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Oscar Predictions 2010

Can you smell it?  It’s that time of year.  The glamour, the stars, the overanalyzed red carpet previews, the politics, the overly long telecast.  Yes, it’s Oscar season.   I’ve decided to highlight a selection of this year’s major awards and tell you who I think should win and then who will win.  (Yes, there is a major difference between the two.)

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#7 of 2009: Crazy Heart

"I want to talk about how bad you make this room look."

"I want to talk about how bad you make this room look."

Crazy Heart is a film about a man who has to reach rock bottom before he can restart his life and be the man he is meant to be.

Jeff Bridges stars as Bad Blake, a one time country superstar who is now forced to play in bowling alleys and dive bars not because of his talent, but because of his disgust for himself and his choices as well as his addiction to alcohol.  He has a son he never speaks to and his relationships with women doesn’t go any further than the standard one night stand.

While playing a gig in Albuquerque, Blake’s piano player asks him if he will do an interview with his niece, who happens to be a journalist.  Blake agrees and is instantaneously drawn to Jean (wonderfully played by Maggie Gyllenhaal).  She is smart, beautiful, and unabashedly attracted to the talent of Bad Blake.

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