1. Best Director: Inglourious Basterds
* IT has a fantastic ensemble cast, everyone is so good, and the audiences responded so well, even WW II veterans who I'm sure were sick if the whole "Holy Hero" image that has been pigeonholed on them, I'm sure some of them really wanted to fuck up some Nazis to show them who's boss! I purposely sat next to a WWII veteran who was wearing his hat thing on my fourth view, and the guy laughed when The Bear Jew smashed the Nazi's head in! This is a film for the people, and there's always a price to heroism. No one comes clean in the end, because this nation was built on blood that shed in the battle fields, and we don't always play nice.
- Avatar doesn't hold up without the 3D gimmick, it got some Golden Globes but it sure as hell won't get any Oscars.
2. Best Original Screenplay: Inglourious Basterds
*Since 2004 I ain't ever been wrong about the winners, and it's just a greatly written epic, hey and it has a new form as well, in terms of how films are structured, this form of structure is hard to master.
3. Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz [a most emphatic: duh]
4. Best Cinematography -
The various thematic styles of every chapter are well done because they all fit into the whole very well, it doesn't draw attention to itself and after you see the film you think the cinematography was done by a Greg Toland, it is just magnificent.
It's gonna be Quentin's night