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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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#4 of 2009: The Hurt Locker

War is a dangerous drug to be addicted to.

War is a dangerous drug to be addicted to.

Kathryn Bigelow’s film The Hurt Locker opens by using a quotation that reveals its thesis:  “The rush of battle is a potent and often lethal addiction, for war is a drug.”

While the plot of the film revolves around how the drug of war affects Sergeant First Class William James (impressively played by Jeremy Renner), I found my focus being brought to the other members of his bomb detonation team: Sergeant JT Sanborn (Anthony Mackie being used to his full potential) and Specialist Owen Eldridge (Brian Geraghty).

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