony Pictures Classics, 4/24, trailer)
[5] Food, Inc.” (Magnolia, 6/12, trailer)
Major Threats
[6] Valentino: The Last Emperor” (Vitagraph, 3/18, trailer)
[7] Every Little Step” (Sony Pictures Classics, 4/17, trailer)
[8] It Might Get Loud” (Sony Pictures Classics, 8/14, trailer)
On the Outside
[9] Racing Dreams” (TBA, TBA)
[10] American Swing” (Magnolia, 3/27)

Photo: Robert Downey, Jr. in “Sherlock Holmes.” Courtesy: Warner Brothers.

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