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Fellow Movie Lovers

So many of have asked for my Oscar predictions; always one to please, know I vote from the mind, not the heart. I do not award an Oscar because the actor has been nominated a myriad of times and never acknowledged, or that their days on the planet are numbered.

With a clean slate every year, my selection is made solely on the superiority of their performance in their designated categories; regardless if it their first or fortieth nomination.

But I plead with you NOT to put wagers on my selections. Over the years I have entered so many of these competitions and have never won. So here goes:

Best Picture Nominations:


“The Blind Side”

“District 9”

“An Education”

“The Hurt Locker”

“Inglorious Basterds”

“Precious:Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire”

“A Serious Man”


“Up in the Air”

Peneflix Pick


2nd choice Inglorious Basterds

Three most over rated movies of the year: Avatar, A Serious Man, Up in the Air

Best Actress:

Sandra Bullock, “ The Blind Side”

Helen Mirren. “ The Last Station”

Carey Mulligan, “An Education”

Gabourey Sidibe, “ Precious”

Meryl Streep “Julie & Julia”

Peneflix Pick


2nd choice, Meryl Streep

Best Actor

Jeff Bridges, “Crazy Heart”

George Clooney, “Up in the Air”

Colin Firth, “ A Single Man”

Morgan Freeman, “Invictus”

Jeremy Renner, “The Hurt Locker”

Peneflix Pick


2nd choice Colin Firth

Best Supporting Actress

Penelope Cruz, “Nine”

Vera Farmiga, “Up in the Air”

Maggie Gyllenhaal, “Crazy Heart”

Anna Kendrick, “Up in the Air”

Mo’Nique, “Precious….”

Peneflix Pick

Another hands down, MO’NIQUE

2nd choice Maggie Gyllenhall

Best Supporting Actor

Matt Damon, “Invictus”

Woody Harrelson, “The Messenger”

Christopher Plummer, “The Last Station”

Stanley Tucci, “The Lovely Bones”

Christoph Waltz, “Inglorious Basterds”

Peneflix Pick


2nd choice Christopher Plummer

Best Director

“Avatar”, James Cameron

“The Hurt Locker”, Kathryn Bigelow

“Inglorious Basterds, Quentin Tarantino

“Precious…,” Lee Daniels

“Up in the Air”, Jason Reitman

Peneflix Pick


2nd choice Quentin Tarantino

I am not qualified to select the winners of the best animated film or the best foreign film because I have not seen them all. But because I have sole rights to this Blog I will venture a somewhat educated guess:

“FANTISTIC MR FOX” ……just loved it……better animation I have yet to see!

“THE WHITE RIBBON” a German film, its power, unforgettable!

To enter the contest, please submit your choices to me by March 5th; either by responding to the email address or commenting on my Blog. Your choices MUST match the Academy’s winners!

Your prize, tickets for two for ten movies at the theatre chain or house of your CHOICE!

Good Guessing!

For Now……………Peneflix

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  1. I think I found you through my Aunt Hermine and I just love your reviews — I ALWAYS seem to agree with you over what is written in the papers. Thank you so much for every review. I don't feel qualified to vote for the Oscars this year (haven't seem enough movies), but wanted to let you know how much I appreciate your blog. If you have a moment, check out mine: xo

  2. Hi Penelope! It's Kate Geraghty, remember me? I love following your blog and enjoy reading your movie reviews. I agree Up in the Air was overrated, and I loved An Education. I'm submitting my Oscar predictions. Here are my choices for your contest. This is fun!

    1. Best Picture – The Hurt Locker
    2. Best Actress – Helen Mirren
    3. Best Actor – Jeff Bridges
    4. Best Supporting Actress – Mo'Nique
    5. Best Supporting Actor – Stanley Tucci
    6. Best Director – Kathryn Bigelow
    7. Animation – Fantastic Mr. Fox.

  3. Dear Penelope,

    Thank you for your intelligent, well-written reviews. I love them. Your blog has become my "must-read" movie guide. Here are my contest choices:

    Best Picture: Hurt Locker
    Best Actress: Helen Mirren
    Best Actor: Jeff Bridges
    Best Supporting Actress: Mo'Nique
    Best Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer
    Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow
    Best Animation: Fantastic Mr. Fox

    All the best, Barbara

  4. Here are my predictions:

    1.Best Picture- Avatar
    2.Best Actress-Sandra Bullock
    3.Best Actor-Jeff Bridges
    4.Best Supporting Actress- Mo'Nigue
    5.Best Supporting Actor-Christoph Waltz
    6.Best Director-James Cameron
    7.Best Animation-Up


    Amy Rufo

  5. Dear Peneflix,

    Hoping that my connection to the Founder of Peneflix will allow for my somewhat late entry. I couldn't not enter, given the massive fanfare over this contest.

    1. Best Picture – The Hurt Locker
    2. Best Actress – Helen Mirren
    3. Best Actor – Jeff Bridges
    4. Best Supporting Actress – Mo'Nique
    5. Best Supporting Actor – Christoph Waltz
    6. Best Director – Kathryn Bigelow
    7. Animation – Up

    Can't wait to use those movie tix. And, as always, thank you, Peneflix, for all of your eloquent reviews.

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