I'm 11 days ahead of the actual ceremony but here are my Oscar winner picks at this year's Academy Awards for 7 awards. An asterisk (*) indicates I have not yet seen the movie.
Foreign Language Film:
"The White Ribbon" *
Mo'Nique in "Precious: Based on the novel 'Push' by Sapphire" *
Christoph Waltz in "Inglorious Basterds" *
Actress in a Leading Role:
Meryl Streep in "Julie and Julia"
Actor in a Leading Role:
Jeff Bridges in "Crazy Heart"
Kathryn Bigelow for "The Hurt Locker"
The Hurt Locker
I know this goes against the huge push for "Avator" and James Cameron and I have not seen the movie. But I was so impressed by the Hurt Locker and by the fact that this high testosterone movie was directed so well by a woman that I can't overlook it. And things I've read about Avatar and its big-ego director make me believe the Academy may turn on it.
March 7th . . we'll all see.