Here at The Wife Hates Sports – we wouldn’t call ourselves movie-predicting masters.  But we sure as heck enjoy watching the Academy Awards and making Oscar predictions.

Yeah, this isn’t just a sports site.  In this case, the Oscars are a tradition that we watch every year.

Bragging rights are on the line.  Certainly, there is the potential  for household chores hanging in the balance. 

When The Wife Hates Sports came along, we decided to predict and record a series of major award winners during the Oscars.  With that in mind, here are our predictions for the key categories of the 82nd Annual Academy Awards:

82nd Annual Academy Awards: Oscar Predictions

Best Supporting Actress

The Nominees Are: Penelope Cruz (Nine), Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air), Maggie Gyllenhaal (Crazy Heart), Anna Kendrick (Up in the Air) and Mo’Nique (Precious)

KP’s Prediction: Mo’Nique (Precious)

The Wife’s Prediction: Mo’Nique (Precious)

This will be the runaway winner here.

Best Supporting Actor

The Nominees Are: Matt Damon (Invictus), Woody Harrelson (The Messenger), Christopher Plummer (The Last Station), Stanley Tucci (The Lovely Bones) and Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds)

KP’s Prediction: Matt Damon (Invictus)

The Wife’s Prediction: Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds)

This was a tricky one and I’m a bit concerned that the wife may top me here.

Best Animated Feature

The Nominees Are: Coraline, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Up, The Princess and the Frog and The Secret of Kells

KP’s Prediction: Up

The Wife’s Prediction: Up

Always vote for the Pixar movies, guys.  That’s a simple rule.

Best Director

The Nominees Are: James Cameron (Avatar), Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker), Quentin Tarantino (Inglourious Basterds), Lee Daniels (Precious), Jason Reitman (Up in the Air)

KP’s Prediction: James Cameron (Avatar)

The Wife’s Prediction: James Cameron (Avatar)

Cameron should get us an Avatar sequel oh, in another twenty years or so…

Best Actress

The Nominees Are: Sandra Bullock (The Blind Side), Helen Mirren (The Last Station), Carey Mulligan (An Education), Gabourey Sidibe (Precious), Meryl Streep (Julie & Julia)

KP’s Prediction: Sandra Bullock (The Blind Side)

The Wife’s Prediction: Meryl Streep (Julie & Julia)

How many nominations will Meryl Streep end with once her career is over?

Best Actor

The Nominees Are: Jeff Bridges (Crazy Heart), George Clooney (Up in the Air), Colin Firth (A Single Man), Morgan Freeman (Invictus), Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker)

KP’s Prediction: Jeff Bridges (Crazy Heart)

The Wife’s Prediction: Jeff Bridges (Crazy Heart)

You’d be crazy not to vote for Crazy Heart here.

Best Picture

The Nominees Are: Avatar, The Blind Side, District 9, An Education, The Hurt Locker, Up, Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire, A Serious Man, Inglourious Basterds, Up in the Air

KP’s Prediction: The Hurt Locker

The Wife’s Prediction: Avatar


Now that you’ve seen our predictions… what are yours?  What was your favorite movie of the year?  How about your least favorite flick?  Do you participate in pools for the Oscars?  Are you like the WIFE, analyzing and critiquing all the wardrobe?  Let’s talk movies – comment below!

Enjoy the Oscars and as always… thanks for reading The Wife Hates Sports!