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82nd Academy Awards

Best Picture

Ty Burr, Boston Globe film critic
Ty Burr says ...
Predicting a winner from the new ten-film field is impossible: The math is completely different. On the other hand, the new "instant run-off" ranked voting system means the movie most Academy members pick as either their No. 1, 2, or 3 choice will take home the prize. A few weeks ago, "Avatar" might have had that spread but lately the guild awards and industry momentum have shifted to "Hurt Locker." If so, posterity just breathed a sigh of relief.
  • Will win
    The Hurt Locker

  • Should win
    The Hurt Locker

  • Shouldn't be here
    Avatar

  • Was robbed
    Bright Star

Wesley Morris, Boston Globe film critic
Wesley Morris says ...
Not only has the Academy fattened the category, it's changed the voting math. Now that ranked tabulating has come into play, an "Avatar" or "Hurt Locker" win isn't so clear-cut. If just enough voters love "Inglourious Basterds" (and many do), look out. Still, despite its experiential awesomeness, "Avatar" fatigue/envy/bewilderment has already set in, and "The Hurt Locker," with its suspenseful men-at-work angle on war, justly wins. Although my heart belong to “Precious.”
  • Will win
    The Hurt Locker

  • Should win
    Precious

  • Shouldn't be here
    An Education

  • Was robbed
    The White Ribbon

An Education

Starring
Carey Mulligan, Peter Sarsgaard, Alfred Molina, Cara Seymour, Olivia Williams, Dominic Cooper, Rosamund Pike, Emma Thompson
Director
Lone Scherfig

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