We’ve got the winners for the 2010 Oscar race! That is, if the four Oscar members who agreed to share with us their choices for the top six categories are a representative sample of the entire 7,000-member voting body.
While their choices were split in many categories, there were some shoo-ins, especially in the male acting categories. Like many have already predicted, our micro-sample says Jeff Bridges will take the statue for Best Actor and Christoph Waltz will be walking away with Best Supporting. “He blew my brain off,” our unnamed producer said of Waltz’s portrayal of Colonel Hans Landa in Inglourious Basterds.
The foursome also confirmed that the most contentious races lie in the Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actress categories. Surprisingly, while all the attention has turned to Sandra Bullock as the front runner for Best Actress, our group of voters chose Meryl Streep by a 3-1 margin. “As far as I was concerned it was Julia, not Julie & Julia,” says our director of Streep’s role as Julia Child. And while The Hurt Locker was admired by the group, Avatar walked away with Best Picture, also by a 3-1 margin. “It’s like Fantasia for adults,” says our anonymous actress.
For more details on our unofficial poll, please pick up a copy of Entertainment Weekly, on newsstands now.